This recipe has two main ingredients, tofu and kala namak (black salt), the combination of these two is pure magic! Black salt is found in most asian supermarkets, but you can also order it online. Thanks to its sulphur content this condiment has an egg like taste and smell, it really tastes like boiled eggs, its insane. Besides tasting like egg it’s…
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Is there anything more comforting then a delicious stack of fluffy pancakes on a Sunday morning? I don’t think so! Show all your non vegan friends that you don’t need eggs, milk or gluten to create delicious pancakes. These pancakes will be a hit amongst all of your omnivorous friends.
This recipe calls for buckwheat flour only, and will leave you with a delicious stack of pancakes in less then 30 minutes. This stack will feed about two people, or if you’re as much as a monster as i am only one, just kidding (or am i?).
This recipe is simple and versatile, you can make them as plain or special as you like. Do you want blueberry pancakes? just throw in some blueberries. Maybe you are craving chai spiced pancakes, just throw in some chai spices. What about chocolate pancakes, craving those? just add some raw cacao powder and call it a day. You could even have red velvet pancakes. These pancakes know no limits, be bold and experiment!
This day i decided to go for a something a little different and decide to add chai spices to my pancake batter. After baking half of the batter i added some raw cacao powder to make a chocolate/chai pancake. You can choose the easy road and buy your chai spice mix from the store or you can make it yourself. To make it yourself just throw pinches of ground cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, star anise and ginger.
Take this recipe and make it your own, mix match and create something wonderful!
Succulents and cacti are some of my favourite things, there is just something very soothing about them. One of the things that make succulents the perfect house or office plant is that it needs little care, these desert plants love to be, deserted (see what i did there). When it comes to watering, these plants really don’t ask for much, just once every 2/3 weeks depending on the weather/climate. If you life in a warmer climate you water them once every two weeks, but during cold days they can stay a long time without any water.
I find that creating beautiful little succulent gardens is such a relaxing activity, and rewarding cause you are left with an amazing decoration for your house or office space. Did you know that studies have shown that being around plants boosts your productivity, concentration and memory retention? Let me show you how i make my little succulent gardens.
I always start by looking for a nice container i’d like to put my plants in.
If your container doesn’t have a hole for drainage then add pebbles or stones to the bottom so it can catch any excess water you might give your plants. Succulents really don’t like to sit in wet soil, cause this will greatly increase the risk of the plants catching disease. When you’re picking out your favourite succulents and/or cacti also make sure to pick up a cactus soil mix.
Before you start planting the plants in container decide how you want them positioned, do this by putting them in the soil and moving them around until your happy with the positioning. At this point it it time to get your hands dirty and construct your own mini garden Now when remove the pants from their original container make sure to loosen up the roots with your fingers, and don’t worry about hurting the plants, they are very forgiving. When you’ve loosened up the roots dig a hole and its time to plant your succulent.
Ok i don’t really know what i was thinking at this moment, but this is not how you pick up a spiky cactus! Learn from my mistakes and use tongs or a thick fabric that wont be penetrated by the needles.
When you’ve planted all of your plants you can finish it off by placing some rock on the soil. All thats left is to find a nice place to put your new mini succulent garden and feel relaxed every time you look at your own creation. Let me know if you are interested in other posts like this.
Dumpling have always put a smile on my face, i simply love them. I just love how versatile they are, i mean you can literally fill them with anything. Naturally i had to find a delicious vegan recipe for awesome dumplings. I already knew and loved the mushroom dumpling, but i was looking for something a little different, something a bit special. This dumpling recipe is not traditional at all but even the most carnivorous tester was convinced by their delicious flavour.
I love playing around in the kitchen and combining different cuisines to create something magical. With this recipe i stayed true to my Chinese roots while still creating something fun and unique.
You can make this recipe a bit more easy by using store bought dumpling wrappers, but you can also easily make these at home. The downside of buying store bought wrappers is that most of them have preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients in them, and i also really love making food from scratch.
Luckily its the filling thats important, i mean i’m not the most skilled dumpling wrapper in the world, but they are delicious! I always try to make my recipes quick and easy, and i’m sure that even the least experienced cook can make these in a heartbeat.
I cant wait to hear how you liked this dish! Now go make yourself some dumplings to share with your friends and family (or eat them all by yourself like i did).