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Salad anyone?

tuna,avocado, egg noodle salad

Scallop noodles – 1 cluster, cook, drain and cool

Solid light tuna in vegetable oil  (99g)   use the oil to mash eggs and avocado

Fresh garlic stem*, thinly sliced (to taste)

Fresh crisp lettuce

Sweet red pepper

Green onion and slices of sweet onion (to your taste)

2 hard-boiled eggs

1 large avocado  scooped and mashed with the eggs

salt pepper to taste

mayonnaise 1 big tablespoon

Tossed together this is a great easy salad – other seasoning can be added as your taste dictates, ie, squeezed lime, ginger, wasabi…. it is your call.

Make this a day to remember, like a salad, how we put things together, the choices we make, all become a creation of our own doing…..



*garlic stems, I have only found at Asian groceries they are not chives, they are shaped like a pipe cleaner, taste is crisp, and can vary from mild to strong in taste. sold in bunches

cheating, really?

avocado toast b 5.31.18Good morning everyone…

Remember my discovery of Avocado on toast, it was wonderful.  Now I cheat, I buy the prepared avocado at Costco and use it on my toast.  Why!  well, because… I found that I would purchase fresh avocados from the grocery store, and then either they would not be ripe enough, I left them too long and yuck.  I decided on the lazy way.  I saw the packaged avocado dip/spread, looked at the ingredients.. and just like that it was in my basket.   Sigh…When there is a will there is a way!

I learned to live   (Aprendi a viver)

To practice every day  (pra gente pracicar)

To solve many problems,     (resolver nossos problemas)

To progress and improve   (proredir e melhorar)

And so can you…. we need only to look at what we want, then  look at how to resolve what we want so that we can enjoy  =^_^=

It is not cheating, it is achieving… an end result that works for YOU.

We are all unique, and how we go about looking after ourselves, well… there is always a way !!!



natural delights


While shopping the other day, I walked past a sample tray with out a second glance.  It was only after I’d walked down a ways that I realized that what I had seen was a display of dates and peanut butter. Totally taken back by this combination, I went back for a proper look and to talk to the young man who as manning the sample booth.  He informed me that only part of the ingredients were there since the raw pecan halves had not arrived in time for the demonstrations.

The appetizer was to have been stuffed Medjool dates with peanut butter and a piece of pecan .   The dates are cut in half, the pit taken out, and then the half is stuffed with peanut butter and topped with a pecan half.  I guess I had without consciously doing so, made a face.  I just couldn’t picture the taste of date with peanut butter.  The young man smiled and offered me a sample to taste.  Being the polite woman that I am, I took it said thank you and walked away.  Not wanting him to see me when I tasted what I thought would be a disaster.

Surprise, never mind that dates are a source of energy, fibre, magnesium and contain potassium, the combination of date and peanut butter was mouth-watering delicious.  Just thinking about it, makes we want to go and make a couple.

dates, peanut butterI’ve since learned that dates are used in many vegan diets, and the combination of dates and peanut butter is not unusual at all, in fact it is a combination loved by many.  There are a lot of recipes on Pinterest and other sites using that combination. I was the one who was walking around ignorant of this sweet treasure.


A tasty reminder to be aware of what is around you, be open to new possibilities, try something new, expand your horizons, you just never know, what new experience will bring a new “happy” into your world.

Date squares were always one of my favourite desserts, I don’t bake, eventually over the years, the date disappeared from my mind and diet.  Guess what is coming back..   =^_^=

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri


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