Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe | Musings + Inspiration on Living in the Present Moment

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe | Musings + Inspiration on Living in the Present Moment


This simple chocolate loaf cake gets its luscious
fudgey appeal from a twist of fresh pumpkin. While you cannot distinctly taste it, the
pumpkin contributes much to the texture of this relatively low-fat cake. Married with
warming hints of cinnamon, coffee and molasses, it adds just enough of a rich caramel flavour
for that feeling of contentment that we all look for from a bite of chocolatey indulgence,
but also from life itself. The recipe is an easy straightforward one
as it is just a matter of getting the correct measurements and then mixing everything together. By the way, if you want the recipe in text
format, you can get it on our website, I will leave the link in the description box below. So, as I make chocolate cake for you today,
I am simply going to share with you a few thoughts on life from my experience. To simply put it, there are no ordinary moments
in life. We are all so focussed on achievement and working towards our goal for the next
big thing to happen that very often we forget the beauty with which life unfolds. At this
current age, it has come to a point where we have fallen into believing that we need
to get as much done as possible in the least amount of time. We buy into the idea that
if, what we call work or chores (based on our preconceived ideas of them), are done
faster, then the more time we will have for ourselves. We try to pack in as much as we
can in our daily schedule. But the truth is, when time and attention is divided, try as
much as we may, there will never be enough time in a day to keep up with the pace; we
are left with a sense of lacking and unaccomplishment. Even if we do get things done, eventually
it will never be enough; something is still missing. It took me a good number of years to understand
the beauty in every moment. I have a sister who is pretty laid-back, carefree and relatively
slow-moving, by definition. She just has her own pace. It took me long to realise what
life was teaching me right there, in front of me all this time. As her elder sister,
I was made to believe that it was my responsibility to help her, or train her even, to hurry up,
so that she doesn’t miss her opportunities in life! But it was years later until I realised
she was teaching me what life is about. She would always take her time in everything that
she does, whether it was taking her shower, combing her hair, getting dressed or eating
her food. She was the last one in the family to be ready for whatever else there was to
do. Our words did little to make her hurry up. One day, I realised I was being a bully to
my own sister. All this time, I thought I was doing her good, trying to get her up to
speed to society’s standards but it was her who was teaching me something without
even realising it. That day, which was a few years ago, I saw life in a totally new aspect
and decided to just let her be. As I watched her do her things, I started to realise that
somehow her life unfolds in a magical way. Because she did not have any resistance, things
around her would still happen for her within her pace and sometimes even better than what
anyone would have expected. Living life in a hurry is living out of fear,
the fear of “what-if”, which is something that does not exist. Infact, it is not living
at all; we are just closing so many doors on ourselves. The best way to show our loved ones that we
care about them is by taking care of ourselves. And there is no better way to do this than
taking the time to actually live. Life itself is our best teacher, if we only
allow ourselves the time to observe everything and everyone that surround us. There are no
ordinary moments in life. We tend to think that time is money but money
does not stay, no sooner than it comes, it goes away. And time, time is eternity. We won’t need a break from life if we start
living from life’s perspective itself. We just need to stop, smell the roses and understand
the language of life, something that we have forgotten for far too long. I choose to live from moment to moment. There
is no tomorrow, this moment is eternity in which I start to be life itself and appreciate
the simple delights of each moment, one of them being the bliss in taking a bite into
a piece of chocolate cake.

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  1. This is a beautiful video! I will be making this tomorrow. I am allergic to caffeine. Can this be omitted or do I need to add something else to make up for it?

