Do you know what they are? Falafel are a Middle Eastern street food of flavorful balls of ground chick peas or fava beans mixed with herbs and spices, fried and topped with tahini and hummus, served with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and pickled onions in a pita pocket. The first time I tried a falafel was … Continue reading Have you ever tried Falafel?
I have been using this tried and true recipe from Yankee Magazine for years! It is simple, very versatile, and uses only a few ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Make it your own with the addition of nuts, cranberries and spices that you can turn into a special loaf for all your … Continue reading Banana Bread
Our travels took us to Maine this month for our last AnimeCon in Portland, which was very slow, but successful. I had the surprise of my life when two friends showed up to say hello. I hadn't seen them in at least 25 years! And afterwards, dinner with my niece. What a day!We had a … Continue reading Nuances of November
Peach Cobbler Smoothie INGREDIENTS 2 cups frozen peach slices1 – 1 1/2 cups liquid of choice (almond, coconut, cashew or regular milk would all work fine)1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla3 tablespoons old fashioned oats1 tablespoon ground flax seed, hemp or chia seed1-2 tablespoons honey (start with one, add more if necessary) DIRECTIONS Add the peach … Continue reading Peaches are in Season!
Last month I spoke about growing sweet potatoes because I love them so much and eat them often. This month, I am combining whole chickpeas with sweet potatoes in this month's recipe! The inspiration came from one of our fitness class participants who told me she looked up and made one of my Chickpea Salad recipes yesterday … Continue reading Baked Sweet Potato With Kale and Vegan Tahini Dressing
Below are just a few examples of words that hold a high vibration of energy. You can find more of your own that hold meaning for you. Find a comfy place to sit and be quiet. With your favorite pet or person in attendance maybe, and/or your favorite drink at hand, you can read them through … Continue reading Words to Live By
Most of the pics from my drifts, meanderings and rambles are from around my yard and my travels to and from work. My goal for 2022 is to get out into my neighborhood and other areas for more walks around the village and various waterways, either early mornings or in the afternoons...I am so looking … Continue reading December Drifts
When the weather cools, a lovely bowl of soup really warms the soul. Raw, creamy soups are the heart and soul of the season for me. Raw cashews are my go-to ingredient to make a creamy base for any raw soup. Some people like to use Miso, but I like the creamy texture that cashews … Continue reading Raw Cream of Carrot Soup
Some of my favorite foods and scents come with the Autumnal change of seasons. We're talking cinnamon and nutmeg, maple syrup and honey, crisp apples, the smell of fallen leaves, pumpkin pie and apple crisp fresh from the oven, and spicy hot chocolate and tangy mulled cider taken outdoors sitting by a roaring fire. Oh … Continue reading RAW VEGAN PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
Apple picking season is pure joy in the fall, and the smell of a homemade apple pie baking in the oven conjures up images of curling up by the fireplace on a cold autumn evening drinking mulled cider. Apple cider is much more than a seasonal beverage—for many families, like maple sugaring, it is a … Continue reading Apples + Cider = Fall Fun!