cooking vegan meals

cooking vegan ingredients

cooking vegan ingredients

Cooking vegan meals is not complicated, it’s super healthy and every vegan meal you eat makes a positive contribution to our environment. There are many food trends and diets that continue to pop-up and sometimes they can be confusing. But I see it as a great way to explore what fits best with your lifestyle. I am a HUGE fan of choices. Having the ability to chose between different diets and food styling trends allows for a solid creativity flow.

 

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curry spices

curry spices

curry spices

Curry spices are so much fun to experiment with and the colours are simply beautiful. During the autumn season curries are so comforting. Living in Vancouver curries are a must during the autumn and winter season. Now in Köln, I feel like I have been doing the same – perhaps the rain has something to do with it or perhaps I am the biggest curry fan!

In Indian cooking, these top spices are often key to curry making:

turmeric 
cumin
chilli peppers
cinnamon
paprika
cardamom seeds
fresh ginger

Experimenting with curries and making basmati rice I have learned a few key secrets!

 

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vegan gluten-free veggie fritters

These vegan and gluten-free veggie fritters are DELICIOUS and the side parsley mint sauce really takes it to the next level! This recipe always brings a smile to my face and it’s so easy to make and tastes amazing. You can make these any time of the year and they also make the best party snack or dinner. You also experiment by using whatever leftover veggies you happen to have in your fridge – the options are endless…

Part of recharging for me is cooking dishes I learned making when I was young with my grandmother in her kitchen. Cooking this recipes grounds me, comforts me and let’s me know that no matter what everything will be ok.

I had to slightly amend my grandma’s recipe to make is gluten free and vegan but it still tastes the same to me!

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sweet & sour vegan Korean beef

This sweet & sour vegan Korean beef dish is literary mouth watering.

sweet & sour vegan Korean beef

Sweet & sour vegan Korean beef is so easy to make, you literary need one pan !! This was inspired by Erin Ireland for recipe you can check out Lord Byron’s website for a full list of ingredients and cooking details.

 

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dehydrating veggies makes a fun vegan snack

Dehydrating veggies makes a fun vegan snack!! You can experiment with your favourite ones, such as tomato, zucchini, eggplant etc. I started doing this because I wanted a super intense tomatoey flavour for one of my courses. I also wanted a crunchy almost chip-like texture so I experimented until I came up with the perfect process! The process consists of three steps but they are important to achieving that perfect crunchy and yummy flavour:

 

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smoothie

monday vegan green smoothie

monday vegan green smoothie recipe:   banana 2 tbsp hemphearts 1 mango 2 cup kale half a cucumber juice of 1/2 lime fresh ginger (as much as you can possibly handle!) 1/2 cup of cilantro 2-3 tbsp of almond butter 1/2 tbsp of matcha 1 tsp moringa 1.5 cups of coconut water (you can also … Keep reading 

aloha

I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging but recently I was reminded how important it is for me to share and keep up regular posts. I guess part of the reason is lack of routine – or maybe that’s just an excuse. I was recently talking to a dear friend and I asked how do I get back into it, and she simply said, “write about your most recent wow moment”. Continue reading

“…flowers in her hair”

San Francisco, I won’t lie, has a lot of similarities to Vancouver, but somehow as I continue to explore this wonderful city, something is missing. Something rooted in the essence of self human satisfaction – like when you cook dinner for your close friends and you look over at them cutting into their tomato and watch their eyes hone in on their next bite. Their mouth movements say a lot about your meal, and I for one find it satisfying to watch my dinner guests explore their food – for me that’s what I call “self human satisfaction”. Self human satisfaction can also manifest and express itself in many different forms or not, take for example… Continue reading

matcha !!!

My personal preference to coffee has changed significantly since I have met my matcha friend! I have stopped drinking coffee for over two months now and I am not going back.

I feel fantastic, alert and most importantly matcha is a super food powder. You can literally do anything with the tea powder: make tea (the traditional Japanese use), ice cream, cake, smoothies, lattes, cookies, or martinis (less healthy but hey, better than other syrupy options…) Continue reading