21 August 2009


I have been trying to do some soul searching today and found these quotes and wanted to share them.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.-- Mahatma Gandhi

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. --Cherie Carter-Scott

Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they must remember the wrong or they will not learn from it. The opposite is true. Through forgiveness, the wrong is released from its emotional stranglehold on us so that we can learn from it. Through the power and intelligence of the heart, the release of forgiveness brings expanded intelligence to work with the situation more effectively. -- David McArthur & Bruce McArthur

Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.----Sidney and Suzanne Simon
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me. --Sara Paddison

How to Cook Tofu Like the Pros: Dry-fry and Marinate Method

How to Cook Tofu Like the Pros: Dry-fry and Marinate Method

OMG this is soooo yummy. Finally a good way to fry tofu.

17 August 2009

Wild Blackberries from my backyard


French Toast with Blueberry and Wild Blackberry Compote and Greek Yogurt


Zuchini Noodle Salad


Zucchini "noodle" salad

1 large zucchini--use a julienne tool to make noodles, peeling the outside until you get to seeds (this isn't the one I have but it is similar)
1 can of black olives halved
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 red onion diced
1 jar of roasted yellow peppers chopped
3 medium bulbs of garlic roasted
1/2 cup of Grana Padano cheese freshly shredded
1/2 cup toasted pinenuts.
1/4 EVOO
1/4 of balsamic vinegar
fresh basil, garlic chives, and Italian parsley to taste


06 August 2009

Cabbage salad with Walnuts and Dried Cherries

I have a great cabbage salad recipe

Please note that messurements are approximate, you might want to adjust to taste. I don't messure anything

I use a mandoline slicer or food processor for this

1/2 head of cabbage thinly sliced/shredded
1 medium cucumber julienned
1 medium carrot julienned
1/4 cup of crushed walnuts or slivered almonds
1/3 cup of dried cherries

1/4 of apple cider vinegar
1/4 of light olive oil
3 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp of sugar

toss all together.

I made it last night and it was yummy