Thanks for your patience, as Kyle and I continue to make adjustments to the site. Many of you have commented on the font and background and we are hoping you find it easier to read, this morning. Between Kyle’s work schedule (and the fact he is a night owl) and my work schedule (and the fact I am a morning person) and us living on two different sides of the state, it can take a few days before we can sometimes tweak the things that need tweaking. Thanks for sharing your suggestions and concerns…keep it coming! Please let me know if your are finding the print easier to read, this morning. Kyle worked on matching it to the “old” font that we were used to.
Thanks, also, for all the feedback on your plant-based recipes, your weight loss programs, your personal health and your fitness programs. Your dedication to your health, fitness and your loved ones, inspires me each and every day! All of you impact my thinking, my teaching and my personal life in ways you can never imagine. There aren’t enough hours in the day to read all the articles your bring me or try all the recipes, by I DO get to them eventually and am always so grateful to you for caring enough to share. As my wonderful pre-school educator friends always say “sharing is caring.”
Tonight’s dinner theme is…EASY! Last time I made Shepherds pie (or as Sublime calls it, Shepherd-less pie) I made an extra one and froze it. Out it comes, along with the split-pea/lentil soup I made on Sunday. I’ll make a salad and some peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, as Mitch doesn’t eat the Shepherds pie and EVERYONE loves PB&J. THAT is a food item we can ALL agree upon. I have this dream that someday we can all eat together, vegans and non-vegans…that we can lose the labeling and just enjoy sharing some of the foods that we ALL love. PB&J would be on the menu…potatoes would be superstar items, french fried, baked, sweet, you name it– who doesn’t love a good potato? Big chopped salads with nuts and seeds and fruits mixed in, falafel, hummus, wholesome and hearty soups…bagels…whole grain pasta dishes…I could easily go on and on. It definitely bothers me that society tends to think vegans are so different than non-vegans! The question “what do you eat?” could easily be answered “I eat many of the things you eat, I just don’t eat any animals!”
Thanks, Carol, for turning me on to that Bora Bora bar. Not only was it delicious and nutritious, but when I left for work yesterday morning, I was half way to TFC when I realized I forgot to bring any food. No way I can make it from 8 till 2 without eating, and teaching 4 sessions, so of course I was in a bit of a panic, since there was NO time to stop between sessions. Then I remembered that your brought me that bar. I ate it between session 2 and 3 and it was DELISH and gave me enough energy to get through my last 2 classes. Thank you for sharing! It was especially appreciated!
Mitch and I are really excited with how well our gardens are doing. While I don’t have enough tomatoes for tonight’s salad, I do have a couple of cherry tomatoes and by weekend, a few big ones will be ripe, as well as more of the cherries. Lettuce seems to be taking as do the new tomato plants. Carrot tops are getting so thick and healthy. Kohlrabi are getting bulbous, herbs are all hearty and I use them daily (on most everything!) Still waiting to see if we can get lucky with the red cabbage and brussel sprouts…I can’t wait till I have enough goodies to share!!! I am certain part of the fun of having ones own garden is sharing with others.
Skimmed thru some recent Dr. Oz episodes yesterday. One was devoted to preventative health. LOVE THAT!!! Some great little inexpensive ideas were shared…one is called a garlic zoom (really cute, under 10 dollars, grates your peeled garlic in a little rolling machine that looks like a kids toy car)…very clever. Great preventative information regarding what we eat was shared, too. EAT YOUR SWEET POTATOES! Eat colorful veggies. I have always been in awe of the naturally gorgeous color combinations of foods like broccoli and sweet potatoes, red, green and yellow peppers, green and red grapes, fresh peas and carrots, etc. Sometimes when I put together a tray of veggies to grill I get really excited about how asthetically gorgeous they are. Seriously.
Finally, thanks for sharing YOUR time with me and thanks for sharing the site with others. Many of you have “passed it on,” and readership continues to grow. If you found anything on peaceandfitness.com worthy of sharing, please continue to help spread the word. Sharing IS caring!