3 Jun 2019

SALTED CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TRUFFLES


Hello, my dearest readers! Thank you for being you today! I have a WONDERFUL recipe to share. These truffles are so creamy and decadent, so cute and precious, you might want to have one (or four...) to start every day. I just had a couple for pre-breakfast and I testify that, thanks to these little bites of rich deliciousness, the morning could NOT have begun any better. The recipe calls for making your own hazelnut butter, which is a divine process, because of how amazing roasted hazelnut butter smells. But, you can just use store-bought hazelnut butter if you want. You also don't need to make your own chocolate, you can simply melt some dark chocolate and use that. Much love, talk soon!

22 May 2019

MAPLE PECAN COCONUT CREAM PIE


Hello, sweet readers. How are you? Today I share an elegant vegan recipe for coconut cream pie, with the extra treat of pecans. This recipe is adapted from Laura Wright, in her magnificent First Mess Cookbook. I have been a fan of Laura's since I began blogging years ago, and her recipes never disappoint. The original is all coconut all the time, but I tried using pecans instead of coconut in some parts and I loved the result. I hope you enjoy these photos, and perhaps make the recipe yourself! If you do, you know I love to hear from you about how the process went, and how the recipe turned out. 

The pie is luscious, just sweet enough, and superbly nutty... a little like... me? :O 

14 May 2019

ICED LATTE & VANILLA ICE CREAM FLOAT


Yep. This is a magical mix of rich, roasted brew and sweet, melty ice cream. I am delighted by the way the two components balance one another to create a perfect taste experience. This recipe hits the spot on hot summer days. I use Dandy Blend instead of coffee (it is DELICIOUS and caffeine-free), but you do you, babe. If real coffee is your preference, use real coffee. Dandy Blend is not sponsoring this post and - sad face - they've never even gotten in touch with me about working together. (HINT HINT DANDY, PLZ EMAIL ME!!) I am simply a big fan of their product. 

In other news, I have some recommendations! I do not know if any who reads my blog even cares, but I can't help sharing what I've been loving. 

- The Philosophize This! podcast, especially the series on Gilles Deleuze
- Little Simz' new album, Grey Area 
- Coconut whipped cream FROM THE CAN, GUYS
- Grilled sandwiches with lots of vegan cheese, meat, mayo and greens
- Metta (aka Loving-Kindness) meditations, lets me be my higher self
- Slowing down my mornings, really enjoying the smell of my tea and the way the sun light hits my floor

That's it for now, darlings. Talk soon! x

2 May 2019

VISIONS OF EARTH: HAWAI'I


I recently had the privilege of visiting the island of Maui, part of the nation of Hawai'i. In this post I will be sharing some photos I captured, as well as the diary entries I wrote during my time there. Thank you, as always, for reading! xo

22 Apr 2019

CARROT BEETROOT CAKE with BUTTERCREAM FROSTING


Hello, friends! This cake is soft, sweet, creamy, moist and full of flavour. The recipe contains loads of micronutrients from oats, beets and carrots, and kind of reminds me of fancy scones.

In celebration of Earth Day, let's share plant-based treats with those we love, be conscious of where our foods come from, and grateful that we have the privilege of delicious food in the first place (for those of us who do, which is too few). We must also pause to recognize the harms being done to the earth and many of its inhabitants, our fellow humans and non-human animals alike. We can fight this systemic injustice by acting in solidarity with marginalized communities and organizations that are working to make this world fair, free and sustainable. We can go to the rally for transgender rights. We can give our money (back) to the local Black Lives Matter chapter. We can protest the lack of disabled-accommodating spaces. We can buy less from amoral companies, and more from local and ethical producers. We can eat less meat, and more plants. We can support small farmers and ethical production. We must stay aware of the privilege of having these choices, as always. We all deserve this right of choice, but not all of us have it.