Living-Food

Need an exam week pick me up? These chocolate almond energy balls are the perfect pack along snack and ready in just a couple minutes! Extra bonus, you can customize these vegan & gluten free energy bombs with whatever nuts, seeds, fruits, or extras you like!

Get this vegan/gluten free recipe here!

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I’m basically living on pancakes as they’re cheap and easy. These ones are chocolate banana pancakes with extra banana, jam and date syrup.

Ingredients-
1 cup flour.
1 tbsp coconut sugar.
2 tbsp cocoa powder.
1 cup soya milk.
1 tbsp oil.
Drizzle of vanilla.
1 mashed banana.

Method-
Mix all dry then add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a hot pan and flip when bubbles appear on the mixture. There’s no need to add oil to the pan as there is oil in the mixture. Enjoy! 🍌

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Baltimore Free Farm Feeds Protestors Through ‘Culinary Solidarity’

BALTIMORE – Inside a small, unassuming warehouse in a quiet neighborhood nestled near the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland, a small group of activists are busy cooking, shuffling about and giving marching orders as veggies simmer on a stove and potatoes bake in an oven. Though they’re used to the hustle and bustle of cooking massive amounts of food, the past two weeks have taken a more urgent tone.

As protests enveloped the city following the death 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while in police custody, the organization Baltimore Free Farm immediately began working around the clock to feed hungry demonstrators.

Normally, Free Farm – along with other organizations including Food Not Bombs – feeds the homeless organic vegan food weekly. The supply comes from supermarkets and kitchens across the city that deem the food below standards to serve. Free Farm first sifts through the food then proceed to prep and serve hundreds of meals to individuals in need. Read on for how this farm is now feeding protestors here. 

Ube Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients needed
2 ¼ cup cashew milk, frozen
1 ½ cup cashews
½ cup water
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup coconut cream
2 tbsp ube powder (purple yam that has been grated and dehydrated into a powder) 
1 frozen banana 
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract 
Borage flowers (to garnish)

Preparation
Add cashews and water in food processor and blend until smooth. Add banana and cashew milk and blend until smooth. I froze the cashew milk beforehand so that it would have a thicker texture. Add vanilla extract, coconut oil, ube powder, and blueberries. Blend until the mixture turns a light purple tint. Ready to serve. If you would like your ice cream to be more solid, store it in the freezer for several hours or as needed. I poured mine into a cake pop pan and left it in the freezer overnight. In the morning, I left it out for 10 minutes, scooped it out into a bowl, and garnished with borage. 

What is Ube? 
Ube is a root vegetable that is native to the Philippines. It is a bright purple color, and its relatives are taro and the Okinawa sweet potato. It is sometimes referred to as “purple yam.” In Filipino culture, ube is often used to make sweets and desserts. Ube has been around for many millennia and has been used throughout time as a laxative, treatment for fevers, hemorrhoids, gonorrhea, leprosy, and tumors, and a way to rid parasitic worms from the body.

LivingFoodLove

Chocolate topped 🌰CHESTNUT NICECREAM🌰 with layered chia seed jam and yogurt, as well as chunks of dried figs and hazelnut 💕
Looks more like a dessert than a breakfast but this was definitely heaven 😍🙏

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