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Vegan Mama

Vegan Chocolate Date Delights
For fun, I thought I’d talk about vegan desserts.  It’s true that you won’t have as big a sweet tooth once you venture into “Vegan Land”, but there are times when a sweet treat is a MUST HAVE.  If you’re in a hurry for that sugar high, try snacking on dates.

Vegan Mama

 

This vegan zucchini recipe was a surprise.  First it was a lot easier to make than I’d thought it would be.  Second, it looked very pretty, and third, it was delicious, especially with the Horseradish Beet Dressing.  I used a lot more than the ½ lemon the recipe called for and it didn’t

Potato Pizza

Potato Pizza
Maybe because I love pizza and this seemed as close as I had gotten in a month, I was gobbling it up. I used a baked, and cooled, russet potato, sliced it and then layered it on a glass baking pan I’d greased lightly with Flax Seed oil. When the potato pizza was done,

Summer Solstice

“On the Summer Solstice …
Whatever is dreamed on this night,
will come to pass.”
—William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
First the boring definition: “Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial

Vegan Mama Recipes

Potato Cakes with Beets and Romaine Salad.

Selecting the Potato Cake recipe the day after the Stuffed Peppers was a happy coincidence, so keep that in mind.  I used two russet potatoes, one yam and two small white potatoes.  I had one of the stuffed peppers left over from the previous night so that was the

Stuffed Green Peppers

Sometimes we need a nudge to change — sometimes we need a shove.
When our son chose to conquer his cancer by making his body healthier we joined him on his journey. He spent three weeks at the Sedona Wellness Center in Amazon learning about the connection between food and cancer. When he returned, along

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, or Yule, as it is known in Celtic celebrations.
This time of year was seen as a great reversal of the Sun’s presence in the sky and stories of the birth or rebirth of the sun gods were a common thread in the world’s cultures. The Celts believed that on

Christmas In The Highlands

 
Christmas in Scotland is a wonderful blend of the old and the new.  All the usual holiday trimmings are on display, but with a warm twist that is pure Scotland.  Bagpipes weave their magic throughout cities both large and small, a Christmas Santa might wear a kilt and haggis might be decorated with holly. The

Writing Tips – SOUND

 

SOUND —–The tone of a person’s voice can provoke a rainbow of emotions.  A deep voice can make us feel grounded whereas a high pitched screech can put us on edge.  Experiment the next time you are watching a television show or movie.  Close your eyes and try to picture the person from

Time Travel Series

In honor of the launch of the Starz adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s, Outlander, on August 9th, I’m sharing what I’ve learned on one of my favorite subjects:  Time Travel.
Although it might feel that the idea of time travel is a modern concept, humans have talked about, written or dreamed of the idea for thousands

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