An honest meal

A woman applies the concept of truthfulness to her relationship with food.

Back in the second grade, a boy in my class dubbed me "Bubble Berger." It was a terrible nickname, but it fit an overweight little girl like me. Life was hectic for my parents, and it took a toll on our diets. Mealtimes were about filling up quickly on whatever was most convenient—usually junk food and greasy takeout. Beneath the surface, home wasn't a happy place, and for me, eating was an anesthetic. I never made the connection between what was going on in our family, my eating habits, and my expanding waistline. I just ate.

My first glimpse of salvation came when I was in high school, attending a summer theater program. One day Tara, the program's dance teacher, vegetarian chili (recipe on page 44)

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