Vegan Gingerbread Donuts + Maple Glaze {RECIPE}

Recently became Vegan. In this journey I've noticed a lack of what my greedy ass craves, sweets. I decided to fill this void myself. So I'm on a journey to bake Vegan versions of my favorite desserts and candies.  For my first cooking experience on YouTube, I tackled my beloved donuts. Watch the video below to learn how to make Vegan Gingerbread Donuts with Ginger Maple Glaze.

VEGAN GINGERBREAD DONUTS + GINGER MAPLE GLAZE

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Notes: this recipe makes about 12 baked donuts, and it only takes about 30 minutes in total to throw together.

Donut Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 ¾ cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

  • Pinch of all spice

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup oil - (I used coconut)

  • 1 tbsp vinegar (I used apple cider)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup lukewarm non-dairy milk or water (I used almond milk)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and oil the donut pans with vegan butter, oil, or spray. I use coconut oil or vegan butter.

In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt).

In a medium bowl slowly whisk together the wet ingredients sugar, milk, vanilla and oil.

Create a large well in the dry ingredients, then slowly pour the wet ingredients into it. Whisk until well combined.

Fill a pastry bag or plastic ziplock bag {cut the end} with the batter and distribute it evenly into the donut pans. You can also just scoop the batter into each donut hole. Til each is about 2/3 full. Makes it easier if you place the bag inside a tall cup when placing batter into it. Bake for 10-13 minutes, remove from the oven. Let sit in tray for 5 minutes then pop the donuts out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

Ginger Maple Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

  • 1-2 tbsp water or milk (I used almond milk)

In a small bowl. Mix together powdered sugar, maple syrup and ginger. Add milk one tsp at a time until desired consistency.

Once donuts are cooled, dip each one into the glaze. Set on wire rack and repeat until all donuts are complete.

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PORN STORIES

Porn Stories Cute LA

I've discussed my new Vegan lifestyle and how to talk to your crushMy latest video talks about the taboo topic of porn. Growing up and learning about sex, most millennials stumbled on some form of pornography. Whether magazine, scrambled porn or late night Cinemax. For some reason, it's believed that only boys growing up have these stories. That girls would never struggle with trying to watch scrambled porn. 

My latest video combats that, girls do wonder about sex. In fact, I go over a few funny stories about how I learned about sex.

1. Grandma's Old Stash - Exploring your grandparents house can lead to more than you bargained for. In this case, it was an old ass Playgirl magazine. Which I shared with every girl cousin I knew. This was our eye opening experience. Especially since manscaping didn't exist yet.

2. Scrambled Porn - Oh this generation has it so easy! The fun in scrambled porn is you assumed it was sex. With all the static, zig zags and horrible connection you never really knew. You would spend hours, just to see 2 seconds of sex. Seconds that you appreciated with all your heart.

3. Buying Playgirl - You know you're a teen when you think the guy at the newsstand gives a fck about what you buy. After weeks of planning, my best friend and I decided to buy our own Playgirl. Later in life this magazine would come to haunt me, when my father found it while helping me move out of the house. 

4. Porn Party - What's that you ask? It's when a group of nerdy theatre kids (raises hand) decide to watch porn together. It was a pizza party and instead of movies we watched porn. Learning experience, yes. Awkward looking back on, double yes. 

You can hear about these stories in hilarious detail in my latest YouTube video. In hopes that it reminds you that it's okay to talk about these subjects. Since at one point we were all curious about the bow chicka wow wow.  

HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT SEX GROWING UP? LET ME KNOW IN COMMENTS!

AM I VEGAN?!

AM I VEGAN

I recently made the switch to a Vegan lifestyle. I use that term loosely, because there's a lot of different Vegans out there. I'm a level one Vegan. Which means, I'm doing it for health and vanity reasons. Saving animals is just an awesome bonus. Yay animals! I'm a Level one Vegan to the point I call myself, "Vegetarian with Vegan tendencies." 

In my newest YouTube video I discuss my journey into becoming a Vegan. The struggle is real but worth it.Here are a preview of the thoughts I share about this Vegan adventure: 

1. I don't fuck with tofu. I've tried it - up, down, sideways, fried, and grilled. I gave it a good shot and I hate tofu.

2. I need some Vegan rules or commandments. There are so many types of Vegans we need to clear this shit up in the most basic way possible. Please for the sake of people trying to jump into this lifestyle.

3. If there is an Animal Apocalypse. I'm safe. I might even become the Queen of the animals. Which that is worth it right there. You should become Vegan for that point alone.

4. You're going to fucking miss cheese. To the point of dreaming about it. Vegan cheese is not cheese. It's a sad distant cousin to cheese, but it's not cheese. I'm on a mission so far Cashew Cheese and Trader Joe's Vegan cream cheese is the only option I fucks with.

You can watch the full take on becoming a Vegan in my latest YouTube video. Where I also ask the hard hitting question, "If a unicorn is found in the woods, is it a unicorn?"

ARE YOU A VEGAN? WOULD YOU BECOME ONE? SHARE YOUR STORIES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

FILM CHAT: THE FLASH | CAPTAIN MARVEL

Film News The Flash and Captain Marvel

Film Chat this week, we talk about, The Flash and Captain Marvel. With my quirky side notes and thoughts added in for good measure. This week I bring up sex and cookies

The Flash starring Ezra Miller will hit theaters in 2018. The new director taking over for this film is Rick Fumiyama. The director behind last year's Sundance hit "DOPE." He also wrote and directed classics, "Brown Sugar" and "The Wood." Excited to see what he brings to the table since this will be his first big budget studio film. 

Captain Marvel will hit theaters in 2019. It will be the first Marvel film starring a female superhero. Though the first spot should go to Black Widow. Studios are in early negotiations with Brie Larson to portray the superhero. The Oscar winner is their first choice and Chris Evans has even praised the possibility.

To get a more in depth view on these movies make sure to watch the YouTube video!

ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THESE FILMS? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CRUSH IF YOU'RE AWKWARD

How to talk to your crush if you're awkward

When it comes to letting my crushes know how I feel. I could use some work. I'm awesome an initiating conversation. It's just, how I start it and where it goes. I felt like I wasn't alone in my quest to get better with crushes. Therefore, I came up with some tips for talking to your crush if you're awkward. Watch my latest YouTube to see full details on my tips to talking to your crush.

Here's a brief overview:

1. Initiate Conversation - Whether it's going up to them in a bar or texting them first. Sometimes you just have to balls up and get it done.

2. Touch Them - Not in a creepy way. But in a playful touch his/her shoulder when they say something witty and on fire way.

3. Be Vulnerable - Nobody has time to wonder for months if you're just friends or more. Just let them know up front and save everyone some time in the process.

BONUS TIP: Get Drunk - Yep if all else fails, take a shot. This will make steps 1 - 3 easier to do. Also, this applies to adults that know what they're doing.

 

WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR TALKING TO YOUR CRUSH? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!