Best Ice Cream (dairy-free!!!)

Ever since I discovered I was lactose sensitive, one of my biggest problems has been finding a delicious dairy free ice cream. Well, one day my little sister accidentally brought home double rainbow soy mint chip thinking that is was regular ice cream. When I opened the freezer and saw it, I thought she had bought it for me, so I decided to try a bite. It was SO good… just like regular ice cream. (She later was LIVID when she found out I had eaten the ice cream because it was NOT for me.)

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I love this stuff so much I had to dedicate an entire post to it. It’s texture is exactly the same as the real stuff, and the taste is close to perfect.

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Mmmmmm…..

Winter Spice Smoothie (inspired by Ayesha Curry)

This smoothie recipe is inspired by Ayesha Curry’s holiday smoothie recipe. Her smoothie recipe was delicious and super sweet, but I added my own smoothie master twist on it and I think my version is pretty great too. I froze the banana, and added an extra one (frozen as well), used soy instead of almond milk, and nixed the honey. I find that soy is creamier (not as healthy… but) and the dates in the smoothie sweeten it enough so the honey isn’t necessary. Also, my secret magic trick is freezing the bananas which gives it an ice cream constancy.

Recipe:

2 Frozen Bananas (RIPE, wait for brown spots, they will be sweeter)

1 cup Soy Milk (unsweetened)

1 tsp All Spice

2-4 Pitted Medjool Dates

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I made my smoothie and put it in an old cup I got at WF (recycling FTW)

Credits to Ayesha Curry (aka the WCE)

Portland Street Food (Vegan)

Being the foodie I am, street food and food carts really get me going. However since I’ve started to think about what I put in my body, greasy street food has not been a go to. But when I was exploring the lovely streets of Portland with my mother I decided I’d treat myself to some authentic gyros and thai food.

The Gyro was a warm delicious pita, spread with hummus, topped with warm and crispy deep fried falafels and chopped lettuce and tomatoes. Finally it was topped off with a tahini drizzle. Insanely delicious, boarder line life changing.

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At the Thai truck I ordered Pad Thai with no egg, extra peanut sauce, and deep fried tofu, along with a creamy yellow curry (white potato, onion, bell pepper) and steamed jasmine rice on the side. I love Thai food with a passion and I’ll pretty much devour it no matter the quality, but this food was AMAZING. I actually dug into the curry so quickly that I didn’t even photograph it.The coolest part of this scrumptious adventure was that all the food I ordered was vegan. I didn’t feel deprived at all, which reminded me how awesome meat free living is. Enjoy the photos!