Friday, July 9, 2010

A quick little blog break

So, as usual, I've been cooking all day preparing for Shabbat. And, as usual, it's a macrobiotic Shabbat. I'm using recipes from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and from Modern Day Macrobiotics by Simon Brown. I love those books. Here's my Shabbat menu: (I wish others would've shared this with me, so I hope you appreciate it!)

Friday night:
Vegan whole wheat Challah...been making this for a while now, we love it.
Fried Tofu
Vegetable Miso soup
Brown rice pudding

Saturday lunch:
More Challah
Udon noodles with corn, bok choy, carrots and broccoli with a tahini/ume vinegar sauce
Watermelon and cucumber salad

Saturday evening:
Even more Challah
Plum soup
any leftovers, and I always make my kids banana splits with coconut milk ice cream, a banana, and agave.

Back to the braiding the challah and getting the miso soup going.

With love,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Getting ready to ready to turn off this computer and read a book

But I couldn't resist writing my first blog, first! What am I going to read? Power Trip by Amanda Little. I know I am going to learn so much from it. And I'm excited. Because I've never thought of the dependence I have on fossil fuels for my daily survival.

I've spending lots of time on and, learning and communicating with others that think like I do. It reminds me that I'm not alone or crazy with all my thoughts and ideas.

Oh, and why do I use the title Cinnamon for my blog? I love cinnamon. I put the spice in everything from smoothies to soups to desserts. It warm and spicy. And I learned it settles down my tempermental blood sugar (it really does!)

I hope to bring together a group of friends with the same interests. I can teach how to make a delicious vegan challah and a macrobiotic Shabbat. I can trade smoothie recipes for my 14 month old and six year old twins. So much to share.

With love and sleep well,