Today we will show you how to turn your spoons into shovels so you can dig in to some geology dietology! This appealingly delicious dessert features 3 layers of refined sugar-free goodness to dig in to. The top layer is your favorite vegan jam (we used a refined sugar-free apricot jam). The second layer is a homemade, easy to make sweet and salty peanut butter. The bottom layer is a delicious raw brownie recipe we adapted from the amazing blog Unconventional Baker; click here for the original recipe. This is so delicious you won’t want to put your shovels down!
Today we are going to take a break from our nutrition series (for those of you following us) to talk about Meatout – eat vegan for a day. Meatout is a day to encourage all people to try a vegan diet for a day. We think it would be great if more people tried a vegan diet. Obviously we feel vegan food is real and delicious despite rumors circulating stating the contrary. Therefore we decided to compile this list of some recipes we think non-vegans would love to eat today (and maybe even ask for seconds!)! Our nutrition series information will be coming soon for our readers who are waiting for it. Continue reading Meatout – Eat Vegan For A Day
I would like to inform our subscribers that we are planning something for the meatout day on Friday, so you will receive our e-mails everyday as we post recipes this week leading up to it. So, we apologize for all the notifications you will be receiving from us this week but after that we will return to out usual rhythm! We are currently working with a nutritionist on a vegan nutrition project. This cashew cream fruit salad recipe was the idea of the nutritionist we are working with, Dimitra Makrigianni, as a fruit salad that will keep someone satisfied for dinner. The combination I chose made me fall in love with it and picture it for breakfast as well! A filling fruit salad featuring corn flakes as a crust, a fluffy sweet cashew cream filling paired with oranges, blonde raisins and cinnamon on top. One spoonful will convince you! Continue reading Cashew Cream Fruit Salad
I don’t think I’ve ever met a cookie I didn’t like; not even tough cookies (you know you’re out there). I felt like enjoying some tasty cookies but I wanted to bend the rules a bit while making a new recipe at the same time. This is always risky business in the kitchen but this time the gamble paid off. I ended up making these amazing buckwheat chocolate chip cookies which are basically a gluten free version of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. As we have said before, it is not easy for us to find rolled oats here but we found and have been using buckwheat flakes for a lot of things instead. I have really grown to love these little buckwheat flakes; they’re great! I also did something bold when it comes to cookies; I used coconut oil instead of vegan butter or margarine and it worked! What can I say? Sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles.
I was making some cookies one day recently when Athanasia came up with this idea for raw caramel thumbprints. She wanted to keep the recipe somewhat simple yet delicious. I must admit she succeeded. I ate these like they were going out of style!
Valentine’s day is almost here, are you ready? We wanted to make a nice gourmet dessert for Valentine’s day this year and while we were thinking about what we should make, an opportunity fell right in our laps! We have been working with Violife to come up with some recipes using their products for a while now. Recently, they asked us to try making a dessert using their original vegan cream cheese. Naturally our first thought was to make a gluten free vegan cheesecake!
Our first thoughts were to do something extravagant, but ultimately we decided to get a basic vegan cheesecake recipe available so each person could garnish it the way they choose. We garnished ours using strawberry jam, strawberries and chocolate shavings. We made a delicious cacao based chocolate crust to pair with the amazing rich flavor of the vegan cheesecake filling. Without further ado, we present this year’s Valentine’s day treat:
What happens when hazelnuts decide to take cacao out on a hot date? Hazelnut hot chocolate of course! This recipe is raw vegan if you do not let it heat up too much in the blender. I’m happy Athanasia figured out how to make this because it’s delicious!
Today is Athanasia’s namesake day! Here in Greece they celebrate their namesake much like a birthday with a few differences. It’s traditional to name children after one of their grandparents which results in a continuation of the family names and many days of celebrations each year! Every day of the year is associated with at least one saint or martyr by the Orthodox church and they even have an “All Saint’s Day” in case your name is not one that is celebrated. Ok, now that we have covered some culture, let’s talk chocolate chip banana cake! A few months ago my mom suggested we turn our banana bread into one with chocolate chips. This, of course, was a great idea! We decided to make a cake instead of another bread so we could have a sweet for Athanasia’s namesake. This cake is delicious!
Who doesn’t love a good vegan cheesecake? I have made some raw vegan cheesecakes before but without a dehydrator it is much easier and more cost effective for us to make an almost raw cheesecake. We have included instructions below on how to make it completely raw if you do have a dehydrator or feel like running your convection oven at it’s lowest temperature for 12 hours or more. Athanasia and I were discussing what our last post of the year should be and we decided to make this vegan caramel apple cheesecake. We had not posted any cheesecakes before today so it’s about time we did!
We wanted to make delicious Christmas cookies this year but not necessarily traditional holiday cookies. We had discussed several options before deciding to make gluten free vegan rocky road cookies. I am very happy we decided on these cookies as they are the most scrumtrulescent cookies I have ever made!