Make a Mess in the Kitchen

Month: April 2018

Freebie Friday | Recipe Card Printables

Freebie Friday | Recipe Card Printables

We’re back with another freebie printable! This time I’ve given you three options to chose from. All free, high quality and customizable! Which one is your favorite?

To download simply click the corresponding link and you will be directed to the download page. Which freebies would you like to see in the future? Comment below!

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Personal Post | More About Me and My Life

Personal Post | More About Me and My Life

 

Hi friends, I’m back with a personal post! This post will focus on who I am and more about my life in general. I’ve formatted this as a Q&A for an easy read.

Q: How old are you?

A: I am 25 years old.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Chicago, IL, USA

Q: How long have you been vegan? When did you go vegan?

A: I went vegan February 28th, 2016.

Q: What is your job outside of blogging? 

A: A large part of the reason I have been MIA since the end of last year is because of a massive change in my life!  I am currently a graduate student studying for my master’s in museum and exhibition studies. Before that, I was a freelance graphic designer.

Q: Why did you go vegan? 

A: I had started to eliminate animal products out of my diet including dairy and red meat. While on Instagram I came across a vegan challenge that gave you full support in a group with grocery lists, check-ins, resources, and recipes for every meal. I took the plunge and never looked back. After that, I continued to do my research and found that there was more to it than a simple diet change.

Q: Where would you live if money wasn’t a problem?

A: Amsterdam! I lived there for a few months in undergrad and dream of going back almost daily.

Q: Do you have any pets? 

A: My parents have a Norwich Terrier named Henry who I would love to steal and make mine. I have had a horse named Benjamin for almost ten years now who is recently retired and happily lives with some of his best friends.

Q: Is anybody in your family vegan? 

A: Nope! Just me.

Q: Do you know any vegans?

A: I am friends with one vegan activist and a vegetarian, but am always looking for more like-minded friends! Hit me up on IG any time.

Leave your questions down below and I’ll continue this in future posts!

Freebie Friday | Starter Vegan Shopping List

Freebie Friday | Starter Vegan Shopping List

Hi friends! I am back with the original freebie which got a lot of attention when it first was posted. This blog has been through a lot lately from being consistently down to changing hosting sites and then me accidentally deleting all of my posts! Thanks for sticking around and giving continual support.

 

I would love to make these freebie fridays a theme! Let me know what you’d like to see in the comments below. This can include almost anything from more lists, printables, and more!

 

 

To download click the link below!

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Chocolate Frosty Shake

Chocolate Frosty Shake

Chocolate Frosty Shake

April 6, 2018
: 1
: 10 min

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Ingredients
  • 1/2-1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop or 1-2tbsp chocolate protein powder or cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine ingredients into blender until thick and enjoy!
Oil-free Crispy Fries with Dipping Sauces

Oil-free Crispy Fries with Dipping Sauces

Oil-free Crispy Fries with Dipping Sauces

April 5, 2018
: 1
: 45 min
: 90 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Fries:
  • 1-2 potatoes sliced thinly (julienned works)
  • 1-2 cups warm water
  • Spices (bbq rubs, herbs de provence and salt/pepper are great)
  • Smoked Ketchup:
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • Oil-free honey mustard:
  • 8 ounces (1/2 block) silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Oil-free mayo:
  • 8 ounces (1/2 block) silken tofu
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons neutral-tasting vegetable oil, like grapeseed or canola
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or yellow mustard, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or other sweetener, if you like a slightly sweet mayonnaise
  • Oil-free ranch:
  • 1 lb. silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened unflavored non-dairy milk
  • juice of 1 lemon about 3 tbsp.
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
Directions
  • Step 1 Fries:
  • Step 2 Thinly slice potatoes into shoestrings
  • Step 3 Dump into a large bowl then fill with warm water, about 1-2 cups, to cover the potatoes
  • Step 4 Let soak for 10-15 minutes
  • Step 5 Dry with a paper towl then place them on a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Step 6 Preheat oven to 390F and cook for 30-45 minutes
  • Step 7 Once finished dump back into empty bowl and coat with seasonings
  • Step 8 Smoked Ketchup:
  • Step 9 Combine ingredients to taste
  • Step 10 Rest of sauces:
  • Step 11 Press out water
  • Step 12 Combine all ingredients into a blender to taste and to a dressing consistency
Overnight Apple Pie Oats

Overnight Apple Pie Oats

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Overnight Apple Pie Oats

April 4, 2018
: 8 hr

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Ingredients
  • Oats:
  • 1/2 cup oats of choice
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1tsp apple pie seasoning (more or less depending on taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped apples (+ water)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Topping:
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
Directions
  • Step 1 Place the chopped apple into a medium, microwave safe bowl and fill with water until the apples are JUST covered.
  • Step 2 Cover with a lid (or a plate) and microwave for 2 minutes, or until the apples are tender and begin to soften.
  • Step 3 Drain the water and add in the maple syrup. Cover the bowl again and microwave an additional 2-3 minutes until the apples are soft and the syrup has absorbed into the apples.
  • Step 4 Using a fork mash the apples, but leave them a little bit chunky for texture.
  • Step 5 In a medium bowl, mix the oatmeal and cinnamon together. Add in the almond milk and apple sauce and stir until well combined.
  • Step 6 Divide the oatmeal mixture between the two cups and refrigerate overnight.
  • Step 7 To make the crumbs:
  • Step 8 Mix together the almond flour, oatmeal and coconut sugar in a small bowl.
  • Step 9 Spread the mixture onto a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds. It will not be crunchy yet.
  • Step 10 Place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to harden (I just make mine at the same time I make the oats and let them sit overnight.)
  • Step 11 The next morning, add the crumbs and enjoy!

Potato Wedge Nachos

Potato Wedge Nachos

Potato Wedge Nachos

April 2, 2018
: 1
: 1 hr
: 45 min
: 1 hr 45 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1-2 Roasted potatoes (oil-free)
  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Cashews
  • ACV/Lemon juice
  • Salt/pepper
  • Trader Joe's Soyrizo
  • Guac
  • Black Beans
  • Salsa
  • Corn
Directions
  • Step 1 Roast your potatoes at 385-400 F (no oil necessary)
  • Step 2 Using overnight soaked cashews combine the sour cream ingredients in a food processor
  • Step 3 Blend until cream, if needed at more cashews or water/lemon juice
  • Step 4 Layer your nachos
  • Step 5 Potatoes, sour cream, soyrizo, guac, beans, salsa and corn