Thursday, April 20, 2017

The All Natural Face vegan cosmetics

Love this indie company that makes as their name suggests, all natural vegan cosmetics. They have a variety of face powder, blush, eyeshadows, lip products, mascara etc. You can find them on Etsy. I have tried one of their bronzers before called Warmth which is very pretty. Today I received an eyeshadow called Cherry Bomb that I've been wanting for my collection. 

I got the eyeshadow plus two samples- an eyeshadow called Mystique and a gel medium for using eyeshadow powder as eyeliner.

Cherry Bomb is a gorgeous deep red with bluish duochrome. Mystique looks grey in the jar but is a gorgeous silvery grey with light violet duochrome. So pretty!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Gardein vegan meatballs simmered in BBQ sauce and pineapple over instant mash. Quick and easy lunch!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuscan minestrone soup.

Recipe from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. I left out the pasta and used potatoes instead.
Simple yet so satisfying!
Another view of yesterday's raisin bread. So flavorful and tender.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Boiled raisin cake and tea.

3 pm and I'm beat taking care of baby. He's down for a nap right now. Looked forward to this all day. Easy to make boiled raisin cake and a hot cup of tea. I used half sultanas and half cranberries. You can find the recipe at all 
Hank is growing up so fast. 8 weeks old now.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Soup and Sandwich.

Broccoli, kale and white bean soup flavored with Italian herbs, garlic and olive oil. Yummy.

Another hummus, beet, avocado sandwich!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Another beet/hummus sandwich!

This was awesome. Warm pita topped with hummus, garlic spread, cucumber, beets, lemon juice and tahini.

New vegan makeup!

Fabled Fragrances in 4 shades, 3 of them are matte.

Mahogany, Chestnut, Mushroom, Pendragon.

Tater Rounds in 2 matte shades.

And 2 shades from Aromaleigh. Two samples as well which I forgot to switch! Maybe later.

Top 2 from Tater Rounds in Flowing Fields and Moss. Bottom 2 from Aromaleigh in Sweet Melvin and Remember Me.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wacky Cake.

If you google "wacky cake" you will find a depression era recipe for chocolate cake that uses no eggs, but instead vinegar and baking soda to make the cake rise. A lot of vegans swear by this recipe. It makes a delicious and tender cake. The frosting recipe is just margarine, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla and soymilk whipped together.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Beets n Hummus.

Warm a pita. Spread hummus on it. Top with spinach, sliced or shredded beets, avocado, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper. So good!

Monday, March 27, 2017


I made a delicious French lentil soup with Dino kale. Nice to eat real food instead of frozen veggies burgers and chips!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Quick Chilaquiles Casserole!

Fastest recipe to prepare when you've got a baby waiting for you. Simmered a quick sauce of sautéed onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes and spices. Then I layered tortilla chips, black beans and corn from a can, the tomato sauce, vegan mayo and a bit of cheese and threw it in the oven for 45 minutes.  It was yummy!

Photo of baby.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Banana bread.

Made this gorgeous bread this morning with 2 very ripe bananas. So sweet and delicious with coffee or tea.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

No new food pics today.

Hey all! Nothing new today in food. Since Hank was born three weeks ago today, I've been living on Boca burgers, sandwiches, baked Lays chips and sometimes soups if I have time to make it! I miss making nice meals but hopefully I'll get to do that again soon. In the meantime here are some pics of Hank Bowie!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Some eats.

I've had precious little time to prepare meals so Mr. Mouse has been so helpful with my meals and also with the babe. Here is a delicious Gardein fish fillet sandwich with tartar sauce made with mayo and relish.

These are amazing pizzas with Gardein meatballs and Trader Joe's mozzarella. I had a packet of ready made dough in the fridge but it had gone bad so I used pita bread and sandwich loaf. Turned out great!

Recent pic of Hank Bowie, now 2 weeks old. How is it that newborn babies change so much everyday? Blows my mind. Enjoying every little moment!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Welcome Baby Mouse!

Just wanted to pop in to let you all know that my baby was born on February 11th at 9:38pm via c-section. I labored for 17 hrs and tried everything I could to deliver him the normal way. Baby was too big and wouldn't come out! So after a quick surgery, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful sound of my baby's cries and the exclamation of the Doctor and nurses  saying "He's a big baby!!!" I cried and cried and when they brought him over to us and placed him into my husband's arms, I was smitten. 

It was an amazing experience and an emotional one. It'll be one week tomorrow that we've had him and we are so very thankful. I cry every time I tell my birth story or even think about it. I am so glad we are all happy and healthy.

 Introducing Baby Hank. 
Edited to add: His name is Henri Bowie (aka Hank)!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Locali sandwich and buffalo cauliflower.

Hungry Hungry Hippie sandwich.

Hummus, tempeh bacon, cucumber, avocado, red onion, red pepper and arugula.

Homemade buffalo cauliflower.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tofu and mushroom cheesesteak sandwich.

God dang this was gooood! You should try it. Pan fry firm tofu slices seasoned with soy sauce and black pepper. Set aside. Sauté sliced red onion and green peppers in olive oil until tender and onions are caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Sauté sliced mushrooms in olive oil, soy sauce and black pepper. Mix mushrooms with onion and peppers.
To assemble sandwich, cut up tofu into strips and fry in a hot pan until browned and then add some mushroom/onion/peppers. Heat through, and then place a slice of Daiya cheese on top then cover pan to melt the cheese. Slather some mayo on a French roll and transfer the melty mixture into your roll. Close up the sandwich and eat while it's still hot and gooey!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Native Foods lunch and vegan burrito.

Went to Native Foods on Wednesday with my folks. We had a massive lunch.

I had my fave BBQ chopped salad. I love big salads.

Dad had the Bangkok Curry Bowl. He liked it.

Mom had the Native Chopped Salad. She drowned it in mango line dressing. She loved it.

We all shared the chili cheese fries which are so delicious. The cashew cheese is tasty. We also had two cupcakes, chocolate ganache and carrot cream cheese. Yummmm.

Here's a burrito I made for dinner last night. It's filled with refried beans, veggie ground crumbles, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and taco sauce.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cookie Time!

My dear friend Cam came over today to bake cookies and spend time together. I'm officially on maternity leave yay!

She made Anzac biscuits which are a delicious combination of oats, sugar, butter (earth balance) and coconut! She used 1/2 palm sugar, 1/2 regular sugar in this recipe.

My cookie contribution was a yummy double chocolate chunk cookie. Never made these before and I was pleased they turned out great. I added 1 tsp each of espresso powder and coffee flavoring to deepen the chocolate flavor.

First batch with a medium cookie scoop made large cookies.