Archive | February, 2017

Driving me crazy and yummy

28 Feb

Due to the hubby’s VMR or the stuff as I affectionately call it. I had bought some mini vegan chocolate chips for baking and pancakes. Well last night he found the open bag and put both bags in a bigger plastic bag and put it on top of the counter. No big deal right even though I have done this before and he has NEVER had a problem with the chips before and to top it all off MR. Picky forgot or did not find the other open bag of chocolate chips. Again just grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Really annoying and picky if you ask me. Just my personal opinion.

The yummy is these chocolate chip cookies from Thug Kitchen pg. 195 and except for having to put in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. They were really easy to put together and tasty. They are not very sweet either. I used the mini chocolate chips. Who knew you could have a reasonably healthy chocolate chip cookie? Enjoy!


Dinner and Vasomotor Rhinitis

17 Feb

Here is whats for dinner most of this week.


This is the Baked Ziti with Spinach page 158 in Thug Kitchen’s Party Grub. No there is no spinach in it. I like to work with fresh ingredients and there was no spinach available. So I subbed out the spinach for green kale. You can find vegan “ricotta” cheese that you can use instead of blending tofu etc. Plus prep time for me was about 30 minutes not including cook time.

No picture for it but, lunch for me at work this week has been the leek and barley “fried rice” from Thug Kitchen’s 101 on page 102.

My husband has been fairly recently diagnosed with Vasomotor Rhinitis and if you are curious please research it. I am also offering this up as a way for people who are living with someone or know someone with this condition. I would like to know how you are coping not the person with this condition. I already know how hard/difficult this is. Let me put it this way I can not have ANYTHING with a scent. I cannot have any friends over. My daughter cant have any friends over. Is this fair? That is for you to decide. I will plead the fifth.


8 Feb

Hello again.

This is another recipe from Thug Kitchen


This is the Spice Chickpea Wraps with Tahini Dressing on page 32. I once again did not follow all of the recipe. Instead of using cayenne pepper I substituted in some chili powder. I did not have any so used what I had. I also subbed in a garlic clove instead of using garlic powder again I did not have any and prefer the real stuff to the powder.

Yesterday I finally got rid of a bunch of stuff that I had not been using for awhile along with clothes that I no longer wanted and some clothes that my daughter had out grown. It felt good to get rid of this stuff. We will be doing a big purge come spring break. I am looking forward to it. We will be selling some books too and getting rid of them as well.

Pot pie

3 Feb

Here is the good eating I made for my daughter and I. Amazingly she actually has been eating this and she normally wont eat many vegetables. Thank you Thug Kitchen!!!!! You are my heroes for making kick a%* food for even the most picky eaters.


This is what it looks like in the pot. I added sweet potatoes since I am not a big fan of regular potatoes. Again nothing wrong with adding what you like. I also omitted the onion this called for in Party Grub.


Again I did not make the crust that they have for this but, instead got a frozen pie crust that could be unwrapped for later use. Again as Thug Kitchen states you do you. If you want to or have the time then make the crust from scratch if not then do what feels good to you. It may not look pretty but, it sure is Good. Enjoy!


2 Feb

After our “president” signed the executive order on Friday. I am ashamed to be an American. This is NOT how this country started. The Puritans and others fled England for religious persecution and many peoples ancestors came to Ellis Island for religious freedom and to make a new start with better wages here in the US. Here are other peoples opinions. Tammy Strobel and a few others.

President Trump’s Executive Order outraged me. Also, Chris Guillebeau’s recent Instagram post prompted me to speak out. Chris eloquently said:

“I have visited many Muslim countries and felt welcomed and safe. Many times their hospitality has greatly outdone anywhere else in the world, and certainly anything that I’ve offered myself.

To those who say, ‘Keep Muslims out of the US’—aside from the lunacy of such a concept, I’d start with asking: ‘How many Muslims do you actually know? Have you ever visited a mosque?’

Furthermore, I’m tired of hearing that ‘we’ (you/me/anyone) shouldn’t be speaking out about these things. If you don’t speak out, you are offering tacit approval of systematic oppression. If you don’t use your voice now, why should anyone listen to you later? What will you tell a future generation that asks ‘Where were you?’

History asks us: What would you have done during the holocaust, times of slavery, etc.? And the bottom line is, most of us really have no idea… we *hope* that we would have done the right thing, but there’s no way to know for sure. Except now you have a real-time chance to answer that question. What will your answer be?”

I wholeheartedly agree with Chris’s post, and I’m thankful he wrote it because I’ve been silent for too long.

Further reading & action steps:

Terrorism and Immigration: A Risk Analysis (via the CATO Institute)

5 real things you can do right now to fight Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’

You have a voice. You have a conscience. You have a heart.

Lives Rewritten With the Stroke of a Pen

One Thing is True: Silence is Compliance

I have taken some of these steps if you need the actual links because they did not let you click then please go to for her post regarding this.

Please understand that a lot of people are and have not been happy with “president Trumps” actions and his beliefs.