I’ve also had a cherished relationship come to an end. I’m working through it, and though it's hard, my life is still grand, and I still have so many things to be grateful for.
One of the things I’m extremely grateful for is the plethora of food bloggers out there who inspire me on the absolute freakin’ REGULAR. When I feel uninspired, when I’m bored, when I want something good to read, when I want to laugh or cry, who knew that food bloggers of all people would be the ones to cheer me up.
Pardon me, I don’t say this often, but I was wrong.
Little did I know that on the blessed ol’ interweb, a wonderful woman named Angela had already saved the day with her Smokey Butternut Squash with Pasta and Greens.
Oh. My. God.
I’m not a sauce person. I don’t need it, I don’t crave it. Cheese, on the other hand? I’m doing damn good to have made it this far. 6 months vegan (minus the one time I cheated)! So when I found Angela’s post, my curiosity when viral.
It’s sad, really, because I found the recipe, and then the night that I was going to make it I realized I had forgotten to soak the cashews. Total bummer. That’s when I dove into boxed-food land, which - to my own self-awareness credit - taught me the lesson to never go back.
I may never eat another thing again! I topped some whole-wheat rotini with fresh peas and warmed kale, sauced it all up, and voilah. That was the first night. Tonight I steamed turnips and added yet again the sauce with kale. I’m dying over here. I simply cannot get enough.
So thank you, Angela. Thank you for saving the vegan day with the comfort food of comfort foods for those cold, sad-ish nights.
You are officially my hero.
For more inspiration from Angela, check out her inspiring blog, Oh She Glows!