Delicious Vegan Egg Muffins Recipe

Delicious Vegan Egg Muffins Recipe

Vegan and need a quick, easy & savoury breakfast or snack during the day? Look no further! These vegan egg muffins will satisfy your cravings and they’re also super delicious.

What Are Vegan Egg Muffins?

Before I turned vegan, I used to make egg muffins and pack them with vegetables which were high in protein and tasted great. When I transitioned to a vegan diet, I needed a replacement to satisfy my cravings! Initially, I started replacing them with my tofu scramble. However, when I needed a quick snack throughout the day there were times when I just wanted to pick something out the fridge already made. After much practicing and trying out a number of recipes, I’ve made up my own. This delicious and pretty easy recipe, creates a mouthwatering muffin and it is packed full of nutritional vegetables. It’s entirely up to you, whether you eat them whilst they are hot or cold, they’ll taste amazing either way!

These vegan egg muffins are SO filling too, you only need a few of these to fill you up for hours.

vegan muffins

How Can I Add Protein to My Vegan Muffins?

I love stuffing these little muffins with protein hits. My personal favourites to add to these vegan muffins are spinach and broccoli. Chickpea flour has surprisingly a high content of protein as far as protein in flours get, which is what I’ve used in this recipe. It’s so important to get protein in your diet in every meal and if you need some help along the way, go check out my article on why do vegans need protein?

Why Should I Make These Vegan Egg Muffins?

  • Hearty & Filling
  • Delicious
  • High in Protein
  • Packed with nutrition
  • Perfect Breakfast or Snack throughout the day

Can You Freeze These Vegan Egg Muffins?

Absolutely! As mentioned earlier, you can enjoy these hot or cold. They are so easy to store and I strongly believe that tofu tastes so much better when it has been frozen. Cook a batch on Sunday, pop them in the freezer and enjoy them throughout the week. To defrost them, heat them in the microwave until they are warm. This will take about a minute or so in the microwave.

How Should I Cook Them?

I know it seems obvious, but when I look out for recipes I always wonder where abouts in the oven should be they placed. Am I the only one? I do feel like this needs to included as part of recipes, as putting it too low will mean they need to cook for longer whereas putting them too high might mean they burn or the top half only gets cooked. These muffins do not need turning over, so to ensure they are cooked through they do need to be put on the middle shelf of your oven.

And here it is..

Delicious Vegan Eggs Muffin Recipe

Vegan and need a quick, easy & savoury breakfast or snack during the day? Look no further! These vegan egg muffins will satisfy your cravings and they're also super delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: veganblog, veganbreakfast, veganeggmuffins, veganeggs, veganmuffins, vegansnacks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chickpea Powder
  • 4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Almond milk (or any non dairy milk)
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • cup Water
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Vegetables for The Filling

  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 cup Chopped Broccoli

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, almond milk and water until well combined.
  • Add in all the seasonings and mix well. (Mustard, spices, baking powder & olive oil.)
  • Let sit and rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Finely slice and dice the red peppers & broccoli. Sautee for about 5 – 10 minutes on a medium heat on a pan on the hob.
  • Divide the sauteed veggies evenly between muffin tins.
  • Then do the same for the chickpea flour mixture. Pour to about ¾ of the muffin tray as they will rise slightly during cooking. Make sure you mix and stir the veggies and chickpea mixture in the muffin tray.
  • Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes in preheated oven at 180°C.  Check if they are cooked with a toothpick, by inserting and making sure it comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for at least 5-10 minutes. Use a sharp knife to loosen edges and remove muffins from the muffin tray. Serve immediately and enjoy!

I really hope you enjoyed this recipe. Let me know if you tried these muffins in the comments below and how you found them.

Enjoy..

Ami x

Coronavirus Lockdown Boosts Number of Rare Sea Turtles

Coronavirus Lockdown Boosts Number of Rare Sea Turtles

The largest number of rare leatherback sea turtles nests have been found on beaches in Thailand left deserted due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

When looking back at Coronavirus, has there been any positive news that has come out of this deadly pandemic? Well, yes you can argue that not all is gloom and doom! It’s becoming clear that animals and nature are reaping some benefits, as a result of people around the World practicing social distancing and staying indoors. Beaches are abandoned, businesses are closed and nature is getting its time to rightfully restore itself.

