Saturday, 29 October 2011

Multicolour Couscous

When I turned vegan, this is one dish I discovered I really like. It's light and nutritious and you can do a million things with it.
We had this for lunch and it was great. So, here's the recipe:

2 cups of multicolour couscous (or any type you like - I used the Israeli couscous and it's great too - kinda resembles pasta in the texture)

2 cups of boiling water

Put the couscous in a pot and pour the boiling water. Put the lid on and wait 5 minutes until the water is absorbed.

Chop: 1 red pepper, 1/2 red onion and 1 cup of green onions. Also 2 cups of green olives (or any kind of olives you like)

Mix everything together. Add a bit of salt, pepper and drizzle some olive oil.
Super easy and really delicious. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Crushed peanut cake

I made this today because I was craving something sweet and I happened to have all the ingredients at home. It turned out really good actually, so I decided to share the recipe with you.

1 can of soy condensed milk (if you don't have it, you can make your condensed milk by blending 1 cup of soy powder, 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of water and 2 tbsp of Earth Balance)

1 package of tea biscuits (I found some at the grocery store that were dairy and egg free, so you should check the box)

300g of peanuts (unsalted!)

Put everything in the food processor until it's mixed. I used a glass container to put the mix in and then refrigerated for a couple of hours. Everyone loved it and I will make this again :)

Monday, 10 October 2011

Raw Cashew Cake

2 cups Raw Cashews
1 cup Pitted Dates
¾ cup Cocoa Powder
½ cup +2tbsp Agave
1 Avocado

Put cashews in a food processor until finely ground. Add the dates, ½ cup cocoa powder and ¼ cup agave. Process until a thick dough is formed. Put half of the dough inside a tin or glass container (whatever you have that is not very big). At this point you should make the frosting, by blending avocado and remaining cocoa powder and agave.
Spread half the frosting on one half. Place the other half on top and spread on remaining icing. It's awesome! Just make sure to make it a day before you want to serve it. Refrigerate and serve :)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Breakfast Smoothie

I'm not really a breakfast person. I'm rarely hungry in the morning, so a breakfast smoothie is the way to go. I buy frozen berries and spinach and I freeze bananas as soon as they get ripe (we buy a lot of bananas).

Here's what goes in my smoothie:

1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
a handful of frozen berries
3 balls of frozen spinach
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp raw cacao
1 medium piece of ginger

Put everything in the power blender and serve.
I like how the ginger gives the smoothie a subtle bite. Also, I substitute the spinach with anything green I have in the fridge. Arugula is great and so is kale. Sometimes, I add beets and carrots and it's a delicious way to start my day. You should try :)

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Yes, I love garlic! It makes everything taste great, so when I saw this video the other day I had to share it with you.

I originally saw this video on which is a great website with lots of useful information.
So, I hope this can make your life a bit easier. Peeling garlic is really not my favorite thing.

dZ's yummy garlic bread

1 loaf of your favorite bread
Earth Balance (probably about 1 cup)
Olive oil (1/2 cup)
Garlic (minced) - 4 cloves
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1tbsp nutritional yeast

Mix and put it on the sliced bread. Bake for 10 minutes at 375F, check to see if it's ready. If not give it another 2 or 3 minutes.