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Vegan Big Breakfast Round Up

Big Vegan Breakfast

Vegan Big Breakfast: Tofu Scramble, Baked Beans, Potato Rosti & Balsamic Mushrooms

The Big Vegan Breakfast: Scrambled Tofu, Roasted Potatoes & Fruit (NF)

Best Ever Vegan Full English Breakfast

Truffled Tofu Scramble with Umeboshi, Peas & Onion

Rustic Citrus Carrot Scramble

Fast & Easy Tofu Scramble with Smoky Tempeh Bacon

Easy Like Sunday Morning Big Cooked Breakfast (GF/NF)

Besan Scramble (GF/high protein/SF)

Mushroom Melt Breakfast Sandwich with Sweet Potato Home Fries

How to make candles.

Making candles is a lot easier than you might think! Here are instructions on how to make your own all natural, safe, and magickal candles.

Supplies:

Anything to hold your candles in. (Moulds, tea cups, sea shells, mason jars…)
Wicks or Wood Wicks
Soy Wax  
Dye Chips
Any herbs of your choice (Recommended: Any mints, lavender, sage, or small cuttings of fruit skins.)
Essential oil(s)

Make sure that your essential oils and the herbs you use smell similarly.

Instructions:

First you will need to gather all of your ingredients and lay them out neatly.

Take your candle holders and fill them with soy wax and as many colour tablets as you desire. The more you add, the darker your candles will be.

Put them in the mircowave (as long as they are not metal - if your holders are metal, melt the wax in a pot over boiling water double broiler style) and melt everything together. You will need to add more and more wax as you go along because melted soy wax yields much less than the flakes. Stir until mixed.

Add your herbs/fruit peel pieces and your oils. Mix again.

Add your essential oils, as much as you feel is necessary. Mix again.

Drop in your wick, making sure to place it in the centre of your holder. You can balance it and hold it in place as the wax hardens by laying a butter knife over the top of your candle holder and balancing the wick against it. (If it is a bit off centre, though, no one will be able to tell.)

(Optional) You can line up whole herbs against the edges of the mould and they will dry along the edges and make lovely decorations.

Let the wax harden. 

Trim the wick.

Ta da! Your candles are ready! Make sure to make them with good intentions and feel free to carve sigils into the top.


The Wiccan’s Glossary

ZOOM IN: CLEANSING MYTHS

Can you separate fact from fiction?

It’s 2015—and now more than ever is the perfect time to restart your skincare with #TheGreatCleanse. The Sephora Glossy chatted with Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson to get the dirty details on common cleansing myths. Read on and rethink the first step in your clean routine. RENEE TRILIVAS

TRUE OR FALSE? All cleansers are the same.

FALSE: “Cleansers have come a long way, baby! Cleansers now are not the same as they were ten or even five years ago,” Anderson says. “They’re much more elegant, much more elevated, and they have added skincare benefits now.”

TRUE OR FALSE? Washing your face can be fun!

TRUE: “Trying is believing. Our new cleansers feel fun and different than your normal face wash. They’re cushiony, they smell yummy, and they leave your skin looking and feeling better. You can get a beautiful glow or brightness. Clean skin, but still soft. Not stripped, not dry.”

TRUE OR FALSE? You don’t need to invest in a quality cleanser because it goes down the drain.

FALSE: “You need quality ingredients that are effective at breaking down the oil, makeup, and dirt on your skin. Cleansing is not the only thing that has changed, but what we’re putting on our faces has changed. Old-school cleansers might not work on the new-school sunscreens or the new longwearing makeup. Logically, you need different products to remove these new, different formulas.”

TRUE OR FALSE? Your face shouldn’t be “squeaky clean” after cleansing.

TRUE: “The surface of the skin has a lipid barrier, which is essentially a protective barrier. When you think about it, if it’s disrupted by being ‘squeaky clean,’ you’ve potentially made your skin vulnerable to all kinds of things—it’s a playground for bacteria. Try the new gentle cleansing formulas that will get rid of dirt, grime, and makeup, but won’t compromise the lipid barrier.”

TRUE OR FALSE? I don’t need to cleanse with tools—my hands work just fine.

FALSE: “There are limitations to only using your hands to wash your face. These high-tech tools and beautiful sponges get into all the little nooks and crannies of your face. The sponges are infused with ingredients that are good for your skin and the high-tech tools have a sonic pulse to loosen up the dirt. Clinical studies now show the difference between cleansing with your hands and cleansing with a tool.”

