All posts tagged: Vegan

amazing bruschetta (no cheese needed)

First of all, holy cow!  Finding Vegan accepted one of my photos and it directed over 300 new people to my blog yesterday-today. That is really cool. You can see the image (cinnamon eSpresso chocolate cookies) to the right of this post if you click the redirect to my Finding Vegan gallery.   Now I feel all this pressure to be great.  🙂 And to spell correctly, which I did not on Finding Vegan.  However, I can forgive myself for spelling espresso with an x.  A reader pointed out my mistake the other day (I think I irritated her with my mistake – sorry reader).  Heck, I’m lucky if I get to blog at all because I spend every bit of awake time I can with my little bambino, who turned 11 weeks yesterday and is turning into a little man before my eyes. I’m surprised I can spell anything these days. I hope I spelled bruschetta right. According to Wikipedia, I did. I must share my new favorite food ever.  I can’t stop eating it.  I …

best and worst

My friend, Jo, has this great thing she does with her kids. When they eat dinner, they take turns going around the table and discussing the best and worst parts of their day. She calls it “best and worst.” I just saw her yesterday and I remembered this little activity. I think it is not only a great way to get families talking at dinner time, but good for us all to stop and think about what was best and worst about our day/week/month/year. I thought I’d start a periodic best and worst on this blog just for fun and to celebrate (and lament) with you. Below you will see the best and worst of this past week, in no particular order. BEST (whoohoo!) Family book time! Chris and I co-read The Lorax to Anderson. We are already training him to care about the brown barbaloots and the truffula trees. A very pretty lightening storm. Power gardening during Anderson’s naps. Anderson’s first BBQ. He was the life of the party and up late like a …

vegan soup to combat your winter cold

Mind over matter, right?  I’ve been willing my body not to get sick.  From a healing shoulder and holidays to work travel and workload, I’ve been giving myself pep talks and vitamin C because “it wasn’t a good time to get sick.”  Even when Chris, a middle school teacher swimming in germs everyday, came home ill I managed to escape.  Ha–take that viruses.  I win and you lose.  In fact, I was just bragging about my tougher-than-nails immune system last week as I was in contact with a few colleagues at work that had minor colds. You know where this is going.  Wham!  The viruses won and I think they’ve invaded every square inch of my body.  It is the kind of cold that makes you curl up like a baby and whine.  Thankfully, Chris humored me and bought me lozenges to reduce the length of my cold and he even made fresh squeezed orange juice for me.  You read that right–fresh squeezed.  Like from real oranges. When he asked what he could make me …