Monthly Archives: February 2014

Raw Vegan Salted Caramel cheesecake

It was P’s birthday last week, and even though I knew what to get him for ages already, I really struggled deciding what cake to bake him.

P. is more a savoury kinda guy (except for Ccramel, he could have that on EVERYTHING), but I really believe there should be cake on every birthday. So after a long think through, I went for one of his all time favourites: NY style cheesecake and decided to top it up with a salted caramel frosted sauce.

Since we both eat mainly vegan,  I created a raw vegan, sugar free recipe for this, and I have to admit, it did work out really well!

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RECIPE

Crunchy base:

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (soaked)
  • 1 cup almonds (soaked)
  • ½ cup pitted Medjool dates
  • bit of agave nectar

“Cheese” layer: 

  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • ½ cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 6 Tbs. coconut oi(gently warmed)
  • a couple of Tbs. of lime juice
  • bit raw agave nectar
  • vanilla seeds

Salted Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, 
  • 2 Tbs. raw agave nectar
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil

1. Place the nuts and dates in separate bowls and let soak for a couple of hours.

2. Pulse macadamia nuts, almonds, agave nectar and dates in a food processor or blender to a sticky crumb-like consistency. and press the mixture into a cake shape.

3. Mix cashews, coconut oil, lime juice, agave nectar, vanilla and 6 Tbs. water in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture onto crust, and freeze for around 3 hours (or until firm). Remove from freezer,  blend all the caramel sauce ingredients and spread over the chilled cake. Done! The cake stays good for almost a week, when kept in the fridge!

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C L E A N + M I N I M A L inspi

Happy Friday all.

Here’s some minimal+clean inspiration to get through the last day of the week.

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Lé+PAULx3: The Marble Collection

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For valentine, I decided to create an accessory line. Here are the first 2 phone covers from the Lé+PAULx3 limited edition marble collection, available in black or white marble matte finish, for HTC ONE M7, iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5.

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More colours and design coming soon. For any order or inquiries, please contact me here.

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Keep aiming

A little preview of my first tattoo.

Arrow Tattoo on Snakeskin Jacket, by Vagabond Studio in Hockney, London

I got this little arrow hand-poked last week to remind me to keep aiming forward. As last year has been a very heavy one (losing somebody very near to me etc) I wanted something that reminds me to keep my head up and focus on the future, whilst not let me forget this year. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties & shit, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

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I decided to get it hand-poked as well, to make the experience as personal as possible. The lovely Andy at Vaganbond tattoo studio in Hackney, East London, just around the corner of our place, did a wonderful job.

Check out more of his work here: Andrew Hulbert

 

 

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Inspire me

A little bit of fashion inspo to dream away with before LFW..

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(source: Zara, Glassons, miishka, blissfulbblog, Holly Garber, Isabel Marant, IndiaRoseBlog, Free People, Tumblr, Tumblr, Tumblr, fash-n-chips, Zara, Zara)

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Lost & Found: LFW flashbacks

With the Mens Collections behind us, and London Fashion Week quickly coming closer, I love getting in the mood by going through some snapshot of previous fashion week parties last year.

Hard to to top these good nights London, but I dare you…

Dancing with the lovely Yvan Rodic aka the Facehunter

Dancing with the lovely Yvan Rodic aka the Facehunter

Paul+Yvan aka the Facehunter

Paul+Yvan aka the Facehunter

Best meals ever, at Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel

Best meals ever, at Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel

Gotta love London

Gotta love London

Dancing till we drop (literally) with Jamie XX

Dancing till we drop (literally) with Jamie XX

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Lovely FM Model Stephen

Lovely FM Model Stephen

Late night stops at the chip shop

Late night stops at the chip shop

Us shot by The Style Hunter / Yvan Rodic

Us, shot by The Style Hunter / Yvan Rodic

Private show at Le Baron London

John Legend private show at Le Baron London