Autumn Appreciation, Triple Ginger Cookies, Maple Pecan Nut Butter, Pumpkin Balsamic, and More!
Hi! Here’s what’s new, exciting, and thought provoking from our Life is NOYOKE world.
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1. New blog posts, site updates, and other things we’re proud to be sharing
Good morning from NYC!
Our last trip before hunkering down for the winter.
And to keep those autumn (and baby-less!) vibes, we made you a vlog-style vid this week. We were told it “felt just like hanging out with us.” Highlights:
- Peak fall trees.
- Green juice.
- A cringe-worthy clip from early in my YouTube “career” (followed by pumpkin spice lattes in the E310).
Oh yeah, and some great new recipes, too. 🙂
2. New recipes we’re enjoying
Maple pecan nut butter. Really, you should. Great with jelly on english muffin. Or with apples. Make it!
+ Triple Ginger Chocolate Cookies. Three of my favorite things. Ginger, chocolate, and cookies. (As I type, I’m about to eat the last cookie in the batch we made. Wait, omg, Nephew Norman is calling on FaceTime. Wait, that’s not Normie. It’s Cookie Monster!)
Okay, now here’s those cookies. (He really did call as I was typing this and eating the last cookie.)
3. Classic recipes we’re re-showcasing
Pumpkin balsamic vinaigrette. Don’t let that pumpkin go to waste this year! At least make yourself some dressing.
4. Vitamix deals, news, and updates we’re enjoying
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5. Articles, posts, and products from around the web we’re thinking about
We’re fortunate to be childhood friends with one of the stage managers at Broadway’s Hamilton. In 2015, she invited us to see the show (with original cast) on its last night off-Broadway. And last night we got to see it again. Needless to say, this is what I am (we are) thinking about. No, not notions of “writing day and night like you’re running out of time” or “not throwing away my shot.” Those words were the first to really shake me. This time around, as we’re 36 weeks pregnant, expecting our first, I’m thinking of Dear Theodosia.
I’m dedicating every day to you
Domestic life was never quite my style
When you smile, you knock me out, I fall apart
And I thought I was so smart
You will come of age with our young nation
We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you
If we lay a strong enough foundation
We’ll pass it on to you, we’ll give the world to you
And you’ll blow us all away…
Yeah, you’ll blow us all away
Okay, all for now.
Thanks and good things,
Shalva and Lenny
P.S. I know this is a Vitamix blog, and many of you are only here for recipes and whatnot. But this is us. Thanks for joining in on the adventures. 🙂