Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that my new job has me working at the Catholic Diocese, a job I truly enjoy at the moment. The Diocese has its own newspaper (two, in fact, they just couldn't figure out how to get me into the Spanish paper, though I'm on that task like white on rice), and it focuses on a variety of issues that face the Church and the city as a whole. During Thanksgiving, The Catholic Herald did a special "giving back" feature that focused on people within our local Catholic community that were helping others in different ways. I thought it was great that my direct boss and the editor at the Herald thought that my small contribution was newsworthy enough and I'm proud to have it featured in their publication. Though I love showing off the miserly but delicious foods I eat on a regular basis, I also love showing folks -whether rich or poor - how to enjoy one of the most basic pleasures of life - food - in a non-guilt-ridden way.
Click on the following link for the full story, and please keep in mind this season that there are several out there who truly cannot afford this basic, simple need of nutrition. If you can, PLEASE donate to your local foodbanks or churches and give those who can't afford it on their own, the gift of good food. And if it's after Christmas, please keep donating; hunger knows no bounds, and it will keep haunting the needy no matter what date falls on the calendar.