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Experiments in Vegan Cookery

Vegans go to some extreme lengths to make food that resembles animal products. Just challenge someone to go vegan or give up alcohol and you will see the deep emotional bonds humans form with certain food preparations (goat cheese! applewood-smoked bacon! craft beer! mom’s apple pie!). 

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This is some kind of chicken? Or sausage? According to my family, it was tasty…for dead flesh. /vegansnark

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April Corporate Wellness Article Roundup and Pistachio Blondies

 

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Here’s an article I saw this week about the dearth of Omega-3’s and overabundance of Omega-6’s in the American diet.

Hence, we have more than double the linoleic acid in our body fat as do our parents’ generation, and fatty acid turnover in adipose tissue can take years. So you may feel the health effects of your diet from the past year or two, even if you switch to a healthier diet.

Besides the importance of supplementing with Omega-3’s (preferably eating Omega-3 rich foods before turning to supplements), the point about the “delay” in your healthier habits taking hold reinforces the idea that you just have to give things time. The body doesn’t repair itself overnight. Major health changes through behaviour change are not easy, and the rewards don’t come quickly, but they will pay off with consistent effort over time.

How about some Omega-3 Powerhouse Muffins?

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Base Cookies

These cookies are foundation, fundamental to a world of delicious vegan and gluten-free “vanilla dough and stuff” cookies, not base as in immoral.

 

base cookies with hempseeds vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

 

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Matcha Bundt Cake

Coconut sugar finally arrived and I got a new Bundt pan! Check out the castle addition to my collection.

 

(I have the Cathedral and Jubilee Nordicware pans already).

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Sourdough Coffee Cake and Zucchini Cake.

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Sea Breeze Sourdough Cake

Due to holiday baking and general baking, I ran out of coconut sugar. For 2015, I’m still on the low-sugar kick (as in minimizing white sugar, organic sugar, the granulated stuff) because it was very helpful in maintaining a stable mood. Don’t need to throw off my meditation practice because I’ve been eating blood sugar spiking foods, eh?

Sea Breeze Sourdough Cake | Gothic Granola

 

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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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Another Apple Pie

This post has two geneses: as Fall rolls around to Northern Colorado (37 degrees yesterday, what?!), TC requested an apple pie, after I made Key Lime Pie a few weeks ago.

One of the two things I didn’t do before I left DC was to make VGF pie with my friend Andi. This is for you, Andi, since it’s unlikely I’ll be back in DC to bake pie with you anytime soon.

 

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