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#Italianfood theme 23rd october 2014

Ciao a tutti!

It was an all Italian affair at the last #Veganrecipehour. Talk about belly rumbling! Oh my goodness! There was some amazing dishes to drool over.

Let’s get straight to it and have a look at this Italian classic from @Ephemerienne Insalata Caprese is one of my top choices.

Vegans can’t have creamy things right? Nah, wrong! Take a peek at this #zucchini fettuccini with creamy #cashew sauce from @apriltui.

How about a nice #Lasagne? Oh yes! @LeicVeggie shared this yummy dish with us. Here is another recipe from @FettleVegan. This time for a #Spinach and wild #mushroom #lasagne with #basil #almond cream. Yum!I love the sound of this #glutenfree offering from @Sentientchef. This is a lovely #lentil lasagne with #cashew cream sauce. @VeganLass also shared her top Lasagne recipe.

On the Pasta theme, check out this #rawvegan version of a #Tagilatelle marinara with ‘cheese’ Gorgeous! Or a very veggie  Spaghetti #squash pasta? I love this stuff! Thank you @FettleVegan

This #sundriedtomato sauce from @apriltui sounds like a great versatile recipe. This pesto also sounds totally tasty.  Or an #Aioli #rawvegan. That will keep the Vampires away!  this #kale #pesto suggested by @VeganStella sounds so good! She replaced the Parmesan with cashew nuts. Here is another pesto from @FettleVegan. This time it’s a #Hemp seed #basil pesto.

How about some #pasta to go with those Pesto’s? @SlowClubCookery has it covered.

This 30 minute meal from @Vegancoaching looks very tasty! Pasta in a creamy #basil sauce. Why not try this Pasta Primavera from @Yogivegetarian. Tasty! I say Yum to this Spaghetti Aglio e olio Alla Oppo (garlic and olive oil) from @emisgoodeating.

You can’t go wrong with #Pizza! I like the look of this suggestion from @BatsandBaking. This Pinwheel #pizza from @TheFriendlyfig looks amazing! This #Taco night pizza from @Leicveggie looks rather special too. I’m positively drooling over this amazing @Fettlevegan pizza! Take a peek at this stunning Smoky Autumn Pizza from @Yogivegetarian.

You will find #gnocchi on most Italian menu’s. This #Pumpkin option looks lovely. Thanks @TheMoralMunch. Or a #sweetpotato version from @Yogivegetarian.

A lovely warming bowl of #Minestrone sound good? I believe it sounds great! Thank you @emisgoodeating.

How about an #Affogato to round it all off? Yum! Thank you @Ephemerienne! These Vegan baked Zeppole from @emisgoodeating look fab! or a nice  Orzo coffee to finish. Aaand breathe out…and change into elasticated waist trousers ;o)

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#Biscuits and #cookies theme #veganrecipehour 2nd October 2014

I was a bit cheeky again and chose the theme that I really wanted! Perks of the job eh! I am very very partial to a biscuit (or three) I’m not a cake fan really. even when I was a baby, apparently I would just sit there are crumble it. I do however love baking cakes. My husband is very happy about that!!

So, back to biccies! Are you a dunker? I admit I am. The biscuit has to  be of the correct type to dunk. No one likes a soggy mess of mushy biscuit in the bottom of their mug! I’m thinking a nice ginger nut and a cup of tea. There is a science to this…honestly…(maybe)…..

Anyway!…. Show me the Cookies!!

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Yes, this is what I look like!

 

I thought this recipe from ChocCoveredKt for Chocolate covered Quinoa Cookies looks fab! Something a bit different? How about #Chocolate #avocado #cookies shared by @Forked_tongues? They look so tasty!

This is one of my recipes, #Cranberry and #Hazelnut chewy cookies. They don’t last very long in our house!

Thank you so much to @lovesusiestars for sharing her recipes. #vegan Quaker #oat cookies (and amazing cutters!) How about #ginger biscuits?

Many thanks to @apriltui for sharing recipes. These #oat and #raisin cookies look lush.

These are great. 4 ingredient cookies from @veghotpot. #glutenfree.

