This year we’re headed to family for our Thanksgiving feast. My part of the cooking duties is desert, not pies though. My Mother-In-Law is the amazing pie maker of the family! So I’ve been scouring the web seeking out recipes because at the moment I’m not taking the time to whip up my own and give a test run or two. So I thought I’d share some fabulous vegetarian and vegan recipes that I’ve stumbled across in hopes you may be inspired to try something different and make a new tradition of a kinder, gentler holiday! Enjoy browsing the recipes and let me know if you tried one or two and how it turned out!
Here are my picks for my part of the holiday feast baking!
Arbonne Truffles (No Bake)
Mix 3 cups of oats, 2 1/4 cups Arbonne Protein Mix, 2 cups Almond butter, and 1 3/4 cup honey or agave (low glycemic). After mixing ingredients, roll into 1″ balls. Microwave Wilton’s Candy Melts (try 1/3 of a bag) at 30 second intervals. With a fork dip each ball into the chocolate and tap off excess. Sprinkle with topping!
Pumpkin gluten-free vegan cookies made with Arbonne protein & fiber boost! YUM!!!! Only 15 min to make! 🎃 Simple: 8 scoops of yummy Arbonne protein
2-scoops of Arbonne Fiber boost
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1- tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1-can organic pumpkin
Bake for 15 min at 350 degrees
Today, this year, Indigenous Peoples Day falls on what is still in many places in our country, Columbus Day. A sad part of a country trying to maintain and remember history is also to ignore painful parts of history that as we evolve realize were not really the glorious moments they were considered as when they were actually happening.
This country, my America was not “discovered” as our history too kindly speaks. This beautiful land was already the home of another race and culture. Columbus himself was a cruel man. And when history is taught it should no longer be taught with Christopher Columbus as a hero of the modern world. Yes, the history must be learned but not with him as a discoverer and hero in the narrative of the story.
I don’t celebrate “Columbus Day”, I haven’t in a very very longtime. Not until as an adult I learned both sides of the story did I realize good old Chris was no one to admire or celebrate, nor should the founding of the Americas be a happy celebration. History, our history is riddled with oppression and violence. And I fear history is more prone to repeat itself the more we glamorize and memorialize history in only the way we wish it would have happened instead of the truth.
It’s way past time that just like with news media, we need to demand that history be retold like it actually was. No added rhetoric, no admonished glory to the side we stand on. But just plain facts, it will tell a story of truth if we face facts instead of just believing whatever it is we want to believe to make ourselves feel good. Then and only then will we as a country maybe not keep repeating the same historical tragedies.
Autumn Bucket List Go apple picking Make apple sauce Go to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin Go hiking once a week Continue to downsize my wardrobe Read the Vampire Academy series Do a Halloween maze Sip a glass at a local winery Shopping a street fair See family in Ohio See family in New Jersey Have a spooky/horror movie marathon weekend Make a bat box Work on an autumn themed 1000 piece puzzle while the fireplace is lit Roast marshmallows in our fireplace Volunteer at the Food Bank Learn to knit or crochet Run at least one Halloween themed race
Autumn Social Media Bucket List 300 Instagram followers (yeah I’m not on there much) 700 Pinterest followers 1500 Twitter followers 1000 WordPress followers 700 WordPress followers
Autumn Business Bucket List Add 2-4 people to my Arbonne team Help at least 2 people a week get started on a healthier eating/living path Get my business cards made Get all the supplies I need together to start having Sip, Sample & Shop parties
INGREDIENTS ¼ cup Spectrum® coconut oil, melted ¼ cup honey 1 cup rolled old-fashioned oats 1 cup quick cooking oats ⅔ cup unsweetened, dried cranberries ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup ground flaxseed 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ cup pumpkin puree 2 eggs, beaten