I was scheduled to walk a portion of the El Camino de Santiago, the summer of 2019 with a close friend. During the overseas trip, we were going to visit additional European cities and I would also visit a dear friend and her family in Germany. In May 2019, I had an exam that revealedContinue reading “Portal to New Life”
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”
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”
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”
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
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”
My children will tell you that they ate a lot of tuna casserole. Those were the days that one fed a family of four on a 3 oz. can of tuna fish. I used a can of mushroom soup and usually baked it with crumbled potato chips on top. My tastes have changed a bitContinue reading “Grilled Tuna Steak-Day 2”
No time for breakfast this morning, just the usual combo of blueberries, strawberries and bananas with soy protein powder and coconut cream. Protein and fat, check. Antioxidants, check. Can you guess the hidden ingredient?
We’re working up to breakfast this morning. We’re getting our protein and fat from coconut cream and soy protein powder, our antioxidants from fresh strawberries and some other superfoods: cacao powder and beet powder. A few slices of frozen banana finish out this delicious, nutritious smoothie.
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”