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Easy Hummus Salad Dressing

Easy Hummus Salad Dressing (Vegan and Gluten Free) Dena Bäby 1 10 oz. container hummus (I use Oasis no oil added hummus from Kroger) or make your own! 1 TBSP Dijon Mustard ½ to 1 TBSP Maple Syrup ½ cup white wine vinegar Stir together and enjoy! Store in an air-tight container and keep for 5-7 days.

June 10th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Word of the Month: Eat Crow

Word of the Month: Eat Crow By Chrystie M. Smith To eat crow is to acknowledge a mistake under circumstances that make the admission very humiliating. No one knows the origin of this expression, but at least one colorful tale has grown up around it. It has an American soldier caught hunting behind British lines during the war of 1812. 

May 24th, 2021|Categories: Chrysti the Wordsmith|

Campfire S’mores Nachos

Campfire S’mores Nachos  By Jean DeMuzio Grilled S'more Nachos are so easy to make over a campfire, on the grill, or even in the oven at home. PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 10 minutes ADDITIONAL TIME: 10 minutes TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes  Ingredients graham crackers mini marshmallows regular marshmallows chocolate chips  Instructions Break up graham crackers and spread them

May 24th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer Candy Lucas   I started volunteering at a young age.  What I remember most when starting out was volunteering in a hospital as a Candy Striper at 14 years old.  I wore a red striped uniform and genuinely enjoyed the work.  I worked all over the hospital helping staff, but also helping patients.  I believe even at a

May 12th, 2021|Categories: Spiritual Practices|

Coconut Curry Zoodles with Marinated Tomatoes

Coconut Curry Zoodles with Marinated Tomatoes By Luke Periard   Preparation: 20 mins Cooking: 5 mins Serves 2 Coconut Curry Zoodles: 2 x Zucchini (medium, spiraled) 2 x Carrots (peeled and chopped) 1 tbsp of fresh Ginger (minced) 2 cloves of Garlic (minced) 1/4 cup of Green Onions 1/2 cup of Coconut Milk 1/2 an Avocado 1 tsp of Curry

May 6th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, It's Easy Being Green|

Recipe: Chickpea and Adzuki Beans with Vegetables

Recipe: Chickpea and Adzuki Beans with Vegetables By Luke Periard Preparation: 20 mins Cooking: 45 mins Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1/4 cup dried adzuki beans 1/4 cup dried chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) 1 1/2 cups of water (for Instant-Pot method) 2 tbsp of olive oil 1/4 cup of chopped ginger 3 to 4 cloves of garlic (minced) 2 medium yellow onions

May 5th, 2021|Categories: It's Easy Being Green, Recipes|

Sprouts

Sprouts By Luke Periard There are few foods that live up to the claim that they are inexpensive, require little time and energy, and yield nutritional variety, but that is exactly what sprouts are. Today you can find sprouts in the supermarket, but they start to wilt or degrade before you have a chance to eat them and there is

May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Environment, It's Easy Being Green|

Does Evil Disprove the Existence of God?

Does Evil Disprove the Existence of God? Rev. Dana Horton (Reading time 3-60 minutes) Here’s a fun one on evil and suffering:  One of the primary arguments against the existence of God (especially the ‘old man’ version of God) is the existence of suffering. Surely if there is a God, and he/she is omniscient and benevolent, then wars, riots, and

April 25th, 2021|Categories: A Quick Nine, Dana Horton|

Word of the Month: Cootie

Word of the Month: Cootie By Chrystie M. Smith There are times when playground gossip focuses on cooties:  who has them, who touched them, and how to get rid of them.  In a child’s world, cooties are often disseminated by the loathed members of the other sex, whose very aura is somehow contaminated with a vile, invisible, contagious substance. I

April 10th, 2021|Categories: Chrysti the Wordsmith|

Archetypes and the Story of Joseph — Part 2

Archetypes and the Story of Joseph -- Part 2 Rev. Dana Horton We’re back! Our last post (more than a month ago) was about archetypes — or more specifically, how everyone has a combination of archetypes. Archetypes are not magical angelic creatures, but are personality traits inherent within each one of us. Understanding archetypes is partly about introspection (gawwwd). But

March 27th, 2021|Categories: A Quick Nine, Dana Horton|

Integrating Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky

Integrating Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky Billie J. Gray This short piece is taken from a story written for a writing class that I recently attended. I dedicate this story to Timothy Gray (1967-2016).  He always strongly encouraged me to tell my story. So, here is a small part. Enjoy. The story that I am going to tell is

March 6th, 2021|Categories: Black History, Inspiration|

What Does Paul Say About the Afterlife?

What Does Paul Say About the Afterlife? Rev. Dana Horton In an earlier post, we examined what Jesus said, and more importantly, did not say about the afterlife. Let’s do a compare and contrast with Paul. Why is it important to examine Paul’s beliefs? Jesus and the apostles were all Jewish. And without Paul, the teachings of Jesus might have

January 26th, 2021|Categories: A Quick Nine, Dana Horton|

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