Return of Rare Leatherback Turtles

With beaches across the world cleared of people and their waste, rare leatherback turtles which were here for millions of years before humans appear to be making a comeback. These rare leatherback turtles have not been seen in decades and now they have been found nesting on beaches in both Florida as well as Thailand.

Are Sea Turtles Endangered Species?

Sea turtles are some of the most endangered species, seriously threatened by human activities. Nearly every single species of sea turtles are deemed as endangered. Sadly, there are a number of ways that humans are contributing to the decline in sea turtles. Few of these include:

  • Sea turtles are often slaughtered for their meat for food, skin and shells. We went to Bora Bora last last year and were saddened to find out that this was the case in most of the French Polynesia. There are of course laws to try regulate it, but unfortunately it still happens undercover.
  • A number of sea turtles get entangled in fishing gear which is left in the ocean.
  • Sea turtles are also victims to habitat destruction and pollution.
  • Last, but not least it is sickening to think that some humans take fun out of torturing animals!

Link Between Coronavirus and Return of Rare Leatherback Sea Turtles

It can of course, never be guaranteed that there is a link between Coronavirus and the return of these rare sea turtles. However, it is extremely likely that it is closely linked due to the desertion of beaches across the World.

“This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,” Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre, said of the 11 nests they found. These nests hadn’t been seen for the previous five years.

“If we compare to the year before, we didn’t have this many spawn, because turtles have a high risk of getting killed by fishing gear and humans disturbing the beach,” Mr Kittiwatanawong added.

Wild Animals Roam in Cities under Coronavirus Lockdown

With at least half of the world’s population currently on lockdown, wild animals are roaming freely in cities which are usually full of people. Here’s just one example below at Kruger National Park.

In South Africa, a group of lions napped on an empty road in Kruger National Park that was left deserted. The park closed the area at the end of March, due to the pandemic.

It’s great to witness nature and wildlife being restored, amidst this Coronavirus pandemic. If you like this post, go check out my blog post on the link between Coronavirus and the impact it has had on the meat industry.

Let me know, if you are aware of any other positive impacts that Coronavirus has had in the comment section below.

Ami x

Easy Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Easy Vegan Stuffed Peppers

This vegan stuffed peppers recipe is so easy, delicious and versatile. You can use any protein or bean source in these peppers, as well as any grain.

About this Vegan Stuffed Peppers recipe

These stuffed peppers are of course vegan but also gluten free. They are so hearty and hit all the right flavours for me personally. Oh and let’s not forget, they are a delicious way to a get your one in five a day in one tasty meal. These stuffed peppers can be served as a main dish alongside guacamole and salsa or even as a starter or side dish. In this recipe, I mentioned using red peppers, however you can use green , red or yellow. Just bear in mind, these peppers don’t all taste the same. I prefer red peppers as they are sweeter in comparison to green peppers.

Can I Adjust the Spice Levels?

Absolutely, you can add more spices and chilli to this recipe, which is what I normally do however not everyone has as much love for spice as me. For the sake of this recipe, I kept it on the moderate side.

Prefer a Smoky Flavour for These Vegan Stuffed Peppers?

Whilst the quiona mix is cooking, I love grilling the peppers to give it a smokier taste. You can do this heating the grill on medium – high heat and grilling the covered peppers for about 10 minutes. You will need to turn the peppers around whilst they are being grilled to ensure they have gained a nice colour on all sides. It is worth noting, that grilling the peppers can make it a little more difficult to stuff after being grilled.

vegan stuffed peppers

Can I use Alternative Ingredients to Stuff these Peppers?

The great thing about this recipe, it is SO versatile! You can use any grain, I prefer quinoa however you can use rice, cous cous, bulgar wheat – whatever you have at home and they will still taste delicious!

