Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
9 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
9 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup dairy free spread
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  3. 3/4 cup caster sugar
  4. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon milled flax
  6. little cold water to mix with the flax
  7. 2 dessertspoons apple cider vinegar
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 2 1/4 cups flour
  12. 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or vegan chocolate broken up into small pieces
  13. non-dairy milk - if needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (375 degrees fahrenheit)
  2. Mix together butter, vanilla essence, caster sugar and brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the flax with a little cold water, just enough to make a paste, and add to the mixture.
  4. Add the apple cider vinegar and beat until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together salt, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
  6. Add the dry ingredient mixture to wet ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing all the time. Add the non-dairy milk if needed to create a dough.
  7. Once the dough reaches a uniform consistency fold in 1/2 cup (or more) chocolate chips.
  8. Roll out the dough and use a cutter to cut out the cookies, or just use a tablespoon as a measure and create the cookie shape in your hands.
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
Notes
  1. Add 1/2 cup desiccated coconut to the mixture for a deliciously crunchy coconut taste!
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Peanut Butter Blondies

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Peanut Butter Blondies
Yields 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 1/3 cup vegetable or grapeseed oil
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup plain flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1/3 cup dairy free white or dark chocolate chips
  10. 1/3 cup peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180C). Lightly grease a metal 8" x 8" baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter, oil and sugar.
  3. Stir in the milk, vanilla essence and chocolate chips.
  4. Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  5. Mix the flour in then mix the dough until soft and very thick.
  6. Transfer to the baking pan and use a spatula to press into place.
  7. Sprinkle on the peanuts and lightly press them into the top.
  8. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, the edges should be just colouring. The top should appear soft.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely for at least 3 hours before slicing.
Adapted from www.godairyfree.org
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Banana Nice Cream

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Banana Nice Cream
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large bananas, sliced and frozen
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened plain non dairy milk
  3. 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter or peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Put bananas, non dairy milk and almond or peanut butter into a blender.
  2. Purée, turning off the motor and stirring the mixture two or three times, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into two bowls and serve.
Adapted from www.wholefoodsmarket.com
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 6ozs Dairy free spread
  2. 6ozs Golden granulated caster sugar
  3. 6ozs Sifted self-raising flour
  4. Egg replacer (equivalent of 3 eggs) mix as per instructions on packet
  5. Few drops of vanilla essence
  6. 1 tin of pineapple rings (in natural juice)
  7. 1 dessertspoon Demerara sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Grease and line a 7” tin. Sprinkle a small amount of demerara sugar on the base then place pineapple rings (well-drained) on the bottom of the tin.
  3. Cream the spread with the sugar until light and fluffy, gradually add the egg substitute having already mixed this with the required water.
  4. Gently sift in small amounts of the flour, stirring in a figure of 8 to retain as much air in the mixture.
  5. Gently spread the mixture into the lined tin and bake in the centre of the oven.
  6. Test with a skewer after 45/50mins, cook longer if necessary until the skewer comes out clear and the sponge springs back when touched.
  7. Turn out onto a wire cooling rack right way up with the pineapple on top. Allow to cool.
Notes
  1. Use glace cherries if desired, place them in the centre of the pineapple rings.
  2. Great served with dairy free custard!
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Tiramisu

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Tiramisu
Serves 4
Thank you to the good people at Viva! for this delicious vegan Tiramisu recipe!
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Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. Base
  2. 4 slices of bread, under 2cm or 1 inch thick, taken from a good quality unsliced white loaf
  3. 85 ml/3fl oz soya or almond milk
  4. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  5. 60g/2oz caster sugar
  6. 2 tbsp brandy or Amaretto liqueur (optional but very nice!)
  7. 2 tsp cocoa powder – not drinking chocolate
  8. Mocha Crème Topping
  9. 110g/4oz unsalted cashew pieces (blanched almonds also work) – ground to a fine powder
  10. 1 pack firm silken tofu (approximately 350g), drained and pressed down to get rid of excess water
  11. 110g/4oz caster sugar
  12. 4 tsp instant coffee dissolved in a little just-boiled hot water to make a smooth syrup
  13. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  14. 1 tbsp cocoa powder – see above
  15. Optional
  16. 50g (half a large bar) dark vegan chocolate – grated
Instructions
  1. Heat the soya milk and 60g/2oz of the caster sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Add half teaspoon of vanilla essence plus the brandy/Amaretto if using, mix in well then turn off the heat.
  2. Remove the crusts from the bread and cut into triangles. Distribute these equally on the bottom of your container.
  3. Pour a quarter of the milk mixture over the bread evenly, sprinkle with the cocoa powder and set aside.
  4. Grind the cashews to a fine powder and set aside. Make the coffee mixture by pouring the hot water and coffee granules in the same saucepan and set aside.
  5. Blend the drained silken tofu until very smooth and creamy then add the ground cashews. Add the sugar, vanilla extract and coffee mixture and blend again thoroughly until smooth.
  6. Spoon the mixture over evenly. Sprinkle the rest of the cocoa powder over evenly. Chill for at least an hour and then top with grated chocolate if using before serving.
Adapted from Viva! Xmas Recipes
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Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire Puddings
Serves 6
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 115g plain flour
  2. 1 heaped tsp gram flour
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 pint soya or other non dairy milk
  5. pinch of salt
  6. vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8.
  2. Place 1tsp of veg oil in each cup of your muffin tray.
  3. Heat the oil in the oven.
  4. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Gradually mix in half a pint of soya milk.
  6. Whisk until frothy.
  7. When warmed through, carefully remove the muffin tray from the oven.
  8. Fill each cup half way with the batter.
  9. Bake for 20 mins (don’t open the oven!)
  10. Serve immediately
Adapted from @Homemadebyyou
Adapted from @Homemadebyyou
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Spicy Coconut Noodles

