*Please note: I recently updated Dragon Bowl post to include some new photos. You may notice some of the vegetable ingredients are different from the recipe. Also, the original images did not include an egg. If you are looking to make a vegan version, simply omit the egg! I’ve included the original photos at the bottom of the post incase you are attached to them for some strange reason. If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you might be wondering if I eat anything but dessert and smoothies. If I could get away with it, I’d be eating brownies 24/7, but alas, the body needs nutrients. I’m a much better baker/sweet maker than I am savoury chef. Although, I have a strange and inexplicable gift for South East Asian cooking. Go figure. One common evening meal in The Blenderist household is Dragon Bowls. Why are they called Dragon Bowls? I have no idea, that is what they call them at a famous vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver called The Naam. My bowls don’t follow any …
I originally posted this raw vegan carrot cake recipe in January of 2015. Since then, it’s become one of my most popular recipes. I hated the original photos, so I made the cake again and took new photos. You can view the original photos at the end of the post. This post includes some affiliate links. I love carrot cake but I would be mad at you if you served it to me on my birthday. It’s perfectly fine for an afternoon tea, but on my birthday I want chocolate. Don’t even get me started on ice cream cakes. I have opinions.
Have you tried to eat an overripe mango? They are so messy, you can’t easily cut them into cubes. Your best bet is scooping out the fruit and using it in a smoothie. I had two, large, overripe mangos sitting on my counter just begging to be made in to a Vegan Mango Lassi. A Lassi is a yogurt based beverage that has it’s roots in India and Pakistan. Traditionally, it is dairy based but I made mine with So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk and So Delicious Coconut Beverage.
I’m taking a break from marathon watching House of Cards in order to write this post. Everyone needs to power through the season so we can talk about it without spoilers. I’ve got theories I want to discuss and I can’t until everyone is caught up. So get to watching, okay?! That way we will have something to talk about other than “the dress“.
I swore I wouldn’t add another pumpkin recipe the glut. I’m going back on my word because I accidentally ordered 6 HUGE cans of pumpkin puree from my grocery delivery service. I’m drowning in pumpkin and I have to use it up! I recently found out that I have to move and I’ll be damned if I’m packing giant cans of pumpkin. So, that means pumpkin smoothies for everyone!
I’ve been hoarding this recipe away for several weeks. I was waiting for a rainy day, a literal rainy day. The rainy season has come. In Vancouver, that season lasts 9 bazillion months. Boooooooo! My misfortune is your gain because when the weather is crappy, I head straight to the kitchen for comfort. Today’s cup of comfort comes in the form of drinking chocolate.
I know what your thinking. It’s fall, get over the tropical beverages. It’s time to move on. I’m truly in denial about the changing season. It’s just heating up south of the Equator and I can’t forget my readers in that hemisphere. Also, I had a pineapple that needed to be eaten. This is typical of the smoothie creation process in my house; open the fridge and decide what needs to be eaten before it becomes compost. I know that sounds gross, but I’m doing my part to reduce food waste! Besides, sometimes overripe fruit is the best fruit for a smoothie. The texture might be too mushy to eat, but the natural sugars are often at their peak sweetness. When pineapples are overripe, they start to taste a little boozy. This is not a bad thing when you are making a Pina Colada green smoothie! There is no actual booze in this smoothie, but go ahead and add some if you are crunk like that.
When I heard that Starbucks was releasing their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year. I knew I had to get a jump on the seasonal beverages. I don’t typically buy flavoured lattes because they are typically loaded with stuff I don’t want to drink. Recently, people have been scandalized to find out that the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks doesn’t actually contain pumpkin. Surprise!
Do you prefer peaches or nectarines? I’m a nectarine girl. Peaches are okay, but I can do without the fuzz. We get beautiful nectarines in British Columbia. They are one of my favourite fruits, but the season is relatively short. I really should can some this year! To celebrate this special fruit, I decided to make a simple baked nectarine. If you are a peach person, you can make a baked peach. The method is the same.
A terrible thing has happened. I have run out of coffee. Don’t cry for me, I have a back-up plan.