Saturday Shares 7.25.2015

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Saturday Shares are things I have read, found or seen this week that I find interesting.

Homemade Cashew Soy Yogurt – I used to love yogurt in my pre-vegan days. I have never found a store bought vegan yogurt that I really liked. Either the taste or texture was always a miss for me. I made this recipe this week and it was life changing. Perfect texture, perfect sourness and no sweetener.

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Important Vegan Nutrition Articles – I read two thought-provoking articles this week that really stuck with me about vegan nutrition. One is by Genny Messina, a well-known vegan Registered Dietitian. Her work is always intriguing and backed by science. Her article Preventing Ex-Vegans: Why Nutrition and Nutritionism Matter focused on the fact that as vegans we need to be guided by science, rather than grandiose claims that as long as you are eating “healthy” you will get enough nutrients.

The other article was written by a popular vegan blogger, Sayward Rebhal. Titled When Vegans Get Sick this article highlights the challenges vegans face when they don’t experience the perfect health they hoped for when they became vegan. As you can imagine this article was very personal for me, since I don’t experience perfect health. Sayward talks about how we can help, rather than ostracize, vegans who aren’t feeling well.

The Homemade Vegan Pantry – The original recipe for Cashew Soy Yogurt came from Miyoko Schinner. My success with that recipe inspired me to order a copy of her new book.

Homemade Vegan Pantry

Earlywood Wooden Utensils I read about Earlywood Utensils this week on the Pinch of Yum blog. Their handcrafted wooden tools look incredibly beautiful and are designed to last a lifetime. I’m planning to order a long serving spoon and scraper in the future.

Peach Cobbler Smoothie – Summer peaches are one of my favorite foods. This smoothie recipe looks like a great way to use up any overripe peaches. I love that the recipes includes oats, since it makes smoothies a bit more filling.

Artifact Uprising Photo Books –  When Trey was a baby I was pretty good about putting together a photo album each year using iPhoto. As he has gotten older I have slipped up and have several years worth of digital pictures sitting on my computer. These incredible books from Artifact Uprising are inspiring me to get my pictures off my computer and into a book we can enjoy. I admire the company for their eco-friendly practices, as well as the fact that they hire adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to assemble their products in Seattle.

Photo Credit - Artifact Uprising

Photo Credit – Artifact Uprising

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