Monday, October 24, 2011

Vegan Chia Seed Sugar Cookies

Nothin' like a bit of simple, vegan baking! These are a really simple cookie, with protein filled Chia Seeds and a cinnamon twist. They actually kind of taste like fresh cinnamon doughnuts, delish!

Vegan Chia Seed Sugar Cookies

You will need:
Dry ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups flour

- 1/2 cup sugaar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup chia seeds. You can find them in the health food section at most supermarkets
- Cinnamon sugar to coat
(To make cinnamon sugar, I mixed around 1/3 cup of sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon)

Wet ingredients:

- 1/2 cup oil

- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Egg replacer for 1 egg

How to:
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Mix dry ingredients (except cinnamon sugar) in a large bowl and set aside
- Mix wet ingredients in a smaller bowl, being sure blend all the ingredients together well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Bring the dough together with your hands. If the dough is too dry, add a little water.
- Roll teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.
- Place each cookie ball on a lined tray and press to flatten slightly.

- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes
- Enjoy!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dreadlock tentacles.

After recently perusing dreadlocks that were created in hair salons, laden with chemicals and wax,  I have decided to offer my services as a product free, natural, vegan dreadlocker. 

I love dreadlocks, and I’m passionate about creating locks that you will love. I did my own dreadlocks, and my knowledge is years of accumulated personal experience.

How do I do it?
I section the hair to your desired thickness for your locks, with advice on maturing dreads and the pros and cons of different thicknesses.
I use the rip + twist method, it's favoured in the dreadlock community as the most gentle way to dreadlock hair, no harsh backcoming required. I use a thin crochet hook to tidy up each dread for soft defined dreadlocks ^_^

What else?
I can tidy up and tighten dreads if you wish. I have a selection of adornments you can choose to have in your hair, like bamboo silk dread wraps, beads and handmade peyote sleeves ^_^
I also have written out a little booklet on aftercare, maintenance, vegan alternatives to shampoo for your dreads. Of course, I'm always happy to answer any questions.

Where is it?
Welp, I live in the city of Adelaide, and am happy to dreadlock at my apartment. We can chill out, put on something awesome on TV and have tea and snacks.
Alternatively, if it’s a nice day, we could meet up and chill out on a picnic blanket at the Botanical Gardens or a park, and just have a nice peaceful day of dreadlocks and nature ^_^

You will need:
- To have at least 5cms of hair. Your dreads will stick out of your head like spines, but it’s the shortest length of hair that will take to dreadlocking.
- Rinse you hair with salt water the night before. It makes the hair go spazzy, I’m sorry, but it makes the dreadlocking process easier.
- Bring a book or MP3 player if chatting isn’t your thing. Honestly, I understand. I’m happy if you’re comfortable
- Be open minded. I’m a chatty weirdo, I don’t mind answering questions, please respect my decisions and I’ll respect yours.

How much is it?
I charge a flat rate of $50 an hour for dreadlocks. Prices can be negotiated.
Dreadlock tidying is $20 p/h
Dreadlock beads and wraps: POA

How do I book an appointment?
Just hit me up on any of my social networking sites:
Alternatively, my email is zephyrhatesyou[at]gmail[dot]com

This is, Bianca, my first client + and our marathon 8 hour dreadlocking effort. Totally natural dreadlocks, with polyutherane bands looped lightly to hold the shape and almost no length lost. Click through for more photos!



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vegan Apple Crumble Cupcakes and more..

 I cooked up a storm today, it felt amazing! 

Some super simple vegan yum yums, Apple Crumble Cupcakes and Avocado Chocolate Fudge. I went to the market and sourced some buttery, fresh organic avocados for the fudge and they were worth it!

Apple crumble cupcakes ♥

Velvety dark chocolate avocado fudge, being put into a tin to set ♥

Click through for the recipes, and enjoy!