A vegetarian medley

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In the hopes of incorporating some more vegetarian meals in our diet, I set out to explain to hubby why we should be eating purely vegetarian at least 3-4 times a week.  I hear his grunts, his moans and I ignore them.  Don’t get me wrong, we do try to eat sensibly, fish, vegetables and often chicken or turkey.  We try to stay away from red meat, but do indulge every so often.  There’s nothing like a nice roast lamb, a good beef stew, a juicy steak and hubby’s favorite pork chops. There are a few vegetarian bloggers that come up with such a variety of dishes, it just blows me away.  I’ve made a couple of vegetarian dishes today, including my surprise dessert at the end of this post.

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The Beauty of Brazil

Originally posted on Safari of the Mind:
Little is known about the history of Brazil before 1500.  When the Portuguese arrived in 1500, the Brazilian population consisted of over 5 million indigenous people. When their numbers began depleting, the Portuguese started shipping slaves from Africa in the mid-16th century.  Over the centuries, Brazil’s peoples were diversified further by several waves of immigration from the Middle East, Asia and Europe. When Debra and Bruno invited us to Brazil, there was no hesitation on our part to accept, and before you know it, I was happily making reservations, researching places, getting visas processed and… Continue reading The Beauty of Brazil