Friday, August 18, 2017

Two beans and walnuts loaf

So... How do I have the time to work so many hours every week and cook healthy vegan food? Always do at least a minimal meal prep. So this is the bare minimum that I make every week:
I boil all my beans, quinoa, lentils and/ or rice for the week. If you want, you can freeze some beans and thaw them and use them when you need to.
Peel and clean some vegetables, not a lot of fancy stuff, just your favorite vegetables/ your staples.
And you have some basic stuff for the week to come.
I can make a chili in less than an hour with this things. Or burgers. Or whatever you need :)
And now, a recipe. Because this is a food blog :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vegan french toast

I really love french toast. Before I went vegan I used to make it quite frequently on week-ends...
And I didn't have any since I became vegan. Until today. And I really don't know why I didn't make it sooner. It's just an egg replacement, plant milk, a sweetener and some spices.
And I decided to post my version of the recipe too, even if I think that you can find a ton of similar recipes online. But it's my version, and I'm proud of it :)
So, here it goes.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Homemade granola and almond milk

Who doesn't like a crunchy, slightly sweet and tasty granola? I sure love it! But the store bought ones are full with added sugar, preservatives and added oils. But the best thing is that we can make some healthy granola at home :)

- 175 g (1.5 cups) grain flakes of your choice – I used granola base (equal parts oats, wheat, rye and barley flakes)
- 90 g (2/3 cup) peanuts
- 100 g (1 cup) dates
- 50 g (1/2 cup) goji berries
- 25 g (1/2 cup) coconut flakes
- 20 g sunflower seeds
- 50 g (1/2 cups) almond meal (leftover from making almond milk) or crushed almonds
- 2 g (2/3 tsp) cinnamon
- 1 dash of salt
Optional – agave syrup (1-2 tbsp) or more dates if you want it sweeter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Applesauce and oats pancakes (with a bonus recipe :) )


250 g regular or instant oats (with 200 g make oat flour - you can use a regular food processor or a high speed blender, just make sure that you have a fine flour -  and the rest of 50 g let it like that for texture)
250 g applesauce (preferably unsweetened)
200 ml oat or soy milk
30 g brown sugar
10 g baking powder
3 g cinnamon
1 pinch of salt

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Simple bean burger with a cashew "cheese" sauce

Who said that vegans cannot enjoy a burger? I think that we can and this version is quite healthy, oil free and gluten free (if you try to avoid gluten).
We enjoyed this with a cashew "cheese" sauce and tomatoes. You can add pickles, lettuce, ketchup mustard or anything else that you like.

The burger:

Ingredients (makes about 6-8 medium patties):
350 g beans (red, pinto, black...) (2 cups)
120 g rolled oats (1.5 cups) *
150 g carrots, grated (1.5 cups)
150 g onions, chopped (1.5 cups)
2 tbsp tomato paste **
1.5 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sage
1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp smoky paprika
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp chili powder ***

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Crumbly coconut cookies

These cookies have a delicate coconut flavor from the flour, and they are quite crumbly, but without being too dry. They are perfect with some coffee or tea, or even milk (but make it plant milk, to keep it vegan).
- 130 g (1 cup) coconut flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) plant milk (coconut, oat, soy – the more neutral (or coconuty) the better)
- 30 g agave syrup
- 10 g (1.5 tbsp) carob powder
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)