“Chicken” Salad




Boil vegetable broth, squirt in the Bragg Amino Acids. Once boiling, add TVP and mix.. turn off flame and let the TVP soak up the broth.  Wait until the TVP cools – you can place in the fridge if you like. Once cool…

Place all ingredients together.. mix. and cool.





Custom Memory T-Shirt Blankets by Krista Lawhon

Hi and Welcome to my blog.. .. I make custom T Shirt Memory Blankets.

Unlimited Amount of Items: may include Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jersey’s, Children’s Clothes, Scarves, Towels, Blankets, Tank Tops, Boxers, Pants, Ribbons, Patches, Button-ups, Hats…
as long as it’s fabric, I sew it into the blanket.. I send back the items I don’t use with the final blanket.

I try to use the front and back of all shirts, sleeves and all parts of special items.

Unlimited Size: most of the time, the amount of shirts determine the size, but I can make it any size your prefer.

Extras: Bordering – add length and width by framing each shirt and/or outer edge.

Other Items: Pillows, Throws, Scarves, Duvets, Pillowcases, and any other suggestions or ideas you light have.

The Process:

Gather your items that you have… you would then send them to me.. I then, organize, sort and cut. I cut the size depending on the largest print. Each blanket is unique and made for the items given to me.

I will take pictures and email them to you..from there we can rearrange, change, take out.. so on.. each step I ask for approval..

Price includes:

– Cutting, Organization, design and Layout
– Sewing, thread, time, pictures
– Fabric(s) (if needed – for back)
– Interfacing (strengthen shirts if needed)
– Batting (1/2 inch padding)
– Tacking

can work in payments if needed.

I accept: PayPal, Personal Check, Money Order & Trade

Please ask me anything. I am open and have fun doing this. I am approachable and flexible.

Thank you for your interest and time.

the extra t shirt scraps go to Emily: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ekra
Check out her handmade RUGS! – Upcycled!

🙂 thank you & BIG hug

~Krista Lawhon

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The Forest – An Animated short Film – everyone should see!



Every human should open their eyes.. this brilliant short animated film will help.

Handmade Jewlery Box – plant themed, beads, buttons and LOVE

This week I have spent time unleashing my artist side through beads, buttons and a few other crafty items.. Here is what I made with a wooden jewelry box:

The little compartments are my favorite part, but I do like the slide out on the lower half.

I cut out plant images from a favorite magazine of mine and used some Mog Podge to stick the pieces on and also puts a shimmer glaze on top. I took beads and buttons and strategically placed them. The top right corner has a jubilee of beads.

Beads outline the inner part of the slide out accompanied by beautiful plant photos.

the upper compartments have been painted and embellished with photos and beads.

the sides of the box are photos of greenery from different outdoor plants and of coursed lines with beads.

the underside also has a full sized green scenery.

I had a great making this.. I think we should all just sit and create at times.. it’s good for the soul.

Chinese Potstickers

Chinese Potstickers


  • 8oz tofu crumbled
  • one carrot, peeled and chopped
  • one zucchini, chopped
  • a couple of button mushroom, chopped
  • one celery, chopped
  • handful of broccoli, chopped
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce or BRAGGS
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Mix ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Place a spoon full in the mix into the center of the pot-sticker. wet the sides and gentle press together.

Fry: heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large skillet. Add closed pot-stickers. brown on each side. Pour 1/3 of water and cover lid. lower the flame and wait until all the water has been absorbed.

Serve while hot with your favorite sauce.

Quinoa with butternut Squash

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Recipe


  • 10 ounces butternut squash (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh chives (optional)


  1.  Pre-heat oven to 400F. Cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds and strings. Peel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes and toss with the 1 teaspoon of orange juice. Place them on a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, and bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it well and allow to drain. Heat a deep, non-stick pot. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until shallots soften slightly. Add the quinoa and toast it until it has dried out and begins to exude a toasty aroma. Add the squash along with the fresh thyme and vegetable broth. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring once or twice, until all broth is absorbed, about 30 minutes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I wish I had pine nuts available tonight, but I didn’t!~

Middle Eastern Spinach Hummus

Middle Eastern Spinach Hummus


2 cups of garbonzo beans, soaked, cooked, drained
1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) – easy to make too!
2 tablespoons garlic – I use fresh but you can roast them
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix all together in a food processor and serve with warm pita bread.

Can be saved in a fridge for about two weeks.


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