This is the kitchen where we talk about food, life, and recovery—a spiritual path to healing and peace.

You are invited to keep coming back to A Cup of Kindness to share your experience, strength and hope; fears, doubts and insecurities; and to pick up information, inspiration … and have a little fun!

My story
In January 2007, at the age of 51, I joined a 12-step program and began my recovery from food addiction, losing 75 pounds in the process. Read more…

In January 2011, at the age of 55, I began my recovery from a multi-trauma accident, 36 fractures, damaged lungs, and post traumatic stress. Read more…

I am deeply grateful for all the kindnesses, large and small, offered to me in recovery. Here I am... alive… still making progress … still not perfect … finding a new way forward in a growing community of women and men who share a lot in common around food and life.

I hope you'll join me in this kitchen and let me know what's cooking with you.

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Category Archives: Information


  Photo credit: www.fullcircle.com A couple of months ago, my friend Irina visited bearing gifts, including a bag of millet! She knows me well. What a good gift. If you don’t know about millet, it’s a nutritious seed that’s usually classified as a grain. It has all sorts of healing properties. It’s easily digested; and […]

Comfort Food

Thanks to LaDawna for the lovely food photos here. Snow is in the forecast here. One of my favorite comfort foods for a wintry day is Shepherd’s Pie. If you have potatoes, protein and veggies, you are good to go. Layer them up and bake in a casserole or serve the components separately, whatever works […]

Sips & Tips

Isn’t this photo great? It’s by Dana. See more about her here.   Thanks to those who have made requests and asked questions about how to read my blog, here are some sips of A Cup of Kindness. (I couldn’t resist “sips”, but I really mean tips!) The URL or address is www.acupofkindness.com. Under the […]

Chicken, beans, and greens… Oh yes!

Photos by LaDawna! Thank you, Sister. As my Virginia ancestors would say, “I ain’t got no dog in this hunt.” This is not an advertisement. There are no kickbacks involved. I just love my 6-quart Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker (CPC-600 Series). I use it almost daily. It’s fast and easy to clean. And the food […]