Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pizza and gingerbread.

Picked this up on sale. 

It was ok. Loved the cheese but I'm not s fan of the gluten free crust. Wish they made them with regular crust.

First time trying this. Used 3 TB chickpea water for 1 egg. 

Didn't rise much at all but very moist. Taste wise, I thought it was too over the top with the ginger, a little too strong and almost bitter? I like gingerbread a little more subtle than this.

Got the ornaments out to decorate the tree.

Newest addition.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cake Making and Veg News Mac n Cheez

Made a German chocolate cake for my husband's birthday.

The recipe is from Susan's fat free vegan blog. The coconut pecan frosting is delicious!

Cheez sauce from Veg News which is cashew, potato and carrot based.

I added peas. This was seriously creamy!

My lunch with a side of stuffing and gravy. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Good Deals on Vegan Makeup Part 3

Continued from my last makeup post, I've got more goodies to swatch! 

A few samples from Printcess Makeup. Beautiful colors inspired by different literary sources.

I especially wanted to try Farseer which is inspired by my fave fantasy novels The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb.

More from Clean Cauldron's discontinued eyeshadow sale: Sun, Venus, Neptune (free gift) and Pluto.

These are from Printcess Makeup: Top: Farseer, Spice, Bottom: Rogue and Ares 3. 

From Clean Cauldron: Top: Sun, Venus, Bottom: Neptune and Pluto.

In front of some light from a window. 

Directly in front of bright light from window.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016.

So much to be thankful for, not just today but everyday. Hope you are all enjoying life and lots of food!

Tofurky roast.

Herb stuffing from The Vegan Family Cookbook. My fave.

Huge bowl of fluffy mash.

Mustard green beans from The Complete Vegan Kitchen.

Baked sweet potatoes and apples from The Vegan Family Cookbook.

My plate.

Bryanna's pumpkin pie.

Cinnamon roll Apple pie.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Van's gluten free waffles, tofu scramble and hash brown.

Quesadilla with daiya cheese, Tofurky meat and sundried tomatoes.

Quick Moroccan stew in couscous. Used a container of ready made lentil soup as the base and added potatoes, carrots, apricots, chickpeas and spices. So good!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Atmosphere Cafe, Venice Grind and Brownies.

Took a nice walk to have lunch at a neighborhood cafe that opened up not long ago.

I had the Forager sandwich which had kale salad, avocado, sprouts, pickled onion and roasted grapes on delicious multigrain bread.

Husband had a French classic, Croque Monsieur and we shared fries.

Afterwards we walked a block to Venice Grind. I had a decaf soy latte. The brew tasted molasses-y. I wonder if it was a holiday flavored espresso. It was good.

Came home and made a batch of Duncan Hines brownies. Here they are cooling.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lunch and Dinner.

I experimented with sandwich filling ideas and came up with this tasty sandwich. Roasted red pepper hummus, thinly sliced carrot, jalapeño havarti Daiya cheese and lettuce. And mayo too!

For dinner I gave into pregnancy cravings for comforting foods. I cooked up some Gardein chick'n nuggets (they come as Mandarin orange chick'n but I just omitted the sauce). Then I tossed them with BBQ sauce and served with mash and peas. Yum!