July 2015 • andrea leigh co
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throw back thursday go to snack // ants on a log

Grow up in North America and peanut butter is almost synonymous with childhood. Except, perhaps, if you are severely allergic to it. Perhaps it is not surprising then that one of the snack I fondly remember my mum making for us as children is the classically simple, “Ants on a Log.” The genius of combining these three ingredients harkens back to the 1950s (I couldn’t help looking up its history) and I am forever grateful. As I shared here, my husband looked forward to coaching little league from the time our children were babies. Me? I looked forward to the …

behind the scenes: on creative paralysis

Sometimes I forget why I do this…posting recipes and sharing about eating a plant-based diet. As I shared here, it often feels like I don’t have the time it takes to develop, test, photograph and write up recipes. And then there’s the paralysis. You’ve heard of writer’s block…well, I’ve discovered it has a companion that reaches all the way back to the recipe development stage. I get an idea for a recipe or come across one that I want to adapt and then before I even bother to reach for ingredients, I psyche myself out of it, because images of …

peanut butter banana milkshake (vegan, no added sugar)

Shakes and smoothies are such a “thing” these days. (Almost) every time I see a shake or smoothie recipe posted on my favorite food blogs or on the pages of a magazine, I think, “I should try that.” Yet, I rarely make it past this shake.It tastes rich and unwholesome but really is made from a few simple good-for-you ingredients with no dairy or sugar in sight and was inspired by this recipe over at Healthy. Happy. Life. Enough said. With summer is in full swing and school starting in less that one month for us, I’m keeping this post …

timely lessons

It takes courage to move forward. That courage fails me more than it finds me of late…it’s much easier to talk myself out of writing a post than to it is to begin one. The excuses are numerous… The kids are home for summer vacation There’s not enough time to write and finesse a post I have an idea for post but do not have immediate access to the technology to write said post There’s swim lessons, baseball practice, errands, exercising and choreschoreschores But what’s really at the root of it all is a fear that I will pour myself …

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