Here it is another Friday in paradise. I just read through some comments and emails…Carol, I didn’t even think about the fact that vegan Bob was at the Texas BBQ. What DID he eat? Judi K, always great to hear from you and a very happy big birthday to Fred. Thanks to those of you that let me know the veggie links I posted actually work. Thanks, Rita, for sharing a great morning meditation which I will keep and share soon. Thanks everyone for keeping me posted on your progress (and on your set-backs, which we have to shake off and just move past–we ALL have them).
So the garlic cauliflower soup I made Wednesday night was about a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. It was really easy and pretty good, but I like something a little more hardy and it was definitely no Falafel Bistro. Everyone of their soups is a 10plus. That said, with 7 at the table on a somewhat cool evening, it was a perfect addition to salad, barbecued tofu steaks, roasted mixed veggies (the rainbow of colors we talked about yesterday–green asparagus, brussel sprouts and zucchini, red peppers and orange baby carrots– whole sweet potatoes and grilled (barbecued) tofu steaks. I couldn’t resist the little mummy frosted vegan cupcakes (I heart you, Whole Foods) and of course, fruit. Vero made and brought some chex that she tossed in melted chocolate and peanut butter….Just say YUM.
The best part about dinner was the conversation. These kids are busy talking politics, occupying, current events, school, work, animal rights, and of course music. It’s extremely refreshing to hear the interest and the passion in their words and their hearts. A real sign of the times, for me, is that a homeless man has been living quietly at the gas station on my corner for many months now. Of all the many things that make me proud of my kids, I have always encouraged them to do the right thing if they see someone in distress. Thanks, Derek, for stopping and sharing the leftovers I send you home with. It’s great to know you “get it.”
Make it a great Friday everyone. Much love.