My dad came out to LA to visit me last weekend to cash in on his Father’s Day dinner. He’s not vegan so I thought a great place for the both of us would be Mohawk Bend (because he also … Continue reading
This was super easy to make but I made waaay too much. I’d say cut it in half but. For the sake of a pretty picture I wanted to fill my jar. It also smells amazing like a strawberry hugged … Continue reading
Turns out I made this blog one year ago (as of last week). Time flies when your depressed as shit! (Just kidding…kinda) This was the roughest year of my life but slowly things are lookin’ up…or at least not lookin’ … Continue reading
Weird right? Umm..NO! It’s dabomb.com fo sho. It’s so easy to make and it keeps for a couple days. I have been wanting to try avocado pudding for a while now so I decided to make my own. It’s one of those … Continue reading
Finally I can see my dreams beginning to come true. The moment I stepped into Donut Friend in Highland Park, I knew my life had meaning. OK, that’s pretty fucking dramatic, but these doughnuts are killer. You walk into this cutie space … Continue reading
It’s been a bit too long since I’ve done a doughnut review so this morning I packed up the pooches and we headed over to BabyCakes NYC (in Los Angeles). I took home a maple doughnut and a lemon tart. … Continue reading
This place is pretty close to my house and they have a stamp card…dangerous waters! Snow LA Shavery is a bit like shaved ice and a bit like frozen yogurt. It’s layers of flavored shaved ice (that contains milk or … Continue reading
Well it’s been a busy week! I needed a change ASAP and made a very quick move to LA for a change of scenery. I found a place in my best friend’s building! We’re neighbors and soon to be Scandal … Continue reading
These doughnuts from Sweet Thymes, in LA, are so good I want to be a doughnutarian. The jelly one was so good I had to eat it in tiny pieces to make it last all day. They are have interesting flavors. Ronald’s … Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to try to make a raw dessert for a while now. I LOVE dessert and I always have a lot of fruit around so this is result of all of that. I just kinda looked at things on pinterest (here is mine by the way) and also spotted this gem on PlantStrongVegan which gave me inspiration. Hers looks way better but my concoction came out pretty descent. So here we go!
1 heaping cup of walnuts
1T + 1t cocoa powder
1/8 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1t melted coconut oil
*Pluse together in a food processor until crumbly – I over did mine this time and it was a little mushy (still yummy). I wish I had left ot a bit more chunky
2 c chopped strawberries
1/2 t coconut oil
1/2 t maple syrup
a pinch of salt
*blend or food processor this and assemble the crusts into remekins and pour strawberries on top. Refrigerate over night (or a few hours…whatever). I would eat them with in a day or two because the strawberry layer starts invading the crust pretty quickly.
I don’t remember if I didn’t like horchata or if I had just never tried it but after having a glass at Gracias Madre in San Francisco, I fell in love! (One just opened in LA!)
I thought I’d try my hand at making some Horchata. I just kinda looked at a handful of recpies and winged it so I’ll tell you what I did (sort of) but I didn’t write down any measurements. Opps. I’ll try it again one day and make a for real recipe.
Last night I soaked about 1 3/4 cup of almonds and 1 cup of rice (half brown half white…like me!)
Today I blended the nuts with the water then strained through cheese cloth (I’ve never used cheese cloth before. I made a huge mess… I need to practice with this. Then I did the same for the rice
Then I used the pulp from both and another cup of blended rice and soaked it again in some water with some cinnamon and 2 or 3 blended dates (I don’t know if the dates really enhanced anything). Then after an hour or two I strained that. Mixed it all together, added more cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and about 1/4 cup of sugar. I just tasted it and adjusted as needed, more cinnamon here, a pound of sugar there, you know.
SIP SIP SIP
Found this recipe on Pinterest and it’s from a cute mom blog called Raising Hardy Boys Keeping them Fit and Fed. It’s super simple and pretty tasty.
Here is what you’ll need:
6T chia seeds
6Tsweetener of choice ( I used a coconut sugar/stevia mix)
1.5 c liquid of choice (I used 1 cup fresh coconut water from a young coconut and half a cup of unsweetened almond milk)
3T cocoa powder
All you have to do is whisk it all together and let it sit. I popped mine in the fridge and came back to it later but you really just need to wait about 15 minutes for the chia seeds to get all crazy thick.
I meant to top it with some berries but forgot and ate all the berries for breakfast so I used so of my leftover buckwheat groats and holy cow! It was great!
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP
This too is from Chole’s Vegan Desserts. This cake was super easy and quick to make and it was DELICIOUS! I took it to a NYE party so I wouldn’t end up eating it all myself and I got a lot of compliments on it.
NYE picture! Me (left) and Mayela (Right). Who’s arm is that?!
2c all purpose flour
1t baking soda
1t baking powered
1/2 t salt
3/4 c maple syrup
3/4 c water
1/4 c lemon juice
2T lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
1T lemon extract (I didn’t have this so I didn’t use it, I added a tad more lemon juice and zest)
powdered sugar for garnish
fresh berries for garnish
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!
What you need:
2 young coconuts
What to do:
Scrape out the meat from 2 young coconuts, if you ever get them open that is. Any tips on how to do this would be much appreciated. Add meat, dates, vanilla, and enough coconut water to help it blend up (start with very little, you can always add more!).
That’s pretty much it. Fully Raw Kristina used Saturn peaches; I just cut the ends of regular sized peaches. Add some jam and top with cream and sprinkles because why the hell not? Eat up! Or just eat that stuff right out of the blender and watch the Price is Right.
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP