Vegan Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

Soups have always been one of my favourite meals to have. Especially Leek and potato soup! This is just like winter in a bowl for me and takes me way back to my childhood. Most likely why, this has always been a comfort food of mine.

Safe to say that has not changed since becoming Vegan. Normally the recipe I would use would contain animal products but once you get into the swing of things its not hard to replace the ingredients you once used to use in your favourite foods.

Not only is this soup really comforting, it’s delicious too! This is the one soup I know I can always make and a second helping is always requested. So make sure you make enough!

Vegan Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

Course Soup
Keyword soup, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Homemade Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 medium Leeks
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 1 Litre Vegan stock
  • 3-4 medium White potatoes
  • 100 ml Plant based milk or cream
  • 1 tbs mixed herbs

Instructions

  1. Melt vegan butter in a large saucepan on a low heat.

  2. Chop onion, garlic, leeks and add to the saucepan. Sautee for 3 mins.

  3. Add the potatoes diced and peeled if you prefer. Add mixed herbs and sautee for further 3 minutes. 

  4. Add the vegetable stock and stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

  5. Cook on a low heat for around 15-20 mins until the potatoes are soft.

  6. When cooked blend the soup and return to the heat adding the plant milk. Heat for 2 mins and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Keep stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months 

Very Berry Coconut Crumble (GF)

DSC_0594This aptly named very berry coconut crumble is bursting with plant-based amazingness! This light and fruity dessert is so easy to make and is the perfect vegan and gluten free alternative to traditional crumbles.

I use Coconut flour in place of wheat flour, meaning that if you do have in intolerance this will surely tick all of your boxes. Not only is coconut flour a healthier alternative, it works so well with these crumbles. It has a very fluffy and light texture with a slight hint of coconut which comes together really nicely with the sweetness of the fruit.

Really simple. This dessert is a guilt free, treat that everyone can enjoy!

Very Berry Coconut Crumble (GF)

Servings 2
Author Homemade Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed frozen berries
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 50 g Vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 60 g Demerera or Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

Instructions

  1. Defrost the berries in saucepan on a gentle heat. 

  2. Add lemon juice, maple syrup and cornflour. Cook for a further 5-10 mins until mixture has thickened. 

  3. preheat the oven to 190c (fan).

  4. Mix the coconut flour, sugar and butter together in a bowl until mixture is crumbly and fluffy.

  5. Transfer cooked berries to an oven dish and cover with the crumble mixture.

  6. Cook for 10-15 mins, until crumble is a golden brown. 

Recipe Notes

Serve with Vegan Custard or cream 

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The Chunky monkey smoothie is just one of 66 amazing creations from Deryn Macey’s brand new ebook! A book dedicated to protein-rich vegan smoothie recipes that are bursting with flavour. Thanks to Deryn I get to share this delicious recipe and give 3 lucky people the chance to win her ebook!!

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This is the ideal book for those who love smoothies! Step by step instructions on how to create the most nutritious and protein packed smoothies. Really informative and and full of creative recipes that make you feel good on the inside and out! Most of the recipes in this book contain protein powders, although Deryn has included 8 without. That being said, you can omit the protein powder from the recipes that use it, just make them a little sweeter!

If you know me, you know that I love my morning smoothie. If you know my daughter you will know she loves them more! With a smoothie obsessed toddler I am alway looking for new and creative ways to get as much into her smoothies as possible. The more protein, the better! That’s why when I was asked to review Deryn’s new e-book. I jumped at the chance!

Vegan protein powders are a great way to get additional protein into your diet. Especially helpful if your active and don’t always have time to ensure your getting all the protein rich foods you need. They are also a great way to add extra flavour to your smoothies too! The rise in veganism has created a new demand for plant based protein powders and there is a whole new catalogue to choose from now!

One of my favourite smoothies from Deryn’s book is the Chunky Monkey Smoothie. I have always been a sucker for a chocolate flavoured smoothie and this one certainly does not disappoint. Combining my two favourite things, peanut butter and chocolate this smoothie was always going to be a winner! Full of potassium, healthy fat, vitamins, antioxidants and protein. This is a great smoothie that only takes five minutes to make and is so rich and creamy. The perfect way to begin the day!

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Chocolate Chunky Monkey Smoothie

This chunky monkey smoothie is ultra thick and creamy making it perfect for eating with a spoon! 

Course Drinks
Keyword smoothies, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 540 kcal
Author Deryn Macey

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 serving vegan chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup white kidney beans or navy bean
  • 1 tbsp Cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Large pitted dates
  • 1 pinch Sea salt optional

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

  • If you dont have raw cacao, regular cocoa powder is fine.
  • If you dont want to use beans then omit them and replace with a whole frozen banana
  • You can reduce the nut butter down to 1tbsp for a lower fat and calorie smoothie

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Vegan Mushroom Carbonara

I know this recipe will highlight the divide between the people that are crazy about mushrooms like me and the people that just can not stand them. If this is you then I will have other recipes you can try your hand at I promise. That being said I have won over a few mushroom haters with this recipe. It may still be worth a try if your feeling adventurous! Just leave out the extra mushrooms I add in after the sauce.

This dish is one I have been working on for a while. It has been through so many variations of ingredients, flavours and methods of cooking. There are TOO many options when it comes to recreating Carbonara vegan style!