Also, instead of black beans you can use any other beans or protein source such as lentils! Feel free to also add some vegan cheese to this recipe at the end of cooking to make it even creamier. Here it is:

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

This vegan stuffed peppers recipe is so easy, delicious and versatile.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Vegan
Keyword: deliciousrecipes, easyrecipes, stuffedpeppers, veganrecipes, veganstuffedpeppers
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Red Peppers
  • 1 cup Quinoa / Any other Grain
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • ½ cup Salsa
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Black beans /Kidney Beans

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa by adding quinoa and vegetable stock to a saucepan and bringing to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat, cover, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed. (About 25 mins)
  • Preheat oven to 190°C and grease a baking dish.
  • Add cooked quinoa and all other ingredients to a bowl and mix. Cut all peppers in half.
  • Stuff halved peppers with the mixture, until the peppers are full.
  • Bake for 40 mins, until peppers are soft and start to go golden.
  • Serve with topping, such as extra salsa or avocado! Enjoy.

If you’re planning on having a dinner party and want to have this as a side for guests, why not also try my falafel recipe to pair alongside.

I hope you like this recipe, let me know in the comments below if you tried it and how you found it.

Ami x

Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Egg Substitutes in Baking

Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Egg Substitutes in Baking

Here’s a guide to egg-free baking and the best vegan egg substitutes that you can use! Discover new ways to make your favourite baked goods with these vegan egg substitutes.

vegan egg subbstitute

Almost all traditional baking recipes have eggs in them, and of course eggs are not vegan. It was one of my BIG worries, whilst transitioning to a vegan diet, especially having such a big sweet tooth. How am I going to get my sweet fix without being able to use a core ingredient in most baking recipes? After extensive research, I’ve now found my favourite vegan egg substitutes for baking and desserts. First, let’s go back to basic and understand why most baking recipes include eggs.

What Is The Purpose of Eggs In Baking?

Eggs are an important building block in many food recipes, which is why it’s so important to find vegan substitutes. The yolks add flavour and emulsifying power to any batter as they are full of protein. The yolks of an egg will also help thicken up custards as an example. White of an egg can be used for a lift in desserts for example in a traditional sponge cake.

What Happens if you Bake a Cake Without Eggs?

If you bake a cake without eggs and don’t have a substitute, then you will lose an important structure-building component, so you may end up with a cake that is flat and dense yet falls apart easily.

This is why it so important to replace eggs in a recipe, rather than just remove them. You could argue that the elements egg brings to recipes is as important or even more than flour and chocolate.

Flax Seed Vegan Egg Substitute

Flax seed is one of the substitutes that I do use the most often. It is so easy to make, has great texture and adds more nutrition to your baked goods. Flax seeds are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids as well as fiber. The easiest way to make a ‘flax egg’ is to mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and then let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. The fats as well as moisture in this flax seed can have the same effect as an egg. They also create a delicious nutty taste when replacing with egg.

Applesauce Vegan Egg Substitute

Eggs have two purposes, serve as either a binder to hold a recipe together or as a leavening agent to help it rise. When using eggs as a binder, applesauce is an egg substitute. When using eggs as a leavening agent, applesauce is not an egg replacement. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the applesauce-to-egg ratio is one egg to one-quarter cup applesauce in sweet desserts. You can also mix with a half a teaspoon of baking powder for a lighter texture.

Chia Seeds Vegan Egg Substitute

Similar to flaxseed, you can also use chia seeds to replace eggs in vegan baking. They have a great texture, equal to flaxseeds however they can change the colour of your baked goods as they are darker. To make a chia seed vegan egg substiture you need to mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 5 -10 minutes.

Banana Vegan Egg Substitute

If you do plan on using banana as a substitute, bear in mind your dessert will have a slightly banana flavour. Use a 1/4 cup of mashed banana (about half a banana) instead of one egg when baking. If you haven’t already, go check out my 3 ingredient banana oat cookie recipe which involves no eggs.

I hope these vegan egg substitutes for baking help you, comment below and let me if you’ve tried them or you have any others. Would love to hear from you guys!

