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Recipe Monday: Vegan Stuffing

The Winter holidays are engulfing us, and with that comes plenty of eating. As a 13 year vegetarian my plates have always been lackluster, but with my sister going veg and my mom trying to eat healthier, my family has come up with more veg-friendly options!
This week I’m sharing with you a recipe for vegan stuffing; it’s delicious and hearty and everything you need as a holiday side!

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Ingredients:
2 bags of Pepperidge Farms Stuffing bread cubes
1/2 chopped onion
2 chopped apples (red delicious)
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 chopped pecans
2 stalks sliced celery
2 tsp parsley
2 cans of vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp sage

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a frying pan, sautee the onion, celery, and apple with the spices. Put all your bread cubes in a bowl and add the broth first, seasoned vegetables blend next and toss.

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Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes, until the top is browned and crisp.

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Serve and Enjoy! Have a great Holiday season!

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Thanksgiving Dressing

A little preview as to what I’m wearing today; keeping it dressy-casual this Holiday, and planning to spend the entire day with my immediate family and a few close family friends.

Skirt from TJ Maxx

J. Crew sweater

Baker’s shoes

Amercan Apparel tights

H&M ring

Satya Jewelry necklace (gifted)

H&M earrings

Vintage Liz Claiborne hat

Hope you all have a great holiday! Happy Thanksgiving <3

Recipe Monday: Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin is my favorite part of fall; pumpkin muffins (which I made the first week of October), pupmkin bread, and ofcourse, pumpkin pie.

For Thanksgiving I took it upon myself, as the soon to be cooking connoisseur, I helped my father with as much as I could. We made a pumpkin pie from scratch, minus the crust.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1 can of pumpkin puree

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 cup of melted butter (or whipped butter, or margarine)

1tsp of molasses (we substituted cord syrup for it)

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of ground ginger

1 can of evaporated milk

1 pre made pie crust (maybe someday I’ll learn to make it on my own!)

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Put the dry ingredients into a large bowl, dryly mixing the sugar, nutmeg, ground ginger, and a dash of cinnamon if you so please. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.

Then mix all the ingredients, including the remaining molasses and evaporated milk, together in the one large bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Pour into the pre made pie crust/s, then bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Then, turn your oven down to 350 degrees, and continue to bake for another 40 or so minutes.

YUM!!

Thanksgiving Outfit

Greetings followers! Hope your thanksgiving holiday was well. Mine was alright, considering the somber circumstances.

Thanks to my lovely brother, I managed to get in a bunch of outfits photos, the first of which you are about to see, of me in my Thanksgiving dress.

Diane Von Furstenberg dress via Eliza  

Hue tights

Thermal L/S from Pacsun

Aldo wedges

Hope you all are ready for your recipe monday tomorrow; keeping it festive with Pumpkin Pie :D !

Maine

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(image via Tumblr)

Hello from Maine! First off, Happy Thanksgiving, Followers!

Secondly, while thank you for all of your well wishing and prayers. My grandfather lasted one extra day, but now his time has come. He’s in a better place, and though I miss him dearly I know he’ll forever be in my heart.

Whilst I’m here, though, I’m spending quality time with my family. My brother actually offered to take photos of my outfits, so you’ll be getting some outfit posts shortly! I’ve also helped my dad in the kitchen, so my recipe Monday’s will be back on as well!

Here’s just a quick photo of some of the things I’ve brought with, so enjoy!

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Enjoy your thanksgiving and the blessings you have, however small or great they are.

XO Sahra

Getting a Little Personal

Well, Hello. It’s been, what, two weeks, Of not blogging?

So I’d just like to start off by asking, well, did you miss me? Also, I’m an upfront, open, and honest person, and I feel the need to write. This will be a non fashion post, but a little more personal, into the life of THIS fashion blogger.

 

Like many blogger’s I’ve had to deal with “haters”, and with everything that was going on in my personal life and being told by someone very close to me that I have a not so desirable taste in fashion and why should my opinion be trusted (even though he said he was joking), I decided I needed a break. I wasn’t going to come back for longer, but I miss it. I miss blogging, and I feel like it was such a big part of me. When I started my new job and was told in orientation to describe myself, I didn’t know what to say besides “my life is fashion”; I was no longer a blogger, I’m no longer a student, I was no longer in the buying world…that new position was my only connection to the fashion world which struck a cord with me.

But, I’ve started making some changes to my life and hopefully will be able to blog more (if you guys want me to).

