Simple Homemade Sauerkraut

I didn’t grow up eating sauerkraut. My family is jewish. We like sweet things, not sour. Think kugels, matzo balls, bagels, latkes….a whole lotta gluten; not a lot of brine. I think I [...]


Change Doesn’t Happen When You’re Comfortable

I am really good at getting myself out of things I want to do. Yes, you read that right. When I want to do something, I’m really good at coming up with all of the reasons I shouldn’t do it. I’m [...]


Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Winter is not kidding around this year. Even in the deep south, where we live right now, the weather is solidly grey and below freezing most days. I’ve been craving soups. I can’t [...]


Pinto Beans and Rice with Kale

You might not know this about me, but I’ve always liked things that are more complicated or challenging. It’s not really one of my more charming characteristics and it’s [...]


Let’s Be Human Instead of Perfect

“You are the most worst mom ever.” My daughter screamed this at me tonight because I wouldn’t let her have more candy. It’s her new favorite insult. That and it’s variations, “you’re the most [...]


Cozy Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Curried Stew

Another week, another stew. Winter is here and a deep chill has settled over the entire country this week. It’s snowing in places it never or very infrequently snows. The weather is [...]