Guys, I’m super excited to announce that I have officially launched my youtube channel! I’m going to be taking you guys all over Los Angeles to my favorite places as well as trying new food products (or just products that are new to me), reviewing beauty products, showing you fashion stuff and so much more! So be sure to subscribe if any of that stuff sounds interesting to you!
I’m not a huge cook, but recently I’ve been trying to change that. My boyfriend, Adam, and I are always trying to veganize recipes from our childhood. We are huge fans of Beyond Meat products and have been buying the new Beyond Burgers a lot. One day Adam looked at the patties and said, “I bet you could make meatloaf out of these.” And with that…we did!
Here is what you’ll need:
3 packages of Beyond Meat: The Beyond Burger (1.5lbs)
1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs – I like Ian’s Panko Bread Crumbs
1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal combined with 3 tbsp of water)
Mushrooms (I used 5-6 large white ones)
1 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped)
4 cups spinach/kale mix or just spinach (chopped)
1/4 cup ketchup (I try to buy ones without high fructose corn syrup)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard (I used Tabasco’s Spicy Brown mustard which is BOMB!)
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine the flax meal and water and set aside to thicken.
- Chop up the onion and mushrooms and sautée in a pan until the onions are translucent.
- Measure out one cup of parsley and four cups of spinach and then chop them up throughly.
- In a large bowl combine the Beyond Burgers, spinach, parsley, bread crumbs, mustard, tomato paste, flax egg, ketchup, mushrooms and onion mix, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
- Transfer the mixture to muffin pans. Depending on your pan, you may need to spray it with non-stick spray. I always do just for good measure. Fill the muffins up to the top, they don’t spill over so make them full as you like. It should make about 15-16 muffins. More or less depending on how big your onion/mushroom mix is.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Once the top is nice and browned is when they’re done.
PS: I guarantee you can use these Beyond Burgers in your mom’s meatloaf recipe and it would be delicious.
One of the things I love about the internet is that it connects you with people that you never knew existed. I am constantly discovering new clothing lines via the inter web, and I especially love ones that share the same values as me, which is why I was stoked to discover Olaf Design Studio. Their mission statement: “Build a wardrobe of beautiful, flattering essentials and feel good getting dressed every morning. Vegan. Sustainable. Ethical. These are the cornerstones of what we’re all about. A Brisbane based label where everything is designed and made under one roof, using fabrics that are friendly to animals and the environment. They look better, feel better and wear longer. Simple, classic staple pieces that never go out of style. It is my hope that by creating and consuming mindfully, we will discourage the pervasive view of clothing as disposable.”
The line is so airy and feminine. It’s perfect for the Southern California weather. One thing I love about smaller, independent clothing lines are the personal touches. When my package arrived there were cute little hand written notes on how to wash the clothes. Now, that might not sound exciting, but the fact that someone took the time to make them means they care. This such an awesome line and I love supporting it, oh and 10% of all sales are donated to Animals Australia…HOW COOL IS THAT!?!
Pansy Shirt in Ocean Washed Crepe
Yarrow Skirt in Black Cotton Twill
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 and Warrior by Naomi
Gotta love when you find a brand new Reformation dress at a thrift store. SCORE!
Necklace: Warrior by Naomi
Photos Amanda Rowan Parker
Edits by me
Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city. I hardly ever do it and I’m realizing that I should be. On a whim, Adam and I decided to head down for a day at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s been so long since I’ve been there but it was a fun day date. You can play games, ride rides and get your fortune told. It’s took me back to my childhood. Part of my resolutions are to have more fun this year. Say yes to stuff and not be so boring. 🙂
Clearly by the look on my face in the last photo, I’m terrible at these games. But I had fun anyway!
Pants: C/Meo Collective (thrifted at Wasteland)
Purse: Antik Kraft