fudgy vegan gluten free brownies w/ frosting using coconut oil {RECIPE}

(This time one that is NOT lightened up, & uses coconut oil in both the brownie & the frosting.)

Based on the frequency & rate at which I churn up variations of THE BROWNIE, you may think that is ALL I eat.

While I readily admit I will take any manner of chocolate delight just about any time of day (including after breakfast*), I assure you most of my food is generally rather predictable & responsible. (What I usually eat can be found, here.) After all, I do have to be careful with sugar, but I do indulge every now & then, especially for things like one of my favorite brother-in-law’s birthdays (& it’s even better when I have the honor of making the cake!).

The reason I have yet another vegan gluten free brownie recipe** to share with you?

I can blame it on my...

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As in, that’s my soulmate, or you’re my soulmate, or I haven’t found my soulmate yet.

I’ve often heard that it’s one of those things that can only really be felt & not described.

But I disagree.

Let me explain.

It’s common knowledge that Joseph & I are soulmates

I know, quite a statement.

The thing is, I don’t believe in “the one.” As in, there is this “one” person for everyone.

Except when it comes to me & Joseph. We are meant for each other. I’m confident of that.

Like knowing gravity, sunshine, & breath exist. I know we are supposed to be together.

So when the other day a facebook friend, Irma, sent sent me this photo, telling me that I might know someone in the picture, & realizing that someone was Joseph (the cute one in the second row, second one over on the...

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mormon + vegan (part 2) (joseph’s perspective)

from Jiri Zraly via flikr

Well, not literal lightening, the figurative kind.

I’ll explain in a bit, but first.

About six years ago, I wrote this post.

Since then, the google machine has brought many, many visitors to who were searching for anyone & anything related to being Mormon (ie. LDS or belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) AND vegan, because apparently, the two labels rarely coincide.

And because of said visitors over the years, I’ve received lots of emails & messages from fellow Mormons–

“Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone!”

“I’m glad I’m not the only one.”

“How do you handle church functions that involve food?”

And so on.

The other day I received one of the most surprising, I-can’t-believe-it-happened, “is this for real?”...

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