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Dismissing PETA

I know that by now many people are aware of the map published by the Southern Poverty Law Center that pinpoints different “hate groups” that exist in the US with their locations.

I spent a long time looking over it yesterday and it is horrifying.

I appreciated that they acknowledged hate groups from all sides, and particularly that they included the Black Panthers.

I believe that we often have a tendency to dismiss groups as non-hate groups or non-terrorist groups when we allow ourselves to empathize with the general principals upon which the groups are founded, even though we greatly disapprove of the actions that these groups inspire.

Over time I have allowed forgiveness toward the Black Panthers because I am sympathetic to the roots of their anger even though I had a classmate tortured and murdered in their name when I was young.

I didn’t realize until this morning how disappointed I am that PETA was left off of the list of hate groups in this country.

I personally believe that they a…

Bacon

This year has had some serious bumps. It has also been amazing in a ton of ways for myself and for my family, but it has been really emotionally challenging for me. I have been really afraid for people, probably more that I have ever been in my life before. All of that is due to what is going on in our country and with our government, and it is like a damn dark cloud that follows me around no matter where I go.

I am not saying that it isn’t serving a purpose. I need the frigging cloud with me as a reminder not to stop fighting to make things better, but it has been really challenging having it around all of the time. The cloud was reinforced by a lot of loss at the beginning of the year, including that of our family’s dog. It sucked.

I have also had to distance myself from a lot of people who were constantly making me sad because all that I could see when I looked at their smiling faces was the privilege they were wallowing in while refusing to even acknowledge it. I was feeling so res…

Coconut Button Cookies

These cookies are absolutely perfect for your next sewing party!


Ingredients:

1 Package White Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2c. Coconut Oil
1c.  Shredded Coconut
Miniature Chocolate Chips (Optional) 






Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, combine white cake mix,
eggs, coconut oil, and the shredded coconut. Mix well.

Roll the batter into tbsp. sized balls and flatten on a greased
cookie sheet.

Use a toothpick to make for little holes in the center of the
cookie to resemble button holes.





Bake the cookies for 10-12 min.

When the cookies have baked, place a chocolate chips in
each of the button holes while cookies are cooling.

Fur Babe Foodie - Beggin' Rice & Beans

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food. 






I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.


Beggin' Rice & Beans

16oz Dry Red Beans - GMO free if possible
2 c. Brown Rice - Cooked
Water
Broccoli Stems - Cleaned & Sliced
1 Bag Frozen Green Peas





Soak the red beans in a sealed container - overnight - in enough water to cover them well with a couple of inches to spare.

The next day, transfer the beans and 4c. water to a lar…

My Butterflies

When I was a kid they called it - butterflies in your stomach.

It wasn’t supposed to be a negative thing.

It is the reason that people ride roller coasters; a wonderful special sensation of anticipation that humans seek out to break the monotony of their daily routines.

It is that inner-body quiver that young lovers experience when they are about to be with the person who lights their life on fire.

People pierce and tattoo their skin to capture the sensation. They dive off of cliffs and out of airplanes and swim with sharks, just to feel that simple somersault inside their bellies.

And I feel it each and every time I finish letting out a breath…every single day of my existence…over and over and over again.

It isn’t constant excitement for me though. Most people call it anxiety. It is a prevailing sense of dread. It is knowing that the world isn’t quite right, and living in fear of what may happen next.

Although I believe that it increased significantly after I had my children, I recall havi…

Fur Babe Foodie - Fur Babe Tuna Chowder

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.






Fur Babe Tuna Chowder

The choice of tuna in this recipe is very important. Some types of tuna are very high in heavy metals and should be avoided. I use a Kirkland brand of Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna that is free school caught and species specific. 




16 oz Dry Navy Beans
1 c. Sliced Broccoli Stems
1 c. Sliced Baby Carrots - Organic if possibl…

Fur Babe Foodie - Pecan Pumpkin & Pea Fried Rice

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book. 







Pecan Pumpkin & Pea Fried Rice

12 Eggs
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 c. Brown Rice
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
2 c. Pecans
1 Bag Frozen Sweet Peas
Water





Cook the brown rice separately. I use a rice cooker and it is super convenient. I always recommend it as a kitchen appliance that I actually use.

In a large pot over medium heat cook the eggs and the olive …

Fur Babe Foodie - Flower-Flounder Quinoa

Fur Babe Foodie - Flower-Flounder Quinoa


My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book. 






Flower-Flounder Quinoa

8 - 10 Filets Fresh or Thawed Flounder
2 c. Fresh or Frozen Broccoli
2 c. Fresh or Frozen Cauliflower Rice
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
Water





Cook the quinoa in a large pot with four cups of water, over medium heat. Cook for thirty minutes, lightly covered, stirring occasionally & ad…

Fur Babe Foodie - Pup Pot Chicken

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.







Pup Pot Chicken

2 c. Rolled Oats
2 - 12oz. Cans Cooked Chicken
2 c. Sliced Baby Carrots - Organic if possible
1 Bag Frozen Sweet Peas - Organic if possible
1 Bag Frozen Green Beans - Organic if possible
Water






Cook the oats and the carrots in a large pot with four cups of water, over medium heat. Cook for fifteen minutes, lightly covered, stirr…

My Pulse

I started out earlier this week feeling through a lot of really strong resentful emotions.

These emotions were caused by show of support that I saw for our community coming from people who rarely ever do anything to actually support it, and conversely, actually do things that cause us harm more often than they would like to acknowledge.

Support is something that should never be turned down.

When someone reaches out a hand and offers sympathy, the good and right - the loving - thing to do, is to accept it without judgement.

But how can someone think, that by putting on rainbows and speaking words of unity, that they can erase or somehow supersede the damage that they have already done?

How can someone who votes my oppressors into government, suggest that they are my supporter?

This is why my heart is so heavy.

I know that on this day of remembrance, my goal is to reach out, to work harder, to give more love to the world. I don’t want to embrace resentment.

But where is the line drawn betwee…

Fur Babe Foodie - Three Pea Stew

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.




Three Pea Stew

1 lb. Dry Split Peas
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 - 15 oz. Can Pumpkin Puree
1 Bag Frozen Sweet Peas - Organic if possible
1 Bag Frozen Butter Peas - Organic if possible
Water






Drain and rinse the split peas and place them in a large pot with four cups of water, over medium heat. Cook the peas for thirty minutes, lightly covered, stirring…

Fur Babe Foodie - Spinach & Salmon Black Beans

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food.

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book. 






Spinach & Salmon Black Beans

2 c. Rolled Oats - GMO Free if possible
2 c. Dry Black Beans - Soaked
2 - 7 oz. Cans Wild Caught Salmon
1 Bag Fresh Baby Spinach - Organic if possible
Water





Soak the black beans in water, in a covered container, in the refrigerator, overnight.

Drain and rinse the beans and place them in a large pot with four c…

Fur Babe Foodie - Fur Babe Beef & Broccoli

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food. 





I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.




Fur Babe Beef & Broccoli





I sourced this beef liver from a local farming group here in Florida. Whenever possible it is best to source local foods and to know something about the farms that they are coming from.

2 c. Cooked Brown Rice - GMO Free if possible
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 c. Sliced Broccoli Stems - Organic if possible
4 c. Diced Be…