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Percy Jackson Lotus Flower Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pink vegan frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #366 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and rose water.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Divide dough into two halves and then wrap each half in plastic wrap. Stick them in the fridge to chill.
  6. Roll out dough to about ¼ an inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut circles. Place the circles onto a lined baking sheet and then bake for 12 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #366 leaf tip to pipe pink frosting onto each cookie in a lotus flower design.Start with larger petals on the outside and work your way to the center, making the petals smaller as you go.
  2. TaDa! If you feed these Percy Jackson lotus cookies to your guests, they’ll never want to leave!

Oil-Free Roasted Potato Wedges with Nacho “Cheese”

2-5 medium sized russet potatoes, rinsed, dried and cut into wedges
¼ cup vegetable broth
2 tbsp. brown rice bread crumbs
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a non-stick baking sheet, lightly spray a baking sheet with a canola oil spray.

Place potatoes in a medium sized bowl and toss with remaining ingredients. Mix to coat potatoes then place on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes (turning wedges once halfway).

Nacho “Cheese”

1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
¼ cup water
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. onion powder
1 small tomato, peeled

Blend ingredients until smooth. “Cheese” keeps in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Samhain Cinnamon Apple Crisps

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well. I’ve just finished cooking up a batch of my own homemade Apple Crisps and thought I would share this wonderful and super quick recipe with you. Not only is this speedy snack great for Samhain/Halloween,  it contains ingredients used for protection etc, can be used as an offering for your God or Goddess, is a healthy variation to supermarket bought crisps AND is suitable for vegans/vegetarians, did I already mention they are super quick to make? Without further ado, let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 1 whole apple.
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • A dash of brown sugar. ( You can use white sugar but I prefer brown as it produces a lovely thick syrup texture and has a gorgeous coffee flavouring to it ).

How to make:

  • Cut your apple into thin slices. Not too thin or they will burn and not to thick or they won’t turn into crisps!
  • Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  • Place your apple slices onto your tray and start to add your toppings. Use as much as you wish.
  • Cook your apple slices in the oven on gas mark 4/ 180°C / 350°F for fifteen minutes. ( A few of my crisps did burn, so depending on how thin you cut your apple and how powerful your oven is, feel free to change the time and settings ).

Ingredients used in Witchcraft:

  • Cinnamon: Associated with the elements of fire and the sun. Magikal uses are - good luck, love, money, passion, peace, prosperity, protection, psychic development, success and wisdom.
  • Apples: Scared to many Goddessses including Aphrodite. Magikal uses are - fidelity, fertility, marriage, beauty, vanity,wisdom, the soul, the afterlife and immortality.
  • Brown Sugar: Healing, love and sweetness.

That’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed this recipe and your finished product. Please do not remove the source and have a safe, happy and blessed Samhain. Let me know how your Apple Crisps turn out!

Cyrena xx

Image is not mine and was found on Our Kitchen Stories.

What if later on when Bitty’s big and successful and he has cookbooks and talk show appearances and maybe a Food Network show most of the non-hockey recognizes Bitty more easily than Jack. But when people find out that Eric’s attractive partner is Jack Zimmermann they freak out because oh my gosh that’s Alicia Zimmermann’s son?? Alicia Zimmermann complete “It Girl” of the late 80s and 90s. Alicia Zimmermann know as much for her charming quick wit and kindness as she was for her gorgeous cheekbones and piercing blue eyes. Alicia Zimmermann who sits on the board of countless foundations and has a scholarship program for young women because hell yes she got a degree in anthropology and a minor in history. She married some hockey player or something. Alicia Zimmermann who even in her early 50s could still work a runaway you’d better believe it. Alicia Zimmermann who still inspires so many people. So yeah, Eric Bittle is dating Alicia Zimmermann’s son.

What the Signs Do When Their Friends are Upset

*This can be your Sun, Moon, or Rising Signs

Aries – Will try to get your mind off of things by offering a day of non-stop fun.

Taurus – Bake you something.

Gemini – Sit and talk with you about it for as long as you need.

Cancer – Will just sit and be with you, offer a hug if needed.

Leo – Will offer you advice based on a similar experience they’ve had.

