So this post is a little late – sorry especially to Kim who has been asking for it!
Anyway, onto the juicy stuff. These are some things that I enjoyed in April.
This peanut butter fudge sorbetto from Talenti. This ice cream blew up all over social media this month and I was dying to try it. I found it on sale at one of our local stores so I grabbed two pints. This stuff is CRAZY. It’s basically just frozen peanut butter – so good. It’s really rich so the 2 pints have lasted me the entire month.
Another ice cream I’ve been enjoying is the Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy varieties. So far I’ve tried the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and the PB Cookies n’ Cream. I normally don’t like almond milk based ice creams very much (my favourite is cashew) but these taste super good. I can remember eating the original dairy Phish food flavour so I’m hoping we get something like that one day!
The sweet creme coconut milk plant-based creamer from Coffee Mate. I’ve been adding this to my morning drink on the daily and haven’t needed any sweetener. It’s super smooth and delicious and you can’t taste the coconut. Unfortunately it splits in my coffee – which I don’t mind but it doesn’t look very nice at all.
I found this Just Cookie dough at Target and grabbed the last jar. We ended up eating it raw as dessert every night but I think it would make a really great bunch of cookies. Unfortunately Hampton Creek has come under some fire recently for their decision to include dairy in one of their new Just Cookie flavours – a white chocolate macadamia.
The Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond milk yogurt from Silk. I’m a huge fan of Silk’s soy yogurts – especially the vanilla but this new flavour in their almond milk yogurt is SO DAMN GOOD. It legit tastes like a pudding. Happily all Silk yogurts are now certified vegan.
I’ve been using these Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes for the last month or so on my face every night. They smell really good and my skin has been looking fresh and bright! These wipes are vegan and cruelty-free.
I recently ran out of the giant coconut shampoo I bought with me from the UK so I decided to try Maui Moisture Smooth & Repair + Vanilla Bean Shampoo as I’ve been having some issues with my hair being frizzy. This smells incredible and there’s no sulfates, parabens etc. It’s vegan and cruelty-free!
Blog posts & Recipes.
Brian owns an Anova sous vide so we’ve been using it a lot to make these Sous Vide Glazed Carrots from Serious Eats. We’ve also been making packs of potatoes with vegan butter, dill and some seasoning as well as packs of parsnips. They come out perfectly cooked with a little bite and they keep for a week in the fridge. We’ve been making four or five packs at once and keeping them on hand for quick dinners.
This Strawberry coconut cream pie from Golubka Kitchen looks dreamy!!
5 Ingredient Creamy Kale Pasta Bowls from Pinch of Yum. This looks like a delicious, quick week night dinner.
The Nut Pulp Granola from ‘The Greenhouse Cookbook’. I’m always disappointed when I make my own nut milk and end up having to throw away the pulp because I can’t think of anything to do with it. This granola looks like a really great way to use it up!
Videos, Books, Music & TV Shows.
We recently got back into watching The 100 after a big break but are now completely caught up and now we’ve started on Star Trek Voyager.
I’ve been reading Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston this month. The book goes over all the known adaptogens and their uses as well as other medicinal herbs. It’s an interesting read for someone curious about the use of plants as medicine.
We’ve also been cooking from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion by Isa Chandra Moskowitz this month! Vegan recipes for every holiday you can think of. No excuses!
One of my all time favourite Youtube channels is Mosogourmet – a Japanese cooking show. They make all kinds of crazy desserts!
That’s all I have for this month. Watch this space later for my May favourites!