This is one of those open the fridge, pull things out and hope for the best. And if I do say so myself this was seriously tasty! Although I would've like a few more ingredients such as maybe some peas and tomatoes, I figured what I had was a good jump off point. Ingredients: 2 Onions 3 carrots 1 box baby spinach Veggie Chicken substitute (obviously you can use regular chicken) Garlic Salt Pepper Basil Parsley Oregano 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) or butter 4...Read More
Your story “will” heal…..
I start off with a heartfelt thank you to those of you reading this blog and to those who have had the courage to step forward and message me about the adoption-related posts. You have taken the time and energy to step out of your comfort in touching base with me and sharing your stories. I started adoption related postings; with the hopes that you may find even a small part of yourself here. I am touched to know as well that there are others out there who have connected with the post(s)...Read More
The journey of self discovery
Please indulge me while I clarify that personally in my life do not refer to my parents as my “Adoptive parents”; they are my “parents”. I only use these terms throughout my posts so that you can follow the bouncing ball. ;) From here forward I will use A.D. for Adoptive Parents, B.P. for Birth Parents. I mentioned in a previous post that I do not recall a time that I did not know I was adopted, but this is worth repeating. I say this because over the years of doing adoption reunions there...Read More
Cauliflower Veggie Pizza (gluten free or not-your choice!)
I’ve been a pretty quiet on the blog the last few weeks. I've been trying to get my groove and keeps up on posts but then summer stepped in! Between the busyness and the viruses it's certainly kept me off-line for the most part. You know how "they" always say that "its" going around; well I certainly hope that none of you or yours were privy to the "it" that went around this summer. I have to say that was by far the most ill I've been in a very very long time. A freaky viral thing that th...Read More
Rock Glen – A great day trip!
From the waterfall he named her, Minnehaha, Laughing Water. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow So who doesn't look for nice day trip getaways? I think we all do and I'm happy to share this one with you. I hadn't been here in quite a umber of years and last weekend I was looking for something to do outside of the usual things that seem to take up the weekend. So off to Rock Glen it was but not before making a stop at this great little find in Forest. Ill post about that soon for you!! R...Read More
Gluten Free whole grain bread.
One of the things I miss the most since having gone gluten-free is a really good whole wheat bread. Not just whole wheat bread but one that can be eaten fresh or toasted. Well I have to say I've go t it!! Oh my gosh this is by far the best Ive made thus far...whole what that is. It's got a really great texture so it doesn't fall apart as soon as you pick it up or in the toaster which as you know is not fun. You're hungry and waiting for that piece of toast, up it pops and you go to grab ...Read More
Living together; fighting cancer together: The Battle begins…
It has certainly been a test of time, patience and self-restraint over the last few weeks; ergo my being a little elusive with my blogging as of late. As much as I try to go with the flow and try to understand and put things into perspective as they arise; I can not seem to do it when it comes to the one thing in life that has no prejudices…Cancer. Over the course of the years this disease has taken my family members and friends along the way….both 2 legged and 4. I would gander a gue...Read More
Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)
I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) ) Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do. So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1 If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite. It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...Read More
Happy Mother’s Day
One of the things I love most about what I do is meeting so many fabulous parents and getting to know so many moms and babes. I have been so fortunate to meet many great moms along the way whether that be in my baby sign language classes, my workshops, through guest lecturing and/or working with those with barriers. Biological mom, foster mom, adoptive mom, legal guardian, Aunts....and any other woman who are the people who nurture, care and set an example for others ... Happy Mother's Day!...Read More
Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait
Sorry I missed last weeks blog post; the hosting site was down for days and then I spent the week playing catch up. But here we are back up and running and thanks for your patience! Now for this Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait.... Oh my word.....yummy, decadent, sinful and yet healthy...imagine that! It takes a little bit of time to do but let me tell you it is well worth the work! I did up extra so that I had some in the fridge for the few days to follow. This is a great breakfast...Read More