I tried the new Starbucks Pineapple Refresher

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  I had stars that were going to expire so I decided to try the new refresher. I have seen some reviews of people that love it and others of people that hate it. It’s often sold out but I was in a location where they had it.  I am not really a fan of pineapple flavours. I like other refreshers from Starbucks and I love passion fruit so thought it might be good. There are options to add coconut milk or lemonade. I always get coconut milk in my coffee but I don’t like it in refreshers and I always like lemonade. The drink at first seemed okay but it had a strange bitter aftertaste after each sip. I am not sure the addition of the lemonade made it like that but my mom and I both didn’t like it. It was drinkable but not something I would order again. I will stick to the the Mango Dragon Fruit refresher as my go to refresher from Starbucks.  Let me know if you have tried it in the comments or on Instagram @livingottawalocal.

April 17, 2018 Vegan Nachos and Cheese Sauce


I saw this amazing Vegan Hollandaise recipe from www.hookedonplants.ca I had to get cashews to actually try it. I made a few changes using the ingredients I had. The result is so good it inspired me to write a blog post.

The recipe calls to soak cashews overnight I soaked them for 10 minutes. I also replaced the lemon juice with pressured cooked ginger lemon my friend made for me. I used curry spice, herbamare sea salt, and pepper for seasoning.


I put all the following ingredients in the magic bullet 

half a cup of cashews
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
seasoning

After blending it was too runny so I added another 10 cashews and a tablespoon of nutritional yeast



The texture is great except I should have soaked the additional cashews

To make tortilla chips



heat a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil in a pan (I used olive this time coconut in the past)

fold corn tortilla (365 by whole foods is my preferred tortilla) into triangles and fry for a minute


I can't get over how healthy this sauce is it tastes very indulgent. I will likely use it instead of mayo in the future.

Enjoy





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