Hi. I’m Isabel, I cook and scribble. I make a lot of food and do a lot of writing, and Bread & Courage is what I have to show for it. It started as a simple food blog called TASTE but evolved into something more—a place where I express my love of food, community and the environment. Thanks for spending some time here—and be in touch!

 




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Quinoa with Sweet Potato & Pine Nuts

Quinoa with Sweet Potato & Pine Nuts

Apr 23, 2012

This has been a long year. Sometimes I feel quite tired. So tired that my body aches–from sitting. I have various perches: swirling classroom chairs, straight, wooden library chairs, crumb-covered bistro chairs, soft sofas, (which are the worst for aching) dining room chairs, bar stools. The floor. I sit everywhere, but somehow, never for rest. […]

Big Advancements for Little People: Two Great Products for Eco-Babies

Big Advancements for Little People: Two Great Products for Eco-Babies

Jul 24, 2010

Check out the original on The Huffington Post. In this world of carbon counting, it turns out that the smallest feet can have the biggest footprint. The thought dawned on me recently as I watched a friend wrap up her child’s used diaper and place it in a trashcan, already half-filled with shiny, plastic lumps. […]

Roasted Kale, Sweet Potato and Fennel Salad

Roasted Kale, Sweet Potato and Fennel Salad

Sep 04, 2008

I' ve been wondering how to make good with kale, sweet potato and fennel lately. Then suddenly it dawned on me that I could put them all together: and why not? So I heated the oven up to a steamy 400 and threw down some olive oil. In a large roasting pan I layered kale […]



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