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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

April 21, 2018 Tsawwassen Mills shopping trip

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Foodiebuddy and I arranged to go to Tsawwassen Mills as a pre-birthday celebration. Tsawwassen Mills is a newer mega mall with outlets near the ferry terminal. The mall is built on first nations land as it is about a 40 minute drive from Vancouver. Prior to the mall existing I very rarely visited Tsawwassen I believe the last time was over ten years ago when a family member lived there. Fortunately Tsawwassen Mills is operating a free shuttle from downtown Vancouver and Richmond which makes getting there convenient. I live in Coquitlam and Foodie Buddy lives in Richmond so we both took skytrains from our homes and met in downtown Vancouver. We didn't plan this but we ended up picking a gorgeous weather day much appreciated after the weather we have had recently. downtown Vancouver April 21, 2018 We knew the bus left at 12:30 but we weren't sure where the stop was. We decided it was likely where the other buses leave from at Canada Place. We saw the bus when walking o

April 17, 2018 Vegan Nachos and Cheese Sauce

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I saw this amazing Vegan Hollandaise recipe from  www.hookedonplants.ca  I had to get cashews to actually try it. I made a few changes using the ingredients I had. The result is so good it inspired me to write a blog post. The recipe calls to soak cashews overnight I soaked them for 10 minutes. I also replaced the lemon juice with pressured cooked ginger lemon my friend made for me. I used curry spice, herbamare sea salt, and pepper for seasoning. I put all the following ingredients in the magic bullet  half a cup of cashews 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast seasoning After blending it was too runny so I added another 10 cashews and a tablespoon of nutritional yeast The texture is great except I should have soaked the additional cashews To make tortilla chips heat a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil in a pan (I used olive this time coconut in the past) fold corn tortilla (365 by whole foods is my preferred tortilla) into triangles and fry f