Vanity Veggie

The Karma, Dharma and Charma of Jewlie and Court.

Oh. My. Gosh. There is a blog called ilovekale.com. The above recipe is:

Kale, Potato, Pea and Anise Soup.
Love it. Click photo to visit the blog. It isn’t all vegan, but still…we love KALE!

Oh. My. Gosh. There is a blog called ilovekale.com. The above recipe is:

Kale, Potato, Pea and Anise Soup.

Love it. Click photo to visit the blog. It isn’t all vegan, but still…we love KALE!

I LOVE Urban Decay. At this point almost everything I put on my face comes from their long line of vegan products—including my makeup brushes. UD’s practices are certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.
My favorite is probably their Urban Defense tinted moisturizer. I put it on after cleansing and toning my skin and it not only prevents sunburn in the summer, but vibrant, even-looking skin all year round.
I have combination skin and large-ish pores. This stuff makes me feel pretty without having a heavy amount of icky chemicals on my face. 

Check them out!
http://www.urbandecay.com/

I LOVE Urban Decay. At this point almost everything I put on my face comes from their long line of vegan products—including my makeup brushes. UD’s practices are certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program (CCIC) as cruelty-free.

My favorite is probably their Urban Defense tinted moisturizer. I put it on after cleansing and toning my skin and it not only prevents sunburn in the summer, but vibrant, even-looking skin all year round.

I have combination skin and large-ish pores. This stuff makes me feel pretty without having a heavy amount of icky chemicals on my face.

Check them out!

http://www.urbandecay.com/

LOOK
I am so excited for this new line coming FALL

LOOK

I am so excited for this new line coming FALL

Easy italian!
whole wheat angel hair, roasted onion, walnuts and garlic in olive oil, crunchy sea salt, fresh basil, local tomatoes :)
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Easy italian!

whole wheat angel hair, roasted onion, walnuts and garlic in olive oil, crunchy sea salt, fresh basil, local tomatoes :)

xxxo court

red pepper soup

I invented this a couple years ago and luckily I was able to re create it last weekend with Katie. I am not so good at writing down measurements, so spices are usually just my best estimate.

Ingredients:

  • Two cartons of cherry tomatoes (not sure how many oz. you could just use like 5 large and very ripe tomatoes)
  • 5 oz fresh organic baby spinach (or more!)

6 cups veggie broth (for a thicker, more tomatoey soup, maybe just use 4. I used Rapunzel vegan boullion with herbs and sea salt) 

  • three cans organic garbanzo beans, drained of course
  • one large yellow onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • sea salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  1. Bring broth to boil and simmer on low.(( add chick peas whenever. I like them to get soft, but if you don’t then just wait until later.))
  2. chop onion and peppers into bite size (we want them to get soft but not squishy), saute in olive oil on LOW heat. We dont want them getting brown
  3. Puree tomatoes, spices, garlic, vinegar and about 1/3 cup oil. Salt to taste.
  4. Test your tomato mixture. If it is yummy, pour it into simmering broth. If not, adjust spices and try again.
  5. Once the veggies are almost done, dump them in the pot, turn heat down, cover. let all the ingredients simmer and get to know each other for about 8 minutes.
  6. uncover pot and dump in allll the spinach you want. simmer some more, not too long. we want the spinach to stay yummy and green.
  7. add cayenne and salt to taste
  8. EAT

I really love this soup. Lots of protein and tomatoey goodness:) Hope you enjoy

uh oh… I think I need this
thatguygirl:

Just fell in love with this bag and the brand Matt & Nat. Eco-friendly and vegan to boot. Seriously gorge. I adore.
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uh oh… I think I need this

thatguygirl:

Just fell in love with this bag and the brand Matt & Nat. Eco-friendly and vegan to boot. Seriously gorge. I adore.

(via veggiebeauty)

so it has been QUITE a while…

Because I was finishing up my journalism degree/got a new job (!!!)/ was going through a sad breakup. But for a while I have been getting recipe requests and I just can’t let everyone down!

Stay tuned for red pepper and chickpea soup! I taught my dear sweet katie how to make it last weekend and we ate the WHOLE POT.

so in order for my friends and family to eat well, i feel once again compelled to record my silly recipes and experiments :)

xxxo court

Skinny Skinny Dry Shampoo
Have you ever tried this stuff? There are a lot of brands but this was the one vegan and organic dry shampoo that I could find. I like the concept; you rub it into your roots/bangs on days when your hair is looking kinda dirty when you don’t have time to shower. What could be better? In middle school I used baby powder, later I learned you could use corn starch.
Was this product worth $32 ? Not sure. Does it work? Well, it depends on your hair type.
I gave this product to my fellow vegan and housemate Danielle to try. She has very fine brunette hair. She said it took a really long time to work the powder into her hair and by that time she felt like she could have just taken a shower instead. Danielle said it did make her hair a little thicker but took the shine out.
She also had her sister try it. Her sister had blonde, straight hair that is slightly thincker Danielle’s. She loved it!
I tried it, too. I, as you may have noted, have very thick, dark, semi-coarse/wavy hair. It takes a while for my hair to actually get greasy, but I tried this product and found that it helped my bangs look clean on days when I normally would have just washed my whole head. I found that the best way to apply it was to sprinkle some into my hands ind then rub it into the roots/bangs with my fingers. Some people just sprinkle the stuff right on, but that made it difficult for me to distribute evenly.
At the end of the day, though, maybe you should just try cornstarch. This stuff is pretty expensive.
lovelovelove

Skinny Skinny Dry Shampoo

Have you ever tried this stuff? There are a lot of brands but this was the one vegan and organic dry shampoo that I could find. I like the concept; you rub it into your roots/bangs on days when your hair is looking kinda dirty when you don’t have time to shower. What could be better? In middle school I used baby powder, later I learned you could use corn starch.

Was this product worth $32 ? Not sure. Does it work? Well, it depends on your hair type.

I gave this product to my fellow vegan and housemate Danielle to try. She has very fine brunette hair. She said it took a really long time to work the powder into her hair and by that time she felt like she could have just taken a shower instead. Danielle said it did make her hair a little thicker but took the shine out.

She also had her sister try it. Her sister had blonde, straight hair that is slightly thincker Danielle’s. She loved it!

I tried it, too. I, as you may have noted, have very thick, dark, semi-coarse/wavy hair. It takes a while for my hair to actually get greasy, but I tried this product and found that it helped my bangs look clean on days when I normally would have just washed my whole head. I found that the best way to apply it was to sprinkle some into my hands ind then rub it into the roots/bangs with my fingers. Some people just sprinkle the stuff right on, but that made it difficult for me to distribute evenly.

At the end of the day, though, maybe you should just try cornstarch. This stuff is pretty expensive.

lovelovelove

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