Stumbling Upon a Good Thing: A Case for Recycling

A few weeks ago, Kendra Gerstein, the Religious School Director, and Marcos Higareda, our facilities engineer, approached me for guidance on what to do with the multitude of outdated computer and other electronic equipment stored in the Temple’s basement. In this age of seemingly planned obsolescence, these items were simply taking up vast amounts of space. Fortuitously, we stumbled across a business that made this purging a really positive experience.

Meatless Monday: Vegetable Soup

I love soup of all kinds, and it seemed like an obvious choice for dinner for us. The weather (while not as cold as it is today) was turning colder. What is better on a cold night than a warm bowl of soup? We picked up our favorite vegetables, two cans of crushed tomatoes, and one box vegetable broth and a soup was born. I doctored my bowl up by crumbling Ritz crackers over the top and adding parmesan cheese – but that it was certainly not a necessity.

Meatless Mondays: Quick and Easy Vegan Stir Fry

This past week has been a challenging one. It has been crazy and busy with no real rhyme or reason. I have been home with my family,and usually this means my mom making all our favorite foods, but this trip it meant my sisters and I eating out a lot. Multiple times a day a lot.

Meatless Monday: Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is my favorite season for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is because I love the food associated with fall. It’s warm and cozy and delicious. My family goes a little apple crazy. They always dedicate a weekend to apple picking and then baking apple pies and making homemade apple sauce. Don’t get me wrong, I love my aunt’s homemade apple pies and sauces, but I also love pumpkin. Pumpkin pies, cookies, muffins. Okay, I admit, I haven’t met a pumpkin recipe I don’t like.

The Return of Meatless Monday

It has been so long since I sat down to write a Meatless Monday post I can’t even remember the last time I posted one. This weekend, I had one of my most favorite salads from childhood. It is the easiest salad to make, and it is really delicious. With this being the first weekend in October it really felt like my last opportunity to really get amazing tomatoes and sweet corn from the Farmer’s Market.