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Lime and Thyme Chick Peas

On Friday I prepared food for Sabbath breakfast and lunch. I had planned on having rice cereal and then thought I might use any leftover rice for rice and chick peas, but it didn’t work out that way. The rice was too hard, I think undercooked. I ate some of it with coconut milk, raisins, dates, and ground flax seed, but it was too crunchy, so I dumped it in the bowl for the rice cooker and put it back in the refrigerator. After church, I mixed in some water and some more raisins (and most of the dates were eaten, but didn’t add any more), and put it back in the rice cooker. When it finished, the coconut milk and water were absorbed. The rice was still a little crunchy, but I think not as much. I added more ground flax seeds and ate that for lunch. This morning and after lunch, I went around the yard taking footage of snails and other creatures for a new Sabbath Discoveries in Nature video (as I haven’t done one in about 6 months). While walking around the yard I checked on the lime and lemon trees. While one lemon was on the ground (for how long, I don’t know, so I left it there), I didn’t find any other lemons on the tree, but I did see two or three limes on the lime tree. Around supper time, I picked one of the limes and washed it off. It seemed soft at first, but then I thought it seemed a little tough, so I was going to knead it on the counter to break up the pulp and make the juice easier to squeeze. As I went to knead the lime, it popped! Guess it was ripe enough. But there was still plenty of juice in the lime, and I squeezed the rest on the cold chick peas, drizzled on some olive oil, and added some Himilayan pink salt and thyme. After mixing it all together, I had nicely seasoned chick peas that are delicious to eat cold. I had the same recipe again for brunch this morning. I didn’t measure the ingredients, so I recommend adding it all to taste, starting with a little and adding more, or if you’ve been cooking for a while and have good judgement on how much to use, use as much as seems best to you. For those who must have measurements, start with 1-2 tsp of olive oil, a pinch or two of salt, and two or three pinches of crushed thyme leaves. If you have thyme powder, maybe start with one pinch, and you need about 1/2-1 lime of key lime size, all for about 1 – 1 1/2 cup of cooked, chilled chick peas. Just mix it all together. Taste, and add more seasonings and lime juice as needed. You can use lemon juice instead, if available.

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Peanut Butter Banana No-Bakes

It’s hot season here in Thailand—too hot to really enjoy a steaming bowl of oatmeal, but these are a good alternative for breakfast and/or supper during the hot summer months, and can be eaten as a lightly sweetened dessert, too. Being a dump-and-pour cook, I didn’t measure the ingredients, but if you have too much of one thing, you can compensate with another (too much oats, add more coconut milk/peanut butter) (if the mix is too liquid, add more oats). Mix well before adding anything extra, though, and taste to see if it’s sweet enough. I think it’s just right for me.

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Lime&Dill Popcorn

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Oatmeal is a good way to start your day. It is easy to make, filling, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can boil it, make baked oatmeal, use it to top a crisp, bake granola bars, form it into a patty with savory herbs and bake it, roll it with flour and boil it as dumplings, bake it into cookies, make no-bake cookies, granola, etc. Even peanut butter no-bake cookies made with honey instead of sugar can be a nutritional part of breakfast. Cliff uses oats in its delicious, filling, and nutritious energy bars. Whole grain oats are loaded with fiber and protein, and oats can help you to lose weight (everything in moderation). Here, I’ll be talking about a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and just a few healthy and delicious ways to enjoy it.

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Green Bean Casserole

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Thanksgiving Squash

This recipe will be a nice addition to your thanksgiving feast, but can also be eaten at any time. It’s best in season, though, with a squash grown in your own garden, on your own farm, or bought from the vegetable stand by the road—which is where I got mine from. This recipe is really simple, too!

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I have eaten and enjoyed pierogis since I was a child (or at least I think I was a child when I had my first pierogis. My first clear memory of pierogis is eating them smothered in spaghetti sauce). I recommend melted vegan butter or olive oil and garlic instead. While spaghetti sauce is okay, it may tend to overpower the flavor of the pierogis. Vegan butter and/or olive oil doesn’t, but instead enhances the flavor. Continue reading

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