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Back In the U.S. of A

The ordeal of travel when there is a concern for your health was the anxiety I was dealing with – Tuesday night when I stayed up all night, thinking about the 11 flight from London Heathrow to San Francisco International airport where I would land upon the hub of airlines inbound from Asia – where the recent Coronavirus is wreaking havoc in the continent and beyond. Landing in San Francisco was an eye-opening experience as I saw traveler after traveler wearing masks and gloves to help ward off contact with those who made their way from Asia-inbound flights.  Would it have been safer to not have flights leaving the continent? was the first thing that popped into my mind while I walked angry through the corridors, and then I queued up in the customs line for over an hour, along with so many travelers in masks, and my anxiety grew deeper, to the point I found myself hyperventilating about all the other ways I might contract the virus, past the airport. Have you ever been …

Food: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

When some of your guests are gluten-intolerant, and others are vegan, you bake a a vegan pumpkin pie to the bring-a-dessert Sunday afternoon get-together. Ingredients CRUST 1 ¼ cups raw cashews 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free) 2 pitted medjool dates 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 ½ tsp ground ginger 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (if not gluten-free, sub spelt or all-purpose flour) 1/4 cup scoopable (firm) coconut oil (virgin or refined for less-prominent coconut flavor // or sub avocado oil for similar result) 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more as needed FILLING 2 cups pumpkin purée (unsweetened // we like Libby’s brand) 2 ½ Tbsp arrowroot starch (for thickening) 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk (canned) 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic brown sugar) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or store-bought)     {more} On another note – which movie are you anxious to come out? I have to say the Little Women remake 

Much To Cover This Week – Where to Start

I’ve purchased a journal – which prompts with questions to write your way to self-discovery. At the time I thought it was a great idea to invest in a paper bound diary of sorts until I realized the questions border line those you answer in an online job application.  Where you are asked to troubleshoot a problem, or explain your weaknesses or strengths and some trick questions embedded in there to determine your state of mind or psychoanalyze your way of thinking. So I wonder if this blank journal with questions for headers is truly meant to help in my self-discovery.  Then again, do I really need to discover any more about myself at this point in my life? I thought about it long and hard last night, while up staring at the television screen set at the Hallmark channel, reading lips as I had the volume on mute and finally, at four in the morning, decided to play along. Meaning share with you a few of the questions on occasion with my answers, not …

Food: Dinner Tonight – Craving BBQ Chicken added to a Salad of Choice

We’ve had more rain then I remember in a lifetime here in San Francisco, and I couldn’t be happier. We needed it, wish it would be the norm every year – but we know how it goes. Ten years of drought, one year of some rain. This year of course its an exception – or – wait I think we had this much rain back in 2009?  So, yup every ten years. 🙂 Anyway, with this much rain, we’ve had to postpone the idea of BBQ outdoors. But, since I am craving BBQ, and some sort of salad today, it is happening – either in a non-stick skillet, or my indoor grill – which is an older model and a pain to clean – I have a few more hours to decide which way to BBQ – either way, this is the salad I am aiming for tonight. And…I am not changing a thing in the recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or tenders 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, store-bought or homemade 2 cups fresh grilled or frozen thawed corn …