What I’m Lovin’ in November

I’m late again!! Yikes. The months are just slipping away. So, let’s take a walk through November so I can tell you all about the things I loved last month!

We’re one month closer to the holidays! Is anyone freaking out or is it just me?! My “gifts to make” list is a mile long and I’ve been trying so very hard to check items off. Follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks.

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The short list of What I’m Lovin’ in November

1. Mug Rugs

mug rug

These are so easy to whip up! Did you see my post with the free mug rug printable gift tag?! If you missed it, hop on over and check it out. You’ll also find a few tutorials for inspiration!

2. Simple, delicious recipes

dinner

Sautéed tempeh cutlets, brown rice, roasted garlicky asparagus and maple roasted carrots.

The dish above is entirely vegan, incredibly flavorful AND it took me all of about 10 minutes worth of prepping.

The sauteed tempeh and maple roasted carrot recipes are both from my favorite vegetarian cookbook gifted to me by my incredibly supportive sister almost 4 years ago when I decided I wanted to give being a vegetarian a try. The cookbook is nothing fancy (in fact, it’s adorned with stickers from its past life as a library book), but when I pull it out of my cupboard (which I do regularly!), I’m reminded of my sister and how [no matter what] she not only supports but totally embraces all of my crazy dreams.

And on another note: these plates were gifted to me by my friend Russ when we bought our house. The Hubs knows that when I pull these out, he better start handing out compliments because I reserve them for meals I’m most proud of.

All that said, remember this holiday season that it’s the thought in your gifts that matter!

3. Taking a cooking class with my sweet friend

I told you last month how excited I was for the cooking class I was going to take with my friend Addie. We learned “How to Cook a Plant-Based Thanksgiving” with Columbia’s Cooking and it was so fun!

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Addie & I chopping away at the cooking class!

My favorite of the menu items was definitely the banana ice cream with chunks of dates mixed in! I have a serious sweet tooth so incorporating healthier treats is a must (because giving them up is most certainly not an option!). You can find the banana ice cream recipe here if you’re interested in trying it out!

Columbia’s Cooking will be hosting another class in December called “How to Prepare Plant-Based Holiday Desserts” which sounds very similar to the vegan baking class (I’d say it’s the same, but the instructors are different) I took in college a few years ago with them and it was amazing. Read all about the class here.

Things I’m anticipating in December…

I’m having my wisdom teeth taken out on December 2nd. Yes, I totally waited to schedule this after Thanksgiving! As a gal who never skips a meal, I’m very much dreading not being able to eat real food for a bit. The doctor gave me strict orders to stock up on my favorite ice cream so I’m trying to look on the bright side 😉

Basically, I’ll be kicking off December channeling this guy…

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{Image via Mary Engelbreit on Facebook – click image for source}

Wish me luck!

Catch up on all of my monthly What I’m Lovin’ posts here.

 

 

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