Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nonsense Wakes Up The Brain Cells

"Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack." ~ Dr. Suess
As quoted in "Author Isn't Just a Cat in the Hat" by Miles Corwin in The Los Angeles Times (27 November 1983); also in Dr. Seuss: American Icon (2004) by Philip Nel, p. 38 Wikiquote

Saturday, October 9, 2010

All We Are Saying Is Give Peace A Chance

The words to Give Peace A Chance are so simple and yet so very powerful. The ideas, initiatives and wisdom that came through John Lennon are gifts to anyone who can appreciate and understand him.  I'm confident the world would be a better place today if he was still around.... Imagine that.

His songs are timeless and his messages are a fuel that to this day, feeds my soul.  Happy, what would have been, 70th Birthday to him.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hannah's Hanse

My friend @kristengall posted this video of her daughter from a few years ago.... an little eco activist in the making! I am absolutely loving this. There are some grown ups that don't even get what Hannah obviously already understands at this young of an age. I'm impressed by this and am thankful there are other parents in this world who teach their children about the importance of helping our planet. Watch and enjoy. It's beautiful.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hearty Vegan Stew

2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup parsnips, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
red potatoes, peeled and cut  (about 2 cups)
6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup pearled barley
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3 cups vegetable beef flavoured stock (like McCormicks all vegetable bouillion cubes)
3 tbsp flour or corn starch (to keep it gluten-free) to thicken if necessary

1 pkg Gardein Beefless Tips prepared as directed on the package 
Salt &  fresh ground pepper to taste

Heat oil on medium-high heat in large pot; add onion, carrot, parsnips, celery, potatoes and garlic.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables brown, about 12 minutes.
Add barley and stir until shiny and coated. Add in thyme, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
Add vegetable broth and thicken if necessary
Bring to boil over medium-high heat; turn heat down so stew hardly bubbles. Cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in Gardein Beefless Tips during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Serve with vegan Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry if desired, or crusty bread.
Makes four servings or double the recipe and freeze the left overs for next week!

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Life-long Vegetarian and proud to be Canadian. Really, I'm a little bit of everything, all rolled into one. I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother, I'm a sinner, I'm a saint (I do not feel ashamed) I'm your hell, I'm your dream (I'm nothing in between) You know, I wouldn't want it any other way..... (I'd like to think that song was written about me! lol)