How to Make Self Rising Flour

How to Make Self Rising Flour

With all that’s going on in the world, you may need to learn how to make self rising flour. Maybe you’re stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic and don’t have yeast, but the stores are out of bread. Or, maybe you found a recipe that calls for self-rising flour like this 3 ingredient beer bread.

Regardless of why, knowing how to make self rising flour is a great skill and it’s surprisingly simple. All you need is 3 ingredients that most people have on hand: flour, baking powder, and salt.

Combine them and voila! You’ve got self-rising flour.

Self Rising Flour Recipe

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2 Cups Flour
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Enjoy your flour in any recipe that calls for self-rising flour or feel free to get creative in the kitchen and play around with it.

Busch Offering 3-Month Supply Of Beer To Dog Rescuers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Busch Offering 3-Month Supply Of Beer To Dog Rescuers Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

To encourage people to foster and adopt rescue dogs during this self-isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic era, Busch is offering a 3-month beer supply as an incentive to bring a dog into your home.

Busch is partnering with the Midwest Animal Rescue. The company put out a tweet, saying:

Everyone could use a companion for the cough right now. So if you foster (or adopt) a dog from the Midwest Animal Rescue, we’ll give you 3 months’ worth of Busch to enjoy by their side. Go to to learn more.

In order to foster a dog, you’re required to sign up and complete the Foster Orientation, which is in the process of becoming of virtual for social distancing. Next, simply fill out a foster application and hopefully you’ll be matched with a dog!

As outlined by Busch, “Each Submission must be dated between 3:00:00 p.m. EDT on March 25, 2020 and 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on April 25, 2020.”

Participants may only submit one request for the 3-month supply of beer and late submissions will not be accepted. The winner will be contacted “via direct message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and will be required to respond to the notification within twenty-four (24) hours.”

The price will be awarded as a $100 prepaid debit card intended to purchase beer (for those 21+).

Starbucks Is Offering Free Coffee To First Responders And Healthcare Workers Nationwide

Starbucks Is Offering Free Coffee To First Responders And Healthcare Workers Nationwide

With the coronavirus pandemic, most of us are staying home (or should be). Many people have been laid off work, scheduled to work from home, or work part-time remote and part-time in the office. However, not everyone has the luxuory of staying home and social distancing during the pandemic. Police officers, paramedics, EMTs, nurses, doctors, and firefighters still have the face the public and risk their own wellbeing in doing so.

Starbucks announced they are offering free coffee to front-line responders through May 3rd, 2020.

If you qualify for free coffee (i.e., you’re on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic), simply identify yourself as such (with proof of identification on hand just in case) and you’ll receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.

In addition to this amazing effort of Starbucks to take care of its people, the company is also donating $500,000 to support U.S. front-line responders.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson wrote:

“It is the responsibility of every business to care for its employees during this time of uncertainty, shared sacrifice, and common cause. I hope to see many business leaders across this country doing all they can to retain jobs, pay employees, continue benefits, and demonstrate compassion as they make critical decisions. Not every decision is a financial one.”

If you’re staying home, try this Easy Vegan Latte At Home.

Vegan “Wine Floats” Are A Thing And They’re Perfect For Quarantine

Vegan “Wine Floats” Are A Thing And They’re Perfect For Quarantine

We could all use a little something-something to brighten these days of self-isolation and coronavirus quarantine. Not only may many of us feel stressed or agitated about money, loved ones, summer plans, or the state of the world, but also we’re feeling a little bored. Being confined to a house for weeks (or months?!) on end sounds grueling.

Thankfully, there’s a lot to do to pass the time. Board games, baking, cooking, learning new skills, deep cleaning, staring at the wall, and trying every DIY craft available are just a few ideas. But, once you’ve completed all that, you may be left wondering, “what else is there to do?”

In quarantine, every hour is happy hour. All you’ll need is two simple ingredients: wine and non-dairy ice cream. A delicious cocktail is in your future and it’s called a wine float.

The directions are equally simple: add a few scoops of non-dairy ice cream to a glass. Pour wine over the ice cream, similar to the way you’d make a root beer float. The resulting cocktail is creamy, tangy, decadent, and absolutely delicious.

