COME TO THE NYC FEMINIST ZINEFEST!

The NYC Feminist Zinefest is taking place this weekend at Barnard College on Sunday, March 5th from 12 pm to 6pm. This event is open toΒ all ages and is absolutely free of charge for the public! πŸ™‚ I’ll be tabling there along with a lot of other amazing artists and zine-makers. I’ll be selling three of my most recent zines along with stickers– the front covers of Β my zines are located above for your viewing. For those who may not know, zines are little printed booklets filled with original writing and illustrations. Swing by to show your support for the zine community and to pick up a few zines! They are usually small in size, which means that you can read them when on the go– during your morning commute or when walking from class to class at school. Hope to see you there!Β πŸ’‹βœŒοΈ

Address of Barnard College:

3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Outfit Look: Bit by the Lovebug on Valentine’s Day ❀ ❀ β€

Outfit Details:

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J.Crew Blouse

Topshop Skirt

American Apparel Polka-Dot Tights

Forever 21 Pom Pom Earrings

Forever 21 Heart Choker

Dollar Store Heart Head Bopper

Dollar Store Heart-Shaped Wand

Plant-based Recipe: Not Your Average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie πŸŒπŸ“

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 16 frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup or maple syrup

I know everyone has tried an average strawberry & banana smoothie at least once in their lives, so I decided to put my own spin on the classic, yet timeless combination. As always, the smoothie consists of frozen strawberries and bananas, but instead of regular milk, I used almond milk. For sweetness, I added agave syrup. And to make the smoothie even more satisfying, I used… wait for it, wait for it…. drumroll please… ROLLED OATS! They are the key to making a thicker, more nourishing, and more filling fruity beverage. You can add them to any smoothie recipe, not just this one. Comment down below if you’ve tried making this recipe and enjoyed the addition of the magic ingredient (rolled oats). ^_^

Outfit Look: You are the Dancing Queen/ Young and Sweet/ Only Seventeen

“YOU ARE THE DANCING QUEEN. YOUNG AND SWEET. ONLY SEVENTEEN. DANCING QUEEN. FEEL THE BEAT FROMΒ THE TAMBOURINE.” It seems like my birthday was forever ago (November), but I’m finally getting around to making a blogpost about it because birthdays are one of those special days that deserve a little bit more recognition than every other day of the year.

On the morning of November 6th, I woke up to the scent of birthday cake waffles wafting into my bedroom from the kitchen. I crept into the kitchen to see the waffle cake that my mom was constructing for me (featured above). She stacked eight waffles on top of each other and stuck multi-colored candles into the top waffle. The recipe she used can be found here. It’s fairy simple, only consisting of almond milk, olive oil, agave nectar or maple syrup, gluten free oats, gluten free flour, baking powder, and a pinch of sea salt. In order to make them “birthday cake” waffles, she mixedΒ a few tablespoons of vegan rainbow sprinkles into Β the batter, adding both color and extra sweetness. Biting into one waffle was like biting into a birthday cake. The waffle cake is a great alternative to an actual birthday cake because itΒ is simpler and easier to make, but just as impressive.

After devouring some of the waffle cake, I threw on my birthday ensemble and headed to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where I shopped in my go-to thrift stores and enjoyed dinner at a restaurant called Oregano with my loved ones. Oregano, an Italian-inspired bistro, has a cozy and candle-lit atmosphere that I seek when dining out. Its menu offers a promising variety of homemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, salads, and Italian desserts. I ordered one of their most popular choices on the menu: oregano pizza. It is a thin-crusted pizza with marinara sauce, zaatar (homemade oregano, thyme, & sesame spice blend), topped with shallots, tomato, labne, and arugula. In order to “veganize” the pizza, I asked them to hold the labne, which is a cheese made out of greek yogurt. I also ordered it with more toppings including artichoke, basil, garlic, and jalapeΓ±o. Devouring this pizza while being engrossed by an ambience of candles, laughter, and Frank Sinatra songs spewing from the radio was the perfect way to conclude my birthday.

Outfit DetailsΒ 

Topshop Dress

Topshop Choker

American Apparel Tights

American Apparel Shoes

Zara Coat

Plant-based Recipe: Triple Berry and Chia Seed Smoothie

Ingredients:Β 

  • 1 cup frozen rasberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder of your choice (optional)
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)

This smoothie, or as I like to call it, liquified fruit beverage, is ideal to make after a workout or hike. It refuels the body with the necessary carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, and nutrients that it needs to function successfully. This particular combination of ingredients is also easy-to-digest and will leave you feeling full and satiated, but not bloated. If you want to add some greens to this smoothie, simply throw in a handful of spinach, adding even more minerals to the smoothie. After combining all of the ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender, blend it until the consistency is creamy and almost resembles ice cream. You can either pour the smoothie into a tall glass or a bowl like I did. I prefer pouring my smoothies into a bowl so I can garnish it with tasty toppings, such as homemade granola and more fruit.