All posts filed under: vegan

Faith in Nature review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, Well I did not miss waking up at 6am to go to work. It doesn’t help that the sun doesn’t rise until after 7 and I feel like the walking dead as I finish this post this morning. I know I’ve had some time off but I am still annoyed that I’m working on the weekend, oh well. Today I am reviewing a few Faith in Nature products. Faith in Nature are certified, both by the Vegan Society and by Cruelty Free International. They make natural, affordable products and believe in benefiting the planet. Not all their products are vegan but the majority are, they don’t use GMOs, synthetic colours or fragrances. Their products are free from SLES, SLS, parabens and artificial preservatives. I received all the following products as a gift and it’s taken me ages to get round to using everything I received for my birthday. The first thing I used was the lavender and geranium shower gel and foam bath. I love these scents…

Vegetable Rice Review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, As this post goes live I am done with my pre-assessment and I’m probably just waking up, getting ready to go to work. I’ve stockpiled a bit of food to keep me going and I’m just going to get on with it, looking forward to having the weekend off. Today I have a very short review for you on beetroot and cauliflower rice. I started off by making the cauliflower rice by myself, it’s super easy (just pulse in a food processor and fry) but I also picked up a ready made pack, as well as a pack of beetroot rice so I thought I’d let you know about that. Maybe you don’t have time to prepare it, maybe you don’t have a food processor, it’s probably the easiest accompaniment to a meal ever and a brilliant way to add more vegetables to your diet. It’s also a brilliant way to complete a meal without carbs, if you are trying to avoid those. I bought these because…

Easy Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
Today I’m sharing with you my favourite family meal to cook; enchiladas. These are actually really easy to make but look quite impressive when you serve them. They get devoured in my house every time; by vegans and non-vegans alike. Another plus is that a lot of the ingredients are staple pantry or freezers items and so you can often make these as a last minute meal. Hearty, filling and delicious; try making these for you next family meal! Ingredients: Main 2 onions 3 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper 1 cup water 15 cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup corn 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 can tomato purée 1 can refried beans 8 tortilla’s Spices (*you can adapt these to fit your own taste) 1 tbsp garlic salt 1/2 tbsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chilli 1 tbsp parsley 1/2 tbsp tuscan seasoning 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning Optional Toppings 3 tbsp salsa 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Equipment: 1 chopping board 2 cooking pans 1…

Best-Ever Black Bean Burgers

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
I’ve eaten a whole lot of veggie burgers throughout my vegetarian life. Rarely have I ever made them myself, and this recipe really outshines anything you can buy in the freezer aisle. It takes a little bit longer to make this recipe, so if you’re always in a time crunch after work like me, hold off on this recipe until the weekend. I often find myself facing a major problem in trying new recipes: I don’t have a food processor. But I found a secret hack to the lack of food processor- an electric mixer. It seriously works like a charm! This recipe in particular comes from Ambitious Kitchen, but I made a few alterations that worked better for me. This recipe originally calls for half of a jalepeno and 2 teaspoons of spicy cajun spices, but I am not a big fan of spicy food so I took it out. It also called for sprouts as a topping on the burgers which in general are delicious, but I…

How to make Vegan Hair Gel ~DIY

Originally posted on Vegan Needs:
Hi Everyone, Happy Friday!!! its time for another DIY! I have been loving this one 🙂 I actually saw someone make this last weekend and I was shocked at how well it worked! so had to try it for myself 😀 I promise it won’t make your hair all dry and crunchy 😉 This Gel will keep in the fridge for about a week and you should make it fresh weekly.. don’t worry though its not hard at all… and I am giving you the microwave fast version here 😉 You will need: 2 cups of water 1/4 cup of brown flaxseeds Microwave safe bowl strainer container ( I just use an empty container I got from the dollar store ) How to: Put your flaxseeds and water into your microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl into the Microwave for 5 minutes ( 100power) make sure that the lid is covered as it might overflow in your microwave. Strain the flaxseeds from the gel. ( don’t burn yourself 😮 pour…

Tofurky hickory smoke flavour turkey style slices

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Afternoon everybody, Here’s another review for you, this time it’s the Tofurky hickory smoke flavour turkey style slices. I had seen a lot of talk about this American brand online and needed something for a sandwich so when I saw this product in Holland & Barrett I had to try it. These were £2.85 for a 156g pack but I used my rewards for life voucher to get money off this price. I tried a few sandwich variations with the slices, plain with olive spread, with pate and cucumber, and with pate and spreadable Violife. I noticed that the slices were quite thin and as I tried to rip a bit off to try a bit I also noticed that the slices are a little difficult to tear. This difficulty remained when I wanted to take a bite out of the sandwich. Now this wasn’t much of an issue with me, I could still happily eat my sandwiches but if you are like me and get a bit nervous eating…

Vegan Banana Chocolate Almond Muffins

Originally posted on w i n n i f e r ' s | b l o g :
Hello my fellow foodies, I had just finished my intro to Java programming midterm this week and felt like treating myself to a little something something :). I decided to make my famous banana chocolate almond muffins! This was recipe was planned perfectly because I haven’t had time to eat my bananas (busy studying at school) and they were just ripe enough to make this recipe. These muffins are perfect for an on-the-go snack/breakfast, perfect for picnics at the park, or a perfect way to express your love to your loved ones <3.  I promise you that whomever you chose to make these for will love you just a little bit more than before haha :P. This recipe is a must try and if you do try out this recipe be sure to tag the picture with the hashtag #winnifercooks on Instagram so everyone can see. Happy cooking everyone! ❤

Happy Fry-Day!

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
With one blog post I am going to make your Friday go from Fri-Day to Fry-Yay! You heard it here first Perth-ites… Lord of the Fries is bringing it’s delicious fries with a side of burgers to the people of Perth! That’s right! After months of requests, the Lords will be opening the doors to their first West Coast store in late 2015. Although I can’t tell you the exact date or location just yet, I can tell you that it will be in the Perth CBD and by following simonemckenna.com you will be the first to hear all about the new store and  grand opening! If you’re not familiar with the Lords, the idea was born from late night snack excursions in 2004, where founders Mark and Mandy met while living in Taiwan. Their love of fries (and each other) drew them closer, while their conscience led them to look for alternate solutions to the chemical and beef tallow laden options on the market. They were seeking perfection in the form of golden and crunchy fries that used…

vegan fall cookies || cranberry almond chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
i totally had these vegan cookies for lunch. no shame. paired with a glass of cold almond milk these fresh from the oven cookies were packed with flavor, were chewy, delicious, + pretty healthy, too. they reminded me of cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies i used to eat in connecticut at my family’s bakery. here’s the recipe- it’s a MUST try. i’m pretty proud of myself for putting it together using healthy ingredients such as cranberry, almond, oatmeal, pepitas, + spices. i used whole wheat flour rather than all purpose + coconut sugar rather than white refined sugars. they are also easily adapted to gluten free by swapping the oats + flour to gluten free varieties. //autumn inspired vegan oatmeal cookies// 1 cup organic rolled oats – used bob’s red mill 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp vanilla extract (also can substitute almond to bring out a more almond flavor) 1…