Easy Vegan Pasta & Chickpeas

🇮🇹Italians call this meal Pasta e Ceci (Che-chee). This rustic dish has its origins in Arabia and Sicily but is a staple meal all throughout Italy. It is a weeknight favorite around here. Prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 chopped onion 1 chopped pepper 1/4 good olive oil 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 2 … Continue reading Easy Vegan Pasta & Chickpeas

The Pain Project

Pain lingers. It surfaces unexpectedly. It bubbles up to the surface and demands attention. "Damn it! Not again!" It often puts our life on pause; or so we feel. We feel stuck. We become enveloped in the wash of sadness and life feels heavy. "Will this ever leave me the hell alone?" There are so … Continue reading The Pain Project

A Message to Motivate

I want to share something beautiful with you. Today I went to a 90th birthday party. The home was filled with love and life and laughter and joy and amazing positive energy. The vibe of appreciation was pulsating throughout the entire day by young people and old people alike. It was a celebration of love … Continue reading A Message to Motivate

Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

Summertime brings ripe eggplant perfect for this traditional Italian dish. It's a bit of a process but worth the effort! Ingredients 4-5 small eggplants or 2 larger ones 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 4-5 cups Mozzarella cheese (grated) 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated) 4-5 cups tomato sauce 1/4 cooking cream Instructions … Continue reading Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

Hurricane Melancholy

This weekend, my baby boy will attend his high school prom. What?????  "Say that again slowly."  I say to myself with a deep sigh. I say it again and sit dumbfounded.  Thoughts begin to swirl like a hurricane picking up force in my brain. Another visit from hurricane Melancholy. The storm of sadness that comes to visit me now and again. Two things make this … Continue reading Hurricane Melancholy