Tag Archives: My Vegan Birthday 1-Week Challenge 16-22 Dec 2013


Essential Early Morning Green Smoothie

This essential mix is the best way to start your day. Every day. The preparation is simple and quick for those of you who usually don’t make time for breakfast. Ingredients 1 tsp The Real Thing Wheat Grass Powder 1 scoop Vegan Protein Powder 30 g ground flax/chia seeds 1 banana 300 ml water or […]


Vegan Bourbon Baked Apples

This Vegan Bourbon Baked Apple recipe is a great way to get that ridiculously good apple flavor without resorting to the time intensive sport of pie making. It’s kind of like an apple pie but without all the crust drama. Ingredients 4 large tart, green apples ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts ¼ cup chopped […]


Vegan Whipped Cream

It is amazing how easy some ingredients are to make. The simple recipe for vegan whipped cream is everywhere on the web. Here are two slightly more effective versions for you. Option 1: Mel from ‘Simple Vegan Cooking’ Mel uses agave syrup instead of sugar and adds cornstarch to get a fluffier texture that is […]


Boozy Cinnamon Butternut Trifle

This recipe for a boozy festive season tradition has a surprisingly flavoursome twist: cinnamon butternut. Give it a try! Ingredients FAIRY CAKE 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup soy milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp vegan margarine 1 pinch of salt 2 Tbsp sugar TRIFLE 1 cup cooked butternut […]


Very Berry Smoothie

Sweet and tangy berry smoothie to start your day with a healthful dose of antioxidants. Ingredients 1 cup water 1 banana, chopped and semi frozen 2 apples, cored, chopped and frozen 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen cherries 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp sweet molasses – optional Method Place everything in […]


Twice as Nice Christmas Roulade

Conjure up a succulent savoury log, infused with herbs and a touch of spice. It is healthy and decadent, just perfect for your Christmas Day main course. Ingredients PASTRY 500 g Today puff pastry, thawed overnight a little vegan milk, for brushing on the pastry NUT STUFFING 200 g roasted hazelnuts 1 medium onion, roughly […]


Magical Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

There is something truly magical about this ice cream that turns its simplicity into pure decadence. The rich coconut and chocolate flavours are so wonderfully balanced that even if you aren’t a coconut fan you will adore it. With only 3 ingredients and 15 minutes preparation it really is easy to make. With magically rewarding […]


Faux Chicken Mayonnaise Sandwich

This is a delicious sandwich, which will have even the most sceptical omnivore wondering how you did it! Great for the new vegan, who is missing their old favourite snacks. – makes 1 sandwich Ingredients 1 Fry’s Chicken-Style Burger patty 2 slices whole wheat bread ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise ½ tsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp […]


Better Than Beef Bolognaise

What could taste better than a most luscious, full-flavoured, Mediterranean Bolognaise? The comfort and anticipation of the culinary pleasure one receives from this simple yet delicious sauce is truly fulfilling and magnificent – the house is filled with the aroma it emits, and the anticipation of dinner is just filled with joy. Miriam makes many […]


Spicy Chickpea Popcorn

Spicy roasted chickpeas are better than popcorn. Make this snack in advance and serve it up for your family to snack on while watching a movie. Very easy to make, plus you can add any seasoning you feel like. Ingredients 1 can chickpeas 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp minced garlic ½ tsp red pepper […]