Sides and Soups

#EssentialRecipe => Hasselback Potatoes with Creamy Rosemary Lemon Sauce

The classic Hasselback potato calls for a LOT of butter and in my plant based journey so far, I haven't been able to either create or buy a butter replacement that I enjoy at all. It seems I always end up comparing with the real thing and I always end up being disappointed 

My solution to this problem: change the recipe entirely. The only thing my Hasselback potatoes have in common with the original recipe is the ultra thin slices. But I guarantee you, it is absolutely delicious and the best part is that most people think I...


#EssentialRecipe => Cashew Yogurt

I posted about how to make your own coconut yogurt a couple of weeks ago and I have been enjoying the result, but coconut has such a precise and strong taste that I was craving something a bit more neutral. Either to eat with oatmeal and fruit or to make sauces and dressing out of it. This cashew yogurt is absolutely perfect for that. The texture is like greek yogurt, but with a subtle taste that doesn't overpower.

Ingredients:

-2 Cups cashews soaked overnight and drained

-1 1/4 Cups filtered water

-Small pinch of sea...


#EssentialRecipe => Plant Based Egg Replacement

These are two great egg replacement for baking.

This recipe is for 1 egg, double if you need 2, etc. Chia seeds make a stickier result so keep that in mind when deciding to use flaxseed meal or chia seeds. Perfect for waffles, cookies, crêpes, etc.

 

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp flaxseed meal or chia seeds

-2 1/2 Tbsp room temperature filtered water

 

Method:

Place your flaxseed meal or chia seeds in a small glass dish. 

Pour the water on top.

Stir well.

Let's sit for about 5 minutes. The chia seed...


#EssentialRecipe => Coconut Yogurt

Turns out making your own coconut yogurt at home couldn't be simpler! We have made 3 batches so far and here is how we arrived at the tastiest and richest version. So thick, it had a similar texture to greek yoghurt. 

 

Ingredients:

1 Can of coconut cream

2 Probiotic capsules of 50 billion each

 

Method:

Shake your coconut cream can very well and empty in a glass or ceramic container.

Empty the probiotic capsules on top and mix with a wooden spoon. You will have to push and squeeze the powder on the side of...


#EssentialRecipe => Dukkah

I discovered Dukkah recently via Athena Calderone and it is quickly becoming indispensable! Absolutely simple to make and the best part is that you can always have a jar of it around. I tweaked the recipe a bit by adding chickpeas beans

Ingredients:

-1 Cup cooked chickpeas pat dry

-2/3 Cup skinned hazelnuts

-1/2 Cup black sesame seeds (you can use regular)

-2 Tbsp coriander seeds

-2 Tbsp cumin seeds

-2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

-1tsp flaked sea salt

 

Method:

Preheat the oven at 400.

Roast the hazelnut on a baking tray for 3 or 4 minutes...