Garlic, Chilli + Lemon Mushroom Scallops

Mushroom Scallops

Difficulty: Easy Makes 24 (approx.) Before I went vegetarian, I wasn't a huge fan of seafood unless it had the heck fried out of it and that has somewhat carried onto my feelings around mock seafood. If it's too fishy tasting, I ain't gonna go near it, fam. Despite that I have always wanted to do a scallop recipe with king oyster mushrooms ever since I knew it was a thing, however I could never bloody track some down. Luckily for me, on a recent trip to Sydney I found a stack of king oyster mushrooms at an Asian grocery and was pumped to finally realise my scallopy dream! My fave thing about this recipe is that not only is it quick and easy but it makes...

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Blueberry + Lemon Polenta Muffins

Blueberry Polenta Muffins

Difficulty: Easy Makes 12 I know how bloody hard it can be to avoid pre-packaged snacks while wanting to stay stocked up on delicious treats throughout the work week. That's why my Blueberry + Lemon Polenta Muffins are the perfect work or school companion with their slightly sweet, lemony berry goodness! Not only are they damned tasty but you can have them ready to go in less than an hour with very minimal clean up. Note: these are intentionally not as sweet as your usual muffin but feel free to add more agave if that's what your little heart desires. Ingredients 2 cups almond milk 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 cups plain flour 2 cups polenta 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup canola oil Rind and juice of one lemon 2/3...

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Lemon Meringue Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart

Difficulty: Easy Serves: 8 Spring has sprung (ok, kill me now for saying that) and people are going to start asking you to go outside and do stuff. DO NOT PANIC. Outside can be alright, as long as you have delicious treats to keep your mind off the fact you're not inside watching Netflix. My Lemon Meringue Tart is the perfect outdoor companion but be warned: people will invite you outside more often just so you bring this bad boy along with you. Don't blame me. Ingredients  Crust 1 cup hazelnuts 1 cup macadamias 1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup agave syrup Filling 100g pack silken tofu 3 large lemons, juice and grated rind 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon agar agar powder Meringue 1/3 cup chickpea juice (the less salt, the better) 1/2...

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Lemon Thyme Potatoes

Lemon Thyme Potatoes

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 We all know that potatoes are dope AF so there's no real need to convince you to get on board with this recipe other than the face it also combines the freshness of lemon with the perfect wintery flavour of thyme. Chuck this winter warmer in the oven and serve it alongside your favourite veggie roast. Ingredients 10 baby potatoes, washed 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 sprig of thyme Salt and pepper Method Preheat your oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the potatoes into quarters and set aside in a large bowl. In a small jug, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Mix well. Pour the oil...

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Lemon Custard Filled Donuts

Lemon Custard Donuts

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 16 Donuts have been popping up on my Instagram feed all day, erryday for some time now and I thought it was about time I got back into making them. This recipe is epic because it's yeast free, which means it needs no time to rise and you don't need to roll out the dough. Fill these little balls of happiness with homemade lemon custard and you've got yourself quite the treat. Time to make the people in your feed jealous and make some of this bad boys. Ingredients Donuts 1L vegetable oil for frying 2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 cup soy milk 1/4 cup canola oil Lemon Custard Filling 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup plain...

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Baby Kale, Chickpea and Lemon Pasta

Kale, Chickpea and Lemon Pasta

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 For most of us the holiday season has now ended and it's back to the daily grind, blergh! It also might be right about now that you're looking back at your food choices over the Yuletide and thinking it may be time to simplify and make more wholesome meals to kick off 2015. This baby kale, chickpea and lemon number should be added to your meal roster for several reasons; it's cheap, it's tasty and it's freakin' easy to make in a flash. If that ain't enough to impress you then don't worry, 2015 is going to be a year of monster recipes at Like a Vegan! Ingredients 250 grams pasta 1 can chickpeas 4 tablespoons olive oil (garlic infused works great...

