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Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches | Vegan & Raw 2

Written on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 13:04 by julie in the category Desserts.

Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches | Vegan & Raw 2

Today I wanted to share another recipe from my new book Vegan & Raw 2 to celebrate the end of the vegan challenge & summertime: Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. Smooth almond butter banana ice cream sandwiched between two chewy cookies… If there’s one dessert I can’t resist, it’s these ice cream sandwiches. Who would’ve thought you could make such incredible ice cream with just frozen bananas and a food processor!

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Vegan Pizza Bites with Cashew Cheese, 3 ways (gluten free)

Written on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 16:01 by julie in the category Soups & Sides.

Vegan Pizza Bites with Cashew Cheese, 3 ways (gluten free)

Today Simon & I are making one of my favorite childhood comfort food snacks: mini pizzas! These Vegan Pizza Bites with Cashew Cheese are gluten free, really easy to make and loaded with flavor. The vegan cheese is a recipe from my new book ‘Vegan & Raw 2’ and I included three variations for toppings. One with cherry tomatoes, one with caramelized onion, and a third one with smoky bell pepper. Which one would you pick first?

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Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal | Inspiration: Bo’s Kitchen

Written on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 13:05 by julie in the category Breakfast.

Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal | Inspiration: Bo’s Kitchen

I’ve found my new favorite breakfast: Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal! Who knew oatmeal could be so versatile? I’ve been meaning to try baked oatmeal for so long now and I had no idea how delicious it would be. This oatmeal ticks all my comfort food boxes – easy to prepare, delicious warm or cold and packed full of tummy pleasing flavors! The extra peanut butter on top is totally optional but highly recommended, because who doesn’t want extra peanut butter? Life is better with extra peanut butter.

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Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara | Spiralizer recipe

Written on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 13:06 by julie in the category Mains.

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara with Tempeh Bacon | Spiralizer recipe

Looking for a Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara recipe that tastes as good as the creamy Italian classic - or even better? I think you’ll be amazed by this creamy carbonara sauce! It’s almost fat free, it doesn’t have any cashews and all you need is 5 simple ingredients. Can you guess where the sauce gets its creaminess from? It starts with a ‘c’ and ends in ‘auliflower’: cooked cauliflower  I also thought of a really simple vegan alternative to bacon… Ok, enough talking, let’s get cooking!

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Speculoos ‘Biscoff’ Cookie Butter | Vegan & Raw 2

Written on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 13:34 by julie in the category Breakfast.

Speculoos ‘Biscoff’ Cookie Butter | Vegan & Raw 2 Photo credit Heikki Verdurme

Today I wanted to share a first recipe from my new book Vegan & Raw 2 as a ‘sneak peek’ of what’s to come: Speculoos ‘Biscoff’ Cookie Butter. Have you ever tried speculoos ‘biscoff’ biscuits? As a child I absolutely adored these crunchy caramel cookies. I would sandwich them between two slices of freshly baked bread or dunk them in my mother’s coffee. Such sweet memories! This recipe for speculoos ‘biscoff’ cookie butter uses cashews as a base and lots of fragrant spices. It’s free from refined sugars, vegan and absolutely addictive if you ask me :)

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Sweet Potato Toast, 3 ways (Banana, Avocado, Pesto)

Written on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:16 by julie in the category Breakfast.

Sweet Potato Toast, 3 ways: banana & almond butter, mashed avocado & vegan pesto

Have you ever tried Sweet Potato Toast before? It’s such a fun alternative to bread and you can add any toppings you like. Sweet potato is one of my favorite root vegetables - it’s so versatile and flavorful! I love using it for oven-baked fries, gluten free pizza crust (there’s a recipe in my new book ‘Vegan & Raw 2’), chocolate brownies and easy breakfast recipes like today’s toasts. I’ve got 3 variations for you to try: one of with almond butter & banana, one with avocado mash and a third one with pesto. Hungry yet?

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Raw Vegan Chewy Chocolate Squares

Written on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 13:01 by julie in the category Desserts.

Raw Vegan Chewy Chocolate Squares

These Raw Vegan Chewy Chocolate Squares are really easy to make and so addictive – Simon & I ate all of them in two days  They're only sweetened with dates which makes them chewy and sweet, and you can top them with a simple chocolate drizzle or a nice dollop of coconut whipped cream. A healthy chocolate treat to enjoy this Easter or any time of the year!

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Healthy Breakfast Idea: Green Granola Breakfast Bowl

Written on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 15:06 by julie in the category Breakfast.

Healthy Breakfast Idea: Green Granola Breakfast Bowl

This Green Granola Breakfast Bowl is my favorite healthy breakfast when I’m on the go and I need a good start of the day to keep me energized. It gets its blue-green color from spirulina, a type of freshwater algae with really strong detoxifying properties. Spirulina is a great source of iron, it’s high in plant-based protein and loaded with vitamins. I like adding it to my smoothies, breakfast bowls and sometimes I even use it in raw desserts like superfood chocolate truffles. Excited to give it a try?

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Written on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 13:07 by julie in the category Breakfast.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

I know dessert for breakfast might seem like a naughty way to start your day but I promise you, this creamy Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal is packed full of goodness! It has everything I want in a satisfying breakfast: chia seeds for protein & omega 3 fats, oats for fiber and slow-release carbs (hello flat belly!), apple and raisins for natural sweetness, and lots of warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. An easy festive breakfast for Easter - or any time of the year if you ask me!

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Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Written on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:03 by julie in the category Mains.

Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Who’s in the mood for Asian Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce? These vegan rainbow rolls make a great light lunch or colorful appetizer. Creamy avocado, sweet mango, crunchy veggies and fluffy quinoa in a soft rice paper wrap… YUM! They’re really easy to make too. All you need to do is cut some veggies, make your creamy peanut sauce and get rollin’. Ready to get rollin’?

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Sweet Matcha Breakfast Shake

Written on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 13:09 by julie in the category Drinks.

Sweet Matcha Breakfast Shake

Have you ever tried matcha powder in your breakfast smoothie? Simon’s not the hugest fan of matcha but I really like its strong green tea flavor, and this Sweet Matcha Breakfast Shake is super nutritious and delicious. It’s sweet, creamy and the matcha flavor is really subtle. I love that it has some healthy fats, protein and tons of minerals from the tea and the greens. The perfect breakfast to start your day full of energy!

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