Entries by Monique Priestley


Hearing Testimony: Vermont Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs

As Founder & President of The Space On Main, I gave testimony on-site today in support of coworking, makerspaces, broadband, and entrepreneurship at a Vermont Senate Committee On Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs hearing on Rural Economic Development & Innovation. My testimony and full hearing video are below (Matt Dunne starts off the hearing […]


Lawmakers explore potential of co-working spaces for rural development

Lawmakers explore potential of co-working spaces for rural development: Senate committee hears testimony on bolstering rural growth around shared work spaces Full article and video reported by Ross Ketschke on MyNBC5 6:25 PM EST Feb 19, 2019: https://www.mynbc5.com/article/lawmakers-explore-potential-of-co-working-spaces-for-rural-development/26416856 BRADFORD, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers are exploring the potential for using co-work spaces as spark plugs for economic […]


The Space On Main Ribbon Cutting Speech

The Space On Main was founded as a nonprofit in 2017 and opened yesterday in hopes that it could promote a greater sense of community and connection for people living and working in the Cohase Region (Northern Upper Valley) of Vermont and New Hampshire. Here is my speech from the ribbon cutting ceremony: For those of […]

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Vegan Cultured Butter

In addition to all my usual stuff… intermittent fasting, high fat, low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, I’ve been completely dairy-free for a few weeks and really think it’s helping. Just like everything else, I thought it would be really hard, but it’s been pretty fun. Like everything else, there is a ton of information online with […]

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All The Good Stuff Granola

I’ve tried this a bunch of different ways and blended a few online recipes together. So far, this is my favorite combination. It’s gluten-free, low carb/keto/paleo, and could easily be made nut-free and/or vegan (see notes below). I’m pretty excited to take this base and create varieties by adding random protein and fiber powders, herbs, […]

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Ingredients: 8oz Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Butter (Salted) 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 1/8 Cup Erythitol 1 Serving (16 chips) Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (These are my go to because I really don’t like alternative sweeteners, but you could easily use keto chocolate chips for even less carbs. I’ll try this with […]

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Keto Crackers

Note: I’ve tried this a few different times. The first version didn’t include flax or the egg, but I think they came out much better with the additions. Ingredients: 2/3 cup chia seeds 2/3 cup sunflower seeds or hemp seeds 2/3 cup pumpkin seeds 2/3 cup sesame seeds 2/3 cup flax meal 1 egg 1 […]

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Recent Read: Tao Te Ching

From Amazon: “The Tao Teh King (Tao Te Ching) forms the fundamental core of modern Taoist philosophy and has informed the beliefs and mode of life of the people of China for 2500 years. For all those who seek peace, contentment, harmony and balance in life, the Tao Teh King is an indispensable resource. Lao […]