Day 23! Wow, this month is flying by. Today our prompt is to talk about "Autumn Equinox eats." I can do that!
Fall arrived this morning at 4:21am. At that moment, I was in a car driving the Expressway blasting towards an airport to come home. As the clock ticked past 4:20 (may I remind you how I am NOT a morning person....), I felt sadness. I loathe autumn. Well, ok, I USED to loathe autumn when I lived in the cold zone. I don't dislike it for itself, I dislike it for what comes next.... grey, cold, misery. I just don't belong in cold weather, and snow for all its momentary beauty is something I can say I truly don't miss, not at all. Where I was their world was rejoicing in mums, pumpkins, corn stalks and nonsense like that. When I touched down upon arrival up there the trees were still lush and green with just the teeniest bits of red randomly on only a few trees. By the time I left (and trust me it was a short trip) there was a lot more red tipped trees. One day brought cooler temps with northeast winds and I could smell in the air that familiar scent of fall. The skies were overcast that same day and with it came some melancholy in my soul, and the reminder that I really used to have troubles adjusting when fall hit. Thankfully that's all gone for me down here. When my plane touched down upon my return, it was a solid 88 on the mainland. Bliss, absolute bliss.
If you don't know The Vegan 8 blog you're missing out. She's an evil genius in the best way possible. It's all vegan recipes with just 8 ingredients or less. That woman is after my heart I tell you that! Never any ridiculous hard-to-source ingredients, just good food with 8 ingredients or less, simply and quickly made. She recently posted a recipe for "5 ingredient peanut butter ice cream" based on her "4 ingredient chocolate ice cream" recipe. Any time I see peanut butter anything, my interest is piqued. She has again outdone herself, and I want the world to know about Brandi and her recipes. After the video you'll find the recipe, and a link to her blog. My autumn equinox eats comply for sure with what may be a "traditional" food (sweet potatoes), but heck it's still ice cream weather in my 'hood. so I won't even begin to talk about silly things like stuffed squash, cranberry rice or pumpkin lattes. You do not need an ice cream maker for this recipe either. Lastly, if you have a peanut allergy, use sunbutter, problem solved. This is good, REAL good, TOO good if you know what I mean. I made this before I left on my trip, basically a hit and run if you will.... if this was in the house while I was around, well, let's just say it would've been a duel to the death between me and the other happy vegan.
Link to The Vegan 8 Blog: www.thevegan8.com
Here's the recipe. Brace yourselves, this is divine perfection.