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Hi! How are things? I hope you are well and making the time to take care of yourself during these trying times. The world continues to be chaotic with trouble brewing everywhere and it's easy to become overwhelmed. It's important to slow down and take care of yourself. Read a good book, watch your favorite film and eat good food.
The weather has been more than a little odd, too. Winter is hanging on with unexpected storms rolling in here.
I broke out the soup pot and made a satisfying recipe I adapted from a much more involved recipe I found on line, late last night. It came out so well I wanted to share it with you. If you are looking for a hearty, satisfying stew to warm you up (Note: Its Spicy!) then give this recipe a go.
Prep time is minimal and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.
This spicy Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Stew cooks quickly and makes a satisfying meal.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 T. tomato paste
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. smoked paprika
¾ t. cayenne pepper
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 c. butternut squash, cubed
2 c. vegetable broth or water
2 c. kale, tough stems removed and chopped
2 T. fresh lime juice
Hope you are well, warm and enjoying yourself. It finally decided to become winter here. So I've had spotty net and lots of cozy evening by the fire. I really enjoy the cold, especially if I don't have to go anywhere, lol.
We had company last month and I cooked liked a mad woman, I have started a 'Veganary Food" post which should be up by late July, LOL! No, really I have a few new recipes I want to share with you and cooking tips, but work has been so busy. Which, I am thankful for. But its keeping me very busy and then when I'm done I really don't feel like blowing. (Or doing much of anything.)
But with the travel restrictions easing up, it looks like we will be traveling again soon and I am so excited!
But in the meantime I'm going to enjoy winter here with my warm socks and hot tea.
But really, Brrr ❄️ ☕️ 📚
We have another snow storm expected next week.
So Spring will be late this year. I have the urge to go purchase 9,000 + plants but am holding off till I know my schedule. I hate the idea of purchasing a horde of plants and then leaving for a month.
“Whoever finds love
Hello Dear Travel Family,
As I write this silly little post I am struck by the wonder of it all.
How did we end up here? It's already February 1, 2022! So many things have changed and our world seems upside...but there are so many wonderful things happening too.
I have some AMAZING news I want so badly to share with you, but can't just yet...so please come back later in the month.
Feb. is going to be a very busy and exciting month. I hope you have some fun planned?
Until then I hope you are safe and feeling loved. If not, know that soon all will be better.
I found that picture and admit it has noting to do with the post...But I just thought it was a nice edit. And spoiler: This post, much like that picture, are much ado about nothing...
We are experiencing odd weather, or so it seems to me...but it may soon be snowing and storming, so who knows. (Shrugs and slips on sweater over tank top and shorts.)
But anyway, have you been reading much lately? I found a few book reviews I left "in progress" and never finished. They should be up later this week, if the book gods allow it.
I have so many new projects I want to show you, but as if yet they are still "Hush - Hush" and I also don't want to jinx them. When it comes to money, work and love, I'm all about superstitions, lol, go figure.
I'm also back to juicing. After all the celebrations I've been to lately its really needed. Between the holidays, new babies, housewarmings, and engagement parties you would think the pandemic was over! Well maybe not, but we are partying like it's over. Please pass the vegan pasta....
I've also been working on my Vegan Candy Game...These include almond butter and coconut.
With only a few simple ingredients and no refined sugar they are a super snack. I will add the recipes to the tab soon. I just want to experiment with a few more ingredients.
Now I'm off for a hike before the weather turns. I need to burn that candy off and find something interesting to talk about for the next blog post, lol.
I hope you have a great weekend!
As we continue to celebrate 2022, I'm cooking up a storm! I had non-vegan friends from out of state come for a visit last week. I wanted to cook dishes that would be both hearty and comforting for them and wanted to share some of my findings with you.
I bought Garden beefles tips and went to their website for ideas on how to make these work. What is pictured about is my version of a recipe found on their website. I used what I had on hand and jump it. IT WAS A HUGE HIT! I only have the quick photo because it was eaten almost before I could say "Vegan!" lol
This is based on a recipe I found on the Gardien website.
I made minor changes, using what I had on hand.
It was a big hit with my family and also the non-vegan company. I highly recommend this simple recipe.
Quick Book Review - Thursday Edition:
The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman
The book is about people who have gone missing in the wilderness in America/Canada. The central story revolves around the disappearance of Jacob Gray, and his father's quest to find him.
The narration was good/okay overall, but it got boring at times, so much so that I was left wondering why I was even reading this book? Luckily, it wasn't long, and I finished in a single afternoon.
I read different topics/genres, and the subject matter intrigued me, but it was more push to finish versus "I can't put it down."
My Last Minute Thoughts:
More reviews out soon~
Welcome to my (I'm excited to travel again) blog, my healthy Vegan lifestyle blog and my life! It's a lot, but it's my passions and I just love to write about it. Here I share tips, stories and photos from my adventures and life. This is the place where people can find daily inspiration to travel and motivation to live healthier lives and laugh a bit too!
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