Sunday, January 29, 2012

seven snacks

honey toast sticks
adam's sauerkraut with sourdough rye crispbread, vegan cream cheese, saffron salt, and pepper
almond yogurt with chia seeds and apricots
bear toast (sourdough toast with earth balance, sheese, dried papaya, and raisins)
peanut butter pita and turkish apricots
ants on a boat (apple slices with peanut butter and raisins)

paikat kotoa

sushi night

we eat deconstructed sushi almost every week, but we rarely take the time to make maki. when this does happen, it feels like such a treat- a celebration. the other night we had nothing specific to celebrate just spending time with GREAT friends. 

we rolled up:
spicy tempeh
blistered almonds
homemade sauerkraut
sweet potato tempura
sesame seeds

it was lovely!


i love listening to suki talk when she draws- she likes to tell me all the details of the elaborate stories she makes up, as she moves her markers around the paper. lately though, she has been more interested in watching other people create the visual narrative- she likes to guide you by telling you what to draw. it is quite fun, yet often difficult to keep up. this is a drawing made with her caregiver sara. i love that sara's solution to drawing a list of about five people was to make a house- they are all in the house together! it is important to be creative in situations like that, and sara is the best.  
standing by the house is suki, corduroy, and koji (our dog).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


one of our favorite snacks is popcorn. we usually make a big batch once or twice a week and keep it in a bag in the cupboard for snacking. we rarely buy chips because this is a much healthier and tastier treat. here are a few different variations we make, created by adam. 

all are made with:
2 T coconut oil
1/2 C organic popcorn
once popped add:
1/4 C nutritional yeast flakes
1 T salt

then add any of the variations:
A) 1 T granulated garlic, 1 T thyme
B) 3 T sesame seeds, 1 t. ginger powder
C) 1 T chili powder, 1 t oregano
D) 1 T basil, 2 T lemon zest


wake up weekend photographed

michael newsted, one of grand rapids most gifted photographers, captured most of wake up weekend on film. see more on his blog, here! 

i spy suki

ROWSTER intro from ROWSTER on Vimeo.

check out the new promotional video for rowster coffee. can you catch suki with her steamed soy milk mustache? stop in to rowster today for a cup of coffee and a vegan sweet. the current oven mitt menu includes chocolate chili cherry cookies and almond anise biscotti. enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

cabin time #1

Cabin-Time: Porkies (part one) from Colin McCarthy on Vimeo

Cabin-Time: Porkies (part two) from Colin McCarthy on Vimeo.

if in the grand rapids area, don't miss the showing of work made on this trip. mark your calendars today for february 17th at the 106 gallery. see more of this project here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

seven breakfasts

oatmeal with maple syrup, almonds, and almond milk
tofu scramble with homemade gingerade
miso soup

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

this is not happening by radiator hospital

friend joe kolean made this music video. so good!

aamu aika

pile of toothpicks and an altered spice tin = enough time to make breakfast

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

moonrise kingdom

can't wait!

seven dinners

warm chickpea salad with grandpa's avocado and rice crackers.
ethiopian feast at juan, and laura's apartment.
hummus with pita, papaya, cucumber, carrot sticks, and olives.
sushi rice with baked tofu, blistered almonds, roasted carrots, and kale. 
taco night with spanish rice, beans, tempeh, mushrooms, avocado, olives, and soy yogurt.

moth and squirrel sweater vest

suki's aunt debby just gifted her this sweet sweater vest- debby always finds the best things. it was made by an artist living in bellingham, washington. her craft line is called moth and squirrel. i looked up her blog and found she often repurposes sweaters to make a variety of things- such a great idea! suki's sweater has a cluster of little flowers and a turtle appliqued on to it. it is very soft and well constructed. i did not find an online shop selling these goods, but she seems to be busy on the craft fair scene. follow the moth and squirrel blog for updates on where she is showing. thank you, debby! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

SALE at nonchalantmom

today is the last day of the blow out sale at NONCHALANTMOM! hurry, all inventory is 30% off- including items already marked on sale!!!