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Vegan Gluten Free Cake Doughnuts.

The sweet tooth never stops. I like using whole wheat flour for my pastries so I don’t usually spend too much time with gluten-free baking. Maybe because I just haven’t gotten used to the texture that gluten-free flour offers. But my friend @bleuseven always emphasizes how beneficial gluten-free living can be for the skin. Apparently, reactions to gluten can manifest as skin issues. Of course, there are other things like environmental allergies, personal care products, etc. that can cause skin flare issues but it doesn’t hurt to consider that we can have some control over our skin through diet. And I think anyone, even those who don’t have food sensitivities, can benefit from limiting gluten from their diet. Hence, gluten-free vegan doughnuts. Because gluten-free doesn’t mean gross. Haha!

Vegan GF Cake Doughnuts
Makes about 8 doughnuts

1 cup gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour)
½ cup vegan sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 flax egg
¼ cup vegan margarine

Doughnut Glaze
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
3 tsp. unsweetened almond milk

To make the doughnuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a donut pan.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small saucepan over medium to low heat and stir just until vegan margarine is melted. Mix will be warm to the touch. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.

Fill each donut pan well ¾ full (about 3 tablespoons of mix). Bake doughnuts for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm and spring back when you touch them. Pop them out of the donut pan and onto a cooling rack to cool until warm to the touch.

To make the glaze: Sift the confectioner’s sugar. Whisk in the non-dairy milk until the glaze is smooth. Add a couple drops of yellow (or whichever color you prefer) vegan food coloring and mix. Dip the top of each doughnut in the glaze then top with sprinkles. Serve at room temperature. Doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

tbh one of my fave stories of my childhood is that I asked for my first pet,and my dad said I couldn’t, a cat or dog would be too much for me (I was very young)

apparently, I looked him dead in the eye, scoffed, and said “No, I want a RAT” and his face paled. apparently I had to repeat myself 4 times.

Mom thought it was that great, she said I could have one if I proved I could look after it.

And little me was so determined I went to the library and hired books about domestic rats, and took notes.

For my birthday, I got my first pet, a hooded rat named  Jerry, who pretty much had free roam of the house 

do not underestimate your chidren

So, we have that dreamcatcher thing… it’s like a crucial element… and apparently it’s something intense - according to Emma when she warns Regina before using it on her…

And in 505, it’s not so much the flashback memories related to that specific dreamcatcher (well it is but…) or the flashback memories abt Emma being truly ready to free her heart … (it is important too but…) what’s very interesting is that each time, after those “key” scenes we have a scene between Emma/Regina.

I mean..

Emma crying over her dreamcatcher in storybrook –> Emma and Regina in Camelot talking abt her dreamcatcher and how it gives her visions etc.. AND showed her Merlin and his loss of the only woman he ever loved…

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“If you’re just waking up, Brexit won, the sterling has plummeted to 30-year low, Japan has stopped trading, Scotland is already pushing for independence and Ireland is apparently considering reunification.” This is the first time I have felt genuine concern for my future living in GreatBritain. General and local elections come and go, and little changes, because politicians are all pretty much the same. But this… This is something else.

Too many people were uneducated on the matter and not made aware of further implications, often voting based xenophobic tendencies or what their parents believed. Many people voted to prevent immigration. All that has happened is that you’ve voted against free movement of people entering the country legally. There will still be tens of thousands of people a year leaving war torn countries such as Syria and Palestine and coming to the UK.  All that has happened is we’ve voted to prevent educated Europeans from Germany, France, Belgium etc from bringing their skills to our country. Immigrants do not steal your jobs, this is a fact. 

Nigel Farage has already doubled back on his promise to send £350m a week to the NHS, claiming that he can’t ‘guarantee’ that that is where the extra money will go. Not even 6 hours into our 'independence’, a pivotal promise that was a factor for millions of people has been rescinded. People who claim that they didn’t want to be dictated by the EU were sold lies. The United Kingdom is a sovereign nation, no law is effective in England unless Parliament pass it first. Yes, there is legislation in place to recognise and take effect of EU law however if Parliament decide not to implement law then they won’t. 

Also, Turkey will not be entering the EU unless they change like 95% of their laws overnight.

This is also ending the coming of age tradition of cheap 'lads’ holidays. With free movement prevented, flights and holidays will become more expensive. Plus the pound dropping will mean you’re getting less currency for your sterling. So no more cheap holidays for us to Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, France, Malta, Portugal etc. 

Yes we give lots of money to the EU but this is for good measure, it’s to help countries in need. EU actually entirely funded the development of Liverpool these past few years as well as the reconstruction of Manchester.

Now Cameron is resigning - it’s not right for him to be the captain of this ship he said. A ship that’s sinking because of a referendum he has created.  

If you have done the research and believe that leaving the EU is the right decision - I respect that. However if you have voted on what your parents believe or voted to 'get our country back’ or as many narrow-minded, racists people have said to ‘prevent Pakis from coming into our country’ without doing a shred of independent research then you have wasted your vote. If you were undecided and voted to leave for the sake of voting then you have wasted your vote. 

Remember, we can always leave the EU by referendum but we can never rejoin it again via a referendum. One thing is for sure, after today the UK will never be the same ever again. I pray to God - and please pray to whatever you believe in - that at the end of the day this is gonna end up being something positive for Britain. I do not see it happening, but I wanna believe it will. For us, for our children, for our children’s children.

Today’s not our independence day. No matter what Farage and Johnson are saying. Today we are not fighting for our independence. Today we are fighting from annihilation. 

Admittedly, it is true that Rome wasn’t build in a day, but when it fell, it burnt in one. Hopefully this won’t be the case for Great Britain. 

This generation - the generation of our grandparents and even our parents - was given everything in Great Britain. They were given free education, golden pensions and social mobility. And now this generation, the generation that was given everything has voted to strip my generation’s future. I am fuming.

whatever you do, don’t imagine alec running his fingers through magnus’ perfectly styled hair, yanking on it, making a mess of it, as he pulls magnus’ head back and whispers dirty things in his ear then kisses down his neck, rips the buttons off magnus’ designer dress shirt, and works his way down slowly, achingly slowly…

just don’t do it.