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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Classical Music and Vegan Vittles – 27 September 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

In our kitchen early this morning, while preparing our large tossed salad (romaine lettuce, cucumbers, sweet red peppers, carrots, red onions, broccoli, and celery), I listened to a CD of beautiful classical music called “String Serenade.” Among the selections featured on this collection are Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C Major, Opus 48: Waltz”; Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo”; and Kreisler’s Caprice Viennois.”

After refrigerating the finished salad for later, I started on the vegan pineapple and banana smoothie. Vegan fruit or vegetable smoothies have become – well – almost a breakfast tradition. We finish off a full blender container while playing “Boggle.”

Getting back to the pineapple/banana smoothie – I always add approximately four tablespoons of flax seeds which provide more than our daily requirement of omega 3 fatty acids. We find that storing our nuts and seeds in the freezer keeps them very fresh and prevents them from going rancid.

For our pineapple and banana smoothie recipe, see: 

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For lots of breakfast ideas with photos, see:   

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