Sunday, March 6, 2011



Can you hear that? It's the dripping of icicles. The melting of snow! Spring is coming, I can feel it!!

And just in time, too. We've been running out of things to play with inside...

This week I have been spending more time in my sweet little kitchen following recipe after recipe. Have I mentioned how much I am enjoying learning how to cook? How I've gone this far in my life without so much a clue as to how to cook some brown rice (or fine, boil water), I do not understand. I feel like I have not been a good example for my kids and I am so thankful that I have decided to make this much needed change.

All of the meals that I have been cooking have come straight from a recipe that I have either found online or have read in one of my two cookbooks. I am nowhere near the "winging it" stage, but...I'm OK with that. Hey, I'm not even ashamed to admit that I just watched an online video all about how to steam vegetables (well, maybe just a little ashamed :)...

Here are a few of the things I have made this week. Remember - these are all healthy, vegan dishes. It IS possible to eat tasty food that is also quite good for you, too!

Quinoa Vegetable Peanut Stir Fry

Quick Vegan Quesadillas

Tomato Basil Pasta (from my new favorite cooking blog: Oh She Glows)

Oh. I've also fallen madly in love this week:

It's a Green Monster and it's amazing!


So, my graduate class begins in one week. I have not been in school for, well...(ahem)...quite some time now and I'm nervous. I admit that recently I've spent far too much time trying to figure out whether I am suppose to bring a notebook and pen (and my Trapper Keeper?:) to class or a laptop?

Ahh well.

Happy Almost-Spring!


Bethany said...

I love my green smoothies... Try to make one every day!!!

Kimberly said...

I'm definitely going to try this. What recipe do you personally use?

Loren Stow said...

Hi Laurie,
My pc crashed... and for a month I was completely out of touch (and missed reading my blogs soooooo much!).
I am so glad to see how well things are going on your side - your commitment to the Happiness Project is admirable (I have still not started :(, but that is another story altogether).
Just a quick shout out to say 'hi' and wish you all the best!