Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is a super fast vegetarian recipe that makes soup for days!  You can keep it vegan if you leave out the cheese and sour cream too. 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 can diced green chilies 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T oil 2 t cumin 1 t red pepper flakes 1 family size…

One Small Step

I didn’t update last week while I was trying out my habit tracking, because I wanted to have time to really look at how the variables interact with each other.  This month, I’m focusing on a number of things that I noticed had changed leading up to my decline in health and mood over the…

A Losing Battle

This is the kind of losing battle to be happy about.  I mentioned, in my last post, that I’d gained significant weight during the transition to my new job (20 pounds, to be exact).  It was the most I’ve weighed in my life, and put me over a limit I never wanted to see on…

17 Favorites for 2017

I couldn’t skip my year-end favorites post. I’m challenging myself to add one more favorite thing each year, as you may know. Here’s my 17 for 2017! Rainbow Colors I started my year off with as much color as possible. I love rainbows, holograms, LED morphing lights. My collection continues to grow!     Cranberry…

Tasty Stir Fry Sauce

If you want to make use of vegetable odds and ends, or ensure several easy meals throughout the week, do yourself a favor and keep a bottle of this sauce mixed up at all times.  Also, the spiky little plate in this picture was a gift from my mother, and it’s the best way to…

The Quest Begins

“Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.”  -Buddha Happy Second Day of Spring! I thought I’d take a moment to update you on my Druid journey. Last week, I wrote about a fitness program called Nerd Fitness Academy that turns diet and exercise into a role-playing game. Since…