Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread & Turkeys on the Brain

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread

Hey, guys. I’m going to try and keep it brief today, but if you’re only interested in the Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread please hit the jump to recipe button above. Otherwise, I’ll give you a succint update about what crazy stuff has been happening around our home. Even my hiatuses somehow always include some unforeseen excitement (of the country variety, of course).

Social Media Break

If you follow me on Instagram, you might possibly have noticed my recent absence. After I watched Jordan embarking on an unexpected social media break, I found myself jealous. Like, crazy jealous. Her creativity … Continue reading

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter

Hey guys, nothing wordy from me today (gasp. I know); I’m just stopping by to share a quick recipe. I’ve been meaning to get this one up for a while now, but it took a friendly request to actually get me moving. So here I am with my gluten-free sourdough starter, and I’ll be back again soon with one or two of the bread recipes that I love so much. In the meantime, you can all get those starters going…

Supplies:
  • brown rice flour
  • clean glass jar
  • chlorine-free water
Day 1

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Vegan Q&A ~ But Where Do You Get Your Protein?

where do you get your protein?

Finally, another installment in my Vegan Q&A series. It may be slow going, but I’m back, and today I’m going to tackle the question of: But where do you get your protein?

If I’m being honest, a lot of these common concerns are laughable for those of us already living a plant-based life. Not because they’re stupid questions, but because living on the other side of the meat industry we’ve seen the falsehood behind so many of the “facts” we hold so true and dear. Thinking back to the days before going vegan, I remember I had many of … Continue reading

Vegan Quinoa Pilaf & Growing Seed Trees

tasty vegan quinoa pilaf

Hey there, guys. Per usual, hit the jump to recipe button above if you want to skip over all this chit-chat and head straight for the vegan quinoa pilaf. Otherwise, I’ve got a post that’s been brewing for weeks now; a post that almost didn’t get written until a friend accidentally reminded me that this is my part. And so I play it…

I know I’ve done an awful lot of talking about my gramma since she passed in February (here and here), but there’s just so much I could share. So many posthumous lessons she’s taught me … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A ~ But What About Milk & Eggs?

Some days I wonder why I even bother with plans; I mean, I know full well that things never go quite as I predict. Here I am, only one post in and I’ve already fallen behind on my vegan Q & A. (Weakly shrugs in complete surrender while at the same time knowing I will never stop planning…)

In my defense, I’ve had a second question in mind (for weeks now), and I’ve been working on drafting a post (for weeks now), but then…so much interference. First there’s a product I’m testing before I can rave about it, and then … Continue reading

Vegan Vanilla Overnight Oats & Another Gargantuan Project

Hey there, guys. Do you remember last week (after I spent a good long while talking about God), when I told you that today’s post was going to explore the subject of my guru? Well…yeah. Sorry, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen quite yet. It will–it most definitely will be a subject I’ll happily dig into–but right now I’m so hopelessly distracted by my most recent project that I decided to put it off for just a little bit longer. Mostly because Guru is a subject near and dear to my heart, and my fragmented mind … Continue reading

Vegan Blueberry Muffins & My Titiksha Test (of the day)

Titiksha – (Sanskrit) Endurance or forbearance to withstand all forms of challenges in life

When I first stumbled across the concept of titiksha I knew immediately that this was something I wanted. Wanted pretty desperately, actually. Even-mindedness in all conditions. I could only imagine a life in which I could interact with other humans and not get angry. Or defensive. Or frustrated. It sounded too good to be true for someone like me, whose ego flared at the slightest inconvenience. Sure, it worked for the monks in their quiet little monasteries, but could it work for me in a loud … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A ~ But Don’t You MISS Meat?

I remember being at a party years ago and I somehow (likely not through my own doing) ended up in a conversation about diet. The person I was talking to looked right at me–intently–and asked, But don’t you miss meat? He clearly didn’t like my “no” and, somewhat frustrated, turned to a vegetarian across the room. Posing the question again, this time he got the answer he was looking for and, satisfied, the conversation moved on to other topics. I could have pursued it, because he never asked me, Why not? Or if I had ever missed meat. Which … Continue reading

Vegan Maple Granola Recipe & More Monday Musings

(Please hit the jump to recipe button above to be taken directly to the Vegan Maple Granola recipe!)

Day 1

I would say that, on average, it takes me about three days to compose a blog post. The first day is really just spent furiously typing; a release of those thoughts banging around up there. The ideas are still jumbled, the whole story hasn’t been formed, and it’s just a pressing matter of getting the words down on paper. Recently, I added a blog tool that helps me with SEO (search engine optimization) so that when you type something into … Continue reading

Vegan Spiced Apple Chia Parfait

My intention for this week’s post was to start answering questions in my vegan series. I had a thought all picked out, my facts were checked, my ideas were organized…and then? As usual, things didn’t go quite as planned. (Yeah, I know. I say that all the time now.) I did manage to pull together a tasty vegan spiced apple chia parfait recipe, though, which keeps me somewhat on track and allows me to pretend that I’m still running this whole show. (It’s okay, laugh if you want. I am, even as I type out these words, because we both … Continue reading