Gluten Free (or not) No Yolks dish

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...
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Vegetarian Cabbage Casserole with Quinoa

 "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" ~ Harriet Van Horne Rainy, cool, dark days like this I find myself seeking these creature comfort foods.  But then with my European upbringing any excuse is a good one for cooking.  :)  Ive done regular cabbage rolls which are pretty much the same as this but as everyone knows it’s quite a tedious undertaking to make them.  And really of course the casserole tastes just as great and is the same thing with a whole l...
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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)...
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Heaven sent strength

  In our childhood and teen years we went to a local Catholic school and church where there was a local family that was quite a large family in toll and over the years my brother “H” had developed and sustained a friendship with one of the fellows from this family.  For anonymity purposes we’ll call him “P”.    As the years went by my brother “H” has stayed local to where we grew up and has very strong friendships with all his childhood buds including “P” who later had met and married a gal “...
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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...
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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...
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A gem of a shopping find

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping ~Bo Derek So in my last post when I mentioned that great little day trip or camping trip at Rock Glen and I was mentioning how I came across this great little find of a store.  Well really it's not "that" little, I think unfortunately somewhere in my years if something isn't department store size it equates to being small as opposed to simply smaller.  And this place has utilized absolutely every inch of their store ...
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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...
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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 ...
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Mothers Day…my perspective.

There is no other gift as great as that of your mother.  To have a “present” mother and one that takes you on the journey of mother and daughter is what every girl deserves.  At times the woman who births you isn’t the same one that nurtures you, supports you, shows you your value…your worth and drives you to be the best you that you can be. Whether you are a biological, adoptive, step mother legal guardian or otherwise; if you are the female figure raising children it is through you that t...
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