Raw vegan parfait

I wasn’t much of a sweet tooth before but it has been changing off late πŸ™‚ I guess I am not eating enough. I make my Banana Peanut butter ice cream quite often and it is a treat for less than 200kcal πŸ™‚ I am leaving to India to visit my parents, who currently live there πŸ™‚ I have taken my shots, so fingers crossed I don’t get sick there. With my near-empty pantry, I thought I would make something really cool before I leave. Made this amazing parfait,yep raw vegan, no sugar, gluten-free πŸ™‚ Let me know if you try it out πŸ™‚

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Am hooked to layering different flavors and making it look and taste amazing. This parfait has 7 layers.You could do 2 or 3 layers and repeat those layers.

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Layer 7: Tahini ice cream (Blend 1/2 frozen banana (slices) and 1 tsp of unhulled tahini )

Layer 6: Berry ice cream (Blend 1/2 frozen banana (slices), few frozen berries and 2 medjool dates)

Layer 5: Choco pistachios ice cream (Blend 1/2 frozen banana (slices),cacao powder and few pistachios)

Layer 4: Banana cashew cream (banana(1/2), cashew(1/2 cup-soaked overnight in water-drained ),maple syrup)

Layer 3:Β Choc pudding (Cacao powder,banana(1/2), avocado(1/2),maple syrup, salt)

Layer 2: Cashew berry cheese (cashew(1/2 cup-soaked overnight in water-drained ),frozen berries, maple syrup,2 medjool dates)

Layer 1: Almond meal
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My next post will be from India- My mum’s recipes-More Indian food πŸ™‚ Yum.

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Raw vegan Rainbow cheesecake

If you have been reading my posts, you will know by now how much I hate measurements. I usually go by judgement and probably that’s why I have NEVER EVER got a cake/bread right. πŸ˜› It changed today though. Made this Beau…tiful rainbow cheesecake πŸ˜€ Soak a big pack of cashews (400gms) overnight. I love raw veganism πŸ™‚ So easy to make yummy food. Only thing that keeps me away from being a raw vegan is the Indian in me-‘Curries’. I am thinking of going 50-50 and cutting oil completely. Back to recipe, scroll down πŸ™‚Β 

 

imageimageLayer 1: Cinnamon Carrot Layer:

Chop around 5 baby carrots (300gms) into chunks. Not too small/big-you need to process this. Add them to a food processor. Throw in dates depending on how sweet you want, a pinch of salt, a handful of almonds, 2 pinches cinnamon and process until they come together. If they don’t, add some maple syrup and it will. Line a spring form pan with baking paper and add the carrot layer. Freeze for an hour

Layer 2: Almond Peanut-butter Cacao Layer:

To the food processor, add dates (around-15),almond meal(>1.5 cups), some salt, 2 tbsp peanut butter,cacao powder(depending on your chocoholic nature) Layer this on top of carrot layer. Back this goes into the freezer

Layer 3:Berry cheesecake layer:

To the food processor, add 3/4th of the soaked cashews(drain and add them),add 1/2 cup frozen berries(more if you love sour taste), maple syrup/agave nectar, a pinch of salt and process until smooth and fluffy. I loved this layer.Add this on top of the cacao layer. Freeze this and wait for an hour for avocado cacao layer

Layer 4:Chocolate cheesecake layer:

To the food processor, add the rest of cashews(drain and add them), 1/2 to 3/4 th of an avocado, cacao powder, a pinch of salt, maple/agave nectar until fluffy. πŸ™‚ Β Top that on berry layer πŸ™‚ Freeze. Thaw before serving πŸ™‚

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding-only 6 ingredients

Raw vegan, Gluten-free, amazing, tasty, healthy, no sugar, list could go on, on and on πŸ™‚

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This is the easiest pudding. Only 6 ingredients πŸ™‚ -takes 5 mins to make. This was such a big hit today even with my non-vegan buddies. It is so light, fluffy pudding-the entire contents disappeared in seconds πŸ˜€ No one believed there was avocado in it. πŸ™‚

This serves:2-3, but 1 chocoholic could finish it πŸ˜›

  • Dates-5-6/more depending on sweetness you like
  • Medium Banana-3
  • Medium Avocado-1
  • Cacao powder-2-3 Tbsp-depending on how chocolaty you like
  • Peanut butter-1/4 cup-add more if you like
  • Almond milk/Water-to ease the blending process

Yep, put them all in to a blender. Add almond milk as you need and process until fluffy. Yummy pudding. Easy-isn’t it? Try this and let me know how you like it πŸ™‚ That tiny cup fills you πŸ™‚

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Gluten-free Quinoa Black-Eyed Beans Mexican Flavored Cheese burger

I have a confession to make πŸ™‚ I haven’t had a burger since going vegan πŸ™‚ I know. I should have tried making one. That’s what I did today πŸ™‚ I got tofutti cheese slices which I have been treasuring to make this yummy burger. Hola! Sabor Mexicano. πŸ™‚ Take this Maccas (Macdonalds) πŸ˜›

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You need-[This makes around 6 patties]

  • 1 red onion-very finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, a small piece of ginger-grated
  • 1/2 tomato-blended
  • Spinach-a handful-finely chopped
  • 1 boiled and mashed potato
  • Cooked Quinoa-1/4 cup
  • Chickpea flour-2 Tbsp, Corn flour-2 tsp
  • Cooked and mashed black-eyed beans-1 cup
  • Chili powder-1 tsp
  • Mexican taco seasoning-1.5 Tbsp (more or less depending on how strong it is)
  • Green peas-a handful
  • Salt-to taste

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Method:

  • In a pan, add oil, add onion and garlic and saute until transparent and add tomato and the seasoning and cook until dry and add the spinach, beans, peas, potato and cook until dry, add a tbsp of chickpea flour and mix it well
  • Add quinoa, rest of chickpea flour and cornstarch and mix them well. Take it off heat and let it cool until you can make patties.
  • Spray oil and cook them in a shallow pan πŸ™‚

Layers of burger

I drew this on my tablet cos it was hard for me describe the layers πŸ˜› Hope this helps πŸ™‚ I will post my easy guacamole recipe I stoleΒ obtained from my Mexican friend πŸ™‚

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I could only eat half the burger 😦 Was too much πŸ™‚

Fluffy Chocolate mousse

I am notΒ usually a sweet tooth person. But off-late, I have been craving for chocolate. Had avocado banana and cocoa in my pantry πŸ™‚ -that’s what you need to make yummy vegan mousse.

Ingredients:

  • Banana-1 big
  • Avocado-1 medium
  • Maple syrup-1 Tbsp
  • Coconut oil melted-1 tsp
  • Light coconut milk-2 Tbsp
  • Cashews-45 gms
  • 2 pinches salt
  • Raw cacao powder-3 Tbsp
  • 100 gms chocolate chips melted

Method:

  • Blend everything apart from the choc chips until fluffy and add to the melted chocolate chip mixture. Fold until they are mixed well, chill them for an hour/so and serve.
  • Top with Hazelnut meal
  • I was too tempted to taste it so had 2 spoonfuls before I realized I had forgotten to take a pic πŸ˜‰

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