TRAVELS

Israeli Vegan Sushi 🌱

Art on a plate at Green Roll in Tel Aviv and delicious

Desserts, RECIPES

Guilt Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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They contain no sugar, therefore very healthy !!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water to soften, then drained 
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (non-dairy)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat
  2. Process the dates and almond butter in a food processor to form a paste, then process in the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips.
  3. Stir in chocolate, some might not stick to the dough, simply add them to top of cookies once flattened.
  4. Shape into 14 cookies on the baking sheet and flatten.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes
  6. Cool on  a wire rack

Yum !!!

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RECIPES

Breakfast in a mug

 

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Desserts, RECIPES

Orange Cake

Light tasting with a smooth texture, perfect for afternoon tea or anytime ! I used a Bundt shape but you can certainly use any shape pan you prefer.

3 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp making soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of plant based yogurt
1 cup of plant based butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange extract
1/2 cup freshly squeezer orange juice
I used icing sugar as a topping but you may certainly personalise it with other toppings such as orange zest, shredded coconut or other

Mix all dry together in a bowl and all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the liquid bowl to the dry and stir well until smooth.

Add to a greased pan, I greased mine with oil spray  and bake for 1 hour afterwards. Let cake cool down completely and ready to serve !

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Mains, RECIPES

Shells with a creamy spinach filling

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16 jumbo shells
350 gr semi-firm tofu
2 cups of cooked white beans
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
225 gr frozen spinach, thawed and drained
28 oz strained tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Pre-heat over at 350 degrees

Cook your shells, drain and set aside

In a food processor, purée the tofu, beans, yeast, garlic, lemon zest, juice and nutmeg and add   1/4 of a cup of water. Mix until cream, it might need additional water depending.

In a bowl combine the tomate coulis, olive oil and chili flakes, mix and coat the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan or platter with 3/4 of the coulis

Stuff the jumbo shells with the filling and place on top of the tomatoe coulis and cover with the remaining sauce

Cover with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes

Garnish with the basil and you’e set !

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Desserts, RECIPES

Chocolate & Caramel Pie

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup  + 2 Tbsp dry roasted almonds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp  flax seed meal 
  • Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup roasted coconut flakes
  • 8 soft dates
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp  maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk

Caramel Layer

  • 1 cup soft medjool dates – soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup  almond milk 

Chocolate layer

  • 1/2 cup  full fat coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp  almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp  coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

    • Soak the dates for the caramel layer in hot water for 15 minutes while you make the crust.

    Crust

          Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse meal. Add seeds, cocoa, dates, 1/4 cup coconut flakes and pulse until the dates are well incorporated . Add the rest of the coconut flakes, vanilla, maple, almond milk and process until doughy. Add more almond milk if needed. Press the dough into a parchement paper lined 9 inch pie pan.

    Caramel Layer

    Drain the soaked dates. Purée all the ingredients with the soaked dates until you get  a smooth purée texture Spread evenly on top of the crust.

     

    Chocolate Layer

Heat the coconut milk until it starts to bubble and transfer to a bowl. Add the              chocolate chips and whisk until melted. Whisk in the rest of the ingredients. Pour on top of  the caramel and spread evenly.

Freeze for at least 4 hours, then slice and enjoy !
 

 

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Desserts, RECIPES

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

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1 cup oat flour
1 cup ground cashews (grind cashews by pulsing them in a high-speed blender until fine)
4 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp  vanilla extract
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp of cacao nibs

In a large mixing bowl mix together oat flour and ground cashews

Then  add coconut oil, vanilla extract,  Himalayan salt and maple, combine these into a dough, add cacao nibs and mix together

Form into 12  balls then flatten and shape into cookies.

Put them in the refrigerator to set for two hours and then enjoy !

Keep in the fridge if any leftover……..

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Desserts, RECIPES

Raw Chocolate Hempseed Brownies

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Base

1 3/4 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup shelled hemp seeds
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
3/4 cup roasted cashew nuts
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup

Topping

3 tbsp melted coconut oil
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut sugar

For the base, roughly grind the sunflower seeds in a food processor then add the cashews and hemp seeds and grind again.
Add the dates and vanilla and blend until it’s mixed well and you get a sticky consistence. Should it not be sticky enough add a little maple syrup at a time.When you have the right consistency press all of the mixture down very firmly into a loaf pan. Pop into the fridge while you prepare the topping.

For the topping, add the cacao, maple syrup and coconut sugar to the melted coconut oil and mix together thoroughly. Pour the topping on top of the brownie base and then place back again in the fridge.

When the topping has set, take out and slice up. Keeps in the fridge for a week or the freezer for a couple of months.

Delicious !

Desserts, RECIPES

No bake coffee & cashew mousse cake

CRUST

200 gr almonds
30 gr shredded coconut
20 pitted dates

FILLING

400 gr soaked cashews (up to 12 hours) *Note 200 gr when dry
160 gr oat milk
160 gr maple syrup
1 tbsp cacao powder
2 shots of espresso

Add almonds & shredded coconut into a food processor and pulse until fine texture, add the dates and mix again.

Press the crust into an 8 inch springform pan and set aside.

