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Sunday, 25 March 2012
Veggie Cajun

I got this off the internet at this site

Really good-even the meat eaters loved it.  The "Gimme Lean" menioned is great.  I find it at Whole Foods here, Publix in FL had it also.


Vegetarian Quinoa Jambalaya
1 ½ cups cooked beans (I used kidney beans but any kind would be fine)*
1 cup faux sausage crumbles**
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup onion, chopped
¼ cup bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup tomatoes, diced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1-2 teaspoons Tabasco
¾ cup quinoa
1 ½ cups vegetables broth
1 ½ cups water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon oregano flakes
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
In a large skillet sauté the vegetables in the oil for a few minutes then stir in the dry quinoa.  After the quinoa has been coated by the oil and vegetables stir in the remaining ingredients and cover the skillet.  Let steam 20-30 minutes or until the quinoa is soft, stirring occasionally.

*Freshly cooked beans are best, is you are using canned beans please drain and rinse them before adding them to this recipe.
**Faux sausage is available in most freezer sections of grocery stores by the rest of the vegetarian “fake meat,” products.  Also, I have recently discovered a faux sausage that has become my favorite, it is not frozen but instead is usually found in the refrigerated section of the produce isle.  It tastes great and the soy in it is non-genetically modified! It’s called Gimme Lean and if you choose to use this you’ll have to brown the faux sausage in a bit of oil first then remove it from the skillet and continue on with the recipe as described (stirring the browned and crumpled faux sausage in just after the quinoa).


Posted by Kare at 8:48 PM MDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:38 PM MDT
Ain't the internet GREAT!

Found a friend from Germany today.  She and her hubby are now living in the South of France.  

Let me see - since my last post.  I have now lost 55+ pounds.  Have gone vegatarian and have been able to stop some of my meds.

We lost our wonderful alpha dog Tobi (many tears)  and have since added Abe to the pack.  He is from the Colorado Cell Dog program and is a wonderful dog.  He is part Lab and part Grayhound.  


It seems spring may come to the Rockies at long last this year.  Have had some beautiful days lately- but need rain badly. I'll try to post some more recipes.  



Posted by Kare at 8:26 PM MDT
Updated: Sunday, 25 March 2012 9:03 PM MDT
Friday, 7 October 2011
Vibram five finger bogus site
Mood:  don't ask

For anyone who uses or is looking to get Vibram Five finger shoes (I love them). Please make sure you do not use the site with Vibramfivefingersbarefoot in their address. The real site doesn't have "barefoot." This site is totally bogus- the address is fake, the phone number doesn't work. They answer emails but you cannot get a person. They are overseas in China (didn't realize until I got shipping information). Rather than 3 pairs of shoes paid for, I got a cheap plastic beaded bracelet.

They say they are an outlet--WRONG!!!

Posted by Kare at 6:01 PM MDT
Updated: Friday, 7 October 2011 7:45 PM MDT
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Beautiful Day

After three crazy months at work I took the day off to get some things done.  I was beautiful and clear after snow and temps below zero.  I stopped at Garden of the Gods for a quick picture.


Posted by Kare at 6:30 PM MST
Sunday, 18 July 2010
new glass

Got a few things done in the last couple weeks.   Trying to get ready for "Glass Stock" at the end of Aug.










































Posted by Kare at 10:18 PM MDT
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Devil's Head off Rampart Range Rd

Yep, we headed back up to Rampart Range. This time we went to Devil's Head about 30 miles North of Woodland Park.  The review I read said it was an "easy" trail.  Not sure we agreed with that but after a few stops to catch our breath we made it.  I even made it up and down the steps in the pictures, did I mention I have a problem with steps?  My hands were cramped by the time I made it down from gripping the rail.  But the view was sooo worth it.








View from most southern part of Rampart Range looking South


















...on the way up...









































 The man working this fire station has been at it more than 26 year and is pushing 90!






















And unrelated here is the group of babies out back this year

Posted by Kare at 10:41 PM MDT
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Rampart range road












We decided to explore Rampart Range Road today.  The Rubicon earned its name today after we took a wrong turn.  You know its bad when the Jeep GPS shows you in a blank field.












Posted by Kare at 11:30 PM MDT
Updated: Monday, 5 July 2010 9:58 PM MDT
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Garden of the Gods...beautiful day

A perfect Colorado day.  Warm, sunny, light wind.  Went and hiked around Garden of the Gods.  Here are some pics.










Pikes Peak with the Garden in foreground







































Posted by Kare at 7:52 PM MDT
Monday, 6 July 2009
Baby Pictures

I have been reminded I have been remiss in posting pictures of the baby.  She is still averaging a half pound a day gain. Her eyes have stayed a light gray green color























Posted by Kare at 10:40 AM MDT
Updated: Monday, 4 January 2010 9:11 PM MST
Monday, 22 June 2009
Just catching up

Haven't checked in lately.  The camera is broken so no pics.  Things are going well.  Spring is moving into summer and the fields are covered in yellow daisies like flowers.  The antelope have had their babies an we can watch them out back.

Hubby traded the vette for a Harley, really pretty and it fits me...hmmmm.  He's my hero for getting Air Gas to do the right thing and getting us a fair price for our gas and correcting past mistakes with our account.  So now I can get back to doing more glass (hard to do much when they jump your price from $18-$48 overnight).

Saphira is growing like a weed and is now bigger than the schnauzers.

Hope your Summer is safe and happy.

Posted by Kare at 8:26 PM MDT
Updated: Thursday, 25 June 2009 9:46 PM MDT

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