Food Deprivation

Hungry. Low energy. Trouble sleeping. Irritable. Anxious. Hair falling out. Changes in mood. Always cold. These describe Julia when she was in the throes of her eating disorder. They also describe the symptoms experienced by kids with chronic hunger due to poverty. I find it curious that I have a daughter recovering from an eating disorder and a volunteer job coordinating a food assistance program for public school students with food insecurity. I didn’t think about this serendipitous connection in my life until it came to writing this post, and now that I am, I’m wondering if it was a subconscious, spiritual intervention or simply a coincidence. It gives me pause.

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Yogurt Parfait

This recipe is a beautiful and healthy creation to enjoy as a snack, dessert, or compliment to a main meal. All three components can be adjusted to your taste or to what ingredients you have available in the house.

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Sesame Peanut Noodles

Julia is not a fan of peanuts and still likes this dish with its subtle peanut flavor. It can be served warm or cold and is on the simpler side, so it’s a great recipe for when time is limited or it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen.

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a cinnamon sugar cookie that became popular in New England a long time ago. We love the name, the simplicity, and the soft yet crispy texture our recipe creates.

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Eating Disorder Recovery as a Vegetarian

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a vegetarian. Both of my parents are pescatarian, so I grew up eating very little meat. I cut meat out altogether when I was seven, mostly for ethical reasons, then fish at age twelve, and I’ve never gone back. Being a vegetarian is all I’ve ever known, so you can imagine my surprise when my lifestyle was met with skepticism and disapproval by the doctors who treated me for my eating disorder.

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

The perfect healthy side for veggie burgers, these oven fries are easy to make and taste delicious.

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Veggie Burgers

This recipe is a bit of an undertaking but well worth it so you can say that you made and enjoyed your own plant-based burger! It’s loaded with nutritious ingredients that are creatively combined to form a flavorful and firm patty.

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Strawberry Shortcake

This recipe is elegant, easy to make, and delicious. It’s one of Katherine’s favorite desserts, so we’ve made it special for her birthday tomorrow.

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