Fried rice is one of the world’s most popular rice dishes and a superb way to use up leftovers. We stick to the classic Chinese-American recipe of crispy rice mixed with chopped vegetables, scrambled eggs, and a variety of seasonings.
What’s not to love about zesty lemony custard topped with a fluffy meringue? It was an innovative female pastry chef and teacher in early 19th-century Philadelphia who first paired lemon custard and meringue and created this all-American dessert classic.
Recovery. It means something a little different to everyone. I’ve been on this long and winding journey to conquer my trifecta of mental illnesses for the past eight years, yet only recently have I begun to experience certain feelings and freedoms that I’d associate with being “in recovery.” Feelings like excitement about life and the future, joy from my hobbies and pastimes, and desire to live independently, meet new people, and put anorexia, depression, and anxiety behind me once and for all. Freedom from the disordered thoughts that consumed my mind for too long. Freedom from urges to restrict, count calories, and hurt myself. Freedom from the assumption that my worth is dependent upon a number on a scale. Freedom from self-loathing and body dysmorphia. Freedom to eat whenever and whatever I please and genuinely enjoy food too. Freedom to be my authentic self and feel proud of who that person is.
Pesto is a wonderful Italian sauce traditionally consisting of basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, salt, and hard cheese all blended together. Prepared with garden-fresh basil and tossed with angel hair pasta is our favorite way to enjoy it.
Cinnamon rolls, synonymous with cinnamon buns, are a classic American pastry that are fun to make and delicious to eat. A drizzle of homemade vanilla icing adds a touch of sweetness to the fluffy dough.
Every post I have written on Nourish about what it was like helping Julia survive anorexia has been both difficult and liberating. Some of these last ones before our one-year project ends are the hardest. Julia is in this place called recovery, which can be kind of nebulous since it’s not clear what defines recovery. All I know is that it was the goal when she was diagnosed in November of 2013. “This disease can be extinguished,” I remember her very first program therapist telling us, and I believed him. The statistics for achieving recovery from anorexia are grim—and the ones for staying in recovery aren’t great either. Despite this, we are here, and I couldn’t be happier for Julia. She gets a second lease on life; a chance to be the person she wants to be free of mental illness.
This flavorful and hearty meal originated in Mexico as breakfast for farmworkers. Not only is it fairly simple to make; its versatility lets you adjust the fillings, heat level, and type of tortilla to your preferred taste. The protein-rich eggs and beans pack the punch you need to kickstart your day.
One of our favorite ingredients to cook with, coconut can be added to so many foods to enhance the taste, texture, and nutrition, including these cookies! Their simplicity, deliciousness, and high demand means we make them on a regular basis.