Carrot,coconut and date munchkin anyone!? Many thanks to @theveganegan  for sharing this lovely recipe:

You need: Coconut Pulp, Carrot Pulp, Dates, Agave, & Nutmeg

(Best way to get the pulp is to cold-press carrot & coconut juice).

Mix the pulps & the dates in food processor. Blend until mixed.

Shape into munchkin size with dash of nutmeg. Drizzle with agave & ENJOY!

These #Chocolate chip Teatime #biscuits look soooo good! Thank you @sentientchef. For a tasty, quick biscuit fix, why not give these Thumbprint cookies from @VeganCoaching a try? Or these very tasty looking Linzer cookies.

This is another favourite in our house. #Raw #Gingerbread. Perfect for Christmas!

it was lovely to tweet @marchpanemedlar again Especially as they shared this recipe for chunky chocolate chip cookies! Not quite a biscuit but, i will include it anyway, thank you to @PaulYoud for sharing his recipe for Healthy #fruit and #nut bars. Very nice.

Have a good look through these amazing #pumpkin recipes from #FettleVegan. Spot on seasonal recipes (all of which I want to try!) Scroll down and you will find some #Pumpkin bread cookies! They also shared these intriguing Dark Chocolate #rosemary cookies. I’m going to have to try those! Oh the things I do in the name of Veganism hey… such hard work…hehehee!

Many thanks to @TheFlexitarian for sharing this lovely recipe for Crunchy #spelt #raisin cookies. Yum!

You are all awful to me you know…. You give me cravings during #veganrecipehour and then when I’m writing it up! Hehee!

You are all still fab.

xx

#Vegankids theme 4th Spetember 2014

I thought we would try something a little bit different for this #veganrecipehour and I’m pleased to say that I think it worked it worked out well.

We forget that its not only adults that eat a #vegan diet, its Children too.  Maybe you have been Vegan from an early age and have brought your Kids up that way so its a natural progression. Maybe you have chosen to change your diet/lifestyle and now your whole family eat a different diet. Or, you need some help and advice on how to go about making vegan food appeal to your Kids as they are use to something different.

I know I personally fancied trying most of he things suggested during #veganrecipehour!

Many thanks to @VeganGeezer for the many suggestions and ideas during #VRH. there are so many what I cant do the justice. I recommend that you take a look at the @veganrecipehour twitter feed to catch up with them all. Here are a few to whet your appetite!

‘Always keep fruit & veg on show for #vegankids snacks’ (photo)

an interesting thought:

‘A good tip is to get talking to teachers here & there, after a while ask what if a vegan diet was a religious requirement?’

Take a look at these photos of an amazing meal from @sankariOm The suggestion of letting Kids build their own middle eastern vegan lunch.

‘Green falafel, hummus, pitas, mutubal, eggplant/yogurt dip, fruity cous cous’

Sounds divine! Thank you for sharing!

How awesome do these Marinated #tempeh #kebabs look and sound? @apriltui says they are a big hit with her Kids.

Who says dinner time has to be serious? These Funny Broccoli plates from @Ephemerienne are great fun!  (translate) A nice Mac ‘n’ cheese recipe usually goes down well!. How about #sandwich inspiration? How exciting does Monster potatoes and chard in a swamp sound!? Just look at those photos! How cool is that!?!

You cant go far wrong with a #Pizza. Thank you to @Potatostrong for sharing this idea  and these Fat free potato chips sound pretty fab too!

This is something I also really enjoy ‘Breaded #tofu in a bun’. If you treat #tofu the right way, press it, drain and season well, its a total revelation. I adore the stuff! thank you @TansysKitchen for sharing.

Have a peek at this photo from @TheMoralMunch. Isnt that a dinner that kids would love? that colours and flavours…yum! Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges + Guacamole + Homemade BBQ Sauce. Wow!

@lilmissmeatfree‘s Niece’s love these #Pea and #courgette #fritters. I’m sure I would too!

Talking of gorgeous photos, this one from @Flavourphotos is fabulous! She says:

‘I like adding lots of ‘goodness’ to things that are treats, e.g. seeds, dried fruit, stewed apple’

This is a great selection of  tasty sounding Kiddie friendly dishes from @SentientChef ‘Creamy #cauliflower sause 5 ways‘ What a brilliant lot of variations for #pasta loving kids!

