• Greek vegan no-bake chocolate cake recipe
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    Greek vegan no-bake chocolate cake recipe

    Do you have this 1 chocolate cake that you’ve loved since childhood? This recipe is of My favourite dessert! It’s been with me since I can remember, my older brother used to cook it all the time, and when I moved to Cyprus, it followed in the form of Doukissa 🙂 So now, it’s time to share it with you. I hope you’d love it as much as I do! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 4 hours Per servings: 10 servings Chocolate Cake ingredients: 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder 100 g Soy milk 134 g Non-dairy butter 3 tbsp Sugar 167 g Table Biscuits 33 g Walnuts Equipment & tools:…

  • Easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe
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    Easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe

    As promised, here’s my quick and easy Sweet & Sour sauce recipe. In my case, I’ve served it with Seitan Wheat Meat, bell peppers and some short grain sticky rice, but the world is your oyster here! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 5 min Per servings: 2 servings Sweet & Sour sauce ingredients: 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 4 tsp Cornstarch (acting as a thickening agent) 4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar / Rice vinegar 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1/2 tsp Salt ¾ cup Water Juice of 1/2 a lemon Equipment & tools: 1 small sauce pan 1 small whisk Directions: Mix all the ingredients (except for the lemon juice together). Put…

  • vegan wheat meat | seitan recipe
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    What is vegan ‘Wheat Meat’, a.k.a. Seitan & how to make it yourself?

    Seitan, a.k.a. wheat meat is probably the best plant-based meat alternative that you can actually cook yourself in your own kitchen. The dish itself is thousands years old and was cooked for years in Asia, Middle East and even Russia (not so common) for many years. But does make it a great meat replacement for a plant-based diet? Excellent question! Seitan is made of primarily 2 ingredients: wheat gluten and some kind of liquid (like water). Wheat gluten is THAT very gluten that we are asked to "work" when kneading bread or pasta dough. Gluten is the substance, made of proteins in wheat flour, you can say it is the…

  • Borscht soup
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    Borscht soup – vegan version

    Borscht soup is probably the main staple of Russian/Soviet cuisine. Most people are at least vaguely familiar with Borscht, a strange red soup, best consumed in paring with Vodka... Well... but have you heard of the vegan Borscht? Easy! Follow my recipe below and you will be amazed how delicious the veganized version of this traditional soup could be. Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 40 min Per servings: 6 servings Borscht ingredients: 3 medium size yellow potatoes (peeled and cut in small cubes) 2 medium size carrots (peeled and grated) 1 medium size onion (peeled and small cut) 1 large beetroot (peeled and grated) 100 g kidney beans (soaked overnight) 150…

  • Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding
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    Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

    This recipe was one of the easiest one to get veganized; my Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding turned out just great from the 1st take on it. Now it is one of the ultimate desserts in our household. I promise you will fall in love with this recipe as well! Enjoy and let me know how it turned out ;) Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 5 servings Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding ingredients: 200 g Dates (pitted) 370 ml boiling water 1 tsp baking soda 250 g vegan butter 150 g sugar 2 tbsp chia seeds (bloomed in 6 tbsp water) 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking…

  • Healthy vegan carrot cake
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    Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake

    Carrot cake is something that most people are familiar with from childhood. It's a must have dessert in most cafeterias and a beloved cake that you mum cooks on occasion. But did you know that it can easily be done vegan? Or that it can actually be made healthier, i.e. less sugar? Oh yeah, that's definitely true and by popular demand - here is the recipe of my Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake! Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 10 servings Carrot cake ingredients: 1 1/6 cups Bread Flour 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp Group Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 1 1/6 cups…

  • Corn Coconut Cream Soup
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    Corn Coconut Cream Soup

    Late August is the corn season and what can be better than the old-fashioned corn soup? Yes, corn soup with coconut cream! Enjoy! Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 40 min Per servings: 4 bowls Ingredients: 3 large onions (half paysanne cut) 4 corns (nibs off) 1 Bouquet Garni (2 dry bay leaves, 10 peppercorns, 2 fresh thyme springs) 5 L of water/vegetable stock 1/2 lemon juice 1/2 can coconut cream 1 box silken tofu Parsley & dill for garnish (brunoise cut) Equipment & tools: Blender Sieve Cheese cloth Twine Directions: 1. Prepare all the mirepoix for the soup. 2. Caramelize slightly the onions (do not let them turn brown).…

  • Silken tofu
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    Silken tofu

    It is so easy to make silken tofu at home that I just don't know what's the reason for selling it in the supermarkets, and there are also so many applications to it. You can silken tofu to your soup, or make a salad dressing with it ala Aioli. You can also have Silken Tofu as a desert. Which is the way it is presented on the picture here. Enjoy! Preparation time: 2 days Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 4 cups Ingredients: 1 cup dry soybeans 5 cups water app. 1 tsp Gypsum Equipment & tools: Blender Sieve Cheese cloth Steamer Directions: Take 1 cup of organic dry soybeans…

  • Avocado-apple spread
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    Avocado-apple spread

    Avocado, avocado, avocado... If you follow my recipes and blogs, you already know just how complicated my relationship with avocado used to be and how IN LOVE with it I am today. This recipe is another variation on my favourite guacamole... maybe one day I will gather the courage and share with you the recipe of my guacamole, which as you might guess, is not the classical version :P Meanwhile, please enjoy my avocado-apple spread, savoury and sweet and just perfect for a Sunday breakfast or a brunch! Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 2 min Per servings: 2 Ingredients: 2 small/medium avocados 1/2 medium apple (I use Honeycrisp variety;…

  • Acocado hummus
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    Avocado hummus

    My relationship with hummus was never that straight forward, same as with avocado actually… Hummus comes in a standard set of dips in the famous Cyprus meze, but I just never had been a fan of it… it tasted way too astringent for me. Same with avocado, I tried it the first time on its own, just scooping a full spoon of it, and it felt blend, fat and tasteless to be totally honest… Only when I tried hummus for the first time in the Middle East, I realized that there is a huge difference between the fresh hummus and the supermarket packaged hummus. Fresh hummus, Middle Eastern style is…