About My Blog.

Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

If you read a story and you feel moved in any way, comment. Comments are more than welcome.

Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

Feel free to email me if you have a story or cause you would like shared, especially if it pertains to animal rights, liberation, veganism, animal welfare, health and well-being, geekery, Macs and computer dorkiness, music, lowbrow art, kitchy stuff, skateboards, the beach, swimming, diving, NYC, beading (it's my hobby), recipes (love to cook, especially if I made the recipe up myself!), VEGAN!, ALF, Sea Shepherd, Action for Animals, NIO, 269Life and/or anything you think I might enjoy or others might—you never know. It doesn't always have to be serious. Hilarious stories, local NY, funny videos or photos, photobombs (especially if they contain pets!)...I might be partially censored, but I'm not closed down!

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

5-Minute Strawberry Sorbet & 5-Minute Dairy-Free Ice Cream

This delicious treat has a way of disappearing in a hurry. Once you’ve tasted it, you’ll completely understand how it makes its disappearing act. In addition to being packed with life force enzymes, it’s also a snap to make. Plus, you can have this delicious soft ice cream in only a few minutes.
1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in cubes
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen cranberries
1 cup water
Blend all ingredients in a blender. If you blender has a plunger attachment, you can use it to coax the ingredients to blend smoothly. Serve immediately. Serves 4

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-minute-strawberry-sorbet.html#ixzz22DyNX3Wl

5-Minute Dairy-Free Ice Cream

This is the fastest, easiest, and most nutritious ice cream you can make.  What’s more, not only does it taste great, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this yummy treat.  As long as you have a fairly high-powered blender, you can enjoy this soft-serve dessert.
2/3 cup raw, unsalted Brazil nuts
2/3 cup fresh medjool dates, pitted (about 8 dates, more if you prefer a sweeter ice cream)
1/2 cup water
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
20 medium-sized ice cubes
1.  Blend the Brazil nuts, dates, water, and vanilla together until smooth.
2.  Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.
Options:  add fresh strawberries or blueberries for a real treat.
Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet (Wiley 2009) by Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM.
Michelle Schoffro Cook

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-minute-dairy-free-vanilla-ice-cream.html#ixzz22EArG0h3

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