Welcome back to Holy- Guaca- Lola! As you know, a few months ago I tried to be Vegan for a week which is very hard. When I first started being Vegan I tried to make it similar to the lifestyle I live now by not making drastic changes. In the mornings, for breakfast I would have smoothies with fresh fruit but normally I eat cereal. One morning I decided to try cereal with almond milk but it made my stomach a little topsy-turnsy and tasted like watery sugar. I did not give up on the idea of cereal and milk and next tried making it with coconut milk. I thought this gave an interesting taste but I could definitely not eat an entire bowl of cereal with coconut milk. As the week went on I learned that Veganisum made my carbon footprint smaller. If you don't know what a carbon footprint is, it is how much you contribute to the environment so, the less meat and energy you use the better your carbon footprint is :). Things got harder and harder but, I picked out a few favorite meals! My favorite sweet vegan treat was nice-cream (a dairy free ice cream) which you can even make at home using frozen fruit and bananas along with matcha or coco powder (optional). It's amazing how the consistency of this ice cream is smooth like fro-yo but has delicious chunks and is totally customizable. My favorite dinner was crispy tofu over brown rice. This meal gave a nice chew and had a good sweet and salty flavor in the sauce. Towards the end of the week I broke...and ate a totally non vegan piece of cake and a glass of milk...This week was a roller coaster of feelings and all I can say is thank you to all the Vegans who are miracles and absolutely insane! Thanks for reading! Have a tasteful day.
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Holy-Guaca-Lola! I wanted to tell you guys about a small adventure I went on with one of my best friends Brooke and my Mom! Recently, we drove to the very famous California Donuts (which I have been dreaming about for an entire year) and we bought A LOT of donuts so we could try tons of exotic flavors. Walking up to the shop we were a little disappointed because we thought it would look "fabulous" but, we were wrong and judged the book by its cover only to discover that the the donuts were fresh, exotic, and "fabulous." My mom got a glazed cronut that was flaky and soft but also decadent. She described it as "crispy on the outside with light, airy goodness on the inside. Life changing." My friend Brooke had a fruity pebbles donut, a vanilla donut, and a cream puff. We both thought the fruity donut was soft and crunchy with the perfect strawberry frosting to go with the fruity pebbles that tasted amazing! The other donut and cream puff were also unbelievably soft and creamy, Brooke was definitely impressed. Finally, I went donut crazy and got a matcha green tea donut, chocolate covered strawberry donut, and a loaded M&M's donut. The matcha donut was a airy donut that had frosting that melted in your mouth with a milk tea flavor. On the other hand, the chocolate covered strawberry and loaded M&M's donuts were decadent and cake-y! Overall I was in love with this gourmet donut shop and all of the craziness it had me tasting. Have a tasteful day!
Welcome Back to Holy-Guaca-Lola! I wanted to give a little update about what is coming up because one very big project will launch next week. As some of you may know there is a lifestyle called vegan where you can not eat dairy or meats to do good for the environment. Next week, starting sunday I am going to be Vegan for 5 days. Each day I will vlog (or video blog) my meals and write about my experience. I have linked down my plan below I can't wait for you to see all of my newest posts. I would also like to let you know that a new post is coming at you tomorrow about my pre-vegan trip to California Donuts (YAY)! Have a tasteful day!
A few weeks ago I visited the Sriracha Factory in Irwindale, CA. While there I learned so much more about the culture and creation of the very popular, Sriracha Sauce. Some of you may know I love spicy foods, Sriracha is one of my favorite hot sauces. You can put it on almost anything! Owner and worker at the Sriracha factory, David Tran takes pride in his hot sauce and even goes to the factory every day to work along with every other team Sriracha member. Tran believes in even quality in the taste of each hot sauce bottle they sell, that is why the factory only harvests chilies from one farm in the on- season. The on-season is the period of time in the winter where chillies are harvested and if you live in so-cal you should totally go check out their chili harvesting festival. In the factory they keep barrels and barrels of chillies to use in their sauces. These barrels are taken to be mixed with garlic and vinegar. Although this recipe is simple the resulting sauce is so powerful it makes almost everything taste better!
The many barrels of chillies!
The bottles after they are manufactured and heated from a test tube size to a regular bottle!
Me and David Tran!