Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vegan Cottage Pie


Our favorite on cold nights, This one is a must to try on a meat eater, I promise they wont know the difference.
1 Diced Onion
1 can Veggie Mince 
1 can diced tomatoes
vegetable stock powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
Sprinkle of Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
Pea's and Corn
Mashed potatoes

In a pan fry off onion add mince and cook for a minute, Add tomatoes, Pea's, corn, spices and stock powder to taste, Cook for 5 mins longer let cool and add it to an oven dish and top with mashed potatoes...For the the crispy topping i added about 2Tbsp nutritional yeast in a small amount of water and brush it on and dollop a couple of little knobs of vegan butter around. Bake for 20-30mins 180C till golden and crispy. Enjoy!  =)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Raw" Vegan Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake With Raw Magic Ice and Walnutty Date Base


I didn't really count how many bananas I used for each layer but approx 5-6 depending on how big you want the cake to be. A very yummy guilt free ice cream anytime of the day, The flavor reminds me of banana paddle pops without the dairy!

Frozen Bananas approx 15 (slightly thawed)
Raspberries or Strawberries (approx 1-1/2 cups)
Cacao Powder (for choc layer to taste) or Cocoa Powder even Carob powder
Vanilla extract
5-6 Medool Dates
1 cup Walnuts

In a food processor or blender add Dates and nuts till it holds together when pressed, In a spring form pan add the base mixture and press it in.
Add 5 bananas to the processor and vanilla blend till a soft serve consistency and pour it into the base and smooth down, Pop it into the freezer for 5 mins while making the pink layer.
Add the next 5 bananas and raspberries or strawberries and mix till it becomes smooth add it on top of the vanilla layer and put it back into the freezer, Finally add the last few bananas to the processor and approx 1/4cup of cacao powder or Carob powder but to individual taste and blend well, If the bananas are ripe and spotted they should be sweet enough if not add a couple of dates per layer.
Pour the final layer on top of pink layer and freeze.
For the chocolate ice crackle topping see Here! Enjoy!   =)