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Part 3 -Big Life updates

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My mom passed away on October 16, 2022. She had pancreatic cancer so I was prepared for this but it still hard. My dad also passed away from cancer so I was already familiar with the process of what happens after a parent passes this time is different because my mom and I did everything together before. My mom and I were each other’s bubble during the pandemic and we were each other’s social life for a long time. It is a tough adjustment now living in a different city where I don’t know many people without the person that I spent most of my free time with. My moms last words to me were be strong you are strong I will hold on to that. My mom also wrote a goodbye letter to my brother and me. I’m not sure if my brother has read it yet but I want to say if you are going to write a goodbye letter don’t wait until you are heavily medicated and in lots of pain to do it or just don’t do it. I’m holding on to the actual memories I had with my mom the letter has been given to my brother to do wh

October 30, 2017 Healthy Flourless Vegan Fudge Brownies, Facebook recipe #3

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The link to the original recipe no longer works; however it is from Big Man's World healthy flourless Fudge Brownies. The link for the original video is on livingvancouverloca's facebook page which can be found here  https://www.facebook.com/livingvancouverloca/ . I could only watch the video and not find the original recipe so this is not an exact recipe; however it turned out okay. There are only 5 ingredients and my version is vegan since I used vegan chocolate chips  sweet potato, cocoa powder, almond butter for the brownies. My friend gave me the giant potato and I steamed it but not long enough.  The original recipe says to heat the nut butter but I don't have a microwave so I decided that I could mash the potato and mix the butter in the blender of my magic bullet. It didn't work very well and I had to add water to mix it a little.  In the end I came out with a decent looking batter. The original recipe calls for cooking at 350 for 25 minutes. I

October 23, 2017 Facebook recipe #2 dole whip soft serve clone using only 3 ingredients

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I am still trying out recipes I have previously shared on Facebook this one is so simply and yummy. The original recipe link can be found here https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pineapple-soft-serve. I substituted mango for pineapple because I like mango better plus its what I had in the freezer. All that is needed is some frozen mango or pineapple, a frozen banana, and coconut milk. These are all things I always have around and its a great dessert that is a little healthier.  I blended in the magic bullet and I did have to switch blades as I originally used the whipping blade which couldn't break up the frozen mango. Just a couple of switches of the blades and it turned out great and I put some in the freezer for later. This is really delicious, healthy, and easy I will make it again.

October 16, 2017Attempting to make recipes shared on facebook delish how to make stuffed eggplant parmesan

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I know its been awhile and in another post in the future I will give the life update for the last few months. Since I haven't cooked in awhile I thought it would be fun to try making some of the recipes I have shared on facebook in the past but have never attempted to make before. The first dish is is from delish How to make stuffed eggplant parmesan and the link is here Full recipe:  http://dlsh.it/vePxgK0 I bought the eggplant a long time ago so I only salvaged around half of it also missing olive oil - substituted coconut oil cherry tomatoes - substituted tomatoes that have also been around awhile oregano - substituted basil and herbamare (free from social nature an herbed salt) missing - breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil The video starts with scooping out the center of the eggplant I just cut what I could salvage into chunks.  Then sauté the onions in olive oil I used coconut oil and used a bit less onion for my taste