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FASHION DESIGNER CREATES VEGAN LEATHER SOFTER THAN REAL COW HIDE

FASHION DESIGNER CREATES VEGAN LEATHER SOFTER THAN REAL COW HIDE

    According to Livekindly Designer Don Kwaning has created a material that mimics leather but is entirely vegan, architecture and design magazine Dezeen reports. Called Lino Leather, as the name suggests, the material is made from linoleum, commonly used as flooring. Kwaning, who specializes in finding creative […]

Martha Stewart Launches Vegan Leather Shoe Range at Payless

Martha Stewart Launches Vegan Leather Shoe Range at Payless

According to Livekindly, Martha Stewart just dropped a shoe collection with Payless and it’s all made from vegan leather. The collection, called “Martha Everyday,” features 12 styles including vegan patent leather heels, strappy stilettos, scalloped flats, and kitten heel mules. Colors are primarily neutral, featuring […]

Best Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Boston Cream Pie

Best Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Boston Cream Pie

Credit to Rhian’s Recipes

Ingredients

For the cake:

For the custard:

  • 300 ml (1 1/4 cup) unsweetened cashew milk (or sub any other milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons custard powder (ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary – the amount you need may vary depending on the brand)

For the chocolate ganache*:

  • 40 g (1.5oz) dark chocolate* (ensure vegan if necessary)
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)

Instructions

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
  • Once melted, add the milk to the same bowl along with the vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and ground almonds
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  • Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
  • Transfer mixture between two greased baking tins lined with baking paper (I used two 7inch/18cm springform baking tins)
  • Bake in oven for around 15 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean
  • Once done, turn the cakes out onto wire racks and leave to cool completely before applying the custard

For the custard:

  • Heat up the milk in a saucepan with the maple syrup and vanilla
  • Dissolve the custard powder in a separate bowl in a little extra milk
  • Once the milk in the saucepan is steaming, add a little of the hot milk to the bowl with the dissolved custard powder, mix well and transfer the custard powder mixture to the saucepan
  • Mix well and keep stirring on a low heat for a few minutes until thickened. If it’s looking too thick, add a little extra milk, and if it’s looking too thin then add some more custard powder as required – in general, it’s better for the custard to be too thick than too thin
  • Leave the custard to cool for around 30 minutes before applying to the cake – it doesn’t have to be completely cooled but it should have firmed up a little

For the chocolate ganache:

  • Melt the chocolate either over a bain-marie or in the microwave, add the milk and mix well

To assemble:

  • Place one half of the sponge on a cake stand or plate, and spread the custard evenly on top of it
  • Place the other half of the sponge on top of the custard
  • Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and spread evenly
  • I’d recommend keeping the cake in the fridge for a few hours until the chocolate ganache has set before cutting to avoid making too much of a mess
  • Tastes best when fresh, but keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days

Notes

*You can alternatively use almond flour

**If you’d like to keep the cake completely refined sugar free, you could buy a refined sugar free dark chocolate, or use my coconut oil-based chocolate sauce recipe here.

Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

We are presenting The Drama store story The Story of The Dharma Store There’s two of us, and our vegan journey started in 2015. There was so much that we didn’t know (about GMO, animal cruelty, and so many other things) that we were making […]

Vegan Superfood

Vegan Superfood

WE ARE INTRODUCING BEST VEGAN FOOD PRODUCTS ADUNA Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand and social enterprise. Our mission is to bring you the natural vitality of Africa’s superfoods, while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers. Welcome to The Aduna Feel Good Tribe!  AFRICAN SUPERFOODS: DELICIOUSLY […]

Vegan Cola With 50% Less Sugar Than Coca-Cola Launches in Poland

Vegan Cola With 50% Less Sugar Than Coca-Cola Launches in Poland

Livekindly revealed a new product from Poland.

A Polish brand is aiming to make a healthier soda for all.

Called Vegan Cola, the bubbly beverage is sweetened with a mix of stevia and natural sugar and contains natural caffeine from green coffee beans. Global market research firm Mintel named the drink one of the most innovative products on the Polish market in 2017, highlighting its reduced sugar content and “natural” ingredients.

“A carbonated drink with a unique taste of cola and the addition of natural caffeine,” states the website. “The product doesn’t contain preservatives. As it’s sweetened with stevia, it has reduced calories amount and sugar content. Vegan Cola is a product for the people living in accordance and harmony with nature, willing to spend their free time in nature, away from the urban bustle, or using urban green areas for active leisure among the closest friends. Also for those who support environmental protection and helping the needy animals.”

The drink is made by Vitamizu, a Poland-based beverage company that aims to create drinks that appeal to the rising consumer demand for “better-for-you” products. Vitamizu also makes yerba mate, ginger soda, and a healthier version of Oranżada Wyborowa, a popular Polish carbonated drink from the ’70s and ’80s.

Matt & Nat – Best Vegan Brand

Matt & Nat – Best Vegan Brand

We are presenting best vegan brand „Some ideas sneak up on you as if they were always meant to be. The idea behind MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE originally came to life in 1995, in beautiful Montreal. We’re passionate and in awe of the world that surrounds […]