I like cute-creative Halloween. Not ghosty-ghouly-gorey Halloween. Like the year Tween dressed as a skeleton on Hawaiian vacation: skeleton costume plus grass skirt with Mardi Gras beads and puka shells topped with a straw hat. Cute, creative, and made us all laugh. As I walk the dog through decked out neighborhoods, I continually avert my … Continue reading Muck

Meatless Monday – Spicy Coconut Noodles

Happy Halloween! Chili on Halloween has become something of a tradition for our family, mostly because it's healthy comfort food to warm up your insides on a cool fall evening but also because you can make a BIG pot and share it with friends. We have enjoyed Halloween parties with friends most of Tween's school … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Spicy Coconut Noodles

Meatless Monday – Veggie Chili

A dear friend offered to host the annual family-friendly Halloween/Trick-or-Treating party (meaning, as much fun for adults as kids, including Kitchen Dance Party long after we all should have been asleep) . This Halloween dealt us a new parenting milestone - Teen definitely had his own plans and Tween, willing to attend party and eat food, felt … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Veggie Chili

Meatless Monday

Fall plays hide and seek with the Bay Area. Mostly, Fall hides. Oh, we catch glimpses of her as the mornings flash an early chill, a playful breeze kicks up, and the days gradually shorten. If we're lucky, we might wake up to damp ground, evidence of a light rain or at least a heavy … Continue reading Meatless Monday