Simple Salad and Tahini Dressing

My Food, Raw Food, RECIPES, VeganCrush | January 17, 2020 | By

Flavourful Soft Leafy Green Salad Bowl in no time!

The simpler the meal the better you feel. 

I just love this abundant goodness of soft lettuce bowl packed with lots of flavour and only few ingredients without a lot of fuss. This recipe is perfect for everyday and anytime of the day. Something you just can’t get enough of and it is perfect to take away with you to work or anywhere it leads you in life. 

I hope you will love it as much as I do. 

 

Simple Salad with Tahini Dressing

The simplier the meal the better you feel
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: gluten-free, healthy, raw vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian
Author: Maricel

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • Oak Lettuce washed
  • Cucumber washed and shave cut

For the Sauce

  • Pure Tahini Butter
  • Kala Namak Salt
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Filtered Water

Instructions

  • In a huge bowl tear lots of soft lettuce leafs into small pieces using your hands and massage giving it all the love you have. Add the shaved cucumber and sprinkle with some nutritional yeast/optional sesame seeds.
  • In a bowl combine all the sauce ingredients. Adjust to your liking and preferred consistency. Pour 2 Tbsp water ones at a time as it starts thickening when stirred together and it might become too liquidy if adding too much water at ones. Pour over the salad and enjoy right away.

 

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Spaghetti Ice Cream Vegan

Vegan Ice Cream

Dessert, RECIPES, VeganCrush | December 21, 2019 | By

Spaghetti Ice Cream is a popular ice cream dish in Germany “Spaghetti-EIS” made to look like a plate of spaghetti. Surely a fun and delicious surprise for every sweet dessert table or even as a unique Christmas treat.

In Germany they sell a special press for Spaghetti Ice Cream but you can also use a potato ricer which may take a little practice as you have to make sure your ice cream is soft enough to press through your potato ricer. 

You can strain the strawberry sauce to get a more refined finish. The cashew meal is to simulate the parmesan cheese but you can also use other ground nuts such as almond or macadamia nuts. 

Spaghetti Ice Cream Sundae Vegan

Course: Dessert
Keyword: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipment

  • potato ricer
  • Blender

Ingredients

Sweet Condensed Milk

  • 500 g Samui Coconut Milk full fat, chilled
  • 125 g brown sugar

Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

  • 750 g Samui Coconut Milk full fat, chilled
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g condensed milk

Strawberry Sauce

  • 200 g fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice fresh
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • For the condensed milk whisk together 500g coconut milk and 125g brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk often and bring to a low simmer. Continue to simmer until milk has reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Let completely cool.
  • In a bowl add 750g coconut milk and whisk using a hand blender to thicken. Add the condensed coconut milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined and transfer in a container. Place in the freezer and leave until ice cream has firmed up completely.
  • In a blender combine strawberry, orange juice and maple syrup and mix until nice and saucy. Keep in the fridge.
  • Ones the ice cream has completely chilled down let sit in room temperature to slightly soften. Fill a potato ricer with 3 scoops of ice cream. Hold ricer over a serving plate or bowl and squeeze ice cream through, swirling to create “spaghetti". Make sure your vanilla ice cream is soft enough to press through your potato ricer. If it is too soft it will melt, it needs to be just soft enough to squeeze through easily, and this may take a little practice. Sprinkle some cashew meal on top and enjoy immediately.

 

Papaya Smoothie Bowl with Ginger and Turmeric

Detox Papaya Puree

Raw Food, RECIPES, VeganCrush | December 10, 2019 | By

A detoxing and rejuvenating bowl of goodness!

Here with my lovely friend and owner of the amazing World Vegan Travel company to share with you this divine Tropical Papaya Smoothie Bowl. It is one easy recipe to cleanse your body throughout the day. Turmeric also known as the golden spice coupled with ginger is a powerful combination that has many healing properties and nourishes the brain and enhances the mood naturally.

If you never had this before you’ll be surprised about the taste and the way it makes you feel.🌱 Be well.

Papaya Smoothie Bowl with Ginger and Turmeric

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: healthy, raw vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh and ripe papaya
  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup fresh coconut meat
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut water
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • Dried coconut strips for garnish

Instructions

  • In a blender combine all the ingredients together and blend until smooth and well combined. Serve right away.

