Yes! Blackbird in philly
Thanks, Zagats, for pulling together this list of 8 vegan “diners, drive-ins and dives.” I was going to take issue with them putting Denver’s Watercourse on the list, since that place is damn classy, but the buffalo seitan wings are definitely junk food, so I’ll let it slide.
I think it’s…
I may have to veganize this ;-)
For the Cake:
150g Unsalted Butter, Softened or Marg
150g Caster Sugar
150g Self Raising Flour
3 Medium Eggs
For the Topping:
250g Unsalted Butter, Softened
500g Icing Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3 to 4 tablespoons of Milk
For the Decoration:
12 Ice Cream Cone Cups
A box of Cadbury’s Ice Cream Flakes
Dr. Oetker’s Soft Shimmer Pearls
For the best results it is better to bring the ingredients to room temperature before you begin.
Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees and separate the Ice Cream Cone Cups and stand them in a deep cupcake tin.
Using a hand mixer on a medium setting, cream together the butter and caster sugar. Beat the eggs with a fork and slowly add to the mixture a little at a time.
You may need to add a spoonful of flour to stop the mixture from curdling.
Next fold the remaining flour into the mixture.
Using a dessert spoon, take one heaped spoonful per cone and divide the mixture in to your cupcake cones.
The mixture should come about half way up the cone case.
Carefully place the cones in to the oven for approximately 25 -30 minutes or until golden brown and spring back to the touch!
When the cakes are ready carefully remove them from the oven. Leave the cakes stood in the tin to cool for 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack.
Whilst the cupcake cones are cooling you can begin to make your butter cream topping.
Using a hand mixer, cream together your butter and icing sugar. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you achieve a nice consistency for piping your butter cream.
I divided my butter cream into 2 separate bowls and mixed in a tiny amount of pink Sugar-Flair food colouring to one half of my butter cream to turn it pink!
Once your cakes have cooled, insert a large nozzle into a piping bag and fill with butter cream.
Starting at the outside edge of the cake, pipe a high swirl of butter cream by guiding the nozzle around the edge of the cone case, applying even pressure, circle around and around, on top of the previous layer below until you eventually end up at the centre.
To decorate, cut an ice cream sized 99′ flake in half and gently push into the butter cream. Hold the cake above a bowl and add the sprinkles!
And voila! There you have 12 delicious Ice cream cone cupcakes!
If you would prefer to make a chocolate sponge then simply substitute 2 level tablespoons of flour for 2 level tablespoons of cocoa powder.
“If I am to be a voice for animals, then how should I speak? Am I to whisper, when they are screaming in pain? Am I to be calm, when they tremble in fear? Am I to shout for mercy, as their throats are being slit? Tell me how I need to speak, for you to grant them their freedom.”
- Davegan Raza
you would think this stuff would be really obvious and go without saying, right? It’s pretty alarming how much of this just wasn’t present in previous (serious/long term) relationships of mine (mostly from the other side, though I by no means claim to be perfect), and also how much of it is missing from relationships of people I know (and that’s just what I can see from an outside vantage point, who knows what else is going on behind closed doors)I think this sort of thing is important, and this is a pretty excellent list, and I would very much like to high five the person who came up with it. This is a pretty good starting point for you to look at your relationships from, and is probably worth giving some time to, if you value your relationships (and if you don’t, why are you even in them?)
- Both partners are supportive of what the other partner does
- Both partners encourage the other to try new things
- Both partners listen to the other
- Both partners are well liked by the other’s friends
- Both partners understands that the other has their own life
- Both partners gives the other their space
- Both partners understand that the other is in charge of their body and appearance
- Both partners may get jealous sometimes, but in the end trusts the other.
- Both partners respect the other and their beliefs and interests
- Both partners takes responsibility for their own mistakes
- Both partners makes the other feel loved and desirable
- Both partners would never harm or threaten the other or a family or friend
- Both partners would be understanding if the other decided to leave the relationship, although they may be upset.
- Both partners respect the other’s belongings and would never hurt their pets
- Both partners careful to not hurt the other without consent
- Both partners may get angry or have mood swings but would never take it out on the other and controls themselves around their partner
- Both partners always asks for consent and respects the first no. Sex is never expected in the relationship
- Both partners focus on healthy communication to work out problems
- Both partners may use drugs or alcohol recreationally but they would never use that as an excuse to hurt the other, do not become more violent while using, and would never force it on another.
- Both partners care about the other’s feelings and tries to help when they’re upset
- Both partners respects personal boundaries
- Both partners stand up for the other if they are being hurt in some way
- Both partners may offer constructive advice but also offers encouragement and knows that it is your decision and loves you regardless
- Both partners have equal power in the relationships
- Both partners know the other’s expectations and meets them
- Both partners know the other’s boundaries and always obeys those boundaries
- Both partners avoid codependency and live their own lives
- Both partners would never manipulate or threaten the other into certain behavior
- When a problem is brought up both people work to fix it and if one promises to change a behavior they keep that promise
- Both partners take the other’s concerns seriously
- Both partners respect the other’s privacy
- Both partners talk about money and have developed a system they are both comfortable with
- Both partners discuss what they want from the relationship and go as slow as is fitting to both of their boundaries and desires for the relationship
- Both partners talk about it before they make the decision to have a child and the communicate about what they would do if there was an unplanned pregnancy and they talk about birth control and contraceptives.
- Both partners have time for their friends, family, school, jobs or other aspects of their lives and do sometimes spend time apart
- Neither partner is afraid of the other.
- Both partners feel supported in following their goals
- Both partners are happy with their sex lives and feel secure and treated fairly.
- Any big changes in the relationship are discussed firts.Relationships are difficult and they take work. It’s not going to be perfect and things will happen that will make a partner feel bad. We all make mistakes. It’s important to recognize those mistakes and how it is damaging behavior and change that behavior. Communication is so very important! It’s important that everyone is involved in the relationship, getting their needs met, feels comfortable and safe, and feels like they can be honest. If that’s not happening, something has to change. Sometimes people just aren’t good for each other, and that’s okay! Breakups can be hard but sometimes they are necessarily. A healthy relationship can have any structure and can be between any group of people. It can be polyamorous, non monogamous, BDSM, kinky, involve mental health conditions and many more.