Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend food.

Meatloaf sandwich again, this time with homemade potato salad on the side. It's the "retro" potato salad recipe from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.

I made a delicious batch of "potato cheese" that I wanted to make mac n cheese with. Mine has potatoes, onions, a couple of carrots, cashews, garlic, herbs, white miso, salt, pepper and tamari.

It was absolutely perfect with macaroni pasta. So creamy.

I like salty things so I added a little Hawaiian lava finishing salt on top. Even more delicious! I get my salt from Salty Wahine here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dinners this week: Salad and Meatloaf.

Made a quick salad the other night of arugula, grilled Portobello seasoned with garlic and soy sauce and tossed in a Dijon vinaigrette. I served it with a baked sweet potato. This was so good.

Last night I made a Magical Loaf out of chickpeas, mushrooms, celery, onion, green peppers, panko bread crumbs and oats. Slathered it with Manwich sloppy joe sauce instead of ketchup. Yum! 
Create your loaf here!
Tonight it's all about the meatloaf sandwich on squishy white bread slathered with vegan mayo, mustard and ketchup!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

BBQ Chicken PIzza

Being a native Californian, I used to love BBQ chicken pizzas in my pre-vegan days. Specifically the one made famous by California Pizza Kitchen. Don't know why I waited so long to try this but it was simple. Trader Joe's pizza dough brushed with a light coat of olive oil and bbq sauce, then Trader Joe's vegan mozzarella, Gardein chicken strips that were sauteed in bbq sauce, red onion, a little drizzle of bbq sauce and some crushed pepper flake. Into the oven to cook and then sprinkled with fresh chopped cilantro when it came out. Was great!

With a big mound of arugula salad on top.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Vegan Cosmetics Review: Shiro Cosmetics Part 2

I wanted to show you my second order from Shiro Cosmetics because it is different from the last one which was full of rainbow-y colors. This time I was drawn to pretty browns, oranges and taupes. Great for creating earthy natural looks with a bit of sparkle!

All these loose eyeshadow samples in bags were $1 each. Lots of browns, taupes, greys, oranges... You get plenty of product to last many many uses. The thing about mineral makeup is that a little goes a long way!

This was the Color of the Month: The End is Nye featuring Bill Nye The Science Guy. And gold lipgloss inspired by the potion Felix Felicis in Harry Potter.

Swatches! I used two primers: Milani eyeshadow primer on top half and Elf Glitter Glue on bottom half. Not sure if you can tell the subtle differences. From left to right: He Who Must Not Be Named, Salt and Stone, Ganondorf, The Boy Who Lived, Gift of Mercy. Taken in direct light. Just beautiful.

Same colors as above taken in indirect light. I am in love with these colors.

From left to right: No Men Like Me, Hodor, Hypothesis, Hermaeus Mora, My Mind's Telling Me No, Burnt Flowers Fallen, That's Chess! Take in direct light. I didn't take one in indirect light and I regret that because they are very shiny in direct light.

Some closeups from top to bottom: That's Chess!, Burnt Flowers Fallen, My Mind's Telling Me No.

Left to Right: No Men Like Me, Hodor, Hypothesis, Hermaeus Mora.

From Left to Right: Mother of Dragons, Girl on Fire, I Loved a Maid, Wizard Wheezes.

The End is Nye. This is very beautiful.

The End is Nye and the lipgloss, Felix Felicis. Just gorgeous.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A couple of sandwiches.

A couple of my go to sandwiches: hummus avocado and tofu "egg" salad. Yum.