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.

 


Steamed Yo Sushi Style Buns

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Steamed “yo sushi” Style Buns

Delicious steamed Japanese buns filled with stir fried garlic cabbage, cabbage, green pepper and sweet chilli sauce.  These are super easy to make.

Ingredients

Sliced cabbage

Sliced Green Pepper

1 x sliced garlic clove

chopped mushrooms

soy sauce

sweet chilli sauce

Instructions

Cook the sliced cabbage, garlic and sliced green pepper with  little soy sauce.  Steam the buns a bamboo steamed on top of a pan of water.  Fill the Cooke shuns with the filling and top with sweet chilli sauce or other sauce of choice.

To see a video of this please check out my video on YouTube at the link 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!  😎


Tropical Green Smoothie

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Tropical green smoothie with spirulina and tumeric.

Tropical green smoothie recipe

Half a pineapple chopped

1 whole young coconut 🌴 including the water and the coconut meat

Top up with bottled coconut water – (not from concentrate)

2 tsp of spirulina

2inch piece of tumeric

This recipe is good for three small smoothies and two large ones i.e. a family of five!

 



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! 😎

 


Matcha & Chai Seed Power Milk


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Matcha power morning milk drink!

If you want something powerful to replace the morning coffee this it! 😊

Click on the image for more details of the matcha I have used, there are many brands.Check out the matcha stats below…an amazing nutritious drink to have first thing…
FINEST ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA | Japanese matcha tea | Finest vibrant green powder | Super Premium Ceremonial Grade | Organic | Natural & Vegan | Tea Masters choice.

I started on 1/2 a tsp as I have not used it in a while and will work myself up to 1 heaped teaspoon, I would recommend starting small, maybe even 1/4 tsp as you don’t want to overdose on the detoxifying qualities of certain super foods.

So I blended 1/2tsp of matcha powder into a blender of almond milk and two tbsp of chia seeds…you can also just blend the matcha with the milk and skip the seeds but I needed a little extra energy in my morning drink and I was out of everything else.   You could also add a couple of extra dates for sweetness if you don’t like the strong green tea taste!

I swear I always feel a boost in my energy after a matcha drink, there’s something amazing about this super food and I hope to post a few more matcha recipes in the future.  Be careful to purchase a high quality blend though, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to match, Ive done a little research and the best one I have used was a ‘Tea pigs’ one and you can check it out by clicking the tea pigs image below for that but the one I have in the picture is by kineta, it’s the first time I’ve used this particular brand but I’ve felt the energy results from taking it.


Pomegranate Christmas dessert

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Pomegranate and Banana Christmas pudding.

A quick pudding I put together for a Christmas meal.  The base is made of hazelnuts and coconut oil and the topping is quite simply pomegranates and bananas and a quick drizzle of agave syrup.

The ingredients are as follows:

2 x pomegranates

1 x banana

1 small bag of hazelnuts (about 100g)

coconut oil

Start by blending the hazelnuts into a fine powder in the blender (you will need a vitamix or equally powerful blender as the picture below).  Then add coconut oil in tbsp until you get a dough like consistency, adding in some agave to sweeten and help blend.  Use the vitamix plunger to get the mixture moving throughout the blender.  Remove the dough and press into the desired tin, top with the pomegranate seeds and the bananas and drizzle with the agave syrup.

You will only need small slices as it is very nutritious and very filling.  I like to drizzle some oat or soya cream over the top.  If your not sure where to purchase that check out Tesco or click the image below.


Hazelnut wheatgrass smoothie

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Hazelnut and wheatgrass smoothie!  A quick warm winter smoothie before we head out for the day!  Wheatgrass has some amazing benefits and although I have a huge sack of wheatgrass seeds in the kitchen I haven’t successfully grown any yet so I use a powder in my smoothies for now.  The ingredients are below and if your not sure where to get the wheatgrass click on the image below.
I should add that you will need a powerful blender for this one like the vitamix to blend the nuts without destroying the motor, Love and peace ✌️

a handful of hazelnuts (use hazelnut milk if you don’t have a powerful blender)

1 heaped tbsp of wheatgrass

1/2 stick of cinnamon (optional but good for the winter)

2 bananas

water or coconut water to blend

Blend and serve, this makes enough for two! ❤️


Goji berry winter smoothie – youtube

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A quick film in -9 conditions of me in my garden with my warm goji berry smoothie.  The ingredients for the smoothie are below the video.

Goji berry smoothie ingredients –

2 x bananas 🍌

1 tbsp of lucuma powder

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp walnuts

1 Handful of goji berrys

orange juice/water or almond milk

Blend the lot together with the desired liquids and serve warm (to serve warm keep the blender running for 3-5mins on high, I use a vitamix, link below)

If you can’t find goji berries click on the image below to take you to amazon where you can buy them in bulk and not pay the high supermarket prices.

Below are some links to  the health benefits of some of the ingredients.

https://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-lucuma/