VEGAN Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Enter the Baking Basics and Beyond Giveaway. And bake beyond. . . .Why I think I had a pretty good week last week.My sweet Bella had a report to present week. While most of the class did theirs on Puppies, pop stars, and modern day pop culture icons, my kid did hers on Jackie Robinson.  I didn’t even know,  she knew who he was.Again, Bella hit the ball out of the ballpark (like how I did that?) and made her First Reconciliation ( you know – where you go sit in a booth next to a priest and confess Read more […]

Raw Kale Salad with Peanut Honey Dressing and a GIVEAWAY ~ Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook

Yesterday. My, oh my. Yesterday.It was a doozy.I went to a kick your hiney abdominal, legs, arms, crazy lady class at the gym. I figured out that I don’t know what a ‘plank’ is, but more importantly, I CAN’T DO ONE. I need to figure out what do when I’m in an exercise class and I discover that I have no abdominal muscles and my arms don’t work. Hint: Don’t cry.Also. . .against my better judgement, I went to Spin Class. And I spun. But, and as warned, it did feel slightly like I had a rod up my rear, Read more […]

Winter Vegetable Soup, Fishing in the City Pool and A GIVEAWAY: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook By Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge with Sandy Gluck

 Food Photography by Paulette Tavormina It’s raining catfish and dogs today.  I’m laughing hysterically to myself, even if you didn’t quite get the joke.I’m laughing because, as I sit here staring out my study window I’m . . .A.) Reminiscing about what a fun time we had this weekend watching our 3 girls play in their season opener basketball games.B.) Fondly remembering how Shelbi wrestled her a 3 pound catfish that she unhooked and grabbed with her bare hands from at our annual City Pool Read more […]

Simple Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Bacon

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Holiday Salad: Kale with Dried Cranberries, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Candied Ginger and Orange Dressing

Warwick:  Nicole. I’m really sorry about last night.Me: Sorry? Why are you sorry?Warwick: Because I was snoring so much. I don’t know why I was having such a hard time breathing.Me: Oh. That’s okay.Warwick:  I should have just gotten up and used Saline Drops. They helped a lot this morning when I got up.Me: Well, don’t worry about it. . . .I’m glad you’re feeling better . . . .and you know. . . .I’d rather sleep next to you snoring, than not sleep next to you at all.Warwick: Really? I never would Read more […]

The anatomy of a Christmas Card, Butternut Squash Dressing, and The Vegan Holiday Kitchen GIVEAWAY!!!

Update:  The Winner is. . ..Nerissa Maldonado 6 days ago My favorite Thanksgiving Dish is my mom’s Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread.  Yummy my taste buds are watering just thinking about it. She has given me her recipe several times over the years but mine never comes out like hers (my kids are quick to point this out to me too).Oh well! I try. Please contact me in the next 48 hours at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com to claim your prize, or another winner will be chosen.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -November Read more […]

Sad Clown Make-up, A Halloween Hangover, Easy Pumpkin Soup and GREEN VALLEY ORGANICS GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

  [Winner announced below]Ever just wake up and look at your face and wonder.Wonder about your face and every body else’s face, and the things they do to it?Like eyeliner. What about eyeliner?  I love it personally. I think I should wear more of it.And brown skin is nice, lovely in fact, but wonder how it would be to be white.  No, not like Caucasian.  I mean white, like snow. Like cotton. Like this bottle of Green Valley Kefir I’m pouring into my glass, and spilling it onto my desk. (We’ll Read more […]

Barley Risotto & A Giveaway: The New Sonoma CookBook by Connie Guttersen RD, PhD

UPDATE:The winner is . . . .Ashley Murray- Please contact me at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com in the next 48 hours to claim your prize!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Why does anybody love another?Looks?Brains?Heart?Maybe. I’m sure all those things played a part in my attraction to my husband. But what really reeled me. . . .He always dresses up on Halloween.When I found that out, I was a goner.On Sunday, October 9th, Warwick and I commemorated our 12th wedding anniversary.We Read more […]

Anarchist Granola and/or Cookies

My husband thinks I’m staging a rebellion.A coup of sorts.One that will resort to a state of Anarchism. Total lack of governing bodies. The governing bodies that govern Halloween, Halloween Decor and Halloween Fright.Real important stuff.All because I got this FABULOUS idea, to construct this GREAT GIGANTIC THING.But now this great big enormous Halloween thing, is lonely. And I think it’s only right that I make more GREAT BIG HUMONGOUS THINGS to go with it.  And this. . . .is the problem.  The Read more […]

Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)

Hi.I’m back.I know it’s been awhile. But, ummm, I’m sure you forgive me. I’m back in Houston with my children and my husband, and my dad is still sick, but getting better everyday. No more dialysis. No more fever. The heart is ticking away all on its own. The respirator, gone, gone, gone. He’s still in ICU and heavily sedated, but yesterday he squeezed his hand, opened his eyes, and moved his neck. . . .all great news.But. . ..and there is a but. . . .throughout all the craziness. . . .not sleeping. Read more […]