Happy weekend pals! Those from the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Spring sunshine (and not suffering from the much-dreaded hay fever like I have randomly started!). I’ve been craving some muesli bar-like snacks for awhile and came up with this recipe using organic puffed quinoa that I found at my local health food store.
In this day and age, technology surrounds us and amongst all the social media platforms, it was simply too much to keep up with. To be honest, I arrived at a standstill recently when it came to social media. You may or may not have noticed that my food-focused Instagram account @momentsofdi_ is no longer active. It was a difficult decision to make however I know it was the right thing to do.
Not a day goes by without a dose of my beloved matcha, usually as a soy matcha latte. When my love for matcha, chocolate and cookies combine, it results in these delicious cookies. These have the perfect combination with a subtle hint of matcha powder and melty [vegan] chocolate chips.
I must admit that it has beens years since I attempted making shortcrust pastry. Well before my plant-based lifestyle in fact. I decided to create a pastry using wholemeal spelt flour and coconut oil and it turned out flakey and crispy just like I intended! The filling for this tart was a creamy chickpea base filled with wholesome organic English spinach leaves and topped with macadamia “feta” and sweet roasted beets.
Apologies for the lack of posts lately- the ups and downs of life had their role to play.
I bought some fancy quality cannelloni pasta shells awhile ago and instead of making the usual spinach and “ricotta” dish, I decided to do a spicy pinto bean sauce as well as an oatmilk bechamel. All dairy-free, seed-free and soy-free (not that there is anything wrong with them).
I’m not going to hide the fact that I am a chronic snacker. I’m also not going to hide the fact that considering it’s currently just my husband and I at home, we go through a lot of food including the mostly-healthy snacks I bake and create. These chocolate, blueberry and oat cookies are delightful raw or baked!
If there is one thing I miss since transitioning to a plantbased lifestyle, it is eggs. I used to justify the consumption of eggs as ok if they were “organic and free-range” however my more ethical and vegan-educated mind now knows that eggs are still eggs. I used to always make a large tray of frittatas or quiches up to last a few days for lunches and now I can make eggless versions thanks to the existence of chickpea aka besan flour.