March 20, 2015 by Leave a Comment
So today is not only Friday
and the first day of spring,
which I think we all know, but also the 2nd Annual International Day of Happiness (yes, it’s a thing)
and also The Great American Meat Out day (though I am posting that a little late in the day for those of us on eastern time, especially).
So let’s all celebrate with some TGIF cheer of choice, knowledge that the seasons have changed (even if it is snowing where you are–it’s bound to be over VERY soon)–lots of smiles and laughter and a meatless meal or two (depending upon what time you read this)…
So much to celebrate! Enjoy it all…and the weekend!
March 13, 2015 by Leave a Comment
Good morning and welcome to your Friday the 13th! I think black cats are beautiful and I have never yet found them to be bad luck…just another case of animals getting a bad rap!!
Even though I haven’t been blogging often, I have been trying to get on here on Thursdays to honor Vegan (Feast) Thursday, but yesterday was a busy day and so here it is Friday. I have to say that I am so happy about the amount of people that have been telling me they are trying to eat plant-based diets as well as asking questions about recipes, different foods, etc. This makes me happy because it’s always a win-win-win situation for the people, the animals and the environment!
While there are TONS of great vegan cookbooks (and I do think I have them ALL!) and lots of great info online, I have to say that I have really been enjoying, and highly recommend, the book Jolene sent me during the holidays. It is called VEGAN’S DAILY COMPANION by Collen Patrick-Goudreau and I recommend this highly. If a plant-based diet and lifestyle is new to you, or if you have been living the compassionate life forever, this book will still be of great interest. It is chock full of great stories about people and animals, recipes, perspectives and so much more.
I haven’t made Shepherd’s pie since the feast days, but with St. Patty’s day approaching, it’s a perfect one, so I am reposting: It looks like a lot of work, but it’s not at all difficult–just need a little time, but can prepare in advance……….