Sunday, March 8, 2015

'the works' sauce {it's vegan!}


we're going vegan.

and this is my new vegan sauce.

i'm calling it 'the works'
after emily's favorite vegan wrap
at her local grocery in santa cruz.
emily has been vegan for almost a year,
so this recipe is dedicated to her.

'the works' sauce
makes 2 cups

combine all ingredients and blend until smooth:

1 cup cooked beans
{i use 1/2 cup chickpeas & 1/2 cup soybeans}
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
1/8 cup tamari
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1 - 2 cloves garlic
1 tsp spike {seasoning blend}

this sauce is delicious on rice & beans.
make it 'the works' by adding
fresh spinach, purple cabbage, avocado,
salsa & cilantro.
serve in a bowl or in a tortilla.
yum!

it also makes a great creamy salad dressing.

tip:
to make this sauce regularly,
cook batches of chickpeas & soybeans,
combine them & freeze in 1 cup containers.

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interested in why we're going vegan?
watch this documentary:
{also here}
{it's on netflix right now}


Saturday, February 28, 2015

takes me back


takes me back to my junior year of high school.
specifically, sanibel island, 
spring break 1987.
especially back in the high life again {16:43}
backup vocals by chaka khan, james taylor, james ingram
{listen here as well}

this cover brought it all back...
{here}


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

♥ happy birthday, emily ♥


this little baby turns 21 today.
happy birthday, sweet girl.
i love you so much.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

brandi carlile, love her {the twins, too}


{also here}

{also here}

see more brandi & the twins here.


Monday, February 9, 2015

heavenly day


{also here}

have yourself a heavenly day.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

missing her


yesterday was missy's birthday.

last night,
returning from a fun roadtrip to utah,
with the just-past-full moon at our backs,
i was able to share her story
and this song with some new friends.

{also here}
i love you, sweet girl.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

lo and behold


this month, i've been busy.
i have a couple new projects i'm working on.
{more on those later}

as a result,
some things are late
{new year's cards, coming soon!}
and others have been quite neglected
{ahem, this blog}.

this amaryllis, which i never potted,
just tossed into my basket of produce,
is bearing blooms of forgiveness.
it's all okay.

{also here}


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