Vegan chocolate and cashew cream cheesecake

So the one thing I’ve craved for ages now, is cheesecake!

So this recipe does require soy protein powder, I got mine from Myprotein, I think its the texture of the protein as I tried to make my partner one with whey protein but it didn’t work as it didn’t get thick.

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Ingredients:

For chocolate filling

•500ml of non-dairy milk

•4 scoops of Soy protein

•1 cup of cacao powder, I used raw cacao powder from indigo herbs

•few drops of vanilla extract and/or tablespoon of maple syrup.

For cashew cream filling

•2 tablespoons cashew butter (Or blend cashews and a little milk until smooth in a high speed blender

•¼ cup of melted coconut oil

•1 tablespoon of milk

For the biscuit layer

•half a packet of digestive biscuits or biscuits of your choosing

•¼ cup of melted butter or coconut oil

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Method:

Break up the biscuits until in small pieces to your liking, Mix with the melted butter/coconut oil and combine well, flatten and leave to set in the fridge

Mix the cacao powder, protein powder, milk and maple syrup and/or vanilla extract and smooth out onto the biscuit base and leave in the fridge

Separately mix the cashew butter, coconut oil and milk until well combined and smooth,

Pour the cashew mixture on top of the chocolate layer, using a fork or finger if it’s for yourself mix in the two to make a swirly design

Leave to set overnight in the fridge

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Depending to your own taste you can alter some of the flavors, for example sweeteners of added bits, I think the base layer would be way nicer if it was made of Oreos.

If you try this recipe let me know, I’d love to know what you think of it. 🙂 xx

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fudgelicious brownies

Brownies and black beans aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to your mind for a amazing combination, but surprisingly enough it totally works!

So after loads of brownie test trials and different types these have to be the best ones yet (if I may say so myself). They are so rich and smooth and soft and basically super addictive!

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As these are black beans you can soak them overnight (I left them about 14 hours) or get a can of them and rinse out the water really well.

Ingredients:

•1 ½ cup of dates (I used dried dates and just soaked them for about half an hour in warm water

•1 ¼ cup of soaked black beans

•1 heaped tablespoon of coconut oil

•½ teaspoon of sea salt/ regular salt if you don’t have sea salt

•1 cup of cocoa powder (I used raw cacao powder from Indigo herbs its amazing you can get it here)

•¼ cup of protein powder ( I used rice protein available here)

• 1 cup of oat flour , I just blended oats in a blender into a flour texture

•1 cup of water

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Method:

Blend the dates and a tiny bit of water until smooth, then adding in the blend until mixed together

Pre-heat the over to 200°C /395°F

Adding in all the other ingredients, adding the flour/powder ingredients gradually to insure there’s no lumps

Scoop out into a baking tray, and put on the middle shelf for 15 mins.

Take out to cool with a hand towel over the top to insure the top stays soft and doesn’t crust up , should be soft to the touch.

 

Depending on how thick you would like the brownies, you could double the recipe or more I’m not judging.

The tray I used was a 12″X 8″ so they were a bit thin so if you have a large baking tray I would advise doubling. I didn’t so when I cut them I made a chocolate mouse sandwich out of them.

Let me know if you tried this recipe I would love to know how it turns out 🙂 xxx

Miso Soup – Vegan

So I kept hearing about miso, I mean everywhere, so I took it as a sign and decided to make some. From looking it up and coming across the amazing minimalist baker,  I gave it a whirl and made a fair few modifications. IMG_6607.jpgIt doesn’t look to great but it is the most comforting tasty soup I have made.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 handfuls of chestnut mushrooms
  2. 1 large white/yellow(whatever you call it) onion
  3. 2 large stalks(?) of celery
  4. handful of beansprouts
  5. handful of peas and carrots
  6. 1 cup of green peppers
  7. 1 1/2 cup of tofu
  8.  4 tablespoons of miso paste
  9. 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  11. 1 portion of vermicelli rice noodles (I used regular noodles the second time so it doesn’t really matter)
  12. handful of kale
  13. handful of mixed seaweed

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Method:

  1. fry onion, mushrooms, celery and add in garlic powder and soy sauce until slightly softened.
  2. adding in the rest of the ingredients, accept for the seaweed and noodles
  3. boiling some water separately, either in kettle of separate pot, adding the miso  paste to the water and mixing so it’s smooth, it just helps to make sure there’s no lumps of miso floating around
  4. adding in enough water to cover the ingredients and leave to cook for about 20 mins
  5. add in seaweed and noodles about 5 mins before serving just to soften them and combine the flavour.

and that is that! It’s so easy and such a ‘mom makes for you when your sick’ kind of soup.

