Showing posts from February, 2024

Parsnip And Almond Soup

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 26th of February 2024 Great for a winter's day because of its spicy warmth.  This soup has a sweet taste with the warmth from the cumin coming through with a hint of parsnip at the end.  

Tropical Overnight Oats

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 19th of February 2024 I love overnight oats because they are so easy to make, yet so tasty!  You just put most of it in a jar with vegan milk and leave it overnight.  I guess that is why it's called overnight oats.  There are lots of versions and this is the tropical fruit one. Enjoy! Notes I tried adding the banana chips earlier and leaving it overnight, but they lost a lot of flavour.  It was the same for the papaya and pineapple pieces. You can use any vegan milk, but the coconut milk alternative works best.  This is not the coconut milk you get in a can.  Providing you are not intolerant to wheat or have a wheat allergy, you can add a tbsp of wheat bran. Although oats are gluten free, they can be easily contaminated when packaged on factories. Ingredients Rolled oats x 40 g Coconut milk alternative x 200 ml Chia seeds x 1 tsp Flaxseed x 1 tsp A few banana chips  Sultanas x 1 tbsp Papaya and pineapple pieces x 1 tbsp Desiccated coconut x 1.5 tb

Vegan Tuna Mayo: Jackfruit Version

By McDonald, T.   |  Date 12th of February 2024 I used to like tuna mayonnaise, so when it came time to try out so vegan alternatives, I was mighty pleased.  I have tried this recipe before with chickpeas ( chickpea tuna mayo ) and it turned out much better than I expected.  This time I plan to use jackfruit and make it a lot more friendly for IBS or anyone trying a FODMAP diet for a sensitive gut.  Although I was a little disappointed with the colour of the dish, the chives made an excellent swap for the onion and it tasted great.  It did look more like crab than tuna though. This could have been down to the brand of jackfruit I was using. Finished product lack colour. Notes The original recipe used spring onions, which are high FODMAP unless I just used the green bits, but that just seemed like a waste.  With this in mind, I searched for an alternative to onion and found chives. White wine vinegar is low FODMAP, but other types like cider vinegar are not. Serves – 4 Time, 10 minutes

Stuffed Peppers

Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 5th of February 2024 I found this dish in an old vegetarian cookbook and saw it would be easy to veganise.  I also added the vegan sausage, quinoa, and white pepper to liven it up a bit.  I was keen to try this one out after sprucing it up and discovered that it was much better than I could have ever imagined.