Strawberries & Cream Kombucha Cake w/ Genius Cashew Coconut Frosting (Vegan)

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This cake. You know how strawberries and champagne are friends? Well, this cake is a little riff on that concept with kombucha instead of booze. Not that I’m against booze. I’m just for kombucha. It adds some character to what is otherwise a perfectly nice vanilla cake. It’s like dying a prep-school boy’s hair blue. It’s strange and beautiful and kickass all at the same time.

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Almost Raw Apricot Bourbon Cheesecake (GF + V)

almost raw apricot bourbon cheesecake with a sunflower seed crust | vegan & gluten free recipe via will frolic for food almost raw apricot bourbon cheesecake with a sunflower seed crust | vegan & gluten free recipe via will frolic for food almost raw apricot bourbon cheesecake with a sunflower seed crust | vegan & gluten free recipe via will frolic for food almost raw apricot bourbon cheesecake with a sunflower seed crust | vegan & gluten free recipe via will frolic for food almost raw apricot bourbon cheesecake with a sunflower seed crust | vegan & gluten free recipe via will frolic for food Today my kitchen is: Coffee grounds. A pan still warm from cooking eggs. An empty wine bottle. Postcards and olive oil bottles and folded cream burlap. Wilting flowers in a glass vase. Water glasses in many colors collected together. Jars of almond butter. Art prints spread out on a pile of throw-away pillows on top of a pile of shelves we’ve just discovered we can’t hang. A piece of yarn from one of Angels knitting projects. A tiny jar stuffed with protruding black feathers. Cloudy light, rain going tip pitter pit pat against the roof and the grass outside. All manner of bird chirps and clacks and shweewoos shweewoos. The tiniest praying mantis on the windowsill, I’m sure trying to figure out “where to next?

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Crisp Chickpea & Kale Salad w/ Apricot, Fried Fennel & Tahini Avocado Goddess Dressing

crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food crisp chickpea & kale salad with fried fennel, apricots, and tahini avocado goddess dressing | recipe via will frolic for food It’s a Sunny Sunday. My husband and I are rolling along the back highways of Virginia, Route 3 to Route 20. Well-kept green fields house Civil War memorials. We whip down the road, grasses bending in the wake. Estates rise out of the fields, tiny in the distance. Huge, far-off magnolias are toy trees. Hand-hewn fence lines keep in the milling cows. They chew and stare off, tails swinging. My window is barely cracked open to let in the sweet, humid air. I hear crickets. Clouds ripple along the pastel blue sky like ruffles on the edge of a girls skirt. Trails line the road for cyclists and tourists alike to tour the old battlefields where countless ghosts loom.

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