Ami x

15 Powerful Vegan Quotes

15 Powerful Vegan Quotes

I don’t know about you guys, but I love reading powerful, inspiring vegan quotes. Here are just a few of my favourites:

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”

Sir David Attenborough

“We can sit back, do nothing and watch our planet be destroyed. Or we can take action, become advocates and start making lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet.”

Kira Simpson

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

Gandhi

“Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn on their coronary artery. Some would call that extreme.”

 Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

“Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering?” 

Moby

“I remember very clearly the day my mom made chicken fingers. I was like, ‘Wait, this was alive? This had parents? I’m not eating it anymore.” 

 Jenna Dewan-Tatum

“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.” 

Harvey Diamond

“When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that.” 

Paul McCartney

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”

JOAQUIN PHOENIX

Joaquin Phoenix is by far one of my favourite actors. If you disagree, did you not see him in the Joker?!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
vegan quotes

“If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.” 

Johnny Depp

 “People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.” 

Anonymous

“My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.”

Peter Singer

Sometimes, I find it really helps me looking at powerful quotes from vegans to re-assure that I am doing the right thing. I also love how many celebs have transitioned over to a vegan diet, as they can have a huge positive impact with the amount of influence they have. If these quotes have made you think about transitioning to a vegan diet, go check out my step by step guide.

What are your favourite vegan quotes? Comment below and let me know!

Ami x

Vegan Chocolate Protein Energy Balls Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Protein Energy Balls Recipe

Ever get to about 3pm in the day and you feel that you need a little pick me up snack? Me too! Since working from home during lock down, I’ve had SO much more time to experiment cooking. I’ve saved about 3 hours a day which includes my commute and getting ready – That’s an insane amount of time, so what better way to use the time than in the kitchen.

These vegan chocolate balls will give you that energy kick you need and they are packed with protein. They’re my go to snack during the day and they have a great protein hit.

What’s In These Energy Balls?

Do I Need to Bake Them?

No, this is a no bake recipe and these protein energy balls just need to be rolled together. They don’t need any sort of baking, which means they are super quick to make. They shouldn’t take you any longer than 15 minutes from start to finish.

Do You Need The Protein Powder?

No, if you don’t want to add protein powder you can leave it out the recipe. I prefer using protein powder in this recipe, as it is a way to get a quick fix of protein during the day. I love the vegan blend protein powder from My Protein, which you can get from Amazon. If you weren’t keen on adding in protein powder, the almond butter does have protein in as well as a few other ingredients in these energy balls. If you need some help to where you can get protein as a vegan, check this article out.

What Do These Energy Balls Taste Like?

  • Delicious & Satisfying
  • Not too Heavy, great as a snack
  • Slightly Nutty
  • Definitely Chocolaty
  • Texture wise – They should be firm

How Long Do These Energy Balls Keep Well?

For about a week if they are stored in an air tight container in the fridge. They’re so easy and quick to make, so I generally make a batch on Sunday and have them during the week. If you decide to freeze these energy balls, you can store them for about 3 months.

Vegan Chocolate Protein Energy Balls

Super Quick To Make Vegan Energy Protein Balls Great For a Snack!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Vegan
Keyword: energyballs, proteinballs, veganenergy, veganproteinballs, veganrecipe, veganrecipes
Servings: 15 Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oats
  • ½ cup Pitted Dates (Mejdool Dates are my Favourite)
  • ½ cup Ground Flax Seed
  • ¼ cup Almond Butter
  • ¼ cup Cacao Powder
  • 30g Protein Powder
  • t tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ cup water
  • cup Chocolate Chips (Vegan)

Instructions

  • Add rolled oats, cacao powder, ground flax seed, cinnamon, dates, almond butter, and chocolate protein powder to food processor.
  • Pulse until ingredients are blended and oats are finely chopped. The consistency should be similar to flour.
  • Slowly add water to the food processor and blend until the mixture starts to stick together.
  • Add the mixture to a large bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Form energy balls into 1-1.5' balls.
  • Serve immediately or store in air tight container

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know how you found it, would to hear to from you in the comments below.

Enjoy..

