Charcoal Hazelnut Latté



❊ G o o d  M o r n i n g  R e a d e r s ,

What are ya’ll up to this Sunday? I’ve got some jazzy beats playin’ and a lot of ideas runnin’ around my head. I started writing some new lyrics, as well as finally sharing this recipe. It’s usually mornings that do this to me. Ya know, when those creative juices are flowin’. I really could use this latte right about now to be honest, after all I have been sitting on sharing this recipe for over a week because I have been cycling through a lazy Leo spell. Leo’s, ya feel me?

My birthday was on the 31st, and it’s funny because I planned to be on top of a mountain (that I was planning on running up) and posing for that iconic ‘Jordan Year’ picture for my instagram account, but isn’t it funny how when you let go of planning little things and often big things, life takes the reigns and everything happens as it should? Naturally?

I think its important to be in control of your life, but I also think its important to recognize and find a happy medium of trusting intuition and being in the pilot’s seat.

My day of birth was really nice and relaxing. I literally hung out in our hammock all day long underneath the aspens, did some serious meditating, and then went to a lovely dinner at South Bend Bistro here in Sunriver, Oregon. This place had vibes. they have a lovely patio underneath the pine trees, with cute little Italian bistro lights and a wonderful array of locals and families on vacation. It was quite swanky, really. There was a nice alternative mix of jazz and that classic hipster acoustic crap. But you know, young Bendlandia couples eat that sh*t up.

No really I’m kidding, they were playing Bon Iver. I saw him at Sasquatch and he really is amazing. As well as most of the indie, hipster, woodsy acoustic crap. 🙂

 

&& NOW TO THE RECIPE!

 


This latté is not only flowing out of my mason jar, but it was DEEEELISH.   and quite pleasing on the digestive route of things. If you’re looking TO REALLY cleanse this morning, I highly suggest this combo.
What you’ll need:

For the Latté:

  • Activated Charcoal (powder form) **I got mine from whole foods, you can also find it on amazon. ** MAKE SURE ITS ACTIVATED, DON’T DRINK YOUR CHILDREN’S ART SUPPLIES!**
  • Pacifica hazelnut milk (yay Oregon brands)
  • Organic Maple Syrup
  • Cold pressed coffee
  • ice ice baby

❊ INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add ice to mason jar
  • add 1 cup cold brew
  • add 1/3 maple syrup
  • add 1 tea spoon charcoal powder
  • fill rest with hazelnut milk
  • sweeten to taste

CHARCOAL COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

**I pictured the best coconut fat you can find by the BOX below. thank you Market Of Choice!**

  • Aroy-D coconut cream — JUST USE THE CREAM, not the water
  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal powder
  • maple syrup

❊ WHIP TO TASTE!!!!

 

❊ You can even make art out of your ingredients! (cheesy commentator voice)
Thought this looked like a galaxy/constellation thing or an abstract flower.

I tried to leave it on the counter cause it looked cool, but that didn’t sit well with my roommates…

HAPPY LATTÉ-ING!

XOXO

DW

 

Coconut Rice Noodles w/ Caramelized Criminis

Good Evening Readers,

I’m sitting here watching the Central Oregon sunset, next to this giant bowl of a new creation.

Life is funny for me right now. My mediums come and they go. They often stick and stay or they drop by and then run away.

Since I started waiting tables again (gulp), I find myself getting so exhausted after my shifts/ starving for the energy to create.

I will say I do nip this in the bud because as an artist, I truly sleep better at night knowing I have (multiple) projects happening.

I procrastinate just like everyone, and balance is something I am working on everyday, but it’s funny how I can be straight food blogging for an entire month, and then shift to only painting, with no motivation in the kitchen or my camera.

Oh, to be an artist.

It’s a curse but a cure, I like to say.

For some reason the kitchen is becoming inviting again and food is becoming a canvas again.

If you really are keeping posted with my goals and aspirations within my work, yes, having my own food truck/vegan restaurant is still at the top of my list.

My biggest outlet towards that is my food blog.

I hope to gain more experience cooking for groups, dinner parties, events, retreats, etc. + inform/educate humans of all ages and walks of life the benefits and positive energy vegan food brings to your life and the rest of the worlds. ❤

(more than just that one meal you get at your hippie best friends favorite restaurant that prevents you from leaving the toilet for the next 4 days.)

