August 2014 archive

Mixed Berry Crisp

Mixed Berry Crisp by Vegan À La Mode (Vegan, Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

Since the end of summer is nearing, I thought it was time to take advantage of all the sweet berries in season and use them in a dessert. I turned to my favorite baking ingredient, oats and maple syrup to create a crisp mixed berry crumble. This recipe is so easy to make and can be easily interchanged with whatever berries you have on hand!


Compassionately Casual

When it comes to casual pieces like tanks and tees, I’ve been shopping eco-friendly brands that make a difference with the money they earn from proceeds. Some of these brands include Threads 4 Thought and The Tree Kisser (post on this brand to come soon!) but my newest favorite is Vaute Couture. Vaute Couture by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is one of the chicest vegan brands out there. I’ve been swooning over Leanne’s stylish cruelty-free coats for quite a while but unfortunately they are a bit impractical for San Diego. But when I recently noticed Vaute Couture had a “Casual Wear” section stocked with cute tees and tanks, I instantly placed an order! This particular tank benefits PCRM’s effort to end animal testing on puppies. Shopping sustainable and ethical brands is an easy way to make a difference!