This authentic Polish dumpling was a staple of Julia’s weekly dinner repertoire for years. While there are numerous varieties and adaptations, we prefer the classic potato and cheese filling with a creamy vegetarian gravy drizzled over top.
Of all the holidays I celebrate, Thanksgiving is my least favorite. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; that I, an introverted vegetarian recovering from an eating disorder, do not enjoy a day where large groups of people gather to eat large amounts of rich and meaty food. But it almost always does.
This fluffy mashed potatoes alternative is an excellent dish to bring to food-centric celebrations like Thanksgiving or simply to enjoy at home alongside a main meal. Our favorite entrées to pair it with are vegetarian meatloaf and noodle casserole.
We enjoy this hearty and versatile stew on its own, over pasta, or alongside cornbread or another bready starch. The fillings of lentils, beans, and basic vegetables are loaded with protein and nutrients, while the plethora of spices makes for a flavorful, well-seasoned dish.
Something super exciting happened this week: I published my new book, Choosing Life! This is the third book I’ve published in the past three years and will complete the Changing Ways series that I’ve devoted my life to since I was seventeen. For those of you who don’t know my story, I started writing in eighth grade. It began as a half-assed attempt to please my then-therapist, who was constantly suggesting coping skills for me to try, but it quickly became something much more. I was deeply entrenched in my eating disorder at that time and struggled to talk openly about what I was going through. But when I wrote, it felt like a weight had been lifted of my chest. Writing became my voice during those dark and scary years when I was very sick. It basically saved me.
We’re serious when we say that autumn is our season to roll out all our favorite pumpkin recipes. These cookies are soft on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a delightfully subtle pumpkin flavor.