Vegan Baklava, Oh Yeah!


I started with a recipe from  CrandleCakes and made slight adjustments, but not much! Ingredients 1 T cinnamon 6 oz each- pistachios, walnuts, pecans ⅔ cup raw sugar 1 pound (1 package) thawed phyllo dough 4 oz. coconut oil (if you don’t  like coconut oil, use all margarine) 4 oz. vegan margarine (I used Earth Balance) 2 cups agave 1 cup water ¼ cup orange juice 1 t lemon juice Process If your phyllo is frozen (it probably is), thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then set it out for an hour or so before you use it. Don’t thaw … Continue reading

One Tribe Harem Pants


Disclaimer – I received these pants from One Tribe Apparel in exchange for providing a review on The VeganAsana A bit ago, I was contacted by One Tribe Apparel regarding their yoga harem pants. Since I had looked at the pants before, I pretty enthusiastically agreed to do a review! If the style is in your wheelhouse, these pants are pretty cool. The pair that I received was the Peacock pattern in the Cabernet Red color. I hope you will excuse my lack of a full body image of the pants for you. That’s just not going to happen. But, if … Continue reading

Thinking About Gurus with Hari-Kirtana

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So, I’ve been fairly quiet this month. It’s been busy. Every time that I sit down to write a post or share a recipe, something else crops up. Sorry about that! But, I have been writing and thinking, in part as a response to taking some advanced yoga training at Yogawood with Hari-kirtana das. As part of our homework from last month, we responded to his post In Defense of Gurus. What follows is my response (primarily to part one). Philosopher and communication scholar Kenneth Burke once defined man as “the symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-misusing) animal, inventor of the negative (or … Continue reading