Bite size snacks like these are a perfect party treat. Whatever the reason may be. Filled with mushrooms, chickpeas and spices these Puff pastry boats pack a punch.…
It’s spring but let’s be honest, isn’t spring just a pre summer party filled with flowers and summery dishes? So it’s time for us to make some more refreshing summer dishes, like these colourful salsas jam packed with flavour!
These salsas make use of both savoury and sweet, using veggies and fruits to create a delicious well balanced topping/dip for bread, nachos or anything your heart desires. You could also prepare this as a side for your next bbq party, bring something unique to the table….
My favorite foods tend to be leftovers, there’s something so satisfying about warming up leftover food, or creating leftover dishes, they’re quick and tasty ways to not spend to much time in the kitchen. Besides that I really do not like wasting food.
Then there are dishes where leftover ingredients are almost necessary, like…
Keen-wah, will you ever leave my teeth? Quinoa is simple one example of the abundance of protein found in a plant-based food. It’s a complete protein that’s actually a seed and not a grain, so if you have a hard time digesting grains, quinoa could be a great alternative for rice or couscous. Now if they’d only stop hiding between our teeth, am I right!?
Now with summer nearing and and BBQ season around the corner it’s about time to bring out the quinoa salads. This salad makes a perfect side dish to any food centred gathering, it’s light, fresh and simple.
Growing up we used to watch a lot of anime, and as an adult I still love to watch these animated Japanese show. In these anime they present the most delicious and cute looking foods, including these rice balls, which are called onigiri, in the most appetising ways, many times scoffing them down like their the most delicious food on earth. Imagine my curiosity, especially as a foodie, I started craving these anime foods, I simple had to try them!…
When people hear I’m vegan they usually think all I eat is salad and that I lack protein (lol), and although most of the statements made are false, I do love myself some salad! I could honestly probably eat salads for every meal, depending on what you call a salad of course. I’m not talking about just lettuce, tomato, cucumber and carrots dressed with some vinaigrette, oh no! We’re talking about a salad jam packed with flavour that will leave you feeling satisfied and full until your next big meal….
You can never have enough bean stew recipes right? They’re not only delicious and combined with rice a perfect protein, but they are also very nice to prep for days ahead! This batch gave me about three big meals, so perfect for those evening when you’re just a bit to tired to cook. Beans and rice are also quite cost-effective meals, just add whatever veggies you prefer and you’ve got yourself a perfect dish!
These type of meals are also great for those people who stress about proteins, just eat some rice and beans.
You can play with this recipe to make it your own, for this batch I used carrots to add a bit of sweetness, but why not try adding (sweet) potatoes, peas, or corn? Maybe you don’t have kidney or black beans on hand, no problem, you can use whatever bean you have on hand or prefer! Cilantro might taste like soup to you, don’t worry you can add whatever herb you like, try adding some parsley or basil. Well you catch the drift right, just have fun with it!
You can use this bowl as a little inspo for how to have to serve this dish, but just adding it over rice (find recipe for unicorn rice here) and maybe some spinach will be good enough for me. You could also eat it with some flatbread or stuff them inside some potatoes if you’re feeling adventurous!
You could even use it as a spread on some hearty flax crackers, there are no rules when it comes to how you have your food, right!?
For months i’ve been trying to make a burger recipe that actually met all my burger requirements, which included:
- Being crisp, but not hard and dry on the outside
- Not dry or pasty on the inside
- The burger can’t look like a cookie (last couple of experiments i’ve heard “oh what kind of cookies are those”
- My non vegan family has to like them.
And let me tell you, my non vegan family members absolutely loved them, and if they tell you that your burgers taste better then those creepy frakenburgers from mc donald’s it means you’ve struck gold. I now finally have a burger recipe i’m pleased with.
Apart from being delicious they are also freezer friendly which makes these burgers even more convenient. All you need to do is line a cookie sheet, chopping board (or any other flat surface) with some parchment paper, and put the burgers on the parchment paper in the freezer for an hour before putting them in a bag or container, to keep in the freezer.
When you are ready to have a burger just preheat your oven to 200 celcius or 400 farenheit and bake them for 25 to 30 minutes (flipping them halfway through), and when im feeling adventurous i’ll pan fry them with a little bit of oil after taking them from the oven.
Now i know some people avoid soy, but don’t be afraid of tempeh. Tempeh is a fermented soy product that is less processed than tofu and has more protein and less phytic acid. Of course i’m not a nutritionist but if you have to choose a soy product i’d say go for tempeh (or miso of course) and when i comes to soy always go for organic, trust me you don’t want any of that GMO crap.
Now i know it’s the holiday season but i promised you a burger recipe, so i had to deliver. But from this point forward you can expect more festive recipes coming your way.