Let me know if you try it, I’d love to see 🙂

Thanks for reading, xx

 

Vegan Protein Bliss Balls

So after starting to make date bliss balls, I realized I didn’t have enough dates, then I remembered one day I put too much protein in my protein shake and it became really thick. I made a thick protein mixture that was basically mouse which set really well.

This recipe includes protein powder as a thickener, if you don’t have the protein powder you could replace it with an avocado mouse or a protein of your choice.

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Ingredients:

-Handful of dates

-1 Cup oats (I blended them so it became a flour)

-1/2 cup almond meal (again just blended almonds)

-1/2 cup cashew meal

-1/2 cup flax/linseed meal

-2 heaped scoops of protein powder

-200 ml of non-dairy milk (I used soy milk)

-1/2 cup cocoa powder

– 2 tbsp of soy milk, separate from the rest

-1/2 cup of desiccated coconut

 

Method:

  1. Blend up the oats in  blender till it becomes a powder an then pour into a large mixing bowl
  2. Repeat this step with  the cashews, flax seeds and almonds.
  3. Mix the 2 tbsp of milk and dates till it smooth.
  4. Combine the protein powder, milk and cocoa powder and blend.
  5. mix together all the ingredients until it becomes near to a cookie dough.
  6. On a plate add the coconut and a small bit of coco powder for coating the balls.
  7. wetting your fingers to grab the dough like mixture so it doesn’t stick, roll some between your finger tips then placing it on the plate and roll in the mixture with your finger tips.
  8. Then you just have to try to let them set overnight without eating them

and that is it!

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Thanks for reading guys, if you try this recipe, let me know.

xxx

Guilt free chocolate cookies! (Vegan)

Okay guys I’ve been super experimenting with different cookie recipes and techniques, and let me tell you I found the two that are the best. There’s only tiny differences in the making of these.

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So basically Left Cookies had less milk and no chocolate chips, whereas cookies Right did, that’s the only difference between the two and visually they’re so different looking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar, I used brown sugar but it doesn’t matter what you have
  • 1/2 cup of oat flour, I just put plain oats in a blender until it was flour
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon on non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • chocolate chips, not necessary but I had them at the time

Method:

  1. smash your avocado in a bowl, add in cocoa powder and combine
  2. add in ingredients and add milk if it’s too dry
  3. should be able to mold it, as if it with a play-dough, cookie dough consistancy
  4. put them in the oven at 200°c  for approx 7-10 mins.

And voila!

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the ones one above turned out just as I intended, they still had give in them and were chewy. The other ones had too much soy milk in the mixture and I left them in for a few mins too long but they were still tasty just harder than desired.

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let me know if you try it and would love to see your little changes.

thanks for reading, xxx.

Vegan peanut butter cake

Guys, I made this cake and then I made three more and polished them all off nearly on my own!

Inspired by Peta’s vegan donuts recipe that I just couldn’t get right, so I winged it and came up with this masterpiece!

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So I used:

-1 cup of Flour, I used 1/2 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup of oat flour,not necessary

-3/4 cups of sugar, I used brown sugar as that’s all I had at the time

-1 teaspoon of baking powder

-a pinch of salt and cinnamon

-1 cup of icing sugar (for filling)

-1 tablespoon of maple syrup

-1/2 cup of non-dairy milk

-1 tablespoon of lemon juice

-vanilla extract (as much as your heart desires)

-1/2 cup of margarine

-can add an egg replacer for 1 egg, but I left it out and it turned out just as awesome

-1/2 cup of peanut butter

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Method:

  1. preheat oven, I set mine to 220°c.
  2. Slightly melt the butter so you combine with all the rest of the wet ingredients, I found putting the margarine in the microwave just till it melted and then mix in all the other ingredients until its smooth.
  3. Meanwhile you can just throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and combine well.
  4. then you just pour the wet ingredients into the dry, bit by bit to make sure it’s not lumpy and it’s well mixed.
  5. place in a lined/ greased/silicone tray.
  6. I left it in for about 15 mins and checked whether it was cooked thoroughly
  7. while that’s cooling place about a tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of icing sugar and about 2 tablespoons of dairy free margarine in a bowl and mix it up until it’s smooth adding more icing sugar if necessary
  8. when the cake it cooled just assemble. You could put the icing on the top of the cake, or layer it and top with a dust of icing sugar.

I made two separate ones by splitting the mixture so I didn’t have to cut it up and I just wanted extra.

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Hope you try it out, let me know if you did!

thanks for reading guys xx

What I ate today in pictures #2

Sorry for not posting in such a long time I’ve had so much going on.

