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Vegan Spanakorizo

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 10th of July 2023    If you want a very simple side dish or even dinner, this is so easy and quick! I love this dish because it is tasty and goes well with a lot of things.  You have two options: use white rice or cauliflower rice.  I hope you chose the cauliflower rice option because it is so good!

Plastic Free Vegan Deodorants

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 3rd of July 2023    Here is a short list of some interesting deodorants that are cruelty-free and vegan.  Although these products are not gender-specific, you might like to know that i am a man and do a lot of manual activities that obviously make me sweat a lot.  All were good, but some were fantastic!

Mediterranean Lemon Couscous

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 26th of June 2023 If you need something zingy and refreshing, this is a must.  This dish can be eaten on its own, but is usually served with veg or mock meat including tofu.  It has a sweet and powerful flavour that excites the taste buds. Easy and quick to prepare. Serves 1 Time 5- 8 minute Ingredients Couscous x 60 g Dried dates x 2 or 3 Dried apricot x 2 or 3 Sultanas x 1 tbsp Red onion x 20 g Red bell pepper x 20 g Peas x 20 g Balsamic vinegar x 1 tsp Juice of 1/2 lemon   Zest of one lemon Salt to taste Method Prepare the couscous as directed from the packet. Add the saltus and peas to the couscous. Chop the remaining dried fruit into small pieces and add to the couscous. Finely chop the remaining veg and add to the couscous.  Add the lemon juice and zest, balsamic vinegar and salt.  Mix until evenly combined.    Serve with salad or aubergine steaks.  I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on

Vegan Lahmacun

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date ?th of ? 2022 This is so easy. It is vegan much like a pizza, but on flat bread.  Unlike pizza, which has many variations of toppings, lahmacun has one type of topping, which is like bolognaise sauce. Although some people use the oven method, I think that makes it too much like a pizza, so I prefer to stovetop method to keep it a little more different. Notes  You can wrap it up like a burrito or cut it into slices like a pizza. For that little extra, add a couple of teaspoons of vegan red pesto to the sauce.   Makes 1 lahmacun Time 15 – 20 minutes   Ingredients  For base Strong bread flour x 80 g Water x 40 ml Salt x a pinch For sauce Tomato x 1 medium Tomato purée x 1 tbsp Garlic x 1 clove crushed Lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon Cumin powder x a pinch TVP x 20 g Chilli pepper x 1/2 For extra topping A few slices of onion A few pieces of chopped tomatoes Small amount of vegan cheese A chilli pepper Fresh herbs Method Step 1 – Make the dough for the flatb

Apple and Tofu Salad with Bang Bang dressing

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 12th of June 2023  Sometimes I like to watch the calories to maintain a healthy weight. With this in mind, salad seems like a good idea.  However, this is a salad with a difference.  The sweet taste of the apple combined with the spicy sriracha and bang bang sauce is something else! 

How To Make A Simple Vinaigrette

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 5th of June 2023 A vinaigrette is a great way to add a little more flavour to your salads or even couscous.  It is extremely easy and quick to make with many variations.  This vinaigrette is a basic one that can be altered to suit your needs.

Cauliflower Pizzaiola

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 29th of May 2023  I was surprised at how quick and easy this dinner was to make.   Pizzaiola or Carne Pizzaiola was originally an Italian meat dish.  However, the meat has been replaced with cauliflower and the cheese swapped for vegan alternatives to make it vegan. This is a wonderful dish that is high in vitamin C.

Vegan Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 22 of May 2023     I loved this cake as a boy, but never got to have it much.  How things have changed!  This cake has a pineapple topping often with cherries.  I love the different textures and sweet tastes this cake has to offer. It is great warm or cold.  You can have it with cream, ice-cream, custard or just on its own.  Ingredients For the topping 5 – 6 pineapple rings, fresh is better. 50 g softened vegan butter 50 g light soft brown sugar 7 glacé cherries For the cake Wet Ingredients 2/3 cup plain vegan yogurt 1/3 cup of vegan milk 1/3 cup rapeseed oil (any vegetable oil will do)  1/3 cup of pineapple juice 1 tbsp of white vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract Dry Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups of self rasing flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 and 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 teaspoon salt  Method Mash the light brown sugar and vegan butter together into a paste. Spread this over the bottom and up the sides of the cake tin.

Vegan Tamagoyaki

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of May 2023 Omelettes are one of those things I miss. However, thanks to crackD we have an easy way to make them. This Chinese omelette is sweet, different, and tasty.   Although, the crackD egg replacement struggles with this dish, it is still good and better than nothing.

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza - Thin base

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 8th of May 2023 Up until now, I have never been a great fan of thin pizza bases.  However, this one is just so easy and tastes great! It needs few ingredients and no special expertise.