This particular recipe is by far my favourite and because it has had such amazing feedback from my taste testers I am finally ready to share it with you all!

This indulgently cruelty free, creamy take on the carbonara is sure to wow all your plant eating friends and family. So quick and easy to make that even the novice cook could whip up this up!

The Oat cream provides that much needed creamy element. Whilst the Nutritional yeast steps in and takes its crown replacing the cheese element. If I want to get extra fancy I throw in some Vegan mozzarella cheese to melt before serving. Or even grate some vegan parmesan over the top.

Vegan Mushroom Carbonara

Creamy Carbonara style Vegan dish

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword carbonara, mushroom, pasta, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Homemade Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Red or white Onion
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 150g Mushrooms chestnut, button or white
  • 150 ml Oat Milk or preferred plant milk
  • 50 ml Oat or soya cream
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Tamari sauce opt
  • 3-4 tbs Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or preferred oil/water
  • 200 g Spagetthi Gf

Instructions

Pasta

  1. Add 4 litres of cold water to a pan and bring to a boil.

  2. Add 1 tsp salt and pasta into boiling water and stir until all the strands are separated and under the water. Ensure to keep stirring so that they don't stick to each other.

  3. Cook for the recommended time as per pasta (roughly 12-15 mins)

Carbonara sauce

  1. Finely chop the garlic, 100g of the mushrooms and 1/2 of the red onion.

  2. On a low to medium heat add the Olive oil to a frying pan, along with the onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 mins until soft. 

  3. Add the chopped mushrooms, balsamic vinegar and the tamari sauce (if using). Cook for a further 5 mins 

  4. Add Oat milk and cook on a medium heat for 5-6 mins. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend for up to 1 min.

  5. In the frying pan add the remaining red onion and mushroom with a splash of oil or water and fry for a couple of minutes before adding the sauce. 

  6. Thicken the sauce on a medium to high heat for 2 mins then reduce the heat. Add nutritional yeast and Oat cream and cook for a further 2 mins.

  7. Stir in pasta and serve sprinkled with nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan.

Hazelnut Butter Cups

I love all things chocolate and I’am also really fond of nut butters. Combine them both together and you have my idea of vegan heaven. Normally I would opt for peanut butter but more recently I have been inspired by hazelnuts. I have found that hazelnut chocolate is one of the more difficult things to pick up in stores. I do know that Vego do a very popular hazelnut chocolate bar which I absolutely love!

That being said I much prefer to make my own sweets and using the hazelnuts as inspiration I have created my own version of hazelnut butter cups using homemade hazelnut butter.

Made with only 4 ingredients these hazelnut butter cups are a sweet treat that are not only easy to make but they should come with a warning they are that delicious! A healthy treat sure to satisfy any nut lover with a sweet tooth!

You may find it difficult to purchase hazelnut butter in store, although it is becoming more popular now. It may not always be possible for some but I prefer to make my own and have a really nice recipe that I use for these. Here is my recipe for Homemade Organic Hazelnut Butter.

Hazelnut Butter Cups

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
chilling time 15 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Organic Hazelnut butter
  • 2 tbsp Organic Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Organic Maple syrup or Agave
  • 100 g Organic Vegan Dark Chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine hazelnut butter, coconut flour and the maple syrup. You should be able to roll the dough into balls, if it is too dry then add more syrup, if it is too wet then add more flour. 

  2. Roll the dough into balls then flatten them with the palm of your hand. Place the dough into the bottom of a greased muffin tin. Alternatively you can use cases. 

  3. Add boiling water to a pan on a low heat. Place a heat proof a bowl over the pan and add the chocolate, stir occasionally until all the chocolate has melted.

  4. Using a teaspoon of chocolate for each one, cover them with the chocolate and then transfer them to the freezer for 15 mins.

Recipe Notes

These are delicious frozen but they also can be thawed and stored in the fridge, covered. 

Organic Hazelnut Butter

Making your own organic Hazelnut Butter is fun and rewarding! It is really easy to do and will save you a lot of money in the process. What more could you ask for?

Well, the benefits don’t stop there! Hazelnuts are super high in plant based fats, protein, vitamin e, thiamin and magnesium. Just to name few.  To find out more about the added health benefits of Hazelnuts click here.

I have found that having a good blender is a must when it comes to make things such as nut butters. I recommend using a high speed blender to get smoother and faster results. I personally use a Nutri Ninja. There is a lot of blenders on the market ranging in price and capability. I had a tight budget so I opted for the Ninja. It came highly recommended on many vegan forums. I have been using it over a year now and I have not been disappointed as of yet.

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Organic Hazelnut butter

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 175 ml
Author Homemade Vegan

Ingredients

  • 200 g Organic Hazelnuts
  • 1/2 tsp Himalyayn Pink salt
  • 1 tsp Organic Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs Organic Coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190c (fan).


  2. Place the hazelnuts on a baking tray and spread them out. Transfer them to the oven for 10-15mins. Until fragrant and skin is starting to peel.

  3. Allow nuts to cool and then place them in a tea towel and rub the together to remove the skins.

  4. Place nuts in a blender and add the salt, sugar and cocoa powder.


  5. Blend for around 8-10 min until a smooth paste, frequently scraping the nuts back down the sides. 

Recipe Notes

Transfer into a sterile glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.