Hello Everyone I’m Back!

I have been very busy doing a whole bunch of new things regarding the Vegan Lifestyle including have lost and I am so close to it 50lbs.

I will be posting articles again mainly on my new Blog Go For Glow which relates to my Facebook Page about the amazing benefits of this lifestyle called Go For Glow both on Facebook and the new blog.

The link to Go for Glow is here for you! I still have been seeing all your posts and am happy to see you are all still busy doing your amazing things out there around the world. Perhaps we’ll be seeing you over on Go For Glow on FB and the Blog of the same name 🙂 Have a wonderful day out there and thanks for sticking with me really appreciate it!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Go-For-Glow/122437757926951

Quote of the Week to start 2013

A Fresh Start

Woot Woot – A fresh start is available for you right now and anything you choose … make 2013 a fabulous year to start fresh – start anything fresh … all tiny steps lead to the bigger picture … its a wonderful feeling of freedom to have such a choice available … positive, fun, change … make it an awesome year

Thoughtful Gift from Boss to Teen Employee (my daughter) – Vegan

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My daughter works in a retail store and look what her manager gave her for Christmas. She was thrilled with the consideration of the items as she is at 16 a Vegan and very disciplined. What an amazing thought gift to a teenager from her boss. I had to share. She felt her manager listens and learns about her. The gift was thought out and respectful. Anyone can give anything however this was a well thought out gift that really empowered my daughter to know that she is valued at her work. She is the youngest on the team so this was awesome and she contributed to our cupboards right away. Really nice eh!

60 Must-Read Health and Fitness Blogs for 2012

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Sunshine Award Nomination – Thank You!

Recently, I was fortunate to receive some award nominations from another blogger. It is truly amazing to know that people value the content of So You Want To Be A Vegan. I have to admit I have come to love blogging and I find my energy and content takes different directions including photography, music videos and other content to share with you. This is in progress and I can’t wait to discover where it leads and the changes that comes with that.

I want to thank Made For Stars from Australia for the incredible recent nomination for a Sunshine Award. I didn’t know that existed and was surprised to find myself nominated. Thank you Made for Stars.

Thanks to all of you who impress with your blogs it’s incredible the creativity. New friends from around the world is awesome even if purely through the blogs.  I hope my blog goes on transitioning through weaving directions sharing with you and learning from you. What started as a Vegan blog has taken different dimensions and has been fun to explore different elements.  I am grateful to connect with many interesting people from around the world.

Decadent Warm Fig Delight

Recipe, Design and Photo by Suzanne

This is an amazing delicious dessert perfect for cold winter nights after dinner. In this recipe I put everything into a beautiful earthen bowl and warmed in the oven. To the bowl I put chunks of vegan chocolate cake and broken pieces of vegan muffins in the bowl. I added chopped figs, slivered almonds, crushed walnuts, coconut flakes, chia seeds, dark chocolate pieces, goji berry, a dab of coconut oil. I mixed together Almond Coconut Milk with a dash of Vanilla Almond Milk and I mixed in some Cacao then poured it over the cake seeds mixture and popped into a warm / hot oven to heat up and slightly bake. Careful when removing from the oven as the bowls will be hot to touch. Top with freshly chopped fig and serve hot to warm. Oh man this was goooooooooooood. The chocolate pieces melted into the cakes and milk – so decadent. Delicious. Some variations / alternatives could be: you could use Coconut Milk from tin or Coconut Cream; perhaps a cap of liquor (not for the kids though) that you enjoy dripped on top. Knock it out of the park with anything you want to add and wow your family and friends with an incredible heart warming dessert or treat.

D-Licious Soup

Recipe, Design and Photo by Suzanne

Its getting cold around here and soups come back onto the menu for warm comfy food to warm the body from the inside. This soup was born of a previous Potato Leek Soup. I made the broth from a base of the Potato Leek Soup and dropped into the saucepan chunks of onions, a variety of dried beans, legumes, quinoa, celery coarsely chopped, baby tomato’s chopped added some water stirred and tempted into a slow easy bubbling broth with all the yummy fillings. Stir in a Tbsp. Miso and give the broth a shot of red wine to flavor. Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble. Leave it alone apart from a few loving stirs with a wooden spoon.

When ready – serve piping hot in a beautiful bowl top with Nutritional Yeast and lots of freshly chopping quality garlic. I added some freshly chopped shallots to this one too Serve in a warm bowl is a very nice added feature – there is nothing worse than serving soup in a cold bowl – that’s a pet peeve of mine. I always pop the bowls on the stove as the soup is building it start warming of them.

We all said ” it’s so D-Licious”. So D-Licious is my name for this soup. No two soups taste alike this is important and why I like to make soups from scratch or bend recipes.

Have fun play with your recipe and make your soup with attention and love in mind – I believe the soup is a reflection of the maker. A little goes a long way.

Serve with some corn chips or really good bread toasted.

Make a big pot and perhaps freeze some for a later time like when you arrive home from a tropical holiday have some that you can quickly pull out from the fridge – ah we’re home!