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Recipe of the Week – Vegan "Stroganoff" January 31, 2010

Filed under: recipe,vegan — Jessica Dixon @ 2:35 am

I have been craving something creamy. My favorite soup/broth brand is on sale at Wegman’s, so I bought some Creamy Mushroom Soup this week. I created a sauce with it:

-whole wheat Rigatoni, enough for 3 servings
-1/2 onion, diced
-7 brown mushrooms, diced
-1/2 bag Boca crumbles
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1-2 cups mushroom soup
-1/2 cup soy milk (approx)
-2 Tbsp w/w flour
-2 Tbsp vegan cream cheese
**Pans needed: 2 pots (1 for pasta, 1 for soup) and saute pan

Start by sauteing onion in olive oil. When starting to brown, add mushrooms. Cook through and add garlic at the end for a couple minutes. Salt to taste. Empty into a bowl. Replenish oil and saute Boca crumbles until browned. Add to mushroom/onion mixture.

Meanwhile, bowl water for the pasta and cook according to time directions.

In small pot, boil the Mushroom soup. Whisk in cream cheese until dissolved. Whisk in whole wheat flour until absorbed. It should start to thicken. Add the soy milk and continue to boil and whisk almost constantly until it reaches the desired thickness. This is your cream sauce.

When everything’s finished, combine and salt to taste.

This came out absolutely perfect and I would definitely make it again. It is fairly simple, but you will be at the stove the entire time, about 40 minutes for me.

Sunrise: 7:29am
Sunset: 5:20pm


January 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 2:35 am

Sunrise: 7:30am
Sunset: 5:19pm


Rita Springer January 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 4:00 am

I absolutely love that woman. She is part of our women’s event at church, leading worship tonight and speaking tomorrow and what a blessing to have her here! 🙂

Sunrise: 7:31am
Sunset: 5:18pm


Animal Torture in the News January 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 7:56 pm

I watch most news by podcast, a day after it’s aired and I was so…happy?…to see that the evils of the dairy industry were being shown on World News on Tuesday. This unfortunately leads the general public to continue purchasing milk, though getting it from a different “humane” source (which I won’t get into since my thoughts are already documented to the right in my vegan series). But, maybe some hearts will be turned in vegan favor. Who knows?

Sunrise: 7:32am
Sunset: 5:16pm


One Thing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 2:30 am

January is a month of prayer and fasting at our church. We complete the month with a week of worship, two hours each night, and call it One Thing. This year, they split the week in half: Men – Sun, Mon, Tues; Women – Wed, Thurs, Fri. We’ll be combined Saturday night and Sunday morning.

I’m part of the choir, so I’m there every night regardless, and what a blessing it has been! I’d estimate about 500 guys have shown up each night and it is so encouraging to see such a group of men passionate about God, worshiping with all they’ve got – grown men jumping up and down and spinning to the music. The sweetness in the room tonight was incredible and I know a new group of leaders walked out of that room when it was over.

Guys, above all pursue Jesus. He will make you bold, strong leaders; real men. It’s not just the women who need your humble passion, but the entire world. We will follow you!

Sunrise: 7:33am
Sunset: 5:15pm


sweet find January 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 3:34 am

We have been getting out of work early most days lately and today was no exception. So I went to our local Salvation Army. I’ve been reading some refashioning blogs and getting super inspired, and thought I’d try to find some items worth saving. I didn’t end up finding any clothing, but the trip was very successful. I found a gorgeous sage green full size sheet (which I will use for fabric) for $4, a couple other great deals, and the grand prize: this batting, about 6 feet X 8 feet, for $4! It’s perfect for a quilt I’ll be making over the next few months and I’m so excited to use it. I love the stuff, but have only bought it once before because it’s so expensive.

Sunrise: 7:33am
Sunset: 5:14pm


January 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 2:27 am

Sunrise: 7:34am
Sunset: 5:12pm