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Beverages – swell

Beverages

Fruits and Veggies in Winter

Fruits and Veggies in Winter

I really dig fruits and veggies, as my love for raw foods attests to. But although I do have many examples of raw foods in this post, I don’t think eating them that way is the best idea for a typical Minnesota or northern climate winter. (Our winter has been almost anything but, though, so [...]


I’ve been up to things.

I've been up to things.

After a good, long break and a few discussions, I decided I wasn’t ready to abandon this blog after all. I want to work on some changes, that’s for sure, but mostly this is a good outlet for me in a way that not having a blog isn’t. For one, it’s a great way to [...]


VeganMoFoV [7]: Orange-Coconut Water Kefir

VeganMoFoV [7]: Orange-Coconut Water Kefir

Along with my jam-making and things, I’ve been experimenting with some fermentation at home.  One of my favorite (and usually pretty easy and tasty) things to make is water kefir!  You may be familiar with dairy kefir and its non-dairy counterparts (I’ve only seen coconut kefir in the store), and while the slightly sour flavor [...]


VeganMoFoV [6]: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

VeganMoFoV [6]: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Last night I asked for a sip of my lady’s orange juice before having a wee glass of vanilla brazil nut milk.  Ooh-wee!  It was a creamy citrusy sensation when those two tastes came together, and I went to bed knowing that this morning I would wake up and make myself an orange creamsicle smoothie [...]


Tart Green Smoothie and a Sneak Peek

Tart Green Smoothie and a Sneak Peek

So when I mentioned being more excited about blogging now that spring is arriving, I wasn’t lying…it’s just that spring decided to depart us for winter again, apparently.  April is a trying month in Minneapolis.  Grr.  At least I’ve seen new grasses growing before they’re about to get covered up with some snow again tonight. [...]


Speedy Cashew Milk

Speedy Cashew Milk

Ugh.  Time is slipping away from me.  As much as I wanted to blog in the final days of VeganMoFo, I was having a terrible time finding some me-time to photograph, edit, and write.  Thus I have a fair amount stored up that likely will be coming at you MoFo-style this month, because December really [...]


VeganMoFo IV: Peach Rooibos Goji Flurry

VeganMoFo IV: Peach Rooibos Goji Flurry

Sorry for the unintended delay in posting there… life and work and other things prevented me from blogging. I’ve got a little different direction today, an adaptation of an Ani Phyo recipe.  This “flurry” brings together two favorites for me: Ani Phyo (who has the loveliest simple raw recipes) and my memories of a peach [...]


Two Seed Milks

Two Seed Milks

So apparently it’s been awhile, yet again.  My new two-jobs thing hasn’t left me a lot of free time, it seems, and while I had every intention of blogging about the magical fiddlehead fern a couple weeks ago, turns out I cooked some that had gone bad and I got my first bout of food [...]


The I [heart] Coconuts Post

The I [heart] Coconuts Post

Because, really, I do.  And with projected temperatures in the 70s this week, I’m feeling downright tropical. It seems that lately I’ve been spending a lot of time reading blogs and not blogging much on my own.  The horrors!  One very valid reason is that I’m now working two jobs, the second (and part-time) one [...]


VeganMoFo: Blueberry Oat Groat Shake

VeganMoFo: Blueberry Oat Groat Shake

A quick post today, as I have a little bit of time to squeeze this in before weekend madness ensues (involving cleaning, making snacks for and hosting a feminist film screening tonight, a field trip to Duluth for my Master Naturalist course tomorrow, homework, farmer’s market with an avid vegan blog follower, and my first [...]