Ami x

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe

When I transitioned to a vegan diet, I never craved meat however there were a few dishes which I did massively crave. As some of you may have seen on my Instagram if you’ve been following me for a while, one of them was katsu curry. The second was buffalo wings and no I didn’t crave the actual chicken wings, I craved the sauce. It may have even been the fact that I knew I wasn’t able to have it, so I craved it more. Who knows?

Back to my point, I started looking into alternatives online. Can I just say that it’s great that we live in a world where we can literally google anything, imagine trying to be a vegan 30 years ago! When I started researching meat free alternatives for buffalo wings, cauliflower buffalo wings kept coming up. I’ve tried a number of recipes and I’ve now perfected the recipe so I wanted to share it with you all.

Do These Cauliflower Buffalo Wings Taste Like Chicken Buffalo Wings?

No, cauliflower will never taste like meat. If it did, I would be extremely worried! However the sauce is exactly the same, so if you love buffalo chicken wings, there’ll be no reason to not love these buffalo cauliflower wings too. Oh and it’s also cruelty free, so I would hands down choose the cauliflower every time.

What Ingredients are in This Recipe?

What do You Serve With The Cauliflower Buffalo Wings?

I served my buffalo cauliflower wings with this delicious vegan ranch dressing and the combination tasted so good together. I actually had them by themselves as a side but you can even serve them in tacos, a spicy salad or even in a buddha bowl. However you decide to serve them, they won’t fail to impress, I promise you that.

What’s the Best Way to Cook Them?

My go to recipe is the easy traditional baking way. I have seen a number of people that have tried them in an air fryer or grill, so I’ll definitely be experimenting with those at some point.

What Is So Good About These Cauliflower Buffalo Wings?

  • They are delicious.
  • They’re perfect as a side or for sharing. Great for parties! If you are planning on having a party, make sure you also try out my falafel recipe.
  • They taste so much better than you think they would as cauliflower is generally underrated.
  • As well as being vegan they’re also gluten free and low carb so they can be fed to everyone.
  • Did I mention they were delicious?

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

The most delicious buffalo vegan cauliflower wing recipe you will find.
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Vegan
Keyword: cauliflowerrecipe, glutenfreerecipe, veganblog, veganrecipe, veganrecipes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ Large Cauliflower Head (Cut into florets)
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 tbsp Almond Milk (Any Dairy Free Milk)
  • ½ cup Buffalo/Hot Sauce
  • 3-4 tsp Oil
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat over to 220°C
  • Spray cauliflower florets with oil spray or toss with a little oil. Place in either a very large bowl or a large zip bag.
  • Toss with the flour and garlic powder until evenly coated. 
  • You can use breadcrumbs for added crunch which need to be finely crushed. Add the milk of choice and then the breadcrumbs to the cauliflower, and toss to coat.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes
  • Combine the oil with the buffalo or hot sauce and dip the cauliflower in the sauce
  • Bake for another 15 minutes
  • Serve with Ranch dressing

Please do let me know how you found this recipe in the comments below and make sure you subscribe to my blog!

Enjoy..

Ami x

5 Ingredient Vegan Crepe Recipe

5 Ingredient Vegan Crepe Recipe

Since transitioning to a vegan diet, I’ve started experimenting more with recipes that traditionally involve eggs. Eggs used to be fundamental in pretty much all my baking recipes. After much practice and experimenting with a number of recipes, I’ve now perfected how to make vegan crepes and thought I’d share it with you!

What’s the Difference between a Crepe and a Pancake?

In my eyes, a crepe is a pancake that’s been thinned out and is folded and topped with savoury or sweet fillings. Pancakes generally have baking powder in their recipe, which help them rise and also fluff up. Crepes are much typically larger than pancakes and also a lot thinner. Their size and shape is similar to wraps. 

Where did Crepes Originate From?

Crepes are of French origin and originate from Brittany, which is a region in Northwest of France. Consumption of them is widespread in France and they are considered the national dish! They are also widespread throughout the rest of the World.

crepe

Key Fundamental Elements of a Crepe

  • Very Thin –  It’s not a pancake it must be super thin.
  • Elastic – it need to be easy to fold. It shouldn’t break and should be slightly chewy when you eat it.
  • Vanilla flavour – The choice of flour is very important for crepes to get the taste accurate. Spelt flour is the best, as it is has a yummy nutty taste. It is also has low levels of gluten. If you can’t find spelt flour, you can use regular white wheat flour.

