Last night I was craving cupcakes but I didn’t feel like making them from scratch. Luckily we live in a magical time when even vegans can be lazy and make baked goods right out of a box!
I picked up some mixes at Whole Foods by Cherrybrook Kitchen and they were delicious. The chocolate cake mix even had chocolate chips in it. Well played, Cherrybrook.
I like to roll my freshly-frosted cupcakes in toppings to make them look fancier and add a little texture. I used coconut and sprinkles. You could use almost anything to dress up cupcakes. Try crushed up cookies, ground nuts, or chocolate shavings.
Shirley and I celebrated Earth Day at a festival in Oak Cliff. I wore bright jeans of an indeterminate color. What is that? Orangey pink-red? Coral-ish? Maybe I shouldn’t try to label them and just appreciate them for what they are. (I went to a women’s college. I’m very accepting.)
These are some hippie bracelets someone was hawking.
The fedora is from Urban Outfitters, the necklace was a gift from my mom, the pearl snap shirt is Target, and the jeans are Gap. The hair is mine.
This is from an urban archaeology project where people excavate things from local dumps. Which is kind of disgusting, but also cool.
I tried those Sally Hansen stick-on nails and I am IN LOVE. They are super easy to apply and they stay on FOREVER. In fact, they’re still peeling off my nails as I type this. I applied them over three weeks ago. And yes, I am super lazy about changing my nail polish. Chipped is in though, right? RIGHT?
This was my delicious vegan lumberjack breakfast Spiral Diner. So good. My brightly colored jeans are glad that Spiral isn’t that convenient for me to get to because otherwise they would grow snug and never get to see the light of day.
This one’s for you, Ron.
Pancakes. Are. Delicious. There’s simply no arguing with that fact. These pancakes were so good they inspired me to write a haiku:
Pancakes are fluffy
and yummy and so tasty.
Add berries to them.
Alright, so maybe poetry isn’t my strong suit. But I do make one heck of a pancake.
Pancakes are surprisingly easy to make vegan; basically they’re just flour, water, soymilk (or whatever milk substitute you want to use), sugar, vegetable oil, and whatever goodies you want to toss in there. Here’s a more specific but still super-basic recipe.
Go make some now. You know you want to.