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I must share with you the best vegan cookbook that I have come across . . . The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. I have not tried all of the recipes, but I have tried quite a few and there is not one recipe that I have tried that has not been fabulous.

cookbookMy current fall favorite is the indian lentil-cauliflower soup on page 133. This is what it looks like and it really is soooo good.

IMG_0644I used kale instead of spinach because that is what I had in my garden. I’ve had this soup with both kale and spinach and sometimes both. ┬áLet me know what you think of it!

1 T coconut or other oil
1 yellow onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 T fresh ginger, minced
1-2 T curry powder (I like curry, so I used the full 2 Tablespoons)
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
6 cups vegetable broth (I used 5 cups because I like it a little thick)
1 cup uncooked red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into bite size florets
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
2 large handfuls of spinach or kale
3/4 tsp fine-grain sea salt or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper

1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, until translucent.
2. Stir in ginger, curry, coriander and cumin. Saute for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
3. Add the broth and red lentils and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes more.
4. Stir in the cauliflower and sweet potato. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, until the cauliflower and sweet potato are tender. Season with the salt and pepper. Stire in the spinach and cook until wilted.
5. Ladle the soup into bowls and ENJOY!





On Wednesday evening this past week, I had the pleasure of attending an event called Together in Portland, OR. I was invited to this event by Seane Corn . . . ok, not personally invited, but she did send out a newsletter or blog post or facebook post and I answered the call (: ┬áThere were several speakers at this event and I want to share them with you because everyone should know about these women: Jennifer Rudolf Walsh, Valerie Kaur, Seane Corn, Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Glennon Doyle Melton, Abby Wambach & Geena Rocero. If you have a chance to go to this event in another city . . . do it. It will be worth your time and you will be inspired. And if you don’t have a chance to catch them in person, look them up online and see what they are up to . . . it will be worth your time and you will be inspired.

We created a manifesto for our life and we did it in a matter of seconds. Sometimes it is best if you don’t think so deeply about the call on your life, but just react as that may be the gateway your truest self. Below is a picture of mine and I invite you to take this picture and create a manifesto for yourself . . . I’d love for you to share your manifesto with me!

manifestoBecause together is better. It just is.