About Me

I am the mother to 6 children and former foster mother to 2. I am passionate about whatever it is I am passionate about, until I change my mind. I dream big, plan big, and once in a while I even make it big. We are planning to take our freak show on the road. Join us as we embark on a new adventure!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Gary and I have been eating vegan for the past few days. Things have been going surprisingly well. The new eating plan has been far simpler than I expected, and we have been greatly enjoying our new foods. Really!

I was typing out some recipes for a friend, and thought they were good enough to share. If you are happily consuming animal products and oil, then skip the first two.

Whole Wheat Vegan Zucchini Bread

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini (we used more)
2/3 cup apple sauce
2 eggs (we used 2 Tbls flax meal mixed with 6 Tbls water)
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Mix together, pour into two greased bread pans, bake at 350* for 55 minutes
This makes a very dense, thick and moist bread.

Black Bean Burgers
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
2 slices whole grain bread
spices to taste (We used a grill seasoning)

Grind the bread in the food processor, take out the bread crumbs and put the beans in to process. Mix together with your spices. Make into patties and fry in a little oil. We served these with sauted onions. The texture is very soft, but the flavor was really good. 

This is good on anything, especially a turkey sandwich!

Cranberry Relish

8 oz (2 cups) cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup horseradish
1 Tbls lemon juice
Chop the berries in the food processor, then mix in all ingredients. Chill for 24 hours. Yum. 

1 comment:

16 blessings'mom said...

Hi Kerry....you have been fortunate, not to have ridden a bus with verbally abusive people. I went to school in a large district and experienced some interesting things on the bus. Girl fights, a boy who tried to grab every girl he could until I told the principal on him, ..and that was only middle school. But then I worked as a receptionist in an insurance agency in a large city for a year, and guess what? People are not always kind and patient. Some of them are downright mean. The insurance customers, AND the city bus riders... The people closest to our children love them and are good and always have their best interests in mind in all their dealings with them. But in "real life", it just is not so. (I also have ridden a subway in Boston...talk about rude people...okay, not everyone in Boston is rude, but...eeks!) So in my reference to the bus being like the real world, I was simply pointing out that the world is not all sunshine and comfort, and as much as I want to protect my kids from the hard knocks, I believe some exposure to it is helpful.