There’s nothing more comforting than having a fluffy stack of pancakes on an early Sunday morning. Or any other morning if you’d ask me. This stack of fluffy cinnamon apple pancakes are easy to make and are a one of the best vegan comfort foods for in the morning. You’ll have to try them!…
In this post I’ll teach you how to turn a simple brick of tofu into an amazing classic tofu scramble. This is often used as a vegan substitute for scrambled eggs. If you’re wondering what to do with your tofu you should definitely try this recipe.…
We are in the midst of a pandemic, being is reflected by the empty shelves all across the supermarkets. So with the very few ingredients left available I decided to make a meal that would last me a couple of days. This creamy broccoli soup turned out to be delicious and only took 30 minutes to create.…
We’re back with a quick and simple recipe. This isn’t a health food but it will definitely be a fun one to make on special occasions. The reason that I chose to do a cherry puff pastry is because I’m highly intolerant to raw cherries, so this is one of the ways I can still enjoy them.…
Here in the Netherlands it’s still winter, even though for some unknown reason I’ve created the illusion that winter comes to an end after December. As much as I’d like to fool myself, January and often February the temperatures are at an all time low, so we’re not done with the comforting and warming dishes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I adept quite well, so I don’t mind the colder temperatures that much, gives me even more reasons to eat pepper soup or warming breakfasts like this.
As I’m incorporating more “clean” foods in my diets and taking out the processed foods, I’ll of course be sharing fun and healthy recipes with all of you! To be honest I never really post smoothie or salad recipes as I consider them to be too simple, so no one would be interested. If it weren’t for one of my close friends, hi jazz, or my mom asking me for some inspo and telling me to share some recipes I thought, why not!?
Of course I can’t send you away by telling you to blend 2 bananas and a date, no this is not your regular smoothie, this smoothie requires a specific taste. I added black pepper and turmeric to not only give it a gorgeous colour, but this combination has many health benefits as well.
Another ingredient added to this smoothie might not be for you, but for me it’s a staple, it’s hot peppers, and in this case chili peppers. I added half a chili, simply to try a “mild” version which many people could enjoy, but since I’m partly dragon I would normally throw in a whole chili, seeds included. The flavors of the chili, turmeric and black pepper mingled perfectly with this green smoothie consisting mango, banana and spinach.
Now to the last and most notorious ingredients of all, CBD oil which is extracted from cannabis, and no it doesn’t make you high. I’ve been using CBD oil for the past couple of months, and never used it in one of my recipes, but today I thought, why not!? There are many discussions concerning the health benefits of this oil, but since I’m not an expert I’d recommend watching some documentaries or reading some studies. Also I’d like to note that CBD oil isn’t legal in every country, so you might not even be able to get your hand on it, no problem, just skip it!
This might not be your taste but since I’ll be focussing on eating more whole foods than ever before you, should stay tuned because there will be more smoothie recipes coming your way.
Have a blessed day and let’s start blending shall we!
Move aside cinnamon rolls, there is another roll in town, one that can definitely hold it’s own against you, a much loved dessert! But for real though, I am a huge lover of cinnamon rolls, but it’s about time to switch things up. So let me introduce to you, the bounty roll! The name is quite self explanatory, these perfectly golden buns are filled with a coconut, cacao mixture and instead of using vegan butter as a filling, we of course used extra virgin coconut oil. I was planning on sharing this recipe about 10 months ago when I served them at my birthday, but you know what they say, better late than never, right!?
These rolls are perfect to bring to a holiday dinner or to serve on any other occasion to be honest, I often make these for family and friends, trust me, it’s a crowd pleaser.
You can eat these bun’s straight out of the oven as they are or top them with whatever frosting you like. For this batch I made a simple vanilla “butter” cream frosting, by whisking about two heaping table spoons of vegan butter with powdered sugar, vanilla with a pinch of turmeric and spirulina for colour.
I also decided to top them with some crushed pistachios, goji berries and desiccated coconut for that extra festive look.
You know what’s funny, I’m just now noticing that lately the recipes have been sweet treats, don’t worry I’ve got something savoury coming your way!
This will be my third steamed bun recipe and I’m not even close to being finished. Now since where in the middle of the holiday season I’d like to give a twist to the regular bao buns with some sweet potato bun with a spicy bean filling, this one’s a winner! These buns are different from the other two recipes, which you can find here and here, instead of being open, these buns are closed and filled with a delicious spicy bean mixture.
One of the reason I love steamed buns is because of the texture of the bread, it’s so soft and fluffy and because of the steam gets a nice and smooth “skin”. Adding sweet potato to the dough makes the dough a little sweet and adds a nice colour to the buns, to enhance the colour I also added a bit of turmeric, not only does this give the buns a lovely golden colour, it also adds to the nutrition of these buns, they’re basically super foods now, just kidding, or am I? All jokes aside my family loved these buns, and anytime a non vegan can’t deny the deliciousness of a vegan meal you know you did something right!
With these buns I’m paying homage to my Creole and Chinese roots by fusing the idea of Chinese steamed buns with a filling inspired by Surinamese cooking. The filling has celery leaves and adjuma peppers which are two ingredients often used in Surinamese cuisine and two ingredients I love working with. One to thing keep in mind if you can get your hands on the peppers and decide to use them is that they are very spicy so you might want to use chilli pepper instead or skip it all together.
To simplify the recipe I just made simple round balls, but you can play around with the design while closing the bun to create a more authentic look. You can also play around with the filling and even the colour of the dough by adding different natural food colourings. But no matter what you’ll do these bao buns will definitely have you asking for more!
I’m currently storing a batch in the freezer and fridge to see how long they’ll stay good and if they’re freezer friendly, so once I’m done testing I’ll edit my findings in this post.
For now go ahead and make some yourself, let’s get to it!
Since chia pudding is one of my favourite quick and simple breakfasts at the moment, it’s always nice to have some variations, so not every single morning is the same. During summer I like to eat tropical and summer fruits, and since I got an awesome deal on some passion fruit and mangoes at my local market the only natural thing to do was to turn them into a delicious pudding, which I topped of with some summer berries which are in season right now!
I’m trying to eat more seasonal and local foods but sometimes you get an offer you can’t refuse and for me that came in the form of…
One this I love about bananas is that even when they are overripe they will never be wasted, I often even wait for them to overripe so I can make delicious baked goods with them. One thing I love to make from over ripe (aka perfectly ripe) bananas is banana bread, I already posted a recipe for a raspberry/spirulina banana bread which you can find here.
This banana bread will be a little different from the other one, its a cacao and chai spiced bread with a peanut butter swirl on top and for good measure I threw some…