vegan recipe blog

Last dinner before I move out to go to college 🚕  🚕  I think I’m still in a stage of denial 😂  If any of you are at uni and have any advice please message me! I had some nourishing buddha bowls tonight because I’m trying to use up all of my food before I leave-brown rice, lentils, quinoa, baked crispy eggplant with maple syrup drizzle (you need to try this-finely slice your eggplant and bake it until crispy and golden and drizzle that sugar onnnnn) I also baked some sweet potato, sweet corn and portobello mushrooms with garlic and oml the mushrooms they burst with liquid when you bake them and they taste heavenly) bok choy, sprouts, tomato, radish, beetroot (I feel like this list is going on forever) baked vegetable patties I made with chickpeas, indian spices, quinoa, spinach, pumpkin and a tbsp of wholemeal flour aaaand some bread w hummus because nothing can beat a good piece of fresh market bread with that heavenly chickpea concoction 😍😏😋   Probably exceeded my daily protein requirements with just this meal alone ahaha 😎 

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Vegan Quinoa Stew

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 200 grams veggie ground
  • 1 baguette (optional)
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste 
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Mince the garlic, onion and dice the red pepper and set a side. Heat a large sauce pan with some oil and add the garlic and the onion and cook for about a minute. Then add the pepper, tomato paste, and the veggie ground. Cook on medium high heat for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the veggie stock, the canned tomatoes and quinoa to the pan and stir well to combine. Stir in the salt, pepper, sugar, and paprika and cover with a lid. Cook on medium low heat for about 20 minutes or until quinoa is to your desired consistency. 
  3. Serve in a bowl with some baguette (highly recommended) and enjoy your meal. 

For our post workout lunch we headed out for vegan sushi! We loveeee dipping them in organic coconut amminos! Seriously try it guys! It’s a great alternative to soy or other high sodium sauces. And if you haven’t seen our newest VLOG, check it out guysss! Link is on our page. 

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Vegan Chili 

I am so happy to finally share this recipe! 

Ingredients 

1 medium yellow onion, diced 

6 cloves garlic, minced  

1 large red bell pepper, diced 

1 ½ large green bell pepper, diced 

1 large sweet potato, diced 

1 can red kidney beans, rinsed 

1 ¼ cup dry lentils, rinsed 

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 

2 cups vegetable broth

½ jar of tomato passata 

1 tbsp tomato paste 

Pinch of sugar [to cut the acidity just a little]

Seasoning blend (you will not use all of this unless you want to): 1 tbsp kosher salt, 1 tbsp kosher pepper, ½ tbsp cumin, ½ tbsp ancho chili powder, 1 tsp New Mexico chili powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp hot paprika, ½ tsp dried oregano. 

Cilantro for garnish

Toppings of your choice 

Directions 

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat a few tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. 

Once the oil has come to temperature, add in the garlic, onions, and diced peppers.

Season with the seasoning blend and cook until the onions become translucent. 

Once the onions are translucent, add in the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, passata, and sweet potatoes. 

Season as desired. 

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Once boiling, add in the lentils and red kidney beans.

Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to a simmer, and allow the lentils to cook thoroughly, stirring occasionally for about 25 minutes. 

After 20-25 minutes, remove the lid, add in the tomato paste. Stir to incorporate. 

Taste and season according to your preference. 

Add in the pinch of sugar to balance the flavors. 

Let the chili thicken uncovered for a few minutes. 

Serve while hot, garnished with your favorite toppings. 

Enjoy! 

Today’s lunch!! Rice noodles with avocado, roasted vegetables (carrot, pumpkin, broccoli, mushrooms, red and yellow capsicum, eggplant and red onion) and baked tofu marinated in tomato sauce, soy sauce and misc. spices So delicious 😩😩 Food can be incredibly delicious, fulfilling, nutritious and satiating without animal products, one of the best parts about going vegan is the newfound appreciation you develop for foods and dishes you wouldn’t have considered or given the chance as a non-vegan :) 

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of thick bread or toast
  • ¾ cup dairy free milk (I used soy)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp flour (I used chickpea)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter for frying
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice for garnishing (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar for garnishing (optional)

Directions:

1. Slice your bread into equal strips and set aside.

2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a wide bowl and whisk well.

3. Melt butter in a large pan. Quickly dip the toast slices into your batter. Do not soak! Then transfer the battered slices to your heated pan and fry each side until crust has formed (about 2 minutes on each side).

4. Once all slices have finished you can roll them into a sugar mixture (optional) and serve with maple syrup. Enjoy!

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

There are one million and one ways to make roasted sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile vegetables and can be dressed up in many ways ranging from savory to sweet. Here is just one way that I like to prepare these for meal prep. 

Ingredients 

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, ½ tbsp lemon granules, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ancho chili powder, 1 ½ tsp Herbs de Provence, ½ tsp smoked paprika. 

Olive oil 

Directions 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, arrange your sweet potatoes into a single layer. 

