The Fantastic Friday Five: Tofu scramble, Confident kitchen spontaneity, and Gifts

The Fantastic Friday Five is a weekly series featuring odds and ends from my everyday life – food, running, gardening, home-ownership and more!

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#1:  Spring rolls… handheld, dip-loving salads!

I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, but I’ve been loving making spring rolls lately!  I’m getting ahead of myself because these fresh, tasty, bundles of happy will have the opportunity to star in their very own post soon (keep your eyes peeled!), but I just couldn’t keep the spring roll love to myself.  They really are easy, and they provide a handheld alternative to salads when you really want the taste and crunch and overall goodness of fresh veggies.  And you are almost required to dip them in sauce.  WIN!  Consider this a sneak preview…  :) Continue reading

The Fantastic Friday Five: Curried quinoa, Kale salad and SPRING!

The Fantastic Friday Five is a weekly series featuring odds and ends from my everyday life – food, running, gardening, home-ownership and more!

The good and the bad.  It’s been a good week around here for lazing and catching up on life planning… school vacation week for me!  (I’m a teacher, not a student, but vacation is even more welcome when you’re an adult!)  And the bad.  If you are not living in a hole (or the Central Maine woods?), which I assume you’re not if you’re reading this, you know that the bombings at the Boston Marathon have been very unsettling and heartbreaking to us all.  I live only an hour and a half north of Boston, and I know many people in the area.  I’m also a runner.  But no matter what bad there is in the world, the good is better, and I felt especially proud to be out running this week and seeing others do the same.  There’s a race I’ve been not wanting to do (I’m an infamous cold-feeter when it comes to races), but I’m going to run it tomorrow.  Because I can, and n0body can stop me.  Now allow me to share some of the fantasticness of the week with you… Thank you, as always, for joining in!  :)

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