Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vegan Choc Dipped Kool Mints

I used to love Kool Mints growing up, But they aren't vegan, They contain egg whites. So after some testing I came up with a recipe that tastes like them, not chewy like the original but same great flavor!

2-3 cups Icing Sugar
peppermint drops to taste
2Tbsp Soy milk
2Tbsp vegan butter
200gm Whittaker's Dark Ghana block chocolate or any dairy free dark chocolate

In a large bowl add icing sugar, drops approx 5-10 (you can add more later to taste) butter, Milk, mix well and if the mixture is too wet add more icing sugar (you can always add more liquid, but you can't take it out so just experiment) Taste for mint to suit you, roll into balls, Pop onto a plate and chill for an hour or so, when they are firm, melt some dark chocolate and dip each one and chill again and serve.  Enjoy!  =)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3 Onion Vegan Salad

Lettuce and Rocket leaves mix
Sliced Tomatoes
Chives & Chive Flowers chopped
Spring Onions chopped
Red Onion sliced
Grated beet
Orange juiced

Put all into a large bowl and toss and a drizzle of the orange juice as a light dressing. Enjoy!  =)

Sprouted & Dehydrated Vegan Savory Almonds

Why soak your Almonds first? Raw almonds contain certain phytochemicals that prevent your body from receiving the full benefit of the nutrients almonds contain, So when soaked for approx 12hrs, this deactivates the enzyme inhibitors and brings the nut to life, And helps you to digest them easier.

500gm pkt Raw Almonds
1/2 tsp Onion salt
1/2 tsp Garlic power
1/4 tsp paprika
Dried Chives

Soak Almonds in a large bowl cover and put in a dark cool place approx 12hrs, Drain and rinse till the water runs clear, Drain in a colander and pat some of the water off with paper or clean tea towl.
add all the spices and mix well till they are coated, have a dehydrator ready, Place almonds on two shelves its ok to have them slightly bunched up as long as you loosen them every few hours, Dehydrate over night and into the next day, Dehydrate till no moisture is left, You don’t want them to mold, you want them tasty and crunchy. 12-24hrs just taste and see every 6hrs.
be considered “raw” they need to be at a temperature no higher than 46C or 115° F so this can be done in the oven but keep the temp under that. Enjoy!  =)