{MM} 4.29.13

Hmmm, a few personal highlights from last week:

1. We planted our garden (in rubber maid containers!).
2. I’ve started practicing the piano again. I swear “this time” I’m going finally stick with it.
3. I re-read A River Runs Through It.
Look, I get Norman Mclean is not anywhere near veg friendly. I mean, the whole novella is about fly fishing. But his writing is soothing & beautiful. (I wish he had written more.) And though it goes into way more detail than I would ever care to know about fly fishing, the story is really about his relationship with his brother (I admit, it’s even more fun to read when I have the image of Brad Pitt as Paul) & his dad.

The last lines of the story are the best:

Eventually, all things merge into one, & a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood & runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, & some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.

A River Runs Through It, pg. 104


More good stuff: 

♥ I had no idea Joaquin Phoenix was/is a lifelong vegan.
Makes me like him even more.

A brilliant, free way to get different books for your child’s library.

♥ White sugar is so 1970’s.
There are so many other, cooler, unrefined options.

♥ Best cleaning tip: “Don’t put things down, put them away.”
More where that came from, here.

♥ I don’t often think: “I want that blog.”
But, I want this blog.
It’s so clean & pretty,
& these sushi rolls have me salivating.

♥ What a creative tribute to Boston.

Appreciate normal, people!

♥ When husbands go out of town: a true account.
(My favorite is day 1.)

Bedtime & lyrics.
If you have kids, tell me you can relate with this.
This happened to me just last week.

♥ Did you know that feeding your baby mild curry can help broaden their palate?

Deep roots.

♥ I shared this on fb, but if you didn’t get a chance to listen to this, you must:
TAL’s Trends with Benefits. What you probably don’t know about federal disability payments.

♥ Bulimia isn’t just for teenagers. One 52 year old woman’s narrative.

These photos are breathtaking.
(I love the contrast, especially the 2nd photo.)

♥ Some thoughts from a vegan on his deathbed.


to pin:
(all recipes vegan & gluten-free)

quinoa veggie burgers

15 minute brussel sprout & tempeh stir-fry
cauliflower pizza crust 

savory spiced tamarind lentils
quinoa brownies
maple nut granola

mongolian spring vegetables & tofu
super foods soup

coconut butter cups

romaine lettuce cups
apple quinoa breakfast muffins

“meat” balls
kale & bean frances

 Here’s to another marvelous week.

Thanks for 

coming to bring joy today!

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  1. Ricki
    on April 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm said:

    Love it! SO many fabulous links and things to read. . I need more hours in a day!! 😀 Thanks for mentioning my Wholegrain Quinoa Muffins, Janae. xo

  2. Joy
    on April 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm said:

    Thank you for including my post in this roundup — and a thank you to all the ladies who made that post possible! I’m also equally smitten with the “In Pursuit of More” blog. So fresh. The photos are just gorgeous!

  3. alanna
    on April 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

    Thank you! I love the links and all the recipes to pin. 🙂

  4. Cadry
    on April 29, 2013 at 10:51 am said:

    So many fascinating posts as always! Thank you for doing the searching, so that we can reap the benefits! 🙂