Here’s a list of ten of my favorite things from 2019! This doesn’t include events/things I did in 2019, that’s in my 2019 Highlights post if you want to check it out.
1. Favorite Vegan Recipe
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that my favorite recipe of 2019 was Eggy Tofu from Cadry’s Kitchen! I’d made tofu scramble plenty of times before I found this recipe, but eggy tofu is even quicker and easier than tofu scramble, which I love. The recipe is so simple and so delicious, and it’s perfect for making breakfast “egg” sandwiches–I’ve made this recipe so many times! (If you want to see more of my favorite recipes–check out my Favorite Recipes board on Pinterest!)
2. Favorite Vegan Cookbook
My favorite cookbook last year was The Vegan 8 Cook Book (it was sold out for a long time, but it’s back in stock now!) I love it because the recipes are comforting and delicious but also veggie-centric and oil free (I don’t eat oil free, but it’s nice to make a lot of recipes that don’t rely on oil for flavor.) Some of my favorites from the book that I made many times are the Spicy & Smoky Chickpeas, Elevated Avocado Toast, Broccoli Cheese Soup (pictured), and Pumpkin Spice Donuts.
3. Favorite Austin Vegan Food
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The restaurants I posted in my 2018 and 2017 Favorites are still favorites, but I also found a new favorite in 2019–Possum Pizza! Seriously their pizza is just as good as non-vegan New York style pizza–go try it!
4. Favorite Vegan Snack(s)
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Y’all, I have been waiting ever since I went vegan for Starbucks to come out with a non-dairy version of the bottled Frappuccinos that I used to love, and they finally did in 2019! Another junk food snack I’ve loved as long as I can remember is Doritos, and their vegan flavors (Sweet Spicy Chili & Blaze) are still favorites! I never see Blaze anymore around Texas though sadly (I had them when I was in LA though.) I’m cheating with this one since I’m mentioning two snacks, but it’s my list so…
5. Favorite Vegan Makeup Product
I discovered Lemonhead LA glitter while doing my Euphoria cosplay last year (it’s the exact glitter the character I was cosplaying wears) and was thrilled to find out the brand is cruelty free and vegan. Their glitters come in a gel formula which I love because you don’t have to use a separate glitter glue, and they stay in place well. I ordered two colors at first, but then ended up splurging on the Spacecase Pro Palette during their black Friday sale because I loved them so much and wanted all of the colors!
6. Favorite Eco Friendly Product
I’d heard good things about Marley’s Monsters Unpaper Towels and finally ordered some last year. You can use them as paper towels, but I just use them as napkins because they’re pretty! (They’re machine washable.) I stopped buying paper towels completely last year, now I use Unpaper towels as napkins and basic white rags from Home Depot for cleaning.
7. Favorite Store
Y’all, if you like vintage and haven’t been to Room Service Vintage yet, you need to go! They have so many treasures there, it’s amazing. I found this glorious vintage mushroom light there, as well as many other things like mushroom mugs, a yellow velvet throne chair, a rad gold towel rack, a credenza, a hand carved German forest table, and brass candle holders.
8. Favorite Book
Last year I used a credit on Audible to listen to You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, and I ended up liking it so much that I bought a paperback copy too. My husband Luke read it as well, and it led to both of us making a lot of positive changes in our lives, I highly recommend it!
9. Favorite TV Show
I love the show Euphoria–it has amazing acting, cinematography, music, makeup, and although I wasn’t quite as wild as the characters in the show, it reminds me of how intense life felt as a teenager. I watched the whole season three times, I did a cosplay based on one of the characters, I listen to the soundtrack constantly, and I’ve been doing Euphoria inspired glittery makeup looks ever since I watched it.
10. Favorite Song
My favorite song from 2019 was the Euphoria theme song, obviously–All For Us by Labrinth and Zendaya! It’s so good, and it gives me ASMR style tingles when I turn it up loud (a lot of the songs from the soundtrack do.)
What were some of your 2019 favorites? Let me know in the comments!