Strawberry and blueberry smoothie.

Homemade Coconut milk for cereal

Why buy non dairy milk from the supermarkets, when you can make your own?

There are a variety of Vegan milk available, but I am yet to find any without additives.

So, I have decided to start making mine. At least I will know what I am drinking.

The good news is that everyone can make it because it’s easy and quick.

All you need is fresh or dessicated coconut, hot water, blender and sieve.

Blend coconut and hot water, then sieve. It cannot get any easier than that.

Enjoy warm or cold!

Spinach and sweet potato tart

This recipe can be made easier with frozen then thawed pastry and spinach.

 

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes (cut into squares)

Spinach (finely chopped)

Onions (chopped)

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Short crust pastry

 

Method

Line pastry in an oven dish, prick with fork and bake blind. Meanwhile, chop onions, potatoes and spinach. Fry onions in oil until softened, pour in potatoes and stir fry for about 10 mins before you add spinach. Season to taste. Pour in a few table spoonfuls of water if it is dry. Cover and let it cook for a few minutes. Scoop spinach and potato combo into baked pastry. Put back into oven to cook more for 15 minutes. Let it cool down before serving. Enjoy.

 

Spicy black eye beans

Quick and tasty beans. Simple.

Ingredients

Boiled black eye beans

Onions (sliced)

Garlic (chopped)

Salt

Scotch bonnet (chopped)

Tomato puree

Olive oil

Palm oil

Stock cube

Method

Boil beans with a bit of salt and set aside. In a deep pan, heat olive oil and palm oil together on low. Fry onions and garlic until softened, then stir in tomato puree, scotch bonnet, salt and stock cube. Keep stirring for a few more minutes so it doesn’t stick. Increase the heat and pour in beans. Mix it all up until well combined. Store for later or serve immediately with soft bread, rice, as a side dish or just as a main meal. Enjoy.

Vegan Medley

So I recently decided to become a vegan after watching the documentary “what the health”. One of the things that has helped me with the transition are meat substitutes. The recipe below is quick and easy and can be made under 30 minutes.

 

Ingredients

Meat substitutes (beef, chicken, sausages, etc I used quorn)

Tomato Passata

Stock cubes

Salt

Pepper

Onions (Diced)

Garlic

Oil

Mixed bag of stir fry Vegetables

 

Method

Fry onions and garlic in oil, add stir fry vegetables and cook for a few minutes until softened. pour in Passata, add seasoning and spices, then bring to a boil. Pour in your meat substitute and stir until combined. let simmer until its all cooked. Serve hot on a bed of brown rice or pitta bread. Enjoy!