Thursday, August 18, 2011

Accidental Indi-Mex Chili

This chili recipe sprung from a failed attempt at making lentil burgers inspired by Vegan for 3.33 a Day. I followed her veggie burger recipe but used lentils instead of beans and added curry powder, cumin and tumeric. They would NOT stick together. I am very inexperienced in the world of homemade vegan burgers but I thought they would make a mean chili... so I went for it. Here is my recipe along with some photos. It looks like a lot of ingredients but they are very simple. Enjoy!

Accidental Indi-Mex Chili
Ingredients:
3 Cups cooked Lentils
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 envelope onion soup mix (make sure you have a vegan one!)
curry powder (1/2 to 1 full tablespoon)
tumeric (about a teaspoon)
cumin (about a teaspoon)
1 can hearty tomato soup
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes (with or without green chilis)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can black beans
1 can chickpeas
Additional spices, hot sauce etc to garnish (optional)

Throw all in a HUGE pot and cook over medium to high heat until cooked through. Add additional spices based on personal taste. I hope you like it. :) It is a very quick meal if you have cooked lentils on hand already!




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Friday, August 12, 2011

Thai Tomato Mushroom and Lettuce Sandwich

Long time no see everyone! I miss blogging for all of you. Here is a vegan food post for what I made for a late lunch after a bit of thrift shopping.

Latest creation: Thai Tomato Mushroom and Lettuce.
Step 1: Cook chopped fresh tomatoes and mushrooms in a pan with olive oil and thai chili sauce.
Step 2: Toast bread (I used whole grain)
Step 3: Spread toasted bread with Garden Tomato Pesto. (Gracious Gourmet or make your own)
Step 4: Put lettuce or salad mix on bread.
Step 5: Top with mushroom mixture.
Step 6: Place other slice on top and enjoy!

Sadly I did not get a photo because I was hungry and too excited and I ate both sandwiches! I will probably do a sandwich post at a later date. Would any of you be interested in that? I am going to make a couple of videos for YouTube soon. I got invited to earn revenue from my videos and I am happy and excited! I haven't figured out how to get it set up to work yet though. If anyone knows please let me know! I look forward to blogging and vlogging a lot more!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ITS LAURENNVLOGS :D

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If you were single, would you date someone 10 years older, or does that sound gross?

I have tended to gravitate towards younger men since I feel I have a youthful, fun personality but if I were single age wouldn't matter to me very much. My bf is younger than me but it doesn't bother me. It is about the individual person and your connection.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vegan Beauty Resources

So today I got a package in the mail! :)

Wanna guess what it was?

It was my Vegan Palette from Urban Decay and Tuscan Blood Orange perfume from Pacifica. All packed up in a pretty brown Sephora box. :) It also came with 3 perfume samples... I think 2 of them may be vegan. I am trying to research them. I will get back to you when I know more. I am afraid that I am going to become obsessed with vegan perfumes. I have some solid ones from etsy... and a couple of roll on ones from etsy as well but not many spray perfumes. I would like to start collecting some, especially from Pacifica since the scents are so lovely and available at Sephora and I have a Sephora near me. The boxes and bottles are also lovely so they will look pretty if I ever get a vanity table set up nice in my room.

I plan to play with my palette and post combo ideas and maybe even a tutorial for those interested. I haven't used the palette yet but I may try it out tomorrow.

I was browsing the net looking for other vegan perfumes and makeup and such and wanted to share some sites and blogs related to the topic so check them out below:

Kindly Indulge Me blog about vegan indulgences including makeup, perfumes, food and more relating to a vegan lifestyle

Chic Vegan Blog about cruelty-free and vegan makeup, fashion and more

Cruelty-Free Face Products, companies and video tutorials

My Makeup Mirror List of companies that don't test and offer some if not most or all vegan products.

I am sure all you ladies, vegan or not will enjoy these links and there are even some posts and products that may help the men in your lives. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Long time no see!

I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER... (just about LOL) but I was thinking about some topics I tend to like blogging about: makeup, fashion etc. So I figured I would write a blog entry for all my loyal blog followers who are still with me after all this time. Also hello to the new followers!

So what have I been up to? Well yesterday I went to the big city of NYC with my boyfriend, Brandon and my bff, Quincy. :) I will post some pictures soon but I am still waiting on all pics to be uploaded. There is also some video clips that need uploading and editing so I will do a seperate post about that. :)

In the world of fashion, I have been thrifting now and then lately and have been becoming a bit obsessed with fall fashion, ugly sweaters (which really aren't that ugly in my opinion) and chictopia. Please fan and friend me if you have an account there.

I have been quite lazy with my makeup lately and haven't Konaded in so long. I have misplaced my stampers yet again! I was thinking about posting outfit photos and haul photos and "things I am loving" pics to my blog. So what do you think? What would you like to see?

Some fashion and makeup type items I am lemming right now:

Susan Nichole handbags, particularly Stella and Savannah
Pacifica fragrances, especially the fruity scents such as Tuscan Blood Orange and Brazilian Mango Grapefruit.
The Urban Decay Vegan Palette: beautiful packaging, good reviews and would be my first UD palette and the only thing I own from them beside a blue eyeliner pencil (Deviant I think...)
Nubar nail polishes, most wanted are Peacock Feathers, 2010 and Purple Beach.

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