Food With Soul

Everyone has an idea of foods that satisfy inner feelings. Some cultivate fulfillment; others promote happiness. Take coffee, for instance. I look forward to my morning cuppa joe. Coffee does make me happy. I begin every day with a cold double espresso, slightly sweetened and creamy followed by a flavorful espresso shot. Then I’m done. Don’t ask me to give up my Nespresso machine because that’s not going to happen. When my husband and I lived in a hotel for nine months while our new home was being built, the Nespresso machine was my daily companion. Sure, the hotel offered a complimentary breakfast, but come on……don’t ask me to give up my soulful morning espresso. Would you? This round of recipes might give you ways to substitute foods and ingredients that appeal to your soulful lifestyle and palate. It’s all about the possibilities, ideas, and balance. I encourage you to make substitutions in the recipes I offer without sacrificing taste. I do it all the time; you can, too.

Some of my posts have been favored by the “Food Network” on Twitter (Snapshotsincursive @DornaGail) as well as Ina Garten’s The Barefoot Contessa, on Instagram (gail _dorna). You can even find me on Pinterest at Gail Dorna. I’d love to connect with you there as well. I also met Chef Michelle Tribble of Hell’s Kitchen reality cooking show. Fun times. Experience different flavors and textures one bite at a time. Catch a glimpse of “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Food With Soul”. This remarkable journey of the palate is unique because it gives me a few moments with you. Thanks very much to all of my guests and followers on for the uplifting support, award nominations, and moving words of encouragement.

12 thoughts on “Food With Soul

  1. Many years ago, I took a Nazarite Vow for one year (usually such vows are for a week or a month).
    Not to be confused with Nazarene (a resident of the city of Nazareth), this site explains what the Nazarite vow is:
    While soda, tea and coffee are not mentioned in the vow of a Nazarite, it seemed conspicuous to me that ancient Hebrews did not have the confectionary drinks to which we have access, so I left off everything except orange juice and water.
    At the end of the year, I found my hankering for soda pop was completely gone and has never returned. I used to drink 10-20 sodas per week!
    But in the last few weeks of the vow, whenever I smelled coffee, I had to check my calendar and wonder “How much longer without coffee!!?” 😋
    HaPpY nEw YeAr 🥳, my culinary friend!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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    • I agree about weaning off soda. For me, it was 30 years ago due to a heart murmur. If I want a Coke nowadays, on rare occasions, it absolutely must be a Mexican Coca-Cola because it is still made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup!

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