Vegan Avocado Ice Cream
Vegan Avocado Ice Cream
I want to tell you something…I am not much of a chip fan. Tortilla chips, potato chips, even veggie chips. It’s not that I hate them, but, meh. I have always been more of a pretzel girl. Now pretzels are something delicious.
Do you love the scent of pineapple? I do. When I am selecting one to buy, I always turn it over and smell it. I think the best ones have a faintly sweet smell just floating on the air. Man, I love that fruit.
Each time I go to Hawaii, I always come across pineapple shortbread cookies, entirely full of butter and not vegan. I’ve never tasted them, but decided to start experimenting. I found a lovely little coconut-pineapple jam at a farmer’s market and one of my only regrets is making the thumbprint much too small. There’s freeze-dried, pulverized pineapple in the dough, but I still think they need a little something extra.
I’m sitting here a little warm and tingly from my kombucha (which I like more than wine….I said it.) and I thought I’d come on over here to share an exciting new opportunity in the field of hummus. And by that, I mean a simple recipe, starring my beloved taro, the king of roots.
Inspired by the addictive, absurdly delicious hummus I ate at Merriman’s Kapalua with one of my oldest and dearest friends. Delicious vegan options there, so check it the next time you’re on Maui and want something fancy!
One of my favorite memories of my life is of picking oranges. I was little. The sky was clear and blue and the sun was shining in the way that southern California does, big and bright. The air in the grove had this overwhelming sweet smell and mixed with those beautiful orange orbs against the green leaves of the trees, I was in love! Birds and rustling leaves and joy. Ever since, I have always loved picking fruit.
I grew up loving oranges and tangerines, but never got to experience the blood orange until I was much older. Now they are one of my loves. This cake is amazing. It’s one of the incredible creations from Eat the Love, but in vegan form. I’m going to proclaim that it’s one of the best cakes I’ve ever made. Forgive the sunken appearance–it did not sink in the middle, I just put it on the wrong size plate.
Blood Orange & Coconut Velvet Cake
” If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
What a lovely feeling it is, to have a book or film transport you some place magical, that you fall in love with. It’s one of my favorite feelings, which I’m quite sure is shared throughout most of the human race. There are very mixed reviews among fans about Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Hobbit, but all I will say is that I like them. That is not to say that I don’t have a few opinions on this or that, but I stand by them and by Peter Jackson’s vision of them. And how grateful I am and glad that they were even made at all, as during many points since The Lord of the Rings and now, the odds were not in their favor.
Let me tell you something about myself that you may not know, Joe Rogan (love whoever gets that reference); I LOVE The Lord of the Rings. I love The Hobbit. I love Tolkien. I love the books, films and most everything having to do with them. For some people, it’s Star Wars and for others it’s Doctor Who, but when it comes to my nerd side, it’s all about Middle Earth for me.
I first fell in love with LOTR when I was 12 or 13 (can’t remember). My cousins had given one big copy of all of the books to my brother as a gift. I just remember sneaking it into my room and diving in. It wasn’t until I was about 17 that I read its prequel, The Hobbit, and subsequently loved it….although I did grow up watching that cheesy cartoon version of it.
Proof of Nerdery: Me & pretend Erebor-