Black garlic is created by a careful ageing process, which causes the sugars and amino acids to react, resulting in it’s dark pigment.
It has many health benefits that range from it’s strong antioxidant nature to its potential role in cancer treatment. Recent tests scientists show that chemicals in the bulb can help to reduce fatigue from exercise and even improve physical strength.
It is used in various dishes and also as a probiotic drink or medicine to cure or strengthen immune system.
The taste is deeply intense and reminds me of dried figs with a hint of tamarind or balsamic vinegar. I love to add black garlic to enhance dishes like salads, cheese platter, soups or bowls like this!
The best thing -> this magical black beauty is suuuper easy to create! Check out the recipe below. A small warning, you will have that delicious garlic smell wafting in your kitchen for the entire coking process. So be prepared to have your tummy grumbling.
Start out with 6 whole unpealed garlic bulbs. Give them a good rinse and let them dry overnight. Next, place them in a rice cooker on “keep warm” setting. Let them sit there uninterrupted for 2-3 weeks.
Check the rice cooker occasionally if “keep warm” setting is still on and that it hasn’t switched off.
Store in airtight container and keep up to 3 month.
Vegan cruising with Vegan Travel – Vegane Flusskreuzfahrten und Gruppenreisen from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. Traveling as a vegan specially on cruises can be challenging when it comes to food. On this cruise you don’t have to worry about that in any aspect as it is taking care by throughout the whole journey.
At Berkeley International School (Bangkok, Thailand) with these amazing peeps. Talking about what vegans eat and how easy it is to get started on a health conscious eating journey. I’m so amazed how open and preserving our young generations are to important topics like today.
Food education truly starts from a very young age which is why it is so important to teach young generations what healthy food really means and what alternatives are available. Making it clear that food is not only fuel for the body but also for the mind and soul.
This vegan no bake Banoffee Pie is such an insanely delicious pie that you won’t be able to get enough of! This dessert is originally from England and made with a caramel toffee filling topped with bananas and whipped cream. I have created a veganized version that also doesnt require any baking using a ready made gooey and creamy vegan chocolate and caramel sauce from Nature’s Charm. This makes it super easy, quick and a much healthier version without any animals products or refined sugar!
The recipe is very flexible as you can adapt the amount of chocolate and caramel sauce. Be creative and dont be afraid to try something new. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do with your friends and family. Watch the full recipe video here.
Easy No Bake Vegan Banoffee Pie Recipe with Chocolate
- 200 g pitted dates
- 100 g pecan nuts (roasted)
- 100 g cashew nuts
- 1 cup Nature’s Charm vegan chocolate fudge sauce
- 1/2 cup Nature’s Charm vegan salted caramel sauce
- 3 medium size ripe bananas
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp lime zest
- 800 ml Nature’s Charm coconut whipped cream (place in the fridge overnight)
- 1 tsp vanilla syrup
- 1 tsp coffee syrup
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- Place dates, pecan and cashew nuts in a food processor and process. It will first be crumbly and then gradually will become doughy and start to stick together as the nuts release their oils. Process until it reaches this sticky dough stage. Transfer to a pie dish and press down firmly, working it up along the sides to create the crust.
- Over the pie crust spread out the chocolate sauce and smooth it out. Place in the freezer for 30min to set.
- After the chocolate sauce has set you can now spread the caramel layer on top of the chocolate layer. Place in the freezer for another 30min.
- Cut the bananas in diagonal cut and whisk together with lime juice and zest. Pour bananas gently over the caramel layer.
- Remove the chilled whipped cream can from the fridge, being careful not to shake it. Open it and you’ll see the cream has risen to the top, leaving the watery part behind. Scoop out only the cream. Place in a whipping machine or use a hand blender to whip your cream into a dense and thick consistency. Start at slow speed and then gradually increase speed until the cream reaches it’s stiff peak. Add vanilla, maple syrup and coffee syrup and whip it ones again for few seconds just to cooporate it together. Spread the whipped cream on top of the bananas and sprinkle with some cacao powder.Place in the fridge for minimum one hour. For best result keep in the fridge overnight.