Sunday pleasures and treasures

Fortified with Dave’s raisin bread French toast, vegan sausage, fresh Florida strawberries and an orange juice banana protein shake, we headed south to Sarasota for a lazy afternoon at Cafe in the Park. We made the same trek this time last year to listen to one of our favorite local bands, Passerine. It’s the firstContinue reading “Sunday pleasures and treasures”

Kids in a candy shop

We meant to go to an art fair in downtown St. Pete but ended up at the Saturday morning market. First we stopped at the booth named St. Pete Rocks. I bought Mookalite, a form of jasper from Australia that is meant to impart deep calm when faced with new experiences, points out all possibilitiesContinue reading “Kids in a candy shop”

What’s for dinner-Italian Wedding Soup

From my ex-husband’s cousin’s brother-in-law’s website: http://www.lavillacucina.com/La_Villa_Cucina_Culinary_Travel_&Cooking_School_Vacations/Daniel_Rosatis_La_Villa_Cucina~Culinary_Travel&_Cooking_School_Vacations.html Minestra MaritataItalian-American “Wedding” Soup ¼ cup olive oil2 Spanish onions, chopped2 large carrots, diced2 celery ribs, chopped3 garlic cloves, passed through a garlic press2 quarts rich chicken broth2 bunches escarole, washed very well, then torn into small pieces In a 8 quart pot, warm the oil over lowContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Italian Wedding Soup”

Strip and Shake- Breakfast on the run

Another busy day. To make sure I get my (you guessed it) protein and fat, I beefed up my soy protein shake with frozen strawberries, pecans, and coconut cream. Sprouts brand coconut cream is super creamy. Prepackaged supplements get me out the door on time! Check out Meology at https://pws.shaklee.com/deidre-lines

What’s for dinner-Fried Rice

Remember the chicken tenders and brown rice from the other day, it’s time to rethink another leftover dish. Fried rice is the obvious solution. My Chinese “mother “, a woman I worked with years ago, taught me this technique. First you heat some good quality oil in a wok type skillet. We used to useContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Fried Rice”

What’s for dinner-Spaghetti squash

Another simple quick meal made easier that the squash was roasted earlier. I browned some vegan Italian sausage in olive oil and added Whole Foods brand Italian spaghetti sauce with a bit of fresh tomato. A simple salad with lots of avocado makes it complete. Pop quiz: what are my must have elements? You areContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Spaghetti squash”

What’s for breakfast-more protein and fat

In keeping with my philosophy of eating protein and fat with every meal, I’ve supplemented my morning oatmeal with a soy protein shake beefed up with coconut cream and frozen banana. See https://pws.Shaklee.com/deidre-lines/ for how to get yummy Pumpkin Spice soy protein. I like the Sprouts brand of coconut cream, over 2/3 of can isContinue reading “What’s for breakfast-more protein and fat”