Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Meatless Monday on a Tuesday and Let's Talk Hair Donation!
A few weeks ago, these were featured on Bob's Red Mill Blog for Meatless Monday. Their site was showing a warning, so I didn't feel good about sharing the link until all was safe. Well, it's back up and running! This recipe was so much fun to create! I LOVE chia seeds and they definitely shine in this recipe. Most people think my kids just eat great all the time and that they never give me grief when I serve up exciting foods like cauliflower. While they are getting better, I still have to be creative to get some of the less loved vegetables and nutrients in them.

These were a winner with the boys! These are loaded with high fiber chickpeas, cauliflower and chia seeds, as well as filled with protein!

You know lettuce wraps are just fun too! Tony was bummed they weren't gluten free (Bob's chia are not certified), since they made the house smell so good! If you're looking for a great way to get in some omega 3's definitely get your hands on some chia seeds and start throwing them in your burgers!

These cauliflower baked falafel were super crispy on the outside while being firm and moist (sorry to the moist haters) on the inside. Click here for the recipe! I'm also sharing these on Simply Sugar and Gluten Frees Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

I know I'm all over the place here lately, but I just realized the other day (when someone asked me in the comments and on FB if I had donated my hair yet) that I never posted a picture of my haircut! I think I'm one of the few bloggers that really hates posting pictures of myself...

This was actually taken the day I got it cut about 2 1/2 weeks ago! I can't believe it's gone by that fast. I sent 19 inches to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths. I chose them because they donate the wigs to women living with cancer through the American Cancer Society. I highly recommend them to you if you are considering doing the same. I mailed the hair in myself since my hair salon only sends to Locks of Love and I did not want them to sell my hair.

Anyway, the first week was hard to get past the phantom hair that isn't there anymore. I still "lift" it in the shower when I'm washing my back. It feels strange, but definitely freeing. Now I'm finally starting to have fun with it. My hair is soooo wavy too! I let it curl the other day and I really liked it. I'm not sure if I want to keep it this short, go shorter or let it grow out to chin length (tapered bob style)? I know, major decisions these days in the hair department. I just feel lucky enough to be able to grow my hair the way I want to. It feels good to know that someone in need will get to have a wig from my hair and that will make their suffering a little less painful and hopefully make them feel beautiful!

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