Lunch and dinner...

For lunch we had tofu dogs with ketchup and mustard,
the kids had vegetable chips with theirs. 
I had leftover asparagus, mushroom and onion from the grill yesterday.

For dinner we tried out, Best Pizza Dough Ever Recipe, and it was SO good!

We topped it with olive oil, sauteed mushrooms and onions,
tomato slices, basil, salt and pepper.

Just me

Just me... before I left to go to my twincesses  birthday party.

Happy Birthday
!Mya & Ava!

Auntie loves you!

"There is nothing you can see that is not a flower." - Matsuo Basho

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. 
They were not made for humans any more than 
blacks were made for whites, or women for men.

Mahatma Gandhi

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any 
stage and under any clime in which it is possible 
for human beings ordinarily to live, I hold 
flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.

Leonardo Da Vinci

There slowly grew up in me an unshakable
 conviction that we have no right to inflict 
suffering and death on another living 
creature, unless there is some unavoidable necessity for it.

Benjamin Spock

"My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, 
and I have been frequently chided for my 
singularity. But my light repast allows for greater 
progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.

Sir Thomas More

The utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow 
creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, 
which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable.

John Robbins

It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable 
solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people 
eat more plant foods and fewer animal products. To me 
it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give 
us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also 
those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute 
the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and 
are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.

Michael Klaper, M.D.

People are the only animals that drink the milk of the 
mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking 
milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to 
nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for 
a human being to drink the milk of a cow.
First it was necessary to civilize 
man in relation to man.

Now it is necessary to civilize man 

in relation to nature and the animals.

Victor Hugo

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal 
it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot 
of people are unkind to animals, especially in 
the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned 
and, once large sums of money are at stake, 
will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.

Ruth Harrison

Poor animals! How jealously they guard their 

pathetic bodies . . . that which to us is merely 
an evening's meal, but to them is life itself.

T. Casey Brennan

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

 committed, citizens can change the world. 
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

To forgive and accept injustice is cowardice.

Life is life--whether in a cat, or dog or man. 

There is no difference there between a 
cat or a man. The idea of difference is a 
human conception for man's own advantage.

Sri Aurobindo

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.
Stanislaw Lec

A man can live and be healthy without killing

 animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat,
 he participates in taking animal life merely
 for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

Leo Tolstoy

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.
Ben Franklin