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Spicy Coconut Noodles
Serves 2
A simple, quick and tasty vegan meal 🙂
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Rice or Udon Noodles
  2. 1 large can unsweetened coconut milk
  3. 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  4. 1 green chilli (de-seeded and chopped)
  5. 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  6. 1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  7. 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  8. 2 sweet peppers (de-seeded and chopped)
  9. 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
  10. 1/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions, set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the coconut milk, tomato paste, chilli powder, salt, and chilli paste.
  3. Bring to a boil, add the chopped chilli and sweet peppers, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the fresh coriander.
  5. Stir the noodles into the sauce.
  6. Top with the shredded coconut (if desired).
Adapted from www.realsimple.com
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Potato & Chickpea Curry

Potato & Chick Pea Curry
Potato & Chick Pea Curry
Serves 4
This curry is absolutely delicious and the flavours really benefit from a longer cooking time!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 potatoes, chopped into small pieces
  2. 1 can cooked chick peas, drained and rinsed
  3. 1 can chopped tomatoes - not drained
  4. 1 red pepper, chopped
  5. 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  6. 1/2 litre (18 fl. oz) vegetable stock
  7. 2 tbsp curry paste (I use Thai red curry paste)
  8. 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  9. 1 tsp turmeric
  10. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  11. salt and pepper
  12. Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Fry the onion and garlic.
  2. Add the potatoes, chick peas, peppers and stir well.
  3. Add the curry paste, turmeric and garam masala, stir well.
  4. Add everything to an oven proof dish, add the chopped tomatoes and stock.
  5. Mix well and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  6. Place in the oven for around 30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
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Sausage Casserole

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Sausage Casserole - Slow Cooker
Serves 4
A hearty casserole which will warm the coldest of nights!
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Ingredients
  1. 6 vegan sausages - can be cooked from frozen
  2. 1 onion - chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic - chopped
  4. 4 carrots - peeled and chopped
  5. 4 potatoes - peeled and chopped
  6. 1 dstspn cornflour
  7. 1/2 litre (18 fl. oz) vegetable stock
  8. 2 cups frozen peas
  9. salt and pepper
  10. A little oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Fry the sausages for around 5 minutes or until they are browned.
  2. Remove the sausages and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. Now add the onions and garlic to the frying pan and fry for a few minutes or until soft.
  4. Add the sausages, onion, garlic, peas, potatoes and carrots to your slow cooker. Mix well.
  5. Add the cornflour to the stock and stir well.
  6. Add the stock and cornflour mixture to the slow cooker, stir, season to taste and allow to cook for at least 4 hours until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Alternatively you can cook the casserole on the hob, allow around 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
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Apple and Blackberry Crumble

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble
Serves 4
Perfect for a chilly evening, serve with dairy free custard and enjoy 🙂
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 large cooking apples
  2. 2 cups blackberries
  3. 2 tbsp caster sugar
  4. 2 tbsp water
  5. 100g oats
  6. 100g plain flour
  7. 100g demerara sugar
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  10. 80ml (1/3 cup) oil (I use Rapeseed oil)
Instructions
  1. Peel and core the apples, then chop into small pieces.
  2. Wash the blackberries and add all the fruit into a saucepan with approximately 2 tbsp cold water.
  3. Simmer for 15 mins then add the caster sugar and simmer for a further 5 minutes or until the fruit is soft but not falling apart.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit)
Prepare the crumble
  1. Mix the flour, oats, demerara sugar, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  2. Add the oil and mix together ensuring an even coating of oil throughout.
  3. Once the fruit is ready, place into a baking dish (around 25cm) and top evenly with the crumble.
  4. Bake in the oven for around 40 minutes or until golden brown.
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