365 days of pure joy and love 🥰 you are everything that I find beautiful in this world. thank you for bringing so much light into my life. I love you this year and every year after
I recently moved into my own place, which has been a goal of mine for quite some time. This has probably been the busiest month of my life, but I think also the most fulfilling. In light of that, I wanted to share some thoughts on accomplishing goals (and sharing said accomplishments on the Internet). 1. Although I am very happy with how things are going right now, that’s not to say things weren’t tough for while. This time last year the plan I had for myself completely unraveled. Even before I could rebuild I felt like I needed months of clawing my way out of a hole just to reach level ground again. But I kept trying, and eventually it got better. Things also aren’t perfect now - I’m still the deeply anxious person I’ve always been, who is very bad at stress management and forgets the concept of self-care on a regular basis. I’m working on it, though. 2. If you are not where you want to be in your life at this moment that is okay!! I used to get very discouraged seeing people living in their own places, unsure when I would get there. For me, it took several months of strict budgeting, putting the work in at my job, monitoring listing websites every day, and taking a leap of faith on the one that felt right. Everyone’s timeline and circumstances are different, but I think persistence and consistency will definitely help get you there. Hopefully this was useful to someone. I avoid sharing longer thoughts on here because it often feels like talking to a void. Anyway, good luck on your goals. I hope your dreams come true✨
spinach and squash coconut curry with steamed dumplings and hoisin glazed tofu • I made this on a whim last night and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d share the recipe! it comes together really easily, especially if you use prepared frozen dumplings • serves 3 • recipe below 🥟🍂 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 𝙄𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 •1 14-oz block of extra firm tofu, cut into 1 inch cubes •3 tbsp sesame oil, divided •1/4 cup hoisin sauce •2 zucchini or yellow squash, washed and cut into half moons •1 cup frozen spinach •1 tsp garlic powder •4 tsp curry powder •1 15-oz can coconut milk •1 1/2 cups vegetable broth •Salt, to taste •Steamed dumplings, homemade or frozen ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 1. To make the tofu: heat 2 tbsp sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu cubes in an even layer in the pan. Let sear for 3-4 minutes. Carefully flip each tofu cube. Let sear on the other side for 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add hoisin sauce. Toss tofu in hoisin sauce until full coated. Place glazed tofu in bowl and set aside until ready for serving. 2. To make the curry: Clean skillet and add remaining 1 tbsp of sesame oil over medium heat. Add squash, cook for 5-8 minutes until it starts to brown. Add frozen spinach, cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add curry powder and garlic powder, cook for an additional minute or until fragrant. Stir in coconut milk and vegetable broth. Let simmer on medium low for 10-15 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, steam your dumplings: Prepare as many as you’d like to eat. Steam dumplings until softened, about 6-8 minutes. 4. To serve: Add cooked dumplings to your serving bowls. Pour over coconut curry. Top with hoisin tofu and garnish with sesame seeds.
spent the weekend testing different vegan thanksgiving dishes, including these pecan sticky buns 🍂 recipes + more coming soon
learning that confidence goes much deeper than appearance, but feeling cute also helps
anything you can eat, I can eat vegan! 🌱 in my five years of eating plant-based food, not once have I felt like I was “missing out” on any flavors, nutrients, or experiences. in fact, it has only made things better. my relationship with food has improved, it inspired my love for cooking, and has helped me feel more connected to, well, everything. to anyone considering veganism, I wholeheartedly recommend it. that being said, do so in a way that works best for you. that could be overnight or starting with one vegetarian meal a week. any positive change (big or small) is still positive and a step toward kindness. happy world vegan day💚
autumn cheese board 🍂 featuring the beautiful cedar wood serving board and fall candle trio from @theveganwarehouse. with every purchase, a portion of their profits go to animal sanctuaries! #gifted ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ all products to make this cheese board are listed below and full recipe details are on my website (linked in bio)✨ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ * @pfcandleco fall scents mini candle trio (available at @theveganwarehouse) * @bambuliving cedar wood hex serving board (available at @theveganwarehouse) * @kiinaturals cranberry and cashew crisps * @followyourheart provolone slices * @miyokoscreamery vegan mozz (coated in fresh thyme and black pepper) * @back2naturefood sea salt and cracked black pepper rice crackers
never felt so cute in my life! thank you @sheis_magic ✨
autumn soba noodle bowl🍂 swipe for more details • I sort of just threw this together for dinner one night, but let me know if you’re interested in the recipe!