Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Muffin tray

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C or 375°F
  2. Mix the soy milk and vinegar and set aside
  3. Blend the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and oil
  4. Add the mixture of soy milk and vinegar
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients
  6. Carefully mix in the blueberries
  7. Grease the mold and fill up to 3/4th with batter
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the centre is dry (test with a knife)
  9. Voila!

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Current wants

Seeing as I am a huge list lover as well as a Pinterest addict, I thought I’d share some of the things that I’ve been eyeing up every once in a while. I love seeing and reading these kinds of wish list by other people myself.  Here’s the first one; can you tell I’m longing for spring? :-)

41974981_055_b.jpg Merkat Earrings by Anthropologie

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Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 19.27.49.png   The Swedish Model Bag

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 19.25.09    Swell bottle

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 19.24.34.pngCharlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Golden Godess

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 19.29.22.png     Animal Plant pots by Anthropologie

Wanneer er niet genoeg binnen aan een huis is

Ik zat vandaag op de trein. Lekker warm. Want buiten was het één van de koudste dagen van deze winter. Temperaturen onder nul. We glijden voorbij de achterzijden van de eerste Brusselse huizen. Eens Brussel binnengekomen zie ik iets vreemds.  Een waslijn met een horde aan gekleurde t-shirts. Gek, denk ik, om bij deze temperaturen je was te drogen te hangen.  Elke t-shirt wordt een statisch en stijve vlag in de wind die weigert te wapperen. Dan zie ik het. Een vierkanten constructie. Een bijeenraapsel van dozen en plastiek. Vier muren en een dak.

Nu weet ik waarom. Wanneer er niet genoeg binnen aan een huis is moet het buiten. De was buiten. De koude binnen. De deur altijd open. Was het buiten maar warm en binnen koud. De wereld binnenstebuiten gekeerd als een warme trui met fleece binnenin. Dan was er plaats genoeg, en iedereen in de huislijke warmte, altijd en overal.

Ana Frois
© Ana Frois

Why I Blog

People often don’t know I  have this blog. It’s only when I tell them or when they see my posts through social media that they know. It seems weird to me, seeing as to me it’s a relatively big part of my daily life. I’m always surprised the word “hobby blogger” isn’t written on my forehead somehow. But anyways, I love to blog and here’s why.

Firstly, writing is my number one creative outlet. I love to juggle with words and to carefully consider what to put where. I love that you can rearrange and change your mind. My blog is a space that allows me te be or do whatever I want to. It could be poetry one day, it can be a lifestyle or fashion related items the next. My mood constantly changes and I thoroughly enjoy that my blog can change with me.

Secondly, it’s a fantastic way to look back on things. Sometimes when I’m not really feeling it, I scroll through my own Instagram and blog and think: wow, I’ve done so much in the past few months or years. I’m always stunned at how many good moments there have been. It’s a great way to keep those memories safely stowed and always at hand to cheer me up.

Finally, this blog gives me a platform to straighten my thoughts, to make lists, to get out there what I feel needs to be heard or simply be said, whether it’s being read or not. It’s how I structure the dreamy, emotional and creative part of my brain. What’s even better is that this part gets to interact with people; there’s nothing more fun than seeing someone like or reblog a post and reply to comments. It’s the best feeling to see that a blog post doesn’t just end with the reader, it’s only the starting point of a discussion.

So, that’s why I blog. No matter the time or effort, I’m determined to keep this blog going and I’m excited to see how it evolves as I grow.

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© Lotta from Stockholm