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Friday, April 29, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 165

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 165!

How can it be that it's time for yet another party. The days seem to be flying by lately. 

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
~ Maya Angelou

Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 164.



Sophisticated Industrial Big Boy Bedroom Reveal at In The New House Designs



Guest Bedroom Ideas Farmhouse Style at One More Time Events



Bench Makeover: Elegant Country Style at Redo It Yourself Inspirations



Desk Makeover in White and Gold at Sweet Pea



Refreshing the Sun Porch at Renaissance Mermaid



DIY Faux Farmhouse Cotton Stems at Charm Bracelet Diva



Upcycled Denim Quilt at Vintage with Laces



2 Easy Projects: Kitchen Wall Art + Wall Hooks at Knick of Time



Cook: Low(er)-fat from scratch hummus recipe at Domestic Bliss Squared



Risotta-Stuffed Tomatoes at Simply Fresh Dinners


Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze at From My Carolina Home


Berry Fruit Tart at Baking for Blessings


Amarena Cherry Clafoutis at Olives-n-Okra


And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Tofu Scramble - A Favorite Vegan Breakfast

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tofu Scramble - A Favorite Vegan Breakfast

Breakfast has long been my favorite fare of the day and this recipe for 'Tofu Scramble' has quickly become one of my go-to morning meal choices.

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I have tried it with different combinations of vegetables, but tend to favor this blend of mushrooms, peppers, onions and spinach.

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I have also found that this breakfast scramble reheats beautifully, which comes in handy for those days I need to be out the door in a hurry.

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On this day I paired my scramble with some multi-grain toast, but there are countless other tasty ways to serve this. 

- Add some black beans and wrap in a whole wheat tortilla with salsa for a breakfast burrito.

- Serve with multi-grain nacho chips.

- Serve alongside some sweet potato home fries.

- Avocado is wonderful alongside this scramble....but then again avocado is wonderful with anything.

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Now, onto the recipe:

Tofu Scramble

Serves 2-3

- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1 cup chopped Mushrooms
- 2 tsp minced Garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tsp Vegetable Bullion
- 1 tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1-14oz package Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed
- 3 cups Baby Spinach

Heat olive oil in a large fry pan. Add onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent. Stir in the basil, bullion, soy sauce, turmeric, salt and pepper. Crumble the tofu into the vegetables and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the spinach and cook until spinach starts to wilt. 

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Whether you are #vegan, #vegetarian or perhaps looking for a #meatlessmonday idea, this recipe fits the bill. A simple dish that's packed with healthy and delicious ingredients to help jump start your morning.

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I hope you have a chance to give this recipe a try and that you enjoy it as much as I do.



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 164

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 164!

There seems to be no end to the creativity and talent that everyone shares each week and I, for one, can't wait to see what you have been working on.

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."
~ Pablo Picasso

Now, lets get this weeks party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 163.



3 Must Haves for the Spring Farmhouse at She Holds Dearly


How to Make a Pretty (faux) Wildflower Wreath at A Pretty Fix



Mid-Century Coffee Table Makeover at Sweet Pea



The Red Baron Strikes Once Again! at The Painted Poppy Studio



Adding Farmhouse Patina: A Stool Makeover at Hunt and Host



Refinishing Old Flower Pots at The Navage Patch



New Website + Giveaway + Free Printable at Little Bits of Home



Homemade Bath Bombs at To Simply Inspire



Foaming Hand Soap at Homespun Engineer



The Only Rule You Need to Maintain a Tidy Home at Morgan Manages Mommyhood



Blueberry Vanilla Granola at Unwed Housewife


Bird Nest Brownie Bowls at Sugar, Spice and Family Life


Sparkling Strawberry Shrub at The Whole Serving


Spinach Quiche at Kiku Corner


And finally a recap of my share from the party - Spring Touches in the Family Room

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Touches in the Family Room

Bright, sun filled skies and warmer temperatures tell me that Spring has offically arrived here in New Hampshire and with it comes the time to refresh the house.

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I try to bring a bit of the outdoors in for each passing season. For us, the first sign of Spring is the return of our fine feathered friends. 

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Hearing their sweet sounds is music to my ears, after a long winter. 

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Plants are starting to sprout outside, so I added bits of greenery here and there throughout the house.

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I have never been into shiny, glitzy things, but tarnished, worn silver - that's a whole other story.

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The shelves are filled with a few simple objects to reflect the season.

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Books, whether new or old are a recurring theme with my decor. They are the perfect anchor for just about anything.

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I collect 'K's' with the thought of including them in a gallery wall someday. Today, this striped letter found its place amid my Spring decor.

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Finding ways to display handmade objects gives them more meaning and personalizes your home.

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With that in mind, my Bird Pincushion settled into place easily with its tarnished silver and winged chickadee.

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With so many birds flying about, this nest was inevitable.

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Since the mantel and the shelving got an update, the coffee table needed a lift as well.

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As per my usual style, I kept it very simple. A distressed dark wood tray corrals a couple of books topped with a magnifying glass. 

It may seem a bit odd, but I am always checking out the plant area at the grocery store. There are new items every week that find their way into my carriage. On my last trip, I found this sweet plant filled mason jar terrarium.

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Come to think of it, I find decor items in all sorts of unusual places - the hardware store, the grain store and my favorite place - my own home - moving things around from room to room as the seasons change or the mood strikes me.


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