Saturday, 22 November 2014

CASHEW CREAM CAKE with FRESH JUICY SWIRLS


I wasn't sure what title to give this recipe, because it's really awesome and delicious, but how do I get across the gist of it in one name? I can't call it: raw vegan cheesecake with swirls dyed by beet and carrot juice. No one would click that. Well, almost no one. I would click it. That sounds cool to me. But we are getting off track. I will explain the recipe now.

I had a vision of this... probably in a dream or something. I can't remember exactly but I certainly had a clear image of it in my head and felt the desire to make it into a reality. Originally I was imagining much darker pink and orange colours, along with green swirls (from green juice!) but I give up easily when it comes to food and let this cake happen instead. I might go back to that initial idea in a few months, but for now we will all have to deal with this recipe. Call me optimistic but I think we will manage, somehow.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

BANANA BREAD SMOOTHIE with PECANS, NUTMEG + CAROB SYRUP


Woah. The deliciousness of this recipe was an accident, but that makes it even better. I made pecan milk yesterday morning and decided to add a little to my smoothie because nut milk in smoothies takes them to the next level. Every time. What I didn't realize was that the tap water I used to make the milk was hot, so I ended up with warm pecan milk. To this I added frozen bananas. What happened? The warm liquid made the bananas taste baked - like banana bread! By chance I had also thrown in some nutmeg so the spicing was perfect. I couldn't believe it! Seriously it tastes like banana bread batter (the main reason I woke up every morning as a child: to eat banana bread batter when my mom so happened to be making BB loaves). I decorated it with some carob syrup and pecans to make it look pretty. Then I inhaled it. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


Not that these cookies really require an explanation... but I'll give you one anyway. I adapted this recipe from a fabulous vegan cookbook called DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More by the wonderful Melissa King of My Whole Food Life. The book is chock-full of easy, healthy recipes (I think they're pretty much ALL raw too). If you are interested in dipping your toes into the world of nut milks and/or nut butters then this book needs to be in your shelf. If you think you're a champ at this stuff already, I say: you can always learn more. The recipes are largely for nut milks and butters - big surprise, I know - but obviously judging by the recipe I am sharing today, there are chapters on more decadent eats later in the book too. There's a ton of practical information as well. Melissa recommends equipment, techniques, soaking methods and more. Noobs and pros alike will discover useful tips and tricks.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

ALMOND BUTTER + CHIA JAM BARS with CHOCOLATE


I am getting back into dreaming of recipe ideas. It used to be my main source of creativity for my blog, but after writing Rawsome Vegan Baking my mind for thinking up raw vegan sweets was basically run dry temporarily. Now I am fortunately returning to the familiar groove that is imagining new recipes as I am falling into dreamland, or just waking from it. I have also been perfecting a super healthy, super easy curry recipe for ya'll. Stay tuned. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

MY FAVOURITE GREEN SMOOTHIE


I have made a lot of smoothies. I drink at least one, usually two, and often three, everyday and I have been doing that for years. I plan to continue doin' it for the rest of my life. I have written an entire cookbook on smoothies (it's coming out in December and you can pre-order it here). Let's just say I know a thing or two about them; including making their textures, flavours and colours the most appealing possible.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

WIN MY RAW VEGAN DESSERTS COOKBOOK!

Exciting news! Vegan Cuts is doing a cookbook and vegan snack box giveaway, and you have the chance to win! You can either win my best-selling raw, vegan, gluten-free desserts cookbook, Rawsome Vegan Baking, or a few other amazing ones from other bloggers I love: The Blender Girl, Thug Kitchen and The Vegan Zombie. The prizes for this giveaway are four snack boxes paired with four cookbooks, so there will be four winners who each win a snack box and - you guessed it - a cookbook!

Enter the giveaway here for you chance to win!


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