Southwestern Patties for a Quick Dinner

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I love summer for it’s spontaneity. We can go anywhere anytime. We are entering our last week of summer here in Portland and I have a pretty good schedule laid out for the week. I’ve decided to go out with a bang – I’m going to be a really fun mom this week; at least… 

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Veggie Eggs

Veggie Eggs

Breathe…breathe again…I need to do this more. I need to slow down and breathe and let the air flow around and from me and let myself live in that moment more. I need to appreciate that time, the gift that is today. We have today and now and I know I don’t always give the… 

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Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Salad

Sometimes salad sounds boring to me. That might sound weird since I’m kinda a veggie nerd (totally exists) and my kids could tell you the same. However, this summer I’ve experimented with some sweeter salad ingredients. This has kept me more interested and excited to eat my lunchy greens. On the menu today – strawberry… 

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Always Foods and Sometimes Foods

Sometimes Foods v Always Foods

I’m keeping it real for you. My name is Bonnie and I’m mostly vegan but tonight I ate mac and cheese and chicken nuggets for dinner. I didn’t think I’d ever write about mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. It’s been over a year and a half that we’ve been eating clean veggie-based meals and the… 

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Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

If I had to pick a cold favorite thing to eat, this would be it. I can literally taste it right now as I look at the picture. The green smoothie, my own granola, and topped with some fruit. Triple yum. Sometimes I throw on a small handful of mini chocolate chips too, because chocolate… 

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Bean Dip with Creamy Cilantro Sauce {Vegan}

Bean Dip with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

When I create, I’m fulfilled. When I experiment, whether or not I fail, I’m fulfilled. When I inspire others to create, I’m fulfilled. It’s not always about the outcome and as the quote on my mantle says, “happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” (from Margaret Lee Runbeck) My… 

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Taco Tornadoes {Vegan}

Taco Tornados

We’ve been on holiday this week. A spring break holiday. We decided to kick it off with a lovely celebration of lice. Yes, lice. It’s Monday morning, I’m snuggling with my 7-year-old, then remembered he’d really been itching his head. So that, along with a classroom outbreak, got me out of bed rather quickly. After… 

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Chocolate Bark with Apricots

chocolate bark with apricots

I just had my favorite moment of the whole day. I was tucking in my sweet 2 year old. (“Right now I’m two, but on my birthday I’ll be three,” I’m constantly informed.) He wrapped his little arm around my neck and held on, wanting me to stay with him. I love age two. I… 

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Chickpea Salad with Dill, Celery, & Sunflower Seeds

Chickpea Salad with Dill & Sunflower Seeds

  I’ve learned a couple things the past couple weeks. Okay, maybe month: If you feel like you are in a good life rhythm, don’t buy a dog. If you do adopt a dog, be willing to say it’s too much. It’s okay to cry, even if the kids don’t, when you give the dog… 

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