Well before Covid hit, I had it in my mind that I was going to make elderberry syrup. Elderberries are a tasty and natural immune boosting herb, and they’re safe for children and babies. So I headed to my local co-op and bought a bunch of dry elderberries in bulk. Months went by and still. no. elderberry. syrup. I have a way of putting all of my DIY projects on the backburner. Well, fast forward to spring in the time of Covid, and I finally found a use for my elderberries: hibiscus elderberry ginger tea!
I hope you’re coping well, and staying healthy despite our present circumstances worldwide. For me, every day seems to go by quickly, and yet I feel like we’ve been social distancing for a year. I miss the way it was before: going for hikes on the weekend, leisurely shopping at the farmer’s market, giving my friends and family big hugs when I saw them. And I especially miss not having to worry that my family might get sick. The daily anxiety over that is so hard to bear. Yet, like most of us, I am coping and finding joy and ease in this new way of life. We won’t be wearing face masks forever.
I don’t care what time of year, what weather, what I ate the day before, I’m in the mood three things: curry, sweet potatoes, and black-eyed peas. Put them all together, and I’m on cloud nine. I always see recipes for bean curries made with chickpeas and lentils, but nothing is better than a creamy and rich black-eyed pea curry. Black-eyed peas are tender, buttery, and full of flavor. Cook them with warming spices, coconut milk, and tomatoes, and you’ll never want a curry made with those other beans again!
I have been sitting on this recipe for far too long: over 18 months! My apologies in advance. Once you try these, you’ll be totally annoyed that I kept these amazing muffins to myself for so long. These sweet potato chocolate muffins are moist, fluffy, super tasty, and they’ve got the world’s best muffin tops––with perfectly crispy edges. My only challenge with these muffins is not eating them all in one day! And sweet potato isn’t the only special ingredient that makes these muffins so amazing. Keep reading to see what the secret ingredient is…
If you want to start craving salads, you ned to make this vegan caesar salad. I’m telling you; it’s delicious! There is no better way to eat raw kale than massaged with this creamy sunflower seed caesar dressing, tossed with crispy romaine lettuce, and topped with spiced crispy chickpeas. Whether or not you’re a fan of non-vegan caesars, you’ll love this cleaner, fresher, tastier version of this classic salad.