Plant recipe: BBQ wings

I have to admit, I didn’t have high expectations for this recipe, especially since they are made from cauliflower. When I think of cauliflower, I think of a very bland taste. I’m not the biggest cauliflower fan as you can probably tell, but making them this way has changed that! They couldn’t have come out nicer in my opinion. The batter was delicious, not too much BBQ, not too spicy, but full of flavour. I will be making these a lot more for sure. They would be perfect for a party as they look really impressive. At a quick glance, you would almost think they are chicken wings. They’re a good meat free alternative snack.

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Plant Recipe: Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I made these when I got bored last night, they were super easy to make and I just happened to have all the ingredients lying around in my kitchen. They only take 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes in the oven. As there is very little sugar ingredients in them, they are not overly sweet like regular cookies. They have a more neutral biscuit taste. They are not too nutty either considering the amount of nut based ingredients I used. They consistency came out perfectly, once they cooled they don’t go too crispy or hard which is what I liked most about them. They were a slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Makes around 9 average sized cookies.

P.S the dark bits in the picture are chocolate chips, not burnt bits 😉 just in case you we’re thinking that..

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10 tips to save money eating a plant based diet

Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?

Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with.  That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.

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Foods I thought I couldn’t do without before going on a plant based diet

I’ve been vegan for just about a year now,  yay! And it’s 100% the best diet decision I’ve ever made. The funny thing is, I’ve not missed what I thought I would before I went vegan. I used to looove cheese and anything with cheese in it; lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, carbonara, toasted cheese sandwiches, I could go on.

Before I made the choice to go vegan I remember thinking to myself that there was no possible way eat only plant based foods. It seemed to be an unbelievably restrictive, boring diet. I believed the only options available to vegans were salads, and fruit. Honestly. And of course, I couldn’t imagine how I’d survive a day without eating cheese.

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Plant recipe: Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips

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These crispy Tofu Strips with some Sweet chilli dipping sauce are a perfect snack for any occasion. They also make a great addition to a salad. Or you could add them to a wrap with greens or crunchy lettuce and veggies.

I often get the question as a new vegan, but.. where do you get your protein from? Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

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