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.
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:
We were told about this vegan mozzarella recipe by our friends at Viva Las Vegans (click here for original recipe) and we had to try it. We are very, very impressed by it. It is truly a delicious vegan cheese! Athanasia just got back from her mini-vacation to Kalamata last night (don’t worry, I had some delicious lemon tofu chicken ready for her when she got home… good thing too, she was very hungry!). Needless to say, it is time to get back to posting recipes again!
Our good friend over at Viva Las Vegans introduced us to these vegan soy steaks. She also taught us how to make them as we had plenty of questions. They are very delicious and can be used in tacos, by themselves or even on a pizza! They come in many different sizes and for this recipe we will be using the smallest size. When you buy them they are basically dry and in a packaged. Here in Greece these can be found at both Botanica here in Patra and at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. I will explain to you how I make them.
Who doesn’t love a good tomato salsa? I sure do! It is so easy to make at home too! It’s very simple and by making it at home you can leave out the vinegar which you never find in a fresh made salsa at a high quality restaurant. Why? Because vinegar doesn’t belong in salsa! It is put into canned salsas as a preservative. Here is how you can make a mild to spicy raw tomato salsa: Continue reading Tomato Salsa
Well, here we are winding down with 3 days left of our 30 day challenge. I feel like sharing another recipe I have made twice during the challenge: raw red pepper hummus. I originally made this recipe in Athens a few weeks ago but we loved it so much I made it again last week. We enjoyed it with raw carrot and raw zucchini sticks in Athens and with our raw flax seed crackers here in Patra. It is simple and easy to make provided you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix or Thermo-mix. If you do not you can soak the cashews in water overnight and try using a food processor for a slightly chunkier hummus. Continue reading Raw Red Pepper Hummus
It’s day 8 of our 30 day raw vegan challenge! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a week already. We called this a challenge before we started because we had the perception this would be difficult. However, it has been extremely easy for both of us. The food we have been making has had amazing flavor and it is pretty healthy too! We wanted to make a raw lasagna but obviously we needed to develop this raw vegan cashew ricotta cheese recipe first. This recipe is based on our vegan tofu ricotta cheese recipe (click here to view recipe). We used cashews instead of tofu and made sure to leave anything out that might not be raw. It turned out to be so delicious we were dipping raw carrot sticks and our raw vegan flax seed crackers in it too! It is very quick and easy to make if you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix.
I wanted to develop a great raw vegan ground beef recipe that is also gluten free. It turned out to be easier than I was expecting! This delicious savory recipe features raw walnuts soaked in water overnight as the meat. I wanted to make this for a gluten free vegan bacon cheeseburger pizza (click here for recipe) and in doing so discovered it also turns out perfectly when baked in the oven on a pizza! Try it out sometime if you are not 100% raw. Here is how I did it:
This is a simple recipe for gluten free vegan eggplant bacon. The process of making it takes some time and patience but the ingredients are few and obviously much healthier than real bacon. Here is how we did it: Continue reading Eggplant Bacon
We made our raw vegan taco meat spicy! It’s very delicious on it’s own but with the added cayenne pepper(s) it becomes sweat inducing! Here is how we made it: Continue reading Raw Vegan Taco Meat – Spicy