Is it déjà vu? No, I just decided to share another sweet potato soup recipe with you in two days. Unlike yesterday’s recipe, this sweet potato parsnip bisque is a tad more complicated. Still easy, but with more ingredients.
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There’s a beautiful scripture from Psalm 119:133, “Order my steps in thy word; and let not any inequity have dominion over me.”
Those who know me know that I am not a religious person. I have never been; unless you count that week of my childhood when I would come home from Christian day-camp and set up a white board to teach my mother and step-father about God, and Jesus, and the Holy Ghost.
But I’ve always been drawn to that scripture. Perhaps it’s because I’m the type of person who craves meaning in my decisions. I follow my heart, even when it takes me down unconventional roads. For example, I studied acting in college though my parents warned me against it. I decided on a performance art BFA instead of an acting BFA simply because I wanted to spend my semester abroad in Madrid, not the required London. I let go of my career as an actress once the passion had died, and allowed my growing love of food take its place. And today I crave something a little different, something more intellectually stimulating. Should I go back to school? What would I study? Could I balance my current career with an interesting hobby? Do I just need a set change?
None of this is clear to me.
These last few months have been some of the most difficult of my life. At the same time these months have forced me to find the joy of simplicity. My anxieties race through my mind occasionally exploding into particles of peace and simplicity. Awareness and presence. Clouds part. I can chill.
Let’s spend the holidays together!
I’d like to invite you to join a very special program that I created specifically for this festive time of year. I’m calling it the Holiday Vegan Blueprint!
The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the year’s end with friends, giving gifts, and spreading love and compassion. However, the holidays are also the time of year notorious for sparking family drama, increased stress, abandonment of the year’s healthy eating, weight gain, and emotional turmoil.
Trying to stay healthy during the holidays can be a struggle, I know.
But the key to thriving and being able to enjoy the splendor of the season is having unrelenting support each and every day. This, my friends, is the purpose of the Holiday Vegan Blueprint.
This online group program is for you if you want to be nourished, energetic, and healthy for the rest of the year.
AND, don’t miss my free preview class. Sign up now!
Most people wait until the new year to get back on track with their goals. But we all know, from experience, that this is a flawed strategy that most often leads to failure. By creating or maintaining healthy lifestyle habits the final months of the year, you’ll be able to smoothly transition into 2016 with confidence, clarity, and verve. This program is the best holiday gift you can give yourself! Your health is a gift that will keep giving and giving to you, and even those you love!
The Holiday Vegan Blueprint begins on November 15th and goes until the end of the year, December 31st. It’s a 7 week program designed to keep you well-fed, energized, healthy, and supported. Each week you’ll receive a delicious meal plan plus easy vegan recipes and a shopping list. You’ll also have weekly live video classes with me each Monday night. In each class we’ll talk about topics like how to maintain family tradition at dinner table, how to overcome holiday healthy living roadblocks, stress-free holiday travel while vegan, cravings, ways to reduce stress and avoid burnout, and much more! There will be time for Q&A and discussion during each class.
I don’t want you to have to sacrifice good traditional food during the holidays. Oh no, not necessary! In this program you will receive menus for each of the season’s major holidays: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years!
I’m talking cheesy macaroni and cheese, vegan challah, hearty “meat” loaf, and smoky black eyed peas.
We’ll also have a private Facebook group so you can meet the other group members and create community. This is especially helpful if you aren’t friends with any like minded vegans. Hopefully you’ll meet some new fabulous friends.
The Holiday Vegan Blueprint will help you be nourished and full of energy so you can really enjoy the best of what the season has to offer. I can’t wait to be your guide. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND MORE DETAILS!
Somalia is a place that I knew very little about. Actually, I still know very little about the country, but at least I know about basbaas. Basbaas is a versatile Somali hot sauce that is traditionally served as a condiment for the main meal. It is truly spectacular!
Who was the first to think to blend an avocado with dates and cocoa powder?! I would have imagined it an odd combination, but my years of enjoying it for dessert, snack, and even breakfast, has continuously proven it to be a match made in culinary heaven. What more could you ask for in a chocolatey treat?! Chocolate avocado mousse/pudding is rich beyond compare, blissfully sweet, crave-inducingly creamy, surprisingly healthy, and easy to make.
Its only downside; the ingredients ain’t cheap. But hey, if I’m going to spend money, and make an investment, it’s going to be in my health, happiness, and comfort.
Run, don’t walk, to the store to buy these ingredients.
Don’t have a food processor, ooooh girl, you better get you one 😏