Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pacifica products

These products are vegan and they smell fantastic. They offer candles, perfumes, soaps, lotions, and more.

They have a scent for everyone. They categorize their scents into 4 categories -florals, fruits, herbs and spices, and woods and resins.
My favorite is Hawaiian Ruby Guava. Its fun and tropical.

You can find these products at Whole Foods, some natural food stores, on their website pacificaperfume.com, on amazon.com and sometimes you can even find the products at TJMaxx (at discounted prices, which is nice).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vegan Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream

I am back. I have been vegan one year and one month and I wont lie, I had a few hiccups in the road.  Don't get me wrong, I didn't stray from being vegan, I just went for the easy way out too many times (vegan processed foods). I am back on course however and want to share some recipes that I have been back piling. Since I haven't posted in awhile I will honor you all with a very easy dessert first. 

Prep time: 1 day
Cook time: 5 minutes
Tools: Ziploc bag, small blender, spoon

2 yellow bananas (some brown spots are okay)
~1/4 c almond milk (you can use soy or coconut milk as well)

Directions: One day in advance, peel bananas and place them into a ziploc bag. Then put them into the freezer.  After a day, take the bananas out of the freezer, slice them into quarters -try not to hold them for too long in your hand as they will thaw more quickly- place them into a blender. Add about half the milk. Turn on blender. Continue to add milk -depending on the size of the bananas you may need to add more milk than just 1/4 cup - until the mixture is just thin enough to blend thoroughly in the blender. You want it too be blended well but still the thickness of ice cream.

Notes: I use a Magic Bullet to make this as I find it to be just the right size to blend this to perfection.

It's just that easy! And oh so good!