sequined Buddha

Finding Zen in the Every Day

Here’s a little known fact about me: I’ve been ordained as a Buddhist nun. Shocking, I know, but its true! It was way back in 1995. I spent two weeks in Sri Lanka, on an expedition led by my friend, Bhante Wimala, a Sri Lankan native, who has been a Buddhist monk since the age […]

Bringing Back the Bugs: Part I

When the average person thinks of eating bugs, we picture a certain travel show host downing things that are squirming and squiggling. This also makes me squirm a quite bit. Living in Texas, I cannot imagine for one minute eating a cockroach! Thankfully I am here to talk about a completely different type of bug; […]

A New World for People with Food Sensitivities

The other night, I watched my wife come close to tears grappling with the simple task of what to make for dinner. Kate’s a vegetarian with IBS (and she’s also a registered dietitian), and she recently learned that in addition to being sensitive to most fermentable carbs (FODMAPs), she’s also likely allergic to tofu, eggs, […]