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My Favourite Vegan Swaps

vegan alternatives for cooking. I would like to start of, as with many of my posts, to tell you than I am not a vegan. But as a Ovo-lacto-Pescetarian ( damn that is a mouthful) I use a lot of vegan products and I do eat a lot of vegan meals. Whenever I go into…

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Vegan Minestrone Soup

This is the first time I have ever made Minestrone soup, or any soup that has pasta in for that matter. The idea of pasta in a soup did sound strange to me, oh how ignorant I was! This is a lovely one-pot recipe, perfect for a warm belly on a cold day. Ingredients:2 tomatoes3…

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Crunchy Vegetable spaghetti

Sunday was a meh day, I was bored and in the mood for comfort food,, aka PASTAAAAAAAA I was in the mood for some spaghetti, but with some vegetables that would hit the spot. Veggies always make me feel full and happy. Ingredients: Spaghetti Vegetable stock cube Baby marrows Pattypan squash Tomato Garlic Spinach Your…

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Thai red coconut curry noodles

Ingredients: One packet Egg noodles or 3 packets of 2 minute noodles if you’re broke like me, lol 1 tin of coconut milk (400ml) Fresh garlic and ginger Coriander leaves 350 ml Vegetable stock 1 spoon Thai red curry paste or curry powder if you´re still broke Method: Heat oil in a pan. Add curry…

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The Bestest banana Bread

Soooo I bought 1.5 kg of bananas on special at Pick and Pay and they literally went mushy in two days. Fook. But not all is lost, banana bread for the win. I struggled to find a nice method of making banana bread without adding sugar. Another reason I don’t like to bake, too much…

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Vegan Split Pea Soup

Ready in 45 Minutes! 1 cup of split peas 1 cup of frozen peas 1 cup of soup mix 500ml vegetable stock 1 onion 1 potato 1 stalk of celery 2 leeks 2 carrots Garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, paprika Method: Soak the split peas and soup mix in boiling water for 30 minutes prior to…

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Idiot Proof Bread-rolls

When I say Idiot-proof, I do mean idiot proof (which also includes tipsy proof and I-don’t-know-how-to-bake-proof.) I am not a baker, occasionally I will try out a quick bread or tart recipe, but my heart lies with cooking. Fast Forward to a few weeks ago when I was making a delicious vegetable soup for my…

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Cauli Chowder

1 head cauliflower 2 carrots 4 baby marrows 1 onion 2 heads of garlic 500 ml Vegetable stock Flour or potato starch Salt, pepper, chilli flakes Method: Roughly chop the head of cauliflower and put it in an oven safe tray. Drizzle with a little oil and some salt. Bake in the oven on 180…

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Ice Ice Baby Cold Noodle Salad

Move out of the way winter warmers, It´s time for summer sensations With our SA weather being so unbearably hot lately, I have come to making cold dishes for dinner I have to say, I have not always been a fan of cold dinners, even when it is insanely hot like it is now but…

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