a post .. a post..
Hello to all! Here is to hoping every one had a fabulous holiday season. I have really felt guilty about not posting during my absence! I was still taking pictures w/ the intent of posting.. I swear! My life was kind of struck, well, more like blind sided in November with some bad news and then I was on a crazy emotional roller coaster until mid December. Anyway, everything turned out well, as well as it could and we are are extremely thankful for that! A cute picture of Eli and Emma in the Christmas duds from their Granny. (ya, the windows are steamed up -I was making seitan;)
On with some food now- huh? Like I said I have many, many pictures of our food for the last month, but, it is a new year so I will just start fresh.
Two days ago my oldest son who was down visiting us for the holidays was leaving. For his farewell dinner I made some peanut noodles (coconut milk, peanut butter, splash of maple syrup and soy sauce and a dab of red curry paste) w/ a side of spicy stir fried red cabbage, onions and mushrooms. To say this boy (oops, he is 20 years old- no longer a boy-rather my boy) is meat and potato kinda guy is an extreme understatement- he is a pure carnivore. Anyway, during his stay I did try to feed him familiar foods like spaghetti, enchilada's, pizza and what not- minus the meat. He didn't complain, but as he was saying his goodbyes he told me he would be going on a meat binge when he got home, he felt so deprived during his stay.
Last night the kids and I got home late and I made some clam-less chowder. I combined two recipes one from La Dolce Vegan and the other from 20 minutes to dinner. It worked out well, I didn't have any kelp powder but, I had some nori strips I shredded up instead -guesstimating how much was needed. I came very close but, ever so slightly to much. I also had to puree the onions, carrots and celery for the little ones sake. I was pleasantly surprised that both Eli and Emma liked the soup. No, it didn't really come close to my Mom's clam chowder but, it was very satisfying non-the-less!
Well, folks that's all for now.. I truly hope everybody has a fantastic, happy and healthy new year! I am hoping to get back in the swing of things again and become a more regular blogger as well as commenting again.... I am very grateful for all of my new blogging buddies! You guys are the best! Blogging for me has become a very satisfying hobby and I just wanted to say thanks- for all of your great comments and fabulous blogs!