Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vegan Makeup Birthday Haul Part 1

I placed a few orders with several makeup companies recently as a late bday gift to myself. Today I had time to swatch my Brija Cosmetics and Tater Rounds Beauty eyeshadows. 

Brija order: I Don't Age (rose gold), Hot Chocolate (warm brown), Take A Selfie (grey brown taupe), Page 394 (charcoal grey with blue tinge), Boo! (Free gift. Light sparkly grey blue).

Swatches in order as above. So beautiful! I especially love HotChocolate and I Don't Age.  Taken in front of window.

Indirect light.

These cuties are from Tater Rounds Beauty. 

Cranberry Sauce (cranberry metallic red), Roasted Chestnuts (brown taupe with gold), Storm Cloud (grey brown matte taupe).

In front of window.

Indirect light. The red is not very metallic as it was described, but still pretty. The grey brown taupe leans very grey. It even has a purple tinge to it.

All in all very happy with my orders. Next up, Shiro Cosmetics and Silk Naturals!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Chili Mac.

I was craving this so I made it. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Finally made the Winter Warmer Hotpot recipe by Mary McCartney. Very satisfying and tasty, alone or on top of rice. My herbs of choice were summer savory and rosemary/thyme. I also used veggie crumbles instead of veggie burger chunks. I forgot to add cornstarch to the veggie broth so mine came out like a soup but still good!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Some foods.

Homemade burrito.

Scrambled tofu made with addition of The Vegg. I made a batch of "yolk" and added some of it to the tofu while it was cooking in the pan. I like the taste of it, it's not far off from what egg yolk tasted like.

Dal and rice. Trying to be healthy.


I make great sandwiches.

Lunch at Zankou.


Apple ginger spice cookies. Recipe from vegetarian times magazine. Treating myself this weekend. I'm usually not eating so much sugar during this pregnancy.

Close up.
Recipe here:

Sunday, October 2, 2016

40th birthday dinner at Shojin

Hello all! Yesterday was my 40th birthday and we went to our fave vegan Japanese restaurant Shojin. I love this place.

Descriptions of the rolls from the website.

Appetizer was the pumpkin croquettes.

My husband had the pumpkin soup.

Then came the Crunchy Tiger roll.

Green Forest roll. My fave.

Ladies Who Crunch roll. So yummy.

For dessert: The ultimate pumpkin pudding which was amazing! I could eat this all day!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekend deliciousness.

Veggie taco at Tacomiendo. It's so huge. Totally filling for one taco.
Native Foods chopped salad.
Native Foods chili cheese fries. The best.
Vegan candies!
Homemade cheez pizza made with Trader Joes vegan mozzarella. Enjoyed this while watching Vin Scully's last called game at Dodger stadium. Gonna miss his voice. We love you Vin.

Thirsty. Great sparking lemonade with under 30 g of sugar.
S'mores at home on the stovetop.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekend eating.

Another visit to El Arco Iris in Highland Park.

Potato tacos, no cheese.

Donut Friend!!! Top two are Custard Front Drive. Bottom left Panda Berry and bottom right Nutellavision (this one was not vegan for my husband).

C&O Cucina: penne arrabiatta. Yum.

Homemade dessert: whole wheat pancakes layered with berry compote and coco whip. My sweet tooth is outa control! I am 19 weeks pregnant (surprise!) so I must watch my sugar intake!!!