December 2013

My “Haystack of Light”

December 30, 2013

I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, but if I had to have one it would be the sentiment in this Mary Oliver poem which I read on the Poetry Chaikhana blog: to remember to instruct myself “over and over” “in joy and acclamation” “of the ordinary,” so I can be left like ” […]

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White Sweet Potato Lime Pie with Cranberry Topping

December 22, 2013

When I was small, and my mother would talk about things that happened before I was born, I would always ask, “Where was I then?” And she would always answer “you were in the mind of God.” I never tired of the mystery of what that might possibly mean, and how people and things in […]

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Savory Solstice Millet Stuffed Peppers

December 20, 2013

Even though I love dreaming up healthy alternative recipes for them, there has to be something to eat on the table besides the cookies. So here’s a festive holiday dish that’s bright and cheery to welcome the return of the light. With colors of flame and all the wonderful antioxidants that go with them. Light […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Ginger-Snappy Star, Moons, and Hearts

December 17, 2013

These spicy cookies came together in the same off-beat way that pieces of daily thought and feeling experience make up the components of a dream. The first wacky component came from something I do regularly in the cold months when its an asset to have the oven on. I make Romeo homemade dog biscuits. A […]

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Keep the Fire Burning

December 14, 2013

It’s true every picture tells a story. But it’s also true that sometimes the picture gets painted before the story even happens. I have been wondering if there will be a story that goes with this painting of the fire in my masonry stove, and this week, it came to me in that surprising way […]

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Christmas Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

December 11, 2013

I graduated from high school in January of 1974, three weeks after I turned 18. I couldn’t wait to graduate, and after that, I couldn’t wait to move out. My friend Susy and I looked for an apartment together in the old downtown of Sacramento. We settled on a one bedroom apartment with the address […]

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Classic Oatmeal Millet Raisin Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

December 9, 2013

The season of treats is upon us. It can be hard to avoid the rich cookies and candies set out everywhere you turn in the social whirl of the holidays. But this is a cookie you can have more than one of, and have every day, too, and still stay on track. There’s no sugar, […]

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

December 4, 2013

In the first 24 hours the Slow Miracle Art Store page was “live,” I learned a lot about virtual buttons. If you happened to have tried any of the store buttons out during that time, you may have been a victim of my learning curve. I learned that the “buy now” buttons do not allow […]

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The Slow Miracle Art Store is Now Open Online!

December 3, 2013

It isn’t Black Friday anymore (thank goodness), or even Cyber Monday. It’s just Tuesday, December 3rd. But here at Plant-Based Slow Motion Miracle, we’ll christen it “Take A Look Tuesday.” After much hard work and many episodes of  “Lucy And Ethel at the Candy Factory” my online shop page, Slow Miracle Art Store, is now […]

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The Slow Miracle of My Yoga Practice: Half Moon Reflecting

December 2, 2013

  “I see the moon, and the moon sees me. God bless the moon, And God bless me.” My mother used to recite this little verse whenever she saw the moon in the sky. It enchanted me when I was small, and annoyed me when I was a teenager, and now, though I might be […]

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