Level 5 Vegan: Make Your Own Almond Milk

Been wanting to take your veganism to the next level but didn't know how? You know I got you fam! This post is all about making your own goddamn almond milk - that's level 5 shit! You may be surprised to learn that almonds do not have nipples, so you cannot extract milk the traditional way. The best part about that is (other than the obvs lack of cruelty) is that you don't have to wake up at 4am to milk your cows or whatever. TBH making your own almond milk is actually super easy and you don't really need anything too spesh or weird to pull it all together. This guide will yield about 1L of almond milk but since it...

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Simple Mayonnaise

Difficulty: Easy Makes one small jar There are quite a few good vegan mayo option on the market and I use them on the reg but sometimes it's fun to make these things yourself. I'm going to make some variations on this mayonnaise for future recipes so get the basics down now and you'll know what to do later! Ingredients 1/2 300g block silken tofu 1 cup canola oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon mustard powder Juice of half a lemon 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons xanthan gum (optional) Method Chuck the tofu and canola oil into a blender or food processor and blend until well combined. Add the salt, pepper, mustard, lemon, vinegar and optional xanthan gum (this will make the mayonnaise thicker). Blend again until the mixture...

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Mac n Cheese Pizza

Difficulty: Medium Makes one large pizza If there's one thing I learned in America, it's that there's no shame when it comes to some carb on carb action (I knew I liked that place for a reason). I've brought that mindset back with me and I'm letting it linger for the duration of the festive season before I take it all back and hit the gym like there's no tomorrow*. *Don't hold me to the gym part. Ingredients 1 homemade pizza base (or a store-bought one if you're feeling lazy) 2 cups macaroni 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours) 2 cups soy milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional) 1 chicken style stock cube 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons cornflour 1/2 cup nutritional yeast Salt and pepper to...

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Fig Jam Drop Cookies

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes about 15 cookies You would have seen my Fig Jam recipe that I posted yesterday. Since I have two jars of the stuff, I thought I would use some in my baking and make some Jam Drop Cookies. These are a little bigger than the ones you probably tried as a kid, but feel free to make them smaller if you'd like to. The jam works deliciously with the dough to make a childhood classic come back to life in your vegan adulthood! Ingredients 2/3 cup vegan margarine (I use Nuttelex) 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/4 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons soy milk 1/3 cup Fig Jam Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Cream the margarine, sugar and vanilla in a large...

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Fig Jam

Difficulty: Medium Makes 2 jars I had a very wholesome weekend, predominantly filled with cleaning and cooking. I recently bought a friend an awesome jam making set for her birthday and since I had a bunch of figs in the fridge, I decided to give it a try! I've never been a huge jam person but somehow when you make it yourself it is incredibly delicious! Ingredients 3 cups roughly chopped figs (size depends on how chunky you want the jam to be) 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 lemon 1 teaspoon all spice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour Method In a bowl, combine figs and sugar. Juice the lemon then cut the rind up into large chunks. Add this to the fig mixture. Mix through the all spice and cinnamon. Cover...

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