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Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen vegan waffles
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. vegan margarine (try Earth Balance brand)
  • 1 vegan sausage patty (we ♥ Gardein brand)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Instructions

• Toast the frozen waffles according to the package directions.
• Melt ½ tablespoonful of the vegan margarine in a frying pan on medium heat and cook the vegan sausage patty for about 5 minutes.
• Place the patty between the waffles and top with the remaining butter. Drizzle with the maple syrup and enjoy!

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Fun with chocolate fudge ice cream. It was about 2 tablespoons and it looks like he bathed in a gallon of it.

He’s so much fun when I get home from work. Always excited to see me and ready to play.

Being a dad is some cool shit in so many ways.

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Just in time for a trek to Star Trek: Las Vegas, these coconut cookies are quick to put together, and simple to pack.  While they do not contain Quadrotriticale, it’s still a good idea not to feed these to your tribbles.  You’ll just get fat tribbles.  

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz shredded coconut, sweetened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP white sugar

Method:

  1. Whip the eggs in a bowl until they are light and foamy. 
  2. Toss in the coconut until it is evenly coated.  
  3. Add your sugar and cocoa powder.  Mix well. 
  4. Grease a cookie sheet.  I scoop these out with a tablespoon to keep them puffy, but you can flatten them if you want bigger, crispier cookies.  Bake about 15 minutes at 350F.  
  5. Store these in an airtight bag or container for a few days, or freeze them for a month or so!  

Another day, another huge bowl of nicecream 🍌 This one was strawberry, with raspberries, carob sauce and some raw cookie dough 🍪 Who needs Ben N Jerrys when you can have this?! 😜 Recipe for the cookie dough: Place 80g of oats in a blender and pulse a couple of times to chop the oats into small pieces. Add in 6-7 medjool dates and pulse to combine them with the oats. Pour in 2 heaped tablespoons of natural peanut butter, 2Tbsp of maple syrup and pulse until everything sticks together. Stir in a couple of Tbsp of cacao nibs, and shape the mixture into balls 🍪

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Sometimes we need sweets, but sometimes those sweets seem to be impossible to make healthy. Luckily, I found one that can be “healthily” baked (hooray for avoiding oil!) and made vegan (hooray for vegan!). I have personally made these and they are delicious, especially when made in a mini doghnut tin and covered in sprinkles!

Vegan Peanut Butter Doughnuts

makes 6 large doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 & ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • ¾ cup soymilk (or whatever non-dairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts + more for topping if desired

chocolate glaze:

  • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)

peanut butter glaze:  

  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)  
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the peanut butter, vanilla extract and soy milk together in a small container and set aside. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg into a large bowl.
  2. Add the peanut butter/ soy milk mixture to the sifted dry mixture. Add in the chopped nuts and stir to combine. Do NOT overmix!!!!
  3. Put the batter into either a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off to pipe it into your doughnut pan. Fill the pan to about ¾ full in each doughnut.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes (if you want to test it insert a toothpick and pull it out. If there are a few crumbles of cake on it or it is clean that’s fine. If it’s gooey let them bake a little longer.) Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then pull them out. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes longer.
  5. Making the glazes - You can make both but you won’t need that much glaze for 6 doughnuts. If making both I suggest cutting one of the recipes in half (like the chocolate if you want to do a chocolate drizzle after dipping them in peanut butter glaze) but if you don’t mind having some leftover you can make the full batch. Whatever works best for you.
  6. For both glaze recipes mix all of the ingredients on the list together in a small bowl. Add a bit of extra soy milk (or favorite non dairy milk) if you need to thin it out a bit.  
  7. Once the doughnuts have cooled slightly you can dip them into the glaze. Make sure to get the excess off before flipping them right side up. You can always dip them 1 time or let them set up and dip a second time. Let the glaze set for several minutes. Then take the other glaze (if desired) and drizzle it over top. Then you can top them with more chopped nuts.
  8. Serve up with a big glass of non-dairy milk and enjoy!  

Serve up this sensational Kale Minestrone Soup by the Vocal Vegan to all your friends and family! This hearty, flavorful soup is this week’s featured Sanctuary Sweets lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 6 small yukon gold potatoes chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 bunches of kale chopped (we used curly kale, but any kale would work)
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat elbow macaroni pasta
  • Preparation:
  • In a large soup pan (8 quarts minimum), saute the onion and garlic in oil until the onion is translucent (~5 minutes).
  1. Add broth, water, parsley, potatoes, celery, carrots, basil, bay leaf, tomatoes and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30 - 40 minutes until the veggies are tender.

