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Thursday, 20 August 2015

HURRAW! Lipbalms

Hurrah for HURRAW!

Hurraw! is an all Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-free company which make delightful Lipbalms which are cold pressed & made out of Organic, Fair trade and Premium Raw Ingredients.


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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Smoky Vegan Hot Dog with fresh Guacamole

Vegan, Dairy-free, Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Yeast-free
This recipe has been inspired by one of my personal favourite Chefs/Youtubers Barry Lewis from My Virgin Kitchen on Youtube!
He cooks amazing dishes & some awesome giant food and its great that he is starting to cook more Vegan & Vegetarian dishes!
Check his youtube out here-

He Created a Vegan Hotdog, and as i love Smoky/BBQ flavours, i thought i'd give it a go, adding my own little twist in there to make it more me! 
I also use my fabulous Homemade Vegan, fresh & tangy Guacamole.


Ingredients for the Hotdog-
-240grams(1 tin) of Chickpea's
-330gram of tinned Sweetcorn
-1 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
-2 Teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
-1/2 a Teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
-1/2 a Teaspoon of Oregano
-1/2 a Lime (Zest & Juice)
-3 Tablespoons of Spelt Flour (or any Flour you can have)
-Salt & Pepper
-Hotdog Buns (I used Gluten/Wheat-free brown Chiabatta Rolls)

Finishing touches-
-Guacamole
-BBQ Sauce(Homemade or Shop bought)
-1 Large Tomato
-Fresh Leafy Salad


Lets get cooking.......


Step 1- Rinse the Chickpeas and Sweetcorn, then combine them in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2- Add into the Bowl, the Oregano, Smoked Paprika, Chilli Flakes, Lime Juice & Zest, Ground Cumin and mix well.

Step 3- With a Potato masher, mash the mixture until fully combined. You can use a Food Processor to speed up the job, if you like.

Step 4- Add the 3 Tablespoons of the Flour. Once the Flour is added, the mixture should turn thicker and should be able to hold its own shape. Also add in some Salt & Pepper to season.

Step 5- Lay a sheet of Cling film on your work surface or chopping board, and scoop up some of the mixture and lay in a line for rolling & moulding.

Step 6- Wrap the mix in the Clingfilm and roll into a Sausage shape.

Step 7- Once all of the mixture has been rolled up, pop the Sausages into the Fridge to firm up. I left mine for around 30 minutes.

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While you wait for the Sausages to firm up in the Fridge, make the delicious Guacamole!

I used the same Guacamole recipe, which is on my Mexican Cups Recipe, so click the link below and you'll magically be taken to my delicious Guacamole recipe!

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Step 8- Place a Frying pan on the hob and add in 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. The Oil will really help the Sausage cook, and become juicy and have a nice crispy edge.

Step 9- Cook for around 5 minutes, making sure to turn the Sausage regularly until its crispy and light brown in colour.

Step 10- Once you have fully cooked the Sausages, place onto a Piece of Kitchen Roll to absorb any excess Oil.

 Now its the fun part, creating the Hotdog(hot dog, hot diggedy dog)!!!


Step 11- You can crisp up your Gluten-free Roll, by placing it onto a Baking tray and popping it into the Oven for around 3-5 minutes on 160 degrees.
 If you are using Wheat Bread/Rolls, you won't need to do this. I prefer the taste & texture of the Gluten-free Chiabatta rolls warm and slightly crispy.

Step 12- Put everything together and tuck in! 


Serve on a plate with some of the delightful fresh, tangy Guacamole, a handful of leafy salad, chopped Tomatoes and a good drizzle of BBQ Sauce.
You can sprinkle on some Chia Seeds or Linseed for added Protein and texture.

Enjoy!


And were done!
I'm off to go and eat one...

If you like, give it a try yourself, and let me know how you get on :)
I hope you liked this recipe, i came up with this myself by experimenting in the kitchen with my favourite foods and flavours.
Share and follow me :)

Holly x

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

Vegan, Egg-free, Dairy-free
*NO BAKE* Simple Oreo Cookies & Cream Cheesecake with Oreo Cookies & homemade Cool Whip!

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer Vegan Nacho's

Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Yeast-free, Egg-free, Guilt-free
Mexican Nacho's with homemade Guacamole, Sour Cream and Spicy Tomato Salsa! 

Mexican Nachos are the go to snack for summer, especially for BBQ's or Outdoor Family/Friends birthdays or gatherings. I love my Mexican Food, spices & flavours....they're all oh so moorish. I love nibbling on Nacho's watching a good ol' movie.
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Ingredients-
-1 Bag of Plain Tortilla Chips (Vegan & Wheat-free)
-A few Jalapeños 
-Dairy-free Cheese (I used Cheezley Mozzarella which i got from Goodness.Direct, i'll link it below)
-Seasoning (Pinch of Salt & Pepper)
-Fresh Corriander to garnish

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Lets start off with the Sour Cream- 

How to make Vegan Sour Cream-
-1 Pack of Firm Silken Tofu ( I used a 300gram box)
-1 Teaspoon of Sweetner ( I used Agave nectar)
-2 Tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
-1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
-2 Tablespoons of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 

Step 1- Pop the Silken Tofu into a Food Processor & blend.

 Step 2- Add in all of the other ingredients and whizz up on high until smooth & creamy, add a splash of Lemon Juice to add more zingy taste (optional)

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How to make Vegan Guacamole-
-1 ripe Avocado
- 1/2 Large Tomato (Roughly Chopped)
-1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
-1 Small Garlic Clove (Crushed)
-1/2 a Red onion (Finely Chopped)
-Seasoning ( Salt & Pepper)

I used the same Guacamole recipe, which is on my Mexican Cups Recipe, so click the link below and you'll be magically taken to my delicious Guacamole recipe!





How to make Vegan Salsa-
-Handful of Small tomatoes or 1 Large Tomatoe (chopped finely)
-1 Garlic clove (finely chopped)
-1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
-1 1/2 Lime (squeezed)
-1 Tablespoon of chopped fresh Coriander
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
-1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
-Chia seeds (optional)
-Pinch of Salt & pepper

I used the same Salsa recipe, which is on my Tortilla Cup post, so click the link below and you'll be magically taken to the delicious spicy Salsa recipe!



Lets put everything together-

Step 1- On a plate, arrange your Tortilla Chips and start to pile on the delicious toppings.

Step 2- Melt your Cheese by popping it into a non-stick pan & heat gently  stirring with a wooden spoon. Watch it Melt & turn gooey) yummy
Pour over the Tortillas

Step 3- In a Pan on Medium Heat, give the Beans a quick rinse, then pour them into the Pan for 3-4 minutes, until softened.

Step 4- Build up the Nacho's by adding on the Beans, Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Seasoning, Jalapeños and Fresh Coriander Leaves.

Step 5- Serve on a platter or Plate, and enjoy this Mexican FEAST fit for a King! 


And were done!
Im off to go and eat some...


If you like, give it a try yourself, and let me know how you get on :)
I hope you liked this recipe, i came up with this myself by experimenting in the kitchen with my favourite foods and flavours.
Share and follow me :)

Holly x

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