Monday Love, V.3

Because starting off on Monday with positive thoughts is a good thing...

Monday Love, V.3

This tiny ninja girl bento box is probably my favorite new purchase in the past week. My bento collection has gotten quite large... in fact, on Wednesday I'll be giving you the lowdown on my bento system and super fun/cute accessories!

Monday Love, V.3

I've begun stocking my pantry with these Torani sugar-free syrups, as I've begun to notice their presence more and more in recipes I'm making. Plus, they're awesome for flavoring/sweetening coffee without adding sugar. Super good for post-weight-loss-surgery. I'm planning on trying out a pumpkin protein muffin recipe from the World According to Eggface blog, and I'm pretty excited about it!

Monday Love, V.3

So, I made this pitcher of orange Kool-Aid using Splenda instead of sugar, and it's pretty much my favorite thing right now. OH YEAHHH!

Monday Love, V.3

Modcloth always has some pretty fun home goods. For instance: one, two, three. By the way, that boom box is a butter dish. Yep.

Monday Love, V.3

The beauty and makeup section of Abe's Market has some awesome things I'm dying to try out, such as: one, two and three. That Barlesque soap has the cutest cartoon packaging, which is the kind of thing that sucks me in every time!

Monday Love, V.3

Lastly, just because, some of my Amazon wishlist items. Pink kitchen accessories: one, two, and three. I think that I'm going to seriously ask for that food processor for Christmas this year. Espresso machine? Just daydreaming...

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Rock On,
Jen @ Hell Razor
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Give PEAS a chance.............Vegan English Pea soup!

I am a sucker for peas, I can eat a can of "Le Sueur Peas" as a dessert. One day at Trader Joe's I saw that they sold fresh English Peas so I snatched them right up. Usually I would serve them just steamed or throw them into a rice dish. Instead when I got home I decided to google and see if I could find a fresh and healthy recipe that would really utilize their flavor and the result was a Vegan creamy minted fresh pea soup!

What you will need:

10 oz of fresh peas (you can get frozen, but I think they could get extra mushy)
1/2 cup of RAW cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 sprigs of mint leaves
3 Tbs nutritional yeast
pepper to taste

soaking and slicing

This is an easy PEAsy (went there) recipe.

Steam your peas.

Next take your cashews and rinse them till the water turns clear and drain.

Chop up your mint. See my fancy gadget? A shower gift that I love. It's a fresh herb mincer and I do not know how I cooked without it.


Want to up your game? If you have any white truffle oil you will want to add this to your soup as well. It's optional but encouraged!

layering and mixing

This can be made in a food processor but I think it would be best in a high powered blender like my Nutribullet (another awesome gift!).

All you have to do now is add the cashews, steamed peas, salt, nutritional yeast and one cup of water and then blend away. I also added a splash of the truffle oil.


Since the peas are hot you can serve immediately. I added yet another drizzle of the white truffle oil and a sprinkling of my favorite smoked salt to add more dimension to the flavor. I really love how creamy this came out which is amazing as there is no dairy. We had it with a summer salad for dinner and it was perfect and light (about 150 calories a serving, this recipe makes three).

Stay Sweet,
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ModCloth #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call For All!

ModCloth Casting Call for All

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Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New York City on September 3rd. All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go -- this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.

Unfortunately, I don't live in the New York area, but if you do, you should check it out! However, if I did live in the area, I might show up in one of these numbers:

ModCloth Casting Call for All
Left to right: An Afternoon With You dress in grey, Address Rehearsal dress, Pretty on the Park Bench dress in dots.

Rock On,
Jen @ Hell Razor
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