Hairy Days Are(n’t) Here Again

In January of this year, I decided to grow my hair. This might seem like a minor decision if you don’t know me personally, but I’ve been bald, or near bald, for 15 years. During that time, I’ve been mostly happy with having no hair. However, last fall, I started feeling the weight of expectations of others about how I “should look” at my age, and in my position, and for my sex. So, with that as my underlying motivation, I decided to see about growing my hair. The decision was rather fraught. I wasn’t sure if I was ready … Continue reading

Bulk Freezer Cooking Vegan Style

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I’m busily getting ready for a little down time at the end of May and beginning of June, so I am trying to make some double meals now and put one into the freezer. I’ve done three this week and have several more planned. I could be getting them done faster, but I’m trying to do this as I make the meal to serve that night, so I’m not adding a lot of time to my day getting it done. Here is what is on the list to make right now: Mexican lasagna Eggplant and brown rice casserole Faux-cheeseburger casserole … Continue reading

Vitamixing it Up with Breakfast Smoothies

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I finally got my Vitamix. I’ve been yearning for one for a long long time. Now I have Glenda, the good blendah. And that means breakfast smoothies all the time. Woot. I’m gradually working out my smoothie making process. Right now, every weekend, I make several bags of fruit, seasonings, and protein powder and sock them into the freezer. Then, in the morning, I just have to grab some greens, blend them into soy milk (I do that first because I do not like chunks of greens in my smoothies), throw in a bag of frozen fruit, and voila! The … Continue reading