Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cashew date pudding.

Cashew pudding made with cashews, dates, banana and cashew milk. Layered with blueberries. I stuck it in the freezer for about half an hour to chill out.

Super creamy.


2 cups raw cashews, soaked in hot water at least 30 minutes
8-10 dates, pitted and soaked in hot water to soften
1/2 frozen banana 
1 TB coconut oil
1/2 cup or more cashew milk or any non dairy milk

Drain cashews and dates. Blend with banana, coconut oil and milk until smooth. Add a little more milk if too thick. Chill for an hour or so before serving.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Vegan Pantry Diner Pancakes.

I'm always up for trying a new pancake recipe. I got The Vegan Pantry cookbook for Xmas and there is a recipe for making bulk pancake/biscuit/waffle mix. It's a very simple recipe which was a cinch to make with only a few ingredients. I made 2 large pancakes from 1 cup mix. I ate my fluffy soft pancakes with a good layer of melty Earth Balance margarine and a generous drizzle of sweet and delicious Lyle's Golden Syrup. Yum yum! You can find this syrup at a specialty British food shop or Indian market.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vegan cosmetics review: Shiro custom lipgloss!

A package was waiting for me when I got home today. I ordered from Shiro Cosmetics again, this time to try out their custom lipgloss service. So basically you can choose any eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, or face powder shade (as long as they're the "lip safe" colors) and get a gloss in that shade. You can choose either sheer, moderate or opaque and also get it flavored for a dollar more. Fun!

My choices. On the left, Queensguard (Game of Thrones inspired) in moderate opacity with pink frosting flavor. A really pretty orange brown. On the right, A Regular Bears Meeting (Hobbit inspired) in moderate opacity with French vanilla flavor. I wanted a chocolatey brown gloss to evoke the 70's Biba vibe. This one does that and it's also very pretty. There is a tiny amount of gold shimmer in it.

Swatches. Really warm and quite natural.

Some eyeshadow samples in purples.

Top to bottom: Eeny Meeney Miney Burn, Lets Use All the Colors, You Want These Lumps. Over Elf glitter glue.

Same colors in indirect light.

And here's a tiny pic of me trying out the brown gloss. I like it!

Rice Paper Bacon

I tried the crazy rice paper bacon recipe that vegans have been raving about. Sorry guys this was not for me. The texture was papery and plasticky with a slick of oil that didn't work for me. The flavor was ok but not smoky enough. Didn't make up for the texture unfortunately. I made a BLT for dinner which was ok. I felt slightly queasy afterwards. I'll stick to my coconut or tempeh bacon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

And another big sandwich!

This time with avocado. It's been so hot that it's the only food I want to prepare and eat right now.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Big Sandwich for dinner.

Last night I just wanted a big ass sandwich. So after work I stopped by the store and got some Tofurky and Tofutti cheese. I made some olive salad too. This was so good that I'll be eating it again tonight.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

So I made dessert...

I made Pouding chômeur, the most delicious québécois dessert. Cake on top, brown sugar sauce underneath.

When you serve it, you must pour extra sauce all over. This will put you in a sugar coma! It's worth it though. Recipe here.