4 Ingredient Macaroons

Difficulty: Easy Makes 18 Looking for a quick and easy treat to take along to your next gathering? My 4 Ingredient Macaroons are going to be that quick and easy treat, whether or not they make it to the gathering entirely depends on your restraint though. Ingredients 2/3 cup aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups desiccated coconut Method Preheat the oven to 160°C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Add the aquafaba and vanilla extract to the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on high. While the mixture is whipping up, add the caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until stiff peaks are formed. Gently fold through the...

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Butterscotch + White Chocolate Blondies

Difficulty: Easy Makes 12 It's your girl here hitting you with another effing amazing recipe in collaboration with Nature's Charm! You guys have shown a lot of interest in my sweet recipes so I thought it was time to bless you with another one of those. This time it's Butterscotch + White Chocolate Blondies using two of Nature's Charm products: their CRAZY good Coconut Butterscotch Sauce and the amazingly versatile Evaporated Coconut Milk (this stuff has become a staple in my kitchen, fam). If you want to learn more about Nature's Charm you can check out my posts here, here, here and here. Ingredients Spray oil 1 1/2 cups Nature's Charm Evaporated Coconut Milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon...

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6 Ingredient Healthy Mango Ice Cream Bars

Difficulty: Easy Makes: 9 I love a good ice cream, even in winter but sometimes I've gone a little OTT on the indulgence and need to dial it back a bit. My 6 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream Bars are the perfect solution to those times where you want to treat yourself without getting hella crazy on junk food. Plus, you can whip them up in minutes and enjoy them within a few hours! Ingredients 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (plus a little more for the top) 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 cup frozen banana 2 cups frozen mango 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk Method In a food processor, combine together the almonds and desiccated coconut. Process until fine. Add the coconut...

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Gluten Free Oat + Choc Chip Cookies

Difficulty: Easy Makes 24 Choc chip cookies are indisputably the ultimate cookie you can get your greasy little mitts on but man, I love an oat cookie too. So I've done something bold, wild and crazy - I've combined oats and choc chips to create a super cookie that even my gluten free peeps can ram into their gobs. I'm sweet like that. Note: You gotta use GF oats if you're making these intentionally GF (otherwise plain ol' oats will do!) Its also worth noting that those with severe intolerance to gluten sometimes can't handle GF oats either - worth noting, I don't want your friends to hate ya! Ingredients 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1/3 cup water 1 cup vegan margarine 3/4 cup brown...

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Jam Filled Donuts

Difficulty: Medium Makes 12 If you ask me what my fave sweet treats are you're going to hear two things: ice cream and donuts. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but put either one of those in front of me and I'll polish it off quick smart. Making badass doughies is one of my fave things to do, espesh because vegan donuts are bloody hard to come by in Newcastle, and I decided to stuff 'em full of sweet sweet raspberry jam. Ingredients 6 tablespoons warm water 1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 1/2 cup soy milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted 2 cups plain flour (plus extra for dusting) 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons caster sugar Oil for frying 1 jar raspberry jam for filling Method Chuck...

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake Donuts

Difficulty: Easy Makes 6 large donuts It's bloody fun experimenting with different ways to make stuff and donuts are absolutely no exception. I've made them all kinds of ways like baked dough based and fried batter based but by far the easiest kind to make are baked batter donuts using a donut pan. You can pick these pans up super cheap on eBay and other online stores plus most good kitchen stores will have them; I'm going to buy a mini donut pan soon for extra cuteness. For my first attempt I went with chocolate flavour because really who doesn't like chocolate? Plus, I wasn't really in the mood for plain vanilla. You can glaze or ice these babies but to avoid things getting...

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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 (or one large serving)   I've never been a huge fan of breakfast and being on a health kick makes it a lot harder because I'm also not too fond of the sweet breakfast. Most of the time I've just been having smoothies, I can easily handle those but sometimes you just need to mix it up - that's where this chia pudding comes in! You can really add whatever you want to a chia pudding but this recipe is just one idea. Make this gluten free, raw delight the night before and you'll have a perfect breakfast ready to go in the morning. Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon sweetener such as agave or fruit...

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Cherry Cheesecake

Difficulty: Easy Serves 8-10 Ingredients 18 Digestive biscuits 1/3 cup Nuttelex, melted 1 375 gram jar morello cherries (check for seeds) 1/3 cup caster sugar 3 teaspoons agar agar 1 tub Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese 1 carton Soyatoo Topping Cream 1/3 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted Method Grease a springform cake tin. In a food processor, combine the biscuits and melted Nuttelex until completely crumby. Firmly and evenly press the In a saucepan, combine the cherries (including liquid), the caster sugar and the agar agar. Slowly bring to the boil while stirring. Remove from the heat and pour into the cake tin. Allow to set in the fridge for about half an hour. In a bowl, whisk together the Soyatoo and cream cheese. Sift in the icing sugar and continue to whisk. Pour the...

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes about 24 I thought it was about time I baked some cookies since I hadn't made some in a while. I didn't want to make your run of the mill choc-chip or Anzac so I thought "what is the dopest cookie flavour I can think of?" and then I said to myself "triple chocolate cheesecake you idiot!" so then I listened to myself and made that very flavour. Ingredients 1 teaspoon egg replacer 2 tablespoons water 1 cup vegan margarine (I use Nuttelex) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegan white chocolate chips 1/3 cup vegan dark chocolate chips 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese Method Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking...

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Sweet Soy & Sesame ‘Beef’ Skewers

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 14 skewers Like the Satay 'Chicken' Skewers, these cheeky devils are great as a meal or entertainment option for vegans and non-vegans alike. Reminiscent of those honey soy skewers you may have had in your meat eating days, these are even better and of course made without the meat (or honey)! Ingredients 14 wooden skewers 1 bag beef-style chunks, thawed 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup kecap manis 1/3 cup rice malt syrup 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon minced ginger 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Method Mix together the soy sauce, kecap manis, rice malt syrup, garlic and ginger. Chuck the chunks into a container and pour the marinade over the top. Invert the container to cover the chunks. Place in the fridge for about 2 hours, inverting the container occasionally. Soak...

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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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Triple Chocolate Brownies

Difficulty: Easy Serves 12 One of the most common questions I get from people regarding my veganism is "don't you miss chocolate?" When you can eat these Triple Chocolate Brownies, missing chocolate is near impossible! I've tried many vegan brownies in my time but I until now I had only made them once myself from a recipe. They were delicious however I thought I would try my hand at making my own. This recipe is particularly awesome as you probably have most of these items in the pantry and if you don't, they're only a supermarket trip away! These brownies are so delicious, that somehow my brother's puppy managed to jump up on the kitchen counter and take several bites out of them...

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Pavlova Berry Bites

Difficulty: Medium Makes 25-30 I'm constantly trying to find ways to veganise traditionally non-vegan foodstuffs. I wouldn't say pavlova was a staple in my non-vegan life but I don't like the feeling that I am missing out on something potentially delicious. Today I decided to combat this feeling with the aid of a vegan meringue mix, made by Angel Food in New Zealand. My Pavlova Berry Bites are fresh, light, flirty and delicious, perfect for any afternoon tea or party. I wish I was munching on one right now. Ingredients Angel Food Vegan Meringue Mix (enough to make the recipe for 25 on the back of the packet) 1/4 cup cold water 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 carton of Soyatoo Topping Cream Strawberries,...

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