Breakfast

Power Smoothie for the Winter Blahs…

Don’t you love the way smoothies look before you blend them?  All those gorgeous, bright, contrasting colors.  I always call the kids into the kitchen when I’m about to blend, so they can watch it transform before their very eyes. I’ve been on a bit of a juice/smoothie kick lately.  It seems like my blender…

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Ode to Coffee…

What can I say?  I love my coffee.   I do like it black every now and then, especially when it is paired with a dessert.  But I really, really love a good creamy sweet cup of coffee.   With three kids, it is so tempting to drive through the Starbucks line and order myself…

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Breakfast for Dinner, vegan-style (Scrambled Tofu)

My husband came home from work early this afternoon, so early that the sun hadn’t set, so I took advantage and went for a run.  (Ah, I love the sound of that!  I’m just starting out on the Couch to 5K program, and tonight I completed day 3 of week 2.  Yay me!)  The kids…

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Christmas, Scones, and New Year’s Resolutions

I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a lovely time visiting with relatives and feasting on wonderful food.  I contributed some sauteed kale with dried cranberries (red and green, of course!), homemade cranberry sauce with apples, a tofu swiss chard quiche, and my homestyle vegan pumpkin pie. I was…

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The Joy of Vegan Baking: Blueberry Lemon Muffins

The kids are off school this week so we have time for lovely, slow breakfasts at 10 am!  This morning I turned to one of my favorite cookbooks, The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick Goudreau.  If you’re unsure of how to make vegan desserts and baked goods, this is the quintessential book to…

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