Random Pasta Dinner

Today, we had a welcomed break from the rain, and the sun even made a brief appearance! To celebrate, we took the toddlers out to play on a beautiful stretch of beach in Tlell.


They especially liked playing on and around this rock.


On days like this, when we are actually able to spend some time outside of the house, dinner is usually a random hodge-podge of left-over ingredients. Tonight’s hodge-podge consisted of curly pasta, penne pasta, sliced carrots, green peas, diced tomatoes, chopped up Gardein “chicken” breasts, marinara sauce, and some melted cheddar Daiya vegan cheese. On the side was some of Laurie’s delicious homemade hummus with sprouted whole grain toast and steamed broccoli with a light drizzling of miso gravy. Zander’s favorite part of this meal (and most meals) was eagerly shoveling the food out of the way so that he could see the ladybugs and various other animals featured on the plate underneath. Hey, whatever it takes to get him to clean his plate!


To close, here’s a photo of a funny sign we saw today. No, Tlell, that is not too much to ask, especially since we have a car full of toddlers. We appreciate and will honor your request.



About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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