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Spinach and Kale Gnocchi with mushrooms and red peppers in a cream sauce

Back before I had a kid, I used to make gnocchi fairly often. This was long before I was vegan, but still, I’ve always been trying to eat less meat. After I had a kid, I guess I decided it was too much work, so it’s been at least 14 …

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Black-owned vegan restaur...

People always seem to wonder, what do vegans eat? If you’re lucky enough to live in Chicago there are more…

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Nashville...

My friend Laurie had a film accepted into the Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN and asked me and Stella…

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    Chinese Dragon Puppet

    We are in the depths of (the Polar Vortex) winter and I don’t know about you but I need all the distraction I can get to stop dreading the cold. Over the last few years one distraction that I really look forward to is the Chinese New Year parade. The …

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    One thing after another

    Gosh, it’s been a while! It’s really been a crazy last bunch of months that began when my daughter started 1st grade. Last year she was in Kindergarten which; since she’s in an accelerated school, was essentially like 1st grade so I thought I had a grasp on how it …

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    I’ve Been Cooking

    I got on a bit of a cooking kick this week. Nothing fancy, just trying to figure out ways to lessen the food waste and make a minimum of food last through the week. I know there are people out there that are true champions of this. People have their …

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    You’ve Got to Mix It Up…

    Monoculture and pesticides aren’t good… How Crop Rotation can Replace GMO Poisons to Grow Better Food for the World | NationofChange What is Killing the Bees? | Root Simple Composting IS good (and I really need to get it going at my place!) : http://www.earthmatter.org/ I finally got my blue …

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    Ponies and Compost

    My only plan for the weekend was to take my daughter out for a pony ride. We discovered a place right before the end of the school year and went a handful of times but after moving into the house I don’t think we’ve gone at all. So, that was …