  2. Add chick peas, kidney beans, kale and pasta.  Simmer another 20 minutes.   Season with salt and pepper and serve!!  Yum!


Recipe and photo credit to:
http://www.vocalvegan.com/2011/05/kale-minestrone-soup/ 

anonymous asked:

"How is she not dead" you seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the female reproductive system. A female can lose A LOT of blood during a reproductive cycle (a period), and there's no reason it wouldn't occur through a few weeks or a few days or a few hours. iow: grow up.

Aww my first anon hate (gonna frame this). Any whooo back to proving you wrong. The average woman looses 3-4 tablespoons of blood during a reproductive cycle (a period, yeah believe it or not I know what “reproductive cycle” means) in the clip however she is literally in a pool of her own blood

And leaving a trail of blood all over the grocery store to the point where people are tripping in it 

So if the human body has about 5 liters of blood and anything above 10% blood loss (or half a liter) would result in medical problems I would say in the video she lost about 2 liters of blood in just 90 seconds and thus at the bare minimum she would be unconscious. If she didn’t get any medical attention she could likely die of blood loss.

But guess what my little bundle of joy, it’s a comedy movie! So it’s just suppose to be funny and ridiculous, I said how is she not dead cause it was so ridiculously hilarious to see her just casually acting relatively calm about this crazy period (and the old lady saying “help I’ve fallen” referencing the ‘help I’ve fallen and I cant get up” commercial was hilarious). I didn’t say it because I was a pompous self righteous wannabe activist who wanted to point out the medical inaccuracies of a freaking comedy movie, but if you like being one of those fake activists who makes me, and other members of our community, look like pretentious children by having to be right (although you don’t even know what you’re talking about) all the time be my guest, just for your sake keep it out of my blog.

For anyone who wants a laugh here’s the actual video 

anonymous asked:

Can you please expand on the yoghurt and egg thing? Does your hair have to be wet when u put it on? Shampoo before and after or only after? Conditioner? Please help it sounds really interesting and my hairs horrible rn :///

i did it when my hair was dry and focused on the roots a bit more and after an hour just shampoo n condition but focus the shampoo on ur roots n conditioner on the ends (it’s hard to get out but it’s worth it) don’t wash your hair before it you’ll just make it dry….also if ur interested in the amount then i used 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of yogurt nd a lil but of lemon juice but my hair’s p long so u might have to change the amount

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Your favorite fish cracker made at home – and it is SUPER easy.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Water

Preparation Instructions

  1. Pulse everything (except water) together in the food processor until the dough resembles coarse sand.
  2. Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Remove dough from the processor, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes. You can use a toothpick to make the eyes and smile if desired. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  6. Makes approximately 7 dozen crackers.

I just did that sugar scrub thing from that caps-locky post going around, and omg it’s so EASY! :O!!! 

I used 6 tablespoons of white sugar and I didn’t have olive oil so I used 3 tablespoons of soybean oil instead. Also a few drops of lavender essential oil so it smelled good. Gotta smell good. That made enough to fill one of my tiny little glass bowls, which turned out to be just enough to scrub everywhere important. I am super soft rn. Just don’t slip in the shower, because this stuff is oily as hell.

tagged by cinnamon-lady24 because she’s absolutely AWFUL <3

1 what’s you’re favorite linguistic meme (example: me *holds dog* dog *is hold*)?:  does doge count? I find myself speaking in doge a lot, so I guess I’ve become quite fond of it. 
2 most epic cooking failure? that one time I copied down a recipe for mac and cheese to bring to the Halloween potluck I had while I was in Japan this past year and accidentally wrote down “2 cups of flour” instead of “2 tablespoons of flour”. Luckily I figured out by the time I finished my wallpaper glue-thick monstrosity of a dish that I had written something wrong, and luckily I had enough ingredients left over to make a proper batch for the party. 
3 a song that gets you so pumped it could get you out of bed on the morning of the apocalypse?  “Wings of Freedom” by Linked Horizon from “Attack on Titan”. I would kick anyone and everyone’s ass on that morning if that were playing in the background. 
4 16 hot dogs or a box of bees? 16 hot dogs. I’d pawn them off on my younger sister (who loves hot dogs) and she’d probably share them with her friends. 
5 best joke you’ve ever made in your own opinion? anytime I get to make jokes with the words “chill”, “sweet”, and “cool” at my job at the fro yo place 
6 ultimate comfort film/show? My Neighbour Totoro
7 weirdest childhood obsession (10 years old or younger)? medical texts, particularly the workings of internal organs
8 what do you wear as pajamas (if you say “nothing” you will be slapped - everyone wears pajamas at some point)? usually an old t-shirt and shorts/sweatpants, sometimes sweaters, depending on the weather. 
9 favourite sanrio character? as much as he grosses me out, I’d have to say Gudetama. There’s something charming in his creepiness. 
10 middle school or high school? high school, most definitely. I was way less of a misguided dork then than I was in middle school. 
11 listen to “Brodyquest” for the rest of your life or listen to “Nyancat” for the rest of your life? BRODYQUEST, FER SUUUUURE. There’s only so much “nya”-ing that I can handle before I break. 

