Easy Dill Pickles and Kohlrabi

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We got quite a few little cucumbers from the CSA (though one bag went bad while we were traveling, so sad) and some dill, so it seemed like a good idea to make some homemade dill pickles and kohlrabi. This recipe is quite easy and tasty! Ingredients 4 cups sliced or speared cucumbers or kohlrabi 3 1/2 cups water 1 ¼ cups white vinegar 1 T sugar 1 T sea salt 2 cloves garlic 2 heads or a handful of dill Directions Cut cucumbers or kohlrabi and prepare a jar. Combine water, vinegar, sugar, and salt and place in pan. … Continue reading

Vegan Zucchini Muffins

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As we were packing for a trip to see family in Indiana (go Purdue), I noticed that there were several nice zucchinis on the counter. I know Mr. notVeganAsana well enough to know that he was not going to make anything involving a zucch while we were gone, so I decided some muffins for the road would be a good idea. This recipe pulled together easily and quickly and made a nice large batch of muffins that are tasty and moist. You could certainly add nuts or raisins to it (I mostly just forgot). This can be made in small … Continue reading

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi – Review and Giveaway

Recently, I was asked to review the newest book by Brian Leaf, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi. I have previously reviewed his other book, Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, on this site. Brian nicely sent me a copy to review. It took only one afternoon to read and was an enjoyable, light, summer read. My review, and a chance to own this copy follow the break. If you are looking for a book that takes a theoretical approach to examining how yoga impacts parenting, this is not it. There are mentions of meditation, yoga practice, and the occasional connection made between parenting … Continue reading