Monday, May 16, 2011

Hot stuff

I'm back this season with a change of direction. Although I am still an avid vegan home cook, my enthusiasm for documenting the results waned over the course of my year spent blogging consistently. Posting in 2011 has been sporadic. I've more and more felt compelled to share things other than recipes, but aside from the spring mix, have refrained. Since the intention of this lil thing is mostly about increasing spiritual nourishment broadly, I feel like it's possible to transition from posting strictly about the stuff I eat to including other forms of soul food as well.

So I'm gonna give it a go. If you check in sometime, expect to see more music, and perhaps some film-, lit- and cat-related material in addition to the usual vegan recipes. soulmill.

And in the spirit of summer, here's a burst of seasonal inspiration.

summer '11

top row: Unknown Mortal Orchestra (I love this band!! Full-length pending release; in the mean time, track down the EP); what is purported to be the most convincing vegan pulled pork out there, executed by Jessica over at Clean Green Simple; Georgia peaches (duh).

bottom row: Vena Cava x tenoversix platforms (very leather, out of my price range, also sold out--I'm in the market for a look-alike); The Body Shop sustainable lip colour in Coral Splash; F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've been makin' some pretty insane smoothies/mylkshakes lately. They're, like, all I've been eating. Drinking. Here's this awesome one that just came together in my blender five minutes ago:


Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
serves ONE

1/2 tray ice cubes
6 medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup raw cashew pieces
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2/3 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a dash of cinnamon

Blend until smooth-ish with chunks. Like a blizzard, ya know?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring and all

I'm back! It's a new season, starting today, and I feel at least revived enough to post a springy collage. Stuff I've been vibin' on, getting excited for warm Florida weather to return. And a mix, to boot!

spring inspiration '11

From top left, clockwise: NARS cheek schtuff in Orgasm looks good on everyone, I hear; Dancing with Cats, my current hobby; prosecco for when you're feeling low, but can't afford good champagne; roasted baby root vegetables from Sunday Suppers; Earth Girls Are Easy = shirtless Jeff Goldblum; dresses I'm dying for; Wissotzky Rose Chai tea; vegan croissants from Vegan Dad; hair pins from Anthropologie; and oh, the pesto-bilities!

spring mix: eat yr veggies
(Pic by Sunday Suppers, poem by good ol' e.e. cummings)

01. Lazybones - Leon Redbone
02. In the Sun - She & Him
03. Dreaming of You - The Coral
04. One Note Samba - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
05. Going Up the Country - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
06. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
07. Life is Good Blues - Laura Veirs
08. Duet for Guitars #3 - M. Ward
09. Feeling Good - The Skatalites
10. Cow Eyes - Hop Along
11. Cornbread and Butterbeans - Carolina Chocolate Drops
12. Beach Comber - Real Estate
13. Love's a-Comin' - The Impressions
14. Wild Honey - The Beach Boys