Raw Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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Prepare to be amazed when you taste this frosting! You’ll look at the ingredients and think that it can’t possibly taste any good, and I must be lying, but trust me, this is good! The frosting is so rich and creamy that a little goes a long way. You can use this as an icing to cupcakes or brownies, a filling to cakes, or if you have a bit of a sweet tooth just eat it with a spoon, it’s seriously that good!

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The great thing about this frosting is that if you keep it in the freezer it won’t actually freeze, so if you make too much no need to waste any πŸ™‚

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: Various
Calories Per Batch: 670 (Roughly)

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, flesh only
  • 0.25 Cup/80g Raw Agave Nectar
  • 0.3 Cup/35g Un-Roasted Cacao
  • Vanilla Extract

Method

  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz together until they are completely smooth and you have a cream frosting
  • Use this straight away, or you can keep in the fridge or freezer
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Mango & Pineapple Smoothie

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This is a super refreshing smoothie and really healthy too. I love this one for breakfast as it really wakes me up. Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 1
Calories Per Serving: 350

Ingredients

  • 1 Mango, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 0.5 Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 Cups/50 g/1.5 oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup/250 ml Water

Method

  • In a smoothie maker or a food processor, blend together the pineapple and mango until you have a smooth consistency
  • Add the apple and water and blend until smooth
  • Finally, add the baby spinach leaves and continue to blend until you have a smooth drink with no lumps left

Chunky Guacamole

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Simple and delicious, a couple of minutes and this delightful dip is ready to be enjoyed. Serve with your favourite vegetables, or enjoy as an accompaniment to a yummy Chilli.

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Preparation Time: 3 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 2
Calories Per Serving: 173 (Average)

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, flesh only
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
  • 0.5 Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Method

  • In a small dish mash the avocado with a fork
  • Add the garlic, onion, lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper, and mix together
  • Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days

Spicy Mediterranean Vegetables

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A delicious healthy recipe that is packed full of flavour. This had a mild-medium taste, I didn’t want it too strong as my toddlers eat this too, but you can make this as strong or as mild as you like πŸ™‚

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This dish is so versatile, from how you cook it to how you serve it. I cooked this on the hob in a large pan, but this can be cooked in a slow-cooker, in a casserole dish in the oven or even in a tagine. So long as you saute the onions, garlic and spices first, this can be cooked however you find easiest.

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I like to serve this with Cous Cous, but you can serve with Quinoa, Bulgar Wheat, Rice, Pasta, Spaghetti, Potato wedges. It can be served in a Jacket Potato or alternatively it can be eaten on its own. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 80 Minutes
Serves: 4
Calories Per Serving: 184 (Average)

Ingredients

  • 1 Aubergine/Eggplant, cut into small cubes about 1.5 cm
  • 1 Onions. diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Courgettes/zucchini, cut into small cubes about 2 cm
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, cut into 3cm slices
  • 125 g/4.5 oz Mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Dried Coriander
  • 2 Tsp Mild Chili Powder
  • 0.5 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1.5 Cups/375 ml Passata (Sieved Tomatoes)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree (Tomato Paste)
  • 0.5 Cup/125 ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Method

  • Place the Aubergine (eggplant) into a colander or bowl, sprinkle with salt and leave for about 30 mins
  • After the 30 minutes, rinse the aubergine thoroughly in cold water, then place on kitchen towel and pat dry
  • Heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil in frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the aubergine to the frying pan and fry for about 10 minutes until the pieces are softened and are a golden brown colour
  • Heat up the other 1 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed pan over a low-medium heat
  • Add the onion to the pan and saute for about 5 minutes
  • To the onions add the garlic, cumin, coriander, chili powder and nutmeg and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Keep stirring to make sure the spices don’t stick to the bottom of the pan
  • Add the cooked aubergine, courgette (zucchini), pepper, mushrooms, passata, tomato puree and water to the pan
  • Simmer over a low heat for about 60 minutes until the ingredients are soft and tender
  • If the pan becomes too dry you can add a little more water or passata
  • Best served immediately, but can be kept in the fridge for a day or two, or even frozen

Tropical Smoothie

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For a smoothie full of flavour and goodness, this is it! I am loving smoothies at the minute, hope you enjoy this as much as I did πŸ™‚

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 2
Calories Per Serving: 301

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 Kiwis, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 Mango, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 1 Banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup/250 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Method

  • Place the celery, apple and almond milk into a blender and blender together until smooth
  • Add the rest of the fruit and continue to blend until it is all smooth
  • Best served immediately

Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

A quick and simple smoothie that you will want to make time and time again. I have to practically fight my toddlers for this as they love it as much as I do!

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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0
Serves: 1
Calories Per Serving: 248

Ingredients

  • Half a fresh Pineapple, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Banana, chopped
  • 1 Cup/25g/1oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup/250ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Method

  • Blend together the Pineapple and almond milk until you have a smooth consistency
  • Add the banana and blend until nearly all of the lumps have gone
  • Add the baby spinach and blend until fully smooth
  • Best served immediately

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

I think soup could be my new favourite food at the moment! It’s so simple to make, very healthy but also a great comfort food on these cold wintery days. What could be better than that really! πŸ™‚

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 120 Minutes
Serves: 4
Calories Per Serving: 197

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 White Onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Red Chili, (about 6 or 7cm long) finely chopped
  • 12 Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 4 Sticks of Celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 Red Peppers, thin slices 2cm long
  • 1 Cup/250ml/9 fl.oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups/500ml/18 fl.oz Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

  • Add the oil to a large pan and heat up over a low heat
  • Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes
  • Add the Garlic and red chili and saute for a further 5 minutes
  • Place the tomatoes into the pan and simmer for 10 minutes
  • To the tomatoes add the rest of the vegetables, milk and stock and simmer for about 90 minutes until all of the vegetables are nice and soft
  • Blend the soup with either a hand blender in the pan or in small batches in a food processor until smooth
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper and the dried parsley and warm back through
  • Heat through and serve immediately, or keep in the fridge for 2 days
  • This can also be frozen