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8 Tips on how to start a vegan diet

8 tips on how to start a vegan diet

Articles, VeganCrush | December 4, 2019 | By

8 Tips on how to start a vegan diet

Starting a vegan diet doesn’t have to be difficult in fact, it can be very easy with the right mindset and preparations. A very crucial point of a vegan diet transitioning is a good education on why you choose to start a vegan diet? What are the misconception all about? Find all the answers to your questions and be mindful about your choice. That way you will not only experience the abundance of vegan cuisine but also you will understand eventually, that it has much more to offer than just a healthier diet. Once you set your mind you’ll be starting on a clear foundation and your beautiful journey can begin.

1. Find out about vegan options of your favorite foods or ingredients that you use to eat very often. For example, if you use to have a lot of dairy like milk for your breakfast or coffee there are plenty of vegan milk choices. All you have to do is find out which of them you like best and use that to create your meals. Just like with everything in food, there will be products you like and some that you don’t like. Approach new ingredients or products with an open mind and don’t be afraid of new flavors that might tickle your taste buds.

2. Cook veganized recipes of dishes that you love! The best way to understand vegan food is to cook it by yourself. You will notice very quickly that there are ingredients you have never heard or tasted before and if you are like me, you want to try them all. Be curious and don’t be afraid to try out something new. Also if the recipe doesn’t turn out well in the beginning or if you didn’t like the taste don’t be discouraged, it is all about exploring and understanding a new diet. Try one of my easy to follow recipes ​Lentil Kofta​ or this super quick ​Chocolate Pudding​!

3. Try and explore different vegan dishes. ​I often notice that people who are not vegan mainly think that it is quite difficult to be on a vegan diet, especially while traveling. That is because their focus is not tuned to vegan food. They could be eating meals or a snacks that is vegan but they wouldn’t notice, just because the awareness is not present. On a vegan diet you will quickly see the availabilities and depending in which city you live you may have a lot of vegan restaurants to go to. Happy Cow is and always was one of my survival kit. This website always provide the closest vegan friendly places wherever you are in the world. It is super exciting to explore restaurants which are dedicated to offer vegan meals, it will open up your mind to a complete new cuisine and you will understand that vegan food is everything but depriving.

4. Understand the ingredient labeling and what it means. In the beginning it can be quite overwhelming with all the new information that you are acquiring. Going to the supermarket can take a bit longer than usual but it is all worth it. If you don’t understand anything don’t leave it that way. Find out what it means and understand what it is. I promise you, there are going to be products where you will be quite surprised about what it is made of. And this will once again encourage you to be more conscious of your food choices.

 

5. Be patient and allow your taste buds and body to adapt gradually. ​Depending on how your diet was before, your body can react in different ways. Stay curious and keep finding information that answer your questions. There are many other people in your situation who share the same experience and been through different stages on a vegan diet. Understand what they have done and reach out to like minded people through FB groups or other channels for support. You don’t have to do this alone.

6. Keep educating yourself. ​There will be a time where you’ll think why am I doing all this? It can be easy to forget why you choose this path in the first place, and facts can start blurring and fading. This is why it is very important to keep educating yourself, especially in the beginning. There is so much to know, and you will be thankful for your efforts. Because only when you know you truly have the freedom of choice.

7. Invest in yourself. You can encounter this new journey all by yourself but it is more fun if you actually reach out for inspiration and help from professionals. Attend a vegan cooking class and learn how to create vegan dishes. Reach out to people you admire and ask for mentorship. You will be surprised how many are more than happy to assist and support. ​If I can be of any help, let me know​!

8. Take small steps. Some people stop before they even get started. One reason could be that they have taken on too much in the beginning. First of all, it is amazing that you choose to be conscious of your diet and that you are confident and determined to take responsibility and action to better your health and the planet. It is a huge change and every single cell in your body needs time to adapt to a new environment. Don’t be too focused on the wording veganism and what the do’s and don’ts are. There is no vegan police behind your back. And most importantly it is not about being vegan it is more about the awareness that enriches you along the way. So take small steps, go with what feels good for you. Stay honest to yourself and continue from there. Every little step further is getting you closer to the best version of yourself.

With these tips and the right mindset, you are pretty much well geared up to get started and find your own unique path on a more conscious healthy diet and lifestyle.

For more guidance and tips on a healthy and conscious lifestyle watch my ​LEARN to THRIVE series​ on Youtube.

Gluten-Free Vegan Lentil Kofta

Vegetarian Kofta Recipe

RECIPES, VeganCrush | October 3, 2019 | By

Kofta is similar to falafel, except they’re made with lentils instead of chickpeas. I used U.S. pulses in this recipe combining red and brown lentil to create a similar texture and cosistency.  Combined with different spices and herbs it is then shaped into logs or patties and pan-fried.

