Tag: Vegan

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Very Easy Vegan Apricot Carrot Cake

This vegan apricot and carrot cake is moist and delicious, one of the easiest and most delicious recipes.

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Healthier Maltese Baci Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.

Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity

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Katsu Curry Soup [vegan, gluten free, lactose free]

‘The inspiration for this soup came from the irresistible Chicken Katsu Curry at Wagamama. Home made healthy comfort food that you can make quickly at home. Amazing flavours and perfect for January. It takes 35 minutes to prefer from start to serving it but it is even more delicious the day after’ You will need:

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Homemade Carob Milk and making other Plant-Based Milks

I was surprised to discover how simple the whole process is for making plant-based milks and drinks.  It takes about 5 minutes as long as the main ingredient is soaked overnight in plenty of water. You do not need any fancy appliances and can use a simple food processor or blender. Homemade, dairy-free milk lasts for three to five days when refrigerated in airtight … Read More Homemade Carob Milk and making other Plant-Based Milks

Healthy Vegan Slices [gluten free, no refined sugar]

  Vegan Oat, Chocolate [Prune] and Coconut Slices [gluten free with no refined sugar] For the bottom layer you will need: 2 cups oats 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg vanilla 1 tablespoon linseed OR 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 3 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons agave OR maple syrup OR stevia a pinch of salt 3 tablespoons … Read More Healthy Vegan Slices [gluten free, no refined sugar]

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Healthier Salted Caramel Bars

‘these biscuits are gluten free, lactose free with no added refined sugar.  They can be stored in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for 3 months.  Today the feast of St Gregory is celebrated and I enjoyed the phone ins from our viewers in this morning’s show as they narrated their memories and shared the history of this feast day.  thank … Read More Healthier Salted Caramel Bars

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Maca Powder [vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free]

‘More carrot cake follows the overnight oats of yesterday , this time in liquid form.  This is a smoothie based on most people’s favourite cake.  It contains no added refined sugar and it is gluten free, lactose free and vegan.  A meal in itself with the addition of maca powder.  I use the carrots from my organic box that arrives every Thursday from Barbuto in … Read More Carrot Cake Smoothie with Maca Powder [vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free]

Overnight Carrot Cake Oats [gluten free and vegan]

I love to incorporate in small amounts into recipes such as soups, smoothies and salads as well as raw desserts. Not only is it rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E and provides a good source of calcium, zinc and iron but I love its caramel flavour. Always add in small quantities.

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Weekend Baking: Maltese Almond Biskuttini [Vegan, reduced sugar]

For these traditional Maltese almond vegan biskuttini I use chickpea water [aquafaba] instead of egg to bind them

Patatas Bravas

‘this simple and classic tapas dish is a perfect economical and tasty choice to serve with summer drinks. It is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. I mix with sweet potatoes’ You will need: 250g potatoes 250g sweet potatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1/2 onion, chopped 250g chopped tinned tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 teaspoons smoked paprika a pinch of stevia … Read More Patatas Bravas

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Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)

‘Summer brings an air of celebration on the island.  The bright blue skies and sea all around, the sunshine.  And the short distances make it possible to end nearly every day surrounded by family and friends sharing good food, celebrating.  This is a perfect quick addition to ice creams or simply use as a dip’ You will need: 1 cup tofu (use ricotta for … Read More Raw Brownie Batter (vegan, lactose and gluten free)

No bake coconut chocolate cherry slice

‘An incredibly quick dessert, ideal for the hot summer days. It is vegan, gluten free, lactose free and has no added processed sugar. Worth a try if you are reading this recipe as it will not disappoint’ You will need: 2 cups coconut 2 tablespoons agave 1 vanilla pod 2 tablespoons cold pressed coconut oil 400g sugar free dairy free chocolate a tart tin … Read More No bake coconut chocolate cherry slice