Great Coffee Date

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Made with love at Cafe for Contemporary Arts, North Vancouver. Photo by Suzanne

Yesterday my daughter took me for a beautiful coffee date. This is the designs made with creamy almond milk poured beautifully into organic fair trade coffee. This was an awesome coffee date and one of the better coffees that I have had in a long time – filled with love. Cafe of Contemporary Arts in North Vancouver.  They offer good vegan food and an interesting interior complete with paper for drawing upon should you feel the urge plus wi-fi and awesome location.

Photos by Suzanne

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Delightful Dessert Destiny

Recipe, Creation and Design Set Up – Photo by Suzanne

This is my beautiful Warm Date Pumpkin Loaf recipe for anytime however perfect in fall and winter after a nice meal this really hits the spot nicely. Super easy to create.  Maybe 15 minutes to put together heat and serve.

  • Take one date pumpkin loaf (Vegan) in our case and break into bite size chunks put into serving bowl – you can use any loaf even cookies – Vegan of course
  • Add anything you want however in my case and these images I put the following:
  • 5 vegan chocolate wafers – put as many as you desire as its all about you this dish
  • slivered almonds
  • hemp hearts
  • chia seeds
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash vanilla
  • dried lavender flakes
  • a few slivers of finely sliced prunes, dates, turkish apricots – one of, all of or none of – your chocie
  • tsp of cacao powder
  • tsp of coconut oil
  • crunchy nut cereal you may have say a Hemp Plus Crunch would be nice too
  • add to the bowl once you have built your dessert – a small amount of almond (you could also use of course Quinoa, Hemp, Soy milk if you prefer) milk enough to somewhat soak the loaf but not drown it

Pop your bowls into a tray and broil in the oven for a quick heating for around 5 – 7 minutes or until beyond warm and closer to hot. The bowls WILL BE HOT so please ensure you use gloves before grabbing them from the tray. I served the bowls on a plate because they were quite hot and best to serve and enjoy right away.

The chocolate wafers will melt and the mixture you have made along with the nut milk will warm the vegan cake and its just beautiful. I am definitely going to be serving this for the special occasions that are during our winter months such as Christmas dessert and just because my family loves it for special treats too.

Some variations could be adding a small amount of alcohol of your choice – e.g. Drambuie or a dash of Cinnamon Whiskey.

You can get creative mix and match. I find things in my cupboard to create and no meal dish is perfectly alike. Sometimes you won’t have the dried prunes for example and hey stress free living is don’t panic simply don’t worry find something else. Win hearts anytime you serve this up. Many oooooo’s and ahhhhhhh’s will come from serving this one up.

 

 

 

Heavenly Hemp Hearts for Health

Recipe Design Set Up and Photo by Suzanne

Tonight as most in the winter months I like to whip up a cozy drink for whoever is around before bed. Although this delicious drink is not specific to evenings and can be taken anytime, great in the morning too, always yummy so take your shots of hemp hearts anytime.

My Heavenly Hemp Hearts for Health is super easy. Grind your fresh hemp hearts; add ground hemp hearts plus in this case I used Twister Power which is Cacao, Hemp & Maca ground 1 T or whatever portion for your own taste. power to almond milk. Add a few petals of Lavender. Whip it up in your magic bullet until nice and frothy.

Add to your favorite shot glasses. Perhaps dust ever so lightly with cinnamon and in this case I put in a dash of cinnamon whiskey for flavor. Ok, this is soooooooooo good you which you had made a lot more. Suddenly you realize you love Almond Milk and you must have more of it in your fridge. This is a good thing.

Variations: you can change it up with Cacao Powder and Vanilla Almond Milk you can add a little of any liquor you like (nothing with cream or milk for Vegans). Sometimes if I find some vegan chocolate nibs I will grind them up with the drink for added texture.

NOTE: this will not last long and you will want more – how fun is that 🙂

One Beautiful Bowl

Take One Beautiful Bowl

Fill it with love for your body – go ahead and build your breakfast – in this case we see pumpkin seeds, goji berries, almond shavings, cacoa/maca/hemp power, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sultanas, currents, flax seeds, dried prune & apricot, mint leaf, sesame seed, sunflower seed.

Add fresh whipped up almond milk from the magic bullet or blender and voila – great way to start the day. Suitable for lunch too. It’s awesome food for anytime really.

Original recipe, design layout and photo by Suzanne

Shots of Goodness – Heavenly

I regularly make little shots of goodness for myself, family and friends. Images above show a recent shot of goodness I made in my magic bullet. Everyone loves my shots of goodness.

Heavenly Recipe

  • Add the ingredients below into your magic bullet or blender
  • Take some unsweetened almond milk (amount to be determined for your own situation – serving for 1,2, 3, 4 or 8)
  • Add good quality Vanilla to taste
  • Add ground Maca, Hemp, Cacao
  • Add a dash of cinnamon
  • Optional – add some dark chocolate pieces (Vegan)

Whip this up in your magic bullet or blender. Allow it to really whip up, if you added the chocolate pieces they will break up into small bits, and get this frothy.

Time to make: 2 minutes

Time to enjoy: shot it down or slow sip – your choice

Serve in shot glasses of choice.

NOTE: expect many yummmmmmms and ooooooooo this is good and can I have more 🙂 so I always make enough for 2 shots.

No need to warm this up however if you want to I recommend firstly adding all the ingredients into a saucepan and that pan into boiling water so the pan with the milk isn’t directly on the heat. Once warmed up put in small batches into your magic bullet or blender and whip till frothy. Serve in shot glasses for a delicious warm drink served anytime. We enjoy this drink before bed for a good night sleep – ahhhhhhhhhhh however it can be made and enjoyed for breakfast too. Kids, teenagers and adults love these shots because they are fun. Perfect for kids getting home from school.

Photos by Suzanne