Embracing a whole foods lifestyle. Containing elements of world cuisine, and with a preference for whole ingredients. Whats a whole ingredient? It’s food that is as close to its natural source as is practical. It is often made from scratchย and reflects a more traditional back to basics bent. It’s not as hard as you might expect.

Want to include more healthy foods in your diet? Want to go organic or even vegetarian? Yeah, me too. This blog will share my life as it exists in the kitchen.

But also being an artist who like a butterfly is easily distracted, I will also post random reflections of a wise and zen like nature when ever it suits me. Or maybe just music?

For the record: I eat and love milk, cheese, eggs and fish. Though I may also be representing some true vegan recipes here as well. Want more? Click THIS link to REALLY get a sense of me.

Thanks for reading.

Signed, Zen Maiden
(previously known as midaevalmaiden)


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    • Hi Michael, and thanks for your visit to my new blog. Index cards… My initial attempt at documentation before having the wonderfull idea to blog it instead. You must be a writer at heart, to be drawn to the blank paper like that. hmm I wonder if I can get more readers if I turn my photos into hidden object games? hmmm.

  1. Zen Maiden! Grace and I send hugs. I’m not a vegetarian, but love most vegetarian meals. And I definitely appreciate the healthy nature of whole foods. Lately I’ve been on a mission to help Grace have a better nutritional diet — I should do as good for myself!! Hope you are doing great.

    • LOVELY to see you here, I was just thinking of you the other day. Yes it can be so easy to put the needs of our loved ones first, that we sometomes forget that we ourselves are just as important. I’ll have to follow your link back to the blog. I hope it leads to the correct place?

        • Even the kitties have had a change. Pooh can now go outside freely. He loves it, and Babyboy is teaching him all the tricks of the backyard. Im lucky to live in such a kitty-safe environment and don’t have to worry. Spending free time in the warm weather outside, I used to feel guilty for Pooh because he would hang out at the window wanting so desperately to hang out with us on the porch where we were. Now we can enjoy the sunbeams together.

  2. Hello Maiden, read about your policy page in the forum.

    The page is ok, but how many people will bother to read it very few i think, how many will be turned of by it, who can say.

    You have been to my other blog 3 or 4 times, so here’s my new one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, I consider that posibility. But there are many high quality blogs out there I respect, which follow the exact same policy, so its not as bad as it sounds. Though I dislike the word and title ‘policy’ got any ideas? How I might gentle this down a bit?

  3. Instead of policy, the first thing that came to my mind was the word ‘guidelines’. The other thing that comes to me is: “My blog, my way.” But that’s rather flippant. I like what you have to say on that page and I think people will check it out. (For what it’s worth, as much as I think awards are nice, they are time-consuming and therefore get annoying; totally agree with you.) Basically you’re giving readers the rules of the house and I bet you can find some clever way to say it, just as you did with “Comment Love is better than butter!” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AH, thank you SO much! Reminding me of that last sentence there opened up a whole new way for me to look at it. I reworked the whole page, and I think it’s Much better now. Now to see if I still like it after a good nights sleep. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hello! I wondered where your other blog had gone, so I’m happy to have found this one. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  5. hi Sara…..oh so good to see you again…we all miss you :virtual hug:
    I hope you’ll stay now and whatever problem happened in the past will never happen again.

    Thank you for dropping by, tho I haven’t replied it yet. As soon as I get home from work, I’ll tell Kroten that her aunt sara has return ๐Ÿ™‚ Too bad I can’t say that to Kame anymore.

      • Kame passed away last March. For no clear reason, I found her dead when I got home from work. God, saying this makes me want to cry again. Early 2012 was not an easy time for me…I lost my mother late December and Kame afterward. So sorry to share bad news to you after we just met.

        Well, anyway, the blog name has changed, you might not noticed it, it has become Underneath The Shell. I have new turtle to overcome the grief.

        • I am very sad to hear this. She is missed, but you gave her a fine life rescuing her from an even earlier death at the pet shop. I think fate may have told me last week in a way. I had seen a small turtle bobbing in the pond and thought it must be caught on some fishing line. I went to rescue it but found it was allready dead and the bobbing was because another turtle was nibling its tail. The dead turtle haad gaps between its scutes which I learned was from over eating, so I realized it had been someones pet. It made me sad the whole rest of the day.

  6. Gosh, Sara, I’m loving the new blog! Which is not surprising, as you’re a good writer…The ‘gosh’ factor comes as, in the months that have passed since you and I last spoke, my husband and I have introduced a whole food, vegetarian diet to our family life, to aid with our running and exercise routine. So we’ll both read your blog with A LOT of interest…Talk about weird, wonderful coincidences!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thats is one cool coincidence. But then im getting used to having cool coincidences happen in the blog world. Its amazing how easy it is to connect with others around the world, and to share common thoughts, feelings and ideas. We all infuence eachother in such Good ways! I beleive you can suscribe by clicking ‘notify of new posts via email’ under the re[ly box. OR there is also a button attached to wordpresses notifications thingy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Yes, I completely agree with you… I have made more friends in the blog world than I have in real life…
        Silly me, I didn’t see either the notification box under the comments box or the Follow button in the WP toolbar…Thanks for the tip, I’ve done it now so I won’t miss any of your future posts ๐Ÿ™‚

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