Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fried “Chicken” Soy Curls

If you know me personally, then you know how passionate I am about defending ocean wildlife. You may also know that the Japanese whaling fleet recently left port and began its annual journey to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, where … Continue reading

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Vegetable Barley Soup

Oh my goodness, what a busy day!! On top of having a cold, I was busy all day doing contract work. While I sat at my computer for hours with glass after glass of hot apple cider and a box … Continue reading

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Beach Ornaments

When I was pregnant with Zander, I bought some clear plastic balls at a craft store which I intended to fill with special items and give to family members as Christmas ornaments. I started by gathering some shells and volcanic … Continue reading

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Holiday Craft Ideas: Wreath, Stocking, & Snowman

We have had the most wonderful day today! This morning, while I volunteered at the clothing and toy exchange, Zander and his daddy went for a nice walk at the beach. I felt happy knowing that they had something fun … Continue reading

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Vegan Cupcakes

It’s late, and I just lost my entire blog for today due to a technical error of some sort (and I’m admittedly pretty upset about that), so please forgive me; this re-do will be very brief. Before talking about vegan … Continue reading

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Spinach Cannellini Bean Dip

Today the whole family went off-island for my appointment with an orthopaedic specialist, where I learned that I have unusually flexible feet. This is apparently a good thing. I am now wondering whether my feet might be extra bendy because … Continue reading

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Chickpea & Broccoli Casserole, plus Inner Reflections

Hello! If you’re just reading for the daily recipe, please scroll down and you’ll find one near the bottom. But before I get to that, I’d like to reduce some of today’s thoughts and realizations to writing. I had a … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies & Baked Potato and Greens Soup

To be honest, I was feeling sort of funky today. Despite this, it wound up being a really good day, especially for Zander. Santa came to visit the children this morning at the Family Resource Center, and that was fun … Continue reading

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Homemade Italian “Sausages” & Cardboard Ramp

This morning, Zander and I squeezed in a brisk one-hour walk, during which Zander snoozed in his stroller. We then continued to brave the cold with a group of friends at the playground and had a fabulous time romping and … Continue reading

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Vegan Lasagna & Sticky Toffee Pudding

What a great day! Zander and I had a really nice Skype video chat with our friends — Anja, Thomas, and Lea — this morning, followed by fresh-baked pumpkin cranberry muffins for breakfast. This afternoon, Zander went for a long … Continue reading

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