Feeling Your Oats

Does everyone use the expression “feeling your oats” or was it just my family growing up?  Nutritionally, it makes a lot of sense.  Oats are full of complex carbohydrates which give the body a slow release of energy for hours.   They are one of my favorite breakfast foods, especially when it is cold outside….

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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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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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