FIND THE PERFECT CLEANSER FOR YOUR SKIN >

🍂 Eli’s Fall Give away 🍂

Since my last give.away was pretty popular, I’m doing another for fall! This is not sponsored or associated with tumblr or anything, I bought/make everything myself!  ✌️

✨ Prizes:

2 bags of hi-chew candy 

1 pack botan rice candy (comes w/ a sticker inside!)

1 box dream animal biscuits

tutuanna bear pouch

crochet eevee tsum tsum (handmade by me!)

orange sherbet alpacasso (12 cm)

3 sheet masks (royal jelly, cucumber, peach milk)

5 tissue packs (different cute animal designs)

little twin stars wallet

bath and body works mini candle (warm apple pie scent)

urban decay high color lip gloss (in anarchy)

clinique mini eyeshadow duo + blush palette

estee lauder pure color lipstick (in melon)

not pictured- burt’s bees soy wax melts (raspberry lemon)

not pictured- handknit matching beanies for you + your 12cm alpacasso*

*1 adult size beanie, 1 alpacasso beanie (pictures will be posted soon!)

✨ Rules:

-must be following @elipaca​ (don’t just follow for the giveaway pls)

-no dd.lg, nsfw, or give.away blogs

-must be 18 or older (or have permission) to ship a package to you

-likes don’t count

-reblog as much as you want (1 entry per reblog), please don’t spam

-do not tag as giveaway (won’t count); please instead tag #eliplushies

Ends on October 1, 2016 at midnight (pst) If you have questions, send me an ask! (if I get any it’ll be tagged #eliplushies on my blog!) Good luck!

Repost from @sobeautifully ’s Vegan Galaxy 🍩.
Her incredible recipe:
The Donut:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup raw cane sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
½ cup plant milk (like soy or almond milk)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract with seeds
1 tbsp ground flax (or chia) mixed with 3 tbsp water
¼ cup vegan margarine (Earthbalance)

1. Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a donut tray.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
3. Mix together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.
4. In a small saucepan, melt the soy milk, vanilla, flaxseed (the egg replacer) and margarine over a low heat until the butter has just melted (Do not let it boil/simmer)
5. Combine both wet and dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture evenly into the donut holes, flattening out with your finger for best results.
7. Bake for 12 minutes. They are done once they have firmed up and a toothpick comes out clean (they don’t need to ‘brown’)
8. Pop them out of the moulds and then allow to cool completely before icing.

GALAXY ICING:
2-3 tbsp melted coconut oil
2-3 tbsp plant milk
1 2/3 - 2 cups powdered sugar
Vegan natural food dye (beet and blueberry juice)

1. Whisk together the melted coconut oil and plant milk and slowly begin to whisk in the powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Adjust liquids if you need to.
2. To achieve the 'galaxy’ effect: (This is quite hard to explain, but if you’ve ever done marbling as a kid using colored dye it is essentially the same thing)
3. Using small separate bowls I worked with a little bit of icing at a time and I simply dispersed drops of vegan friendly food dye around the white icing, swirling with a spoon. Adjust the colors/saturation as you’d like.
4. Simply dip and twirl a donut halfway into the icing and gently slide it out and you’ll get that 'galaxy effect’ ;)
5. Dusted with vegan edible food glitter.
#donutday #nationaldonutday #donut #vegan #vegetarian #dessert #donutforbreakfast #unhealthybreakfast #happiness #creativity #inspo #shoutout #baked

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I have restocked the etsy shop and nearly everything in it is on sale! If you were ever looking at my crafts, now is a great time to pick them up.

My etsy shop is on sale because I do not plan on attending any conventions this year as a vendor, nor keeping the etsy shop up for the long-term. Everything that’s up there is it for on-hand stock! I do have quite a few candle and lip balm materials left over, so I may use those supplies up and make a few more items, but beyond that I can’t guarantee any of these items coming back in the near future. I am not going to be placing any reorders for materials that I run out of, as using them up is the goal!

Monkey Farts scented Soy Candle Tarts - Hand Poured Soy Candle Melts – (6)Cubes/3 Ounces

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Fantastic soy tart candles, with a wonderfully, unique fragrance, that is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces!
(Monkey Farts fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.)

Available here is ONE clamshell soy wax tart that contains 6 lovely, bright yellow breakaway cubes, that measure in at 1" cubed. The entire soy wax clamshell container weighs in at 3 ounces.
(Each cube will provide about 8 hours of wonderful scent.)

“Lumps of Coal”, Soy Candle Tarts, Cookies for Santa scented Soy Candle Melts:

These are adorable soy candle tarts, that have been shaped into lumps of coal, for the holiday season! (They would make a really cute and festive gift for yourself or someone special.)

