Year: 2011

Happy Holidays

AND for the BUBBA lovers: Many Blessings to you and your’s this holiday season and hopes for lots of joy in the New Year!       Read more…

Vegan Snack – Bumble Bar

OH MY GOSH! You may have no idea how delicious these bars are…but you should definitely find out! They come in so many delicious flavors too such as: Pineapple Lemon Cherry Chocolate Crisp Chocolate Cherry Chai Almond Awesome Apricot Peanut Mixed Nut Medley Hazelnut Cashew, and Almond I want to try them all now! If […] Read more…

Nia’s Happy 50th Birthday

Sorry, I’ve been a bit MIA lately. It’s been a bit hectic around here so far this month and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Gotta love the holidays! Last weekend my good friend Nia celebrated her 50th birthday. She celebrated this amazing milestone as only Nia could…with a lot of fun and with […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Soft Scrub

Another fabulous recipe from: Homemade Soft Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda warm water 2 -3 drops liquid soap 1. Combine baking soda with enough water to forma  a paste. 2. Add liquid soap. 3. Apply this no-scratch, chlorine free paste to surfaces and let sit for at least 5 minutes. 4. Scrub with a […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Liquid Dishsoap

I know, I know, you’re thinking “it’s about time she gets back to “Green Tip Tuesdays” Yes, it is about time…I mean I should try to have SOME standards around here. Today, I’m going to share my latest find in “Mother Earth News” magazine. It’s a recipe I’ve been searching for for quite some time […] Read more…

Vegan Snack – Sweet Potato Chips

I’ve found another delicious VEGAN snack option!! The company is called Food Should Taste Good! How’s that for an awesome company name? Food should taste good AND be good for you – even if it’s a snack. I tried their Sweet Potato chips – and as a sworn “chipaholic” I can honestly tell you, they […] Read more…

Yes, I spotted an Elf!

I’m hoping everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Truthfully, I’m still enjoying my Tofurky-Day time off as my mom is here visiting for a couple more days. Just to be sure you didn’t think I wasn’t posting because of some food coma injury, I thought I’d check in and post PROOF that the holidays have really […] Read more…

Gnu Foods Snack Bars

YES!! another delicious vegan bar!! This one from GnuFoods I just tried the Banana Walnut flavor. YUMMY!! 12 grams of fiber (which is 48% of your daily fiber). Good for you heart…and I’m always looking for heart healthy foods (you would too if you had my genetics). Made with 6 whole grains and 100% fruit […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza

Happy Thanksgiving week! The week of good food (and probable over-eating) is here! Enjoy & Celebrate! Before we get there though, and before your hours of following recipes, creating divine dishes and “wow”ing your company begin, you may want to have a “low-key” Meatless Monday. So, I declare this Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza Night! […] Read more…

Vegan Bars by Two Degrees Food

If you follow me on facebook, you probably know, I’m addicted to trying out new, healthy vegan bars. These are the latest ones I’m snacking on They are from Two Degrees Food. As a bonus to their healthy tastiness, for every bar you buy, they give a nutrition pack to a hungry child. You can […] Read more…

Holiday Recipe Blog Hop

Can you believe it’s the holiday season already??? Are you at a loss for a special dish to prepare to “WOW” your family with this year? I’ve seen a ton of delicious healthy, raw, vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipes posted lately and figured it’s time to do another BLOG HOP Please share your blog and […] Read more…

Overrated Perfection

I often find myself getting so very frustrated when the weekend winds to a close. Why? you ask. Because I never seem to get done all the things on my “to do” chore list. And, oftentimes, those I do get done, are done in a quick and hurried way – less than perfect. I have […] Read more…

Veterans Day 2011

A big thank you to all the Veterans who have served in the past, today and tomorrow. Happy Veteran’s Day.       Read more…

Shutterfly Holiday Card Giveaway

Are you like me and do you wait until the last minute to prepare, print and send your holiday cards? Rushing around like a crazy person trying to get it all done? This year, I’m determined to start early – which means starting now! AND, this year, I’m going to be using Shutterfly to create […] Read more…

A Moment to Brag a Bit

Today I’m going to take a moment to brag a bit about my oldest daughter, Libby. A couple of weeks ago she mentions to us, “I’m getting an award at a ceremony in November 8th, would you guys like to come?”. Well, of course we do. She mentions it so casually – which is so […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

Yes, I love “pumpkin” everything!! Especially at this time of year. So, of course, I made a vegan pumpkin treat – CUPCAKES! Because, who doesn’t love cupcakes?? (If you don’t, then let us prepare in intervention). This recipe makes 12 delicious fluffy cupcakes. Ingredients & Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and […] Read more…

Sunday Sock Monkey Fun

Westly just received a birthday gift from his awesome Grandma Pat…this amazing SOCK MONKEY! The boys just love it…especially because it’s taller than Westly is. Taller now, that is. I’m sure we’ll watch him pass up the sock monkey (and us) over the coming years! Oh, why do they have to grow up?!?!     […] Read more…

Vegan Fish?

Yes, though that doesn’t quite make sense – there is Vegan fish to be had from Sophie’s Kitchen. And the verdict you ask? DELISH! Not only do they have vegan fish, they have: and and vegan prawns – you can get them gluten free too! Truly, when I became primarily vegan, I thought my seafood […] Read more…

Halloween Thriller

I’m still in recovery mode….Halloween was AMAZING!! Our costume theme was Zombie High School. From left to right our team is Azi Afifi (Mean Girl), Nima Adelkhani (Nerd), Me (Cheerleader), Ray Klopp (Football Player), Don Fox (Prom King) and Kathy Koga (Prom Queen). I’ll post more photos and movie clips as I get them…for now here’s a […] Read more…

New Vegan Love – Sprouted Rye Bread

I really felt the need to share this delicious bread I recently tried. As you can see by the label, it’s vegan, and made with organic sprouted wheat. Also, there’s no added sugar, no added oil and the loaf contains no flour. Better than all of that though…. it’s DELICIOUS!! and my new all time […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Beans, Beans & more Beans

I’ll admit it…I’m all about the beans lately. Bean soup, bean stew, beans, beans, beans! They’re just so easy to make and also so very tasty to eat!! And  I’ve been making them in some form pretty much every weekend in my crockpot. Here’s what I’ve been up too – easy, yummy, aaahhh. I found […] Read more…

Friday Fun – Puppy Halloween

I love our little town of Los Gatos!! We have family friendly events for EVERYTHING! My favorite is the Halloween celebration for Dogs!! It is absolutely amazing how many people participate and how many stores and businesses support everyone who does. Here are some photos from last Saturday’s fun: The streets were packed with costumed […] Read more…

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