Tending to the Cycle of Life + Ugandan Matooke

By | 2016-03-14T12:01:27+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*Disclaimer: This post discusses the resurrection of Christ; which is a key part of the Christian faith around the world. Have you ever eaten something that you grew in your garden? I recently pulled out what I thought was a weed, but was actually a potato! How might this have gotten into my succulent garden? Well, my husband and I compost, and when our bin is filled, we bury the remaining scraps in the dirt, and it just so happened [...]

A Meal for Strangers That Become Family

By | 2014-03-27T01:44:38+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Categories: Food and Faith|Tags: , , |

  Gathering a group of people together that have different backgrounds, faces, socioeconomic classes, races, and beliefs for a meal is what I got to see happen this past Sunday night.  I was asked to help prepare a meal for the closing scene of an upcoming movie “Praying the Hours”. There were children present at this meal, running around, playing tag, and enjoying time together.  Picking some food off their plates, but mainly trying to dare one another to steal [...]

Feeding the Hungry

By | 2017-01-27T14:44:16+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Food and Faith|Tags: , |

(The quote is from Shauna Niequist's book Bread & Wine) This is the second week of Lent.  In the Liturgical Christian tradition there is a 40-day period before Easter as a remembrance of Jesus’ time in the desert.  Some people who observe this time use it as a method to lose weight, to restart their New Years’ Resolution, or just to reconnect with themselves but it is meant to be “a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in [...]

Saying Grace Over a Meal

By | 2017-08-16T12:58:42+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Food and Faith|Tags: , |

Most mornings, I get up rush out the door and take the kids that I drive to school, to school. I forget about eating and drinking coffee, because I tell myself there isn't time for that. I tell myself that when I get back from driving I will get to it. The reality is, I get back from driving and I am so tired that I fall back asleep. When I wake up again, I feel like my morning is [...]