Paleo Living and Orthodox Lent

Paleo Living and Orthodox Lent

During my first Orthodox Lent, my cradle Orthodox friend Joe Bush remarked (over hummus): “Lent’s funny, you know. When I was growing up, my aunts all gained weight during Lent.” And he’s unfortunately right—for many of us, we make up for the meat, eggs, and dairy with a heavy load of grains, soy products, and […]

Canned Food, Mama, and Me

Canned Food, Mama, and Me

Our family left the Mormon religion in 1983 after my mom had spent three decades as a member (and of my ancestry, nearly a century and-a-half). As a faithful Mormon family, we did all the things we were supposed to do: Sacrament Meeting, Family Home Evening, and even Family Home Storage. For the uninitiated, the […]