Monday, 11 June 2018

Cheesy Cheddary Popcorn | ORIGINAL RECIPE


Ingredients
Free and Easy Cheese Flavour Sauce Mix
Salt
Loose Popcorn Kernels
Vegetable Oil

TIP: This recipe is made in a pot on a stove/oven.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells with Cashew Alfredo | RECIPE OF THE WEEK


This week I stumbled across this wonderful recipe
thanks to the social-media sharing by Laurent DUBET and Matt Baker. Thank You! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It looked so yummy, and the ingredients so simple and easy to get my hands on 
(seldom the case in many recipes I stumble across), I just HAD to try it for myself! ๐Ÿ˜€

Quite a while back, I came up with the idea (RECIPE OF THE WEEK) 
of trying out new recipes I find online, weekly.
But I've been very preoccupied and also having a hard time finding recipes I find interesting,
that don't contain hard-to-get ingredients.

Hopefully, this will be the first post of many, 
on my quest to vet out good recipes to share with you all! ๐Ÿ˜Š

So how did it go?

The recipe itself was very easy to follow and easy to make.
Unbeknownst to me, unsalted cashew nuts are insanely expensive ๐Ÿ˜ฎ (at least where I live)
so I made due by making half of the amount listed in the recipe.

This worked out well, and I got two filling portions for my mother and I out of it!๐Ÿ‘

Tastewise it was SOOOO GOOD!
The flavours of the cashew sauce and sweet potato stuffing, paired with the tomato sauce were on a whole new, restaurant quality level, I gotta say!

I'm giving this recipe a strong 7,5 out of 10.
Would I recommend? YES!
This is a recipe you do not want to miss out on!๐Ÿ˜‹

Do you have any suggestions to recipes I should try out for this segment?
Or did you try this recipe? Let me know your thoughts!
SLING ME A COMMENT BELOW! 

Monday, 9 April 2018

Lemon-Baked Filets | ORIGINAL RECIPE

LEMON-BAKED FILETS

Ingredients:
(feeds 3 people w/ extra helpings)

1 Lemon
ca. 300g/10.5oz Vegan Soy Filets
Lemon-pepper Spice
8 Cherry Tomatoes
150g/5.2oz Salad
Canola Oil
Aluminium Foil
8-9 Medium Sized Potatoes
 1 Boil-In-Bag Brown/Whole Grain Uncle Ben's 10min Rice
3 teaspoons of bottled Lemon Juice
Salt

Tools:
2 small/medium Boiling Pots
1 Oven Baking Tray/Bowl/Form/Casserole
1 Cutting Knife
1 Cutting Board
1 Lemon Squeezer


How To:
Peel the potatoes; start boiling.
Start boiling water for rice. Add and cook the rice according to package instructions.
Set the oven to 225C/437F.

Add a generous amount of Canola Oil in the baking form, coat the bottom and the sides in the inside.
Add the filets.

Cut the Lemon in half, and squeeze out the juice.
Pour the juice over the Filets.
Drizzle some more Canola Oil on top of the Filets too.
Add generous amounts of Spice all over the Filets, coating it.
Mix everything together thoroughly with your hands.
Then add some more spice, coating it again;
making sure every piece is spiced thoroughly.

Cut the lemon down to it's very most outer peel (should only contain bright yellow, no white).
Add the lemon-peel on top of the filets.
Wrap the baking form in Aluminium Foil, so the top is closed.

Once the oven has reached 225C/437F; place the baking form in the oven.
Let it cook for approx. 30-40 minutes.
Remove lemon-peels before eating.

Cut the salad into thin, long strips.
Cut the tomatoes into 4 boats per tomato.
Drizzle bottled Lemon Juice.
Mix it all together.

Once everything is done;
serve all together, and drizzle some Salt on the Potatoes.
BON APPร‰TIT!

Monday, 26 March 2018

Taco Taco Burrito Burrito! | ORIGINAL RECIPE


TACO TIME!

I'm a HUGE taco-lover, always have been; so of course, coming up with the ULTIMATE Taco Recipe
has been a priority of mine.
For some time actually; a lot of trial and error๐Ÿ˜‚.

I recently came up with this recipe, after a session of experimentation;
I feel it makes for a very round and savoury taco-flavour.
Even my Non-Vegan Boyfriend LOVES IT!


