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Beet Sourdough Muffins

I actually don’t have a sermon screed today, which probably means one is brewing. I finished Beachbody INSANITY for the second time this morning. Like a customer at WFM said last year, it’s harder the second time around. Indeed. This time, though, I didn’t go as extreme, and I don’t think the absence of INSANITY will make me go, well, insane. I plan to finish September with Blogilates and yoga. October I will do the Blogilates October workout calendar, and since I’m used to doing an hour workouts, I’ll do all the videos each day. November I may do P90X all the way through since I exercise outside and I may have to move indoors, for which P90X is perfect.

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Beeting the System

 
I came home from work. I made soup. I ate it. I was calm.
 

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Seasonal Switch

Seasonal Switch
 
Cliché: when faced with a challenge, go with your strengths.
 
Thinking: when faced with the unknown, what’s in your toolbox?
maximus in a carrot box
 
{There’s a cat in my carrot box!}

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Simple Gifts: Beet Caraway Slaw

This recipe is ridiculously simple. I had beet stems leftover from buying beets in November. Instead of chewing through them raw or using them in juice, I decided to tenderize them in a quick “refrigerator pickle” with sauerkraut.  For fun, I threw in some raw apple cider vinegar, caraway seeds, and German mustard.  So that the beets and acidic juices wouldn’t turn a container pink, I used a glass container.  I stuck it in the back of the fridge and forgot about it for a few hours. When I took it out, the beet stems had become slightly less chewy and the sour, salty sauerkraut had balanced their natural sweetness.  Success! Similarly, I made stinky raw daikon more palatable by grating it on a mandolin cutter and combining it with sweet crushed pineapple for a slaw of sorts. Then I ran these recipes together and made daikon kraut slaw.
slaw vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Soup for Solstice

Soup is a tradition for Solstice (OK, so, fine–a tradition of two years).  The wife of one of my spiritual mothers makes a delicious vegan bean soup for their Solstice party.  It’s fortification for the late-night labyrinth walking and firepit gathering.
 
Soup for Solstice vegan gluten-free | Gothic Granola
 
I brought the soup described below to new friends’ house and one of them suggested I bring it to their Solstice party.  It’s a bright, sturdy soup to celebrate the return of the light.
 

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Is it still Chilli?

Part III of III on vegan and gluten-free beer

 
If it doesn’t have tomatoes, is it still chilli?  According to this needs-citations-article, chilli (yep, I’m using the UK spelling for a New World dish) involves tomatoes.
 
 beet beer chilli vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Beer and Pizza

Post I of III on vegan and gluten-free beer

beer braised onions pizza vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

Pizza and beer…well, for me, I’d like root or birch beer to drink with pizza, not the hard stuff.  However, beer-braised onions are one of the summer grilling season’s delights that I miss terribly.  This recipe would be a tonne of fun to make on the grill, but, alas, no outdoor grill for Q.  Nevertheless, there was about a cup and a half of Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose GF blend to be used, and use it I would in a savoury application.

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