Month: January 2017
The last time I posted this soup, I was whining, because the weather was in the 60s and going to drop to the 50s. Right now it is 50 degrees and going lower. Tomorrow will be even colder. This is our winter right now. So what better than a bowl of Sweet Potato Chipotle Bisque? Pure comfort food for Jim and me!
Jim and I have been hibernating today. The after effects of Hurricane Patricia are still with us. Who would have thunk that a hurricane in the Pacific would have this big an impact? It’s been raining since early yesterday morning. We go a lot of rain. Not the 18 inches that had been expected. But a good amount. Overall, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Some flash flood warnings. If you are smart, you just stay home.
One good thing that happened was that with all the heavy winds, most of the dead fronds came off my palm trees. Those trees is about 50 feet tall and still growing. I had been planning on getting my tree guy to come and clean off the tree for winter. Not now.
With the rains the temperature is dropping. It’s about 66 now and will get a lot cooler. Jim just told me that the wind was 37 miles per hour. This is not our usual October weather. It is definitely soup weather. I pulled out my recipe for Sweet Potato Chiplote Bisque. I have been making this soup for awhile. I actually do it in the summer. It is such a great soup. I love the sweetness of the potato with the kick from the chipotle pepper.
I originally got the recipe from Creative TV’s show ‘Vegan Mashup’. So yes, this is all vegan. You can use regular dairy products and it will turn out fine. Later I found the recipe on line at The Vegan Latina. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night, we went to a church meeting. We pulled into the parking lot and it was packed. Yikes! Our meeting wasn’t that exciting, so what was happening? Well. It turned out that it was the first meeting of Weight Watchers for 2017. Everyone is ready to get rid of the excess poundage that the holidays brought.
This morning I saw that Good Morning America had a segment on weight loss diets that experts like. Here are the 7 best diets
From Vega Table
I am a sushi fanatic. Before I became a vegetarian, I use to love going out for sushi after work. When I did become a veg head, I thought that I would never eat this again. However, a few years back, The Sky Bar opened up on the island. It was an indian/sushi bar restaurant. What a combination?
They have lovely vegan sushi. Along with their vegetarian spring rolls, the sky bar is my place that I go for special treats or celebrations. I happened on this post today. A sushi bowl. Yummy. And a lot of the ingredients are similar to the sushi I get at the restaurant. I have got to try this. And soon!
This Spicy Sushi Bowl is definitely worthy of my first post of 2017 . . . I can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet! This was one of my favorite lunches I meal prepped a few months back . . . the flavors were so different than what I usually eat for lunch, it made […]
We all have them in our family. People who can’t live without drama. Don’t let them pull you into their frenzy. Step back and take a deep breath. You will bring them with you and make their life a little less crazy along with your own!
I have been dealing with someone lately who seems to think that in order to feel respected, he needs to get expensive gifts. It made me think about this clip from the movie “Cool Runnings.”
John Candy tells Darice that if you are not enough without it, you will never be enough with it.
So many people get caught up in getting awards. Fancy cars. Expensive gifts. It’s almost like a drug. They are constantly looking for the next fix.
I have been thinking about setting intentions this year. Not coming up with goals. Instead, I want to look at how I live my life. What do I intend to do this yea? I want to simplify my life. Declutter it of things and people that don’t bring me pleasure or peace.
What about you? What are you doing with this year?
Have you ever watched the movie Rudy? In it, his friend Pete said “that dreams are what makes life bearable.” What a lovely thought. And as for Rudy, he was a small guy that had been told he wasn’t college material and there was no way he would ever be part of The Fighting Irish! He didn’t let that stop him. I followed his dreams. And he got them. If you get a chance, go watch the movie Rudy. You won’t be sorry!
From Bub’s Kitchen!
I was web surfing yesterday(yes on New Years Day) and came across something old. Sloppy Joes! I use to love them when I was a kid. When I made them. My mom’s sloppy Joes were definitely different. This recipe is reminiscent of how I made them. I think that you will love this recipe!
Let me start by saying… these ain’t your mama’s manwiches and you’ll never use jarred, canned, or packaged sloppy joe mix again. These are hearty, rich, and full of flavor. Since my husband and I became pescetarians I haven’t even thought about making sloppy joes, but when I saw Beyond Meat crumbles in the grocery […]
It feels like I have been gone for ages. 4 months to be exact. Last year was a crazy year. So many things happening. Our family has grown. I just had to take some time off to process everything.
First off, I helped my friend Amy run for city council. We were considered such a long shot that people said run just to get your name out there. You can always run again in 2 or 4 years. Guess what? The long shot is now my city council person. We spent from March to June getting Amy elected. First she was in a run off. Then she went on to beat the incumbent.
How did we do it? Plain old retail politicking. We got out there and knocked on doors. Listened to people. Getting to see old friends and neighbors. Meeting new neighbors. We had a blast! And our city council is a much better council. Amy has brought a fresh set of eyes to everything.
After that, I started working on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. We all know how that turned out. How can someone who won the popular vote by almost 3 million people not be our president?
Through all this, we welcomed Marcos, our foster son to our home. He is an 18 year old who is from Honduras. And he is here legally. We fell in love with him the first time we met him. Things have not been perfect. We have had plenty ups and downs with him living with us. Our lives are a lot less quiet these days.
My niece says that New Year’s Day is when you can hit the reset button. Everything is fresh and new. What do you think?
I have been pondering how I want my life to go for the next year. Am I going to set resolutions? Nah. They don’t seem to last as long as January 31st. Resolutions are goals of things that I want to be or do. Something in the future. If I don’t achieve them, I feel let down.
This year, I want to be more in the here and now. Enjoy my life. Live my life more purposely. Live my life with intent. We shall see what happens.
I hope you all are enjoying your New Year’s Day. Be Safe!