So, shall we get started?๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ingredients:
1 Red Onion
2-3 Large Garlic-cloves
300g/10.58oz Vegan Meat-Replacement Farse
2 bags of Santa Maria Taco-spice
Smoked Paprika spice
Nutritional Yeast
Vegetable Cooking-Oil
Salt and Pepper
Water

+
Tortilla Chips
Taco Hot Salsa Sauce
Tomatoes (chopped into small cubes)
Taco Wraps
+ and whatever toppings you may desire


How To
Chop Red Onion in two, then into thin half-moons.
Finely chop the Garlic.
Heat up a pan, add cooking oil.
Add Garlic and Onion into the pan.

Fry them in the oil on medium heat, until the onions look semi-translucent and shiny; 
make sure they don't start to colour or burn.

Drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of Smoked Paprika spice, and stir it in.
Then add ca. 2-3 teaspoons of Nutritional Yeast, and stir that in.

Fry it all on high-medium heat for a good 5 minutes; then add the Farse.
Stir it together thoroughly.
Season with sprinkles of Salt and Pepper, and stirfry for a good 5-10 minutes;
feel free to add more Smoked Paprika spice.

Now add water (ca. 3-4dl/10.14l.oz)
(enough to make it stop making that sizzling noise, when it's in the pan).
Then add 1 bag of Taco-spice, stir it in.
Then add the other and repeat.
Feel free to add a little more water as it bakes in it's own juices for a couple of minutes.

Place the Taco Wraps in aluminium foil and heat in the oven for a couple of minutes.

Spread the Salsa Sauce in a thin layer on your wrap, add farse, crush Tortilla Chip into crumbs on top, then the tomatoes, then wrap it up; and VOILร€!

BON APPร‰TIT!

TIP! 
My boyfriend likes to put his wrap in a hot pan, for a few secs, to fuse the wrap shut, 
which is very nifty!

If you're on the hunt for more Vegan Food Adventures, and can't find the perfect recipe here;

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Recipe of the Week | NEW SEGMENT!


RECIPE of the WEEK

I've been flirting with the idea of trying out a new recipe every week, for a little while now.
Like most people, I am a creature of habit; once I find something I like, I keep doing it.
And when it comes to cooking, it can get a little stale eating the same dishes over and over again.
Therefore, each week, I'm going to go on an online recipe quest for new undiscovered faves.
And the best thing is; you don't have to scour for new recipes, I'll be doing it for all of us;  I'll find new recipes; try them out, tell you what I think, and if you see one here that sounds delish, the recipes will be readily available through direct links!
I'll be your personal recipe bloodhound!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

If you have any recipe-suggestions, that you think should be tried out, and enjoyed by more people,
do leave it in a comment below!
And tell me what you think of this little recipe-adventure of mine!๐Ÿ˜Š

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Soup Week | Soup Every Dinner For A Week

I've never liked soup.
So of course, I'm doing a whole week of them. Makes sense, right?๐Ÿ˜†

Let me clarify;
Growing up; the soups I had, were all the instant powder kind.
Unsatisfying and always left me hungry.
So whenever people suggested soup for dinner, my instant inner-reaction was that of
"SACRILEGE! That's not dinner! How dare you! Are you trying to starve me to death!?"

Recently however, I had an AHA-moment.
I was sick, and my mom made me tomato-soup from scratch, and OH BOY, was it good!
And so filling!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
Safe to say, I was speechless.

After said tomato-epiffany, I went on a search-quest for more delicious soups,
which is how I got here; a week worth of soup-adventures!


Monday
Carrot Soup
This recipe turned out yummier than I had imagined.
Way more flavourful.
It had carrots, yellow paprika, yellow onion, garlic, gingerroot and chili in it.
And surprisingly; orange-juice.
RECIPE HERE
(sorry that it's in Norwegian๐Ÿ˜ฑ google translate?)


Tuesday
I didn't feel well today;
so no dinner, unfortunately. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Therefore, I'll add another day, and keep up with soups til Monday next week! ๐Ÿ˜‹


Wednesday
Onion Soup
In stead of wine, I used white wine vinegar (I'm allergic to pure white wine), which, in hindsight, should have been in waaaaay smaller portions.
Maybe only a tablespoon, not 1dl... ๐Ÿ˜‚ as the vinegary flavour took over the entire dish.
Despite this, it tasted amazing, BUT, not in huge amounts.
But as a small appetizer with sourdough-bread for dipping; definitely a winner.
If you're making it as soup though; I'd recommend 86'ing the white wine/white wine vinegar, and trying this recipe for only the onion flavours (which smelled BOMB, until I added the vinegar and fucked it all up ๐Ÿ˜†)

