A rich, chocolatey milkshake that is actually good for you?! Surely not!! YES!!! IT'S TRUE!! This is something that I've been making for myself for ages now, and it only occurred to me the other day that I should pass on the recipe. This is more energising and 'wakey-uppy' than coffee, believe me. For me, a coffee high lasts about 10-15 minutes and then I crash and get a bit lethargic, after a glass of this I am bouncing off the walls with energy for a good hour or so! It's rich, filling and creamy but you don't even need to use any milk if you don't have any (by milk I mean plant milk, obvs!) The chocolatey splendour is courtesy of the raw cacao powder, which is really high in natural anti-oxidants as well as taste!
You know those times when you are eating something you know is bad for you, and you say "I wish (insert naughty treat here) was actually good for me!" Yeah? Well yesterday I actually experienced something so delicious and decadent that all who tasted it said "I cannot believe this is actually good for you, because it tastes soooo naughty!" Well ok, I may have been paraphrasing a little just then, that that is pretty much what we all said when we were tucking into this fruity, creamy sweet dream. This dessert (or breakfast if you are like me this morning) is, like everything else on this blog, free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy, chemicals or preservatives, meat, eggs, trans fat and cholesterol. So in your face people who think that healthy food can't be tasty. IN YOUR FACE!!!
Olives. I love them. Always have. I know there are many people out there who shudder at the mere thought of them. My boyfriend was one of those people when we first met, he had an almost passionate hatred towards them, but tastes change you know!! Now he is his happiest when piling olives into his mouth. He even hi-fived his best mate about Kalamata olives on a drunken night out. Now the implications are deeper with this, as it means he is now so passionate about olives that he drunkenly and excitedly talks about them on a night out. Ridiculous? Probably. A drunken buffoon? Maybe. A passionate olive zealot? Most definitely!! See? Tastes do change!
Oh no she didn't! OH YES I DID!!! These are so decadent my mum called them borderline pornographic! You know those times when you want something sweet and naughty tasting, but still want to be healthy? Yeah....these are for you then. They are super easy to make and you don't need any special equipment to do so (apart from a freezer, you'll need one of those.)
I am so excited about this one. This one changes EVERYTHING!! Ok, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but still, I was well happy about it!
So the star of the day is....... cauliflower! I've always like cauliflower since childhood, when my Nan used to serve us raw cauliflower with dip before meals. I've also LOVED sushi since the first ever taste. So this.....this is a lovechild of the two. The idea started when I was trying to make a cauliflower crust pizza. It failed. I'm still in the process of trying to find a gluten free vegan pizza. I shall not be defeated. Anyway, I digress, part of the process is to is bung a cauliflower into a food processor and chop the living hell out of it. It was at this point that I thought the cauliflower had a very similar texture to rice, and would probably make much nicer sushi than pizza crust. I was right, however that night I hadn't listened to my heart. I went with the pizza and (because it was a failure) ended up eating sliced mushrooms and carrots for dinner. Not my best attempt to change the perception of vegans just eating carrot sticks eh? Well, this should change all that. This is a taste sensation!!!
These burgers are great! They were super tasty raw (and by raw I mean dehydrated for a few hours) however you could cook them too if you wanted, and they would still taste great. When I made these I was travelling with work the next day so took the leftovers with me for lunch, which turned out to be really yummy cold too! The reason I kept them raw was to keep all the nutrients in the vegetables intact, as when food is cooked it loses some of its nutritional value. I used a dehydrator for this, but if you don’t have one you could just put your oven on the lowest heat and leave the door ajar, and that’ll work fine too.