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Vegan MoFo 2015: Oatmeal-Stuffed Peaches with Cardamom and Cinnamon

Hello, beautiful people! The Vegan Month of Food (MoFo) 2015 has finally arrived. That means I am back at it creating healthy, vegan dishes each day for the entire month of September. My goal is to try and post 5-6 times per week. This year, the organizers changed up the structure of the event, by providing prompts for each day. This allows for vegan / vegan-friendly social media folk to participate in MoFo without having a set theme. However, I will still have a theme (because themes rock, lezbereal). This year’s will be Half-Marathon Training Fuel. I am currently training for the Rock ‘N Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon on Halloween, so I am going to provide tips and recipe ideas for accomplishing a half-marathon propelled by plants. I also wanted to mention that I am actually not vegan! I support veganism, and eat vegan ~70% of the time, but am just a vegetarian. I love participating the MoFo because it challenges me not only to create a slew of recipes, but also to eat even more …

Cherry-Lime Smoothie Bowl

Yes, I have fallen off the blogging horse. Work has been rather busy over these past few weeks, and I didn’t had the energy to create, write, and edit for this little blog of mine. Nor did I had the desire to come home and stare at a computer screen when I had already been staring at one all day. Hopefully, this was just an ebb in the ebb and flow of my work life. It seems to have settled over the past 2 weeks or so, and I have been enlivened with a spark to create once again. If you know me, you know that I don’t handle stress very well. I try to, and I can handle it if need be (I did survive the ultra-competitive environment of Penn, after all), but I am a struggle bus all the way to the finish line. It’s funny- all throughout high school and college, I would procrastinate like no tomorrow. Paper due at 12 am? I’m still putting the finishing touches on it at 11:55pm, …

Sweetheart Smoothie

This color. Need I say more? In my Valentine’s Day recipe series, beets have played a primary role. Entranced by their ability to saturate dishes with their emotion-tugging, almost fluorescent hue, I have gone back to them again and again. Thinking of beets within a smoothie, you may wrinkle your nose. I know, pureed beets for breakfast doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing way to start the day. What may surprise you is that there is only a very small bit (maybe 1.5 inches) of beet in this tremendously pink bowl. The remainder of the ingredients are all smoothie regulars: raspberries, banana, non-dairy milk (homemade hemp milk), lemon juice, and some unpictured vanilla protein powder (Sunwarrior, but of course). I debated on calling this smoothie the Sweet Tart smoothie because the raspberries and lemon juice give a sharp tang to the blend, which is balanced by the sweetness of the banana and the protein powder. However, in the name of love, I figured I would go with the Sweetheart Smoothie ❤ You can enjoy …