RECIPE HERE


Thursday
Taco Soup
This soup was SOOO GOOD!
Amazing Mexican flavours, and from scratch!
I never thought I'd be able to do that! Making taco-deliciousness from scratch! ๐Ÿ˜€
It wasn't spicy at all, and instead capsulated the chilli-flavour to perfection!๐Ÿ˜‹

RECIPE HERE


Friday
Lentil Soup
Asian cuisine is a big fave of mine, and this soup did not dissapoint.
Especially good with the vegan filets I used in them.
(I gently stir-fried them for a couple of minutes, before adding to the soup)

RECIPE HERE


Saturday
The soup from yesterday lasted until today, and I was too strapped for time to make another;
before I was to go to a 90's Party๐Ÿ˜€
Here's a picture:๐Ÿ˜ƒ
It was a lot of fun๐Ÿ˜
(ESPECIALLY drawing on ALARMING eyebrows with my eyeliner๐Ÿ˜‚)



Sunday
Veggie Soup
I was so hungry when I ate this, so even though the flavour was not the greatest,
it did, however, fill the tum.
Very bland and overpoweringly kohlrabi/leek'ey.
Would not make again.

RECIPE HERE


Monday
Sweet Potato Soup
OMG, this soup is YUMMY!
The gingerroot, garlic, chilli and pomegranate come together in a flavour-explosion of the mouth!
The coconut milk makes it creamy, but keeps from tasting too coconutty
(not a fan of raw coconut flavour myself)
SOOOOO GOOD!
MUST MAKE AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN!!

RECIPE HERE




Tuesday
Minestrone Soup
I had never had Minestrone Soup before, and I was a bit apprehensive about it maybe turning out bland, flacour-wise. I was pleasantly surprised. It's not a new fave, but it was okay.

RECIPE HERE

Soups ranked by how much I liked them:
1. Sweet Potato Soup
2. Carrot Soup
3. Taco Soup
4. Onion Soup
5. Lentil Soup
6. Minestrone Soup
7. Veggie Soup

To anyone planning to have their own soup-week, I'd recommend making sure to get some bread in there as well. Not necessarily with the soups for dinner, but definitely overall.
Just to make sure your body gets something a bit "meatier" than only liquids during the week.


Did YOU try any of the recipes?
How was it?
Or maybe you got some recipes I should try?
SLING ME A COMMENT BELOW!๐Ÿ˜Š

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Five Meals

Week Five Meals

Last week of VEGANUARY was plagued illness,
me getting overly OBSESSED with crap reality tv-shows, to pass the time;
and then forcing my sweet boyfriend to read through my "wow, you're way too into this show"
play-by-play of each crappy episode๐Ÿ˜‚

Monday
My momma, the saint that she is, took off work today; to take care of my sick self. ๐Ÿ’“
In the evening, when I was finally up for some more heavy duty, dinner'y food;
she made me Tomato Soup, from, scratch! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Find the Recipe here!

Tuesday
The wonderful recipe mentioned above, feeds many meals,
and was still the bomb.com the day after๐Ÿ’“

Wednesday
Still sick, and not up to doing long prep-stints in the kitchen;
I decided to try my hand at that smashing Tomato Soup recipe.
Turns out, momma did it better.
How did she do it???

(to be fair, I did overboil mine, so that MIGHT be the killer ๐Ÿ˜‚)
But I'm sure all the lovin' she put into it, had something to do with it too.๐Ÿ’“


How was your January?
Did you take part in VEGANUARY?๐Ÿ˜
If you liked my posts, do let me know! ๐Ÿ˜Š

It's NEVER TOO LATE to sign up, try vegan, and GET A FREE COOKBOOK!
VEGANUARY is an ALL-YEAR-ROUND challenge! 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Four Meals

Week Four Meals

Monday
Another day, another Pesto Toast... or five. ๐Ÿ˜†
I'll have to confess that I'm really bad at feeding myself actual dinner, when I don't have company.๐Ÿ˜‡

Tuesday
Today, my boyfriend made me the most delicious noodle-wok.
With carrots, broccoli, brown and white mushrooms, squash, garlic, and gingerroot.
Seasoned with salt, pepper, sriracha, and soy sauce.
So many mushrooms, so mouthwatering!๐Ÿ˜‹

Wednesday
Today I decided to experiment with Anthony Mullally's Red Thai Curry recipe,
from the official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook.
Instead of red curry-paste, I wanted to see what the dish would taste like with green curry-paste.
Boyfriend loved it ๐Ÿ’“