Drain and wash the cashews and blend well along with the other filling ingredients. Pour the filling into the cake pan and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Decorate with your favorite toppings, could be a chocolate drizzle, berries, crushed roasted cashews or simply as is

Keep cake in the freezer, remove 15 minutes before serving

Delicious !

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Mains, RECIPES

Meatless Balls

But soooooo tasty !

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Add them to your favorite Pasta and top it with Parmesan (see my recipe), Delicious !

Ingredients for meatless balls:
1 cup of oats
1 3/4 cooked black beans
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax & 2 1/2 tbsp water, mix together and let sit for 5 minutes)
Salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for the sauce:
500 ml of ground tomatoes
1 1/2 cup of vegetable stock
3 garlic cloves (minced)

Add oats to a blender, pulse until ground, add all the other ingredients and blend until well combined

Use an ice cream scooper for size and shape in your hand afterwards, add to a plate and refrigerate for 15 minutes

Set the oven at 350F and bake balls until golden brown.

While baking add the sauce ingredients to a pan then transfer balls to sauce and cook  medium heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally

Enjoy !

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Desserts, RECIPES

Raspberry Cheesecake

Try this delicious and easy recipe when hosting or simply for yourself !

Crust:

40 gr Almonds
1 tbsp Hot water
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Coconut oil (melted)

Process the almonds in a food processor until small pieces. Then add dates and water, continue to blend until a sticky dough forms. Grease a 18 cm diameter springform pan with the melted coconut oil. Press the dough into the mold and refrigerate at least half an hour.

In the meantime prepare the filling:

1 cup soaked cashews (at least 4 hours)
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Coconut cream (solid part of the can)
4 tbsp Agave
2 tbsp Coconut oil

Process the soaked cashews in a food processor until creamy and smooth, then add in the rest of the ingredients until smooth.

Pour *half  of the filling over the refrigerated crust. Place the mold in the freezer for at least half an hour.

For the pink layer:

Blend some frozen raspberries along with the other half of the filling, pour it over the white layer and put it in the freezer for another half hour.

Ready to enjoy !

My inspiration was @foodie.yuki

Love

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RECIPES, Sides

Purple Flesh Potatoes Please

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Purple potatoes add a unique flair to your dish due to its beautiful hue. They can be a side or they can be added to a salad !

I roasted mine at 350 for approx half hour

  1. Cut potatoes in half
  2. Then cup 5 to 7 garlic cloves in slivers
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Once cooked through add your favorite herbs, I in this case added smoked chili flakes and shallots
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste

Nutritional value

  •  fiber
  •  protein
  •  vitamin C
  •  potassium
  •  vitamin B
  •  phosphorus
  •  copper
  •  manganese
  •  thiamine
  •  niacin
  •  magnesium

Enjoy !

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HEALTH

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Desserts, RECIPES

No Bake Lemon Raspberry Bars

  • Love week-ends, gives me a chance to be in the kitchen and practice my photography as well !
  • Made these this morning, light in taste, perfect dessert or snack !

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Inspired by

@briewilly 

  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
  • Pinch of salt
  • Filling
  • 3 cups pre soaked raw cashews 
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 2 tsp lemon zest 
  • Raspberry chia topping 
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds 
  • Soaking The Cashews
  • In a bowl, cover the cashews with water and let soak for 3-4 hours. If you’re in a pinch for time, you can put the cashews and water in a pot on the stove. Bring the water to a boil and then remove the pot from the heat and let sit for 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can prepare the other ingredients in the meantime.
  • Making The Topping
  • Mash together raspberries, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Set aside to gel.
  • To Make The Crust
  • Add dates and nuts to a processor and pulse a few times to break up the big chunks. Add the pinch of salt and process for 2-3 minutes, or until finely chopped. Mixture should hold together when pressed. If mixture is too dry, add in a few more dates and process until well combined. Press mixture into the bottom of a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  • To Make The Filling
  • After your cashews have soaked, rinse and drain the dirty water. Add cashews to your food processor, along with lemon juice, coconut oil, maple syrup, and lemon zest. Blend until creamy.
  • Putting It Together
  • Pour filling onto the crust and spread across the pan evenly. Spread the raspberry sauce on top of the filling until evenly distributed. Cover the pan well with foil and place into the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until mixture has firmed. Cut into bars and thaw for 10-15 minutes before serving. Best eaten when cold, but creamy. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
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    TRAVELS

    Share the wealth

     

     

    fullsizeoutput_977It is holiday season !, a time of gathering and often gift exchanging whether at a family holiday reunion, at the office or as a token of appreciation towards a teacher, a service provider or other.

    We also receive  at this time of year messages via e-mail, Instagram, Facebook, flyers, billboards from large companies wanting us to keep them in mind when shopping.

    I for one do shop in different venues including large surfaces but I simply wanted to put it out there to also support the local artisans. They often do not have a budget that will allow for massive advertising. Look up your local paper, often there will be a fair or other during the holidays, visit it ! often you will find that unique hand crafted item for a special someone and on the other hand it will support and encourage all the talented artisans in continuing their beautiful creations.

    *Try to buy items that are environment friendly and cruelty free as well 🙂

    Happy Holidays !!!

    Cristina Supino for Peas and Peace