Wednesday, December 4, 2013

3 unconventional uses for quinoa

So, you went wild and bulk purchased a little too much quinoa.  It's not like the quinoa won't keep, but you are growing tired of your standard quinoa and veggie fare.  Here are some wonderful, unconventional ways to use quinoa.

Photo credit:  Wholly Vegan

Monday, December 2, 2013

Brussels sprout slaw

There are a few vegetables that feel like absolute treats to me!  Baked sweet potatoes, with their oh-so-rich creaminess, their oh-so-sweet aroma, and their oh-so-satisfying warmth, are a given!  One of my favorite breakfasts is a baked sweet potato.  Sometimes I even dollop hummus on there.

Roasted brussels sprouts have always been up there for me, too.  In fact, another one of my favorite breakfasts is a mountain of roasted brussels sprouts.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sure you've all heard of procrastibaking, or baking as a form of procrastination.  For the last few days, I have not been doing that at all.  Instead, I've been procrastinating baking. And cooking. And even thinking about what I might bring to my family's Thanksgiving potluck.

The vegansaurus pinterest has been a useful, if not slightly overwhelming, resource to make my last minute decision.  And a surprise Buzzfeed roundup of vegan Thanksgiving dishes had me drooling.  I didn't even spend time pouring over my cookbooks, because while I scrolled through Buzzfeed, I found  it.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Lady Power Playlist

In college, I ran with two good buddies of mine three times each week.  Those runs were usually pretty short, but we took the 45 minutes together to de-stress, to talk, to rant, to laugh, to celebrate, to catch up, to socialize.  Whether we were doing a jog to St. Olaf across the river, a quick run through our small college town, or a hilly stretch of miles through the arboretum, we found peace as we moved with each other.  

My friends' incredible personalities and genuine care came on each of our runs.  When I broke up with an ex, was noticeably stuffy and puffy from having cried all night, my friends pushed me through the run, smack talking said ex, making it impossible for me to conceal a broad, toothy, nearly painful smile, and encouraging me to "single girl shimmy" immediately.