How about sweet snacks? @SentientChef shared this lovely recipe for #Banana & chocolate chip muffins. Thats yet another thing on my ‘To make’ list!!

Take a look at this beautiful suggestion from @livingfoodlove Honeydew melon and watermelon balls look amazing!

I adore the sound of these ‘Bliss balls’ from @apriltui . Check out this suggestion for #Raw #Lemon drops too. Yum! and a basic #icecream recipe has to be a hit!!

Nom….Nom…nom …nom! I know my tummy is rumbling, I’m off to make a peanutbutter sandwich to celebrate writing up this #blog post 😉 xx

#Decadentdesserts theme Thursday 31st July 2014

So despite my phone auto correct forever changing the word ‘Desserts’ to ‘Deserts’. It seems that a great #veganrecipehour was had by all.

Many thanks to the lovely @lilmissmeatfree for hosting for the night. It sure was a tasty night by all accounts!

Here is a selecton of a few of the recipes from the night. Please scroll through the twitter feed for further recipes and photographs of tasty gorgeousness!

Lets start with a lovely #glutenfree offering from @yogivegetarian in the shape of a ‘Plum and Almond Clafoutis‘  Or fancy an ‘Apple and cashew cream tart‘ Very nice indeed!

Thank you to @PaulYoud for dsharing his lovely ‘#Trifle‘ recipe.Welcome once again to @ephemerienne and thank you for sharing  this ‘Afogato‘ recipe.

Cupcakes! Cant possibly go wrong with #cupcakes! ‘Peanut butter cupcakes‘ sure sound like they would hit the spot! Thank you @SlowCookeryClub!

Just check out this ‘Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart‘ suggested by @How_toDothings wowee!

‘Chocolate Courgette cake‘ anyone?@TheFlexitarian has to covered! They also shared this lovely ‘Chocolate #mousse‘ recipe. Superb!

Still on the #chocolate theme, how about these ‘Chocolate pots‘ from @Flavourphotos? I can personally vouch for these! They are superb!

How about an ‘Orange Chocolate #cheesecake‘? This is an amazing recipe from @FettleVegan.

Another Chocolatey offering came in from @VeganChatRoom in the shape of a  ‘Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Pudding’ Tasty!

Fancy a  ‘Chopped Date, Pecan and Fresh Mint Brownie‘? I do now thanks to @CreepyGreens! I’m craving them already!

@Flavourphotos also shared this lovely recipe for ‘Ruby’s Cookie Pie‘ very nice!

Thank you to @Rawveganista for sharing her  ‘#Raw #carrotcake #donut’ recipe. Yum!

Thank you to @MarchpaneMedlar for sharing this exciting idea for ‘Fruit Nigiri Sushi‘!  Now thats something totally different! Talking of something different,  check out this ‘Chocolate Spaghetti‘ from @Ephemerienne! Or a ‘chocolate #soup‘!

‘Lemon Cake‘?  yes please! Thank you for sharing @JayeDry

Carrot cake‘!? (#glutenfree) Thank you @ChubbaNia! There are #cookies too!

More #Cheesecake? Ah, it would be ride not to!  ‘#Raw lavendar lemon cheesecake with whipped #coconut #cream‘ from @FettleVegan. Wow!

 

What a selection!

All I can say it….#veganfoodisawesome!!!

#Indianfood theme Thursday 24th july 2014

I think this may have been the most hectic #veganrecipehour yet! It started off slowly and I thought ‘oh boy, no one is going to turn up’ How wrong was I!!?!

This is my spice tin. We get through loads of spices in our house and its always needing topping up!

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So, so many amazing recipes! I have tried to gather them all together. Sorry if I have missed any. It’s a lot to sort through!

Lets kick things off with this mouth watering selection from the ever lovely @yogivegetarian. Firstly here is a tasty ‘Shahi #Tofu‘ dish which is also #glutenfree. And there’s more! ‘Matar Tofu‘ ‘Whole #mungdal with #coconut‘ ‘Aromatic #MungDal‘ ‘Flax Chapattis ‘#Wholegrain Khitchri‘ How about something sweet to follow? ‘Superchikki‘ #glutenfree or a ‘#Mango #kulfi‘ Yummy!!

