As you can see from our old melomakarona recipe, they are traditionally made using flour, honey and sugar. However, we veganized it and left the honey out! This year I thought why not leave the flour out too? This new recipe uses walnuts combined with the traditional flavors of melomakarona: orange, cinnamon and cloves! These make for a juicy cookie wrapped in a scrumptious layer of chocolate that melts in your mouth! Very vegan Greek Christmas cookies, wow! 🙂 Continue reading Vegan Greek Christmas Cookies
As many of our readers know, we have been making a lot of cheesy flavored dips out of chickpeas this year. Some people say that makes them a hummus, I guess it does not really matter to us what they technically are but we sure do love the flavor of them! Out of all of the chickpea cheeses we have made, this tomato and basil vegan cheese is our favorite! This recipe is another one of the recipes we are posting for the food blog awards we are participating in. If you are interested in supporting us, click here and then click like to vote for us. Thank you for your support! Continue reading Tomato and Basil Vegan Cheese
Wait, so you’re telling me the space bar on my keyboard isn’t vegan? What is a vegan space bar anyway? If you have asked these questions then you’ve come to the right place. One of my favorite candy bars before I was vegan was Mars bars. These vegan space bars are not quite Mars bars but they are out of this world and delicious! They feature delicious caramel, a cookie nougat and bananas if you choose to use them covered in melted chocolate that hardens when it cools. These vegan candy bars are amazing and definitely worth trying!
I wanted to make a budget vegan nacho cheese as a more affordable alternative to our regular vegan nacho cheese. We opted to use chickpeas instead of nuts but the end result is just as tasty! On the spicy meter this nacho cheese is mild but you can adjust the spiciness to your liking by adjusting the amount of cayenne powder in the recipe. This vegan cheese is also very easy to make! Continue reading Budget Vegan Nacho Cheese
I used to love melting some vegan pepper Jack cheese on a black bean burger back home, however, to my knowledge vegan pepper Jack cheese is not available here in Europe. So, I decided to make a vegan pepper Jack cheese of my own recently. I made one I was pretty satisfied with! After making it a few times though, I got a crazy idea to take it one step further after Boutique Vegan sent us this BBQ sauce. A whole new recipe was born: vegan pepper Jake cheese! Vegan pepper Jake cheese is mildly spicy with a hint of sweet and tangy underlying the obviously “cheesy” tone. Not only is this recipe quick and easy but it is another installment in our budget recipes category.
It’s officially summer! During the summer, we like to use our oven less while coming up with easy snack ideas like this instant strawberry pudding. This recipe takes five minutes to make and is perfect for a hot summer afternoon snack. This pudding is even more enjoyable when it is served chilled.
We were recently sent a package full of goodies to try from Boutique Vegan. One of the items they sent us were these delicious vegan dark chocolate chips. It’s difficult for us to find chocolate chips we trust to be vegan here, so this was awesome! Recently Athanasia found this recipe for vegan turtles so she had to try it (she loves cute little things like these little vegan turtles). We adapted the caramel recipe to one that worked a lot better for us. We decided we would use some of the chocolate chips from Boutique Vegan to make this recipe.
We recently received a package containing trial samples of some Rebel Mylk products in the mail. To our knowledge, these products are available in Europe and North America. Rebel Mylks are coconut based vegan milk products that do not contain any preservatives or artificial sweeteners. We really enjoyed some of the Mylks they sent us. My favorites were the chai and banana flavored coconut mylks. Athanasia’s favorites were the chocolate and banana flavored coconut mylks. I have really wanted to make a vegan chai ice cream for a while now so having this chai mylk from Rebel Kitchen presented us with the perfect opportunity at the right time of year!
Here it is, as promised in our recent vegan smoked cheddar cheese recipe: vegan cheesesteak! This savory vegan sandwich can be made using homemade vegan cheese, condiments and gluten free vegan bread. Some people like this vegan sub style sandwich with or without condiments. If you like it without any condiments, it would be a good idea to make the vegan smoked cheddar cheese recipe using a little more oil. If you do like condiments, we have included a list of some of our most popular recipes below. Let’s get started:
We usually make most of our vegan cheeses using almonds or cashews as the base ingredient. However, I wanted to try something different as a way of keeping the cost down when making vegan cheese. As a result this vegan smoked cheddar cheese dip recipe is made using chickpeas (garbanzo beans). The flavor is amazing and the recipe is simple. We have been making this delicious snack a lot since coming up with the recipe a few months ago now. Give it a whirl!
This vegan smoked cheddar works great as a spread or sandwich condiment as well. As you can see in the photos, we enjoyed it in a vegan “cheese steak” sandwich made using soy “steaks”. Click here for the vegan cheesesteak recipe!
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