FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Recipes and pondering
January 30, 2021
Shepard's Pie, The ultimate Snowstorm meal, your way.

Its is a whole entire 18 degrees out. BRRR. I think you know where I'm going with this. I don't know about you but I'm making Shepard's Pie. The first time I tasted this I was in Salisbury, England. Also referred to as Cottage Pie, I was swept away, as I have been from day […]

December 29, 2020
Welcome 2021, Something Special for YOU.

While this year has been difficult, there are still plenty of things to be grateful for and to look forward to. What's been going on behind the scenes here at Its More Than Just Food, is a lot of study in to healing foods and experimenting (as I always do ) on healthier alternative food […]

November 28, 2020
Crones and Scones, How it Started

This literally started unexpectedly, as I was making a batch of gluten free scones. This year I turned 65, complete with Medicare bombarding my inbox and snail mail. Age is just a number, and although I believe this to be true, I realized something was different. We were in pretty much lockdown for months. I […]

November 26, 2020
Why It's More Than Just Food

Welcome! Here you see a bowl of soup. But its the spoon that invites us in for a further taste. Food, we need it to survive, but we also can use it to thrive. Our very first connection to another human is through food. Food is in every part of our lives from celebrating a […]

November 16, 2020
Why Online Dinner Companions May Be the Cure For Loneliness

You know I talk about what is Culinary Medicine all the time. But maybe the medicine isn't what we eat, but having someone to eat with.

September 20, 2020
Kasha Varnishkas ( Kasha with bowties) The Ancestral Jewish Kitchen

No holiday would be complete in my home without Kasha Varnishkas. It is an acquired taste for some because of its texture and nutty flavor. You could say this is truly Jewish soul food. It's my mothers favorite. My tribute to her is at the end of this blog. I would be remiss if I […]

July 4, 2020
The Importance of The Ancestral Kitchen. My Grandmothers Bowl

There is no time like now to explore the Culinary history of our ancestors. With rich Black history literally being unearthed from the depths of a deliberately silenced history book, I see a lot of my friends turn to the women in their families and community that led the way in the kitchen and beyond […]

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