Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chickadees and Chickpeas

“Gratitudes” – September 5, 2013

 Today I’m grateful for:

  1. Cool mornings
  2. Deciding to take a morning walk today
  3. Living close to a large park
  4. Sun salutations
  5. Chickadees
  6. Stopping to help a worm and a caterpillar out of foot traffic
  7. Tuning in to natural hunger cues
  8. Sunlight through our bedroom window 
    (Jasper enjoying his patio)
  9. A working phone
  10. Being able to see all of the beautiful colours in the world
  11. My supportive family
  12. My awesome boyfriend
  13. Great computer speakers
  14. mindbodygreen and the inspiring articles that they post
  15. Discovering new blogs because of Vegan MoFo!
  16. Afternoon snacks
    (Rye toast, roasted garlic, beautiful fresh tomato, basil, sea salt)
  17. Hot water with lemon and mint
  18. The moment when the dishes are done and the kitchen is clean again
  19. Can openers
  20. Hoodies
  21. Leftover sushi
  22. Affirmations
  23. Tony Robbins audiobooks
  24. My Grandpa
  25. Remembering that there is peace in the present moment
  26. My favourite apron
  27. Finding an onion in the fridge when I thought there were none
  28. An afternoon nap
  29. Chickpeas
  30. Vegan cookbooks!
Vegan with a Vengeance wasn’t the first vegan cookbook that I bought but it is my favourite. Since I bought it five years ago I have been meaning to make the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy (p111). For whatever reason it took me until three weeks ago to make it for the first time and tonight I made it again. No one was here to see me but I’ll tell you that I’ve been eating it from the pot with a spoon – it’s amazing! I did end up actually putting some on a plate too and having a complete meal with turmeric seasoned brown rice, kale sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes and carrots with fresh dill.


  1. Your inclusion of daily gratitudes with each post is so inspiring! Also, that dish looks amazingly scrumptious!

    1. Thanks! :) I've been a bit lazy with posting this week but will be getting back on the gratitude train today. And the chickpea gravy is SO good!

    2. Looking forward to your posts!

  2. Hi Elyse, I decided to try and visit each Vegan MoFo blog to see all the other wonderful vegan bloggers, and the very first is you. What a delight, I love your gratitude list. I wish you all the very best. Tracy

  3. Hi Tracy, what a great idea! And thank you so much for your kind words. Wishing you the very best right back :)