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Golden vegan St. Lucia buns (aka lussekatter) made by yours truly

A celebration of light and hope

Hello lovely people,

As always, hope you are all staying well and safe. ❤️

This past weekend was St. Lucia Day, a Swedish holiday meant to bring about hope and light during the darkest time of the year. During a year that has been so difficult and unforgiving, this day was a reminder for me that it is possible to hold two things at once; to hold grief and hope and see that both are important and true.

To honor the holiday, I veganized this recipe for St. Lucia buns — a delicious, lightly sweet saffron bun—with the help of oat milk, Tofutti sour cream, vegan butter, and flax eggs and the result was delicious. These gorgeous buns are a traditionally made and eaten during the winter holiday season, but can really be made anytime you’re in need of something comforting.

Aside from these Swedish buns, here are a few things to check out this week:

Via @jpbrammer on Twitter

Sending you light and hope,


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queer writer + editor from the southwest, living in the midwest.