Friday, July 31, 2015

Still posting The Daily Smoothie Report on Facebook and here is today's entry.

Brought to you by the Cinnamon Snail “Street Vegan” recipe for “Raw Chocolate Pudding”, which, I might add, is soooo rich and decadently delicious.  This recipe is easy to make.  But first, the smoothie blast of this morning; created with water, pineapple kale, celery, flax seeds, ginger and cinnamon.  And now for the recipe………….

2 cups raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup organic cacao powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Drain the soaked cashews and rinse them under cold water.  Place the cashews, maple syrup, cacao powder, and sea salt with 2/3 cup water in a high speed blender or Vitamix and blend on high until completely smooth, about 90 seconds.  Portion the pudding into 4 ramekins, half-pint glass jars or champagne glasses.  Chill the puddings for at least 2 hours before serving.  If storing for longer, cover the puddings, and keep under refrigeration for up to 5 days.

Bon Appetite!

Friday, July 24, 2015


Share the TRUTH! From Vox.com: "Myth: The Iran deal is abject surrender and will make it easier for Iran to get a nuclear bomb.
This is probably the most common talking point about the Iran deal, and certainly the most common one against it: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been making it for months, as have some Republicans.
This is total nonsense and is, in fact, the exact opposite of what is happening. Iran has accepted enormous cuts to its nuclear program, not to mention invasive and politically humiliating inspections.

The US won on every major issue that was really important, and the upshot is that Iran is surrendering most of its nuclear program. Here are the bullet points:

-Iran will give up about 14,000 of its 20,000 centrifuges.

-Iran will give up 97 percent of its enriched uranium; it will hold on to only 300 kilograms' worth.
-Iran will be forbidden from enriching uranium beyond energy-grade fuel, or 3.67 percent enrichment. (Weapons-grade uranium is 90 percent enriched.)
-Iran will destroy or export the core of its plutonium plant at Arak, and replace it with a new core that cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium. It will ship out all spent nuclear fuel."
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1KmIigJ
Image by Occupy Democrats.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 More Entries in the
"It Caught My Eye"
Photo Challenge





Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 Traveling on East River Ferry
Saturday, July 11th
Looking up at the Brooklyn Bridge


Williamsburg Bridge

 Visit to Ellis Island
with Friends
Sunday, July 12th


 Me and Margaret
in the Registry Room




Tuesday, July 07, 2015

 Long July 4th Holiday Weekend
Visit to Upstate NY






Wednesday, July 01, 2015

 1st Annual Peace & Justice Fair
Fort Greene - Brooklyn
June 27th

 More Experimentation
with New Cellphone

PERSONAL NEWS #245
June 2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.  Weather was wet, windy and chilly outdoors.

June 4th, I participated in the monthly BFP board members meeting after work which was very productive.

June 7th, I joined other members of “NYC Friends of Tolkien” at Stone Creek lounge to enjoy refreshment and watch the extended edition of LOTR “Fellowship of the Ring”.  It was great fun.

June 8th, I had an appt with my lung doctor, and afterwards I had a private yoga class with Fabrice.

June 9th I participated, via conference call, in the productive monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting.

June 10th, I attended the informative Fuchsberg law firm compensation fund reception for us 9/11 survivors who lived or worked in that Wall Street area.

June 12th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at the studio.

June 13th, I volunteered with other members of BFP to table at the annual Brooklyn Pride event in Park Slope.  Later on I joined my friend Margaret for dinner and conversation at a nice Japanese restaurant called Tenzan on upper Westside of Manhattan.

June 16th, I had an appt with Dr Tan for much needed acupuncture treatment.

June 19th, I had to take a sick day from work due to lung issues and on antibiotics.

June 20th, after Dana cleaned the apt for me, I attended to many chores and errands around the hood.

June 21st, early in the afternoon I traded in my old cellphone for a new one with more “features”.  Later in the afternoon I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at the studio.

June 22nd, I had a follow up appt with my lung specialist regarding the recent lung situation.

June 23rd, I participated in the productive and informative monthly BFP A&C committee conference call.

June 26th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at my apt.

June 27th, I volunteered at the BFP Peace & Justice Fair in Fort Greene hood of Brooklyn.

June 28th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva at my apt.

June 30th, I had an excellent vegan dinner, as well as interesting conversation, at Candle Café West with Pete and Nadine.