Posts made in September, 2012


Okay, so sometimes I am in the mood for the traditional. I want something I had as a kid. Cookies have gotten so fancy these days. Here is a recipe I have been making a lot. I make a huge batch since my kids can eat a dozen in a day. 1 1/4 cup Earth Balance or homemade vegan butter ( see recipe) 1/2 cup canola oil 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/3 cup brown sugar Cream these items together till light and fluffy. I use a stand mixer but a hand one...

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Now I attended a talk yesterday where the speaker, a lovely and talented unschooling advocate, Ren Allen, quoted Arthur Ash: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Now there was a man who understood the power of focus, not just the eye-on-the-ball kind, although he definitely had that down, but the kind of focus that allowed him to reach for his goals and dreams. I love the idea of start where you are....

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Last Thursday, Steven, Dylan, Deven, and I went into Boston to meet up with Brooksie, the owner of Totally Sweet, a vegan baked goods company. It was a beautiful morning so we parked the car and walked for a while before we got to the cafe. When we got back we looked for our car and realized that it had been towed. It was still a beautiful day so we found out where the tow lot was and headed that way. It turned out to be right in our...

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Sadly, Pulse closed last fall. We miss them and Karen especially misses their nachos! This was adapted from the Pulse Cafe Cashew Jack. When they closed they posted it on their website. 1 1/4c raw cashews 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 1 1/2 t sea salt 1t garlic powder 1/8 t ground white pepper 3.5 c unsweetened plain soy milk 1/2 c canola oil 1/8 c lemon juice Place cashews, yeast, salt, garlic, pepper, and 2 cups of soy milk in blender....

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