Welcome once again to @GoodStuffSharon for these wonderful suggestions. ‘Baked red #onion #bhajis with #homemade #mango #chutney‘ and a beautiful looking ‘Creamy #Coconut #Dhal with #Butternut #Squash

Many thanks once again to @Ephemerienne for sharing with us such amazing recipes! (Google translate) Starting with a tasty ‘Chana Masala‘ ‘#Saag #tofu‘ ‘#Saag Aloo‘ ‘Mild vegetable #curry‘ ‘#Byriani‘ ‘#Cauliflower and #Aubergine #curry‘ ‘#Lentils #cauliflower #pumpkin #curry‘ and to finish the selection, how about ‘#mango #lassi‘ Wowee!

@emisgoodeating shared this recipe for ‘#onion #bhaji‘ Cant go wrong with those!

Once again we were lucky enough to have @RawVeganista sharing some of her amazing recipes. Here we have ‘#Raw #aubergine #curry‘ ‘#Raw vegan #korma and spicy #aubergine #curry‘ and a superb ‘#Raw #Butternut #squash #curry and #Parsnip and #hempseed herbed ‘#rice‘. i cant wait to try those!

Another Indian inspired rice dish was suggested by @SentientChef’ #Turmeric and #Mushroom #rice‘ sounds lovely doesn’t it! They also reminded us of the amazing products from @Hodmedods. This is a really lovely vegan friendly ‘#Dal‘ I personally adore their products!

This is a really nice and different suggestion from @TheFlexitarian ‘Indian-Spiced #Lentils with #Spinach and #Rhubarb‘ really interesting!

Now, I usually forget to actually add anything from my own #Blog! I luckily remembered this time and have a few #indianfood inspired recipes to share. @fullbelliesOAB Keema #curry‘  ‘Red #lentil #tomato and #cauliflower #curry‘  ‘Easy #coconut and #peanut #curry  ‘#Spinach and #coconut #curry’ ‘#Lentil and #Chickpea #curry with whole roast indian spiced #Cauliflower‘  and last but not least ‘#cauliflower #pakoras‘ These are all 100% gorgeous! But,I’m Biased! Hehe!

Welcome once again to @Veggiesoup4thesoul and thank you for these lovely suggestions: a lovely ‘#naan bread‘ recipe. Thank you for also suggesting  Madhur Jaffrey’s ‘#Aduki #Bean #curry‘ Many thanks also for sharing this great review of the  @titbits_uk Cook book. Featuring amongst other gorgeous recipes, a wonderful Goan curry with tofu & pineapple’ fabulousness!

It was great to see @Potatostrong back at #veganrecipehour! They shared this lovely recipe for ‘Super Quick and Easy No Fry Chick Pea Curry on Basmati Rice‘ Very nice!

We have a couple of other great ‘#Naan bread‘ recipes from @PaulYoud or a lovely #Spicy fruit naan. Thank you!

There are even more #indianfood tweets from the night but, I wouldn’t want to make your tummy rumble tooooo much ;o)

Summer #salad theme 10th july 2014

How glad was i that the weather behaved itself for our Summer ‘salad theme!?! As I’m writing this, I can hear the Birds singing away, the sun is shining down and the grass is trying to convince me to go and cut it. Alas, i think I would actually melt and that would lead all all sorts of problems ;o) These are some of my #lettuce plants growing in the garden. They are too pretty to eat! well, maybe…

DSC_0001Lets have a look at these #salads then! I can honestly say, the collection is a superb one! Salads don’t have to be boring! These suggestions certainly aren’t!

Lets start with these suggestions from @lilmissmeatfree Warm #squash #salad with #sesame and #orange‘. Very nice! Or a lovely ‘#sweetpotato and roasted #radish salad with a #chive and #lime dressing‘ I love a nice ‘Tabbouleh‘ This one looks yummy! I like to use #millet sometimes instead for a change #glutenfree

This suggestion from @dear-kitchen is super tasty. Check out their ‘Two Summer #salads‘ suggestion.

