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How to Make a Chick Pea of the Sea Sandwich

stacy reynaud
What you need:
1 can chickpeas | garbanzo beans1/2 lemon2-3 tbsps hummuspinch of cayenne pepper1 tsp agave syrupa couple spoonfuls of regular mayo, vegan mayo, plain yogurt or soy yogurta couple of pickles
What you do:
drain and rinse the beans welladd the beans to a large bowladd all the ingredients except the picklesfold the ingredients - except the pickles mash - I tried using a potato masher but it was pretty useless. Use a heavy duty fork instead.try a little bit and add extra lemon, cayenne or agave as neededfold in the pickles - I used four
Serve as a sandwich, on crackers or eat straight from the bowl.

Makes about four sandwiches

adapted from Healthy Happy Life

Stacy Reynaud

Quote of the Week | Clothes and the Man - Edward Spencer

Good clothes look better when they are nearly worn out than very cheap clothes look when they are new.


From the Archives - The Duffel Bag Mystique

The Gold Rush 1898 duffel bag evolution - Chilkoot Pass Alaska

Even the word duffel bag conjures up images of three day old stubble and mud caked motorcycles all interwoven with vetiver, tobacco, musk and dirt.
Lost treasures from both Kurt Cobain and the Rolling Stones have been found in duffel bags. The duffel bag as Ark of the Rock and Roll Covenant?

Whatever it may be, the duffel bag only gets better with age. Etsy Ciao Baby Vintage find

originally published February 16, 2011

Wink and Howie's Place - A West Vancouver Mid-Century Home Demolition

You remember this home. Back in February 2012 I posted about Wink and Howie'scute little place they lived in for 40 years. They sold in the summer of 2011 because of declining health (I bought their teak bedroom and dining suites). Well, last weekend we thought we'd do a drive by to see if the home had been restored - as we thought it would be back in 2012. Good God - no. It's been replaced by a concrete monstrosity complete with Parthenon worthy Doric columns (the most massive of the Greek temple columns) and Baroque balconies.

How to Make Vegan Brownies - Vegan and Raw Recipe

stacy reynaud laviolette  Chocolate Rawnies

Super fast, super easy, super good. Just call them a breakfast energy square and there's no guilt involved. Here's the recipe:

What you need:
1 cup walnuts1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds1.75 cups pitted dates1/2 cup raw cacaotwo pinches sea saltparchment paper food processormedium size bowlsmall rectangular glass container with cover (we used one of those glass airtight food storage containers )
What you do:
place walnuts in food processor and process till finely groundadd cacao and pinch of salt and blendadd dates one at a time to the running processor (through the top feeder tube) - the ingredients should look like cake crumbs yet they'll stick together when squeezed (if they don't, add more dates)add the mixture to a medium size bowl and fold in the almondstransfer to a parchment paper lined glass container press and mold the brownie mixture into the glass containersprinkle the other pinch of coarse sea salt on top place in f…

Quote of the Week - Erich Fromm

stacy reynaud While in our private life nobody except a mad person would remain passive in view of a threat to our total existence, those who are in charge of public affairs do practically nothing, and those who have entrusted their fate to them let them continue to do so.

Erich Fromm,To Have or To Be

The longest year in history

was 1972.

Remember the power of three? There's one of those going on again, this time it's with the year 1972.

First off - Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin - a song I thought, from the very first day I heard  remembering hearing it, was a cheesy 70s rambling poem song about King Arthur so I paid no attention to it. Anyway, it popped up at me on the weekend and I took the time to listen to the lyrics - which are everything but knights in white satin. New old favourite!

Then I was looking at old Honda motorbikes online and came across this vintage ad from 1972. The truck and camper (and mini bike) equate to the elimination of the living in a van down by the river scenario created by the Vancouver rental pool.

Finally, Tuesday night I was looking at residential architecture and up pops this beauty. West Vancouver's Helmut Eppich house designed in 1972 by Arthur Erickson Architects (and sold in 2010 for $4.8 million.)

Vintage Chanel

1991 Christy Turlington