You know those kind of dishes that are half way finished before they reach the dinner table? Well this is one of them. Every time I make these miso garlic roasted cauliflower bites I end up eating most of it. “Just one bite” I tell myself. Jam packed with umami, and rich in flavour, these will make a perfect addition to your lunch, dinner or party.…
soy sauce or tamari
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 might have noticed that I have a thing for rainbow foods, and especially when they are done with natural food colourings and aren’t only a pleasure for the eye but also nourishing to the body and soul.
When I first went vegan it was mainly motivated by health and spiritual growth, and the more it became motivated by the ethical and environmental side of the vegan spectrum the more I stared to move away from my “healthy” approach and started eating everything as long as it was vegan. I’ll do a post on that whole subject on the near future and how my body did not agree with me on this approach, but for now I’ve come to the conclusion to focus on nourishing dishes to once more feed my body and soul, with some lifestyle tweaks here and there. Of course keeping in mind that thins should be balanced so some vegan “junk” every now and then in special occasions, why not!?
Now this brought me to this dish, its fast and easy and all round good food! As a rainbow food fanatic this bowl is one of the most comforting foods I’ve had this week. A prefect dish to feed those chakras, am I right!? I added a simple and fast peanut satay sauce to the bowl and it was a feast!
The fact that the corn, broccoli and noodles all go in one pot already makes this one dish I’ll be revisiting many times I wont feel like cooking. The mushrooms were also very simple, they are cooked with some sweet soy sauce and Sriracha, thats it.
You can choose what type of veggies you’d like to include, maybe you are craving cauliflower or spinach, just add them to the bowl, and if you don’t like corn or anything else you can also choose to leave it out. One thing I wouldn’t skip on is the satay sauce, it will put a smile on your face, oh and did I already mention that the sauce is sweetened with dates, bye bye refined sugar!
It’s absolutely optional to colour your noodles, but when you do decide, don’t be afraid of spending extra time, I just threw some natural food colourings on the finished noodles and they were done. And the blue one is simply made by soaking it in water boiled with purple cabbage, this is a no fuss kinda dish.
Tip: Make the satay sauce while the noodles are soaking this way you’ll safe even more time!
If you like this recipe or have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment below and tag me in your recreations on Instagram.
Now lets get cooking!
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!
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….