Pancakes are one of those foods that you forget how much you love until you make them again. Sweet, yet hearty and topped with you heart’s desire; the pancake really is what you make it. Most recently, I figured out a way to make them without butter and eggs and they’re just as delicious.
The air was so thick you could imagine slicing through it as if it was a block of cheese. I’m not unaccustomed to humidity; I’m from South Carolina, but New Orleans is another animal entirely.
As I meandered down the side streets of the city I was struck by the balance of Old World grime and New World vibrancy. It’s a city with a culture all its own that somehow emerged in the Deep South. I’ve been here on numerous occasions and each time I’m lured back by the spirit of a people that no matter what, will always call New Orleans home.
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It’s Sunday, you had a wild weekend at the end of a wild month. Life is busy, disorganized, over budgeted, fattening, and unhealthy. You decide that come Monday you’re starting over–you’ll eat three healthy meals a day, run daily, start meditating, and get to work on the job search.
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Happiness starts on the inside and then shines out. It’s the idea of finding balance and mindfulness in all your daily pursuits. It’s about loving this body you’ve been given and realizing that you have a good amount of control over the amount of peace you find.
I would love to be trained in the art of curries. I imagine it would take months to learn and even longer to become proficient. Curry is a generic term in the west to denote a wide variety of dishes originating in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Thai or other Southeast Asian cuisines. The base is often vegan and at the same time, loaded with flavor.
Friday was the husband’s birthday so I wanted to make something special for breakfast. I wanted it to be slightly indulgent but at the same time healthy. It’s made with dates, spelt flour, apple sauce, safflower oil, and maple syrup rather than butter, eggs, white flour, and sugar. The best part is that it still comes out ooey, gooey, and delicious.
It’s been a crazy month–weekends away, work trips, and little time at the house. But that hasn’t stopped me from cooking, which is a great way to decompress, relax, and find creativity when you feel bland. It’s also a good way to stay healthy and keep a reasonable budget. This week it’s all about light, vegan foods that get you ready for summer.
I’ve never been one who cares in the least bit about accumulating wealth. Ok, I guess there was that purse phase right out of college. But other than that, I’ve always been one to spend the majority of my income on good food and travel. I learned it from my parents who have never wanted anything more in life than educated children, travel, tasty meals, and security. But budgeting your life gives you a chance at freedom when life becomes monotonous. It gives you the opportunity to avoid being tied to your job and instead, follow your passions. Debt on the other hand, takes away from your freedom.