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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 and Welcome to February!
Hopefully you are having a great 2022, and are finding time to relax and enjoy the weather.
I had company last month, worked a bunch and ate a lot of good food.
When I have company I try to prepare "normal" vegan food. Meaning things that meat eaters can understand. Although most want to try new recipes I feel like we need to ease them into a meat-free experience. So I make dishes like this:
Chickpea pasta is so good for you, plus super easy to cook. I also made hummus daily, along with oatmeal breakfast cookies, smoothies and other yummy non-vegan favorites. There are times when I really enjoy cooking and other times when it seems more like a bother..January it really was a nice break from non-stop work so it was a joy to share these simples dishes with my friends.
Everyone enjoyed non-cheese dishes as much as ever- with pesto pizza being a new favorite.
I add mushroom gravy to Gardien (non) beef tips and served with rice and stir fried peppers, carrots and onions. I swear they licked the plate clean! LOL Recipe here
I hope you were able to enjoy good yourself last month. Good food and friends make for a perfect way to begin the year!
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.
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. Visit the "About Me Page" to learn more.
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