Virgo – Sit with you and talk crap about the person causing the problem.

Libra – Offer their understanding and advice followed by a night of fun to distract you.

Scorpio – Offer emotional support and let you cry on their shoulder and pour your heart out to them.

Sagittarius – Distract you by acting crazy and making you laugh.

Capricorn – After sitting a listening to you, they’ll offer to take down anyone you want them to.

Aquarius – Sit and talk with you about it, then help you work through what your feeling and what you want to do next.

Pisces – Cry with you and watch funny movies with you or go shopping to get your mind off things.

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Today’s chocolate indulgence are these vegan chocolate peppermint cookies.  The cool blast of peppermint in my mouth is just what I need right now during this horrible heat wave we are experiencing.

Ingredients for cookie dough:

½ cup vegan butter, softened
¾ cup organic pure cane sugar
1 ¾ t organic pure peppermint extract
½ t organic pure vanilla extract
2 T organic nut milk
3 T vegan organic chocolate chips, melted
1 ¼ cup organic all-purpose flour
1/3 cup organic raw cacao
½ t non-gmo, non-aluminum baking soda

Ingredients for cookie coating:

3 cups vegan organic semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 t organic pure peppermint extract

Method for making dough:

Cream the butter, sugar, and extracts until smooth.  Add nut milk and melted chocolate chips, continue to mix until smooth.

Add the flour, cacao, and baking soda.  

Roll the dough into a log about 1 ½ inches wide.  Wrap in parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the wrapped frozen dough on a large baking sheet.  Unwrap the dough and lay the parchment down so it covers the entire baking sheet.

Start slicing the dough into ¼ inch thick rounds.

Evenly distribute the rounds on the cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 12 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.

Method for coating cookies:

While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate.  Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.

Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.

Place one cookie at a time into the melted chocolate. Flip the cookie with a candy fork or a regular fork.  Make sure both sides of the cookie are well covered with chocolate.

Place cookie on lined baking sheet, continue with the rest.

I place my cookies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to help speed up the setting time.  

These chocolate peppermint cookies can be left out in a covered container, or for a real cool treat store in the freezer.

*recipe adapted from The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur

My new favorite dinner is so easy and delicious ! Lettuce wraps with pico de gallo, guacamole and curry flavored sweet potato fries. It’s perfect for a rawtil4 diet, it’s gluten free and the fries are oil-free ! 🍟


Pico de Gallo : 1 diced tomato, a few pieces of chopped onion, cilantro and jalapeño 🍅

Guacamole : mash with a fork half an avocado with lemon juice and pepper

Sweet potato fries : Preheat your oven to 250°C (475°F). Chop the sweet potato into fries (peel them before if you want to) , line them on a baking paper or non-stick baking sheet and pour lemon juice, curry powder and pepper. Bake for 15mn and flip them for 10 more minutes or until they’re crispy.

Then I just make a wrap using lettuce leaves, a few fries, guaca and pico de gallo, so good !

Protein Cookies !

2 super easy, yummy ideas

(Photo credit and recipe: Nic’s Nutrition)

Banana Oat Cookies

You’ll need:

1 cup of oats (maybe slightly more depending on banana size)

2 ripe bananas

I scoop of protein powder

To make:

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)

Mash your bananas with a fork

Mix in the protein powder

Add in the oats

Dollop your cookie mixture onto baking paper or a greased baking tray

Cook for 15-20 minutes

3 ingredient protein cookies

(recipe from Sixpacksmackdown)

You’ll need:

½ cup PB

2 scoops protein 

1 egg.

To make:

Combine ingredients in medium sized bowl. 

Scoop into 6 balls on a non-stick baking sheet. flatten in a criss cross pattern with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes

Try these and then tell us how they turned out for you!

February 14th, 2017

S. Korea gave all of this friends and family Valentine’s and was so happy when he got them in return. He hosted the Valentine’s Day party this year and had everyone over. They all shared cakes, cookies, sweets and other magnificent things. England even baked non burnt scones for everyone. Him, Japan and Hungary played a game of ‘Spot the ship’ where they looked around and spotted each of their otps hanging out with each other. Today was so amazing.