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Thus I Have Churned…Vice Cream and Pizza

If you have ever read any Buddhist sutras translated to English, you will recognize the title structure:  “Thus I have heard…”

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Sweet Potato Pie, Version 2, Other Baked Goods, and Reflection

A fully cooked sweet potato pie!

For once I didn’t eat plain leftover roasted sweet potatoes. Instead, I baked with them and made a sweet potato pie.  I’m not Southern, so I made a maple-sweetened pumpkin pie with sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin and 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead of organic sugar.  Besides being out of organic sugar and coconut sugar, I’m running low on “white” flours; I used half buckwheat flour in the crust recipe from this pecan pie post.

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The Joy of Toys | Sourdough Coffee Cake

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Toys! My Polly Pocket restaurant set from 1992 or 1993 looks like a burger restaurant. But it’s vegan and gluten-free. Literally, because it is plastic. Literally, because there’s nothing to eat, just like at a vegan and gluten-free place. Hah. No, it’s vegan and gluten-free because I say so. Good veggie burgers are difficult to make, and I haven’t found a great recipe yet, so this post’s recipe has little to do with its topic.

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Toeing the Fine Line | Lemon Cheezecake Buns

Call me biased and call me teetering on the fine edge of victim-blaming, but really, one can choose not to be offended in this fairly innocuous trend: #fitfam and the public celebration of physical fitness.

 

I read this Elite Daily article and wanted to post my meal-prepped box of lunches all the more (Then I stopped posting. More on that later). FitFam is about working towards goals that have to do with physical fitness: for improved health, for better quality of healthy life, for competitions, for improved physical appearance. 

 

 

I can do yoooooga!

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Revisitation: Oatmeal Porrij Bread

From the mountaintop of the juice fast, everything is clearer. I assert no moral superiority based on the supposed “purity” of my diet. I revisited the Porrij Bread from June 2013 for a different audience, with different porrij, different leavening, and different music. Funny, I spoke about fasting in that post and that’s what I’m doing now. I wrote about my playlists and I considered highlighting the absurdity of my current one (including Shiny Toy Guns, Celine Dion, London Symphony Orchestra, Combichrist, and Electric Six). This time ’round I’m making this on request (more like demand) for more bread like Mile-High Cinnamon Roll Bread.
 
 

 

 
 

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Challenge: Savoury Yeast Bread

I love carbs. Probably because I’m exhausted most of the time (work hard, play hard). This will soon change when I have a stable schedule, about which I am more excited than Samhain and Winter Solstice combined. To make a new routine that revolves around a stable work schedule will help me get grounded and stay grounded. For I know I can jump to higher creative heights when I have a stable base from which to jump.



Speaking of jumping: a spot of exercise with your dear blogger. This is how I checked my form on one of my favourite moves from INSANITY. Exercising late at night obviously has its effects.

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Mix CDs and Porridge Bread

For weeks now, I’ve been wanting to give yeast bread a go at the Abbey in order to test a jar of yeast, to see if it was still active. Bread creation satisfies me on many levels. This is hardly a new observation.
 
Something I also find satisfying is making playlists and burning them to CDs.
 
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