It’s so simple, you could whip it up any time and any day 🙂

The trend actually started with wine and dairy-based ice cream, but the vegan version is even better! The trend is growing on Instagram, if you want to share your creation #winefloat and #veganwinefloat – And check out these wine floats for inspiration!

Did you know White Claw finally released lemon flavor? Read about it here!

10 US Based Vegan Restaurants Worthy Of Instagram

10 US Based Vegan Restaurants Worthy Of Instagram

Going out to eat as a vegan may mean eating off the sides menu – lots of french fries. Restaurants that specialize in vegan cuisine are growing in location, but are still hard to find. And, it can be even harder to find a place that offers quality food that tastes, looks, and IS good. If you’re looking for a vegan establishment in the United States that offers just the right mix of ambiance, decor, and dishes – read on.

Favorite 10 Aesthetic Vegan Restaurants

Avo – Nashville, TN

AVO uses locally sourced ingredients, is 100% plant-based, and is even kosher certified! AVO’s mission is to, “showcase a well-rounded dining experience for all by using a balanced approach to health.”

Franchia – New York, NY

Franchia is the vegan sister restaurant of HanGawi, a vegetarian restaurant. The beautiful Asian food dishes feature flowers that add pops of color to the plate. The experience is tied together with a Korean style atmosphere with a “spectacular mural ceiling reminiscent of a Korean Palace.”

Gracias Madre – Los Angles, CA

Whenever I go out to eat Mexican food as a vegan, my order remains the same: a vegetarian burrito with no cream, no cheese, and topped with enchilada sauce. It’s never visually very appealing – but always delicious. Gracias Madre offers a perfect mix of all vegan, authentic Mexican food that’s beautifully plated.

Althea – Chicago, IL

According to its website, Althea serves, “innovative, beautiful plant cuisine set against impeccable views of downtown Chicago and the iconic Magnificent Mile.”

Vedge – Philadelphia, PA

The menu features a few signature dishes but, largely, changes throughout the year to accommodate in-season produce. Vedge is located in an “elegant brownstone home is an intimate setting for inventive vegetable cooking” in the heart of Philadelphia.

The Gold Leaf Collective – Fort Collins, CO

The Gold Leaf Collective boasts Colorado’s best vegan food. All of the meals are locally focused, 100% plant-based, and conscious of diner’s allergies.

Ravens Restaurant at The Stanford Inn by the Sea – Mendocino, CA

The Stanford Inn by the Sea hosts the award-winning Ravens Restaurant. The establishment is 100% plant-based and features local, seasonal cuisine. Enjoy your meal with scenic ocean views, nestled right on the Mendocino coastline. Make sure to book in advance, as the waitlist is often full.

Plum Bistro – Seattle, WA

Plum Bistro offers an atmosphere of chic sophistication and fine service. The menu features innovative, colorful, and creative vegan cuisine.

Plant Miami – Miami, Florida

This vegan restaurant offers a “modern plant-based approach with an emphasis on vibrant organic living foods, with a commitment to the art of conscious cuisine.” The menu features vegan and kosher dishes and the restaurant aims to provide a sustainable dining experience.

Farm Spirit – Portland, OR

Farm Spirit is Portland’s casual fine dining for vegans. The atmosphere is relaxed and airy, with each dish bringing an ambiance of luxury.

McDonald’s Closes All UK Restaurants To Slow Coronavirus Spread

McDonald’s Closes All UK Restaurants To Slow Coronavirus Spread

Coming as great news for vegans around the world, McDonald’s is closing over 1,200 locations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The fast-food chain will not be taking any orders, not even drive-thru or takeout, in locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The company announced the news on Instagram, saying, “We have taken the difficult decision to close all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23rd March at the latest.”

This came just 2 days after sharing on their Instagram that locations across the Uk and Ireland were open for takeaway, drive-thru, and delivery. Hopefully other large chains follow suit to slow this worldwide pandemic.

The loss of sales that these locations will see, of course, has its downfalls – loss of jobs and loss of access to its vegan options (like their vegan Happy Meal), among others. However, there are some benefits, too!

The sale of animal products at the 1,200+ locations will be halted – creating a dip in demand for these products. Each day these restaurants remain closed is a day with lives saved.

And thankfully, the current food they have in stock won’t be going to waste (at least not fully). As stated in their post, the company claims they will “work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from our restaurants in the coming days.”