What's for dinner?

And a pot of pinto beans on the stove inside. 



Talk to you all tomorrow.


Cashew fruit.... juice.... can that be right?

That's what I wondered as I glanced across the shelf.  I picked up the container and it definitely said cashew fruit.  It also explains on the container, for people like myself... "Did you know that a cashew is NOT just a nut? It's a fruit!"  The cashew fruit has two parts - the fruit and the nut.  Cashew fruit may help calm the stomach, soothe the throat, and promote healthy skin.

At this point, I figure... why not? So I got one.  It has a strange taste, but not bad.  I'll get another one this weekend when I run back to the store.  After I tried it, I started reading the packaging.

"Cashew Fruit is a nutritious beverage with a fresh, light, and naturally sweet, tropical flavor.  It is a rich source of Vitamin C.  O.N.E.™Cashew Fruit contains important nutrients including beta-carotene, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, calcium and iron.  One cashew fruit contains more Vitamin C than an orange, with less acidity.

Cashew Fruit


Vegan friendly, comfort food. I'm a former Taco Bell junkie.

After looking through websites of ways to make fast food vegan friendly, if it's possible.
Which I found out it is! That sure makes a lot of things easier when we're out and about.

Granted, we rarely eat fast food.  It is always nice to know that it is still an option in some cases.

Anyway - along the way I read that you can substitute beans for meat at Taco Bell, which led to another lengthy process of deciding whether or not the refried beans at Taco Bell are made with animal lard, etc.  I'm not going to go through all of that here, I'm getting off topic.

What I DO want to share is this... because it's wonderful.

First things first:


I make mine using: avocados, lime, white onion, serrano peppers, heirloom tomatoes
cumin, smoked black peppercorn, and salt.

In the taco shell layer refried beans, guacamole, baby arugula, diced heirloom tomatoes and diced onion.

Trust me... it's ridiculously good.

Reasons to love fruit...

Papaya with a surprise

Strawberry with another surprise

My son picking strawberries

My daughter picking strawberries

Basket of love from my children.
It may look like strawberries and flowers, but I can assure you it's so much more than that.

Good Morning! (And Happy Birthday!)

Good morning everyone!

I hope you enjoy your day,
and find at least three reasons to smile today.

Happy 3rd Birthday Christian!