Thursday
Lucky me, I got sick today. Yaaay *sarcasm* ๐Ÿ˜ž
I stayed all day in bed. Ate like a scavenger, with whatever I could snack on; nuts, pesto toast, potato chips; literally the only source of nourishment today.๐Ÿ˜†

Friday
My mom made me dinner today.
Veganburger, peas and chips.๐Ÿ’“

Saturday
A friend and I (Judge Judy would be so proud, I use the correct term xD)
had a snoozearoo at my place tonight.
So I decided to make my Kebab Recipe! ^^
It was a hit!๐Ÿ˜ƒ
"The Other Guys", Kebab and Snacks = Epic Snoozearoo Material!๐Ÿ˜
(just to be clear, I'm talking sleepovers; but snoozearoo sounds WAY more fun! ^^)

Sunday
What do you eat, when you're vegan and sick with a throat infection?
(been sick since Thursday; and whilst I thought it was time to call it quits on the whole thing, the sickness disagreed and decided it was time to take it up a notch... or ten.๐Ÿ˜ฑ)
An ER-visit later; fruity baby-food, chocolate-dessert, and Pepsi are my now my newly appointed BFF's until further notice.

Also drugs; prescribed, morphineated, wonderous drugs ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

How was YOUR WEEK?
Eat anything yummy? ๐Ÿ˜‹

Sunday, 21 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Three Meals


Week Three Meals

Another week of Vegan deliciousness in my life๐Ÿ’“
Have you signed up for VEGANUARY?
(and gotten the FREE COOKBOOK?๐Ÿ˜€)


Monday
Today was such a delight;
my mom came home for dinner, and I got to cook for her. ^^
I made my own take on a Seekh Spiced Kebab;
paired with fried coriander, chili, gingerroot, garlic, turmeric, and cumin spiced rice and veggies.
I've fallen in love with a new brand of Vegan Filets, that are tha bomb in recipes like this;
SO GOOD! ^^

Tuesday
Today, my boyfriend and I, decided to get cracking
on another recipe from the Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook;
Thai Red Curry
by football-player Anthony Mullally.
It was very yummy.
Not spicy, and just the right amount of flavour.

Wednesday
Leftover Bonanza! :D
Yesterday's recipe was big enough in amount, that it lasted for two dinners,
over two days, for two grown people.

Thursday
Typical lazy day. Too tired to cook = Pesto Toast, times every meal of the day xD
Which is okay by me.
I LOVE me my Pesto Toast and Orange Juice Dream-Team! ^^
(pic from last week :)

Friday
Tonight, I went to a birthday party.
Before I started drinking, my boyfriend made us a Brother's Green inspired curry.
It's something he makes often; it's easy, quick, and mouthwateringly savoury.
(yes, I am hella' aware how lucky I am to have a boyfriend who cooks me amazing food ^^ ๐Ÿ’“)

Saturday & Sunday
The weekend is often a time of involuntary rest for me.
Whether I want to or not, I need to recuperate after the week, often in nap-form.
(and when I say naps, I mean alarmingly long regular snoozes, and midday siestas for no reason xD)
I often plan on making all kinds of elaborate, amazeballs meals for me, my family, and friends on weekends; Only to be harshly reminded of having zero energy after a busy week.
Typical huh?

I feel like this week has been a little disappointing variety meal-wise.
Sorry about that. Hope it was still a compelling read.๐Ÿ’“
For the upcoming week, I want to make more versatile meals that I haven't tried before.
I just got myself a new cookbook
The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Toni Okamoto!๐Ÿ˜€
Can't wait to get cracking on all its deliciousness! ^^

How was YOUR week?
Did you eat anything yum-tastic? ^^
Tell me about it!๐Ÿ˜

COMMENT BELOW!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week Two Meals

Week Two Meals

Monday
Today I did another Chinese style wok.
Although the picture if from another day, of the same dish; as I forgot to take one x)

Tuesday
Today, my Boyfriend and I, decided to try out another Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook recipe;
Lebanese Tabbouleh.
It was quite the flavour-bomb.
This recipe was thumbed up, in the cookbook, by actor Joaquin Phoenix.

and since Tabbouleh, on it's lonesome, is more a snack;
we also made a mouthwatering Indian Curry around dinnertime ^^
Which we coupled with watching the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" <3

Wednesday
Leftovers and Pesto covered Toast day.

Thursday
My wonderful boyfriend made me the best fried rice I have ever tasted! <3
Like, restaurant quality. Blew my mind.
Cherry tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli, and a shit ton of mushrooms, paired with spiced up rice.
SO GOOD.

