Plant based diet: High protein foods


This post is inspired by some of my friends who have been asking me recently about meat free dinner ideas that they could start to incorporate into their own diet. For me, being on a plant based diet for over two years, if you handed me some beans, lentils, grains, greens and all that good stuff, I could easily think of multiple delicious meat free meals I could make from them. But for my friends, when I start listing these foods to them, they are a little bit puzzled on what they could make from them. Of course this happens to everyone, if you gave me something I had never cooked with before I would be a bit clueless too. There’s also the aspect of getting used to a meal being complete and satiating without meat. However, that comes with time.

So this post is for any curious person who still eats meat, and wants to explore some meat free options but they don’t know where to start. Continue reading

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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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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: 5 Minute Cookie Dough Recipe

IMAG0521When the weekend rolls around I always want to make something sweet. Mostly because I have the time as I’m off. 😉 This weekend I wanted to use up some food that was laying around in my press for awhile. I had to think a little bit of how I could use certain foods together. I had the majority of the ingredients for this  recipe already, chickpeas, oats, vanilla, pb2 and water of course. The only thing I had to run out and get was some fresh medjool dates from the local market and a nice dark chocolate for the chocolate chips and I was ready to make some delicious cookie dough! I just wish I had a better blender or food processor though so I could of gotten a smoother texture. My little blender just wasn’t able  to do that for me sadly. I was left with a mix that wasn’t as smooth as I would of liked but it still tasted great.  Continue reading