Vegan Soup Dumplings

Tender, porcini mushroom filling. Rich in oyster and black bean-gelatin soup; All assembled together in a paper-thin dough pleated into pretty little gems. I don’t know whats better the broth, or the buttery moist thin dough or the porcini filling. I want to thank Bon Appetit  for inspiring me to this shanghai soup dumpling; as…

Pili Pili Sauce

Hot sauce or chilli sauce enhances the flavour of savoury meals and some beverages and coming from an African background some heat is always welcomed. Fortunately, chilis contain plenty of health benefits. Capsaicin being the main active ingredient found in chilis aid the body in plentiful ways these include, antioxidants such as vitamin c, it also…

One pot spaghetti

Healthy, one pot inspired by Martha Stewart vegan spaghetti with mushrooms cherry tomatoes. Easy, customizable and super delicious. But it’s also easy to get it wrong. Fortunately here’s how you can to do it right. Author: Oganikku Pantry (Tawfiq) Ingredients: 12 ounces dry spaghetti 100g small cherry tomatoes, halves 2 cups button mushrooms, sliced 3 cloves garlic,…

3 winter jar salads

Salad jars make it portable and portion control, besides who knew salads looked, even more, appetising stacked? Jars no longer have to be strictly for preserving jams or pickling. recently they are being utilised for storing oils such as coconut and cold-pressed drinks, smoothies, yoghurt and granola, and salads. These jars are high in protein and vitamins,…

Cucumber – Cilantro Juice

Start your day and stimulate your palate with this refreshing and  hydrating, vitamins-packed juice. Ingredients: 5 English cucumbers, washed and dried 2 cup of cilantro, washed and dried 1 cup of spinach, washed and dried 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp maple syrup Directions: Press all ingredients through a juice extractor. Add the maple syrup….

Passion fruit tofu cheesecake

Sweet-tart passion fruit jam is the perfect combination of a classic creamy “vegan” cheesecake. I made this recipe on my sweet tooth cravings episodes. For the Cheesecake 500g firm tofu (drained) 3 tbsp passion fruit 1 cup confession sugar 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. vanilla extract For the crust 400g of vegan gram cracker…

Simple 5-minute hot chocolate

Here’s a simple hot chocolate recipe, packed with antioxidants that will boost your endorphins, dramatically enhancing your mood.  it is – my go-to homemade hot chocolate that you can easily make at home and all you need are a few ingredients and some chocolate craving. (let’s be real) What better way to enjoy a cup…

6 bowl smoothies that will blow your mind

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vegan apple pie

Caramelized apple pie (Vegan) Simple and easy vegan apple pie. It’s apple season, tons of apples, what better way than to make a vegan salted caramel apple pie ( gluten-free) WATCH VIDEO Ingredients: 100g gluten-free flour 2 green sour apples ( increase quantity depending on serving) 1 tbsp cinnamon powder 2 cinnamon sticks 1/8 cardamom…

3 floral lemonade, to die for

Enjoy these refreshing floral and herbal iced teas, with a light yet addicting flavor teas packed with vitamins and always great to have during the summer to stay hydrated. Rose Lemonade Ingredients Rose Syrup 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups filtered water 1/2 cup dried edible roses (rose tea bags) Rose Lemonade 2…

Vegan mushroom risotto

An easy, healthy comfort food, this risotto got a smooth and creamy texture and full of umami from the truffle and porcini and the nutritional yeast adds the cheese like flavour and 100% vegan Ingredients: 1 tbsp truffle oil or olive oil 1 shallot (or ½ white onion), diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 100g / 1 cup…

Baba Ghanoush ( Eggplant)

  Enjoy the smoky and grilled aroma of this delicious creamy version of baba ghanoush, a Medditerrain dip and spread. Author: Oganikku Pantry (Tawfiq) Recipe type: Dip or spread  Ingredients: 1 medium or 3/4 of a large eggplant 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely minced 1 lemon, juiced 1 Tbsp tahini (optional) sea salt  2 Tbsp fresh…