~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

 Let’s start with the night before the 24th and enjoy the Potato-Vegetable Soup … … and then some Oreo Chickpea Brownies which is a recipe I found from “Vegan-twiceasnice“. I thought they were quite yummy and not too sweet, but moist and tasty, and actually good for you with the chickpeas and dates and oats! My son and I had a beautiful Christmas together …. We … Continue reading ~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

~ A Beautiful little Town called San Sebastian del Oeste~

One of our DAY trips, while we were in Puerto Vallarta for the week, was to visit San Sebastian del Oeste, a beautiful old town in the mountains of Jalisco State in Mexico. Formerly the town was known as Real de San Sebastián and later San Sebastián and since 1983, San Sebastián del Oeste is a village made up of ancient haciendas and century-old homes … Continue reading ~ A Beautiful little Town called San Sebastian del Oeste~

~ Sayulita and my Big Fat Rice Bowl ~

Sayulita is a 35 min. taxi ride from Puerta Vallarta…. well, actually we were in Nuevo Vallarta so we were already a little closer to the old surf town… our first time there. The drive was lovely, so magnificent, full of rich vegetation, such greenery, such beauty….. The weather was once again very hot, stifling actually, kinda like walking through a sauna. 32-34 C! with … Continue reading ~ Sayulita and my Big Fat Rice Bowl ~

~ Our Taco Bar Visit at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

Another gorgeous, hot day in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it was time to eat. My mother had never had tacos before, so off we went to check out the Taco Bar. Pretty delicious looking tacos, right!? They were indeed! They had quite the variety of vegys and sauces you could add, some spicy, some not, which was fun. But the one thing that kinda grossed … Continue reading ~ Our Taco Bar Visit at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

~ La Trattoria at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

I feel very lucky that I was able to spend a week in Puerto Vallarta with my mother! It was a very hot week though … 32 – 34 C in fact with the humidity reaching up to 75%! Kinda like living in a sauna, so it was especially hot for my mama bear being a bit older. I mean even for me, it was … Continue reading ~ La Trattoria at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

~ Waiting for our Flight in Mexico City ~

We had to wait 5 hours in Mexico City for our flight to Puerto Vallarta (no direct flights at this point and time) and we were getting hungry. I ate my fruit salad on the drive down to the Vancouver airport, ate 4 bananas,  a granola bar and drank my smoothie…. but it was definitely time to eat …. and unfortunately, there wasn’t anything vegan on … Continue reading ~ Waiting for our Flight in Mexico City ~

~ Saturday Morning Tofu-Vegy Stir-fry ~

I was going to make a Scrambled Tofu, and it turned into a Tofu-Vegy Stir-Fry…. 🙂 It doesn’t really matter does it…. either way, it tasted delicious, scrumptious! Ate that with Bread by Ed, and later, I’ll whip up some rice, and eat the rest with that! 🙂 I cut up an onion, 2 cloves of garlic (would have used more, like 4 or 5, … Continue reading ~ Saturday Morning Tofu-Vegy Stir-fry ~

~ Carrot Cake to a Thanksgiving Potluck! ~

I drove down to Function Junction, Saturday evening, to “quickly” participate in the Vegan Potluck, but didn’t stay long due to the fact that my son wasn’t feeling well. I  made a quick appearance, chatted for a little bit, grabbed some food to take back home with me, and left my Carrot Cake there … I brought home a mixture of somewhat spicy raw vegy … Continue reading ~ Carrot Cake to a Thanksgiving Potluck! ~

~ “Alive” Organic Vegan Wine with Pasta and Kale & Tomato Sauce ~

I was in the Liquor Store buying some beer for a friend who fixed our cracked kitchen window and I came upon this beautiful bottle of wine and thought I should try it …. A very delicious Merlot ($22.00) which I quite enjoyed with my Pasta and Kale & Tomato Sauce from Dr. Neal Barnard’s Book “The Cancer Survivor’s Guide”. I just recently bought this … Continue reading ~ “Alive” Organic Vegan Wine with Pasta and Kale & Tomato Sauce ~