Creamy Potato Puree

Creamy Potato Puree It´s winter here in South Africa, cold fronts every week and gloomy weather to boot. This is the ideal time to take extra care of your body and your mind. Sometimes I run out of ideas for dinner, and like everyone else, I am often not in the mood to stand in … Continue reading Creamy Potato Puree

Vegan Banana Oats

Banana Oats Vegan Banana Breakfast Oats Saucepan 80 grams rolled oats1 teaspoon salt1 whole banana100 ml soy milk500 ml water Bring water to the boil in a small saucepanAdd in the rolled oatsAdd in the saltCook until all the water is absorbedAdd in soy milkSpoon oats into a bowlThinly slice the bananaTop the oats with … Continue reading Vegan Banana Oats

Vegan Barley and Vegetable Soup

Vegan Barley and Vegetable Soup I have searched far and wide for a recipe similar to this one, this is how my mother makes vegetable soup in the winter. It is thick and chunky and warm and filling and lovely. Most of the recipes that I find online or on Pinterest are similar to this … Continue reading Vegan Barley and Vegetable Soup

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti Ingredients: 1 handful of spaghetti 3 cloves of garlic 10ml lemon juice Salt Chilli oil or chilli flakes Method: Cook the pasta to your preference In a separate pan, heat up some oil and lightly fry the chopped garlic Make sure not to burn the garlic Once the spaghetti is cooked, add in … Continue reading Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti

Hearty Vegan Stew

Hearty vegan sausage stew This recipe is a life-saver in those cold winter months where you just want something hearty to warm your belly. This recipe is as rich and comforting as any meat stew you have ever had. Winter months can be tough, even for me here in South Africa where the sun basically … Continue reading Hearty Vegan Stew

Vermicelli Stir-Fry

vegan vermicelli stir-fry As per usual, here is another recipe for cold lazy nights where you don´t want to spend the entire evening in front of the stove. This is not technically a one-pot recipe, as you need to cook the noodles separately, but in the end it all goes in one pan, so that … Continue reading Vermicelli Stir-Fry

Vegan Noodle Soup

vegan noodle soup Ingredients: Carrots Beans Potatoes Onions Broccoli 500ml vegetable stock 1 cup of pasta Method: Photo by Ella Olsson on Pexels.com Prepare all your ingredients, I usually just chop mine into little cubes. Start off by frying your onion in a little margarine. When the onion is translucent, add in the other vegetables … Continue reading Vegan Noodle Soup

Vetkoek – Traditional South African Fried Dough

vetkoek (south African fried dough) Vetkoek, Magwenya, Fatcake, Amagwinya. Make it. eat it. love it. Vetkoek; every South African knows it, every South African (hopefully) loves it. It´s a staple here. I am sure many many countries have their own version of fried dough, and a way of eating it that makes it delicious. Although … Continue reading Vetkoek – Traditional South African Fried Dough

Roasted Chickpeas

oven roasted chickpeas Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas salt pepper chilli powder paprika olive oil Method: Preheat your oven to 180°C or 9 on a gas oven Drain the aquafaba (chickpea water) from the tin In an oven tray, pour in the chickpeas, drizzle with olive oil and spices Give the tray a good shake … Continue reading Roasted Chickpeas

Basil Penne

basil penne This is one of those delicious dishes that only have a few ingredients, and yet, it always comes out very flavourful. I think we can thank the Italians for teaching us how to balance flavours and using less ingredients to make a powerful dish. basil penne Ingredients: 1 cup of uncooked penne pasta … Continue reading Basil Penne