Peppermint is my first pick for my favorite essential oils you should have around the house.
My Favorite Essential Oils
Essential oils are super popular right now and for good reason. They aren’t a new fad, they have been around for centuries. If you are into supporting your bodies and lifestyle in a natural way, essential oils and this series are for you.
I discovered a very tasty tea that I just wanted to share with you all. It’s surprisingly worth a try.
Deepest Darkest Crepe Cake!
This was a Daring Bakers challenge I completed back in April of 2007. It was a fun challenge and I just wanted bump this post up incase you missed it.
I was actually really excited when I saw this challenge, especially after reading all of the comments everyone had. It seems that they all had some trouble with the crepe recipe. Luckily, being vegan, I get to try it with a different recipe since I don’t eat milk or eggs. As long as you expect the first couple of crepes to be trial runs that are fit for snacking but not the actual cake, you should be fine.
I was making some matcha tea bread with a chocolate filling, so I needed to get some chocolate. I thought I would get a chocolate bar instead of chips to put in the recipe and found myself standing in front of the chocolate section trying to narrow down my choices (not an easy task for a chocoholic). I found a brand that was on sale, so that helped to narrow my choices a little. I new I wanted a dark chocolate, narrowing my choices still further. I ended up looking at Dagoba Chocolates, they have quite a few dark chocolates, so I looked at the percentage of cocoa in the bars and settled on two choices: the Eclipse bar with 87% and the Xocolati with 74%. I figured I would use the Eclipse bar in the recipe, but since I was buying chocolate, I might as well have one to nibble on during the week too. I tasted a little of each kind just to be sure and here is what I think of them.
Tea. My favorite drink next to water. I like it warm or cold, with a meal or just on its own. I like green, black, white, red (rooibos), herbal, oolong, they are all good. Personally, I don’t care for tea bags, I prefer loose tea, and I found a great place to get my tea and an easy (and quicker) way to brew my tea. I was researching loose teas a couple of years ago and came across Adagio Teas (Adagio Teas – Best Tea Online) and fell in love with their products. They have high quality, yet affordable teas. My first purchase was their Tea Starter:
Last nights dinner is found on page 84 of Veganomicon. If you already have cooked quinoa (or other grain), this comes together in 15 minutes, if not, it’ll take you a little over 1/2 an hour. A great quick and easy weeknight meal. This salad contains quinoa, cilantro, scallions, red peppers, black beans, and mangoes. My husband absolutely does not like mangoes, so I chopped those up and put them in a separate bowl because manogoes are probably my favorite fruit (at least I got to eat them all!).