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.

First smoothie in ages!

I forced myself to go to my Pilates class the other day after not getting much sleep. Seriously, it was a battle. But, guys, I did it! I promised myself that, afterwards, I’d go home and make a nice smoothie. Because all this cake baking is making me feel extra unhealthy, plus I miss making them. So here it is…

Oh, and I also used prickly pear cactus water instead of plant-based milk, and OMG, it’s the best thing ever! If you haven’t already, you gotta get yourself some and try it ASAP! Click here to buy.

Ingredients

4 tsp crushed almonds

4 mint leaves

1 parsley stem

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp Hemp seeds

1 1/2 cups cactus water

1 tsp agave syrup

1/4 cup of blueberries

2 pears

1/4 cup of chopped celery

 

…yes, it’s very random but it’s yummy, I promise! Just chuck it all into a blender.

TIP:

It taste better cold so add a few ice cubes into the blender 😊 x

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Mini chocolate filled biscuits

I made these ages ago and have only just recently remembered that I was meant to write-up the recipe for you lot, but completely forgot to do so. Sorry, here it is…

INGREDIENTS

Biscuits

1 1/2 cups of flour

Half a cup of sugar

3/4 cup of butter

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp of cinnamon

Chocolate filling

1 large bar of dark chocolate

1/4 cup of vegan butter

1/4 coconut oil

4 tbsp agave honey

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DRAGON FRUIT and Chia layered smoothie

Firstly, you gotta make sure you check out the Pink Power Tonic by Misty Day Plant Potions. The powder gave this smoothie those beautiful shades of pink and a sweet but refresssshing flavour.

100% VEGAN. 100% Dragon fruit (Pitaya) powder. 100% natural and contains NO sugar. You can add a teaspoon of powder into hot drinks, desserts, smoothies, drinks and baking in general for extra nutrition and colour! I love knowing that I have a completely natural and vegan food colouring for my smoothies. It’s quite pricey for 50g BUT it will last if you use it well and is very much worth it.

Click here to view the product, they also do a range of other tonic powders that help provide energy, detox, calmness and have their own individual benefits.

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Turmeric Latte

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

I bet you never thought of Turmeric in a latte before? Scroll down if you want to jump straight to the ingredients. But, you should really read this

Turmeric is part of the ginger family therefore has anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal wounds and irritation, so it’s often used for skin care. The herbs antiseptic properties help to reduce acne scars, spots and pigmentation when consumed consistently. It has loads more benefits including helping with digestive issues, building your immune system and managing depression! Whenever I’ve taken it, I’ve noticed that it puts me in a really calm and relaxed state, all I want to do is just cuddle up and sleep. That means something right?

Turmeric produces a chemical called Curcumin, which gives it that beautiful golden colour. Curcumin is proven to help with joint pain, stiffness and the functioning of the kidneys and brain, keeping them all very healthy. You should actually take black pepper with turmeric as it will absorb it a lot more! When you read on, you will find a link to the turmeric paste that I used to make my latte, this already has black pepper inside, so you don’t have to worry about that.

You coffee & black tea lovers should definitely start replacing your daily drinks with this! If you didn’t know, caffeine actually soaks up all of the iron packed meals that you might be consuming with your tea’s and coffee’s, making you even more tired. Therefore triggers migraines and headaches and possibly leading to iron deficiency. I know this because I went through a stage where I was constantly researching how to boost my iron levels once I became vegan, and stumbled across this fact. Also, GREEN TEA, I didn’t know this before, but most green tea’s contain caffeine. So watch out for that! Drinking it with a meal can decrease iron absorption by 50% or more.

I stopped having normal tea for about 6 months when I first became vegan and let me tell you now, I noticed a MASSIVE DIFFERENCE! I replaced my tea’s with herbal’s and I felt a lot better for it. Now I’m trying out Turmeric Latte’s and Matcha tea’s.

Try this out…

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of Almond milk 

1 tsp of ginger Turmeric paste (see the link on the image below to check out the paste that I used)

5 dates

Boil the almond milk with the dates in a saucepan. Once it’s heated, pour it into a blender and blend 😊 The blender will naturally give you that thick latte texture and will be really fluffy. The longer you leave it blending, the better.

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Sonnentor’s Ginger Turmeric Latte, Golden Milk, Click here to view.

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OATS breakfast bowl

Truth is, I haven’t been wanting to make many smoothie breakfast bowls recently because it’s so cold and no one really wants to have freezing cold stuff for breakfast, especially when it’s like 8 in the morning. And you can’t even be lazy because you’ve run out of cereal and milk to fall back on! So grab yourself some fruit and oats for this one.

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This is an oats breakfast bowl, topped with loads of yummy fruit that go really well together, plus some pumpkin seeds (my favourite) and chia seeds. Oh yh, and a little bit of chocolate sauce. To be honest that chocolate sauce absolutely made it!

Just boil together 1 1/2 cups of oats and 2 cups of water in a sauce pan for about 4 minutes (2 minutes on high heat, 2 minutes on simmer) Add a little more water if your oats become quite lumpy and start to stick to the pan. Prepare as many fruits and seeds as you like while it’s cooking and that’s it 😊 so simple and so worth it.

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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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