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Good old fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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

Channeling My Inner Squirrel

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

Disaster Turns to Adventure

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

Pulse’s Vegan Jack Cheese for Nachos

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

Vegan “Greek Style” Yogurt

This is a recipe I have been waiting for for a long time. Ann keeps telling me how good it is. Well, finally, here it is. And not only is it Greek Style, but it is made by a real Greek, or is it Grecian? Soymilk or Coconut Milk Yogurt 32 ounces So Delicious Cultured

So a Yoga Teacher and a BoatBuilder Walk into Inspectional Services…

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke doesn't it? Well, our odyssey through the maze of Cambridge bureaucracy started back in September of 2011 and here we are, finally, with a building permit almost a year later. Now don't get me wrong, we have had, with a few exceptions, an incredibly wonderful experience with

Zombies and Yoga

Just did my first practice on board our boat on our trip to Maine. We are rafted up(that's sailing lingo for tied together) with two other boats, our friends Kate, Justin, and Parish, and Garth and Maya. We have known each other for years. The kids have grown up together. So here I am practicing

Pushing Veganism??

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

Ah, words to live by. My friend Kelly said them to me last night as I was freaking out over test recipes in my kitchen. I was trying out some new recipes which mostly failed. I understand on an intellectual level that everything takes time and "practice and all is coming" as Shri K Patabhi

Vegan Butter

Okay, so I love Earth Balance. We go through a lot of it in our household. I was talking with Susanna Siegel the other day and she mentioned that she makes her own vegan butter. I am so excited about this idea. Yes, yes, it would be easier to buy Earth Balance but it gets