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
Apple Pie Bars
Even the "healthiest" granola or protein bar you find on the grocery store shelf can contain ingredients you may not want to consume regularly. KIND Bars, filled with nuts and seeds and coated with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel are, by far, the one bar that has the shortest, most whole food ingredient list … Continue reading Apple Pie Bars
Hot, Humid & Dry July…Ugh!
Peaches are in Season!
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!
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
Raw Cream of Carrot Soup
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
RAW VEGAN PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
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
I tried a beetroot latte a few years ago at Wildflour, a vegan bakery in Providence and was blown away! If the idea of drinking a beetroot latte weirds you out, give it a try first and see what you think. But first, I guess you have to like beets! I know I work for … Continue reading Beetroot Latte
You know how some people love peas, but not pea soup? Or hummus but not chickpeas? It's funny because I love both peas and pea soup! And, I love a hummus, but not a fan eating just chickpeas by themselves! So weird. However, once I add them to a salad or combine them with other … Continue reading Chickpea Salad
I love to use single-ingredient proteins in my recipes including Bob's Red Mill Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds, or I use whole raw nuts to add good fats, protein and fiber to my smoothies and other recipes. Depending on the nut, however, it will add a level of grittiness or creaminess to the recipe depending … Continue reading CRANBERRY CUTIE
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