805 posts tagged vegan
I made asparagus/ricotta/cranberry puff pastry tarts with toasted pine nuts for vegetarian family night!
I scraped off the majority of my ricotta because my stomach really disagrees with dairy, but the rest of my family all agreed a butternut squash purée would be better in place of the ricotta/lemon/parmesan/paprika mix, so these could be made completely vegan and would taste better, too! :D
Each tart was served with a simple salad of iceberg, cucumber and baby plum tomatoes in an olive oil/balsamic/s&p dressing. It all went down a treat! :)
Quinoa flake oatmeal made with pb, cinnamon, vanilla, apple sauce and mashed banana, topped with the remaining banana, crushed pecans and walnuts, coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup.
I love breakfasts like this that keep you satisfied for hours. :)
Mexican almond milk hot chocolate with mini (vegan) marshmallows.
I used cacao powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, almond butter, agave and a little brown sugar as well as a cup and a bit of unsweetened almond milk. Yum. :)
Vegan butternut squash “mac n cheeze” made with buckwheat spirals, extra squash, spinach, pumpkin seeds and freshly cracked black pepper.
Oh em gee was this good. I’ve had the mac n cheeze recipe saved for ages and time after time it’s been raved about, but I just never got round to making it for some peculiar reason. Now I know why I hadn’t - because I’ve tasted it and I’ll be making it every day for the rest of my life. <3_<3
It’s so flavourful! And healthy!! The main ingredients are squash, almond milk and nutritional yeast. It’s so much lower in fat than its traditional counterpart and much lighter, too. You don’t feel heavy and have this sense of self loathing and “Never again, ugh” after eating a big bowlful. Can you tell I enjoyed it?!
I omitted the mustard because mustard is the devil’s food and it was perfect for my taste buds. I added about 1/4 cup more almond milk to thin it out as well as a pinch of nutmeg and paprika. Thank goodness I still have 2/3 of the sauce left, I’m putting it on everything! :D
Toasted gf brown ciabatta roll with organic pb, chia seeds and cinnamon, strawberries and whole almonds.
I’ve been eating strawberries like nobody’s business lately, I wish they would never go out of season. :(
Banana/cinnamon/peanut butter oatmeal topped with more banana, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, a drizzle of maple syrup and some dark chocolate (it’s Friday, shh).
This is now my new go to oatmeal recipe! Thank you Rosie for showing me it! The recipe is as follows:
1/2 a banana (mashed), 1 tbsp apple sauce, a few shakes of cinnamon (1/4 tsp?), 1/2 tbsp peanut butter and a dash of vanilla, all mixed up. Then add in 1/2 cup oats, coat with the mix, lastly adding 1 cup almond milk. Microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes until lovely and thick. Top with the remaining banana and a lil’ maple syrup. :)
Breakfast - Banana, cinnamon and peanut butter oatmeal topped with more banana, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup, apple and cinnamon tea and a glass of apple/banana/cucumber/pea smoothie with ice. :)
(Oatmeal recipe - 1/2 a mashed banana, 1 tbsp apple sauce, 1 big tsp crunchy pb, a few shakes of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla - all mixed together, then add 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup almond milk.)
Cherry cinnamon buckwheat pancakes topped with almond butter, pumpkin seeds, more cherries and maple syrup.
(Pancakes - buckwheat flour, flaxseed, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, chopped berries, water, agave, baking powder.)
Recipe here. (I subbed the raspberries for cherries and ginger for cinnamon. :) )
Bran cereal with cinnamon, red grapes, strawberries, cherries, pumpkin seeds and almond milk.
Banana, spinach, organic peanut butter, cinnamon, oats, agave, ice and coconut water smoothie topped with quinoa puffs and pumpkin seeds.
I haven’t had a breakfast smoothie in ages! Oh how I’ve missed you, you green goodness, you.
Chocolate banana breakfast quinoa with walnuts and almond butter (underneath the walnuts).
Recipe here! :)
Vegan snickerdoodles! (I think this will be the last thing I bake for a while, I’m all baked out, haha.)
We had some cinnamon sugar left over from when I made the cinnamon and toasted pecan plait, so of course, the natural thing to do was to make some snickerdoodles. I’ve never actually had one before but they tasted good so I’m assuming this is what they’re meant to turn out like!
I can’t remember what recipe I used, but if you google “vegan snickerdoodles” a bunch come up. :)
Breakfast - oatmeal made with almond milk and mashed banana, topped with the rest of the banana, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, crushed walnuts, organic peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Super berry granola with cinnamon and almond milk, strawberries, red grapes, a kiwi and pumpkin seeds.
Wholewheat waffle and seasonal vegetable stir fry with lemon grass, ginger, chilli & dark soy sauce, served with toasted cashew nuts and sesame seeds.
From the Waffle House, Norwich. :)