TOP TIP - Use banana, apple sauce, flaxseed etc for an egg replacer in recipes that are not vegan. See our you tube video! Coming soon.
Mango NICE CREAM with frozen berries.
Blend 2 whole bananas (previously chopped and frozen) in the blender with 2 tbsp of cold Mango puree, or freshly frozen mango. add more fruit if its too thin or more water/juice if its too thick. Pour into a bowl and add frozen berries for a super sweet and chilled dessert, sprinkle with almonds and a tsp of forever beautiful superfoods. ta-da!
Its not naughty and it is nice! enjoy.
(see photo on left)
Isnt vegan cooking more time Consuming and complicated?
NO, it’s the opposite! Vegan cooking is quicker and simpler, you just have to re-wire your brain into not trying to make a meal based around 1 main ingredient such as a chop, steak or roasted meat. Its also better because there isn't any cross contamination of meat or fish for example, or wondering if it’s cooked through.
If you are anything like me and love your salads, then you will know the thing that can make it great is the DRESSING..
try these 3 recipes as let us know your favourite..
You will need to use a small blender such as a ninja - if you don't have one, you can do this in a small bowl with a whisk.
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp of water
1tablespoon of tahini
about 20 chickpeas (leave until the end)
small amount of chopped coriander
and 2 tbsp of vegan mayo (follow your heart one in Sainsbury's is fab)
Add it all to the blender, apart from the chickpeas, and whisk about for about 20 seconds, you may need to scrape down the sides as you go. taste - you may wish to add more lemon or herbs for example, I also like to add some chilli flakes. pour into a bowl or jug and add 10 chickpeas, squash them with your finger or a spoon before adding. It adds another dimension to your dressing.
Pour over your salad and enjoy!
recipe notes: I like to add chilli flakes to mine too, just a few in the blender, also you can add a pinch or turmeric for a more pleasing colour.
This is even easier - thin down some humous with lemon juice, pour over your salad and you are done!
Sweet Date dressing
another sweeter dressing is make the above humous dressing but add it to a blender with a date (deseeded). it adds sweetness but without sugar.
Using a small blender such as a Ninja. Simply add in the following and blend!!
1 tin of drained chickpeas
1 tbsp tahini
Juice of half a lemon 🍋
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp Aquafab (this is the chickpea juice)
After mixing if it's a little thick, add a tsp at a time of aquafab (chickpea tin juice) until consistency is reached. You can also add more lemon juice.
(Leftover chickpea juice can be used to make vegan meringue - see our videos on this on you tube, click to subscribe for our latest videos).
Recipe note: you can also add in some red peppers or chilli flakes or black pepper or a herb such as coriander or basil or dill.
Store in a tub in the fridge for 5-7 days although in our house about 2 hours before it’s gone!
its so versatile Houmous, we have it on toast, in sandwiches, wraps, water down with lemon juice for a fab salad dressing, in burger rolls, on pizza etc etc
My superfast pizza recipe! Takes just 5mins to make and 7 mins to cook!
(ah, sorry, you will have to wait for the cookbook for this one!) or attend one of my courses
more to follow each week...