Do I need a Crepe Pan to Make Crepes?

Crepe pans are relatively flat pans that have either no sides or very short, sloping sides to them. Do you need one to make a crepe? Well, no you don’t need a crepe pan, however it will make your life a lot easier if you do get one. I recommend this highly rated crepe pan from Amazon if you do decide to purchase one. If for whatever reason you decide not to get a crepe pan , you need a solid skillet that heats evenly and has a flat base.

5 Ingredient Vegan Crepe Recipe

Delicious 5 Ingredient Crepe Recipe. Perfect for breakfast or even desserts. 100% eggless and dairy free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: crepe, creperecipe, vegancrepe, veganrecipe
Servings: 6 Crepes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup Almond Milk
  • 1 ¾ cup White wheat flour or White spelt flour 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • Add all the products to a blender
  • Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Stop, scrap the side of the blender and blend again for another 30 seconds. 
  • Transfer the batter into a bowl.  If you don't have a blender, combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl using a whisk.
  • Heat a lightly oiled crepe pan over medium heat. Rub coconut oil onto the pan using a piece of absorbent paper.
  • Scoop the batter onto the pan, then rotate the pan to spread batter as thinly as possible.
  • Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side and serve hot with your favorite sweet or savoury fillings.

Sweet VS Savoury Crepes

What I love most about crepes is that they are so versatile. I could have a breakfast savoury crepe in the morning and then a chocolate decadent crepe in the evening, all in one day. Everyone has their preferences, mine is always sweet. Here’s just a few ideas of what you can serve your crepe with:

Sweet Crepe Fillings

  • Icing Sugar
  • Sugar 
  • Jam
  • Cinnamon
  • Agave Nectar & Blueberries
  • Chocolate Hazelnut spread & Banana slices
  • Fresh fruits – Banana go great with a chocolate spread. Also, raspberries & strawberries are delicious with crepes.

Savoury Crepe Fillings

  • Pan fried Mushrooms & Spinach
  • Mashed sweet potato with kidney beans
  • Vegan bacon & tofu scramble.

Whether you like a sweet or savoury crepe, this crepe recipe will form the perfect base for you. Let me know how you found the recipe and your favourite crepe toppings.

Enjoy..

Ami x

3 Summer Smoothie Recipes

3 Summer Smoothie Recipes

Summer is creeping up in London she says, whilst it’s pouring with rain outside. Hopefully in the next couple of months, the Coronavirus lockdown will be lifted in time for the sunshine. There’s no better way to accompany the sun, than with a few delicious smoothie recipes. So here you go.. You can thank me later!

I always find frozen fruit is SO much better in a smoothie than fresh fruit!

1) Summer Berry Smoothie

If you like berries, citrus and creamy smoothies, this recipe is for you. You just need these 5 ingredients:

This recipe needs the banana and raspberries to be frozen to provide a cold, creamy thick base. Also, make sure you use unsweetened almond milk.

What does The Summer Berry Smoothie taste like?

  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • Refreshing
  • Slightly tart
  • Delicious!

Summer Berry Smoothie

Delicious Creamy Smoothie
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Vegan
Keyword: smoothie, smoothierecipe, summersmoothie, vegansmoothie
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 140 g Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 120 ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 180 ml Orange Juice
  • 180 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Taste and adjust flavour as required. Add more milk or fruit juice if it is too thick. Add more frozen banana if it's not sweet enough. Serve immediately.

Next, we have a Superfood Summer Smoothie.

Superfood Summer Smoothie

The Superfood Summer Smoothie is another creamyand fruity smoothie, which is also packed with nutrients to fuel your body for the day ahead. Depending on how much ginger you add, it can have quite a quick to it too.

This smoothie is loaded with summer fruits and packed with antioxidants and of course vegan too.

