Panzanella Salad

Is there anything worse than a sad salad? Especially coming from a vegans perspective, when everyone assumes all you eat is a salad with shredded carrots and tomatoes so that’s all they have to serve you. Yeah, no thanks…

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Vegan Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

When life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread. Or something like that. At least that’s what I did. I hate wasting food so if somethings about to go bad there is always a use for it. Old veggies in soup, ripe bananas in baked goods, stale bread in bread pudding. The options are endless.

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I’ll admit, this recipe was quite literally something I just threw together and hoped would turn out okay. I mashed up one banana, added some vanilla, a splash of milk, sugar, flower, baking powder, and chocolate chunks and voila. A super easy loaf perfect for lunch or afternoon tea.

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Now, normally I would give you guys a recipe as well but I’ll be honest I really did just throw a bunch of things together and hoped for the best, so I don’t have exact measurements. BUT! I can make a list and a few approximations for measurements in case you guys want to try recreating it on your own.

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In addition, if I were to have extra chocolate on hand I totally would have drizzled some on top but unfortunately, I was out. But you could definitely try and see how it works for you.

Ingredients

1 ripe banana, mashed

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbls soy milk

pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 tbls coconut oil

vegan friendly chocolate chunks

Mix everything together and bake at 350f for 25-35 mins. Serve with non-dairy milk and enjoy!

Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogies

One of the best meals I’ve ever had was at a restaurant called Vegemiasto in Warsaw, Poland. Completely vegan potato and onion pierogies with a glass of lemonade on the side. Oh my goodness ya’ll… I don’t know how they did it. They were soft and light, not too heavy, but certainly very flavorful and delicious.

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Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

August is here, a heatwave has hit, and I’m just so ready for colder weather.

I mean, hot weather is great but… I need cold. I need those gloomy days where it’s too cold to go outside, a big cozy sweater wrapped around me and a big cup of something hot in my hands. Perfection.

Yeah, good luck finding that in Texas Sarah…

Anyway, at least I can eat cold refreshing foods in the meantime to cool off from this atrocious heat.

If you can’t tell from it’s bright green glow, this soup is seriously healthy for you. With cucumbers and avocados making up the base, it’ll make you glow just as well.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola | VEGAN |

 

Don’t you just love coconut? Maybe I’m a bit obsessed but I put it in like everything these days. Granola, oatmeal, as body lotion… It’s just so good. I know the coconut train has already come and gone but I think we need to bring it back. What do ya’ll think?

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Cauliflower Leek Soup | VEGAN |

Going to culinary school it’s really awesome being able to try a variety of foods that I’ve never tried before. Leeks are one of those things.

For a lot of people, leeks are very common. They use it in almost everything. In my house? I don’t remember us ever eating leeks… ever. Not until culinary school did I taste this strange plant. Was I hesitant? A little… Just from the look I expected it to taste like green onions and in a way it kind of does. But it’s better. It has more flavor, it’s more onion-y than green onions in my opinion.

So this find was very exciting for me, because hello, it’s a new ingredient to start using, and I think I finally found a good replacement for celery. I know I know, celery is great blah blah blah. No. I don’t like celery. I can tolerate it but if given the choice to leave it out, it’s not going in. Leeks? Yeah, you’ll be my celery replacement in mirepoix from now on my friend.

Enjoy!

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