7 Ingredient Seed + Nut Crackers

Difficulty: Easy Makes 36 I'll admit it, I'm one of those people who sometimes sees that something is described as healthy and go "nup, that'll taste like shit". Sometimes I am wrong and if you've already assumed from the title that these don't taste good, you're wrong too! Somehow with only 7 ingredients (none of which are oil or wheat-based) these bad boys are delicious and full of flayvah. For a crispier cracker, get them as flat as you can before baking (highly recommended!) Go on and make 'em, I dare ya! Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chia seeds 3/4 cup raw almonds 2/3 cup sunflower seeds 2 tablespoons dried mixed herbs 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 teaspoons salt Method Line a baking sheet with...

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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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Banana Nut Choc Pops

Difficulty: Easy Makes 6 Looking for a fun treat that's a little bit naughty but a little bit nice? My Banana Nut Choc Pops are just what you need! They take about 5 minutes to prepare and after a couple of hours in the freezer, they're ready to eat. They make a wicked substitute for ice cream as a dessert and if you only want a smidgen of chocolate, just dip the tip in chocolate instead of the whole banana. Little dudes will love making these too, so get those junior vegans in the kitchen! Ingredients 6 paddle pop sticks 3 bananas 300 grams vegan chocolate 1/2 cup granulated peanuts Method Line a baking tray with baking paper. Peel and cut each banana in half. Gently pop the stick in the...

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Miyoko’s Creamery Nut Cheeses

Where to Buy: Follow Miyoko's Kitchen Australia for Australian stockists Price: From $16AUD More and more vegan cheeses are hitting the shelves in Australia and the newest kid on the block is Miyoko's Creamery! You may recognise the name, Miyoko Schinner is the genius behind Artisan Vegan Cheese, one of my favourite cookbooks EVER and now she has brought her cheeses to the masses with this new range. There are about 10 drool-worthy cheeses in the Miyoko's Creamery range including High Sierra Rustic Alpine and Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash however I've only been able to spot 3 of them in Australia so far and purchased 2 of them on a recent road trip to Cabramatta in Sydney, Classic Double Cream Chive and Double...

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Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 12 Picking a sweet treat can be tough work; do you want something with a bit of crunch, like a cookie or do you want something with frosting, like a cupcake? My Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are the obvious choice here because you get the best of both worlds! These chocolate cookies are fantastic on their own but are taken into another world of deliciousness when filled with vanilla cream and rolled in nuts or sprinkles. Stay tuned for more variations on this recipe, it's a keeper! Note: If you want this recipe to be soy free, make sure your vegan margarine and sprinkles are too! Ingredients Cookies 2/3 cup vegan margarine 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 1/4 cups plain flour 2/3...

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Nut & Seed Muesli Bars

Difficulty: Easy Makes 12 Muesli bars were a pretty big part of my life growing up but I'd never really thought to make my own for a long time. The great thing about making your own  is that you can really add whatever you like and omit the stuff you don't. I'll be posting some variations in the near future but for now, seeds and nuts are where it's at. Ingredients 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 cups oats 1/4 cup flax seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup crushed peanuts 1/4 cup almonds (I bash them so they're not entirely whole) Method Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 19cm x 29cm pan. In a small saucepan, bring the maple syrup, brown sugar...

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