Sunday, 27 April 2014

Vegan nuggets!

I found this recipe on DimensiĆ³n vegana, a site which I've already mentioned before where you can find tons of vegan or raw recipes easy to make ... these guys even make videos and provide you with options to improve your recipes or to substitute some of the ingredients.



Anyways ... I've just made them and thought I had to post this straight away ... because it's amazing how good this nuggets are.


Ingredients: 

  • 200g of dried Yuba (tofu skin) 
  • 1 Tsp of corn starch 
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 bread slice previously dipped in soy or another non dairy milk ... or just water to soften
  • If you need add breadcrumbs... I didn't
  • Optional: vegan cheese (second one) or buy it hihi
For the breading ... 

... First bowl:
  • 2 cups of flour 
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of chicken seasoning powder
  • 1 tsp of kala namak salt (black salt) 
... Second bowl:
  • 1 cup of soy milk 
  • 1 tsp of white wine
... Third bowl:
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs 


How to make these awesome nuggets
  1. Soak over night yuba sheets or boil them for at least 2h (what I did) 
  2. Meanwhile prepare the mixtures
  3. Drain the yuba and wait until it cools down to press it to get rid of further water
  4. Chop yuba in tiny pieces and add the milky bread, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and corn starch
  5. Form nuggets by chopping sort of squares with the vegan cheese and covering them with the yuba mixture 
  6. Place the nugget into the flour mixture, then into the milky one and then into the panko
  7. Form nuggets and heat some sunflower oil for frying
  8. Place the nuggets and when the sides get brownie turn around
  9. When done place them in a plate with kitchen paper to get rid of some of the oil
  10. Enjoy by themselves or with some ketchup or other sauces you like :D 
 

Vegan healthy mousse

There's loads of different ways you can make chocolate vegan mousses or puddings. I make mines two ways ... either mixing: 
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 Tsp of agave syrup 
  • 1 Tsp of coconut milk 
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tsp of cacao powder
  • 1 square of chocolate
  • Pinch of salt

Or with tofu instead of avocado ... about 200g of drained tofu. 



Add nuts, dry fruit or even soft cream on your mousse and enjoy anytime!!!!!!



Saturday, 26 April 2014

Soba noodles with peanut sauce


Ingredients:
  • Soba noodles
  • 1/2 onion 
  • 1 Tsp of edamame
  • 1 Tsp of peanut sauce
  • 1 Tsp of soy sauce
  • 1 carrot 
  • Some broccoli
  • 1 lime
  • Salt
  • Peanuts crushed 
  • Fresh cilantro 



Start by bring some water to boil for the noodles and broccoli. 


Peal and chop onion and carrot. Place some oil on a wok and fry onion. Then add the edamame and carrot.


When water starts to boil add the noodles and broccoli and cook for 5 minutes. Add noodles and broccoli drained, together with the peanut, soy sauce, salt and some lime juice. 


Serve with cilantro and lime


ENJOY! 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Strawberry jam


As I mentioned before ... I bough about 2kg of strawberries and don't know how to finish them! The easiest way to use them was to make a jam ... easy and something that can be used with toasts, biscuits, yogurts, etc ... although I love to spoon some peanut butter and jam ... and have them together hihi

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 kg of strawberries
  • 2 Tsp of agar agar (powder) 
  • 1 Tsp of brown sugar (you should use more if you want it very sweet ... or if your strawberries aren't that sweet) 

How to make strawberry jam
  1. Wash and drain strawberries.
  2. Put them in a large pot and heat with medium heat. Leave them for about 15-20 minutes. Covered.
  3. When they are soft add the sugar and mix.
  4. When sugar has melted, add the agar agar and whisk for 2 minutes. 
  5. Pout in a pot and leave until it cools. 
  6. Store it in the freezer. I have no idea how long it lasts for... but it's been a week and it's still good. 

Vegan stroganoff


Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 onion
  • Spinach tagliatelle 
  • 2 Tsp of rice cream
  • Spinach 
  • 50g of tofu 
  • Frozen mushrooms
  • 1 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of white wine
  • Vegan butter
  • Salt 
  • Panko 
  • Black pepper

How to make stroganoff
  1. Start by boiling some water on a pot for the pasta
  2. Peal and chop onion
  3. Drain tofu and chop
  4. Put butter on the pan and fry the onion
  5. Add tofu
  6. When tofu is brownish add spinach and then mushrooms
  7. Add white wine
  8. Lower heat and let the alcohol evaporate
  9. Add he cream, salt and black pepper
  10. Drain pasta and add to the mix
  11. Serve with some rocket leaves and some panko bread crumbs 

 







Spinach strawberries salad


Summer is coming!! 

Spain's weather is getting better and with that comes the time to start eating cold meals and loads of salads! I looked at different recipes and found this cool one with strawberries which was great because I bought about 2kg of strawberries the other day ... had to make a jam too because of that. 

This recipe is perfect for a hot day when you have noooooo time to start cooking ... or when you are back from work. 

You need spinach leaves, strawberries, poppy seeds (and any other seeds you like), balsamic vinegar, salt and olive oil (extra virgin) ... and that's it! 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Vegan cheeses

More vegan cheeses! 

First one ... is a coconut cheese made out of agar agar, coconut vinegar, coconut milk, tapioca flour and salt. I found the recipe on Olives for dinner's blog ... to be honest I didn't enjoy it too much .. I should've made again the one with coconut milk and tofu which is nicer than with coconut vinegar. 

Second one... Is a sort of gouda I found on Dimensionvegana ... I swear every recipe I make from these guys is awesome ... easy and great taste... It's not the same as eating normal cheese but serves to make a sandwich or even on a salad ... It's made out of soy milk, tapioca flour, carrageenan, 1 soy yogurt, salt and olive oil (I used half of what they are using... thought 6 Tsp of olive oil was way too much) 

Third one ... Vegan mozzarella balls from Miyoko's dairy free cheeses (the Artisan Vegan Life) ... Made out of soy yogurt, tapioca flour, carrageenan, xantham gum, nutritional yeast, salt, vegetable oil and ... I think that's about it ... It's alright ... really nice for cooking but I can't seem to make it harder! Maybe it's the gum ... but gives it a stretchy consistency :) 



I will post some recipes with these cheeses :D