Let It Scone, Let It Scone, Let It Scone!

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(All images by Ms. TheVeganAsana Jr.2) It’s time for another holiday festival of scone making. This is weekend #2 of making these little delicious pastries and there may be one more to go (we’ll see). Scones are delicious, easy, and last well, making good gift treats for friends, family, and coworkers. Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 T baking powder 1/4 t salt 2 T turbinado sugar (plus more for board) 1/4 C vegan margarine (soften if needed) 2/3-3/4 C soy milk Add ons: 1/2 C raisins and 3 T cinnamon 1/2 C dried cranberries, 2 T orange zest, 1/2 orange … Continue reading

Black Bean Mole Chili with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

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Warm, spicy, rich, and full of vitamins. This vegan black bean chili can be served with the roasted potatoes and spinach in the bowl or on the side. Delicious! Ingredients  2 lb black beans 3-4 large carrots, peeled and sliced 5-6 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 4-5 celery sticks, sliced 1-2 large onions, diced 8 cups fresh baby spinach 2 large cans diced tomatoes 2-3 jalapeños, sliced 4 T of vegetable broth powder 4 T of cumin 3 T of chili powder 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 T turmeric 1 T sea salt 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter … Continue reading

Being Not Ok With It – or – Where Is My Equanimity?

Long time readers, if there are any of you left, have probably noticed my horrible lack of posting, and that almost no posts about yoga have happened for months (there have been a lot of posts about cookies, though, so that counts for something). The reason for my yoga silence is that I’m not in a good place in my own practice, and I don’t know what to say. Starting in the spring, some medical problems beyond my usual rheumatoid arthritis began happening. They included a significant amount of pain and pretty much ground my asana practice to a halt. … Continue reading