Have a peek at this salad idea from @rosieapples its a totally fab ‘#Blue Cheese (vegan), #Walnuts, #Pomegranate, Pink #Grapefruit, Seeds, Croutons, #Tamari, #Agave & #Cider Dressing’

Here is another photo of a lovely salad from @SentientChef who also shared this suggestion of ‘#Walnut, #Turmeric and sun dried #Tomato Super #Detox Salad

Many thanks to @RawVeganista for sharing this ‘#Favabean salad‘ idea.  Another lovely idea came via @LoraxCommunity in the shape of a tongue tingling ‘spicy #sesame salad with #wasabi #aioli

#Potato salad? This one suggested by @suindependent sounds great!

This is a great link for #vegan ‘salad #dressings’ or fancy a #coleslaw/#mayonaise? as shared by @ChubbaNia. @FlavourPhotos shared this idea for a ‘#Summer super salad‘ @MarchpaneMedlar shared this lovely recipe for an ‘Edible #flower salad‘ So pretty!
This is a great idea from @RawStylist:

‘Grilled romaine lettuce with strawberries, walnuts, scramble tofu, dried cranberries and mango n avocado, with balsamic vinegar’

Talking of #Tofu, how about this idea from @VeganChatroom.

Many thanks once again to @TheFlexitarian for sharing this amazing selection of recipes: ‘#carrot salad‘ ”Panzanella‘ ‘#Aubergine salad with Spicy roasted #chickpeas‘ ‘#Mango #Tabbouleh‘ ‘#fennel #radish and #pea #mint salad‘ ‘#Asparagus #kale salas with #tahini dressing‘ and last but not least, ‘#Kale salad with roasted butternut #squash and #peanut #tofu‘ Yummmmm!!

This ‘#Eggplant salad with #Cajun dressing‘ from @myveggieweb sounds superb. Or what about ‘#Kale salad with fried #casher #cheese and #pickled #beets‘ from @GirlEatsGreens!?

Make sure you have alook at this superb video shared by @lethalfizzle!How to make a ‘#Cauliflower power salad‘ Brilliant!

Thank you all! What a brilliant collection! So, the next time you hear someone say ‘Salads are boring’ point them in this direction!!

 

 

#mushroom theme 29th May 2014

Hello!

I was really surprised at just how popular #mushrooms are! The topic made for a really busy #veganrecipehour! Lets take a look at the humble #mushroom and see why we should be eating it.

They are packed with helpful, healthy vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Potassium for Blood pressure control, Niacin is great for your skin, digestive and nervous system, selenium (an anti oxidant), Riboflavin which helps look after your red blood cells, Copper for red blood cell production to mention a few.

There are also so many varieties to choose from. I know in the UK, over the last few years, it has been possible to buy large ranges from most supermarkets. If not, there tends to be a choice of white, chestnut, button and usually a larger open mushroom of varying sorts. Dont forget tinned mushrooms in water etc for stirfry’s and the like. Or, I’ve bought them in pouches before. Also dried mushrooms are hugely useful in dishes and in making Mushroom stock.

ImageSo, lets see what tasty gorgeousness was suggested!

Thank you to @Facelessfood for joining us and suggesting this lovely recipe for their gorgeous ‘#mushroom #byriani‘ Yum!

@ephemerienne once again treated us to many lovely recipes, here are a couple to whet your appetite! More can be found on our #twitter feed ‘#Mushroom and greens #salad‘ ‘Mushroom and kale Alfredo

@vegsoup4thesoul Suggested some amazing recipe ideas! such as ‘Mexican Mushrooms‘ ‘#BBQ ‘pulled-Pork’ mushrooms!‘ ‘Malaysian laksa-style soup’

Many thank s once agian to the lovely @Jasminetrinity for her tasty suggestions: ‘Mushroom Ragu‘  ‘#mushroom and #spinach #pie‘ and ‘#Kale and #mushroom #stirfry’ Check out this amazing #pintrest board too! Packed full of tasty #mushroom recipe ideas!

@Leicveggie shared this lovely ‘#Lentil #Stew‘ (with mushrooms) with us. Thank you to @VeganTrinity for sharing their tasty recipe for ‘Mushroom, broccolli & Coconut Soup‘ with us.  This lovely #noodle dish comes from the ever wonderful @lilmissmeatfree Creamy Thai Mushroom Noodles’ tasty!! A warn welcome to the lovely @mintgrapefruit who I am pleased to say, shared their lovely recipe for ‘Mushroom & Cauliflower Pasta‘with us. Thank you! A wonderful array of #mushroom recipes can be found here courtesy of the wonderful @vegangela wowee!

