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Author Archives: Nicholetta Bokolas

I’m Hungry: Parenting & Peaches

A friend sent me an excerpt from a book I have just ordered called “The Conscious Parent.”  By Shefali Tsabary, PhD.  A book I absolutely cannot wait to begin. One of the passages struck me so deeply that I began to weep when I saw the words printed in black and white. “Whether you have an infant or a teen, ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: great educators & coucscous

Another school year has come to a rapid end and I find myself in the same predicament I do every year; with good intentions to make unique and thoughtful presents for our wonderful teachers but with very little time for proper planning and executing. And that translates into boring old gift cards. My teacher friends tell me that these offerings ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: A Birthday and Chocolate

Today is my thirty-ninth birthday which means two things. 1) It’s been 10 years since my champagne birthday which seems ridiculously impossible and 2) Another bottle of champagne is in order. My thirties so far have been so rich and full and abundant. So many milestones have been a part of this decade and not for a second have I ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Bedtime Snuggles & A Sandwich

Last night, while I was leaving my son¹s room after tucking him in, I heard the faintest and sweetest little voice. “Mommy? Please come back?” When I returned, he asked me if I could sit with him for a while and sing just one more song. He had just taken a bath and his hair was wispy and covering the ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Siblings and a Soup

My daughter is a spirited storyteller. When she was younger and not able to read or write yet, I’d record her stories in a special journal because I wanted her to remember the light and creativity that seeped from her beautiful little mind. That she had the ability to express herself through radiant little tales. Poetic tales. The other day, ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: A Humble Dinner (& meatballs)

I was going to make these meatballs for my family a couple of weeks ago, but alas, plans got a little displaced and before I knew it, we were boiling penne and using bottled marinara. A night away without the necessities (you know, contact lens liquid, toothbrushes and of course, food of substance,) left me feeling a little frustrated and ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: my grandmother’s kitchen

  My maternal grandmother had an annual tradition of making Tiganithes ( fried bread twists,) on the day before Christmas.   It's a day long affair and by the end of it, you smell of deep fried oil and your clothes are spattered and you feel completely and utterly shattered.   And it’s a two person job. You need someone ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: The Spirit of Santa (and an appetizer)

We've been crushing on the Pepper + Paint blog for ages now, so can't even begin to tell you how excited we are to have their food author Nicholetta Bokolas on board to share her recipes with you each month. Her blogs are more than just about food, they are a celebration of friends, family and cherished times around the ... Read More »