The Easiest Pad Thai (Gluten Free) and Optimum 9200 Next Generation Blender Review

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My new Froothie 9200 is the sixth blender I have owned in less than 2 years. I’m not kidding. I started out using the blender jug attachment on my food processor which I barely ever used. When I started getting into making green smoothies I ordered a 2000 watt power blender from a lesser known brand on Amazon which was reduced to £50 from £200. Initially, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I learned what smooth cashew cream looked and tasted like and I could blend up smoothies with the toughest greens and solid frozen bananas to creamy deliciousness. Over time however, I noticed my smoothies had the odd lump of fruit and the odd cashew remains whole. Over time this became grainy cashew creams and leafy smoothies but I persevered and dreamed of one day owning a power blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtec. Continue reading

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The Long Awaited Crave, Eat, Heal Blog Tour: Review, Giveaway and Buckwheat Noodles with Spicy Almond Sauce Recipe!

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Today I share a very special post. A review and giveaway of a great friend of mine’s book. Most, if not all of you will at least know of the stunning vegan blog An Unrefined Vegan and it’s warm, creative and artistic creator and writer, Ann Oliverio, or Annie.

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 33 #vegan #linky

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

After careful consideration, team VVLP has decided to close the linky with the current link up being the last. It has been a fun adventure and we have loved seeing all the delicious recipes but it has come to a natural end with limited entries and a lot of behind the scenes work. All of the previous link ups are available in the archives so keep using them for yummy inspiration! The Virtual Vegan Potluck is unaffected by this decision. Thank you all for your understanding!

The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Orange, Black Pepper and Basil Frosting

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I came across this 3 ingredient pineapple cake recipe which has been doing the rounds on Australian internet for the past year or so, unsurprisingly with its simple ingredient list of just self raising flour, sugar and crushed pineapple. Continue reading

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Airy Fairy Chocolate Mousse and a Natvia Stevia Natural Sweetener Giveaway!

 

 

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Have you heard? The brine from a can of chickpeas, you know the stuff you drain off, makes the most amazing vegan meringue or whipped egg white substitute. This French derived discovery made global by one Goose Wohlt, has taken vegan social media channels by storm. And rightly so, not only have we been subjected to flat, crumbly or powdery tasting meringue examples until now or just plain failing techniques, but this is just simply blow your mind genius. Who woke up one day and thought, ‘I know, I bet the starchy canning juice of beans can whip up’? A clever bunny, that’s who. The original post and early testers had success using all kinds of products beyond legumes, even hearts of palm and tofu whey. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 32 #vegan #linky

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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Minestrone alla Toscana

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I didn’t know what to call this soup. I saw it as a light bean and pasta soup, which to me is a minestrone but I feared that most associate minestrone with a thick stew-like tomato soup with vegetables and pasta which this is most certainly not. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 31 #vegan #linky

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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BBQ Lentils & Seed and Nut Ice Cream from The Great Vegan Protein Book and a GIVEAWAY!

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It’s not every day that you open a cookbook to find yourself dog earing page after page and making a shopping list in your mind to make as many recipes as soon as possible!

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Who knew blended butter beans made the most fabulous gravy and that nutritional yeast was a protein power house?

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I sure didn’t and given that the protein question is the one that makes vegans shudder at the thought, this book is packed with all the plant based protein knowledge you could ever possibly need to stop the narrow minded and/or condescending and/or just unaware ‘meat is the only protein’ types in their tracks.

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The book itself is easy to read and easy to navigate with helpful contents lists at the beginning of each chapter, and the beautifully rustic style photography will have you planning your meals for weeks ahead.

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This book is a protein bible for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike.

The Publisher is offering a lucky winner in the UK, Ireland, US or Canada a copy of the book, see below to enter! Or if you can’t wait or want more copies, check out the purchase details here. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 30

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck founded an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every other Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time to host the Potluck party where you can submit unlimited recipes to either of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  Each Linky runs until the second following Monday morning at 8am US CST to enter and then we will share the most clicked recipe from each course the following Wednesday!

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