Main meals

Greek Falafel & Salad Wraps

greek_wrapsThese are so super easy to make and I can’t personally take credit for them as my husband made them for us all.  All you need to do is chop your vegetables of choice, you can see what I used from the picture but Ive also listed the ingredients below.

Black Olive

Tomatoes

Hummus (lots of)

Cous cous (I used a premade one)

Cucumber

Red Pepper

Lettuce

Falafel

Tofu pieces (optional)

Tortilla Wraps

Avocado

Red Onion

So you quite simply chop everything up and serve into little dishes and everyone gets to make their own.  My kids love their vegetables raw and would rather eat them this way, its the cooked veg I have to bribe down them, they would eat plates and plates of raw veggies.  My youngest son is actually a cucumber addict lol!  He would eat cucumber for breakfast, lunch and dinner if he could. 🙂

So anyway, once you have all your veggies chopped and into dishes, put your wraps in some tinfoil and stick them in the oven for a few minutes to warm up.  Once warmed spread with hummus and top with the vegetables of your choice.  Wrap up and serve with the cous cous on the side.  I also added in a little spicy sauce.

Enjoy! x

Tom yum Thai soup vegan

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Tom Yum Thai Soup

This was a really delicious soup that I made with the Tom Yum soup kit I purchased from the Chinese supermarket.  You could also purchase the ingredients separately and it’s so easy and simple to make.

Ingredients

tom yum soup kit –

1 x veggie stock cube

2 cups of mixed vegetables, I used red peppers, carrots and broccoli

4 x lemongrass stalks

1 piece of galangal

5 -6 lime leaves

2 x red chillies (really hot)

Green Thai curry paste (optional)

soy sauce

salt and pepper

1 handful of chopped coriander

Bring to the boil the stock cube and about 6-800mls of water, you can add more or less depending on the amount of vegetables you put in.  Next add the galangal, chopped chillies, and lime leaves. Simmer for five minutes then add a soy sauce to taste and green Thai curry paste to taste if you wish.  I also added a dash of almond milk at the end.  Sprinkle with chopped coriander.

Another recipe I prepared alongside for the kids is pictured below for some inspiration.  Their is a Japanese buns recipe on my blog at

https://angiemilne.com/2017/01/07/steamed-yo-sushi-style-buns/

you can also view the recipe in the video below.

 

Veggie Buddha bowl

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Veggie Buddha Bowl

A quick vegan friendly veggie Buddha bowl made with brown sushi rice, and a selccection of cooked and raw vegetables.

Ingredients – 

Brown sushi rice

4thsp Rice vinegar

2tbsp Sugar

Avocado

Carotts

Potatoes

Spring Onions

seasame seeds

Wash the brown sushi rice several times then out the rice in the pan with 1 cup rice, 2 cups of water, cook for 35 mins at a simmer with the lid on and switch off the heat.  Keep the lid on for a further 10 mins then add the rice vinegar and sugar.

Cook the potatoes and carrots in the oven whilst the rice is cooking, slice the raw vegetables and serve on top of the rice with the cooked veg and a splash of soy sauce and some sesame seeds as a garnish.

You could also add some tofu or veggie sausages to this dish and mix up the cooked and raw vegetables with your own preference.

Enjoy!  😎

Thai Green Curry Recipe

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Thai Green Curry

Recipe is available to watch on YouTube

Thai Green Curry Recipe

Chinese supermarket shopping trip

Check out my third YouTube video after a quick trip to the Chinese supermarket in Aberdeen.  Here’s  selection of vegetarian and vegan finds we bought there, if you want to watch the full video check it out in the link below…there are recipes to follow! 😎

 

Chilli, corn bread and potatoes

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We are all soooo full up after our veggie chilli, roasted potatoes, corn bread, rice and cheese(violife).

wow where do I start…ok so first of all the corn bread recipe came from my new awesome book which I would totally recommend purchasing at the link below…it’s called “Peace and Parsnips – vegan cooking for everyone!”  And the recipes all have a different twist which makes things a bit interesting.

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So for the 🌶 I used the following ingredients…

Large potatoes and olive oil

2 or 2 tbsp of coconut oil

Chopped garlic

Chopped onions

Green peppers chopped into cubes

Carrots chopped into cubes

Tin of mixed beans

Tin of kidney beans

2 x tins of tomatoes 🍅

3-4tbsp of cumin seeds or powder

2tbsp of smoked cayenne pepper

chilli flakes to taste

Salt and pepper

Potatoes

Slice the potatoes thinly almost straight through and repeat along the potato, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Pop in a tray into the oven for 30-40mins until tender.

Cook the chopped onions and garlic in the coconut oil for a few minutes, add the chopped green peppers and carrots and cook for another few minutes.  Add both the tins of mixed beans and the tomatoes, cumin, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes to taste and the salt and pepper to season.  Bubble away on a low simmer for about 15-20mins, cook some rice and serve with the bread and potatoes.