@TheFlexitarian were extremely generous with their suggestions such as; ‘Creamy Kale & Mushroom Soba Noodles‘ or ‘#mushrooms on #Butternut #Polenta Galettes‘ or how about a fab ‘#Asparagus & #mushroom Lasagna’!?  Staying on a #pasta theme, @veganfoodchat were kind enough to share this recipe for ‘Cannellini-Stuffed Potatoes

Thank you to @SlowCookeryClub for sharing this really interesting suggestion of ‘soy-pickled shiitakes’. I shall be making some of those asap! @PaulYoud suggested we try some lovely ‘stuffed mushroom parcels’ and @avocadoplease shared a really amazingly tasty looking recipe for ‘#mushroom #burgers with #Asian slaw‘! Absolutely brilliant!

What a fantastic selection of amazingly tasty recipes! There isn’t mushroooom for any more… ahem… hehe! *hides*

Thank you once again for making it a wonderful #veganrecipehour. Check out more tweets on our feed!

#chickpea #gramflour theme 17th april 2014

Hello again all!

I hope that you are all well? How was the Bank Holiday? Are you now like me, not knowing what day it is? Heheee!

So, our last theme 17th April 2014 was a very popular one. Its a topic I had ‘on the list’ but, following a request by @lukeberman, I decided, ah, why not have it next! So, we had a #chickpea #gramflour theme.

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I am a huge fan of both ingredients. Both are hugely versatile and even better, cheap!You can buy a 400g tin of chickpeas for around 40p and a big bag of gram flour for just over a pound.

Chickpeas are a brilliant addition to your diet #vegan or not. They are loaded with #fibre, low Gi, low fat, hight #protein and can help lower LDL Cholesterol! What’s not to love!? It also means many recipes are also #glutenfree and #soyafree.

Lets get started with the recipes!

@veganDisco was kind enough to share a favourite recipe for ‘#Sundal’ How gorgeous does that recipe sound? How about a #Pakora to go with it? Or another recipe idea from @seasonalshaheen for ‘Portobello Mushroom Haggis Pakoras with Curried Neep Chips’ Soundsrather tasty doesnt it!

@lilmissmeatfree likes is ‘fast and Spicy’, or so she says.. ‘15 minute chickpea and spinach curry’ Another curry option was suggested by @Potatostrong. This one is ‘Super Quick and Easy No Fry Chick Pea Curry on Basmati Rice’ Gorgeous!

This ‘chickpea, maple and Apricot Tagine‘ from @lilmissmeatfree is a tasty option. Another #tagine recipe from @FullbelliesOAB is a rateher tasty ‘fennel and chickpea‘ combination. How about a yummy ‘Slow cooker North African Squash and Chickpea stew‘? Or a ‘chickpea and #Seitan tagine‘ from @paulYoud. This ‘Tangy Couscous‘ would go with them fantastically!  Thank you @theflexitarian!

This is really interesting: Did you know it is possible to use #gramflour as a handy #egg replacer? Via @vegan_hausfrau and @veganbaking

You cant go far wrong with #hummus! We regularly eat it in our house. It’s great to play around with different flavours. A great suggestion came in from @veganchatroom who told us that they ‘Made hummus using caramelised garlic and onion, we were out of lemon so used balsamic vinegar instead’. Interesting idea hey!?

Here are some examples or recipe ideas: @ephemerienne suggested this recipe.  How about ‘#kale hummus’ or ‘Avocado hummus‘ As suggested by @theflexitarian. On a similar note, how about this #sandwich idea suggested by @jagrazi ‘Smashed #Chickpea & #Avocado Salad’ Yum! Ever thought of making a #chocolate Hummus? Check this out from @Ephemeriene

Another very popular option (and favourite of mine!) is #socca. Actually, we have having a socca flatbread with our dinner tonight! We are roasting some garlic and then mushing it up and mixing it in the batter. Yum!

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How about making a #socca ‘omelette‘? yum! Thank you @PaulYoud. Here is another serving version suggested by @segmentedsarah1. Or how about this idea suggested by @VeganUpNorth ! How amazing do these ‘Wild garlic chickpea pancakes‘ from @seasonalshaheen look and sound?! Thank you to @veganStella for sharing this recipe for ‘Besan omelette‘ Yummy!

