Before I posted this recipe, I was contemplating making one for the potato soup I made for dinner last night instead. It looked gray and bland but it was oh so thick and creamy! And just garnished with 'bacon' bits and parsley... Gosh it was great. I'm really kicking myself for not taking pictures and sharing! I will eventually. Promise! In lieu of that soup, I have a more 'season appropriate' soup and granola topping you're going to love...
So Friday I was going to post vegetarian meatloaf, but I miscalculated the cook time by over three hours as a result of me skimping on a few ingredients (yes- including meat HAHA). I'm no chef, but I'm determined to get the right recipe to you ASAP because it was still awesome! With all that cooking time, I searched Pinterest for recipe ideas- should have figured by now almost all of them have pumpkin spice involved for fall! The thing is, I don't want pumpkin soup or pie just yet. I want fluffy Swedish cinnamon rolls called kanelbullar (CAN-al-boolar) that my family has made for forever. Hmm... maybe you know where I'm going with this? Sweet pumpkin puree + kanelbullar = fluffy flaky spiced heaven rolls!
Spiced Oatmeal Apple Fritters... I've been trying to figure out what to call them all day! Every time I take a bite it's like I'm transported back when I was 5. My dad and I would walk in from the cold Washington drizzly outdoors to a warm bakery. Glass displays held stacked baskets filled with golden rolls, artisan scones, doughnuts, and muffins galore! Being a crazy little tyke I'd immediately press my face up to the shelves holding the fresh maple frosting-laden sugar pastries and monster glazed twists of apple cinnamon bread- Oh, if only I could share the smell here! All my recipe needs is a simple glaze and I'm drawn straight back into nostalgia!
As summer draws closer to an end, my cravings for fall-inspired cuisine are beginning to bloom. Rainy days, changing leaves, and bald patches of grass (gotta love Texas' laser-beam scorching sun) are transforming the neon tank top + lemonade weather into something more rustic. What better way to welcome autumn than end-of-season fruit embraced in crispy spiced toppings? These baked pears take advantage of summer sweetness while staying light enough to be a healthy lunch.
What can you change in 30 days... It's just enough time to gain or lose a habit- check out shetakesontheworld's video above! This school year, why not try to be healthier, expand your compassion, and shake up the boring lunchbox? Good things come in small packages, likewise good habits come in small steps. Make your change for the better by saving animals by just changing one meal for a month. I challenge you to follow me for the next 30 school days as I post a variety of satisfying recipes created with the lazy academician in mind (... um... easy ingredient vegan lunch food for a month... for all you too tired to read this). Try it, post pictures, share your versions, favorites, and suggestions!
Don't tell ANYONE your new secret! You've seen recipes for warm fudgey brownies all over Pinterest, just to your dispair. "All you have to do is grind up a few tablespoons of chia seeds and mix with 1/2 cup of agar agar powder, 2 tbsp cold-pressed organic coconut oil..." Where does one get all these crazy awesome ingredients that I don't know how to use? Personally, I crave the taste of my family's traditional non-vegan fluffy brownies. Their super thin crinkly top, thick fudgey second layer, fluffy and uber chocolatey middle, and dense sticky and extra chocolatey-er bottom layer. *shivers* What's a vegan girl to do on a choco-rampage!