Things I love Thursday – Vegan MoFo – Cats, Pizza, J, and lentil soup

I love Thursdays as a day of reflection. It’s been kind of gloomy outside this week, so it’s nice to think about all the good stuff going on, and it also makes me appreciate having the option of staying inside with my kitten for a while while it rains. This past weekend was the beginning of OccupyToronto and I love that I live in a country where public demonstration is permitted, and people can have a reasonable expectation of being heard. I think regardless of how you feel about the protest or its impact, there is no denying that there is a feeling of global community being built as a result of this movement, in addition to offering a visual representation of people that are struggling, and want change. That and Occupy LOL Street. I love the magical combination tomatoes, lentils, onions/garlic and some spices can create on a lazy afternoon. Throw it all in a pot, cook and eat something that just tastes warm and comforting.Which is what I’m cooking up right now! I love the Black Magic vegan pizza J ordered for dinner last night. After taking advantage of the Queen Street E (Toronto) Magic Oven‘s Wednesday all you can eat pizza night a month ago, and trying a diverse assortment of pizzas, we finally found one that’s just brilliantly good. Pesto, sundried tomatoes, KALE and daiya. I also love that someone will deliver vegan food to our house. I love Apples. They come in so many delicious…

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Vegan MoFo – Things I love Thursday (TILT!)

The premise behind Things I Love Thursday posts is just to list off things you love, and talk about them (or not.) I had written a lot more, but after a computer shut down and a missing autosave, I lost it all (I don’t love when that happens). I love Lady Grey tea. I love it even more in my DEFCON Mug at 8am. I love big 2 cup mugs, usually black, smooth, and available at museum/gallery gift shops everywhere (except it seems, in Canada). I love eating apples straight off the tree. I love and hate that my cat wants to “help” me in the kitchen while I’m baking/cooking/preparing. Then after I shoo her away for the fourth or fifth time, she’ll sit on the windowsill and stare at me. Accusingly. (You can also see another thing I love in this picture – the view from outside the kitchen window. That tree is so amazingly vibrant, that it makes me smile every morning. I love reading the newspaper on paper, but reading all other books on an e-reader. I love the slow-cooker. Because without it, I probably wouldn’t be eating Peanut Almond Kale Stew at 10am. And I especially love my little Toronto family. – J’s sister gave him a picture frame for his birthday a few months ago, but she drew a little post it note picture on it… we thought it was too cute to replace. The ducks on the top are from a Nerd Night Toronto…

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