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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- 1 cup macadamia nuts (soaked)
- 1 cup almonds (soaked)
- ½ cup pitted Medjool dates
- bit of agave nectar
- 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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Tagged bathing suit, Beanie, black and white, Caroline Dailey Paris, charlie may, chris van veghell, clean, coat, feedle.com, Inspiration, jumpsuit, Kore ss13, la Garconne, leather backpack, Minimal, monochrome, Nude, onesie, overall, oversized, platforms, Rachel Comey, sandals, style.com, tailored, theory fall 2014, trench coat, Tumblr, whistles, Zara
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.
More colours and design coming soon. For any order or inquiries, please contact me here.
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A little preview of my first tattoo.
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.
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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Tagged andy hulbert, arrow, hackney, hand poked, line, London, tattoo, thin, thin line, vagabond
A little bit of fashion inspo to dream away with before LFW..
(source: Zara, Glassons, miishka, blissfulbblog, Holly Garber, Isabel Marant, IndiaRoseBlog, Free People, Tumblr, Tumblr, Tumblr, fash-n-chips, Zara, Zara)
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Tagged Birckenstock, blissfulbblog, Celine, Clutch, Cropped Top, Dungaree, fash-n-chips, Fashion, Free People, fringe, Glassons, Holly Garber, IndiaRoseBlog, Inspiration, Inspo, Isabel Marant, LFW, miishka, Minimal, Nike, Streetstyle, trench coat, Tumblr, White Shirt, Zara
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Tagged Ace Hotel, After Party, Facehunter, Hoi Polloi, Jamie XX, John Legend, le baron London, LFW, London Fashion Week, MAWI, Yvan Rodic