December 19 – Day 354

For National Oatmeal Muffin Day, I whipped up a batch of ‘my’ muffins.

By ‘my’ muffins, I mean, I didn’t really follow a recipe, I just followed my heart

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This batch involved flax seed, peanut butter, oats, salt, baking soda, OAT MEAL, chocolate chips, salt, maple syrup, slivered almonds … the usual vegan suspects

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They turned out pretty good !

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December 16 – Day 351

I spoke too soon, last post, when I said I thought the last of my sucrose laden national holiday themes were coming to an end.

National Chocolate Covered Anything prompted one last kick at the proverbial sugar ridden cat for me!

Chocolate covered Twizzlers!

Just look at the sun beaming in on these teeth rotting little treats.. they were pretty good

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December 15 – Day 350

One thing I will definitely not miss when this Celebrate Everyday… Literally project is over is having to arbitrarily eat sugary nonsense !!

National Cupcake Day will mark one of my last sucrose loaded holiday

These are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing with tiny sprinkles – known as Hundreds and Thousands in Australia, FYI.

Yummy AF

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December 7 – Day 342

Cotton Candy was one of my favourite things as a kid. I used to love when ‘the fair’ (Thomas Amusements) would come to town so I could get my paws on it

It was also my favourite scent – any lip gloss or perfume or shampoo that smelled like it was a total shut-up-and-take-my-money moment

I didn’t even know where to find cotton candy for National Cotton Candy Day

Luckily Bulk Barn came through in a pinch

As an adult, who is not nearly as sugar crazed, I now get to see it for the beautiful, colourful cloud-like bundle of aesthetic wonder that it is

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This lot looks like sparrow

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This one looks like a cumulus cloud

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This one a cirrus cloud

I feel like I could start an Instagram all about it – shapes of cotton candy, the modern day Rorschach test

November 29 – Day 334

National Rice Cake

The food I always forget about but honestly think is great

I generally go for the brown rice cakes, when I am eating them for real (like with hummus and avocado, or with PB & banana), but for this holiday, I went ‘crrrazzzzyy’ by getting some dill pickle flavoured rice cake chips

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Pure salt and MSG no doubt

But I’ll be damned if they didn’t take a mean photo

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November 28 – Day 333

Being National French Toast Day meant … IMG_5585.JPG

French Toast !!!!!

100% vegan – 100% homemade! I used my super duper fancy domestic goddess vegan whole wheat flax bread   then made a concoction based on what varying parties on the internet said to do

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Nothing seemed ‘quite right’ so I had to go with my ‘gut’ :

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of almond/cashew/coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • Whole wheat bread 
  • berries & coconut for garnish

Combine the first 8 things into a pasty solution. Dip bread. Fry. When golden brown, remove and garnish

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This was totally fine but very smooshy and gooshy. I would definitely put forth more effort next time finding a recipe that has had positive feed back and then not make up something I know nothing about, in the future

 

November 26 – Day 331

As I creep towards the end of this blogging / Instagram process, I realize how much I probably spent at Whole Foods

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This little guy was sitting behind the display case, begging to be ravaged the National Cake Day 

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There is something so serene and soothing about these photos, I don’t know .. looking at them is kinda like going to a silent retreat

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November 20 – Day 325

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

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This, was, like, so easy

TWO INGREDIENTS

I took my vegan dark chocolate chipsimageService.jpeg

And heated the up with my Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread

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Like, just in a pan on the stove

When it all began to melt, I stirred it all together, then poured into a parchment paper lined dish and sprinkled with shaved coconut

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Then refrigerated

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Then mangled them while trying to cut them into bite sized cubes

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It’s the taste that counts

 

November 13 – Day 318

National Indian Pudding Day

My research proved that Indian Pudding typically involves dairy (grow-dy) and then vegan versions were all over the place.

So I totally went out on an offensive cultural appropriative limb and just made up my own based on what I saw going on

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Using chia seeds, home made cashew milk, cinnamon, cardamom, and pistachios, I made my take on an Indian Pudding

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Hope it’s not horrifying to everyone – the last thing I need is Indian Twitter calling me Becky ….

It was slimy and not really something I will do again, for the record

November 10 – Day 315

Awww National Vanilla Cupcake brought me to a new little place in Vancouver that I’d never been to- Fairy Cakes.

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It was the sweetest little bake shop with an assortment of different vegan things

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There was a true home made flavour to this tiny fella. It was just the right amount of sweetness and cakiness

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It’s always nice to ‘get out of the house’ and go to a new neighbourhood and this was ‘icing on the cake’ 😉