Monday, May 28, 2012

Two New Raw Vegan Products I Am Loving Right Now, and My Instagram

Hello, long time no seeeeee.  The month of May went by so fast.  I haven't been able to update here, but I have been posting on Instagram.  So, if you're interested in keeping up with me there, you'll find me as nikkifyc.  I've already found some of you there, but if you follow me and leave me a message I'll follow you back if we haven't already connected.  Here's a little instagram recap of May.
Punk Rawk Labs finally made it's way to Portland via Food Fight! Grocery.  All I can say is YUM!  What a delicious treat.   We tried the smoked cashew cheese and devoured it with crackers.  Also, the packaging is really cool.  The tin that it comes in can be washed and reused.  If you're in Portland stop by Food Fight! and pick up a tin.  PRL nut milk cheese is the perfect thing to take to a get together this summer with some flax crackers or veggie chips.

After eating the amazing PRL cheese I decided to try making my own.  Let's just say that I'll have to try again....

It's farmers market season and Portland has a market open almost every day of the week in different neighborhoods.  We've been eating a lot of local veg.

This mouthful of heaven is made locally by Pixie Retreat Raw Laboratorie and Makery.  You can find it at Food Fight! Grocery, Food Front Coop, Alberta Food Coop and People's Coop.  I am totally addicted to the Mock BLT sandwich and they have a kale salad with macadamia cheese that will blow your mind.

Sunday morning vegan gluten-free pancakes with warm fruit, agave, and powdered sugar.

The usual breakfast:  gf oats, chia, flax meal with nut milk and agave.

Afternoon treat.  DIY green tea latte with coconut milk and agave.

Sorry for the month-long absence.  My mind has been elsewhere, but like I mentioned at the beginning of this post you can keep up with me daily on instragram (nikkifyc) and twitter (nikki_fyc).  

Hope everyone is having a lovely long holiday weekend.  I am preparing for a little vacation to somewhere WARM and full of MUSIC and good VEGAN FOOD.  Any guesses?   Here's one more clue: I plan on eating vegan ice cream every day.  I promise to reveal my location and I'll be posting my travel pics on instagram.


  1. oh my goodness those pancakes look FABULOUS!! and they're GF!!!! It sounds like where ever you're going will be a wonderful vacation:) thanks for sharing!

  2. What lovely photos! Everything looks so delicious and those pancakes look so perfect! I love the farmer's market haul! I am jealous, ours aren't open quite yet and I really want to get to one! Oooh can't wait to see where you are vacationing!

    Hope you are well :)

  3. pixie retreat! I miss that! wish i had a vending machine of their stuff right in my house.
    vegan ice cream daily? my dream! Not sure where, possible many places...
    what happened to the nut cheese? mold?

  4. Yes, both batches were moldy within 12 hours. I'm now worried that there's a secret mold source somewhere in my house. Bummed.

    I could live on pixie retreat. Sooooo goooood.

  5. Thanks! Things are good, just a little busy these days. I am so lucky to live in Portland with our farmers markets and vegan shopping galore :)

  6. Thank you! The pancakes are fantastic. I used the recipe from the Baby Cakes cookbook.

  7. I can't wait for some fun farmers market stuff. Your stuff all looks great. Is that sandwich the BLT? Also a big fan of raw nut cheese. Too bad it went moldy though! Did you leave it out or did you use probiotics?
    The vacation sounds fantastic, wherever it is. Enjoy!

  8. LA LA land? my boyfriend was just down there and he snapped me a pic of some kale ice cream which he says is surprisingly good. thanks for the props!

  9. Yes, the sandwich is the BLT with eggplant "bacon" and a nut "mayo" spread that I would probably eat by the spoonful if I had a bowl of it. Never thought I'd say that about anything "mayo" but it's that good. So when you make your way here for VVC we should have a BLT date :)

    I used probiotic powder and miso in the cheese. I also used completely different nuts for each batch, one raw, one toasted. The cheese itself didn't get moldy, but on both batches the cheesecloth got REALLY green and full of mold. The cheese had some gray colored streaks through it and I just didn't trust it. I'm going to try it again when I get back from vacation.

    Also I was just looking at your blog and saw your zine with the riot grrrl article. I must read! Are you on PayPal? How can I arrange to get a copy?

  10. Kale ice cream sounds great! You deserve way more props than given here. Your cheese is soooo awesome! Not LA, but I would like to make it there soon because there are a nice handful of bands I want to see. And food I want to eat.

  11. Pancakes look great! Baking my own now. :)

  12. Yum! I want everything on this page!! Must get some of those cheeses!!! Glad to see you back! :)

  13. Welcome back! Your pics are great...and I'm hungry!

  14. The PRL cheeses are so amazing. Try them if you can. You will fall in love :)

  15. Oh, yeah! I'm on PayPal - there's a link to the site on the right hand side of my page that just says "Buy any issue of mu here." Or I can send you a free copy if you want to review it! Thanks!

  16. This recipe is just looking yummy and awesome presenation you have made for it. It is giving a prefect look and I am sure its taste is just too delicious. My mouth is watering by seeing this, I would try this on coming weekend.

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