I'm Grateful For...

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Kale. 

The way my morning coffee seems to melt into the almond milk, agave, and cinnamon I pour over it. 

The curiosity of my rescue kitties.

Ellen Degeneres.

Cruelty-free toothpaste.

When a friend tells me about a new experience they had at a vegan restaurant.

Vegan Restaurants.

Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles.

A free Sunday morning, because that means I can venture to Animal Acres.

Jumper  + local produce from the farmers market = Gratitude.
The combination of cashews, lemon juice, salt, garlic, a little water, and a Vitamix. 

Animal activists - you are my heroes.


Kale.

Protests. Because someone has to be their voice. 

Alicia Silverstone.

Farmed animal sanctuaries. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you some more. 

Openness, compassion, empathy, connection. Whatever it takes to get you to deepen that awareness and think of the animals when you eat/shop/ enjoy/rest/relax, and make just about any choice with your wallet/fork/time/energy/focus.

Animal rescue stories.

Specifically, Maxine's Dash for Freedom:


Rory Freedman.

Gene Baur. 

Kale.

Daiya cheese. Over nachos. Or lasagna. Or just about anything. 

How handsome my husband looks in a tee shirt that reads "Vegan". 

The wet, sloppy, and affectionate kiss of a cow's tongue on your cheek.


Vegan pot-lucks.

A safe, sleepy turkey.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Bold Native.

Forks Over Knives.

Earthlings.


John Robbins.

Homemade veggie burgers.


Kale.



You. And you. And you (yes, YOU!). 
Thank you for always.

Comments

Britt said…
Just out of curiosity, what kind of almond milk do you use? I usually buy Pacific Organic and would have to describe it less as "melting" and more like "curdling" when it hits my coffee (the almond particles sort of chunk out). Would love to cut down on my half & half usage!
What a wonderful list! I am thankful for YOU!
Lindsay said…
Hey Britt! I use unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, which is perfect with some agave to sweeten it. They also have it with sugar too. I love it! I'm also in the works to try to make some almond milk homemade - I'll keep you posted on it! If you love half and half, there are also some awesome vegan creamers out there - I know Silk has one amazing one, and then there's a Coconut Milk creamer too at Whole Foods. Hope that helps!
Lindsay said…
And Cheryl - I'm thankful for YOU!
Anonymous said…
Cannot recommend the coconut-based So Delicious creamer ENOUGH. Silk has always been too watery for me, and in a pinch I'll use it, but the So Delicious is THE BEST!!!
Jacquelynn said…
So thankful for you and your blog... and your continual inspiration. You rock!

(And I too am very grateful for kale... how did I ever live without it???) :)
CurlyLocks said…
Great list! It really perked up my day!

Homemade kale chips sprinkled with nutritional yeast is a favorite... as is unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze. I do want to try So Delicious unsweetened Coconut Milk beverage.

Every time I watch Maxine's Dash for Freedom, my eyes tear up.
Molly G said…
I know you think you love kale more then me, but I think you are wrong. Though I also think there is probably enough kale to go around! I will be missing you and your dance moves desperately tomorrow night at veggie prom. See you in a week!!
dirtyduck said…
lol kale twice, you are serious!!

thank you animals for being so patient with us
Fantastic list! So much to be grateful for!
VeganLinda said…
Love your list! I am grateful for kale and most of your list as well (I don't know your husband so I'll just sub my vegan hubby).