I loved pecan pie before I became vegan. Every holiday meal at Grandpa & Grandma’s featured a choice of pecan pie or pumpkin pie for dessert. I will always remember walking into their warm house from the bitter cold November Minnesota weather every Thanksgiving. We were always greeted at the door by the warm smiles of my Grandparents and the unforgettable aroma of my Grandma’s amazing cooking. I am still trying to figure out how any of us ever had any room left in our bellies for dessert! Yet, there always seemed to be just enough room left for a slice of pie. I love pumpkin pie as much as anybody possibly could but I always chose pecan pie because I liked it just a little bit more. I told Athanasia I wanted to veganize my favorite pie of all time so we made this delicious gluten free vegan pecan pie. This is how I celebrate my American roots for Thanksgiving here in Greece!
Last year we went on a bit of a sugar frenzy with our recipes so I wanted to do my best to make this recipe delicious without using as much. What? A low sugar gluten free vegan pecan pie? That’s right! The only actual sugar in this entire recipe is a tablespoon in the crust. Also, since it’s a vegan recipe it obviously has no eggs in it either! Here is how I did it: Continue reading →
We were recently shocked when reading the ingredients label of the organic ketchup at the supermarket. The list included wheat flour! Of course, it is not uncommon to use flour as a thickener when making condiments, however, this meant it was time for me to make our own gluten free ketchup! I often thought store bought ketchup was a bit too sweet for my liking anyway so this was an opportunity I was looking forward to.
Remember the days of walking into a restaurant, sitting down and ordering mozzarella sticks? Well, keep dreaming. However, we can teach you how to make your own gluten free vegan mozzarella sticks right in your own kitchen! Fair enough, right? These are so delicious and oozing with melted vegan cheese (thanks to the amazing vegan mozzarella cheese blocks made by Violife/Viofree)! As many of our readers have already figured out, we are vegan junk food junkies. We love making pizzas, vegan chicken nuggets and onion rings, so, it was definitely time to add vegan mozzarella sticks to our menu!
The Greeks and Turks share many things, customs, words, and thankfully recipes. One of the most traditional Turkish dishes we also cook often in Greece is Imam Bayildi (which means “the Imam fainted”). He fainted because he heard how much olive oil his wife used in the Imam Bayildi! We wanted to see how tasty this dish would be without any olive oil, so we tried and the results were very satisfying! Light, yet juicy and tasty, we fainted from pleasure! Continue reading →
Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than having some fun in the kitchen? We made these delicious party in the graveyard brownies. However, if you come to our door trick or treating there probably will not be any brownies left. Sorry, but they are that good!
We needed to make vegan sweetened condensed milk for a recipe we were making and it turned out so well I decided we should share it! This recipe is really simple as it has only two ingredients: coconut milk and organic raw cane sugar. It is always nice to have sweetened condensed milk for baking, so, why shouldn’t vegans have it available as well? Continue reading →
A reader of ours had a request for a new category, where we would gather all of our low calorie recipes for those trying to lose weight or follow a low cal diet. Sounds like a great idea, especially since we are eating all the food you see us making for this blog! At least Jake is exercising daily, but I can’t say I am. Now that swimming season is over there is no need to hide underneath the hoodies! So, trying recipes like this Quinori Salad is the best solution for me right now. Somehow Jake managed to make it very tasty, without a drop of olive oil (which to a Greek person sounds surreal)! I was easily convinced after tasting it and washing the dishes was so quick and easy without olive oil!
Quinori is a mix of legumes and seeds, including quinoa, sesame seeds, lentils and chickpeas. After being boiled, quinori can become a salad or soup. We found this mix at Botanica here in Patra, but I also saw it at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. However, if you can’t find it, you can use another legume mix or just plain quinoa.
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.