On a serious note,

tonights dinner:

R E C I P E //

  • Coconut Noodles:

-canned coconut cream, coconut aminos, pink salt

*if you want them to be green (fun for kids) add a dash of spirulina powder

  • Caremelized Criminis:

-crimini mushrooms, coconut aminos, maple syrup, pink salt

  • Caremelized Onions:

-olive oil, sesame oil, coconut vinegar, coconut aminos, maple syrup, pink salt

  • Steamed/Sauteed Beet Greens (taste just like chard)

– steam then add coconut vin, coconut aminos, sesame oil, pink salt

 

top with nasturtium and sesame seeds 🙂

Happy Veganing,

DW

 

PURPLE SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI W/ CARROT TOP PESTO


 

Happy Friday Friends,

I want to start today’s post with a little ‘food for thought’ 

“Do it yourself and they’ll come to you”

We often wait for people to do “it” for us. Whatever that “it” is, it could be a job, a trip, a new house, a new diet, a better lifestyle. Or perhaps we hold back because we see someone doing it better than us.

But guess what? Sometimes that is completely setting us up for failure and in a media obsessed, self-obsessed society, everyones trying to share, share, share. But at the end of the day, just because it’s 2018 doesn’t mean we are any less human than we were 50 years ago, before the social media craze.

I am sharing this because, as an artist I feel self-doubt and I feel insecure often with sharing my work. As an entrepreneur I want to compete and I want to be successful at it. Being a Leo doesn’t help with that either…wink wink.

We are becoming WAY too aware with each-others lives, and the negative side to this is that our population is expanding by the second.

My advice to anyone that is experiencing negative emotion and self doubt in their work is, do some chakra meditation (here is my favorite guided mediation), turn off your phone for more than a day (I dare you), and pour your heart into your passions. Whatever they may be, they are your calling, they are your fire and soul. They are there for a reason! Utilize them. Don’t criticize them.

Why am I sharing this? Well this recipe goes hand in hand with my current ideas that are very new to me.

I was feeling utterly creative with this recipe.

My dream is to have my own food truck and eventually have my own café.

At my café I want to encompass raw and vegan food with an artistic flare that no one has seen before.

I want to have fresh juice, smoothies, raw desserts, salads, and later re-open for globally inspired, vegan fine-dining.

This would most-definley be on the menu!

PURPLE SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Organic Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi (courtesy of Market of Choice)
  • Gluten Free Flour
  • Water
  • Pink salt & Pepp.
CARROT TOP PESTO: 

FULL RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS HERE!

ENJOY & Please comment below with any questions!

If you decide to try this out please let me know! 🙂

XX

DW

SKINNY MINT SMOOTHIE

Hello Friends,

I am sorry I haven’t posted any recipes in a few days, I have started a new job, been dealing with some, potential, life changes and new paths. Will post more regarding that later!

This is a smoothie I discovered at Mothers Juice Café here in Bend, Oregon like 5 years ago and it has always remained a favorite. Especially if you are cleansing or detoxing, this is a very naturally creamy, filling but clean smoothie.

My Skinny Mint smoothie is going to leave you feeling refreshed, clean, and skinny ❤

 

I love having this in the morning because the way mint enhances my mood is a REAL THING.

And I totally think mint and other sacred herbs should be incorporated into our diet as MUCH as possible.

Ingredients:

  • vanilla almond milk
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • kale
  • fresh mint leaves
  • dashes of cinnamon
blend in your favorite high speed blender and voila!
For best results in seeing the weight come off:

add more kale and drink  

e v e r y d a y !! READ ARTICLE ON HOW HERE!

Remember, if it’s green, it’s good for you. ❤ (as long as its not molding or rotten LOL)

xoxo

DW

HIBISCUS COCONUT CREAM BARS


Dear Readers,

HAPPY FRIDAY!

I have been so eager to share this post with you, mainly because I have been needing to write and because I am the most proud of this creation due to the color I have invented purely from plants, as well as the top photo I took (might be my best).

If I haven’t introduced myself already, my name is Doone Lupine Williams and I am 22 years old. I am currently residing in Sunriver, Oregon (where I was conceived) for the summer. I like throwing that little fun fact in because Sunriver/Bend, Oregon has become the new trend capital of this state I call home, and the fact that this really is where my roots were laid (no pun intended) and the fact my family has been here since 1971, makes me a tad pretentious in tourist-ville.

HOWEVER, today I have officially been hired as a server here at Sunriver Resort, and I am actually really excited. I tend to hermit up in my studio & of course, my kitchen, which eventually turns me off to most human beings and I end up hanging out with more plants than people… SO yay! I am re-entering into society as every college student should over the summer. 🙂
(at least that’s what our parents tell us to do)

If it were up to me I would have been smart, and saved more money from my trip to Italy, bought a VW bus with a kitchenette, and done all my food blogging from various spots around the PNW.

OH HOW I CRAVE FOR THE DAY I CAN HAVE MY OWN VAN! 

Remember, I did go to a Grateful Dead show in my mom’s stomach in 1995 (the year Jerry died), so it is in my DNA to be a bit of a wandering soul. 😉

ANYWAY BACK TO MY DELICIOUS CREATION!!

These pretty things are:

creamy

 coconut-y

aesthetically pleasing

100% plant based

*no food dye*

RAW

VEGAN

dairy free

cruelty free 

 

My Hibiscus Coconut Cream Bars are the SH*T.

I literally spent all day yesterday in the kitchen and it was AWESOME. or should I say RAWSOME?!?!

I went to the Bendlandia farmers market, got loadsss of fresh, organic, local  produce, I met local farmers, tried local biz’s goodies, like kraut and mushroom butter and lavender lemonade. I bought fresh PEONIES and the largest Rhubarb I have ever seen. Plus, I actually tried rhubarb for the first time! I really like it and I want to know your favorite Rhubarb recipes. Somehow I have already managed to make a rhubarb purée and am planning out a wonderful vegan rhubarb strawberry pie for ya’ll!

See those cherries?? Yeah, I have already eaten all of them. 🙂

Now, lets focus on what I’m actually writing about…

HIBISCUS COCONUT CREAM BARS!

FIRST OFF, it’s the cashew coconut layer that makes these babies so special.

{and the fact that they are purple}

 

you’re going to need a plethora of healthy things for the cashew layer. and this layer alone is worth exploring.

SO this is the OG cashew coconut dough , it taste’s better than your favorite cookie dough and can be eaten RAW without being afraid of it giving you salmonella!

Oh, the joys of being plant based…

you could sculpt this into balls and chill as cookies, throw in your favorite dairy free ice cream as cookie dough, or use it in a wild creation as I did!

so yummy I could not stop licking the spoon!

COCONUT CASHEW LAYER:

  • pitted dates
  • coconut oil
  • almonds
  • cashews
  • dried/shredded coconut
  • organic coconut milk
  • maple syrup
  • cardamom

Blend in high speed food processor and should look something like this!

HIBISCUS LAYER:

Blend in high speed blender, sweeten to taste, its going to taste a little bit like Kefir {drinkable yogurt} as the cashews make it a little bitter and so does the Jamaica, {not sure what Jamaica is? click my homemade Jamaica Recipe here  }

add more or less Jamaica to effect the color 🙂

HOMEMADE HIBISCUS MILK for your purple layer!

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. apply coconut layer to baking pan lined with foil or parchment paper
  2. let freeze for about 15 mins before adding coconut layer after sculpting layer evenly (should be a bit oily and easy to sculpt)
  3. apply coconut cream layer–as you’ll see I have one white layer and one purple layer, the white layer is just hibiscus layer recipe with out the Jamaica. The Jamaica adds a little bit of bitterness, but is mainly used for color 🙂
  4. get creative and mix accordingly to the color you want for the purple/hibiscus layer.
  5. let freeze for 4-5 hours, thaw/sit @ room temperature for about 7-10 mins before serving.
  6. serve with a pretty flower or top with powdered sugar/coconut.
  7. it tastes a lot like an ice-cream cake, so be prepared for a lot of napkins if you are going to eat it like a bar, or just serve with a fork.

 

THANKS FOR READING AND PUTTING UP WITH MY CRAZY RECIPES!

XOXO 

DW




 

 

 

 

THE OG BANANA NICE CREAM

I feel like this has become the most popular of the raw desserts and ice cream alternatives.

you may be hesitant because its being talked about so much, and we all know what bananas taste like. But I remember days when I would eat a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s, cause it was THAT addicting, and feel like absolute sh*t the next day.

We’ve all been there…

Sugar hangovers are REAL. Which is exactly why we should listen to our bodies and realize that too much sugar (which is in almost ALL of our processed foods) is NOT healthy for our bodies.

If you love ice cream like I do. Try the NICE CREAM!

You really CAN just use 1 ingredient: bananas (with the right blender.)

I however, prefer a little bit of dairy free milk, soy or coconut are my favorite.

Instructions:

  1. Place a couple cups of frozen bananas into your blender
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of your nut milk
  3. Put your blender on Pulse, and pulse it only a few times, checking it frequently with wooden spoon making sure you don’t have too much milk.
  4. serve, and enjoy!

