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It’s not dark out anymore!

It’s not dark out anymore!

When Payton was a baby (toddler, whatever), she’d wake me up by climbing on top of me and whispering, “Mama, it’s not dark out anymore! Mama, it’s not night anymore!” My PayPay is going to be 15 soon…searching for great photos of her as a…

Banana Nut Granola

Banana Nut Granola

The Challenge: Make homemade granola without using sugar, salt, or oil.

Squish (Squash) Soup

Squish (Squash) Soup

In our house, we call squash squish. Why? Because when PayPay FunFun was teeny-tiny (not quite two years old), she called it squish…and shit like that tends to stick, at least around here. We’re all about efficiency up in here, so I prefer to use…

Vegan Quesadillas

  Delicious quesadilla goodness created without dairy products. The cheesy filling in these is made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans) seasoned with nutritional yeast (what the kids call “nooch”) and other seasonings.

Mexican Rice & Beans

Mexican Rice & Beans

  This tasty Rice and Black Beans dish can be thrown on a tortilla, on a bed of salad greens, or into a bowl. Loaded with mexican flavor and nutritious beans and spices.

Date Syrup

Ingredients:  1 cup pitted dates 1 cup boiling water 1 Tbsp blended lemon *See note Directions:  Combine the dates and hot water in a heat-proof bowl and set aside one (ish) hour to soften. Transfer the dates and the water to a blender (or food processor). Add…

Mass Shootings, Gun Control, and a Right To Bear Arms

Mass Shootings, Gun Control, and a Right To Bear Arms

Another Mass Shooting, Another Open Letter I penned this open letter following the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. It was originally posted on Medium. Now it lives here. The 2017 Las Vegas shooting was a mass shooting on the night of October 1, 2017, when a gunman opened…