Spicy mushrooms with peanut slaw wraps

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I was looking for a really quick lunch fix the other day and this Asian infusion hit the spot!  Spicy mushrooms and onions with homemade peanut slaw wrapped in a corn wrap with additional spicy sauce if your brave enough.  I adapted a recipe from the book below – Rich Roll – The Plant Power Way.

Its a great book for easy family plant powered recipes and Rich Rolls story to fitness and health is very inspirational.  I’m also studying his plant powered educational course on the Mind Body Green website.  Its great for getting ideas for fueling your body for fitness and for daily meal ideas.  Click on the image to take you to his book.  Anyway back to my recipes, the ingredients are as follows…

Mini corn wraps

Mushrooms

Onions

Mini cabbages

Carrots

Peanut butter or Almond Butter

Tamari Sauce

Mirin

Rice Vinegar

Garlic Clove

Sunflower seeds

Shred the mini cabbage and the carrots and mix in a bowl, in a jar add equal amounts of soy, mirin and rice vinegar and a heaped tablespoon of peanut butter, close the jar and shake or use a small blender.  Add to the shredded cabbage and carrots and mix through.  Cook the mushrooms and onions in a little coconut oil and add a spicy sauce of choice.

Add the slaw to the corn wrap and top with mushrooms, wrap and enjoy!  Yummy! 🙂

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Courgette pancakes

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Tasty and mega simple courgette and pepper pancakes!  My kids always complain about courgettes but with a bit of good quality (next time I’ll make my own) BBQ sauce on the side these went down a treat and they didn’t even realise they were eating courgettes until the end! Lol! 😀

The inspiration for this recipe came from the Forks over Knives cookbook.  You can view and purchase the cookbook here at the link attached.
Grate two courgettes into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of wholemeal flour, finely diced red pepper and you could also add a tin of sweetcorn.  I didn’t have in the cupboard so I skipped this but would probably add it in next time for a little sweetness.  Season with salt and pepper and clump into little balls, fry in coconut oil in a non stick pan.  Serve with salad.  We had these topped with cream (soy cream) spinach sauce (recipe in the sides section) fried mushrooms and chipotle hot sauce!  We also had potatoes cooked in cauliflower cream on the side too!

Oh yummy!  😊

Two courgettes

1/2 cup of wholemeal flour

1 finely diced red pepper or colour of choice

1 small tin of sweetcorn

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The Forks over Knives plant based cooking meal plans are also available at the link below.  I have not personally tried the meal plans as I make up my own but if your new to plant based eating then I would recommend checking out the book below.

Veggie feast!

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I was so hungry tonight and in desperate need of a veggie feast after a crappy food week!  My new vitamix professional blender arrived yesterday and anyone that owns one will understand my excitement and inspiration to get cooking again.  It is an amazing machine and I’ve waited very impatiently for three years to own one…finally my blender dreams have come true ha ha ha!  Check on the picture below for a full spec.

So to give my vitamix a workout I made a cauliflower cream sauce to cook my thinly sliced potatoes and onions in the oven and topped with nutritional yeast…also know as “cheese” sprinkles in my house!  😊

Then I blended up some garlic cloves with alpro soy cream and spinach.  I cooked this lightly in the pan to create the spinach sauce for the top of the courgette fritters.  These were so simple and I made them by grating the courgettes and adding peppers and seasonings, then fried lightly in a little coconut oil.  To top it off I added some fried mushrooms in the non stick (I try to use little oil) and chipotle sauce!  The tomatoes were fresh out of the greenhouse and were super sweet on the side.

I added a huge dollop of high quality BBQ sauce and a blob of coconut oil on top of the kids potatoes for some extra fats!  I also gave them a cheeky, cacao, banana, peanut butter with a dash of soy cream on the side smoothie which they had double helpings of.

A meal full of protein, iron, vitamins and about nine different veggie ingredients, it makes me feel super happy when my kids pack themselves full of nutritious foods.  They certainly don’t all of the time, kids are kids and they are free to eat as they wish but I hope to inspire them! 😍

Superfood for super kids! 😎

All of the recipes are available in the menu and will be posted soon. 😎  I love it how blogging makes me hungry again lol!  Mmmm what to eat now…

ps – I am a vitamix blender addict now! 😊

Mexican street food

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Super speedy supper again…used a tesco Mexican mix to make this fat burrito! 😍

Wraps

cooked rice

shredded lettuce

tomatoes

cucumber

tofu pieces (cauldron brand)

courgette

cheese (optional)

Stir fry the courgette with the tofu pieces and add the marinades and sauces in the order specified on the packet.  Place the wrap flat on the plate and top with rice, the cooked saucy mix, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and chilli sauce.  Roll u into a big fat burrito and enjoy!  The kids had grated cheese on theirs instead of chilli sauce but that is optional obviously.

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We love Mexican food in this house.

 

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