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Meatless Monday – Zucchini Muffins

I’ve picked exactly 2 zucchinis from my garden this year. Yes, that’s them in the photo above. Given the cooler weather we’ve had this summer, it’s not surprising, but it is disappointing. Instead of getting too down about it, I decided zucchini muffins were in order – vegan ones at that. Here’s how I made […] Read more…

How to “Be”?

We’re away from home right now. Visiting one of our “happy” places the Ranch. Usually there are a lot more people here when we are here, and I’m busy socializing, visiting and catching up with them. Today, however, I found myself alone (except for Bubba) for quite a few hours. Free! When I never feel […] Read more…

Loving the Loving Hut

I’m not often out and about without a good plan for eating healthy meals, but a few weeks ago, I was up in San Francisco for an event with a friend of mine, and we found ourselves looking for a quick bite to eat before the evening began. She suggested the local mall’s food court. […] Read more…

Scenes from Monterey, CA

Oh how I love Monterey! Luckily, it’s less than an hours drive from my home. There are actually so many gorgeous places  – all different and unique – within an hour or two of my home. I feel so lucky and also always wonder why I don’t visit them more often. I suspect that work […] Read more…

Inspiration Thoughts for your Week ahead

Here are some quotes that caught my eye from Terri Trespicio at Whole Living magazine this month. They’re just simple thoughts that, this week, fit in with what I needed to hear. By sharing, I hope they might inspire or motivate you too. “Changing the way you eat may be the most transformative action you […] Read more…

Book Review – Faithful Place

How cool is this? I’ve written my first book review. It’s through BlogHer and for the fiction novel “Faithful Place” by Tana French. I’ve heard many fabulous reviews about the author Tana French, and am now motivated to read her other novels. My attraction to this book was it’s description on being murder/mystery/crime/drama (I kinda […] Read more…

Giveaway – The TomKat Studio

Yahoo!! I’m ready to get back into the “Giveaway” fun. I finally have comments numbering on this blog which should help so much in choosing a winner. To celebrate this fact – and to just celebrate FUN, I’m giving away a $45 gift certificate to what has to be one of my absolute FAVORITE blogs […] Read more…

How Time Flies

WOW! I was looking over my site – looking for items that need updating. I’ve been trying not to spend a lot of time on continually re-designing my site, but as I was checking out the “My Crew” image to the left, I realized, some updating is necessary. The boys have grown and changed so […] Read more…

BlogHer Sponsor Ella’s Kitchen

There were so very many sponsors at the BlogHer11 expo. So many, that I didn’t even make it through the whole expo. I ran out of time and to be honest, energy. Apparently, the amount of “goodies” or swag you could leave with was monumental. I left with more than enough and in fact, too […] Read more…

Being a BlogHer11 Vegan

I express this with JOY!!!! It was absolutely not an issue at all being a vegan at BlogHer11. I was a bit concerned at first, wondering if I would find something in the provided meals and snacks that I could consume. Concerned until I saw: These signs brought me the biggest sense of relief. They […] Read more…

BlogHer, Jimmy Dean and Me

Have you been tortured long enough wondering what I was doing at a Jimmy Dean session during BlogHer11? In all honesty, I am sad to admit that I almost didn’t attend simply because they were the sponsor of the session. I don’t want to be that sort of person or that sort of vegan. I […] Read more…

BlogHer 2011 – Thoughts #1

My first BlogHer. WOW! I still feel like I’m processing all I learned, heard, saw, felt, and experienced. I have a feeling I will write quite a few posts sharing all my thoughts as I sort it all out. (Hence the #1 in the title above). This one is just an expression of how I […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Marinated Tempeh

Another “hit” for Turtle Island Foods, Inc. – you know those same people who make Tofurky (including the new Tofurky pizza I mentioned a few weeks ago)? Here’s the latest product I’ve tried from them – Marinated Tempeh. I purchased 2 varieties at Whole Foods last week: Yummy Sesame Garlic and Coconut Curry. They’re very […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Greener 2011

Are you still contemplating your 2011 resolutions? How about adding “going green(er)” to your list? There are so many choices we can make every day to move us toward creating a more earth-friendly world. Of course, I’ll continue to share the ways I attempt to create a greener household and life here, but as this […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Artichoke Dip

I made this for the first time on New Years Eve – and brought it to a friend’s house. I’m so glad it turned out tasty because it would’ve been embarrassing if it had not been. In fact, I was excited to see that all the vegan snacks I brought that night were devoured quickly…even […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves

Here are my two food “loves” this week. First, we have: Gardein Breaded Crispy Tenders These are so yummy and cook up very quickly in even a toaster oven. I know this because I usually have a package (or two) in the freezer at the office. I like them on and within a salad. I […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Cleaning Silver Jewelry

One thing on my “to do” list this week (as I’m off of work) is to clean my silver jewelry. These pieces just seems to be very, very tarnished… probably from a year of hanging out in the open (as opposed to being tucked away in a jewelry box). One non-toxic alternative I have is […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Simple Date Snack

Sometimes the simplest treats are the tastiest. In the effort to keep everything super simple this week, here’s an incredibly easy and healthy snack to make – dates filled with almond butter. My daughter Libby had a plate of these out on the table at Christmas. They are just so simple and so yummy! Ingredients: […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Vegan Feta & Tofurky

Here are my two vegan food “loves” this week. First, we have: Sunergia Soy Feta Cheese Alternative First of all, I’m sure for all you “non-vegans” out there, it’s impossible for you to even imagine eating any sort of vegan cheese. And now I’m talking about vegan FETA cheese! I read about this a few […] Read more…

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