4.12.2014

Brunch On Orange









Some friends and I met up in Lancaster at a neat little bruncherie called "On Orange" as it is on West Orange St. downtown. I was tickled to my toes that they had a few vegan friendly options on the menu!

These photos were taken as I was happily digesting a vegan Swedish pancake. Hence the happy, food coma face above! So good~


Wearing:
tee: Target men's 
skirt: thrifted (last seen here)
heels: Madden Girl (similar here and here)




4.06.2014

Sweet Potato Cupcakes


Vegan Sweet Potato Cupcakes (source)

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup sweet potato puree
  • 2 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ½ tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar in the raw
  • 1 cup vegan mini chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cupcake tin or line with cupcake liners, and set aside. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, sweet potato, vanilla, oil, and vinegar. Let sit at least 5 minutes. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir very well. Pour wet into dry, and stir until just evenly mixed.  Stir in chocolate chips all but 2 tbsp.
  4. Pour evenly into cupcake tins. Make sure the batter fills only a little over half of each cupcake tin, as it will rise considerably as it cooks. 
  5. Sprinkle the reserved 2 tbsp chocolate chips equally on top of the cupcakes.
  6. Bake 19-20 minutes, or until cupcakes have risen and are lightly golden. Let cool 15 minutes before removing from the cupcake tins.


Vegan Buttercream Frosting (source)
  • ½ cup organic non-hydrogenated shortening
  • ½ cup vegan butter (room temp)
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a mixing bowl, blend together the shortening and the butter until well mixed. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Once you have added 2 cups of powdered sugar add the milk, salt, and the vanilla extract and blend until smooth. 
  3. Frost the cupcakes as desired and top with a cinnamon teddy graham (optional).



These were so freaking yummy! I didn't feel guilty eating them for breakfast most days as I only frosted half of them. :P I hope you try them out!






3.25.2014

Drunk


Oh how I love a good cover. Especially when it's remixed in a vintage/retro style! I adore the 1940's and this lady's voice is exquisite. Much respect Cristina Gatti, respect.

(Also, HERE is a funny riff on this song by Funny or Die on what it actually looks like to be drunk and in love)



3.10.2014

Chipped Paint








 


I feel the doom and gloom of Winter has lifted! After 3 polar vortices, I was delighted to bask in the sunlight on this 60* day!

I am such a hermit when it comes to being cold, as I'm sure you can tell by my complete disappearance from posting the past few months!

Now that it's starting to warm, you can be sure I'll be shedding layers of clothing just as this abandoned building is shedding layer of paint. And with longer days and less clothing comes a happier Naomi and a happier Naomi means more blog posts!!



Sweater: H&M (also seen here and here)
Skirt: thrifted (first seen here) (similar)
Heels: Vince Camuto (thrifted)
Backpack: Kenneth Cole NY (thrifted) (similar here and here)
Necklace: F21