Slip into Cozy

It has been so fun to be on the road! Lindsay and I haven't been on a road trip together in years, since we did a 3 week trip down to San Diego about 5 years ago. We stayed at this insanely cozy cabin in the woods near the Oregon Coast earlier this week and it was so refreshing. We got lost about a dozen times trying to find it without our maps and an out-of-date GPS, but that lead us to a moonlit ocean drive, accompanied by the perfect song. I love moments like that, ones you couldn't have planned better if you tried. We woke up to the light of the sun and cooked oatmeal over a wood fire, that we finally got going, (fire's are not our expertise, we realized!)

We spent the day in Portland yesterday, and today are heading back to the Coast for a few days of hopefully sitting by the ocean, reading, and unwinding. 

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We are in LOVE with these incredible slippers that saved our frozen toes. Thanks Minnetonka <3

There is nothing we love more than promoting our favourite Canadian companies like Campbrand goods which provide the perfect attire for our cozy cabin experience! 

Brewing Happiness // Cheese & Beer Soup (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

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Here is an INCREDIBLE gluten-free & vegan Soup recipe, with beer? YUM! Thanks Brewing Happiness for this amazing recipe!

(makes 2 servings)

INGREDIENTS:

1TBSP red palm oil 

1C onion, chopped

3/4 a bottle of Omission Pale Ale (or some other gluten-free beer)

1TSP salt

1/2TSP pepper

1TSP garlic, minced

1.5C vegetable stock, divided

1/4C gluten-free all-purpose flour

1C unsweetened almond milk

1/4C nutritional yeast

1TBSP turmeric

salt & pepper to taste 

 

TOP WITH:

coconut bacon --> (http://www.brewinghappiness.com/friendship-friday-vegan-hangover-sandwiches/)

Hot sauce

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large pot, heat red palm oil over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic, salt & pepper. Sautee for 7ish minutes, or until the onions have absorbed most of the oil.
  3. Pour in beer, and bring the pot to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10ish minutes - until the onion are soft.
  4. Take the pot off of the heat and transfer the ingredients to a blender or food processor. 
  5. Add in 3/4C into the blender. Blend until smooth. 
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1/4C vegetable stock with 1/4C flour, until well combined.
  7. Heat the flour/water mixture in your large pot over medium heat (it will create a sticky paste). 
  8. Add in blended mixture, as well as 1/2C vegetable stock, and almond milk. Whisk this fast and hard until it is well combined with the water/ flour mixture. 
  9. Once it is smooth, add the nutritional yeast, turmeric and salt and pepper. 
  10. Allow to simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring or whisking occasionally.
  11. Take the pot off the heat and spoon the soup into bowls.
  12. Top with hot sauce and coconut bacon.
  13. EAT UP.
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Don't forget to check out more food inspiration from Brewing Happiness!