Fruity Chia Seed Jam & Confessions of an Emoji Addict

fruity chia seed jam

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I started drafting this post way back in March. But then things started happening in our world, and week after week it was pushed aside in favor of something more pressing. Until now, when it’s feeling like maybe the time has finally come. So let me try this again. But you might want to wish me luck, because who knows how close the next change of 2020 looms. Based on the pattern, my guess is close. Very close.

A Million Times Over

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Almond Butter & The Storms Before the Calm

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Year of the Rat

I was only five days into January when I realized that 2020 was going to be a pivotal year for me. I actually sensed the changes coming even before the ball had officially dropped, but January 5th quickly confirmed the feelings. And then, so did the days of February…and March…and April. Some pretty significant changes arrived in May, too. And not to be outdone, June’s been working on … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Pudding & Reluctant Dependence

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I know I’ve been talking an awful lot about this pandemic, and maybe you were even secretly hoping that this week I’d take a short break from it all. (You were, weren’t you?) But I can’t, not quite yet. My head is too busy trying to process multiple thoughts, and for some strange reason, this is where they often come together. There have been so many times that I’ve sat down with only a vague topic in mind, but then once I start to … Continue reading

Vegan Butternut Pie & Our Petri Dish World

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I keep getting the feeling, as these quiet days melt into weeks, that this coronavirus is something of a dictator. It may only be a temporary reign, but the rigid control over our lives is no less real; and unlike Hitler, it’s making good on its boasts of conquering the world. It slipped in so silently, shaping how we live and where we work. Telling us who we can see and who we can’t. Forcing us to slow down, and to be still in … Continue reading

Vegan Chickpea Curry & Lights in the Dark

Vegan Chickpea Curry

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Speaks For Itself

As a general rule, I avoid talking politics. I try to keep an especially low profile on my Instagram feed, where my focus has been to unite rather than to divide; because like it or not, politics are intensely divisive. And even though, yes, we should be able (and mature enough) to talk about this like adults, it’s not often the case. The subjects are heated and often personal, making it hard to keep our hearts neutral and separate from the … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions, Part II

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions, Part II

Before I jump into my (ridiculously long) preamble and this week’s commonly asked questions, I just want to remind you all that the clearance sale is still running in our shop! While we’ll continue to sell a few select items (mostly to fund this blog space), several products are being discontinued and are thus drastically reduced in price (50% or more!). You might want to head on over before those treasures are all sold out!

And now, let’s get to the good stuff…

Complete Truth

In my last post, I told you that I’d been dragging my feet … Continue reading

Vegan Q&A: Common Questions Part I

Vegan Q&A Common Questions Part I

I’ve been meaning to tackle this post for weeks now, but I think I may have (intentionally?) let it get lost in all of the holiday madness. Truthfully, I’ve been dragging my feet just a little bit, for several reasons. While the questions I’m going to answer today will likely have much shorter replies than the other posts in this series did (as evidenced by the miscellaneous jumble), that’s not what’s making me procrastinate. What is? Well, quite frankly, some of these questions are…stupid.

I almost always get the feeling that they’re not being asked in a real and truly … Continue reading

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Life Rearranged

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

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So here we are, with an entire year looming before us. At one point, twelve open-ended months would have felt completely daunting (and seemingly endless). I mean, what if they were only a miserable repeat of the miserable year before? Not always something I was ready to eagerly embrace. Gratefully, for the past handful of years my approach has been much more optimistic again. And even if it’s not always exciting to wonder what lies ahead, it is always interesting. What mysteries, magic, and … Continue reading

Cinnamon Applesauce & The Sunday Before

Cinnamon Applesauce

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When I was a much younger version of me, I always felt especially privileged around this time of year. Not because we had a whole lot of extra money to spend on extravagant presents (we didn’t). Not because we were celebrating in some grandiose way (we weren’t). And not because we would soon be gifted the latest and trendiest fashions (we wouldn’t). My sense of self was grossly inflated simply because I was lucky enough to be celebrating Christmas early. Days early, sometimes a … Continue reading

Vegan Sunflower Pie & A Shortage of Fingers

 

Vegan Sunflower Pie

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Expert Bricklayer

I build walls; I actually build a lot of walls. And just so it’s clear, they’re of the inner and metaphorical variety.

While this might seem like a really obvious tactic of evasion, my typical Piscean heart knows it more as a matter of survival. Survival for a heart that feels empathy to the point of pain; pain so painful that sometimes it can take my breath away. And after years of learning how to coexist with this overly-sensitive heart … Continue reading