Daiya Mac and Cheese Review| Blogmas day 13

Hey everyone!

Before I get into the mac and cheese I just wanted to give you guys a little update:

 

I GOT MY CAMERA (and an iPhone 5c which I used to take those pictues 🙂 )

It’s definitely been an amazing pre-Christmas for me guys!

 

Anyways, that’s not what I’m going for today, or erm for yesterday haha.

I made Daiya’s Mac and Cheese for dinner tonight and I thought it would be cool to review it for you guys! I’m allergic to dairy and have a whole bunch of other dietary restrictions (I might do a post about that later, I don’t know yet). So because of all this I went vegan! I’ll definitely go over that in a separate post don’t worry).

I should also preface this by telling you guys that I’m GARBAGE at cooking so like here goes nothing!

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Okay so boiling the water went swimmingly (ha… water… swimmingly).

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The real test is going to be what happens after the water boils. The packaging of the mac and cheese was fantastic in terms of ease: just a clear plastic bag with the noodles and a packet with the sauce.

Putting the noodles in and waiting for them to cook also went better than expected. The water didn’t even boil over!

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A word of caution: there is a LOT of sauce in that packet. It also looks kinda nasty at this point but I kept trooping.

After everything was stirred in, it looked AMAZING

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Kraft Dinner or Daiya?! Based on looks I’m blown away how good it looked.

So taste wise it’s very, very good. No, it doesn’t taste exactly like Kraft Dinner, but when you can’t eat dairy it’s a really good substitute.

My one and only wish is that they wouldn’t keep the noodles in the clear plastic, it’s a total waste. Other than that, I’m 100% going to repurchase this because it’s easy to make and tastes great!

 

Happy Blogmas babes,

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Get to know me! | Blogmas Day 5

Hey everyone!

I hope your Mondays weren’t too manic!  It’s late again so I think for this post I’m going to tell you eight things about myself. I want to get to know you guys, so I’ll start off by telling you a little bit more about me 🙂

  1. I’m a first year uni student in Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m taking business and so far I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve never felt as invested and interested in my studies as I do right now.
  2. I was born in The Netherlands, but I’m not Dutch (bet you didn’t see that one coming did you?). My parents were both there on work visas so I, unfortunately, wasn’t able to get my Dutch citizenship.
  3. I love to travel. Like seriously, I have a severe case of the travel bug. I’ve been moving ever since I was born and I moved again to go to university. (P.S I can’t wait to blog when I get to London, England over the Christmas break!!).
  4. Music means a lot to me. I love to listen to music and play it! I have a confession though: I’m garbage at guitar. Give me a flute, piano, banjo, ukulele, or harmonica and I’m your girl but the second a guitar is in my hands it sounds like people are dying a very painful death.
  5. I apply makeup when I’m stressed; weird right? I don’t wear that much makeup out on a daily basis, yet somehow whenever I’m stressed I end up with a full face of makeup, winged eyeliner and all!
  6. Okay this one might seem kind of lame, but here we go: I’m a member of Girl Guides (wait… what?! Isn’t that only for 10 year olds??). This is actually my 13th year and I love it. I’m helping out in a Guide unit close to my university and I couldn’t be happier with it.
  7. Camping is my jam! There is no place I’d rather be than in the woods, roasting veggie dogs over the fire (except when my allergies act up ugh)
  8. I’m all about body modifications! Yay tattoos and piercings!! I have a septum piercing and I’m so in love with it. I also can’t wait to get tattoos later on in life!

So there you have it, eight things you didn’t know about me! Feel free to talk to me anytime, I’d love to get to know you guys better 🙂

 

Happy Blogmas babes,

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The Ultimate Guide to GIilmore Girls

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been desperately waiting for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life to come out forever and a day.

I’ve been watching since I was 5 years old… that’s 13 whole years of the Gilmore Girls. 13 years of coffee, love, witty jokes, strong female leads, heartbreak, and food. Lorelai and Rory, as well as the rest of the characters, had a hand in shaping who I am today. Rory inspired me to love school, the pursuit knowledge, and the naivety to still enjoy life when it hits you.

Anyways, here is what you need to properly enjoy the magnificence that is the ending of Gilmore we deserve:

COFFEE

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If you’re here do I even have to explain? First of all, you’re going to need coffee to be able to stay alive after 6 consecutive hours of Netflixing. Secondly, 503 cups of coffee were consumed during the filming of Gilmore Girls (that’s approximately 3 cups per episode) so you N E E D to have coffee.

PIZZA

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This is obviously a staple in the Gilmore household; could a 6-hour marathon really be complete without some of your favourite delivery?

POPTARTS

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Poptarts were instrumental in Lorelai’s rebellion against her parents, so to truly honour her they are a necessity. You can toast some up for the first instalment and then eat them straight out of the box for the rest! You’ll be a true Gilmore in no time.

 

THE PERFECT T-SHIRT 

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We all know that Lorelai’s style can be… a little bit out there. So grab your obscure band shirt, plaid, or tie-dye! Gilmore Girls sure do know how to stay comfortable and funky.

BASEBALL CAP

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Everybody needs a Luke (male, female, or otherwise)  in their life. This means someone that you’re watching Gilmore with needs a backwards baseball cap; it’s just a right of passage.

FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND

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Can you really watch Gilmore without your best friend by your side? Everyone needs their Lane.

CALL YOUR MOM 

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If you really want to be a Gilmore give your mum a call. She’s going to want to know that you’re thinking about her before you start watching the most epic mother-daughter show.

YOU’RE READY

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Alright, with all that I think you’re ready to be a Gilmore Girl. So make sure comfy and get ready for the best remake the world has ever seen, it’s been a long time coming.

 

Natasha