What are you cooking up to celebrate the holiday? Here are some of my easy-to-make favorites to add refreshing color and taste to your celebration.

Photo: Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks

1. Heidi Swanson’s Corn Salad from her 101 Cookbooks Blog.

2. The Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore’s Vegan BBQ.

Care2.com’s Raw Blueberry Cream Pie

3. Raw Blueberry Cream Pie from Care2.com.

4. A good old fashioned Berry Pie from Patty’s Food.

Our family united one 4th of July to celebrate my mother’s birthday


“We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from a sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish & loneliness.” ~ Indra Devi

“Kaivalyam, true freedom, is being fully established in that which is beyond change.” ~ Vyaas Huston


I wish you a very Happy Holiday, rich in the nourishment of true freedom!  

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