Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup are the two dishes you can count on us to bring to a Thanksgiving feast. With homemade crust and whipped cream, this seasonal treat is simply the best!

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Surviving Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

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.

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Mashed Cauliflower

This recipe is similar to mashed potatoes, only fluffier, lighter, and perfect for non-potato fans like Julia. It’s an excellent dish to bring to food-centric celebrations like Thanksgiving as well.

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Cornbread

This New England-style cornbread is simple and light but tastes delicious. It pairs especially well with chili and soup or for a sweet snack, we enjoy spreading it with honey or pumpkin butter.

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Vegetarian Chili

This chili recipe is easy, versatile, loaded with nutrition, and so satisfying on a cold day. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste by adding in your preference of vegetables, beans, cheeses, and spices.

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Writing Saved My Life

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.

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Pumpkin Cookies

We’re serious when we say that fall is our season to roll out the pumpkin recipes. These cookies are soft and fluffy with a delightfully subtle pumpkin flavor.

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Noodle Casserole

There are so many great varieties of this classic oven-baked meal. Our very basic recipe can be enhanced by adding in your choice of protein, vegetables, and cheese.

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