Roasted Vegetable Stew

“Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.” ― Leo Tolstoy My heart is not feeling autumn joy this weekend. The sky is gray and yesterday my husband Mike fired … More Roasted Vegetable Stew

Italian Vegetable Soup

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” ― Susan Sontag The first month of the new school year depleted my energy. Each evening I found … More Italian Vegetable Soup

Zucchini Noodle Soup

“Happiness must be grown in one’s own garden. ”  ― Mary Engelbreit The topic of last week’s Weight Watchers meeting was one after my own heart — “The Power of Produce”. My mom always tells me that she knew when I was growing up that I would become a vegetarian one day, because fruit and … More Zucchini Noodle Soup

Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale & Green Chilies ~ Plant-Based Comfort Food

“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.” -Joseph Wood Krutch Last night I peered out the window countless times in a transfixed state of both awe and horror. I was stunned by the beauty … More Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale & Green Chilies ~ Plant-Based Comfort Food

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Sweet Peppers & Carrots ~ Plant-Based

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do.”  –Kathleen Winsor This morning, as every day, I woke up with a list of things that I wanted to accomplish. At about noon, I felt my regular Sunday … More Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Sweet Peppers & Carrots ~ Plant-Based

Cabbage Soup ~ Wholesome, Plant-Based, and Weight Watchers Friendly

“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.”-Andy Goldsworthy It would be a lie if I said that I did not do a jubilant snow-day-dance in my kitchen this morning when I got the call that school was cancelled due to inclement weather. I tapped on the window and mouthed the words to Mike, … More Cabbage Soup ~ Wholesome, Plant-Based, and Weight Watchers Friendly