cashew apple

hiiiii beans! here are a few simple, healthy, and yummy snacks for all ur needs. (ps i might add more as i find them, but these are the ones i eat most frequently)


  • pretzels + cream cheese
    • dab a bit of cream cheese in a small bowl or plate
    • get some pretzels (i like the flat pretzel crisps for this)
  • carrots
  • almonds
  • blue berries


  • veggie sandwiches - awesome for hot days
    • toast some bread
    • spread some cream cheese on that bad boy
    • cut up some cucumbers and tomatos
    • cut your bread into fours (or however many pieces you want)
    • place 1 cucumber and 1 tomato slice on each little square
    • done!!
  • salami rolls - again, great for hot days
    • get some salami slices (i recommend 2-3)
    • spread some cream cheese on half of the slice
    • roll it!
    • bonus: poke a toothpick in it if u want to be extra fancy and make sure it stays rolled
    • another bonus: great w/ pretzels as well
  • avocado on toast
    • toast some bread
    • (optional) cut ur avocado into thin slices
    • place/spread the avocado onto the toast
  • avocado + some tortilla chips

on the go/school

  • almonds 
  • carrots
  • dried apples (or any dried fruit u prefer)
  • those lil tangerines/clementines
  • home-made trail mix
    • cheese-itz/gold fish/whale crackers
    • peanut butter chips
    • chocolate chips
    • nuts (almonds, cashews, etc.)
    • dried fruit (apples/mangoes/bananas)
    • anything else u want!!
Venus ♀

Associations: Cooperation, unity, agreements, originality, creativity, beauty, love, companionship, fertility, joy, romance, peace, sexuality

Botanicals: Apple, bergamot, cashew, daffodil, daisy, damiana, geranium, goldenrod, hibiscus, larkspur, lavender, lemon verbena, lilac, passion flower, peach, plantain, primrose, raspberry, rose, spearmint, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vanilla, violet, yarrow, ylang ylang

Crystals: Emerald, jade, rose quartz, celestite, turquoise, peridot, malachite, sodalite, coral

Metals: Copper

Colors: Pink, green, aqua, peach

Numbers: 6

Elements: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Libra

Day of the Week: Friday

compiled from my personal grimoire


* cashews
* veggies and hummus
* apples
* bananas
* greek yogurt with berries
* almonds
* grapefruit
* olives and pickles
* avocados with cottage cheese
* peanuts
* fresh fruit smoothies
* veggies and guacamole
* berries
* hard boiled eggs
* air-popped popcorn
* raisins
* dried fruit
* pecans
* grapes
* bananas with peanut butter
* string cheese
* edamame
* pistachios
* homemade popsicles
* dark chocolate
* peaches
* clementines

anonymous asked:

Do you have any ideas on offerings to give to Venus? This retrograde is causing me issues

  • crystals - emerald, jade, rose quartz, celestite, turquoise, peridot, malachite, sodalite, coral
  • burn a blend of herbs - apple, bergamot, cashew, daffodil, daisy, damiana, geranium, goldenrod, hibiscus, larkspur, lavender, lemon verbena, lilac, passion flower, peach, plantain, primrose, raspberry, rose, spearmint, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vanilla, violet, yarrow, ylang ylang
  • burn a candle or incense made from of one of the herbs listed above
  • actions - do something nice for someone
  • other - set out some pretty flowers, trinkets, or jewelry; make an altar and dedicate it to venus; draw a picture of venus and set it on the aformentioned altar; dedicate your bath to venus

I remember that when I was 8 I had dinner at a friend’s house with both of our families. Her mum put some peanuts and cashews on the table as appetizers. I had never eaten cashews before and they tasted like heaven. I asked my friend what was their name and she was surprised I didn’t know. Then she told me “they’re yummy but each cashew becomes 2 centimeters on your butt” and laughed. Then I laughed as well and ate on, but “cashew” became a bad word in my head. Cash=fat. It was the first and last time I had cashews.

This morning I ate cashews (and an apple). No, my butt is not larger. No, it’s not going to be larger in a few days. No, cashews don’t make people’s butts larger. Cashews make people happier because they’re fucking yummy and from today I’m going to eat cashews every time I crave them.

Cashews don’t ruin lives.
Eating disorders do.

kletsk  asked:

Hi! I really love all your round up posts. I was wondering if you've done any round ups that are soy free and gluten free? I had to change my diet recently for those restrictions and it has been a struggle. Thanks :)

The only round up I’ve posted that is gluten and soy free is the vegan gluten free and soy free burger round up. Below are a whole bunch of gluten and soy free recipes (some with gluten/soy free options) that I’ve posted in the past. Also, if you’re interested, check out Vegan Guide for Gluten-Free & Soy-Free Diet, How to Eat Soy-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan by One Green Planet and Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan. I hope this helps some!






varhaus  asked:

Alright so I came across your blog and I am a bit overwhelmed – there are so many great recipes out there, and thank you so much for sharing them with us. But now I have no idea where to start, so I thought I might as well ask you: what are YOUR favorite vegan recipes, whether it be entrées, desserts or breakfasts?

I can totally see too many recipes being overwhelming and I’m always nervous it might come off as such so I appreciate you asking this. Here’s my favorite vegan entree round up. To be honest, I’ve been slacking on making my own meals since moving to Chicago (there are so many options everywhere/I’ve been lazy). These are some of my favorite past recipes that I’ve made. I hope this helps narrow it down for you. Enjoy!