None the less I’m back with a new what I ate today(well like two days ago) to share some awesome food inspo 🙂

So breakfast of course is smoothies because why not, they’re so handy its crazy

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Aldi sells the best frozen smoothie mixes for only €2.50! All you have to do is throw them in a blender with a few (I used 3) bananas and some fruit juice, I just use apple juice because it’s the cheapest. And just had some mangoes with it, they were on sale so I bought as much as I could hold.

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Lunch again was a simple meal, I just mixed up quinoa with beans and humus, chopped in some avocado and spinach leaves and cucumber, topped with nutritional yeast. It’s actually surprisingly tasty for such a few ingredients!

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Dinner was a winging it kind of meal again. Just throwing onions, tofu and mushrooms.

I made a cheese sauce by blending up :

cooked 2 cups of cauliflower,                   1 cup soy milk,             1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder,                 1/4 teaspoon of paprika

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Just threw it all on some pasta and  topped with vio life cheese 🙂

Let me know what you all eat for your lazy day meals, thanks for reading,

xxx

Cauliflower steaks!

So basically you can make a faux meat with just about anything!

Cauliflower doesn’t seem like a go to, but my oh my these are beautiful!

Its so simple to so what you’re going to need is:

-A regular cauliflower head, not florets!

-3 tbs barbecue sauce(optional, it just gives a lovely glaze and extra flavour)

-1/2 teaspoon of paprika, garlic granules and mixed herbs

-1/4 cup plant milk of your choice and 2 tbs soy sauce.

 

Method :

  • So I mixed everything together in a bowl, and it should be as combined as you can get it.
  • then you cut your cauliflower into however many steaks you can get out of it, each about 1 inch thick. (I forgot to take a photo so I had to go find one). Roasted-Cauliflower-Steaks-with-Toasted-Walnut-+-Parsley-Pesto-l-www.SimplyScratch.com-slice-620x414like this image the beautiful Simply scratch put up for her roasted cauliflower steaks you can find it here.
  • then you heat up your pan with a tiny bit of oil.
  • throw each steak individually into the mixture making sure to cover each side and thoroughly.
  • add to your pan and fry until golden brown and you can serve them like that
  • or you could cover them and leave them for an extra five minuets to soften the inside further.

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Serve with whatever you feel necessary, I paired them with more veg and then some extra veg because why not!

If you try this let me know because I would love to see different takes on it 🙂

Thanks for reading guys 🙂 x

Salad that isnt boring, that’s right chickpea!

Chickpea salad is my new obsession, I’ve eaten so much of it lately! It’s so brilliant to squeeze in some extra veggies. It’s so simple to make, even if cutting skills aren’t up to Ramsey standards. of course inspired by the amazing “hot for food” blog.

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Just finely cut up some of your fav vegetables, I usually throw some red onion, sweetcorn, cucumber, beetroot, in this case I threw in some tomatoes, bean sprouts, bell peppers and some spinach too because I wanted to add a little more bulk.

Then with a food processor or just with a potato masher, just break up the chickpeas, I try to keep them a little more chunky,

then put the chickpeas in a bowl add 1-2 tablespoons of vegan mayo and some salt and pepper if you want.

I added in some chia seeds for a bit of extra goodness.

Folks that is it! It’s so nice and easy to make and can keep in the fridge for a good while to.

I put it on everything I eat, wraps, sandwiches, bagels, pasta, quinoa and it’s so versatile.

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Thanks for reading guys 🙂 xx

 

Nacho regular vegan dinner

I love nacho’s, like I mean really love nacho’s!

I came across a recipe for a vegan nacho sauce by hot for food, available here.

This cheese recipe is amazing and never fails my taste buds, I actually watched it on youtube and my first thought was potatoes!? But my thought was soooo misleading, I gave it a shot and I absolutely love it.

So the usually extras of the:

-guacamole (avocado, onion, garlic, lime juice, tomatoes and cilantro) and

-salsa (chili powder, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and a few bits of bell peppers).

Just threw everything into a blender for a quick blitz and it was lush.

The cheese sauce is unbelievebly easy just a cup of cooked and diced potatoes and carrots, some nutritional yeast and a few spices (chili powder, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder) and blend and finitto, you have your sauce.

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I basically just put tortillas in a lil tray, topped it off with salsa and guac.

Just add the sauce on top of it, I grated some dairy free cheese on top of it and threw it in the grill for a little bit 🙂

I had loads left over so I just popped it in a wrap with some lettuce and rice. It’s just delish!

If you try it let me know because I’d love to see it, thanks for reading guys x