Superfood Summer Smoothie

Delicious superfood summer smoothie that is packed with tonnes of antioxidants!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: smoothierecipe, summersmoothie, vegansmoothie
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Peaches
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more liquid and blend longer. If it's too spicy from the ginger, add in some more fruit. Serve straight away.

Finally, my last recommendation is the Coffee Summer Smoothie.

Coffee Summer Smoothie

At the moment everyone is having the ‘cloud coffee,’ that I keep seeing on Instagram which is great and delicious. However, this recipe is a way you can have your coffee and your breakfast in one. It will also wake you up, after one of those Friday nights out!

What Does This Coffee Smoothie Taste like?

  • Coffee obviously! If you don’t like coffee you most definately won’t like this recipe.
  • Smooth
  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Delicious

This smoothie is best served straight away.

Coffee Summer Smoothie

Delicious Creamy Smoothie that Will Wake You Up!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: coffee, coffeesmoothie, veganrecipe, vegansmoothie
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • 3 Frozen Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 4 tsp Instant Espresso Coffee Powder
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and serve immediately.

Take your best photos of your smoothies and make sure you tag me on Instagram. Let me know what you think of these recipes in the comments below.

Also, whilst you’re here go check out my banana oat cookies that would go great as a side with these smoothies!

Enjoy..

Ami x

How has Coronavirus Impacted the Vegan Food Industry?

How has Coronavirus Impacted the Vegan Food Industry?

Coronavirus (COV-19) is the worst pandemic that I’ve seen in my 31 years and probably will ever see in my lifetime, but is there any good that can come out of it? Well, yes there is as many of my fellow vegans will agree!

Where did Coronavirus Come from?

There are tonnes of conspiracy theories that are now circulating, however in majority of the public mind the origin story of Coronavirus seems well fixed. The story is that the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal that has caused this wide spread pandemic. Much like swine flu, bird flu, and SARS (which was also caused by a coronavirus linked to a Chinese wet market), COVID-19 spread from animals to humans, starting with those who worked in or visited the market. It is suspected that they contracted the virus by eating or touching an animal who was infected.

So Who Has been Impacted?

One in five Brits, which is more than 13 million have cut down on meat consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a survey conducted by The Vegan Society. Is this purely from fear of catching a disease from meat? Well partially.. Due to the panic buying in the UK, 41% of those have reduced their meat or dairy consumption because of their preferred product not being available. 43% chose to reduce their meat consumption out of concern for the environment, health or animal rights reasons.

As well as meat alternatives on the rise, 15 percent of respondents said they have reduced their dairy intake during lockdown. Almost more than half of respondents that made this switch will continue to purchase soy & almond milk. In regards to meat alternatives such as one of my personal favourites the beyond burger, approximately 50% will continue to purchase these products after lockdown.

meat industry decline

The Number of Vegans Are on The Rise!

Ever since Game changers went viral at the back end of 2019, Veganuary in 2020 showed the highest number of people trying out the vegan diet. That’s not to say it was the only reason that people turned to a vegan diet, however watching that documentary was the trigger for many like myself. On top of that, we are now living through the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of reasons why people are buying vegan products. Some are convenience, cost, whereas others have concern for their own well being, the environment and animal rights.

Until people start trying vegan products, there’s always a misconception that vegan food is ‘boring’ and ‘doesn’t taste great.’ Now, people in the UK are trying these products and actually enjoying them. It has opened up their eyes to the vegan world. I personally feel like vegans are the only happy people when their favourite supermarket product is out of stock. It’s a sign that veganism is on the rise! Power to the Vegans!!! OK I sound like I’m part of some strange cult right now.. So I’m going to mellow my tone a little..

The more people that convert to a vegan diet, the more companies will need to provide new vegan products. Also, let’s not forget how much turning vegan helps the animals, environment as well as our health. As horrific as this pandemic is, it’s important to look at the positive aspects too.

Is It a Phase?

There’s always that concern that people will go back to their old ways of meat eating after COVID-19. Let me know if you think it’s a phase or will we get some true converts from this COVID-19 pandemic?

If you are someone that is looking to change to a vegan diet, here’s a step by step transition guide for you.

Ami x