My friend Sherry at Exploits of a Vegan Wannabe posted a food blog search tool last week. I had not previously used this particular search tool so I was excited to give it a spin. I had some sweet potatoes on hand so I was looking for something creative to do with them…enter the genius that is Vegan Sweet Potato Coconut Curry, brought to us courtesy of Book Of Yum. I thought my head might explode with the delicious list… Read more »

I made these for the first time about a year ago, and loved them. My aunt gave me a delicious box of dates just yesterday, so I made some raw brownies this morning. The kids love them, especially G. You really can’t go wrong with dates and almonds. Julie Morris and Alexandra Jaye both use walnuts for their recipe, but since I didn’t have any on hand I substituted almonds, and added just a little water. Here is Julie’s blog… Read more »

So, it’s only mid-August, but since I am hearing about so many people experiencing flu-like symptoms already, I’ve had our flu prevention protocol on my mind. With L and C both going to school this year, I’m going to have to be extra vigilant to keep those flu germs out of our house. This is our basic prevention plan: –the obvious hand-washing–daily Vitamin D3 drops–elderberry syrup and/or tincture–oscillococcinum on hand for when symptoms begin–daily or almost daily green smoothies–raw local… Read more »

The babies and I are listening to my Raffi station on Pandora while doing a little cleaning (I’m cleaning, they are un-cleaning.) Raffi will always make me smile. Truer words were never spoken…”All I really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family.” Thank you, Raffi!

I’ve had an off and on relationship with my hula hoop for a long time. But even though I don’t have the opportunity to swirl as often as I’d like these days, hooping is something I’ve loved since I was a little girl, which earns it a very special place in my heart. I’ve always been drawn to circles, spirals, and swirls…so it makes perfect sense that I love hooping. I feel such a happy energy in the hoop, and… Read more »