Friday
I ran out of veggies, and groceries overall today, so pesto toast was a lifesaver.

Saturday
Today was a leftover-day.
The curry-sauce my boyfriend made on Thursday, some Vegan "Meat"-balls and rice,
made my tummy feel full and nice.
(it was actually hella bland, but what can you do;
we were still out of almost everything grocery-wise xD)

Sunday
Today my mom decided to make something we Norwegians like to call
Pytt i Panne = "Put it in a pan"
Which is basically just whatever you have on hand, fried together in a pan.
Perfect for doing some magic with leftovers.
Potatoes fried with onions.
Onion-licious!
(Yes, my breath stinks so bad xD)

Are you trying vegan this month? :D
Know any yummy recipes I should try?

COMMENT BELOW! ^^

Monday, 8 January 2018

VEGANUARY | Week One Meals

Week One Meals

Monday
As it was just New Years Eve;
leftovers were on the menu.
You won't see me complaining though.
Oven-baked garlic carrots, broccoli, potatoes, and mushrooms,
paired with kohlrabi-/potato-mash and red wine sauce
was still the bomb.com a day later ^^

Tuesday
I opted to do a Chinese style wok
filled with carrots, broccoli, squash, shallots, garlic, and gingerroot.
Courtesy of my childhood bowl here, that I've had for 25 years, and still going strong! ^^

Wednesday
I didn't make dinner today.
In an attempt to get my sleep-rhythm back into reasonable hours after the holidays;
Wednesday was spent sleeping myself back on track
(after a failed attempt at skipping a night's sleep to achieve the wanted results xD )

Thursday
My Boyfriend used to work as a chef, and is therefore a very good cook.
(yup, I am fully aware how lucky I am ^^)
He taught me a BOMB noodle-wok recipe, that takes a matter of minutes, fills the tummy, and leaves my tastebuds mouth-wateringly satisfied.
My favourite veggies in woks are carrots, broccoli, squash, and mushrooms;
and this recipe's got them all! ^^

Friday
My boyfriend came home after the holidays today,
and I was WAAAY TOO EXCITED
to manage much in the cooking department xD

Saturday
I tried out one of the Official Veganuary Recipes,
that I got in the Digital Celebrity Cookbook when signing up;
The Potato and Spinach Curry, by none other than world famous cricketer Jason Gillespie!
It was quite good; much milder than I had anticipated; with it having 1 whole red pepper in it.
Very mild actually; hardly spicy at all.
Would recommend! ^^

Sunday
I decided to get creative, and make up a recipe in my mind;
with vegan filets, I made Kebab-"meat"
pairing it with fried, spiced brown rice. (also salad).
It turned out so good, I can't wait to repeat it! ^^

So far, Veganuary is off to a great start!
Even though I'm already vegan, the fact that I have to insta the food for good food-pics;
it makes me waay more likely to try out new and exciting recipes! xD

How was your week one of Vegan Foodiness? :D
Sling me a comment! ^^

Monday, 1 January 2018

TRY VEGAN THIS JANUARY!


I am SO EXCITED!
This January, there's a really cool thing happening.
For Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat/Dairy Eaters alike!

There's a charity called Veganuary
that is hosting a fun challenge, to try out vegan food for the month of January.
When you sign up, you'll get a digital copy, of the 32 page Celebrity Vegan Cookbook, to inspire you.

It's totally free to join the challenge.
You do so by taking the pledge.

What is the pledge?
When you take the pledge, you make a symbolic commitment that you will try your best to lessen animal-suffering, by trying out vegan alternatives during the month of January.
PLEDGE might sound more daunting than it is.
You just plot in your email, and info about what you usually eat, and why you're taking the pledge, and you're all set.

You can choose to give feedback on how your experience of Veganuary is going;
(which I totally chose, sounds like so much fun; I'm a note-keeping-oholic xD)
But it's totally up to you.

My boyfriend skeptically worried taking the pledge would be
"a big ordeal"
(it wasn't xD)
and is living vicariously, and access to the fab digital cookbook through me.

I can assure you, it's not a big ordeal, but if taking the pledge is not for you
and if you don't have someone to mooch the cookbook off of;
The charity's website has ALL the info you need to try vegan this January;


Are you taking the pledge?
What're your reasons why/why not?
Comment below! ^^

Feel free to SHARE this FAB NEWS with everyone you know!
So more and more people can JOIN THE FUN! ^^

Pictures courtesy of Veganuary.com