*** if it is too soupy, you used too much milk.

  • add more bananas if needed.
  • Remember, bananas are naturally creamy and if they are the right amount of frozen/unfrozen, sometimes you don’t even need a blender. you can just mash with a spoon!
***a lot of people don’t like just the taste of bananas!
  • If you want it sweeter, add a tablespoon of a natural sweetener, like maple syrup, stevia, or agave nectar!
  • Get creative and add your favorite toppings and ingredients (such as peanut butter, coconut, strawberries, chocolate, etc… 🙂 )

Banana Nice Cream w/ Peanut Butter Cookies

 

RAW - VEGAN - DAIRY FREE - GLUTEN FREE - CRUELTY FREE - GUILT FREE!

Who doesn’t love the combo of peanut butter and banana??

This flavor combo is what I crave most when it’s hot here in central Oregon and I am burning many calories, WHILST eating vegan.

PEANUTS = PROTEIN

BANANAS = PROTEIN

* THEREFORE: VEGANS ARE NOT PROTEIN DEFICIENT ! *

This recipe is totally inspired by my biggest vegan inspirations: Emily Von Euw, writer and vegan food blogger. Visit her website HERE !

I altered her recipe a little, I did not use walnuts, but used macadamia nuts instead + added some chia, coconut and maple syrup! 🙂

The cookies are totally raw, and taste much more rawsome than any sugar loaded, high fat, peanut butter cookie you’d get anywhere else that makes you feel bloated and guilty for eating it…

By eating raw desserts, think of it similar to a cliff bar or nut bar. It is SO good for you, and gives you the right, healthy amount of energy you might want to have it for breakfast instead! (not saying you shouldn’t ;))

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  •  pitted dates
  • ORGANIC peanut butter ( I always use Adams 100% natural  )
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
  • chia seeds
  • maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add all ingredients into food processor (see photo above)
  • blend until dough is made
  • taste!!
  • sculpt into cookies (will be a little oily due to coconut oil)
  • chill for about 20 mins before serving
  • pair with banana nice cream
  • ENJOY!

 

CHARCOAL MELONADE

CHARCOAL MELONADE

Okay ya'll, I am on the charcoal train and not getting off anytime soon.

You probably think I am crazy, as you know I experiment with a lot of foods, but this one BY FAR is my favorite.

I started paying attention to charcoal when I started seeing BLACK in my favorite food bloggers food and was like woaaaa…

 AESTHETICALLY PLEASING MUCH?! 

As an artist, I only know charcoal for drawing and getting it on everything I touch when I use it. But after a LOT of research, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL happens to be quite a magical substance we should all be CONSUMING a lot more of.

Oddly enough, charcoal has NO taste. I have been mixing about a tablespoon with a mason jar of water and drinking it after a meal, and it totally just tastes like water. (Although it will stain your mason jar black)…

I wanted my first charcoal recipe to be EXTREMELY aesthetically pleasing for you.

SO, I pulled out half of a cantaloupe in my fridge and said,

VOILA; CHARCOAL MELONADE!

topped with indigenous Oregon flowers ✺

WHAT ARE CHARCOAL BENIFITS???

  • Whitens Teeth. Have your teeth become stained from coffee, tea, wine or berries?
  • Alleviates Gas and Bloating.
  • Treats Alcohol Poisoning (and Helps Prevent Hangovers).
  • Mold Cleansing.
  • Water Filtration.
  • Emergency Toxin Removal.
  • Skin and Body Health.
  • Digestive Cleanse.
    
    



This is not the last time I am posting about this amazing carbon source.

Essentially, Activated Charcoal is an activated carbon cooked at a REALLY high temperature. (Like 1,800 Fahrenheit high).

This makes a magical chemical reaction which makes harsh chemicals disappear and good ones appear. This allows the very tiny pours being left perfect for adsorption.

adsorption vs. absorption 
  • Adsorption: attracts substances and traps it on a surface.

     

  • Absorption: soaks in all substances (like a sponge).

     

Charcoal is an adsorbing carbon that pushes out toxic chemicals in and on our bodies.

AS WELL is in the air.

So, not only can charcoal treat negative substances in our body (hangover cure much?) , but it can also treat odor AND whiten teeth.


NOW FOR THE MELONADE RECIPE:

MELON MIXTURE:

  • 1/2 of a organic cantaloupe
  • lemon juice from 2 organic lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut vinegar
  • 1 cup organic maple syrup

Charcoal Mixture:

  • 2 tablespoons of good life activated charcoal powder
  • add a pitcher of water to serve
ENJOY!
XX
DW