Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chicks Coming Soon!!

This week we picked up a dozen eggs to be hatched into chicks. So far, so good.

We marked the chicks with an "X" on one side and an "O" on the other to keep up with turning them and set the incubator at 99.5 degrees. The kids are estatic.

Now I have no idea what we are going to do with these chicks once they hatch. I guess we better be building a coop. Ann, where are you? I need some help, cause I'm sure you know the best way to build a coop and what I need to be doing.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Natural Deodorant

Eating healthy and wearing my hair natural has affected my life in so many different ways. After reading about how anti-perspirants contain aluminum, I knew I didn't want to use them anymore. I went to Whole Foods and purchased some of the deodorants they offered and didn't like how much I was sweating in my clothes.

I attended a natural hair meeting and one of the ladies gave a recipe for homemade deodorant:

1 tbsp corn starch

1 tbsp baking soda

1tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp essential oil ( I use lavendar. Choose a fragrance you like)

1 tbsp tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

I absolutely LOVE this deodorant. Everyone in my household except my son ( he has no need for deodorant) uses it and loves it.

I made a youtube video that you can view here

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vegan Cashew Loaf

Yesterday I prepared a meal for Easter. I am very pleased with the way it came out. We had cashew loaf, green beens, macaroni and cheez, rolls, aloo paratha and cheesecake (I used sweet potato). Yes I ate too much! :)

One of my fellow tweeters asked for the recipe so I am posting it. Enjoy.

3/4 cup raw cashews, coarsely ground

1 cup soy milk

1 mdm onion, chopped or 2 tbsp dried minced onion

1 cup fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs

1 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp dried parsley, powedered with fingers or 1/4 cup fresh parsley snipped with scissors

1/4 tsp celery seed

1/4 cup quick oats

(I added a tbsp of gluten flour, for better hold and meaty texture)

Pour into greased baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until firm and lightly golden.

Taken from Tasty Vegan Delights by Gloria Lawson and Debbi Puffer

If you try it, please be sure to stop by and let me know how you like it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

What Are You Hungry For?

This week as the kids and I were having family worship, we talked about the daily manna that was provided for the children of Israel in the wilderness. We talked about how Christ is the Bread of Life.

I am a firm believer that my kids get into trouble when they don't have something specific to keep them busy and out of trouble. I believe this same concept applies spiritually. God gives us His Word, our manna. We are to eat of it daily. The truth is that just like we are hungry everyday for physical food, we are hungry everyday for spiritual food. Christ can feed us or Satan can feed us.

I told my kids if they are full on the Bread of heaven, they won't have room to eat the junk food that Satan offers.

What are you hungry for?