Saturday, 20 August 2016

One Pot Vegan Pesto Pasta with Broccoli!

One Pot Vegan Pesto Pasta!

Everyone loves pesto pasta, I've put my twist on the recipe by adding broccoli and using a super product from Tesco ~ basil puree! 

(Serves 1-2)
150g dry spaghetti 
1 head broccoli 
2 handfuls spinach 
3 large sundried tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp basil puree 
1 tbsp sunflower seeds 
1 handful rocket (optional)
1 fresh tomato (optional) 

Hold the dry spaghetti in both hands and twist to break in half, add to a ceramic frying pan. Finely dice the broccoli by tearing off bite size pieces and add enough water to just cover and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes until soft. Add in the spinach and wilt down, allow the liquid to evaporate off. Mix in the sundried tomatoes, basil puree and sunflower seeds. Serve! Top with fresh tomato slices and rocket!  

Watch the video here:
One Pan Vegan Pesto Pasta!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Coconut Vegan Double Cream!!

Coconut Vegan Double Cream!!

I discovered this incredible recipe the other day and was so blown away at how simple and delicious this coconut cream is! 

(Makes a whole jug) 
1 can full fat coconut milk 
2 tbsp coconut syrup or golden or maple
1/4 tsp vanilla extract 

Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge until it's super cool. This is key for it to whip up. For speedy cooling place in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Open the can and pour into a bowl. Using either an electric whisk or a manual one whisk up until desired thickness, mix in the syrup and vanilla and serve! 

How easy is that! Serve over stewed fruit, apple crumble, vegan cake, frozen fruit, or even breakfast cereal. In the photo it's poured over my raspberry cashew cheese cake! 

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Coconut Vegan Double Cream!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Oreo Cashew Cheese Cake!

Oreo Cashew Cheese Cake!

I made this amazing cheese cake for my house mates and they absolutely loved it! All you need is a cute pie dish, a blender and an oven.

(Makes 1 shallow cheese cake)

2 packets of Oreo biscuits
500g cashews, soak for 1-3 hrs
1 lemon
4 tbsp coconut syrup or agave
100ml water
1 handful crushed raspberries

Chocolate Glaze:
1 tbsp coconut nectar
2 tsp cacao powder
2 tsp coconut oil

Twist the oreos and take out the creamy middle and set aside in two separate bowls. Crush up the biscuit part until its super crumbly and mix with a few tbsp of water to form a squishy mouldable dough. Line the dish with some baking paper, scrunch the paper up and then it will mould easier to the dish. Spread out the biscuit to form the base and place in the oven for 15 minutes  at 200 degrees celsius. Meanwhile,  place the soaked cashews into a blender along with the juice of the lemon, the syrup and about 100ml water. Blend until super smooth. Add in the cream from the oreos if you desire. Pour the thick mixture onto the cooled base, smooth out and top with the crushed raspberries. Mix the chocolate glaze ingredients together, melting the coconut oil in a pan if needed and drizzle on top of the cheese cake. Pop in the freezer for 2 hours or the fridge overnight. Serve! 

Oreo Cashew Cheese Cake!