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.…
Ok ok, no one can touch my avocado toast, but it’s time to switch things up. It’s time for another savory and delicious toast to hit our plates, and I’m rooting for you, mushroom toast!
Since the squash season is almost coming to an end, and the holiday season is right around the corner it’s about time we’d be making some stuffed butternut squash. Stuffed butternut squash is one of the first dishes I ate when deciding to go vegan and since that day it holds had a special place in my
heart stomach. The recipe I made that day is hidden somewhere in my note books, I remember it had the most delicious quinoa filling, but today we’ll be making a chickpea stuffed butternut squash.
I’m back from vacation and starting things of slow I decided to make a quick and easy recipe which is also very delicious! The recipe is quiet versatile as you can use whatever vegetables you’d like, for this recipe I used mushrooms, asparagus, carrot, spring onion and baby corn, but feel free to add your own additional veggies like bamboo shoots, mung bean sprouts, cabbage, leek or any other vegetable you prefer. Also feel free to leave out any vegetables you might not have on hand as this is supposed to be quick and easy and should not require additional trips to the grocery stores, ain’t nobody got time for that!
From now on I’ll post a quick and easy recipe every single week for you and for me because it’s always handy having some healthy fast food options on hand, where the only time-consuming part is having to chop my food.
As much as I love vegan instant noodles and noodle soups they aren’t always the healthiest options and apart from a little bit of oil and a pinch of sugar this recipe is quite clean. Now all I need is a perfect instant ramen recipe and I might just be able to resist my favourite brand of vegan ramen, but then again its all about balance right!?
Now let’s get cooking and enjoy some yummy stir fried noodles! And if you are making this for more than just yourself just double, or triple the recipe. And don’t forget to check back in next week for another quick and easy recipe!
Always feel free to leave a comment below or tag me in your creations on Instagram!
I love greens and I love curry, why not marry these together into a nice delicious sauce to eat over rice, with some bread, roti or whatever else your heart desires. This is not a traditional curry recipe, but instead inspired by the delicious indian/surinamese dishes I loved to eat. One thing that makes this dish so great is that it will take about 20 minutes to create, nothing fancy, just good food!
There will be lots more simple and easy dishes appearing on the blog because we all can use some simplicity. Of course you can still expect crazy rainbow dishes like this recipe for rainbow sushi or this recipe for unicorn dumplings.
I used green bell pepper, peas, cilantro and sugar snaps, but for an even greener curry you can add spinach or ever kale, use whatever your heart desires. The heat in this dish is mild so if you like it spicy your can add a chilli pepper or another tablespoon of chilli flakes (gochugaru), and if you don’t like any heat at all you can skip the peppers.
And of course you can spot my bowl, which has pink rice (coloured with beet powder), because why have white rice when you can have any other colour? I never skip an opportunity to feed my chakras!
Hope you’ll love this recipe, feel free to let me know if you made it or made a variation of this dish!
Every once in a while me and some of my vegan friends come together for dinner, we all bring a dish and have an awesome evening filled with food babies, laughter and the occasional spontaneous yoga moves. This time I decided to make some dumplings, because everybody loves dumplings, right?!
Dumplings are …
Do you also like tricking others (and of course yourself) into eating more vegetables, without them having a clue? Well this dish will do just that, you kids, significant other, friends or whoever youre serving this too will never guess the amount of spinach you’ve sneaked into this dish. You just sell it to them as a “pesto” pasta, and watch them munch down all of that spinach laced pasta. And since this is a two recipe post you can easily skip making the pasta and just use the spinach pesto on whatever you like, maybe a sandwich?
I’ve been on a mission of creating the perfect vegan burger for a while now. I thought I’d struck gold with my last burger recipe, but although they are really nice, this recipe takes the cake! There are a couple major problems when it comes to making vegan burgers, here are a couple of them:
- The mixture becomes to moist and the burger comes out to mushy.
- The mixture is to dry and the burger comes out like a weird savoury cookie.
- They actually could look like cookies. I’ve literally had someone ask me if I made cookies during some of my previous attempts.
- They fall apart.
And there are so much more!
Although my previous burger recipe was great, this one is perfection! And just in time for the summer/spring, I know what I’ll be having when my family and friends decide to turn on the barbecue. Even my non vegan family members loved this burger, I love showing people that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up you’re favourite junky foods. And can you even call a whole food burger like this junky!? Nope its basically a warm salad.
The burger pictured above was baked in the oven, which in the past left me with dry savoury cookies, but just a little coating of some good olive oil did the trick, and feel free to try it oil free as well! Although the baked burger was really nice and not dry at all, I do prefer the panfried one. Although I try to minimise my oil consumption wherever possible, with this burger its oh so worth it, and you don’t need a lot to lightly pan fry the patties.
When it comes to sauce you can use whatever you like, but for this specific burger I made my own sauce using:
- 2 tablespoons vegan mayo
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp gochujang
- a pinch of coconut sugar
The key component in this sauce definitely has to be the gochujang, which is a fermented Korean paste made from soy beans, glutinous rice, red chilli peppers and salt. At first I wasn’t a huge fan of this paste, but the past few weeks it has really grown on me, to the point I eat it with almost everything!
So next time your family and/or friends are having a barbecue, cook them up some of these burgers and show them how awesome vegan food can be and that its not a diet, but a lifestyle.
I’d love to know how you liked these and if you make them share a picture with me on instagram or leave a comment below!
One of my favourite quick meals are noodles dishes, they take a minimum amount of time to create without compromising in flavour. Apart from chopping the onion, garlic, mushrooms and boiling the noodles you don’t really need to prep anything else. This dish is perfect for when you’re tired and don’t feel like spending to much time making food but still want to eat something thats healthy and yummy!
For this dish I used broccolini which is a mix of broccoli and Chinese broccoli, but feel free to use other vegetables like this alien like Romanesco pictured above. But seriously look at the geometry, its a piece of art! I almost feel bad eating it.
You can also choose to use fresh spinach instead of frozen, I just like to keep my freezer stacked with lots of prepped fruits and veggies so i can make some quick meals, like this one. For some extra creaminess i added the tahini. You can always play around with flavours, like adding sesame oil at the end, or using some hot peppers like adjuma or habanero.
I’ll be working on some more quick and affordable dishes, and always feel free to leave suggestions over here or on Instagram.
Happy New Year! Its the time of the year we start our new years resolutions and try to eat a little bit healthier than during the holidays. For me this means i’ll be having tons of smoothies and lots of salads, but still have some snacks on the side. And even snacks can be healthy! This mushroom spread or dip can be a healthier way to have a midday snack, it is low fat and has many uses. You can spread it on some toast or use it as a pasta sauce, you could even have it over rice (i tried an highly recommend!) You can store leftovers in the fridge and it’ll keep for a couple of days….