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Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

Vegan weekend adventures in Ottawa fall 2023

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The fall season in Ottawa is a few weeks so you have to enjoy it. This summer was mostly rainy but it was heat wave weather at the end September straight to the colder windy days of October. If you are new to my blog I have lived most of my life in Vancouver and moved to Ottawa last year. I moved to Ottawa with my mom and last fall was dealing with her pancreatic cancer so I didn’t have time to enjoy Ottawa fall things. My mom passed away last October and this year I didn’t have many commitments which left me time to explore the Ottawa beauty and vegan food.  There really isn’t enough time to explore everything and work there is always something going on. I have also gone from not having much of a social life to having to vegan friends in the last couple of months. The beauty of Ottawa is it really is a big city small town at least in the vegan market community. Hotpotatoco one of the vendors at the market introduced me to one of my vegan friends that will be known as the other vegan g

I made Vegan Hackspod mung bean vegan egg recipe with Urad dal or Split black Mapte Beans

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I love VeganHackspod’s Mung bean vegan egg recipe. Here is a previous blog comparing it to Justegg-vs-mung-bean-egg-using-vegan.html I wondered if  different lentil would work I didn’t cook lentils much myself before I was vegan but my mom always did. I only had Urad Dal or split black mapte beans a couple of times. My mom would save it for special occasions telling me it took longer to cook. I remember it being so creamy as a soup. It was only $3.99 for the bag about the same price as mung beans. Looking at the instructions they don’t take longer to cook and I looked up some recipes online they are used in pancakes.  I soaked them after four hours they are so fluffy and expanded so much. The washing was a little more work for these than the mung lentils because it’s hard to tell if it’s skin or dirt on them maybe that’s what my mom meant by longer cooking.  The next day I blended the lentils with some spices and plant milk. I used ripple milk and I used the magic bullet to blend so it