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Passionfruit & Lemon Tart

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Difficulty: Easy Serves 8 For me it's essential to have a few recipes in my arsenal that I can whip up with very little notice to take along to parties or dinners; this is one of those recipes. If you make a lot of my recipes, most of this stuff you should have lying around in your kitchen, plus you can get away with letting it set for only a few hours.Whip it up, pop it in the freezer and by the time you're ready to eat it, it should be ready to serve. Ingredients Crust 1 packet Digestive biscuits 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup vegan margarine Filling 2 270mL cans coconut cream (I use Woolworths Select) 1 tub vegan cream cheese (I use...

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Lemon Soy Curls

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 I'm yet to make it to Spoon's Vegetarian Butcher in Newtown however my brother did bring me home a few special treats from his recent visit. Amongst these treats was a bag of soy curls; think TVP but in big, chickeny pieces and lighter in colour. This was my first encounter with soy curls but they seem to be incredibly versatile. I decided to use them to make a dish based on lemon chicken and the result was sweet, tangy and delicious. The texture is reminiscent of chicken and absorbs flavour really well. This is a dish you can whip up in a flash on a weeknight, so keep the ingredients on hand. Ingredients 230 gram packet soy curls 1 chicken...

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Beer Battered “Fish” and Chips

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Serves Four Sometimes I like to sit and ponder about non-vegan foods that can easily be made into vegan foods. It generally doesn't take a lot of pondering before I come up with something kinda gnarly to get stuck into, often something from my childhood. This time it was the age old seaside favourite; fish and chips. The mock meat makes such endeavours much easier, so if you're not down with that then don't make this one. What kind of childhood non-vegan treats should I veganise next? Ingredients 5 potatoes, skin on 1 packet Lamyong mock calamari, defrosted 2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon mixed herbs 1 stubbie of vegan beer Oil for frying Salt Lemon and Masterfoods tartare sauce to serve Method Par boil...

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Lemon Melting Moments

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 14 cookies This week I've just had the urge to bake. I don't know if it's because I just got a new Mixmaster tattoo, or because I have about 1 million packets of icing sugar in my pantry. Instead of partying, at 10pm on Saturday night I had the urge to bake melting moments. I've never made them before but I had them finished within about 90 minutes. With a hint of lemony goodness, these tasty morsels were definitely worth the clean up. Plus I didn't wake up the next day with a hangover. Ingredients 2/3 cup Nuttelex 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup custard powder 1/3 cup icing mixture Filling 3 tablespoons Nuttelex 2/3 cup icing sugar Juice of half a lemon Method Preheat oven...

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Pink Lemonade

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 If you've been following Like a Vegan for a while, you would already know that I don't like summer. At all. Because of this I constantly have to do things to make summer more bearable. For my birthday recently, a great friend of mine made me an extreme Italian vegan feast and did a fantastic job. The least I could do was take a beverage along for the crew to enjoy so I took this Pink Lemonade. You don't have to make it alcoholic but it is a premo cocktail if you're that way inclined. Ingredients 2 lemons, sliced 1 packet of sherbet Ice 4 tablespoons grenadine syrup 4 shots vodka 1 large bottle of lemonade Method Grab four tall glasses and run some of the lemon around...

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Hummus

Difficulty: Easy Makes one bowl There is a Lebanese joint near where I used to live that makes the most banging hummus. It's so creamy and tangy and perfect that since my first taste I have been trying to recreate it. Mum recently bought a food processor so I decided to use it for this recipe and I will never be making hummus without it again! This is the best I have ever made and it comes dangerously close in both taste and texture to the one I used to enjoy. Ingredients 1/2 cup tahini 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 can chickpeas 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon water Method In a food processor, blitz the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil until well...

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Ginger and Lemon Cheesecake

Difficulty: Easy Serves 10 While most people spent their Friday night celebrating the end of the work week, I stayed home in my pyjamas that I had been in all day. At around 8.30pm I decided to do something productive and popped down to the supermarket to purchase ingredients. Supermarkets are kind of creepy later in the evening, especially on "non-school nights" and the clientele is the opposite of what you'll find during the day. I spotted one guy holding two cheap casks of wine while his friend purchased a few packets of microwave popcorn, which proved to me that my night could be worse. Anyway, I decided to make a Ginger and Lemon Cheesecake using gingernut biscuits for the base, some...

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