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Yin Yang Power Balls

Intrigued? This is a recipe created by Hatice Baser. She took another recipe from Holland and tweaked it into this one which is just awesome! Ingredients: 1 cup tahini, stirred well 1 cup maple syrup or agave 3 T ground flaxseed + 3T water 1 cup toasted old-fashioned oats 1 cup ground walnuts 1 cup

Vegan, the New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus

While at a homeschool conference recently, I came across a book swap. I love books and dug through the piles even though I was flying home and had no room to carry anything else. The word Vegan caught my eye, of course. It was, Vegan-The New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus. I was happy

Buddhist Cultural Center

Just rediscovered one of my favorite places to get lunch, the Buddhist Cultural Center, in Cambridge, right across the street from the new studio. Karen and I had lunch there the other day and it as so good. You get miso and the plate of the day which includes rice and four options. We had

Green and Blue Smoothie

I fall in and out of love with smoothies. Here is the recipe I have been making a lot lately. I don't measure anything but just put in enough for your personal taste. Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup baby spinach 2-3 pitted dates 1/2 avocado 2 cups pineapple juice   sometimes

Potato Pancakes

I don't know why I haven't made these before. They are relatively easy and totally yummy. Get out your food processor with grating blade. Of course you can hand grate everything but it will take a lot more time. Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato peeled 4 medium yukon gold potatoes ( I don't peel these

Food For Yogic Thought

Food for Yogic Thought Food is not just fuel. What you put into your body affects how you feel, your overall health, energy, and longevity. The yogic diet has a holistic approach. Rather than separating components of food by calories and nutrients, the yogic perspective is of the diet as a whole. In general, you

Only Kale Can Save Us Now

I haven't quite mastered these but I am getting close. The easiest way to make them is to take Kale, I like the curly kind, and wash and tear, remove the stem. Then you toss it with salt, pepper, olive oil and any other spice you like. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for

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Viva Las Cupcakes

I started teacher training last weekend. Holland told me about this great vegan cookie recipe made with tahini and Taza chocolate. What??? You haven't tried Taza chocolate yet? It is made in Somerville, is organic, is vegan, AND is mind-blowing! Well, I went to their website to check out their recipes. The recipe for the

Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles

I don't know about you, but when I get stressed, I cook. Okay, I also cook when I am happy and relaxed. I especially love baking. Last night, I was looking for something quick and easy to make to bring down to Cambridge today. I wanted to make something for my friends, Annie and Miguel,

Vegan Restaurant in Tulum Mexico?!

Boy was I surprised when Steven told me he found a vegetarian restaurant in Tulum. We were even more surprised when we got there and found it was vegan. We were first greeted by a very cute but sassy doggy who barked her head off when we came in and then again every time we