Memorial Day is upon us! To be honest, I actually almost forgot it was Memorial Day weekend, because it’s not a holiday that’s celebrated here in Hong Kong. Plus, I was busy all weekend running errands, going to the movies with my boyfriend, and just all around enjoying life, so I was a little bit off the radar. But once I dived back into social media, it instantly hit me that now would be the best time for a vegan Memorial Day feast! I’m here for you with these 4 delicious, vegan recipes that would be perfect for a Memorial Day weekend BBQ or picnic.
These rich, vegan candy bars are made from a delicious coconut & almond base with a thick, smooth date & almond butter caramel on top. I started making these bars a while ago as a substitute for candy bars a.k.a. junk food. I tried to get rid of all the highly processed, packaged foods with artificial sugars in them from my apartnment. I found that this made me feel so much better, but I still craved candy (I’m looking at you Twix bars and Snickers bars) especially after dinner or late at night. So, I made these decadent raw caramel candy bars that are free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar as a healthy alternative that tastes just as naughty.
photo via Dust Jacket
Today I’m sharing with you my top 5 dream summer travel destinations. I love traveling, as I’m sure many people do, because not only is it an escape from “real life”, but also it’s an opportunity to totally lose yourself in another culture. I always try my best to explore local spots, eat the best vegan food I can find, and be spontaneous by taking it a day at a time. I’ve gotten to explore all over Southeast Asia since I moved to Hong Kong in August, but based on the list I put together I’ve set my sights on the western hemisphere for the summer.
I’m sitting here in the dim light of my bedroom, with the white curtains drawn and a Halsey record playing on the portable black record player we got in London. The only light comes from the cream & brown globe lights that I’ve strung above our bed. I’m in my most comfortable of clothes wearing ankle socks that have flamingos & space ships on them which I bought from Target. I lit a small soy candle that my parents got me, curled up on my bed, and dug my nose into the book I’m reading. Suddenly it hit me, I was in my own hippie hideaway.
No-bake vegan cookie dough + peanut butter + banana ice cream = the perfect summer treat! I mixed up all my favorites to make this peanut butter cookie dough banana ice cream. It’s totally dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free with only a couple of simple ingredients like frozen bananas, dates, maple syrup, vanilla & peanut butter. This ice cream sundae will be your new favorite dessert in no time.