This set of tarts has been scented with Cookies for Santa fragrance, which is a delightful blend of sweet, buttery cookie dough and sugary, vanilla frosting, with just a hint of almond.
It is a really scrumptious fragrance!

You can find them here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/213263439/soy-candle-tarts-cookies-for-santa?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Galaxy donuts by @bos.kitchen 💙

Recipe by @sobeautifullyraw
Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup raw cane sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
½ cup soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract with seeds
1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water
¼ cup vegan margarine
1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius and grease a donut tray.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
3. Mix together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.
4. In a small saucepan, melt the soy milk, vanilla, flaxseed (the egg replacer) and margarine over a low heat until the butter has just melted (Do not let it boil/simmer)
5. Combine both wet and dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture evenly into the donut holes, flattening out with your finger for best results.
7. Bake for 12 minutes. They are done once they have firmed up and a toothpick comes out clean (they don’t need to ‘brown’)
8. Pop them out of the moulds and then allow to cool completely before icing.
GALAXY ICING:
2-3 tbsp melted coconut oil
2-3 tbsp soy milk
1 2/3 - 2 cups powdered sugar
Vegan natural food dye (Red and Blue)
1. Whisk together the melted coconut oil and soy milk and slowly begin to whisk in the powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Adjust liquids if you need to.
2. To achieve the 'galaxy’ effect: (This is quite hard to explain, but if you’ve ever done marbling as a kid using coloured dye it is essentially the same thing)
3. Using small separate bowls I worked with a little bit of icing at a time and I simply dispersed drops of vegan friendly food dye around the white icing, swirling with a spoon. Adjust the colours/saturation as you’d like.
4. Simply dip and twirl a donut halfway into the icing and gently slide it out and you’ll get that 'galaxy effect’ ;)
5. Dusted with vegan edible food glitter. (Icing instructions in the comments below)
Inspired by @h.rebel 💙Enjoy! #letscookvegan

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DIY Candle Printables and Tutorial from Fall for DIY.

For dozens of candle DIYs (from sushi to surf wax to survival candles) go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/candles

Make these super easy scented DIY Candles, dressing them up with a modern label. Their are recipes for: magnolia, lavender, and vanilla.

These candles are made with soy wax (lots of people like the easy to melt soy pellets found at most craft stores) and essential oils or candle fragrance.

Here are more DIY candle printables that make Dollar Store and drugstore candles look more expensive. You can find these labels at Almost Perfect here.

vegan cheese tip!

so for vegan cheese eaters out there, i know Daiya is super popular! but i have found that bags of Daiya tend to run a little on the pricey side when they’re not on sale (and even then!) and not everyone has the spoons or the time to make their own vegan cheese, so!! 

in comes: trader joe’s vegan mozarella shreds! 

ingredients-wise, it seems pretty similar to Daiya (canola oil, coconut, no soy, etc.) and melts and stretches almost BETTER than Daiya, for at least a dollar or two less and i think the bag generally has a bit more than Daiya shreds. i used them tonight on a frozen veggie pizza from TJ’s and they worked perfectly! as far as storing and the like, the bag does say not to freeze, but after a quick google search, it seems that others have frozen the bags and not had any issues! 

best of luck to you all and enjoy your vegan cheese! :) 

Mixed Berry Donuts with Chocolate Sauce!

Makes 12

Donut Ingredients:

Dry:

1 cup sorghum flour (Or buckwheat, brown rice, plain GF flour)

½ cup almond meal

½ cup coconut sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

Wet:

2 flax ‘eggs’ (1 flax egg = 1 tbsp of flax meal mixed with 3 tbsp water left to set for 5 minutes)

¾ cup soy milk (Or any other plant based milk)

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 cup frozen mixed berries

Chocolate sauce ingredients:

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

3-4 tbsp maple syrup (Depending how sweet you prefer your chocolate)

Simply whisk together the three ingredients, followed by spreading over the baked donuts with a knife.

Method:

1.      Preheat the oven to 170 degrees c (fan forced) and grease a donut tray.

2.      In a bowl, combine together all of the dry ingredients.

3.      Whisk the soy milk and melted coconut oil into the dry ingredients.

4.      Next, add in the flax ‘eggs’.

5.      Lastly, fold in the mixed berries until combined.

6.      Transfer the mixture into the prepared donut pan. Makes approx 12 donuts.

7.      Put the donuts into the oven and bake for 30 minutes until golden.

8.      Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before icing with the chocolate sauce.

9.      Add coconut, goji berries and nuts onto of the donuts if desired. ENJOY!