Lentils are not only delicious but also a great source of health-promoting fibre and protein, which have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties with potential cancer-cell inhibiting effects.

Enjoy with tzatziki dip or with warm grilled flat bread. You can also have it combined with salad in form of a wrap or in curries. They keep very well in the fridge or freezer and therefor are great for meal preparation. 

Vegan and Gluten-Free Lentil Kofta

Pan fried koftas bursting with fresh flavours served with a garlicky tofu dip. It’s so good and super delicious! Your body will thank you for it! It is perfect for your meal prep or just to spoil your friends and family.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Author: Maricel

Ingredients

  • 300 g U.S. raw brown lentil cooked
  • 200 g U.S. raw red lentil cooked
  • 3 Tbsp chikpea flour
  • 3 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 6 gloves garlic chopped
  • 2 pieces medium size onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp cinnanmon
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a pan heat 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil and saute onion and garlic until translucet and fragrant.
  • In a bowl bring together all the ingredients including the sauteed onion and garlic and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Form about 30 small to medium size logs or patties. Cover and let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • In a pan heat 2-3 vegetable oil and fry logs over medium heat on each side until cooked through and golden brown. This will take about 5-6 min for each batch.

How to start eating healthy

healthy food transition

VeganCrush | October 3, 2019 | By

In this video you will get a better idea on how to start eating healthier and replace high processed products with real food that are beneficial to your body, mind and soul.

Dairy-Free and Vegan Stroganoff

Vegan Stroganoff Recipe

My Food, RECIPES, VeganCrush | September 29, 2019 | By

How to make Dairy-Free Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff. This easy vegan stroganoff recipe will quickly become a new favorite pasta dish! It’s also a healthier version and perfect for meal preparation or as a comforting bundled up bowl of goodness!

A classic Stroganoff is a Russian dish traditionally centered around beef that is cooked in a sour cream based sauce and served over egg noodles. The sour cream is an important ingredient that gives Stroganoff it’s signature creamy tanginess. In this recipe I am replacing the sour cream with a dairy-free option that is coconut milk from Chef’s Choice. By simmering the coconut milk together with the seitan and mushrooms it will slowly thicken naturally into a very creamy smooth consistency with that tanginess to it by using yellow mustard and lime juice for seasoning. To replace the beef I am using homemade Seitan but you can also use tempeh, tofu or other meat substitute. 

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Vegan Stroganoff Recipe

Chef's Choice Dairy-Free Stroganoff
Serves 3
A delicious creamy vegan stroganoff recipe using coconut milk.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups portabella mushrooms (cut in half)
  2. 1 1/2 cups seitan (cut in small pieces)
  3. 250g fusilli semolina pasta
  4. 2 handful fresh parsley (chopped)
  5. 3 garlic gloves (minced)
  6. Juice of 1 lime
  7. 1 medium size onion (thinly sliced)
  8. 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  9. 500g Chef's Choice coconut milk
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  12. 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the pan heat vegetable oil and sauté seitan until golden brown. This should take about 6 to 7 minutes depending on which kind of seitan you are using. Set aside.
  3. In a pan over medium heat add butter and let melt slowly. Add sliced onion and cook until translucent. Add the mushrooms. Cook until wilted and soft and stir in the minced garlic. Cook for another minute to release the flavours of the garlic.
  4. Pour the coconut milk and the seitan into the pan. Season with salt, pepper and mustard. Mix gently and let simmer over low heat for about 7-10min until coconut milk is reduced and thickened. Add chopped parsley and combine.
  5. Combine fusilli noodles with the mushroom gravy and blend until well cooperated. Drizzle lime juice over the stroganoff before serving.
Notes
  1. Replace noodles with grains or mashed potato. For a low carb version make spiralled zucchini or cauliflower rice instead.
  2. Instead of seitan use tofu, tempeh or other meat option alternatives.
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Food Vibration

high and low vibration

Articles, VeganCrush | September 17, 2019 | By

Food Vibration is an important factor and impacts our overall well-being, the environment, our community and the planet. The way your food has been processed is not only a matter of health on the physical level but also on the vibration level. Everything you see including yourself, is made out of energy and therefore has vibration which influences your frequency.

It’s like if your turning on the radio to find your preferred song you have to tune in to the right frequency first, before you can enjoy the music. The same thing applies to food. I am splitting it into two categories. Low and high vibration. Low vibration is the state of negative qualities and high vibration is the state of positive qualities. In order to raise your vibration you have to tune yourself into the right frequency by choosing high vibration food. I am sharing more details on the following videos in two separate parts. Sending you good vibrations.