Drizzle a layer of olive oil over the potatoes and then sprinkle over the seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it – if you don’t, save the rest from chicken, it’s incredible). 

Using your hands, toss the potatoes so that they are evenly coated. 

Roast in the oven until the insides are tender when pierced with a toothpick.

NOTE: For meal prep, I tend to “under roast” my potatoes because I do not want them to become too soft after reheating for a meal. 

Divide into meal prep containers after the potatoes have cooled. 

Enjoy! 

🌿Green smoothie~ kale, lemon, clementine, frozen pineapple, frozen banana
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Layered with oil free granola, + the freshest blueberries & strawberries

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Lentil sweet potato curry with warm naan, lime, coriander and jasmine rice 😊 For the curry I used 1 cup of red lentils, (rinsed beforehand), 1 tsp of ginger, about 2 tbsp of turmeric, dash of chilli powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1 small diced onion, 2 gloves of crushed garlic, ½ tsp of garam masala, 2 tbsp of lime juice, 1 cup of chickpeas, 1 cup of kale and one cup of diced sweet potato and carrot. I put the lentils, onion, garlic, sweet potato and carrot on first to cook with water and a dash of coconut milk. Good for the earth, good for your health and good for the animals 🌱🌏🐷🐮 Please do what you can when you can

sending lots of love, Zoe ♥️️

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vegan mandoo!!!

making dumplings w/ my mommy- the person who instilled in my heart the love and passion for food. she is the reason i love to make food, share food, eat food savor food, and yearn good food..

she is also given the dubious honor of being the reason why i dream about food 24/7. sadly.

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Tonights dinner :)… I know I know…I do this far too often though I’ll end up eating breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast, please tell me I’m not the only person who does this?? I blended up frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, 1 banana and coconut milk for the nice cream and topped with chia seeds soaked in almond milk, blueberries, coconut, almonds, buckwheat and orange and cooked some oats in almond milk and topped with banana, cinnamon, vegan dark chocolate (which melted and tasted INCREDIBLE) peanut butter, coconut, fresh berries, goji berries and pumpkin seeds (both of these are for myself haha) Served them in organic, recycled fair trade coconut bowls 😏  but most importantly, it’s all #vegan ❤️

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The Ultimate Vegan Texmex Burger

Ingredients:

For the burger:

  • pickled jalapenos
  • chili tortilla chips
  • 1 tomato
  • Slices of vegan cheddar cheese 
  • 3 Burger buns of your choice
  • 2 small red onions
  • 2 tbsp corn
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup of kale
  • ½ lime

For the potato fries:

  • 1 Medium sized sweet potato
  • 2 medium sized regular potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

For the avocado mayo:

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ lime

Directions:

  1. Drain the beans and rinse well. Then either with a food processor or some other mashing tool, mash the beans until it forms a paste. Add all of the seasonings, the flour, corn, minced garlic and 1 minced red onion into the bowl then mix well. For the bean mixture into patties (about 3 medium sized patties), then freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Cut potatoes and combine with the oil and the seasoning and place on a oven rack with parchment paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes
  3. To make the Mayo combine Mayo with avocado and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. 
  4. Massage the kale with the juice of half a lime and set aside. Cute second red onion and fry in a small pan with some brown sugar until the onions become loose and caramelized. 
  5. After the patties have freezed for a while heat a pan with some oil and fry them on each side until they’ve turned brown and crispy. Once both sides have cooked flip them one more time and lay your cheddar cheese on top and cook until cheese has melted. 
  6. Once the patties have cooked it’s time to assemble. Spread some avocado mayo onto the bun then place your patty on top. Add the caramelized onion, kale, tomato slices, jalapenos and tortilla chips. Serve with your sweet potato fries and enjoy your amazing meal!

Currently dreaming of this breakfast 😍😍 whilst eating a messy bowl of oatmeal at my college cafeteria 😂  creamy oats cooked with chia seeds and almond milk, grilled crispy banana, berry compote, coconut yogurt, peanut butter, granola and maple syrup served with fresh ‘prune plums’ (hybrids between plums and prunes), chia pudding, nuts and peaches from the farmer’s market 🌻🌱🌱 #vegannnn

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Roasted Vegetable & Rice Bowl 

Simple meal prep. Eat your veggies.

Ingredients 

2 large sweet potatoes, diced 

1 large zucchini, diced 

2 medium tomatoes from the vine, sliced 

Seasoning blend (you may or may not use all of it) - 2 tbsp of each: kosher salt, black pepper, dried Herbs de Provence, dried basil, granulated onion, and granulated garlic 

Olive oil 

Cooked brown rice 

Directions 

Preheat the oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Line the tomatoes in a single layer on to the baking sheet, drizzle with olive, and season with seasoning blend. 

In a large bowl, combine zucchini and sweet potatoes and coat in olive oil. Season with seasoning blend and toss to coat. 

Dump the mixture on to the baking sheet and spread into a single layer. 

Roast for 40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender. 

Assemble bowl and serve while warm.

Enjoy!