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Tahini Beans Stew

Tahini Beans Stew

Serves 2| Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 5-10 mins | Total time: 15 mins Ingredients: 2 cans of cannellini beans ~ 3.5 cups 2 tbsp tahini 1 cup crushed tomatoes  2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1.5 tsp cayenne 1 tsp chili powder 1 […]

Chickpea Quinoa Patties

Chickpea Quinoa Patties

Serves 15-20 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 25-30 minutes | Total time: 35 mins Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 can of cooked chickpeas (~2 cups) 6 finely chopped scallions 2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped 8 medjool dates, chopped 2 cloves of […]

BBQ Tempeh Pineapple Pizza with Cashew Cream Sauce

BBQ Tempeh Pineapple Pizza with Cashew Cream Sauce

Serves 2 | Prep time: 25 mins | Cook time: 25minutes | Total time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

For the pizza:
7.5 0z tempeh
2/3 cup pineapple, cut in cubes
1/3 cup bbq sauce
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 medium size pizza crust, prebaked
1/4 cup onion slices(optional)
1 tbsp chopped cilantro(optional)

For the cashew cream sauce:
1/4 cup cashew butter
1 tbsp tahini
5 tbsp water
2 tbsp garlic powder
Healthy pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Add the onion slices to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp water and stir gently. Let the onions cook, stir them every 5 minutes. Add a little water every few minutes and let it caramelize for 20-30 minutes (You can skip this step, but the caramelized onions make a big difference)
  3. In the meantime, crumble the tempeh block into small pieces. Add it to a different skillet and cook it for 3-5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Now add the pineapple cubes. Leave 2 tbsp of bbq sauce for the crust. Add the rest to the tempeh and pineapple mixture.
  4. Place the pizza crust on the baking sheet and spread 2 tbsp of bbq sauce on it. Now add the caramelized onions and top it off with the tempeh pineapple mixture.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and broil for 2 minutes on low heat.
  6. In the meantime, blend all the ingredients of the cashew cream sauce in a lender until you reach a smooth and creamy texture.
  7. Remove from the oven and top it with red onion slices and chopped cilantro(optional)
  8. Drizzle the cashew cream sauce on top and serve!
Spicy beans and Collards stew

Spicy beans and Collards stew

Serves: 2 | Prep time: 5 mins | cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 25 mins Ingredients: 1 cup cooked beans (I used sprouted mung beans) 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces 6 large collard leaves sliced 4 cups water 1 […]

Lentil and Sweet Potato Falafels

Lentil and Sweet Potato Falafels

Serves: 16 falafels Ingredients: 1 cup lentils, cooked 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and cut into pieces 1/2 cup chickpea flour or another flour of your choice 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped salt and pepper 1 tsp oregano (optional) […]

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

This is a savory snack that can be paired with carrots or celery sticks. It’s a fun twist on the usual hummus. It’s garlicky, spicy, very high in protein and completely oil free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt(optional)

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor
  2. Blend until it’s smooth
  3. Enjoy with celery sticks, carrots or baked pita chips
Red Lentil Curry | Oil Free

Red Lentil Curry | Oil Free

Ingredients:  1 cup(192 g) dry red lentils,  rinsed and drained 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp minced ginger 1/2 cup carrots, diced 2 tbsp red curry paste(or 3 tbsp curry powder) 6 tbsp tomato paste 1 medium tomato, diced 3 cups of water A pinch of […]

Oil-free Pistachio Basil Pesto

Oil-free Pistachio Basil Pesto

This is my new favorite pesto recipe . It has pistachios which makes it unique and it is also completely oil free which makes it very light. However it is still very creamy because of the avocado and pistachios. I served it with raw zucchini […]

Raw chocolate brownie cake

Raw chocolate brownie cake

Ingredients:

Brownie cake:

  • 20 madjool dates
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanila powder
  • Pinch of salt

Ganache frosting:

  • 8 dates
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1.5 tbsp of coconut oil

optional:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Method:

  1. Place the dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain.
  2. Add the ground walnuts, almonds, cacao powder, vanilla powder and a pinch of salt. Process again until it turns to a sticky dough
  3. If the mixture does not hold together, simply add more dates
  4. Add the mixture into a greased parchment lined cake pan(9″ cake pan works perfectly). Press the mixture down with hands to make it flat and evenly distributed
  5. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes
  6. For the ganache: Place the dates to the food processor until it looks very sticky and smooth
  7. Add the cacao powder and coconut oil and process again.
  8. Take the cake pan out of the fridge and add the ganache on top. Distribute it evenly and make sure it looks perfectly flat.
  9. Place the pan back to the fridge for an hour
  10. Add some strawberries and coconut flakes on top before you serve(optional)
Ramen Noodles Stir Fry

Ramen Noodles Stir Fry

Serves 2 Ingredients: 140g brown rice ramen noodles 2 cups of green peas 1 cup of diced (shiitake) mushrooms 2 gloved of garlic 2 tsp minced ginger 4 tbsp of tamari(or regular soy sauce) 2 tsp of maple syrup 1tsp olive oil Salt and pepper […]


Favorite of the Month

Tahini Beans Stew

Tahini Beans Stew

Serves 2| Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 5-10 mins | Total time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of cannellini beans ~ 3.5 cups
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  •  2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1.5 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Healthy pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Rinse and drain the canned beans and place them in a frying pan.
  2. Now add cayenne pepper, chili powder, crushed garlic and a  healthy pinch of salt. Sautée the beans for 3-4 minutes. Add tiny bits of water if needed.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes  and tahini. Combine all the ingredients together until everything is well coated and warm.
  4.  Serve with rice or veggies