School Book Fair

I-Can-Read book at school book fair: $3.99.

Minecraft book: $6.99.

Adventure Time graphic novel: $9.99.

All three kids happily (and silently) reading in the car for an hour… PRICELESS.

Yes, the fact you couldn’t afford them when you were a kid IS TOTALLY a valid reason to buy books for your kids. Even when the house is full of books.

I mean… It’s Books, right? Books.


Hurt People Hurt

“Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.” ~ Yehuda Berg

Thai Curry Fish Soup!

My Thai Curry Fish soup:

Saute 1/2 a roughly-chopped onion in peanut oil for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

Add 2 cups of diced carrot and handful of peanuts, saute for 5 minutes until they start to soften.

Rough chop large bunch of kale and add it. Saute 3 minutes until wilted.

Add 1 tsp of red curry paste (and optional splash of chili oil), stirring to cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add 1 minced clove of garlic, stir for one minute.

Increase heat to high. Pour in a quart of Chicken stock, then refill the stock container halfway again with water and pour that in.

Add fish sauce and soy sauce to taste. Stir, scraping the bottom to free any browned bits (very important… super flavor!)

Bring soup to a boil then add 4-5 talipia filets (chopped to bite-size). Boil for 5 minutes, then remove heat.

Add one can of coconut milk. Stir and enjoy.

Optionally, you could stir in fully cooked white rice for a heavier soup, but I’m avoiding carbs so I’m eating it straight.