Hand on heart I have been vegan for over 3 years now and I have not once in that time craved meat. When I turned vegan I didn’t jump straight to the meat substitutes because I was basically teaching myself how to eat again. So that meant preparing meals completely plant based without the need of meat like substitutes, but I was aware of them. As time has gone on I have experimented with things like veggie sausages, tofu and other soy products and even tried to recreate with veggies. These bbq cauliflower bites are just one of the creations that are delicious, saucy and so simple to make with not a chicken wing in sight. I promise you will enjoy….
Spelt for those of you that don’t know it is an ancient grain that got forgotten about, well to be honest I didn’t even know it existed till a few years ago. although this stuff isn’t gluten free I find it is a lot easier to digest and some people who can’t eat wheat may be able to consume spelt. I find it such a nice ingredient to work with especially spelt flour, it is so tasty and wholesome for cakes and breads. Also spelt spaghetti, penne and fusilli are so pleasant to eat spelt pasta is slightly nutty, chewy and just delicious on a whole. So lets get to these pasta sheets of course I was going to use them to make lasagna. all I needed was a creamy sauce and a wholesome filling to create this bad boy so let’s get to it.
Now I will not lie I have a love hate relationship with these little seeds here, if y’all don’t already know let me formerly introduce you. Meet QUINOA (keen-wa) the little seeds that aren’t a grain but a great replacement for rice and are packed full of that good stuff. IT IS A COMPLETE PROTEIN THAT HAS ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS but it is also PACKED WITH PROTEIN, FIBER, IRON, CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS, MAGNESIUM AND POTASSIUM. so as you can see you might just want to grab you a bag or two and introduce it into your daily foodings. I will be honest if you don’t add any flavour too these little seeds they can taste very bland, but i have a little simply recipe to get fluffy tasty quinoa in no time.
So it’s official summer is sliding out and autumn is moon walking in. bring on the comforting foods that are warm, yummy and you just want to dive right into. of course i have your back with the answer to a delicious breakfast that is perfect for the colder days. It is filling, creamy, nutritious and very easy to make, also you can pimp it out how ever you like. I present to you Quinoa porridge, okay let’s drop some of the nutritional benefits first. Quinoa pronounced keen-wa ISN’T a grain but actually a seed, it is a complete protein that has all of the essential amino acids that we need. It is packed with protein, fiber, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Pretty good stuff it will keep you full and fuel you nicely. Okay so enough of all that, let’s get to the important part the making and eating……
that moment when you tell someone your “vegan”, and the one of the most popular responses usually is but what about milk?!
well in actual fact these days There are plenty of delicious cow free alternatives for you to splash in your smoothies, pour in your coffee, drizzle over your cereal or sip with your cookies.