VEGAN COTTAGE CHEESE

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Gilbert K Chesterton Truthfully, I have nothing against regular cottage cheese.  But I do have something against a block of tofu sitting in the fridge and daring me to do something creative, or at least useful.  This recipe might be a bit of both.…

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SCREEN TIME

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”  Donald Miller The other day I got a notice on my phone.  It felt the urge to tell/warn me that the previous week my screen time was down 67%.  I was off the screen an average of 1 hour and 1…

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THE TABLE ARRIVED!

“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”  Sean O’Casey Oh, glory!  My art table arrived the other day.  Seeing I had such success with assembling  my new chair I knew the table would go together in about an hour.  How hard could it be?  I was about to find out!…

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JAMBALAYA RICE

“Make every hour a happy hour.” Love this recipe because I happen to have 6 lovely pints of veggie broth that I made the other evening.  And what could be better on a cool fall day than some roasted veggies with a rice dish on the side.  So here’s a great rice dish. INGREDIENTS: 3 T…

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CHAIR DISTRUCTIONS

“Never ask a blind man for directions.” For those of you who follow/read my blog, you may have noticed that I use the word “distructions”.  It’s a word that was coined by my youngest son when he was a wee one.  We were assembling something, probably a toy, and his advice, combining the words directions…

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WALNUT TACO MEAT

“Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.” Walnuts are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids.  The internet goes on and on about the benefits of walnuts but … The outer skin of the walnut is bitter, and sometimes people remove it.…

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GREAT VEGGIE STOCK

“Only the pure of heart can make good soup.”  Ludwig Van Beethoven  I was looking for soup stock recipes that were half bubble off of center.  This one, with a few tweaks, seemed to fill the void I was looking for. INGREDIENTS: 2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 1 t salt 12 sprigs flat-leaf parsley 6…

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HAPPINESS IS

“If you want to be happy, be grateful.” The above quote is from a song.  It goes on to speak of kindness and love and other things that don’t always seem appealing, especially when I use a magnifying mirror to look at my face. So if any of you are also, on occasion, having trouble…

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DATE WHIP

“Change in all things is sweet.”  Aristotle I have no idea what Aristotle was talking about but the above quote had the words “change” and “sweet” and I’m trying to change sweet things I eat into healthier sweet things.  Something about cutting down on sugar, which I can really get into if I’m not careful.…

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