Happy Earth Day! Did you do anything this weekend to celebrate our beautiful planet? While I think Earth Day really should be Every Day, birthdays cannot be, so we celebrate those in style. It just so happened that SoulDaddy’s special day fell over the weekend, so we made sure to let him know how special we think he is.
Think lunch downtown, homemade vegan lasagna for dinner, and this organic, vegan carrot cake for dessert. Continue reading →
With our recent jump into a full-on plant-based diet, I was in search of a new appetizer to bring to this year’s Easter weekend celebration. Since I gravitate towards uncomplicated and healthy, I settled on this simple but delicious bruschetta. that brings together some of my favorite Mediterranean flavors. It’s easy to prep and doing so a day ahead of time really allows the flavors to meld. Continue reading →
Let’s get personal today folks and talk eating habits. It’s such a delicate subject isn’t it? I mean, you never dare (or at least I don’t), criticize what others choose or don’t choose to eat. Unless of course it’s my mother who needs a good reminding now and then that Cheez Its are not an acceptable snack to keep in the pantry. Yikes!
As many of you know, I’ve been a vegetarian for many years now (Approaching twenty I think, but who’s counting). SoulDaddy and I are also raising K-Bear vegetarian too, a gift I don’t I thank SoulDaddy for enough. I feel so strongly about a meat-free diet that I’ve been carrying around a book with me since my college intern days called “The Vegetarian Mother and Baby.” The first real article I ever wrote that I tried oh-so-hard without success to get published, was called “How to Raise your Child Vegetarian.”
I like to think I was simply way before my time. Or a fresh out of college, never-been-published twenty-something. Continue reading →
WOW! How excited was I when I came across this vegetarian school lunch program? Over. the. moon. Thank you Veggie Fitness for making my day! It almost makes me wish I could move to New Jersey. At the very least, it gives me great hope that I may find a school for K-Bear in my corner of the world with a similar philosophy.
You may have caught my rant about the SAD diet whilst I searched in vain for a new daycare for her last year. As a health conscious consumer, parent and real food advocate, nothing is more important to me than what I feed my family. And I’ll be damned (yes, I’m that passionate about this topic!) if I’ll send my child to a school or daycare only to be filled with the exact garbage I avoid at all costs at home. I’m talking about hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, chemical additives, and otherwise processed foods which, unfortunately, are all too prevalent in schools and daycare centers across our country. Continue reading →
This soup is thick, delicious and nutritious, and it’s spices are especially warming on a cold winter day. Put it on in the morning and revel in its warmth and fragrance after a day of snowshoeing, skiing or sledding. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s also suitable for any cleanse or new eating habits (I hate the word “diet!”) you may be testing in the new year. Continue reading →
It seems everyone in the blogging sphere is doing Top Posts for 2012. I’m really enjoying the reminders for articles I wanted to check out but didn’t get to, posts I did read and forgot about, etc. I thought the same might be helpful for you. Here, in no particular order, are the Top 5 posts clicked on for 2012 at The Soulicious Life. Coincidentally, they happen to be some of my favs too. ;-)
By the way, if you haven’t yet entered my Happy New Year contest to win a beautiful and fun Upcycled Sari Bag, please do so here. You have until midnight, January 8.
Hands down, lasagna reminds me of Sunday dinners at my grandparent’s home. Our extended family gathered around the dining room table once a week to share a meal, always Italian, with love and gratitude. I swear, Nana Pearson’s well-worn pan – layered with noodles, fresh marinara and mozzarella – never weighed less than five pounds.
These roll-ups are as worthy of any Sunday dinner as a layered lasagna, but way more fun. They also are flexible with various size baking pans, and require no messy cutting of the finished noodles. They make a fast and delicious dish to bring to those in need of a meal; I doubled this recipe and shared with friends who had a new baby. If you have family coming in for the holidays, no one will be disappointed when this dish appears, and it will feed the whole crew! Continue reading →
Stuffing is hands-down my favorite holiday dish. This past Thanksgiving I ran a 5K just so I could eat a whole lot of this particular version that I discovered new this year and adapted from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa. Truth be told, I would’ve eaten the whole pan myself, 5K or not. It’s so simple to make and is the perfect mix of not-too-sweet and savory.
I hope you can find room for it on your holiday table. You won’t be disappointed, I promise! Continue reading →
This recipe was originally inspired from Oh She Glows, but I was up against the sweet potato she used. You see, SoulDaddy gags when I say the word sweet potato. But I did have a spaghetti squash from our summer garden still hanging around on the counter, just begging to be hidden in a form SoulDaddy wouldn’t recognize used.
I may be living in denial, but I’m convinced my darling husband doesn’t hate squash as much as he thinks he does. After countless tries, I finally succeeded with this soup! Filled with the flavor of cumin, coriander and chili powder, this protein-packed bowl of deliciousness is warming and fills your belly fast with healthy goodness. Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving week! How is your 30 Days of Giving Thanks going? I have found it to be such a powerful practice, and one that has helped me be more mindful of a daily moment of gratitude.
I’m putting the finishing touches on our holiday menu and gearing up for the family to fly in from Connecticut. After having hosted Thanksgiving for so many years now, SoulDaddy and I are a well-oiled machine, but I’m still thrilled to be off work for the remainder of the week – and utilizing daycare for two of those days I might add!
Yes, SoulMomma gets to enjoy a few days for herself. I’m sure that half of that time will be spent cooking and cleaning, but I’m still thankful for the change of pace and time with family. Continue reading →