Hummus

IMG_1332 IMG_1338Every vegan (actually just everyone in general) should have a go-to yummy hummus recipe. I love this one with its hints of chilli spice and tahini bitterness. Eat it on bread (maybe these lovely low carb buns), crackers, in a burger or sandwich, as a dip for vegetable sticks or pretty much on whatever you eat 😉

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Yellow beluga soup

IMG_1314-minI’ve been all about soups these days for curing my cold! It worked 😉 This was so delicious, a bit spicy, and the lentils gave something to bite on, mmmm. It’s filled with goodness and health, so it’s perfect (and needed) for the season.

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Snickers nice cream bites

IMG_1323-minYummy yum yum, I pretty much always keep bananas in the freezer (peeled and chopped into small pieces) to be able to quickly whip up banana blueberry nice cream, chocolate nice creamthis raw cake or these awesome Snickers-nice-cream-bites right here 🙂 Of course frozen bananas are also great in smoothies and smoothie bowls!

These are an amazing combination of a salty, sweet nut bottom, fresh banana nice cream and a little chocolate on top.

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Vegan chickpea pâté

IMG_1307-minGoing vegan means changing up the old recipes a bit. Without eggs or cheese to contribute to a good texture in a chickpea pâté, it took a few tries to get it right – not too dry, not too wet. I think the secret is getting the “dough” kind of wet but then allowing it plenty of time in the oven. This recipe is for a big portion – 2 loaf pans, as you see on the photo. I think it’s great to have a few things to keep in the freezer, for when time’s short. Here’s how I did it (remember to soak the chickpeas overnight if you’re using dry ones):

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Spicy bean soup

IMG_1304-minThis is how you boost your immune system and metabolism and stock up on proteins! It’s spicy, creamy and vegan, what’s not to like? 😉 I suggest you do like I did and use dried beans – it’s cheaper and you really don’t need to prepare much. A little planning ahead is all. Just put the beans in a bowl with water before you go to bed and let it soak overnight. In the morning (or whenever you have time), you put them in a pot to boil an hour or two (depending on the kind of beans you’re using). You don’t have to stand there and watch them boil, so it really isn’t that much work to prepare the beans for cooking 🙂

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Når man er mor til en veganer

IMG_1109-minSorry guys, this article is only in Danish…

Jeg vil forsøge at komme lidt ind på, hvad det også indebærer (udover lækkert, sundt mad) at blive veganer – som f.eks. hvordan ens omkreds og familie reagerer på det. Det er jo et valg, jeg har truffet i kærlighed, og det håber jeg så inderligt, at folk omkring mig forstår og accepterer. Det gør de da også, de fleste af dem 🙂 En af dem, der har været utroligt positivt indstillet omkring alle ændringerne, er min mor. Hun har faktisk taget meget af det til sig, og jeg vil vovet påstå, at hun nu er kommet så langt som at blive pescetar, hvor man stadig spiser fisk men ikke andet kød. Hun har gjort sig nogle tanker og skrevet dem ned, og jeg vil dele dem her i tilfælde af, at det kan gøre nogle af jer andres overgang lettere. Her er det så:

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Chili sin carne

IMG_1299-min IMG_1301-minI’ve actually never really been a fan of chili con carne. I always thought it was a big bowl of monotonousness, often a bit boring even though it had spice. But I love this version – without meat or any animal products at all of course, 100% vegan. Maybe the meat part was what I didn’t really like about regular chili con carne… This one is full of spices and surprises though 🙂 I love how the different textures and flavours make this meal not monotonic at all. And the way that the fresh herbs, corn and zucchini play against the tomato mass is just lovely. I suggest you fire up the spices, if you can handle it, because when a chili sin carne is spicy, it’s right. It was such a satisfying and filling meal, and even though one portion was probably enough, we just couldn’t stop ourselves from eating more. Try this, it’s perfect for preventing a cold in this horrible weather we have going on right now! I suggest you make a big portion like I did here, and then store some in the freezer for later – just to make your healthy vegan life easier.

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Creamy and vegan – mushroom spinach stew with black bean spaghetti

IMG_1295-minOm nom nom, this was so creamy and yummy! Also, it was super quick and easy to prepare, so you can easily spoil yourself with this awesomeness any day 🙂 You can serve it with pasta if you like, that would probably be a bit cheaper but not as filling and not as healthy! With bean pasta you get a lot of protein and fiber, it’s very filling and the texture is so nice (a bit more chewy than pasta, but in a good way).

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Pearl barley salad

IMG_1278-minPearl barley fills you up and adds some chew to a salad. It’s got a high content of dietary fiber and you also spoil your body with some protein, iron and kalcium. It’s pretty simple to prepare, so while you’re at the boiling, make a big portion and have enough for next day’s lunch too.

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