Tag: food

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November 1, 2017

To feast on Mom’s home cooking is its own blessing — but sometimes, traveling with it is a different story. On the particular frustration of traveling while brown and Muslim, and on food as a vehicle for love, not judgment.

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November 21, 2016

A Thanksgiving reflection on scarcity and abundance, and the sacred work of inviting our neighbors and strangers alike to the table.

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August 16, 2016

From the inspiration and discipline we learn from sport to opening up to the experience of strangers, a digest of interesting writings on the ways we evolve together: physically, spiritually, and creatively.

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August 9, 2016

With the metaphor of the humble onion as her guide, Naomi Shihab Nye pens a poem in praise of all the small forgotten miracles of everyday life.

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June 16, 2015

Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And, gardening, our author says, can be a precise mirror for the soul. A story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.

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March 24, 2015

Our children’s relationship with food builds off their relationship with themselves. A Seattle pediatrician “awakens” to another approach to caring for children and families struggling with obesity by diving into her own mindfulness and meditation.

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April 28, 2013

Religious traditions take many forms in the U.S. For a Nigerian immigrant’s daughter, it’s creamy frejon that’s the Easter week delicacy.

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April 7, 2013

Krista dishes on cooking with the BBC. We remember Roger Ebert’s smile. And thoughts on fear and grieving, the coming spring, and a culture of advocacy.

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April 3, 2013

“When we watch you, you make us proud to be Egyptian.” A working-class television chef has become a celebrity by building national pride with affordable regional recipes that applaud the new post-revolutionary Egyptian cultural identity.

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September 30, 2009

Monday was Yom Kippur and this year I decided to fast. Most of my life I’ve been a fair-weather faster….