Friday, 14 November 2014

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Foodie Friday

  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric 
  • 4 cups cubed raw pumpkin
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 30 oz. vegetable broth (homemade or store bought)
  • 18 oz. can of Chick Peas
  • 18 oz. can of Black Beans
  • 18 oz. can of Baked Beans 
  • 5.5 oz. can tomatoe paste
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes

  1. Sauté onions and garlic
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large pot
  3. Heat all ingredient to a the boiling point and reduce to a simmer
  4. Reduce until chili is the desired consistency

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014

Help Them Remember

Born between 1946 and 1964 we the Post World War II Baby Boomers are now grandparents, aunts and uncles with at least two generations coming after us.  We hold now hold the key to our unique family memories of WWI and WWII.

We grew up with stories of our parents, and grandparents experience of WWI, the Great Depression and WWII.   And our childhood was coloured by the politics of the Cold War.

Today our children and grandchildren experience Remembrance Day through history books, TV and documentaries. This Remembrance Day and in the week that follows share the stories that you heard as the child.

Help the next generations in your family understand the sacrifice and courage at a family level.  Give them the gift of their family history and their personal reason to celebrate Remembrance Day.

The Reason They Will Remember

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Powerful in my choice to feel!

Grandma! Ruth is making me so mad! 

Wow Emily you are giving Ruth a great deal of power over you!

No I am not! 

It’s Ruth’s fault she makes me so mad!

There are few things in the world that we have control over and our emotional response is one of them.  It is hard to accept that we control our emotions that others do not make us feel.  It is easier to make our responses someone else’s fault. 

As parents and grandparents how often have we heard ourselves say “You have made me so mad, or disappointed, or happy….” when in fact how we responded is totally under our control, it is a choice.

Knowing that your emotional response is within your personal control is life changing and empowering.  Today I took the first step in helping both Ruth and Emily begin to take back their personal power.  This will be a process that requires years of practice and maturity.  Today I planted an idea that I will nurture at every opportunity in my grandchildren.

I am powerful in my ability to choose how I feel, how I respond to others and myself.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

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