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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Keto Flex Recipe: Salted Almond Butter Cup Snack

This is a Keto Flex SNACK, which means it doesn't actually work as a lunch, but if you can stop at one or two of these delicious little salted almond cups , you will have energy and burn off some fat. Of course I had planned to make some peanut butter snacks, but I found out that the recipe I had called for "peanut flour" which I did NOT have, so.... I DID have an untried, unopened jar of a powder called PB & Me Powdered Almond Butter .  Since its original use is as an almond butter, but it is also a powder (as in flour?) so I thought... well, you know.... recipe experiment time!  (You can still use the plain old almond butter if you want) I am happy to say that the recipe worked out just fine! Yummy-licious in fact. WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS RECIPE: Parchment Paper Liners or candy cups 2 Muffin Tins 9-10 oz. dark chocolate (I used  Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips- 1x9 OZ  ) 3 T. Coconut Oil ( divided in 2 for the chocolate layers) 2 tsp. Cocon

KetoFlex Recipe: Cauliflower Rice with Spicy Tofu

This is my first recipe as an official KetoFlex person: Rice made from Cauliflower cuddling with Spicy diced Tofu.  Delicious!  If the rest of the food on the "diet" tastes this wonderful, I'm in! The ingredients list is below.   You might just want to do a scroll through this little tutorial to get a gawk at how to make cauliflower rice (very easy) and spice up your tofu (also easy): Start with a lovely organic cauliflower.  This is how it looks when it has had its leaves removed. Pulse it through your food processor until it resembles rice throughout.   Or, alternatively, you can grate it with a box grater. I like to dry it off so that it doesn't cook up too limp.  I just line a pan with a couple of layers of paper towel, pour in the 'rice', and let it sit a bit.  Then I soak up excess water with towels from the top. Cut a block of pressed organic tofu into cubes and dredge completely in   a Taco seasoning like Simply Organic Southwes

Granny Tries the Keto-Flex 3/12 Diet

How does a woman who has faithfully followed and eaten Low Fat Vegan for health and ethical reasons, suddenly flip over to the "high fat" keto diet that she has always been told was invented and propagated for "big money" by the late Dr. Atkinson? If you have been following this blog, you know that I have faithfully extolled the virtues of a Low FAT Plant-Strong diet for a good hunk of my adult life .  Besides feeling very strongly that eating organically-grown fruit, veggies, whole grains and beans is the way to go, I have also heralded the low (and no) fat trends among vegans who listen to and love the agenda of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who almost all firmly condemn a "high fat" vegan diet.  How did this happen?                                       SEE THE KETOFLEX RECIPES I USE Well, a couple of things have happened to change my decision around the way I eat: 1. I am 67 years old at the time of this writing.  I have had