The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via findinghealthyhappiness)
deliciouslydairyfreerecipes:

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cupcakes1 cup walnuts (not soaked)1 cup dates2 cups grated raw carrots, squeezed well through cheesecloth or with paper towel to remove as much excess moisture as possible (this is important!)1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp gingerDash nutmeg1/8 tsp sea salt3/4 cup raisins
Frosting1 cup cashews, soaked 1+ hours1/3 cup agave syrupDash sea salt1 tsp lemon juiceWater
Process the dates and walnuts in a food processor fitted with the S blade till they are crumbly, but holding together.
Add grated carrots and spices. Process till the mix has taken the form of a smooth “dough.”
Add raisins and pulse to combine.
For the frosting: rinse cashews and place in a food processor with agave, salt and lemon. Process until the mixture is well combined. With the motor running, add just enough water as the motor is running to get the frosting consistency you want.
Push the carrot cake dough into six muffin tins or ramekins and refrigerate for about an hour. Remove from the fridge, and get frosting!
Serve, snack, and savor.

deliciouslydairyfreerecipes:

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes
1 cup walnuts (not soaked)
1 cup dates
2 cups grated raw carrots, squeezed well through cheesecloth or with paper towel to remove as much excess moisture as possible (this is important!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
Dash nutmeg
1/8 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup raisins

Frosting
1 cup cashews, soaked 1+ hours
1/3 cup agave syrup
Dash sea salt
1 tsp lemon juice
Water

  1. Process the dates and walnuts in a food processor fitted with the S blade till they are crumbly, but holding together.
  2. Add grated carrots and spices. Process till the mix has taken the form of a smooth “dough.”
  3. Add raisins and pulse to combine.
  4. For the frosting: rinse cashews and place in a food processor with agave, salt and lemon. Process until the mixture is well combined. With the motor running, add just enough water as the motor is running to get the frosting consistency you want.
  5. Push the carrot cake dough into six muffin tins or ramekins and refrigerate for about an hour. Remove from the fridge, and get frosting!
  6. Serve, snack, and savor.

(via infinityman55)

do you think our kids will listen to the songs we listen to now and say things like, “‘yonce all on his mouth li’ liquor’ is still so relevant to our society today”?