July 4th Thoughts from US Senator Cory Booker: “If America hasn’t broken your heart, you don’t love her enough.”

Wow! If that isn’t a true quote, not just about America, but about everyone and everything I’ve ever loved, I don’t know what is! If you are not familiar with Senator Booker, he is an African American and former mayor of Newark who is now a US Senator for New Jersey. Long-time readers know that … More July 4th Thoughts from US Senator Cory Booker: “If America hasn’t broken your heart, you don’t love her enough.”

Meatless Monday, 4th of July Edition: Red, White, and Blue Chilled Soups

OK, so maybe it’s more like orange, white, and purple… Still, this will be the healthy and delicious centerpiece of our July 4th celebrations, or at least the eating part of the holiday. This are three chilled soups, all made with just-picked fruits or vegatables from…you guessed it, the FARMERS MARKET! The first is a … More Meatless Monday, 4th of July Edition: Red, White, and Blue Chilled Soups

Meatless Monday, Juneteenth Edition…Or, Lessons from African American Cooking

If you read my Celebrating Summer post, you know this is one of a series of posts about recent celebrations. But I’m starting with this one because it was actually on a Meatless Monday. I’m not an African American, so Juneteenth has only recently become one of my regular holidays. So I don’t have a … More Meatless Monday, Juneteenth Edition…Or, Lessons from African American Cooking

Celebrating Summer

I know, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. I’ve just been working a lot and had a bunch of stuff to take care of at home and just other general life stuff. But the school year is coming to an end and so my workload is diminishing. Plus, I LOVE celebrations, and this week has … More Celebrating Summer

National Do Something Nice Day is Tuesday, October 5

Did you know that Tuesday, October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day? It is an unofficial holiday to encourage people to do some act of kindness for a friend, loved one, or stranger. I’m assuming most people drawn to a blog encouraging bliss would do nice things for other people on a regular basis. … More National Do Something Nice Day is Tuesday, October 5

Meatless Monday: Red, White, and (Would Be) Blue Edition

I posted previously about my Fourth of July dinner that was based on recipes brought to our country by our Asian-American citizens. But since July 5 was the federal holiday for this event, I decided to cook one last holiday meal inspired by our country’s largest immigrant population––Hispanic or Latinx communities. This is no surprise … More Meatless Monday: Red, White, and (Would Be) Blue Edition