  2. I was very moved by your words on life. Thank you for reaching out and touching me. I can be so hard on myself comparing me to others when really I am just perfect. I have started to cook your recipes and I am truly grateful for them and you. I have been so happy and I have a purpose to come home and create such wonderful, flavorful food. I have made two trips to the local Indian and oriental stores to purchase the new spices, fresh vegetables and herbs. My pantry is full and boasts of glass mason jars proudly displaying them all. My adult daughter is staying with me and has always said she doesn't like curry, but she loves the fresh meals I have prepared. I have a new lilt in my step and your words of wisdom explained I am exactly where I should be, doing what makes me happy. God Bless you and your family and thank you for your gift. Much love, Judy

  3. ✿ Veganlovlie Recipes / Vegan Chocolate Loaf Cake : A little different from the usual recipe video. In this one, I am sharing some thoughts about living in the present moment as I make this fudgey chocolate pumpkin loaf cake. ✿ FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE ▶ http://www.veganlovlie.com/2015/11/vegan-chocolate-pumpkin-loaf-cake-recipe.html

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  4. I want to watch this video over and over countless times just to listen to your words and let them flow over me and through me. Much gratitude for your narative. Namaste

  5. I am living in the future . Your video open my eyes that you for bring me into the moment .
    What a beautiful video . Thank You!

  6. Wow, I can not begin to explain how enjoyable this was to watch. Thank you so much for your wisdom, and the soothing way in which you narrate your videos. It is such a joy and pleasure to have found you! I cannot wait to make this cake and sit and savor every bite!

  7. little did I know i would stumble on such lovely piece of personal experience by wanting to eat chocolate cake

  8. I loved what you had to say! You are so wise and evolved. I love your voice it is so nice and calming. You do a wonderful job with your videos.You truly are beautiful inside and out! I hope you have continued success with your videos. XO, C

  9. i keep coming back to watch this because whats you're saying is so peaceful, and so true. i wish i could have an audio download of this. i would buy it on iTunes if you recorded it. and i would play it back to myself all the time. just for comfort 🙂

  10. Your story about your sister was so heartwarming to me. My best friend Pam recently passed from cancer (2 weeks ago). She was the same way; she did everything very slowly and with purpose. I would always tell our other friend that I wanted to be more like Pam and move more slowly. She had a certain grace about her that I will never have. 🙁

  11. Beautiful words from a beautiful person. Thank you, stopping to leave you a rose to smell. God Bless.

  12. Wow – I totally lost focus of the cake and was captivated by your soothing and very meditative voice. Your message is spot on and you should consider making guided meditation videos. I would listen to it every day. Peace and Namaste <3

  13. Your voice is so soothing and lovely. Crying because the story and relflection is so powerful and important and because I wanted to eat the cake so bad haha. Thank you for the wonderful post and inspiring words.

  14. This made me cry. You are just what I need right now. Thank you for creating content. I hope to continue to heal myself while exploring your recipes and listening to your calming voice.

  15. Tanuja Jee thank you very much for this lovely recipe and this life lesson 😊😊😊 everyone thumbs up if these video should be also consider ASMR since they combine not only the most delicious recipe but mind calming and soothing properties.

  16. Thank you for sharing this recipe and your amazing wisdom. I can’t wait to try this recipe. As for the wisdom sometimes people go their whole life and never see what lesson we are suppose to learn from others. Instead we try to “fix” them to conform to our experience and teachings. Each person that we meet is there for a reason and we should look for the divinity in them. Your words brought tears to my eyes because they spoke to my heart about my truth. When I scrolled down to write the comment, I noticed it was actually published on my birthday. So keep sharing I am grateful for finding you on YouTube. I have been vegan for 5 month now and watch your channel quite often. Love and Light to you and your love ones.

  17. You are absolutely amazing I'm so thankful that I found your site. Thank you for sharing your recipes and words of enlightenment very heart touching ❤

  18. I love your voice,video it's so relaxing and I love the way you teaching food thanks so much God bless you 🙏🙏👏👍👏👍👏❤♥️❤♥️👍👍👏👏❤♥️

  19. Thank you Teenuja for this beautiful video and for your wisdom, remind us all what is really important and live fully in the present moment, something we have to all relearn with our busy schedule, but it's something we all knew as children.

  20. Blessings, what an inspiring message from a beautiful, voice and a wonderful soul, enjoying your recipe with a bite remembering the smell the roses, Yes life is a journey we have to enjoy the ride.Many Blessings and thx You for tapping into this opportunity. Peace and Love💗🙇‍♀️🙇‍♂️💖👍👌🤗

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