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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Devises and Desires

  You know how some people have no filter for what comes out of their mouth? Left to their own devises, they say the most outrageous things. And sometimes they say mean things. I have no filter for what I put into my mouth. Left to my own devises (and let’s just say I have […]

Gratefully received

  This morning, Miranda the labradoodle woke me before dawn. I heard the rain and said, “Zafu.” That means, “Return to your meditation cushion and go back to sleep.” Five minutes later she came back and nose bumped my arm. I got up and we went for our walk. The rain stopped. It was misty. […]

Lunch for Leo’s mum and dad

Photo credit: simplyrecipes.com Years ago, some good friend (I can’t remember who) made me a dinner that included a black bean dish made with orange. I’d love to know its origin. Cuban? Brazilian? Can anyone tell us? Every-so-often I try to reproduce it. My latest experiment is on behalf of new baby Leo and his […]

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 […]