Did this just get too overwhelming. I also suggest checking out Amy’s vegan food blog. Everything she makes looks incredibly delicious.

Herb of the Week-Cashew

Common names

Cashew Nut Shells

Cajueiro (botanical name, Anacardium occidentale) is an evergreen tree found in the tropical regions and belongs to the plant family which also includes mango, poison oak and poison ivy. Although cajueiro is indigenous to Brazil, it now grows in all regions of the world having tropical climatic conditions. This tree grows up to a height of 30 feet (10 meters) and produces big oval-shaped leaves. Cajueiro bears flowers that have a yellow hue with pink stripes and emerge on the extended stems. The fruit of cajueiro is basically a coagulated stem. However, the actual fruit of this tree is found immediately under the thickened part of the stem and it encloses red or yellowish flesh that envelops the cashew nut. After the bark or shell of the nut is removed, it is mainly used as a food.

As mentioned earlier, cajueiro is indigenous to the northeast coast of Brazil, people in the region had domesticated (started cultivating) cashew much before the Europeans arrived in the country around the end of the 15th century. Later, the European traders as well as explorers ‘discovered’ and also documented cashew in 1578. From Brazil, cajueiro was taken to India as well as East Africa and it became naturalized in these places soon.

Cajueiro has a number of medicinal uses and is available in the form of a tincture. This tincture is effective for treating diabetes, but in this case the patients need to have patience before the results are evident. It would take a minimum of three to four weeks before the favorable results of low blood sugar are noticed. Nevertheless, diabetics using this tincture should measure their blood sugar levels every day to ensure that the combination of the prescribed insulin and/ or additional medications with cajueiro does not reduce the blood sugar levels too much. The shell of the cajueiro cashew encloses natural oil that may result in irritation of the skin provided it is not heated earlier to remove much of the caustic property of the oil. Hence, it is advisable that you should never consume raw cashew. However, they are safe after they are roasted in their shell.

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COOKBOOK: Apple Pie Lärabars + Lärababies (RAW VEGAN + PALEO + NO SUGAR ADDED)
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If you are gonna eat a salad you might as well get some nutrition out of it. Lettuce has practically no nutritional value. Add things like cauliflower, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, peppers, shredded carrots, chick peas, onion, firm diced tofu, cheese, mushrooms, cabbage, kidney beans, sunflower seeds, olives, peanuts, raisins, cranberries, roasted soy nuts, avocado, walnuts, cashews, diced pears, diced apples or anything else that you enjoy.

2013 Louis Jadot Domaine Gagey Bouzeron

This is a lovely Aligoté, typically known as the secondary white grape of Burgundy after Chardonnay, from a big name producer! Lemon, apple, cashew, pear, and some wet cement on the nose. Ripe pears, lemons, and almost limes and lime zest on the palate with a hint of cashews and parmesan rind. 

4/5 bones



12.5% abv

Bouzeron (Burgundy), FRANCE

anonymous asked:

okay but concept: not everyone can afford a damn coconut and banana french toast with stewed apples, cashew cream, cinnamon and maple syrup or a smashed avo on sourdough with corn and quinoa salsa and potato hash!!!! for them and their whole family. like damn i get it you have money and can afford a good diet thats great. it isnt practical for lower income families to just remove meat from their diet and still get the same amount of nutrients.

Okay but concept: I am on a low income, so are most of the vegans I know. Assuming we’re all eating that stuff is a false equivalency, like me assuming you’re all tucking into lobster, veal and foi gras every night and using that to compare our food bills. I know vegans providing for families on food stamps, I know a vegan who came to plant based eating because they couldn’t afford meat anymore and liked the way it made them feel and the money they saved so they stuck with it. Local families that are poor around where I live don’t eat much meat either, because for the same price as a main meat item you can buy two vegetarian meals. And all of this is without even factoring in the eye-watering amount of tax money that goes into subsidizing the cost of meat and dairy. The real cost of a cheeseburger would make your head spin.

Go to any supermarket and the cheapest foods you’ll find are vegan: pastas, rice, canned and frozen vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes. These are the bones of veganism and they’re cheaper than any meat, both in dollars to calories and in the nutrients they pack pound for pound. Sure if you’ve got a little extra cash you can get yourself some faux meat and quinoa, but you don’t have to eat that stuff and many of us don’t (though it’s about the same price as a cut of meat anyway). Globally, most of the world’s poor are vegetarian because meat is and always has been a luxury item. This is the absolute worst excuse for eating meat because you’re either using someone else’s poverty as your excuse, or you’ve blatantly never tried. My food bill was cut by 1/3 when I went vegan, and I was never eating steaks to begin with. Is being vegan when you’re poor easy? No, of course it isn’t. But it’s very doable, and nothing is more irritating as a low income vegan than someone telling you that what you and thousands of others like you are currently doing cannot be done.

1999 Château Musar Blanc

I am a huge fan of Serge Hochar. He is a brilliant winemaker and a fantastic human! His Château Musar Blanc with a little age on it is quite the golden treat. Candied lemon peel. Cashews. Apple/pear dessert. Lemon curd. Lovely acidity and almost champagne-like notes. 

4/5 bones


Obaideh, Merwah

12% abv

Bekaa Valley, LEBANON