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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Plant recipe: Quick Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Stack to the sky 🙂

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Delicious!

These burgers are SO simple to put together you could really make them any-time and anywhere. All you need are a few basic ingredients that most people would have at home already.

I saw these gorgeous portobello mushrooms at the Saturday market that were calling out to me, so when I got home I had to use them up.  Continue reading

Plant recipe: Fried Potato with Grilled Sweet Pepper

This meal was super easy and fast to make after getting home from a long day at work. I thought I’d share it with you all. Potatoes are easily one of my favourite foods. They are so versatile you can eat them in so many different ways and also because I think my mom made potatoes or “spuds” with every single dinner when I was younger.  I love when they’re all crispy like chips. Cutting them up nice and small into small cubes and frying them up is one of the quickest ways to cook them too. You could have this for lunch or dinner or for leftovers the following day.  Continue reading

Plant recipe: Potato & Red Lentil Dahl

This is an all time favourite Indian curry dish that everyone has a palate for. Dahl’s are super versatile as you can make almost any vegetable your core ingredient for the dish, lentil being the most popular. I used red lentils and baby potatoes as my core ingredients for the curry.

Potatoes are a great addition to a curry, loaded with B vitamins, Vitamin C, Copper, Manganese,  and Zinc. They taste great too in curry.

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Vegan Shopping List..So what do I actually eat

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One reaction I’ve noticed when I tell people I don’t eat meat or dairy is the baffled confused look on their face trying to think of what is left for me to eat.  To be honest, I thought that too a few years ago, before I went vegan.  I really thought “what a boring diet”, I didn’t think it would be possible to make exciting, tasty  vegan recipes.  Well, I know now I was wrong. Continue reading

Plant recipe: Chocolate Nice-cream Pancakes

IMG_20150719_175236That’s right NICE-cream not ice-cream, a dairy free alternative that’s just as nice as ice-cream. You won’t believe it but this simple nice-cream is made of only TWO ingredients and can be ready in 10 minutes.

I made this tasty treat on Sunday for a mid-day snack as I was craving something sweet but carby after my morning cycle to Sixmilebridge from Limerick. I just got a new road bike that week so I was eager to get out on the road at the weekend for a good long cycle. Needless to say I was HUNGRY when I got home. This chocolatey mess really hit the spot. I’m a bit inpatient when it comes to food, especially when I’m hungry so I couldn’t wait for the pancakes to cool hence why the nice-cream is melting everywhere in the picture. But hey the important thing is how it tastes, not looks right? 🙂

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