Desserts, RECIPES, Uncategorized

Orange Loaf

*Will make about 10 slices

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 185g sugar
  • 125ml canola oil
  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 130ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 2 small oranges
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

ICING

  • 90g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

Extra zest for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 9×5″ loaf tin.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the oil, milk, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Pour into the loaf tin and place in the oven for 45 minutes. It should be starting to turn golden brown on the edges. Test and once it comes out clean, its ready. If it’s not, leave in for a few more minutes.
  7. Make the icing by mixing the icing sugar and orange juice together until it forms a thick icing. Spoon onto the cake once cooled.
  8. Top with some extra orange zest or oranges slices.

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas and Peace

FASHION

My new (Vegan) Boots !

 

I recently bought the Morton Boot in black from Matt & Nat, a Montreal-based vegan brand that uses eco-friendly materials, such as recycled nylon, cork and rubber. As consumers, in purchasing from companies such as this one, we are able to own products composed of materials that have been recycled, rather than discarded, thus allowing us to contribute to preserving and not overexploiting our BEAUTIFUL planet.

Apart from being sustainable, etc., these boots are also both trendy and comfortable, so it’s a win win all around!

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From my understanding, production takes place in China, however, as indicated on the Matt & Nat site, regular visits are made by the team, so as to ensure that they are consistently providing us with a quality product, and that the conditions the workers are in are up to par with their standards.

All is wonderful !!!

-Cristina

*Disclaimer: any product that I mention on my blog has been personally tested, is vegan, and has not been tested on animals.