Grain Grinder Bread

I grew up in Ithaca, New York, home of the famous Moosewood Restaurant. My parents love Moosewood. In fact, they even had their wedding “reception” there. My parents would drag me there on a semi-regular basis. As a child I failed to appreciate how exceptional the food at Moosewood really was. However, there was one

Cake Challenge: Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar-Free Cake

I love food.  My friends love food.  And I love my friends. One of my friends is having a birthday and to show her just how much I love her, I am baking a cake.  The thing is, amongst my circle of friends, there are a lot of dietary restrictions, preferences, and politically informed food

40 Days of Yoga: Day 34

Food journaling has taught me to be really aware when cravings arise. I ask all sorts of questions of myself – what is causing my craving? Is it emotional hunger? Is it physical hunger? How strong is the craving? Would yielding to the cravings actually satisfy it? And if not, what tools do I have

40 Days of Yoga: Day 33

I’ve mentioned a little about the difficulty I’ve experienced with the many emotions that have come up during this last week of deep mind, body, and soul searching. It’s not just the 40 Days of Yoga; it’s the way the 40 Days of Yoga is interplaying with the rest of my life. During Week Three,

40 Days of Yoga: Day 32

I’ve been playing around with food combining since I finished the 40 Days of Yoga cleanse. Some people find that food combining aids in excellent digestion and an overall feeling of lightness. It’s something I’ve played around with before, but the simplicity of the foods I was eating during the cleanse inspired me to return

Cooking with Color – Spring Vegetables

By Jessica “Jimmy” Wilson, N.C. As the vernal equinox approaches, so too does the much anticipated bounty of spring fruits and vegetables. After months of limited seasonal produce, spring brings with it the welcomed promise of abundant gardens, ripe with brilliant red and gold sugar beets, flaming yellow lemons, gorgeous red radishes, deep purple eggplant,

40 Days of Yoga: Day 30

I’ve already admitted that I fell a bit off the meditation wagon. I’m only human, and that’s fine by me. I’d like to share an interesting lesson I learned on the road back. As I mentioned last week, I was feeling a little under the weather. Over the weekend it got a bit worse, and

40 Days of Yoga: Day 29

After four weeks of regular yoga, meditation, journaling, and making friends with the divine inside me, I began to live in a space where I felt perfectly content and secure. Even though I couldn’t imagine how life could feel any better, I found myself wondering – what next? I’m so happy, and yet there must

40 Days of Yoga: Day 28

Confession: I haven’t been blogging every day. Those savvy readers out there who fancy themselves a little bit of a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy may have already figured this out by reading the publishing date and time on each post. In any event, I’ve been quite busy, and I got to a point where