Vegan BBQ or Hot Sauce Cauliflower Bites | Meat Free Recipe

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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….

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Easy 4 ingredient Creamy Garlic Sauce

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So you know I love food and I love to cook but sometimes I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen creating magic. Sometimes it can be oh so simple and it SHOULD be!!! So yes you only need the 4 ingredients you see above in the image and If you love creamy sauces and don’t want none of the dairy I am telling you that you need to make this NOW.  I promise you will not regret making this sauce it is DELISH!!! 

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2 Years Of Being Vegan

 

So it is OFFISH I have been plant munching for two years now, if I am honest it feels like way longer but I am very blessed to be on this journey. Being vegan has its ups and downs but so does life, I have nothing but good things to say about the lifestyle I have chosen to live. Its exciting, fulfilling and a big life enhancement and I would never change it for the world.

Check out my video on the YT just a recap on my two years of being vegan, stay tuned for lots more videos on food, health, fitness and anything else I want to share about my world.

Don’t just live in your world OWN IT!!!

xLBx

Spicy Bean burgers!!

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Hey y’all just stopping by to give you my tasty, filling and nutritious alternative for a typical burger patties. The powerhouse of this recipe are Pinto beans which are not only a great fiber source but they are packed with iron, B vitamins, folate, magnesium and manganese. They also give you energy and stabilize the blood sugar which we most definitely need on the daily. So enough chit chat lets get to making these tasty thangs…..
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The Cinnamon Snail (Vegan food truck)!!

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So a few weeks ago I set off on a big adventure which was a long time dreamt of, worked towards and finally fulfilled. As you may know I am a BIG foodie and of course FOOD is going to be a big part of wherever it is that I may travel. So when I was knew I was going to New York it was definitely a MUST to find some cool, tasty and unique vegan places for you to check out. A fellow vegan foodie and blogger recommended a lil food truck called “The Cinnamon Snail” after checking them out I wrote down on my list of places to visit whilst in NY!!

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The Cinnamon Snail is an organic vegan food truck that serves sandwiches, sweet stuff and dinner to NYC & NJ. Not only do they pop up on the streets of New York serving food to die for, they also cater for events, pop ups and provide cakes made to order.

 

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If you want to track down The Cinnamon Snail truck they announce where they will be parked on Twitter/Facebook, I personally love this idea as it build suspense and it means that you go and seek them. So Sunday morning it was time for to go and find them as I was dying to try their yummy things on offer. As I was now a pro at finding my way in NYC I found them easy enough so I set my hungry and excited eyes upon the menu.

Just one problem though WHAT DO I HAVE!!!

You see back in England I am so used to having to piece together food whilst out and most of the time only have one or two choices. Any vegan will tell you that choices are limited most of the time, so when faced with a whole menu its BIG decision time.

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Okay so it was still quite early and even though I am a bread lover I try to keep bread/wheat out of my diet. I decided I was going for one of the sarnies (sandwiches) I can’t remember the last time I had a tasty one. So after I asked the audience, phoned a friend and 50/50 I said right I would like the Maple mustard tempeh with kale, tomato, onion and garlic aioli I’m sorry but that sound AMAZING or is it just me. So of course with all the sweet things shouting heyyyy to me it would be rude to not take some, so I had a apple cider doughnut.

Can I just say I would fly back right now for one of those sandwiches they are FABULOUS!!!

The spelt bread was nice and light not too heavy, the tempeh was cooked perfectly and the flavour of the garlic aioli with the kale PERFECTO!!! The apple cider doughnut was something I wouldn’t usually go but it was the besttttt. I literally went round the corner and sat on a step and ate because I knew that if I really enjoyed I would want more, so I didn’t go too far.

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So guess what when I was done I went straight back and ordered another sandwich the Thai BBQ tempeh with argula, roasted peanuts and sriracha mayo. I also had a cinnamon snail and coconut doughnut, these were to take back home and eat for lunch the next day.

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Lets take a moment to appreciate this wedge of deliciousness……

I love spicy food so this Thai BBQ tempeh sarnie was right up my alley I think the picture says it all!!

 Unfortunately I not long found out that they are shutting off their flavour packed engine, sad to see them go but I know they will transform into something even greater.

So The Cinnamon Snail all I can say is that I love the food,I am inspired by their ideas and I will definitely be recreating with my own twist of there delicious sandwiches ASAP!! But if y’all could just drive to England that would b great haha!!

Explore, live, eat and share!!

xLBx

Being Vegan – Part one & two

Hey y’all hope you are all enjoying the late summer sunshine…..

For those of you that know back in December 2013 I decided to embark on a journey to be Vegan. My new healthy lifestyle was already well on its way throughout 2013 and turning vegan was my ultimate high. Over the months I have shared with you (via instagram) my journey through food, tips and progress pics. So nine months later I thought it was about time I sat down and talked to y’all by way of a vlog about the ins and out of my vegan journey so far. I will continue to share, inform and support anyone that wants to bring healthier elements into their lives. Whether it is dairy free, gluten free or just food prep,no matter how big or small the changes are.
Hope you all enjoy, subscribe and like if you want me to keep it coming.
xLBx