cup of milk

Mornin’ treats: Green Tea Boba 🐢

For the boba:

1/3 cup green tea boba pearls

Bring a pot to boiling water then add boba. Once boba floats cover pot with a lid and boil for about 3 minutes on medium heat. Then, turn off heat and and steep (covered) for another 3 minutes. Scoop out boba and place in a bowl of cold water for about 30 seconds. Drain and add to another clean bowl and toss with 1 tsp. maple syrup.

Green tea drink:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp. matcha powder
1-2 tbsp. maple syrup
½ tsp. vanilla powder
½ cup ice

Blend until smooth.

Vegan and gluten free cheesy potato bake!

1 & ½ cups soy milk
2 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp gluten free plain flour
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 cup shredded vegan cheese + ½ cup extra for layering
Salt and pepper
Herbs of choice
4 medium-large white potatoes, thinly sliced

1. Grease a medium oven proof baking dish and preheat the oven to 180C.
2. In a small sauce pan, combine the soy milk and butter. Place the saucepan on the stove top and whisk these two ingredients together on medium heat.
3. Add the turmeric and flour into the mixture, continue to whisk.
4. Once the mixture starts to boil, mix in the 1 cup of vegan cheese then turn off the heat.
5. Place down one layer of the thinly sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish. Add some salt and pepper, herbs if you like and a sprinkle of the extra ½ cup cheese. Pour over some of the cheesy mixture from the stove top.
6. Continue this process until there is no more potatoes, cheese and cheesy mixture left!
7. Top with your fave herbs if desired, and bake the dish in the oven for approx one hour and 10 minutes.
8. Remove from the oven and serve! So yum when it’s hot :)

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

Chocolate brownie muffins🍫💦

Gluten free, Vegan and nut free depending on what plant based milk you choose to use☺️
Makes 12 small muffins

1 cup gluten free self raising flour
1/3 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
1 cup coconut sugar
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 flax ‘egg’ (1 tbsp flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp water)
1 cup plant based milk of choice
Optional add ins: Chopped mixed nuts, chocolate chips, raisins etc

1. Preheat the oven to 170C and grease a muffin tray.
2. In a large bowl, sift in the flours and cacao powder then stir in the sugar.
3. Next, stir in the plant based milk.
4. Mix in the flax 'egg’, followed by adding in any chopped nuts or chocolate chips if desired.
5. Evenly distribute the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
7. Allow the muffins to cool before eating! Drizzle with melted chocolate or add icing if you like❤️