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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Let’s Talk About Eggs…

Exciting news!  Voters here in Washington state may soon be able to vote for new laws protecting laying hens.  A proposal was just submitted to the Secretary of State that would place a statewide measure on November’s ballot requiring better treatment of laying hens.   You can read about it here:  http://humanewa.com/media/press-release/washingtonians-humane-farms-submits-language-2011-ballot-measure-prevent-anima-0 “The measure would…

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Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Mmmmmmm…this was good.  Comfort food at its finest, with an elegant touch.   Before tonight, I hadn’t had tapioca pudding since I was a kid!  I probably would have tackled this recipe with soy milk, but we are fresh out, so I used coconut milk.  I loved the more sophisticated flavor dimension that the coconut…

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Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Remember Nutella?  Are you a vegan who has been longing for that delicious, hazelnutty, chocolate spread? Well, your longing is over!  There is a new nut butter on the market, and that is Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.  And it is spectacular.  Dare I say…I like this stuff even better than Nutella? I read about this…

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