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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.

Vegan airfryer donuts

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Vegan Air Fried Donuts I have been experimenting trying to get the best tasting vegan donuts cooked in the Airfryer. I don’t deep fry. and there a no good donut stores close to where I live so attempted to make some.  There are lots of donut recipes on the internet I am not good at following recipes and don’t want to bother with things like rolling out dough. I also wanted to get more of a donut shop texture versus baked. The yeast and baking powder works really well.  This recipe is good I am the only one that has tried them though.  I do not usually measure ingredients which is why I don’t bake but I tried so you can make them and give me some feedback. Comment below or on Instagram @livingvancouverloca.  Vegan Airfryer Donuts  Ingredients  2 Tbsp vegan butter melted  1 Tbsp yeast 1 Tbsp sugar  1/4 cup water  1 Tsp baking powder  2-3 cups flour (depends on weather) Pinch salt  Few drops of vanilla (or flavouring of choice)  Approximately 1/2 cup plant milk of choice  Melt vegan butte

Vegan gluten-free sweet potato cake bites

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This an adaptation of the sweet potato brownie recipe I tried a few years ago. Read that post here  https://www.livingvancouverloca.com/2017/10/october-30-2017-healthy-flourless-vegan.html . New twist these are cooked in the Instant Vortex Plus airfryer oven and the method is a little different. These turned out so good add a bit of alcohol and these could definitely be a dessert option in a fancy restaurant.  Yesterday I cooked the sweet potato  in the Instantpot on manual pressure for 10 minutes. Let it sit for an hour and then put them in the fridge over night.  I was making these for breakfast I wanted pancakes and also wanted to see what brownies would taste like. I forgot the maple syrup by accident it wasn’t needed. Pressure cooking the potatoes brings out the sweetness. The only baking tray that fits in my airfryer oven is the mini cupcake one which is perfect.  For the method I dumped the ingredients in the bowl without measuring. I have approximated the measurements below.  I