RECIPES

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect when hosting or perfect as a gift when invited to someone’s home !

1 cup oat flour (or gluten free oat flour)

1 cup ground cashews (grind cashews by pulsing them in a high speed blender until fine)

4  tbsp coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp  vanilla extract

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 cup maple syrup

3 tbsp of chocolate chips + 12 for topping

1. In a large mixing bowl mix together oat flour and ground cashews 

2. Next add coconut oil + vanilla extract + Himalayan salt + maple syrup.

3. Combine these into a dough and add chocolate chips.

4. Mix and form into 12 equal size balls (I used a 1 1/2 inch scooper), then flatten and shape into cookies.

5. Set a chocolate chip on each cookie.

6.  Put them on a tray or plate and into the refrigerator to set for at least two hours.

6. Keeps in the fridge  max 7 days or freeze 

Enjoy !!!

Cristina for Peas and Peace

BEAUTY

Cocooning Love makeup remover

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Back in December 2018 I wrote an article introducing Cocooning Love, a Montreal based company and their deodorant.

I now wish to highlight their makeup remover as well, it is natural, refreshing, gentle and non dehydrating. Having extremely sensitive skin, these elements are essential ! The added bonus is that it is not tested on animals and is eco-friendly.

Need to share that I received my on-line order the day after ! (Free shipping if over $ 50.00).

Support small entrepreneurs and local businesses when possible

 

Cristina for Peas and Peace

TRAVELS

Radis

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Radis (restaurantradis.com) is another Vegan restaurant I discovered, it is located at 361 Rue Bernard West in Montreal. A must ! We were warmly greeted and the service was excellent. As a main course we had a Calzone stuffed with mushrooms, beyond delicious. The portions were quite generous but I could not possibly pass on dessert. If you are to look at the top Picture I absolutely had to taste the Lemon pie, and while savouring our main course the pastry chef…….. proceeds to the Cannoli filling…… , Well ! we could not possibly not taste those as well, so we decided to order one Moka & Hazelnut and one Vanilla & Pistachio !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

HEALTH

Some can get away without

Many can get away with not wearing a deodorant, I for one can not, not blessed in that aspect  and stink from a mile away.  I certainly tried going without…… but simply the fact that I could not bare my own scent was not a good sign .

That being established, then the question was what deodorant to use ?. Remember in one of my previous articles on how skin absorbs all that we apply on it. Well I surely didn’t want my body absorbing anything toxic. I gear towards natural, vegan and cruelty free.

I can suggest the one I use, but do shop around as everyone has their preferences in scents  and other.

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I love the light scent of the grapefruit and lavender !

I use a few of Cocooning Love’s products: www.cocooninglove.com  They are a local Company,  this way I am also supporting and giving a small local business a chance.

Cristina for Peas and Peace