Guava Paste Rolls – Enroladinhos de Goiabada

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SUMMERTIME! It’s almost here! I can feel it. We’re planning loads of fun trips and big changes for this summer. The sun comes out and it feels like we all come alive and become braver to try new things, go new places, get moving…

Maybe you’re not going far away this summer, or maybe you’re waiting for the day to take off to arrive. Here’s a recipe to make and bake in the meantime. It’ll give you a taste of a faraway land. It’s quick, easy, and tastes sweet and summery.

Introduction to Guava Paste

For this recipe we’re using Guava paste or guava marmalade. It’s made from guava, native to South America. The guava paste is a thickened jelly that is so firm you can slice it. Its strong sweetness complements deliciously with savory. The deep guava-red hue adds a beautiful flair to dishes. It has a flexible texture meaning you can slice it and pair it with queijo fresco (or probably any cheese; it’d make an excellent addition to your cheese board), or melt it with a few teaspoons of water and use it as a cake filling, or cut it up and use it as a filling for rolls and other pastries. Buy it. Open up the packaging, slice it, throw it on a cracker, welcome to a new world. Continue reading

Vegan Vanilla Pancakes – Panquecas Americanas Veganas

A long time ago I pinned this amazing, easy recipe for fluffy, quick, and vegan pancakes. I am so glad that I saved it on an index card in my recipe box, because I looked for it again online, and it has

vanished! The pin linked to a website called “mylittlecelebration“, which apparently doesn’t exist anymore. 

I am going to share the recipe here below. It is not mine, but I do enjoy it immensely! It’s my go-to recipe for fluffy deliciousness for brunch (or dinner sometimes…shh). You need a trusty pancake recipe in your culinary repertoire. So here we go…

Ingredients 

1 cup flour*

1 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp baking powder
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for so long. Really. It’s one of my absolute favorites. I’ll post the recipe here first, but if you’d like to know why I love it so much, just scroll on through!

Yields: About two dozen (24) cookies

Time: Fast. 8-10 minutes baking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown cane sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegan butter or margarine
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed) or 1 cup (or a flax egg)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips or 3/4 cup carob chips

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A Bit of Real Life

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Today I’m going to share a little bit about real life. Are you ready?

I had been wanting to remove the carpet in our apartment ever since before we moved in. It wasn’t terrible, but the idea of living on carpet that had been here for who knows how long, plus you can’t really truly clean carpet, didn’t 100% appeal to me.

Last month my wish finally came true. We chose a beautiful replacement and after a week of mess, our floors were installed and everything back into order. We loved how easy they were to clean, the way they looked and felt. Nice.

Thirteen days later I was doing laundry when the washing machine simply decided to continue filling and filling and flooded. By the time we saw it had already affected a large area of the living room and the back closet that shares a wall with the laundry closet. We spent that evening using up every dry towel and cloth to clean up as fast as possible. We put fans and heaters on…

When I told my grandpa about our little misfortune, he replied with “In all things God be praised”.

We contacted the floor guy that had been hired by the flooring company to install our floors. We had become friends and found out we are almost neighbours. He came to take a look and found the early signs of mold underneath the boards, despite our best efforts.

We had two options. Take care of it ourselves or involve our insurance company (pay a deductible and have a claim on our record, which would disqualify us from future insurance discounts).

Robert, the floor guy, offered to do the repairs for less than our insurance deductible, meaning we didn’t have to file the claim.

The flooring company had overestimated the amount of material that would be needed and had to readjust our quote. The amount they returned ended up being $7 short of how much the repairs will cost. In other words, the repairs will not really go outside of our original flooring budget.

Yes, grandpa. God be praised in all things. Even in our messes.

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Hoje vou compartilhar um pouco da vida real com vocês. Preparados?

Desde antes que nos mudamos para este apartamento, eu queria tirar o carpete. O carpete nao era horrivel, mas a idéia de morar com um carpete que estava aqui por muitos anos, além do fato que não da pra realmente limpar carpete, não me agradava muito.

No mês passado meu desejo finalmente se tornou realidade. Escolhemos um lindo piso novo e depois de uma semana de bagunça, nosso chão novo foi instalado e tudo voltou a ordem. Nós amamos.

Treze dias depois eu estava lavando a roupa quando a máquina de lavar roupa simplesmente decidiu continuar enchendo e enchendo e inundou. Quando fomos ver, já havia afetado uma grande área da sala e o closet que fica de tras com o closet da lavanderia. Nós passamos a noite toda usando uma toalha seca e um pano para limpar o mais rápido possível. Colocamos ventiladores e aquecedores …

Quando eu contei pro meu avô sobre nossa pequena desastre, ele respondeu “Por tudo Deus seja louvado”.

Mandamos uma mensagem para o homem que havia sido contratado pela empresa de pisos para fazer a instalação na primeira vez. Tinhamos nos tornados amigos e descobrimos que somos quase vizinhos. Ele veio para dar uma olhada e encontrou os primeiros sinais de mofo debaixo das tábuas, apesar dos nossos melhores esforços.

Tinhamos duas opções. Nos virar pessoalmente ou involver a companhia de seguros (teriamos que pagar uma franquia e nos desqualificaria para futuros desconto).

Robert, o homem do piso, se ofereceu para fazer os reparos por menos da franquia que teriamos que pagar pro seguro, o que significa que não vamos precisar acionar o seguro.

A empresa de pisos tinha superestimado a quantidade de material que seria necessário par acompletar o trabalho. Quando devolvemos o material, eles reajustaram nossa conta. O valor que eles retornaram acabou sendo $7 menos do que os reparos vão custar. Ou seja, os reparos não vão sair do nosso orçamento original.

Sim, vovô. Deus seja louvado em todas as coisas. Mesmo em nossas bagunças.

In 2018…

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Friends! Hello 🙂

Did you know they deactivated the “like” button on Pinterest? Sad. But at least they save all your pins in a secret folder so you can look back at all your favorites! I was scrolling through mine today when I came across this image:

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I’m linking to the source where I found it. The list is theirs, I just made it fit into a page

I thought it was a great idea and wanted to print it for Vini and I to fill out. I love lists; Vini always makes New Year’s Resolutions. It’d be a good thing.

However, the image was too small to print out at a decent quality, so I made my own template. I thought I’d share it with you in case you’d like to fill it out too.

I really believe in intentionality, and I think this will be a fun way to keep accountable and be intentional about ways I can make next year better. It’s nice to see growth; it’s also nice to cross things off a list!

What are your plans for making 2018 a year of growth, peace, and success?

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Você sabia que eles desativaram o botão de “curtir” no Pinterest? Triste. Mas pelo menos eles guardaram todos os “pins” que curtimos em uma pasta secreta para que você possa ver todos seus favoritos! Eu estava olhando esta pasta no meu Pinterest hoje quando encontrei essa imagem:

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A lista é deles. Eu só mudei o design

Achei uma ótima idéia e queria imprimir para que o Vini e eu preenchêssemos. Eu amo listas; o Vini sempre faz resoluções de ano novo. Seria útil.

No entanto, a imagem era muito pequena para imprimir com uma qualidade decente, então fiz meu próprio modelo. Achei legal compartilhar com vocês no caso queiram preencher também.

Eu realmente acredito que precisamos ter mais intencionalidade em nossas vidas e em nossos relacionamentos. Acho que essa lista será uma maneira divertida de se responsabilizar e ser intencional quanto às formas em que possamos fazer o próximo ano melhor. É bom ver crescimento; também é bom completar as coisas em uma lista!

Quais são os seus planos para tornar 2018 um ano de realizações, paz e sucesso?

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