Snowstorm Baking – Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Bad weather always means baking for me. Today, while the menfolk were outside shoveling, I threw together a big batch of these beauties! Ingredients 2/3 cup natural peanut butter 4 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups raw sugar 2/3 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cup rolled oats (reqular or quick, but not instant) 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips or chocolate bar broken into small pieces 1 cup chopped walnuts Process Preheat oven to 425°F and prepare your baking sheets.Whisk together first five ingredients until very smooth. Mix dry ingredients. Combine all … Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini Pasta Bake – Vegan Recipe

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I must admit that, while I do most of my meal planning on the weekend before I get groceries, there is almost always a day I forgot or I don’t want to make what was scheduled or I didn’t get enough of something. On those days, the plan is as follows: Open the cabinet and stare inside. Open the fridge and stare inside. Start that process again but this time randomly pull things out and throw them on the counter. Stare at the pile of things for a while and then start prepping some of them, hoping that an idea … Continue reading

Relaxing In, Not Pulling Away

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The last few weeks have given me several reasons to think about how much more difficult most challenges in life become when we struggle with them in an attempt to get away, rather than relaxing into them and figuring out how to live with the situation. For example, it’s been cold in NJ. It’s been quite cold for NJ. I know that, when I go out in the cold, my first impulse is to clinch all of my muscles, especially the muscles in my face and shoulders. But, if I can get myself to stop that, to relax my muscles … Continue reading