Desserts, RECIPES

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Hearts

*Makes 4 large or 12 small chocolates

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter 
  • 3 ounces of 70% chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon of agave

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Over high heat, bring a saucepan with 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a glass or metal bowl on top of the saucepan to create a double boiler. Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter in the bowl, whisk to combine. 
  2. Add the chopped chocolate and continue whisking until completely melted and combined. 
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla, coffee and agave, whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into silicone molds of your choice, I used a medium size laddle and it worked perfectly.
  5. Cool for 30 minutes, then transfer to the fridge and let firm up for at least 3 hours.

I decorated them with gold powder 🙂

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Breakfast, Desserts, RECIPES

Macadamia & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Makes 16 cookies

1/2 cup of plant based butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cane sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp soya milk 
1 1/2 cup pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips
1/3 cup of macadamia nuts

Heat the oven at 350

In a standing mixer, in a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.  mix in the vanilla and soya milk.  sift in the flour and soda and stir until well mixed. Add in the chocolate chips and the nuts and hand mix with a wooden spoon or spatula. Use a 1 1/2 scooper or a tablespoon and drop onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet, no need to flatten them, they’ll spread as they bake. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.  Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.

Enjoy with your favorite tea or coffee

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Desserts, RECIPES

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Mug Cakes

A treat ready in 5 minutes

  • Makes 6 portions

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1/2 cup of oat flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 4 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp of agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

Neutral oil or oil spray, to grease mugs or ramekins

INSTRUCTIONS

. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl except for chocolate chips and combine with a fork. In a second bowl, whisk all wet ingredients. Combine set to dry and stir with a wooden spoon, add chocolate chips. Stir again.

. Grease your mugs or 3 inch ramekins and pour the batter in each at no more than 3/4 full, so that they don’t overflow. Then shake each ramekin so that the batter is nice and even 🙂

. Place in the microwave and cook for 4 minutes at high

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

RECIPES, Soups

Mushroom & Miso Soup

  • Makes 6 portions

Mushrooms are healthy because of the significant amount of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals they contain.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 6  garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp of white miso paste
  • 6 tbsp of fresh lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
  • 2 cup of unsweetened soya milk 
  • pepper to taste

*Green onions, pine nuts, fried onion are a few ideas for topping and optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot, add the mushrooms, garlic, thyme and a splash of water to prevent sticking. Sauté until the mushrooms are reduced, around 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth, miso paste and lemon juice and bring to a low boil, cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the milk, and then use an immersion blender or a blender to purée your soup (I left some bits of mushrooms not entirely blended, as I like the feel of little chunks when I am eating the soup). Taste and add pepper if you wish. I then served it with crusty bread.

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Mains, RECIPES

Macaroni & Cheese

*Makes 4 generous portions

If you simply want the macaroni and cheese with no topping, that is fine too, simply skip the last baking step. I however love that crunchiness !

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz./450 grams of macaroni

For the crumb topping

1 cup of bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Pinch of salt

For the cheese sauce

1 ½ cups of raw cashews, soaked in bowling water for 5 minutes
1 ½ cups of water
¼ cup nutritional yeast
juice of 1 small lemon 
¾ teaspoon of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of dijon musard
2 teaspoons of cornstarch 
¼ teaspoon of turmeric

8 x 8 baking dish (I used glass but you can use which ever you prefer or have on hand)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook the macaroni and set aside.

2. While waiting for the water to boil, start with the bread topping first. Place the crumbs in a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil and add a pinch of salt. Mix well with a fork and set aside.

3. In a blender, combine all of the cheese sauce ingredients and blend until creamy.

4. Once the pasta is cooked and drained. Add pasta back to the pot it was cooked in, add the cheese sauce and combine well. Pour the mac & cheese into the baking dish and top with the bread crumbs. 

5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes uncovered, this is simply to brown the toping a tad.

Let cool for 5 minutes and try to eat it nice and warm or the sauce will thicken.

Simple and delicious

Cristina for Peas & Peace