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Weekend Recipes: Roast Tofurky baked w/Caramelized Onion & Cherries

So, those of you who know me personally know that I am a vegetarian and love to cook. So each year I spend a great amount of time looking for new recipes for my Thanksgiving feast.  Through the years we have had some … interesting dishes, some passed down family favorites, and always found a… Continue reading Weekend Recipes: Roast Tofurky baked w/Caramelized Onion & Cherries


If I loved a woman…

  Sometimes you look at her and you know, she is the one who hangs the moon and has the power to destroy your world, because you gave her all the secrets. But you love her and want to make a life with her. Why does that have to be so hard? Women are complex,… Continue reading If I loved a woman…

Weekly Writing Challenge

Weekly Writing Challenge – Food critics

I am a foodie, I LOVE exploring new restaurants and trying new dishes. We travel a lot and part of our planning process is plotting out the places we will eat along our trip. We have a few websites that we like to consult for dining advice, but food bloggers have some of the best advice for out-of-the-way places and… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – Food critics


Brave girls and Dresses

My daughter is a GIRLY girl. She’s the kind of teenage girl that works each day like a fashion show. From shoes to hair, she plans out her outfits to match some sort of theme she’s going with for the week. I love it. Even though it is as far from the girl I was… Continue reading Brave girls and Dresses

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Changing Focus and Gaining Strength as a Blogger

Many of us start our blogs as diaries, a place carved out on the web for our dreams, thoughts, sometimes rants, and a few crazy memes. These blogs are created by the hour, last for a while, and usually die in a year or so.  However the blogs need focus, and a purpose.  You won’t… Continue reading Changing Focus and Gaining Strength as a Blogger

Coffee/Food · recipes

Please Pass the Peas

When I was a kid I was a picky eater.  I had a handful of things that I considered edible and anything else was left behind.  No amount of begging and bargaining would get me to eat my veggies. My family tried everything to convince me that veggies were good to eat and not for… Continue reading Please Pass the Peas

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Originally posted on KATIE MORGAN :
When it comes to snacking most people are lazy and will grab the most convenient thing. Unfortunately the easiest option is not always the healthiest. BUT with so many healthy and funky snacks you can DIY and take with you these days there really is no excuse. There are my…


Travelling To Hobart Using Airbnb

Originally posted on Travellers Anonymous:
When I booked my trip to Hobart in Tasmania, I expected to visit a quiet fishing town surrounded by ocean, wildlife and nature. What I didn’t expect were the astronomical hotel prices, which had more than quadrupled due to a festival taking place during my travel dates. In pursuit of more affordable accommodation…

Living with Lyme · Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease moves into the light.

Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about Lyme disease and how I am so thankful that Lyme disease research has taken steps out of the dark. I’ve had long term Lyme disease probably my whole adult life. It wasn’t until by chance a woman with terrible muscle control who was… Continue reading Lyme Disease moves into the light.

Coffee/Food · Travel Tips · Travel Writing

5 Things You Must See and Do In Chicago!

We really like Chicago, Illinois. The city is easy to navigate, there are plenty of things to see and do for all ages.  Short on time? Here are 5 things you must do while in Chicago. The River tours – the river tours of Chicago are a great way to see the architecture beauty of Chicago,… Continue reading 5 Things You Must See and Do In Chicago!

Guest Bloggers · Travel Writing

Nepalese Adventures

Originally posted on Freeforadventure:
Way back in 2011 I was lucky enough to travel to Nepal with the Girl Guides. We spent two weeks travelling through the country embracing their lifestyle, meeting orphans and refugees.  Saturday Its was the beginning of the adventure, Nepal was mere hours away and my excitement in Manchester Airport could…


Where and then feast

“Where and then feast have we sat together but to build and pray. Have words smelled of color that wrap in winters breath as we lie in tranquil. When, in the peace of time, does the sound breathe. Together, lost in love and patience.”

~ Lance Kassle November ’04


Guest Bloggers · recipes

Big Batch Meals – Sweet Potato Chili

Originally posted on my how they fly:
? I love winter cooking – it’s slow and lazy, just like the season.  It’s a time when you don’t mind staying close to the kitchen all day, tending whatever stew or braise you have working.  The cooking methods generally do most of the work themselves, you just…

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Kale chips recipe by Miss Athletic Nutrition

Originally posted on Miss Athletic Nutrition:
Home made kale chips. The once you buy in store is either to salty or too much baked for my taste, but these!!  omg you guys! Recipe: 150g kale 5-10g coconut &canola oil A pinch of Himalay salt (pink salt) desired amount of pepper and/or other spices Bake in…

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Weekend Recipe:Mushroom Seitan Stroganoff

This is one of my favorite recipes for a nice vegetarian dinner.  It takes a little bit of extra time in the kitchen, but the result is worth the effort. This dish can easily be converted to vegan with vegan sour cream.   Ingredients:  1/2 pound wide noodles -prepared according to package directions  3 1/2 cups… Continue reading Weekend Recipe:Mushroom Seitan Stroganoff