Acts of Kindness

1. Tell a silly joke to make someone laugh  2. Donate food to a local food pantry  3. Do a chore for someone in your family 4. Donate your time to wrapping gifts to raise money for a charity  5. Tape chnae to a vending machine 

Finding your magic

For the past nine years, I have watched my daughter grace the stage in the production of the Nutcracker. From a tiny mouse, to playing Clara, to dancing Chinese, to now dancing the snow scene and in the Spanish trio.  I watch with pride as her magic unfolds on the stage. Ballet is an extremely…

Eggnog (vegan, gluten free)

Print Eggnog (vegan, gluten free) All the flavors of the original without the eggs or cows milk.  Hot or cold this classic with a twist is sure to please. Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 4 Ingredients 1 cup Cashews 4 cups Non dairy…

Stuffed mushrooms (vegan, gluten free)

Print Stuffed Mushrooms (vegan, gluten free) This simple dish is delightful as an appetizer or you can use the large portobello caps to create a main dish. Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Author fabulouslyfighting Ingredients 1 8oz Baby Portobello Mushrooms whole, organic 20 ea Lance gluten free crackers…

Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch (vegan, gluten free)

Print Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch (vegan, gluten free) This fizzy punch can be served with or without alcohol for a refreshing holiday treat. Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Ingredients 4 cups Apple Cider chilled 2 cups Cranberry Apple Juice Cocktail chilled 2 cups Ginger ale chilled 1 12oz can Frozen orange juice concentrate…

Meet Inspirational Role Model-Mackenzie Pinet

Inspirational role models are all genders, ethnicities, shapes, sizes, and ages.  Today I am highlighting a 14 year old young woman who epitomizes what a role model is.  Mackenzie is not only my daughter, but she is one of the kindess and purest souls I know. Wise beyond her years but still young at heart…

Gingerbread (vegan, gluten free)

Print Gingerbread (vegan, gluten free) Adapted from the amazing Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise Roberts, this recipe is simple to make yet results in a soft, spicy gingerbread cake that non one would guess is vegan or gluten free. Course Dessert Keyword Gluten Free, vegan Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time…

Wise words from a 14 year old caregiver

When I was diagnosed with lupus and Breast Cancer my biggest fear was how to handle these adversities with a child who would see everything.  Children are sponges and I was fearful my aliments would put a burden on our small child, at the time.  I’m the mom and my job is to take care…