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A creamy, delicious, vegan Mac & Cheese recipe that is sure to please all crowds. Instead of a sauce filled with cheese, flour and cream, this one is loaded with beta-carotene rich carrots, protein packed cashews and potassium filled potatoes...and yumminess!
Boil until all veggies are cooked and soft, but not falling apart in the water. Drain veggies and RESERVE water. Not only does that water hold lots of flavour (simular to a weak veggie stock), it is also loaded with nutrients from the cooking veggies.
Boil fresh water and cook desired noodles following the instructions on the package (as cooking instructions vary between size and types of pasta. Be sure to drain pasta as soon as noodles are al dente.
In the blender or food processor add:
Plate and garnish with any of the following:
*If you are not a practicing vegan, and are choosing an option like this solely looking for a healthier option than grandma's traditional Mac & Cheese, you could always place the mixed pasta and sauce in an oven proof dish, sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and bake at 375 degrees C uncovered until the cheese is lightly browned...no one will ever know it's carrots and cashews instead of cheese on the inside! #sneakymomtrick
There is something forever sacred about a Sunday morning for me. Perhaps the feeling stems from ritual during childhood. Perhaps because Sunday's always seem more quiet...as if Saturday is an extension of the week, fitting in all the scheduled "weekend activities". Perhaps because they are filled with memories of cozy, campfire mornings with my tent nearby. Whatever the reason, I love them.
In choosing my new home months ago, little did I know how supported this Sunday morning love would be. Every Sunday morning the local church bells sing to me. Now that fall is dawning, the birds sing along too.
As I sat this morning in quiet stillness (however briefly solo before two littles joined me), it felt so peaceful. Perhaps I am not kneeling at an alter. Perhaps I am not seated in full lotus in a cave. However, seated in my old camp chair, on my little deck with the air so fresh from a night of heavy rainfall, savouring my hot coffee and being serenaded by the bells and bird, it was definitely sacred.
Here's to a simple sacredness... And to hot coffee on a crisp Sunday morning!
On my path to healing, self-care and rediscovery of mySelf, I am fascinated by the power of our thoughts and vibrations. The ripple effect of one loving thought, one loving word, one loving action is powerful!
A couple weeks ago I decided to try out Dr. Emoto's rice experiment for three reasons/purposes -
1. Curiosity! Would it actually work. You'll see below by the mass amount of mould on the Hate jar below, that yes, it did.
2. A context for conversation with my kiddos. The question about vocabulary and behaviour choices is now - would that go in the Hate jar, or the Love jar? It has been really shifting in our conversations. I love it!
3. A visual reminder to myself. The impact of words on others and yourself. The words repeatedly spoken and actions continuously presented toward me in a particular situation in my life (which is now dramatically shifting), has had a huge effect. Those interactions had time to fester. I need to remember to be loving to myself in order to clear the mould, if you will. And that takes time. Each layer needs care-filled, gentle, loving time to renew, repair, and regrow. Also, remembering that I don't need to add to that mould with self defeating/harming language. How can I choose to speak to myself from the Love jar? How can I protect myself more efficiently from situations and interactions that spew from the Hate jar? How do I clear the mould most efficiently?
Sending you loving thoughts straight from the Love jar!
I am a life mobilizer, yogini, teacher and coach, GROOVE goddess, Reiki practitioner, business owner/operator and above all a mumma of two bright, beautiful lights. I believe in people’s ability to exceed beyond their own limitations of themselves to live a life happier and more abundant life than ever thought possible!