If you didn’t know, my ex boyfriend had been living with me…that was NOT FUN you guys. If ever an ex shows up on your doorstep, please remember they’re an ex for a reason, and don’t let them in like I did. Thankfully (I mean, I love him but we’re not meant to be), he’s now gone and I feel like I can breathe in my own home again.

Other news, I got a job, working the ever-so-exclusive GaGa’s Workshop at the prestigious Barneys NY. It’s exciting, as not only do they allow my shaved head and pierced nose, but encourage it. They also encourage being creative with our loose uniform requirements. If you happen to be in NYC and don’t mind waiting in line, I definitely suggest coming in to visit me at work and seeing the great set up and shop!

On the other spectrum of news, I’m going through some familial difficulties. That I can’t even write out without crying, but chances are I’ll be wearing black on Thanksgiving and spending some time in the very cold state of Maine next week…

 

 

Though 2011 has been a tumultuous year for me, I’m still here. My blog is still (semi) active, and I have reasons to give thanks this week.

I’m thankful for this blog, and the outlet it’s given me, the sense of purpose, and all you amazing readers. I’m thankful for the opportunities this blog has given me, and the great experiences I’ve had this year through it and the NYC Fashion Bloggers Meet Up Group.

I’m thankful for the amazing position I had at Rue La La and all that it taught me.

I’m thankful for the great position, as temporary as it is, that I’m currently in.

I’m thankful for the good times with my ex, and having survived the bad ones.

I’m thankful for my family; I know so many people are estranged or just plain don’t have family. and I’m SO SO thankful that I have the support of my parents, and knowing that if all else fails they will welcome me back into their home with open arms. I’m thankful for my family’s health (with the exception of my grandfather :'( ).

I’m thankful for my amazing roommate and friend, Eliza, for being there in my times of most need and supporting me and being the shoulder to cry on. And to her family, for being understanding and sympathetic of the situations I find myself in.

I’m thankful for the roof over my head, and for still being in the greatest city in the world, that I feel so blessed to call home.

I’m thankful for the decisions I’ve made this year for my personal life, though tough, they have been for the better.

 

And though I know this has been THE WORST year of my life, I know that I still reasons to be happy and give thanks, which I think is a true show of character (or maybe hubris).

Now, I’d like to end this with…if you are religious at all, PLEASE say a prayer for my Grandfather. Or send good vibes. It means a lot to me, and though the outlook is bleak, I really need him to pull through tomorrow.

What are YOU thankful for this week?

Thanksgiving Fashion

Thanksgiving has always been difficult to dress for, at least for me. Some families do casual, some much more formal. Whichever dress code they call for, comfort is of major importance. You want to be family friendly. You will most likely be seeing family you only see every once in awhile and you may be entertaining younger cousins, nieces, and nephews, etc. With the mass amounts of food, a comfortable waistband is also a must. Here’s a look into some modern styles that are perfect for that infamous dinner.

First let’s talk color; warm full hues are perfect for the harvest dinner. Think burnt orange, rustic red, brown, tan, gray, blacks, etc. Nothing overly embellished or bright and nothing too formal and tight fitting. Fun prints are always good, for example indian ornative looking graphic prints.

As for dress styles? I’d say go with an A-line or shift dress, something non-form fitting yet flattering. If you’d like, pair a belt with it that has a few extra holes for when you’re feeling gluttonous. Fur is a great way to add comfort and cool if you’re going out to watch some football or planning to show up somewhere elegant, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.

If you’re going for a more casual look or don’t feel like wearing a full dress then tunics are a great idea for this holiday.  Paired with leggings (or yoga pants for a more foregiving waistband) gives you a comfortable, flexible yet chic look.

For inpiration? google Gossip Girl’s Thanksgiving looks; they’ve always been masterfully styled and inspirational to me, even Serena’s emerald dress and leopard coat combo.

Accesories are a fun addition to an outfit, but I’m not big on them for this holiday. They get in the way as you’re passing plates and dishes and preparing for what comes next. I say keep it simple; a statement piece if necessary and some neutral bangles (not too many or too big).

What will I be wearing? Well, I will  be in Pennsylvania, where it’s supposed to be a chilling 45 degrees. I’m thinking basic black leggings (bought in a size too big) with my Qi Cashmere sweater and some sort of shirt and scarf combo….you’ll see soon enough ;)

Enjoy your holidays! May you be thankful for what you have and not overly gluttonous! <3