We haven’t even touched on #falafel yet! I personally take an easy approach! I mush up #chickpeas and mix with some cumin, coriander, fresh breadcrumbs, lemon, garlic. Form into patties and fry lightly until browned. I also like to add #sweetpotato or #butternutsquash sometimes. You can find loads of recipe suggestions on line. Many are made differently to the cheating way I do them some have baking powder, some deep fry, some have onion…..the options are endless!

Another top choice is to roast your #chickpeas. This is great for a sweet or savoury snack. Yet another thing I love to eat! (there isnt much I dont like to be honest..parsnips though..not a fan) here is a sweet idea from @greedyvegangirl ‘Cinnamon sugar roasted chickpeas’. I like to drain them, dry them and add salt and pepper or smoked paprika, herbs, anything I fancy on the day to be honest! Then bake on a tray until browned.

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How about something completely different? Biscuits made with #gramflour! thank you @veganupnorth! ‘Double choc chip chickpea and almond’ Tasty! If you really want to max out with the sweetness, how about this recipe for ‘Kesar burfi‘ Sweet!

Hungry?! I bet!

Can you imagine how I feel after every #veganrecipehour? Hehe!

Thank you once again everyone. It was a great hour. Please check out the #twitter account for more recipes from the night. There were so many amazing ideas!

xVRHx

#veganrecipehour Thursday 13th Feb 2014 #chocolate #cocoa #carob theme

On Thursday 13th Feb, (aptly one day before Valentines day!) Our theme was ‘Chocolate, cocoa and carob’
A little bit indulgent maybe but, a very popular topic!
We are pleased o say that it was really busy once again and in fact, week on week, we are upping our ‘interactions’ by at least 30 every time, which is amazing!
We are also so proud 9round of applause to all followers) that we have passed the 1000 mark! That is absolutely phenomenal and way beyond any of our hopes or expectations.
It only goes to show that vegan food IS popular IS in demand and IS simply fabulous!! thank you every one, you make this thing work.
Without further ado lets crack on with the recipes! After all, that’s why we are all here!
Here’s is a little round up of some of the recipes shared, remember, there are more to be found by searching in under #veganrecipehour!

lets start off with these awesome ‘Coconut and Oat Biscuits with Chocolate Orange Drizzle’ @VeganVoxBlog
Who also suggested these yummy looking ‘Banana Nut Muffins with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting’

I have to agree with @SianyB23 who shared this photo….

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Moo Free‘ Chocolate is absolutely gorgeous! We first tried it at West Midlands Vegfest -(check out this link for UK festivals this year) and were Hooked! its Dairy free, gluten free and totally Vegan! have a look at the Easter eggs!

Anyway! Back to the recipes…

Just take a look at this amazing ‘Raw White Chocolate & Strawberry Marbled ‘Ice Cream’ Cake’ recipe as suggested by @naturalfuelblog What a treat!

i am a bit of a biscuit fan, nice cuppa and a biccie, cant beat it. i was made up when I saw this recipe..’Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies‘ as suggested by @Dorset_vegan. Thank you!!
How about this scrumptious sounding (and  looking) Raw vegan chocolate mousse pie – To be found on the fabulous @MinoValleyFarm website blog.

On my goodness, look t these beautiful photos of these ‘Luxury chocolate mousse cups’ from @flavourphotos the recipe can be found at the bottom of the blog post.
fancy a moreish ‘Double chocolate vegan brownie‘? suggested by @Dorset_vegan/@cymruFigan..yes please, if you are offering!

Another gorgeous Raw recipe sugested by @KerryMacuska ‘Raw Almond Butter Cups with Chocolate Icing’ look superb!

Blackbean brownies!? Who would have thought it?! thank you @PotatoStrong who also suggested this ‘Raw date and almond coconut balls’ recipe which uses cocoa. Gorgeous!
Hungry yet? Chocolate craving much!!?!
This is merely a snapshot of what went on, please, if you have a chance, take a look through the tweets for more recipes, tips and advice on Chocolate for vegans!
Every feel you are missing out being vegan?

Heck no!!
xxx