Thursday, May 19, 2016

Random Food Pr0n

Gochujang glazed tofu with steamed broccoli over jasmine rice. I mix Gochujang (San - J brand), rice vinegar, soy sauce and a Sriracha together and pour over extra firm tofu after frying a bit, continue to fry so you get it all caramelized and tasty. Post gym meals usually look like this on the weeknight.

I went up to the counter to pay for lunch at Blossom Vegan and saw slices of mocha chocolate cake and was like 'please bring me a slice with two spoons to share with my dude!"... 

Vegan mint milk shake split for two via Saturn Cafe. We usually get the loteria meets Star Wars table in the back! I like ordering pancakes and french fries - because I can! 

 Even when they spell my name wrong this drink is super yum. Coconut milk vanilla bean frap + a banana blended in minus the whip cream. Tip: just get it with coconut milk, soy milk makes it taste watery and gross!

These are just a few of the things I have been munching on....  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Souley Vegan Po Boy Delight

Matt and I turned on DDD  - Food Network to see our town featured. First up though they showcased Souley Vegan in Oakland - a place we have been to before. We were both happy to see a 100% vegan place on Food Network. The item that stood out most was the Po Boy. We both decided we have to get one next time in town.
The menu online only sates a 'shrimp' version is offered but the restaurant menu offers a 'chicken' version. Both of us are not a fan of seafood like tastes so we opted for the seitan based chicken. Our food came out fast but the side of fries did not appear on our plates so we had to ask for them and got indifferent looks. Same with the hot sauce - once on the table - free flowing, now served in a dinky lil bowl. One bite of the sandwich though I was happy! First time in weeks I said how much I enjoyed eating and was hungry. Each lil seitan nugget was crunchy and flavorful. The veggies are crisp and cooling. A big sloppy sandwich but sure worth the mess!

We have found the food in the past mediocre here but this sandwich was awesome. It had loads of flavor - something we found lacking in the past. Try it with a cayenne lemonade (my fave drink!)  like I did!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Still Ill

The sinus infection I have been battling has been dwindling in severity over the last few weeks. I was on antibiotics and continue using my inhaler. Since taking the antibiotics my taste buds have been thrown off, nothing tastes right but I hope that now that I have finished them I can taste food again. I am really tired still and have coughing spells. Now Matt is under the weather...ugh!

A few things that have helped us feel better include: sleep (for me sometimes at least 12 hours), Umcka Cold Care SyrupRicola Origina, tea,  soft foods (when it was to difficult to chew for me),  Olbas Nose Inhaler and more sleep.

I hope to get back into the groove of things again. Right now I need a nap!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Recently I bought and tried Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.They are vegan and if you buy them in bag form, they come individually wrapped. This makes them perfect for tucking into a lunchbox or putting a few in the freezer for  lends a salty kick to the mix. These remind me of the specialty peanut butter cups that came out during holidays I enjoyed as a child, one treat I always looked forward too. 
I bought these at Target and will most likely buy them again. It is nice finding new vegan treats when you least expect it!

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Few Makeup Things I Like Right Now

Here are a few things that are in rotation in my daily makeup routine. As always everything is cruelty free and vegan.

Makeup Revolution - Iconic 3 Redemption Palette: I bought the palette hearing that it is a dupe for Urban Decay Naked palette. Actually all 3 icon palette have been reported as UD Naked dupes. At $7 it is a steal and unlike UD these are vegan and cruelty free. I like the matte shades the best, I found the glitter dark brown burgundy shade (last shade on the right) had a lot of fall out (which I am sure is common with glitter shades - I try to avoid them). They all blend nicely though and the middle colors get a lot of use in my makeup looks. I will most likely go back for the other two.

I am more of a liquid matte lipstick fiend lately but could not pass up this set of Anastasia Beverly Hills Lustrous Lip Gloss Set $40 considering each gloss in the set individually retails at $16. The shades range from a true sheer gloss to a deep opaque hue. The darkest color Black Cherry is really rich and opaque. I really like the litter shades for layering and creating a dimensional lip look.

The boyfriend bought me a ELF Contouring Brush and it is great for the cheek, chin and forehead area. The dense bristles deposit color nicely. I am not a contouring artist but I do use bronzer to help me define my cheekbones.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Issue Of Cemetery Gates Out Now

It is finally here: Cemetery Gates Volume 4! 28 pages of cemetery adventure, death culture and an interview with modern mourning jewelry designer Wisp. Each issue comes with a 1" button and will help fund future projects.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Celebrating National Pet Day

I want to give lots of love to the two fur balls in my life that are helping me celebrate National Pet Day as well as one special guy who carried a big chunk of my heart when he passed. I love you!

Never trust a long tail and a smile...

All this fluff is perfect for cuddling....

 Will always be in my heart.