If you missed my Hearty Vegan Sweet & Spicy Southwestern Soup , check that one out. It's very similar to today's recipe.
Hearty Vegan Sweet & Spicy Southwestern Soup
And there was also my Vegan Chili
I made the Vegan Chili in my Crock Pot but you can easily use the stove
From yesterday's post about my Trip to the Pumpkin Patch with Skylar, thanks for your sweet comments. It truly was the kind of day that is what parenthood is all about , as I mentioned.
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And thanks for sharing your favorite holiday memories . I loved hearing them all! Christmas and Thanksgiving memories were the most popular ones you told me about.
Dessert: Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
1. I think that pumpkin recipes + the blogosphere go hand in hand. What are your fave uses for pumpkin?
I dedicated an entire post a month ago to my recipes using pumpkin , so check that out if you missed it and hit me up with your latest favorites you may have seen or tried, or old-standbys.
2. Are you sick of pumpkin yet?
I think most everyone is sick of hearing about pumpkin recipes, unless you're a diehard pumpkin fan like Anna , Mama Pea , or Katie . This was actually my first, new, pumpkin-based recipe of this season, so I am entitled on this one...haha!
I'm ready to move on to mint I think. I know those peppermint lattes are just weeks away from surfacing....
3. Have you noticed that Christmas stuff just keeps coming out earlier and earlier in the stores and in general?
As a little girl, I remember the month of November, basically shortly before Thanksgiving was "fair game" for Christmas talk and merchandise, carols, etc. to make an appearance.
As I got have gotten older, any time after Halloween seems to have become fair game.
In mid-October, not even Halloween, two full months before Christmas, and was already starting! I noticed this on my shopping trips for FoodBuzz attire .
I feel like this early start plays into mass consumerism; buying things just to buy them, and it's sending materialistic messages to kids and adults for 20-25% of the year, i.e. buy, buy, buy, spend, spend, spend, for Christmas and Holiday gifts.
(Speaking of which, does anyone need an end table ? CSNstores.com have got you covered if you do).
I love the winter holiday season. It's great, it's fun, the religious message is present for us (both Christmas and Chaunkah in our house ) but the earlier start for it all, every year, is a bit much for me.
What do you think about this?
4. Are you having an Indian Summer where you are?
It sure is warm and lovely here! A far cry from being blizzard'ed out on Halloween when I was a kid and not able to even go trick or treating or had to wear a huge coat and cover up the beloved costume. I'm sure Katie , Holly , and Holly remember a few of those!