A splash of sun
A sprig of spring
A stunning rebirth
As life goes green
Follow Your Heart non-dairy cheese
Trader Joe’s gluten free bread (the best I tell ya’)
Trader Joe’s bread and butter pickles
It’s kind of like dessert since not a lot of vegetables going on here but it tastes really good and is vegan and gluten-free!
So good. Pre-heat oven to 400 or even 405. degrees. Peel a potato, rinse; don’t dry; cut into whatever form you like, shake some salt on them and spread out on no-stick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, flip them and bake for another 10 minutes. And just like that you have French-fries with no frying at all. Makes me wonder why we even need to fry them! Great flavor and texture.
Slice mushrooms and roughly cut up some sweet pepper. Sauté these in a few tablespoons of water. Add in about two tablespoons of coconut aminos (got mine from Trader Joe’s — least expensive brand that I’ve found). Shake in spices of your choice — I like Alden Mill’s Garlic-Pepper but when I don’t have that I use an Italian seasoning mix along with a bit of black pepper.
Often I add onions – depends on my mood!
This is good all by itself or added to a tossed salad or drizzled over mashed potatoes or rice.
(If you accidentally cook it a little to long and the water seems to disappear, add in some more water and this will pick up any dried spices and mushroom bits and it probably will taste even better.)
Good stuff — and easy to throw together.
Today I wonder if I will ever just relax
I wake up in the morning feeling tired
Go to bed feeling the same way.
I ain’t nuthin’ but tired. Yeah, I’m just tired and bored with myself. Hey there baby I could use. just a little help
Wait, I just lapsed into a Bruce Springsteen song.
Meanwhile, I dreamed I had to maneuver through lot of obstacles to get somewhere — rocky stuff and hills that a person could easily fall off of and I seem to have made it through; but what was the point? I do not know.
Maybe it was that you can make it through the things you see as trouble.
You are strong. It’s not that the obstacles won’t be there. It’s that you will handle it.
Maybe it was a psychic thing — a few months after that dream, I broke my wrist on Mount Vesuvius! And I handled it! Coincidence? Non lo so.
Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Eight ounce of spaghetti , broken in half or whatever noodles you like. I used gluten-free spaghetti.
Stalk of celery wth some of the leafy part included
Half a red bell pepper
Half a sweet onion
Cup of fresh broccoli
Cup of fresh cauliflower
1/4 cup peanut butter
Two tablespoons water
Two teaspoons sesame seed oil
Two tablespoons rice vinegar
Two tablespoons Tamari Lite
Half teaspoon ground ginger
One tablespoon brown sugar
Eighth teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Eighth teaspoon coriander powder
Place peanut butter in a small bowl. Gradually beat water and oil in into peanut butter with whisk until smooth. Whisk in vinegar, Tamari, ginger and cayenne until blended.
Sauté onion and celery in a splash of olive oil in a large pan
Steam remaining vegetables
Cook pasta as you like it
Add vegetables into the pan with the onion and celery. Then add in the pasta and stir it all together and until well mixed. Start with half the pasta and add in more as needed; I like more sauce and less pasta.
It. Is. Good.
Serves two or three or four, depending depending on hunger factor!
Bread from McKenzie’ Bakery in Kalamazoo. Pane di como. It is good.