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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

3645E236-F1EC-43CE-A87B-E0E7CC5B3204[1]My friend showed me how making wool dryer balls to replace fabric softener is not only environmentally friendly, but budget friendly too!

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Comfort Food

Today….there is not enough chocolate.

The sun still rose, but it shone on a country that has disappointed me to the core.

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I am not a political person, and I don’t care to write a political blog, but I am a person with a big heart for humans, animals, and the earth, and that heart is very, very broken today.

Tonight, I’m breaking out the boxed mac n cheese. The deluxe version. deluxe-rice-pasta-extra-cheesy-cheddar-sauce

I actually add more (jovial) noodles to Annie’s boxes b/c the cheese is more than enough for the eager mouths here. I’m roasting broccoli and serving smoked salmon too, just because comfort doesn’t have to mean lack of healthy options. We can have balance. We can have balance. And wine of course.

And dessert all around, because I swear, just like in Harry Potter books, chocolate really does make one feel better.

 

children · gluten free

Broccoli and Tofu Wrap

Normally I’m annoyed when one of my sons tells me what he’s “going to have for dinner” before lunch time has even passed. Today though, I let it go because what my oldest ‘ordered’ happens to be my favorite thing to give him, a broccoli and tofu wrap. It’s easy, healthy, and the fact my son gets excited for it leaves me smiling no matter what kind of day it’s been. (And it actually hasn’t been a very pleasant day.) Here’s the basic recipe: lightly steam cut-up broccoli and cubed tofu with a bit of balsamic vinegar, (gluten-free) soy sauce, and a turn or two of cracked pepper. Pile that into a couple of warm tortillas, corn if gluten intolerant of course but my son’s favorite are spelt. Add some garlic sauce on top and enjoy. I usually steam more than I need of the broccoli and tofu and keep it in the fridge for warming up the next day~ it works well, plus the mixture can always end up on rice instead if that sounds better. Great weekday recipe.