Zoom Dancing With a Secret Service Agent and a Rose Fairy Princess

October 31 2020

Thank you Michelle Dvorak for hosting the The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Halloween dance party!! What fun!! Everyone looked amazing and fun in their costumes!! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

October 31 2020

First time over to The Romano Duo’s since December. A whole pot of vegan chili just for me … with a virgin Bloody Mary!! 🧡🖤🎃👻

We had a fun time getting to visit The Romano Duo at their place. All three of us haven’t been since Last December.

We ate dinner outside and then I took Thomas and Lillian around the neighborhood for trick or treating. It was great to see how creative people were with safely handing out candy. Thomas was a secret service agent (who forgot to tuck in his shirt until after photos … Oops!). Lillian was once again The Rose Fairy Princess. 👻🎃💀

Thomas and Lillian also got a surprise visit from their dad who they’ve not seen since 2014. He phoned as we were driving to The Romano Duo’s place and said he’d be driving through town in about an hour. He visited for about 20 minutes before continuing on. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Home now. Time for Thomas and I to watch Arsenic & Old Lace. ☠️☠️☠️

Steaming Hot Sumatra and Potato Chili Bowl With Almond Butter Cocoa While the Guinea Pig Chews

May 5 2019:

Me. A hot steamy cup of organic Sumatra black coffee. A super delicious vegan super fruit muffin. Gorgeous trees outside the window. A most satisfying combination. 💙💙

May 7 2019:

That. Was. Delicious!!! Baked red potato smushed into a bowl of vegan chili, sliced open and topped with Miyoko’s “butter”, sweet onions, and Daiya cheese. I couldn’t even eat it all. Filling and YUM!!

May 11 2019:

Yummy find at Trader Joe’s. So. Good.

Do your bookmarks look like this?Thomas has Lovey, our rescue Guinea pig, give her stamp of approval to bookmarks, receipts, and any other bits of paper!

I once accidentally knocked a receipt into her house that I needed for a return. I felt like a child saying the dog ate my homework when I handed the chewed receipt to the cashier. Sorry. Our Guinea pig thought it was hers and chewed it! 😱🤣

Vegan Eats: Potato Leek Soup and Cucumber Salad and Carrot Ginger Soup and Chili

January 22 2017:

Making a thick and creamy soup today. As I sliced the ingredients, the beauty and swirls of this ingredient caught my eye. Incredibly magical on the inside.

Leek Up Close 1.22.17

It was the perfect day for potato leek soup topped with scallions. Thick, creamy, and oh my goodness …. incredibly delicious!! xoxo

Potato Leek Soup 1.2017

It was in the latest Chopra Center email newsletter (just pasting straight from there).

I always tweak recipes so I did not add the rosemary, oregano, and parsley. Yet, I added ground ginger. I LOVE the kick ginger gives to dishes.

Potato Leek

There is only one word to describe this soup—comfort. It’s thick, creamy, and bursting with flavor. Leeks are often underutilized in the kitchen, but they’re a phenomenal source of vitamins and antioxidants, not to mention quite delicious.


* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 4 leeks, sliced
* 3 garlic cloves, chopped
* 4 russet potatoes, cubed
* 4 cups vegetable broth
* 1 (14-ounce) can white beans
* 1 teaspoon rosemary
* 1 teaspoon oregano
* 1 teaspoon parsley
* Sea salt and pepper, to taste


Sauté leaks in oil over medium-high heat for about five minutes, until softened.
Add garlic and potatoes and sauté two more minutes.
Add broth, beans, and spices.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and puree mixture in a blender. If soup is too thick, add water until desired consistency is reached.
Add salt and pepper, to taste.


The warm and creamy potato leek soup called for a refreshing and satisfying side salad.

Cucumber and arugula! English cucumber, arugula, pickles, scallions, kalamata olives, topped with warm beets and fig balsamic dressing.

Plus a side of baked potato medallions. The entire meal was food bliss. xoxo

Cucumber and Arugula Salad 1.23.17

January 26 2017:

Carrot Ginger Soup tonight …. creamy, flavorful and incredibly pleasing. So yummy!

Carrot Ginger Soup 1.26.17

January 27 2017:

Oh ginger, how I love thee!!! Yummy!!

Ginger Root 1.27.17

January 28 2017:

Best chili yet! A spicy veggie chili with red peppers, mushrooms, and jalapeño. I am in food bliss!

So good I had it for breakfast this morning with a cup of yummy coffee. Both brought out the flavors of each even more. So incredibly satisfying.

Vegan Chili 1.28.17