I tag haberhugs, roonilwazlib-isourking, togetherweliveforever, kittyreads, rhissy, freakannoyance, genello, kbsaysthings,  and battorose to answer these questions:

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

2. Favourite animated character?

3. If you woke up one morning to find that could speak any language fluently, which would it be? 

4.  A box of rabid hamsters or 15 armadillos with leprosy? 

5. Favourite movie you’ve seen recently? 

6. If you could have dinner with any literary character of your choosing, who would it be? 

7. What is your patronus? 

8. How many pillows do you sleep with at a time? 

9. Favourite movie quote?

10. If your soul were a music genre, which genre would it be?

11. Quick! A gaggle of very pissed-off Canadian geese is headed your way, and you have no way to outrun them! What do you do to fend them off?

12. Who would play you in a movie version of your life? 

STRAWBERRY-BASIL ICE CREAM

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries 
  • ¾ cup (tightly packed!) fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Combine cream and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat. Bruise and shred basil and stir in. Bring to a simmer and then remove from heat, allow to sit for one hour. 
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree and mix strawberries, lemon juice, and salt. Set aside. 
  3. Bring the cream mixture back up to a simmer. Whisk egg yolks in a separate bowl and slowly stir in about 1/3 of the cream. Then whisk eggs/cream back into the saucepan with the rest of the cream (this will prevent scrambled eggs!).
  4. Over medium-low heat, warm the custard until it thickens and reads 170 degrees on a thermometer. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature for about half an hour. 
  5. Combine cream/egg mix with strawberries (if your blender is big enough that’s a great way to do it, otherwise just stir). Pour through a fine strainer to remove all those basil bits! 
  6. Chill the mix in the refrigerator for at least three hours, more if you can. Don’t skip this step.
  7. Churn however you normally do with your ice cream maker. I have an electric one and found that it was done churning in under half the time of other recipes I’ve made, so keep an eye. 
  8. Pack into a container and freeze overnight, and then enjoy!

Notes:

  • If you like those little tiny strawberry bits in your ice cream, strain the custard before mixing with the strawberries.
  • 5 yolks is an estimate- I used six, but I used my own eggs and my chickens lay smaller than average eggs. My ice cream’s content may actually be closer to four. 
  • If you have, or know somebody with, lots of strawberry plants, absolutely use those! In my experience homegrown strawberries give ice cream AMAZING flavor, but I used normal store-bought strawberries this time and it still turned out great.
  • It will seem like a lot of basil! It is a lot of basil. I promise it’s not overpowering- I think if (when) I make this again I will actually use more.
  • Freeze the can of the ice cream maker before you use it! It makes it work better. 
  • Adapted from Melissa Clark’s Master Ice Cream Recipe.

ISHTAR - Botanical Clay Mask - Rhassoul Clay and Jasmine

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Ishtar Clay Mask comes in a 4oz bottle.

To use, mix a capful of the mask with a tablespoon of water and apply to your face. Rinse with warm water once it has dried.

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ORGANIC. VEGAN. FAIR TRADE.

Do NOT use if you are allergic to any of the aforementioned ingredients. Always spot test skincare before applying to the face.

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I did so good at breakfast.. then I go to my Aunts & eat a sandwich, chips, & 2 brownies. UGH.

I’m still only at 1,200 calories for the day & it says I need 2,500. That’s not even deducting what I burned off this morning. But I just wish I could trust myself to go somewhere & not eat everything in sight!

Supper will be very light & I will be going for a walk.

And as I always try to see a plus side, I counted out the chips in a serving & only had a tablespoon of dip. I only had 2 small glasses of tea & had water the rest of the time. I didn’t need that second brownie though & I know that!

DIY Apple Pie in the Apple Recipe and Tutorial by girlwhoateeverything at Tablespoon here. There is also another recipe at food.com here. Collage by me but I’ve seen lots of other collages of this type of apple pie with no recipes and no original sources linked. For more festive food go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/food