As Nourish Comes to an End (Part One)

Our year-long mother and daughter pandemic project is coming to an end. It was important that we created this collection of recipes and stories of how we found balance in eating amid an eating disorder. Balance, I have learned, is not something you find; it’s something you create. And that is exactly what we were ultimately able to do. I realize that our story is unique to our set of circumstances, yet at the same time, I strongly believe that all of us can improve our way of eating to better ourselves, and equally importantly, to better the world.

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Cheese Blintzes

Originating in Poland and similar to the French crepe, a blintz is a soft pancake wrapped like an envelope around a velvety cheese filling. For extra sweetness and flavor, we drizzle our blintzes with a vibrant strawberry sauce that you may recognize from our cheesecake recipe.

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Banana Cookies

Like banana bread in a cookie form, these fan-favorite treats are soft, fluffy, and an excellent use for overripe bananas. For extra sweetness or calories, add ½ a cup of chocolate chips to the batter.

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Fried Rice

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.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

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.

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Pesto Pasta

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.

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Cinnamon Rolls

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.

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Huevos Rancheros

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.

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