It’s our first birthday at 2brokevegans.com! It’s been an amazing year filled with delicious food, new ideas and of course a lot of learning. We have been very blessed to have so many readers from all around the world (which is something we never imagined we would have when we launched our blog)! We have also met so many new and interesting people because of the blog which has been awesome! So, thank you to everybody who reads, follows or comments on our recipes! We would like to celebrate with these vegan gluten free carrot cupcakes by sharing the recipe with all of you! We also have a giveaway to tell you about…
In our last post we mentioned how Viotros sent us a mountain of vegan cheese to come up with recipes for. Athanasia had the idea to mix and match different flavors of their vegan cheese for that post, so, now it’s my turn! I have casually mentioned three and five cheese pizzas to her from my non-vegan days only to hear her say “yeah right!”. Well, it was time to show her it’s true! With basketball season right around the corner it’s time for a slam dunk five cheese vegan pizza! We made this pizza using five different flavors of vegan cheese from Viotros and it is delicious!
We were recently contacted by the Greek company Viotros telling us about their new vegan cheese slices made without preservatives. For those of you not yet familiar with Viotros, they make delicious vegan cheeses here in Greece. You can buy their products at Botanica here in Patra or at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. For a complete list of where you can find their products throughout the world click here. They can be found throughout the world under the Viofree and the Violife brand name.
October is a special month for us as our blog turns one year old on the 19th! We are excited about that and will be working on some special posts (and a surprise for our readers) leading up to our blog’s birthday! For today’s post we will be making gnocchi all sorrentina.
Growing up in Greece means you enjoy Italian cuisine using Greek tomatoes, garlic and basil. Vegetables grown in Greece truly have amazing flavor! One of my all time favorite dishes is traditional gnocchi alla sorentina. This post is a recipe for the gluten free vegan version! With our own handmade, melting mozzarella and our salty Parmesan; this food is for those of us who prefer the simple yet fulfilling flavors in life! You can either make your own gnocchi (click here for our recipe) or you can buy some. We found an amazing gluten free gnocchi from Botanica right here in Patra! Continue reading
Juicing like a sir! My family and I completed a 60 day juice fast back in early 2012 after watching the documentary ‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’ based upon recommendations from my sister. We decided to give it a try and had fantastic results! I remember feeling so energized and cleansed from fasting. Of course, eating whole food again after the fast was such an amazing feeling too! A lot of people can get confused about whether or not juicing is right for them. Health is a tricky subject so we are not going to recommend to anybody who has not talked to their nutritionist or medical professional to try juicing. It is difficult to know exactly what nutrients you need to acquire on an everyday basis through juicing. Also, we are not going on a juice fast right at this moment either, however, we do enjoy the occasional green juice as a meal replacement. This simple but delicious juice features only 3 ingredients: red apples, green grapes and dandelion greens. Continue reading
One of Athanasia’s best friends made this for her and her friends earlier this year and she came home boasting of how delicious it was! I was thinking how can a tart be that good without any cheese on it? Well, I feel guilty about ever having that thought now! After trying it, there is no doubt in my mind Paulina’s tart is exceptional! It just so happens to be simple and easy to make as well. Athanasia had been wanting to make it for a while just so I could try it, so we finally made it.
This is an amazing vegan Greek sour cheese recipe straight from the island of Crete! Finding and making these vegan cheese recipes has become Athanasia’s specialty! We found this particular recipe at our friend’s blog Vegan in Athens (click here to view original recipe). With this particular vegan cheese you can make dakos (ντάκος), which is a very traditional Greek food from Crete. Find out how we made these delicious snacks:
One of our favorite things to make this past year has been variations of stir fry. Not too long ago we posted this delicious gluten free vegan stir fry recipe. Neither one of us had much experience with making stir fry before recently. So, we listened to all the great advice given to us by Viva Las Vegans making the task easier with each attempt! This time we wanted to try a creamy stir fry and we loved this dish very much!
As some of our readers know we already have a delicious vegan mayonnaise recipe (click here to see it). However, one of our readers has requested a recipe that does not use cashews so we decided to give it a whirl. This is obviously not an unusual request at all as many people have nut allergies or choose not to eat nuts at all. So, we got to work to come up with a new vegan mayonnaise recipe and we were both very impressed with the end result! Our biggest question was how much oil and what kind of oil to use to make sure the mayo became thick enough without using cashews. Luckily, Athanasia found this link to a nutritionist who had a great vegan mayo recipe posted (click here for link). We combined out already existing mayo recipe with hers and this is what we got:
Athanasia came across this delicious vegan Feta cheese recipe on another vegan recipe blog (click here to view original recipe) so we wanted to try it out. We tried the original recipe and proceeded to change it a bit to our liking. This recipe is the end result and we are very happy with the result; it is inspired by the Feta used in the Greek tomato salad known as horiatiki. We wanted to try this recipe on a pizza inspired by this very salad. We had just used all our olives the day before we made this pizza but other than that it is kind of a Greek tomato salad pizza! Of course, it was my idea to add some corn on top of the pizza after it had been baked which is not traditionally in the Greek tomato salad but it was very tasty! So, here is how you can make homemade vegan Feta cheese on pizza: