Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

July/August Quotes

by heather
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."- Robin Williams “I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.”― Susan B. Anthony "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."- Dolly Parton "My coach said I ran like a girl, I said if he could run a little faster he could too." -- Mia Hamm "Each time a woman stands up for herself, Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: July

by heather
New student orientation! And discovered a few more exciting options that I can go with my career. We found a place to live, then decided to consider more options, found an option that I think will be better for our family, although we weren't able to see this last option in person. (Btw, it doesn't really help that there is a housing shortage in the city where we will be moving. It makes me feel more grateful that we found a place.) I found a new job that I think will fit my needs, made it Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Mediterranean Salad

by heather
We eat lots of salads, but most of them don't have a lot of direction. Some greens, some veggies, dressing, nuts, chopped fruit and we're good. A few weeks ago I had a Mediterranean salad at work and felt a need to recreate it. It's a delicious mix of food storage and fresh veggies, not to mention it is super easy to put together. Other than the gorgonzola, all of the ingredients were things that I keep on hand. When I made this salad this week I felt like it was missing something, but I couldn't Read more [...]

Adolescent Sex Education: History and Policy

by heather
This is a paper that I wrote for my Health Care Policy Class last semester. I thought the topic was important and could lead to some good discussions. I think parents, healthcare workers, policy makers and concerned citizens need to be more aware of these issues and how they are handled. In light of the recent Hobby Lobby ruling, I think it is even more imperative that the public is given accurate medical information about sex. Adolescent Sex Education Policy and Effects “One of the great Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Black Bean Tacos

by heather
This recipe is another delicious accident. Last weekend we went to a party for the 4th of July. Our good friend's partner was thoughtful enough to make bean burger patties for us. They had a little bit of a taco flavor to them, so when I attempted to make patties and they fell apart I stirred them into crumbles, added some more spices and cooked them until they were crisp, and they make an AMAZING taco filling. Black Bean Tacos Food Storage Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can black beans 1/2 cup whole Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: June

by heather
What I've Been Up to: We've had a couple false starts, but we are potty-training for reals right now. We took the doors off in our house and repainted them. It was a pain, but it really looks nicer. Then we patched and painted every nail hole in our house. I'm not sure why the previous owners put around a hundred nail holes throughout the house, but we finally got around to fixing them all. And our basement is almost finished! Had a yard sale, hooray for scaling down on stuff to move. Spent Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Fluffy Whole Wheat Bread

by heather
I have tried more whole wheat bread recipes than I can count. This one is hands down the best. It uses only whole wheat flour (no refined white), it's faster and easier to make than most wheat bread recipes, and the bread comes out perfect and fluffy. It also slices easily for sandwiches. There are two basics kinds of wheat, red and white. (White is the variety that is generally available at Costco in 45 lb buckets.) Nutritionally there isn't much difference, but grinding white whole wheat produces Read more [...]

June Quotes

by heather
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”-J.K. Rowling "Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will get you the right ones."- John Lennon "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."- Aldous Huxley "Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who make the world a little less Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Smokey Beans

by heather
These are my new favorite discovery. They are easy, versatile and full of flavor. Seriously, they taste amazing! I would almost say they are life-changing. You get delicious smokey hickory flavor (almost meaty) without all of the sugar of BBQ sauce and keeping it vegan too. We have been eating them 2-3 times per week for more than a month and we're still not tired of them. I've put them in wraps, on salads and in pitas. I've used this recipe with garbanzo, pinto and white beans. So far they all work, Read more [...]

Book Review: Isa Does It

by heather
This is currently my favorite cookbook. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week makes vegan cooking a tangible reality, not something that only movie stars with personal chefs enjoy. She has many delicious recipes with, tips and tricks to make preparation easy, like how to shop, how to plan and the best way to chop tempeh. This book (and her previous two books) helped make me familiar with previously obscure ingredients such as nutritional yeast and Read more [...]

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