Broccoli Bars

March 13, 2014

I have a dear friend who rearranges her furniture as a way of paving a new way for herself when she needs a change. In my small house it seems to me there’s only one way things can go, but in her small house I like to tease her that the combinations are infinite. While […]

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Is “Significant Benefit” Enough?

March 5, 2014

Thanks to my internet pal MS Nomad, I just learned that March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.  A little while back she also posted a link  I shared on my blog’s facebook page to an article/video by Dr. Gregor about treating multiple sclerosis with diet. He gives an overview of Dr. Swank’s pioneering work, stressing how those diagnosed with […]

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Vegan Polenta Soup (And The Parsnip That Got Away. . .)

February 28, 2014

I first saw a recipe for Polenta Soup while scrolling through my facebook newsfeed a couple of months ago. But I can’t really call this a vegan version of that, or any other one I saw, because I kind of just did my own thing. I wanted a low fat soup that was somewhat reminiscent […]

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Vegan Versions: Sunshine Carrot Salad

February 24, 2014

As you may remember from my last post, I still had some of those little baby carrots left over from the art opening after I made the Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake–about 3/4 of a pound, to be exact. I had recently revisited Susan’s lovely recipe for Carrot Cashew Salad, and the detail of putting the […]

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Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake

February 21, 2014

You may remember the mention I made in my post Then and Now: My Art Opening Night of the raw carrots and apple slices I had asked for as part of the food to nosh on while mingling and looking at the art. After the reception was over and we were packing everything up, Sandi […]

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Then and Now: My Art Opening Night

February 18, 2014

You know how Snoopy sits on the top of his dog house with the typewriter and begins every story he writes with “it was a dark and stormy night?”  I can’t make it up to my rooftop, but if I could, I would have written the first line of this post about my art opening […]

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A Sneak Preview

February 13, 2014

This past Monday night we hung my show at the co-op. Here is a shot of Romeo and me in front of some of my paintings. Tonight is the night. The opening reception is from 5:45-7:00. I’m a little nervous, since there will be a lot of activity and people all at once. I was […]

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Of Mice and Vegans

February 12, 2014

I am not a person who is great at absolute thinking. Making decisions can stymie me and trap me in limbo. So I have to find questions to ask myself to guide me out of that place of inertia. One of the most useful questions I fall back on, especially when I want to allow […]

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Vegan Versions: Crown Roast Cauliflower

February 7, 2014

I’m not one that rushes to rubberneck the scene of a fire or an accident. Those kinds of spectacles do not attract me, unless I can be of some actual help.  Perhaps this is because when I was 10, I saw smoke coming from a garbage can and the garage door of the house on […]

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Reframing. . .and Vegan Epiphany Pie

January 31, 2014

  At the beginning of January, I went over to the Co-op, and after admiring them all, counted the number of paintings artist Susan Segoda had up in her show. There were 20, and they were all rather large. So I figured I needed to have  at least 20 pieces of artwork framed and ready to […]

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