Monday, March 27, 2017

Vegan Fried Chicken Crawl - East Bay

Recently my dude and I had a few days in one week in the East Bay. I decided to try out all the vegan chicken options so I can work on my own at home. Here is my rundown. Clockwise from top.

Souley Vegan: Chicken and Waffles. This was the least favorite chicken I had. It was seitan based and we both found it rubbery - which can happen with seitan that is worked to much. Too bad because the waffle was like the best waffle every - moist and cloud like.

Butcher's Son: The Classic Chicken Sandwich. The best chicken from the three above. Crispy and flavorful. The bread was perfect, kinda sweet smelling, I swore it smelled like a donut! The slaw added a light crunch to the sandwich. I tend to always order a chicken sandwich at Butcher's Son - they are always good!

Hella Vegan Eats: Chicken and Biscuit Burger: Really good! Big fat piece of chicken - nicely seasoned. The biscuit was top notch - really buttery and fluffy. I think the apple slaw and pickles was what distracted me from the burger. I think one could be eliminated and things would be better. The fries were top notch and tasty!

Back to the test kitchen working on my own chicken!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

I have been neglecting my blog - sorry. I did release a new issue of TSAHG and hope to have another issue out by the first week of April. I also released a mini zine of  90s chola doodles - you can even color them! I am learning that taking my time is okay, not to push myself when things are not going as well as I want them too, I will continue making zines!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hello My Name Is Vol 2 - Seeking Submissions

I am putting out another issue of Hello My Name Is zine - a zine that I started to end stigma associated with mental illness and those that have it. I did not plan on doing an issue #2 but after such a warm response at EBABZ on issue 1, I am doing another issue. 

What I am looking for: I would like a selfie of you and you to fill in these blanks Hello my name is and I have ______mental illness____ but that _____offer up something positive____. 

Example: Hello my name is Kendy, I have OCD/anxiety but that does not stop me from being an awesome cat mom.

Keep it short and sweet. Please send in your photo and completed mini story by Jan 30 2017. My email is missmuffcake{a} Each contributor gets a copy of course.

Monday, November 7, 2016

This Is Not A Test

Sorry I up and vanished in the middle of my 13 Days of Halloween postings. Matt got sick, we had stuff to do and I had a few killer anxiety attacks since then. So please accept my apologies. I am working on a new issue of Cemetery Gates that involves a lot of research, doing a bit of self care and trying to just chill the fuck out. I hope everything is going swell for you!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 5 - Cruelty Free & Creepy Cosmetics

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It is so cool to find makeup nowadays that is not only unusual with their color choices but also cruelty free and vegan. A decade ago it was harder to find cool cosmetics that satisfied my dark side as well as lived up to my cruelty free checklist. Here are a few of my fave companies and product picks that keep me looking drop dead spooky!

Makeup Monster's Cosmetics: I love their liquid lipsticks. They make some lovely gray shades such as Wolfsbane - a fave of mine. 100% vegan line.

My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics: I heard of MPZ before checking out their booth at Sinister Creature Con but had brought anything. They have some pretty shade shifting colors and wear nicely. They get bonus points for helping cats in need through SNAP CATS. Vegan products marked.

Melt Cosmetics: Has really great colors for the eyes and lips. Their stack in Rust is something I use daily. The quality of their products us top notch so do not let the price tag turn you off. Vegan products marked.

Lunatics Cosmetic Labs: Home of the coffin shaped eyeshadow palettes! The Supernatural collection is perfect for daily use. The colors blend nicely. The lipsticks go on sheer and I like layering them over matte colors. 100% vegan.

Medusa's Makeup: Has great long lasting lipsticks that I really like. Their highlighters are really great and I use them pretty much daily. I subscribe to their monthly box and love the full sized products I have gotten. Vegan products marked switching over to 100% vegan.

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 6 - Celebrating With Friends

I am lucky to have friends that love Halloween as much as I do. Even though most of my pals live far away the mail lets us celebrate in hauntingly fun ways!

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Also I have gotten some great cards from my friends. Card sending and recieving makes my heart warm!

Thanks for being my friend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 7 - Pumpkin Dandies Review

I finally got my paws on a bag of Pumpkin Dandies Marshmallows over the weekend. I saw them online last year and this year but never found them in store till I was in Whole Foods (Arden - Sacramento) last Saturday. My mistake was I bought one bag - I should have bought more! Hopefully I can get a few more bags because these lil fluffy sweet morsels are divine!

First up I made Matt and I each a cup of cashew milk hot cocoa topped with a fistful of Dandies - yum! It was the perfect end of the day treat. The pumpkin flavor blended well into the dark chocolate coco I served up. it was like having a coffee house treat at home. As I was making the cocoa Mady had to sample them and was purring with happiness.

I made crispy treats yesterday with them. The mini marshmallows melted perfectly (in the past the bigger sizes tended not to melt fast enough unless I cut them down into thirds). The marshmallows made the brown rice cereal I used taste like fall. Perfect! I paired a treat with a cup of tea and I was in heaven!

These are so tasty! They make pumpkin spice special. Dandies vegan marshmallows are the best thing since sliced bread! They have the ability to bring back memories and create new ones!