Tortilla Soup

This simple Mexican soup consisting of garlic, onions, tomatoes, spices, and strips of crispy corn tortillas has been modified for our vegetarian diet with vegetable broth and black beans. Still just as delicious as the original, we top the completed dish with avocado, sour cream, and fresh cilantro for extra flavor and nutrition.

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Celebrations in Recovery

Tomorrow is my birthday, the big twenty-one (and no, I won’t be celebrating with a drink). In the past, birthdays and similar celebratory events were stress-inducing occasions for me. I’d spend the days and hours leading up to them worrying about what food would be offered, where that food would be from, how much I’d have to eat, if I’d be expected to indulge in dessert or if partaking in the main course would suffice—the list goes on. In fact, from age thirteen to eighteen, there was no such thing as a “happy” birthday for me.

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Angel Food Cake

This light and fluffy 1800’s American creation helped Julia reclaim her love of cake in recovery. Made with the simplest of ingredients and topped with whipped cream, it was her dessert of choice for many birthday celebrations.

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General Tso’s Tofu

Every Saturday evening, our family sits down together to savor this delicious Asian dish. Even the one meat-eater enjoys the crispy marinated tofu served over fluffy jasmine rice and drizzled with an addictive sesame sauce that there never seems to be enough of.

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