This is an Amy original. :) PEANUT BUTTER TOFU STIRFRY Ingredients*: 2 T Olive oil 2 T Sesame oil 5 cloves garlic – minced 1 package extra firm tofu – cut into bite-sized pieces 2 stalks of broccoli – cut into bite-sized pieces 1 carrot – chopped into bite-sized strips 2 T Tamari Cayenne (red) pepper flakes 3/4 – 1 C natural peanut butter 4-6 servings of brown rice (I used Instant brown rice) Handful of crushed peanuts (optional) *Please note these are approximate amounts. Saute tofu in 1 T olive oil and 1 T sesame oil until it starts to turn golden. Add theRead More →

I don’t have time to write much of an entry today, so I will leave you with a couple informative bits instead. This first thing was posted on a Y!Group I belong to. I found it interesting and exciting that breastfeeding made it onto the list. Johns Hopkins University identifies “10 Cheap Ways to Save the World” The fall 2005 issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health includes a list of the 10 least expensive ways to save millions of lives. Experts on the School’s faculty identified the interventions. The ten cheap interventions are: 1. Quit smoking. 2. Increase vitamin A supplementation. 3. Expand oral rehydrationRead More →

Here’s a new (to me) soup recipe I got from my friend Julie. :) She made it for our moms’ night out get-together a week and a half ago and it was delicious! Carrot Ginger Soup 2 or 3 T olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1.5 pounds of carrots, chopped 2 baking potatoes, peeled & sliced 1 c. soy milk (the recipe called for 1 c. of white wine, but I didn’t have any and using the soy milk was just as good) 7 cups of vegetable stock ¼ c lime juice 1 knob of fresh ginger, peeled & sliced or 2 t groundRead More →

Gratuitious pics of Ava, the little builder… She’s gotten in the habit of pulling cans out of the pantry over the past couple months and building. This was her most impressive creation yet. She did it completely by herself. I asked her to move in closer to it so I could get some better pics. She decided to pose that way all on her own. It wasn’t really falling, but she certainly added a nice effect. ;) So after our recent visit to the doctor and my estimating that she had at least 75 words in her vocabulary, I decided to write them out andRead More →

In order to fit our gas bill into our budget and avoid high costs in the winter and low costs in the summer, we’ve been on averaged monthly billing with our gas company for over a year now. Our bill for the past year has been $52/month. Not bad, right? Well, January is the month that we originally signed up, and therefore means this is the time they reevaluate our bill. Even though we keep our heat at 68 degrees around the clock (it’s hard to go much colder with a child who won’t wear blankets when she sleeps), and our gas usage has notRead More →

Some of you may recall that several of my friends are pregnant. That, coupled with the fact that I have taken pictures of a few of them and their beautiful pregnant bellies (and have been working on their pictures on my computer), has lead Ava to believe that we ALL have a baby in our belly. She was eating lunch a few days ago, when she stopped what she was doing, pulled up her shirt, grabbed her chubby rolls and said, “baby.” I tried to explain to her that she didn’t have a baby in her belly. She looked perplexed, pointed at my belly andRead More →