November has been a demanding month. There’s a lot going on in classes, in my heart, my mind. I haven’t been able to emote very well. I’ve been crabby.
It bothers me that irritability is my first response to a busy season. Life will always be filled with things to do. It’s a shame to spend time sloshing through work and school and life things with the mindset I’ve had lately. I get flustered when things feel out of my control, another part of me that I need to let go of.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33
Next week I’ll be home for the break. I know that will help.
On to brighter things: I complied a list of recipes to make over the Thanksgiving and Christmas break, or whenever. Many of them involve pumpkin, sweet potato, or other fall/winter flavors.
—breads and muffins—
These carrot ginger pumpkin bran muffins from Cora at mylittletablespoon are veggie powered and seasonally appropriate. She knows a thing or twenty about good muffins. I suggest you try them pronto.
You probably saw this one coming — 5-ingredient flourless banana bread.
This lentil sweet potato shepard’s pie from Minimalist Baker looks comforting and hearty.
Mmmm spinach and mushroom herb stuffing from Hummusapien sounds amazing. I think I might sub the bread cubes with homemade cornbread because I’ve been wanting to try a cornbread stuffing.
Ultimate comfort food — 1-hour vegan pot pie. Another one from Minimalist Baker.
There’s 110% chance these maple rosemary roasted veggies from Bucket List Tummy will be one of the side dishes for Thanksgiving.
Savory breakfasts have sounded appealing lately. This chickpea flour quiche looks satisfying.
Waffles > pancakes, buuut these fluffy pumpkin pancakes from The Big Man’s World might convince me otherwise. Maybe.
Kat is one of most creative kitchen gurus I know. Her thick & creamy vegan hot chocolate has a special (fall themed) ingredient that looks dynamite.
If you don’t have any time for #bakingtherapy over the holiday season, hopefully you get to eat good things made by someone else.
Fall/wintered themed recipes you’ve been loving lately?