Easy DIY spring hoop wreath

Hi friends!

I recently tried making my first hoop wreath using eucalyptus and a metal hoop that I spray painted. 
I really love how modern and minimalist this kind of wreaths looks and I wanted to create my own as I figured it couldn't be that hard. Most tutorials that I found were using fake plants and flowers that were hot glued onto the hoop. I don't like fake plants so I just used my favourite plant in the world which happens to look amazing when dried: eucalyptus! For the flowers I used a flower that the flower market man told me would look good when dry, so if you want to make it for yourself and you'd like to keep the wreath for a long time I'd advice you to pick flowers that look pretty when dried as well. 
I filmed the whole process and you can watch it in my video at the end of this post!
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Simple step by step recipe: my favourite vegan burger!



What you need:



+ either some burger buns or some thick slices of wholeweat bread for a healthier version

Utensils:

frying pan
frying pan/toaster/oven to toast bread
sharp knife
regular knife or tablespoon
small mixing bowl
3 teaspoons
paper towel 

Servings:

2. for 1 burger you'll need 1 medium to large piece of seitan, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 pickle and about 1/2 medium sized red onion

Preparation & cooking time:

15 min.

Step 1: wash the salad and cut the onion in RINGS


Step 2: slowly fry the onion in some olive oil on medium heat 



Step 3: cut the pickle while the onion is still frying 


Step 4: add some agave syrup to caramelize the onion rings... the more, the sweeter


Step 5: when the onion has caramelized, pat dry the seitan and fry on medium heat in olive oil, then apply some agave syrup


Step 6: add LOADS of pepper to the seitan


Step 7: add a TINY bit (a few DROPS) of liquid smoke on every slice of seitan and spread it out... USE A TEASPOON as the taste is very strong and concentrated!


Step 8: cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and cut in slices. KEEP the pit in case you have leftover avocado, so you can store it together in the fridge to prevent the avocado from turning brown


Step 9: toast the burger buns/bread slices (in the oven / a pan / a toaster)


Step 10: while the bread is toasting, make the sauce for the top of the bun by mixing some sriracha sauce with some vegan mayo; use MORE of the latter and add more sriracha to taste 


Step 11: once the bread has turned nice and crunchy on the outside, apply mustard to the bottom part of the bun and add slices of pickle


Step 12: add the caramelized onion



Step 13: add seitan slices and apply the sriracha/veganaise mixture to the top of the burger bun


Step 14: add avocado


Step 15 (optional): add some salad



That's all! ENJOY :) 




PS. I don't recommend eating this on a first date. It's hard to eat these burgers without making a mess. 


Special thanks to my boyfriend for helping me cook so I could take pics and for taking pics when I cooked :) 

Let me know if you've tried it out yourself!! 

Tip: it's also a great meal to cook for non-vegans. I have already shared this recipe with a few people who really love it and they're not even vegan :)

I'm planning on doing some more cooking posts as I get quite a lot of questions about food I post on my Instagram stories. 

You can follow me on Instagram (coconutandmint) and let me know if you'd like me to share a recipe with you :) ! ♥

Of course food is not the only thing I'll blog about from now on. As you may have noticed, I changed the look and concept of my blog and I am working on a new project which you will find out more about soon :) 
You can read a little more on the new concept when you go to 'About me'. 

Lots of love and I hope to see you again very soon!
Manon