Vegetable pie with creamy cashew sauce

Ingredients – Makes 2 pies.

1 1/2 cup of peas

1 cup chopped mushrooms

1 chopped pepper, any colour!

1 cup of spinach

1 stem of chopped spring onions

1 cup of hot water with half a vegetable stock cube

1 cup of cashew nuts (soaked for at least 2 hours with water)

1 roll of puff pastry

1 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tsp melted butter

Directions

  1. Throw all the vegetables into a frying pan and cook until they begin to go a little soft or a light brown colour. If you find that your vegetables are sticking to the bottom of the pan, add some warm water to it.
  2. While that is cooking, prepare your cashew sauce by draining them first. Add it to the blender with your coconut sugar and the cup of vegetable stock water. Blend it until creamy 🙂
  3. Take the vegetables off the heat and add the cashew sauce into it, stirring until fully covered. Set aside.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry, cut it half way so that you have two squares.
  5. Gently place each square pastry into your cooking pots or a non-stick baking tray. Pressing down on the sides so that the pastry takes form of the pot.6. Pour the vegetable mixture evenly into both pots.
  6. Fold over the remaining pastry to cover the filling. It should close perfectly, without leaving any gaps for your filling to over spill.

8. Glaze it with some melted butter and coconut sugar for that extra taste.

9. Place into the oven for 20 minutes, until the pastry hardens, rises and becomes golden.

VEGAN Chocolate Pretzel cake covered in a Chocolate and Date sauce

 

CAKE MIXTURE

1 can of coconut milk

1 1/2 cup of self raising flour

2 tbsp Cacao powder

2 tsp of Maca powder

1 tsp of baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp caramel syrup/flavour

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Bag of Pretzels – crushed  – Leave some whole pretzels for toppings

 

STEP 1. MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND PLACE INTO THE OVEN FOR 30 MINUTES.

 

SAUCE

10 dates

1 cup of HOT water

2 tablespoons of Cacao powder

2 tablespoons of caramel syrup

pinch of salt

 

STEP 2. While the cake is cooking, BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS listed above for the chocolate and date sauce! It should become thick, if you find that it is quite runny, add some more dates to the blender.

STEP 3. Wait for the cake to completely cool down before coating it with the sauce.

STEP 4. Decorate your cake with the prezels in what ever way that you like, making sure to sprinkle the left over salt and crumbs over the top of the cake (that’s the best part) :)/

 


TIP:

Try to serve the cake straight away, or at least an hour or two afterwards. Avoid putting it in the fridge overnight as it makes the pretzels, and the cake in general quite soggy.


 

ENJOY

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VEGAN Rose flavoured biscuits

Sad to say that these aren’t gluten-free, I wish they were. I mean, I originally used gluten-free flour on my first attempt at making these, but I messed it up so badly and ended up wasting the entire packet of flour. Such a me thing to do. I couldn’t actually be bothered to go out in this freezing cold weather to buy more, so plain flour it was…

Makes 9 biscuits 

Ingredients

1/2 cup of vegan butter

1 1/2 cups of plain flour

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 tsp of baking powder

4 tsp of rose-water

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients together.

2. Use your fingers to mix and rub into breadcrumbs.

3. Form the dough into a ball, knead and roll out flat using a rolling-pin.

4. Cut out your shapes and place them onto a non stick tray or grease proof paper.

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5. Cook for 15-20 minutes on 180°c

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Icing (optional)

2 cups of icing sugar

2 tbsp of vegan butter

4 tsp of rose-water

1 tsp water

Rose pigments (sub – pink food colouring

Method

1. Mix until thick and smooth!

2. Optional – Place the icing into 3 bowls,

3. Add the pigment (or food colouring) into each one, making sure you add more as you go along in order to get three different shades of pink.

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4. Wait until the biscuits have completely cooled down before decorating them with your icing.

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Hope you like these! They are super nice. If you do end up trying this recipe, let me know how they turned out 🙂


 

GREEN SMOOTHIE

Definitely one of the best green smoothies I’ve made. But maybe I was just very hungry at the time…No no i’m joking, it was really nice.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of Spinach

Half and Avocado

Handful of frozen mango

1 Apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 tablespoons of Maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of Pumpkin seeds

1 Tablespoon of Peanut butter


Oh yeah, also, those balls you see in the background are my spontaneously created energy balls, made from the left overs of this smoothie. Literally, I had no idea what I was doing, yet they came out amazing. Always the way.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE

Vegan & Gluten Free Carrot Cake!

SPONGE INGREDIENTS

2 cups of gluten free self raising flour

1 cup of xylitol sugar

1/4 cup of maple syrup

2 tsp of rapeseed oil

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tbsp of baking powder

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 tsp of salt

1 1/2 cups of apple sauce (alternative for eggs)

130 grams of grated carrot

2 cups of coconut milk 

ICING INGREDIENTS

3 cups of icing sugar

1/4 cup of vegan butter


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir!

2. pour evenly into two circle non stick baking trays.

3. Place into the oven for 30 minutes on 180Âșc.

4. Leave on the side to completely cool down.

5. Whilst the cake is cooling, prepare icing by mixing together the icing powder and vegan butter until it becomes thick and creamy.

6. Once both layers of the carrot cake have cooled down, start adding the icing to both sides and carefully place them together.

7. Spread the icing on the top of your cake, in any way that you like and decorate 🙂

 

Glad to say this is the first cake i’ve made that everyone actually liked.

Caramel and White Chocolate Oat Squares

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They were originally supposed to be JUST oat bars so that I could call them healthy but as always I took it too far to satisfy my sweet tooth and added that niiiiiceeee caramel layer. I am forever hearing “its nice but why is it so sweet?” when the family try, literally, EVERYTHING I make…sorry.

Any way heres the recipe, they are honestly really nice though…

To make the oat base:

120 grams of coconut oil

1/4 cup of maple syrup

2 cups of oats (blended so that it becomes flour)

50 grams of quinoa flour (optional)

1 tsp of cinnamon

2 handfuls of dried apricots and raisins

Handful of pumpkin seeds

Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup until they have combined. Add the oat flour and quinoa flour and stir together until it becomes kind of a sticky, rough dough. Pour the mixture into a non stick baking tray, flatten using a spoon until it fills the tray evenly, including the edges.

Cook for 15-20 minutes.

While that is cooking, prepare your caramel and white chocolate mixture…

Caramel and white chocolate mixture:

Half a cup of vegan white chocolate

1 tbsp of caramel syrup

1 tsp of salt

Half a cup of dates

Half a cup of hot water

3 tbsp of coconut oil

1 tbsp of vegan butter

Put the dates, salt and caramel syrup into the blender, cover with boiling hot water and blend. Then add the white chocolate and stir until melted. You can either do this OR make the white chocolate separately. If you want to make it separately, just melt the white chocolate with the coconut oil and butter.

Once your oat base has cooked and cooled down, pour the date and white chocolate mixture over the top of it, also making sure to cover the edges.

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Cool in the fridge overnight or until the caramel has hardened.

xxx