Holy Kraut, That’s Good!

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but I simply do not know why I waited so long to bring kraut into my life.  I love it.  It’s amazing.  In fact, I’m hooked – at this point I feel like I could eat kraut just about every day! I have the opportunity to teach a kraut-themed…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

This week, I’ve decided to dedicate my Awesome Ending Fridays post to some pretty awesome and inspiring photos-sayings-images that I have been collecting over the week.  I’m a bit of a FaceBook “lurker,” so I’m told.  This means that I simply use Facebook to look.  This is true – I look and view others’ photos,…

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Raw Grasshopper Pie, Oh My!

My task over the weekend was to create a mighty green sweet… A delectable sweet incorporating the mighty mega health benefits of some leafy green. Mission Accomplished. Layers upon layers of grasshopper green – A pistachio crust, raw chocolate fudge middle, and a hearty coconut-mint frost had mouths watering. My only wish is for some…

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Shakin’ Shiitake BACON

That’s right.  ANOTHER musing about bacon.  Well, this time it’s “Shiitake Bacon.” I’ve shared several times before how much I want to like bacon.  I really do.  I just simply cannot.  The smell used to turn me off entirely, and most days, it still does.  However, a few weeks ago I was at work early…

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Life is A Yearning

Years ago I had the amazing opportunity to spend a weekend with Marc David.  His knowledge, experience, and insight make him one of the most admirable people in my life.  I feel that deep inside my soul, I already know much of what he says, but am unable to recognize the meaning until he eloquently…

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Raw Mini Chocolate Almond Mounds of Joy

Did you happen to catch the attempted play on words? Raw (miniature) Chocolate Almond Mounds of Joy “Almond Joy’s got nuts – Mounds Don’t!” Growing up I didn’t eat a lot of candy candy.  My consumption of sweets was in the category of “fancy.”  After all, I’m a fancy lady. Gourmet chocolate truffles, European gianduja,…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

The best things in life certainly don’t always happen on Fridays.  But, Fridays are my day to remember and share all the awesome things that collectively occurred in my life over the past few days.  I choose to share ten awesome things.  Oh boy, though, we all have so many more than ten awesome things…

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What If…

What if we allowed ourselves to be everything we were created to be? What if we were free from fear? What if we forgave ourselves? What if we were as kind to ourselves as we are to our loved ones? What if we truly believed? What if LOVE was our only reality? What if we…

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Brisket in Brine

I’ve been GREEN all my life – I’m pretty darn Irish, that is.  Great Grandpa Poppy emigrated over from the Emerald Isle, through Ellis Island, all on his own at the age of nine. I grew up knowing, without a doubt, the adornment of green on St. Patty’s Day was still not quite enough.  Without…

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Taste of the Tropics

“Dang!” That certainly is not a word that is often in my vocabulary, nor is it an utteration I hear frequently.  It was, however, exactly how this was described, “Dang!  That’s good!” Besides the comical description of the tropical flavors, what is really quite hysterical to me about this creation, is that even I enjoyed…

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