Vegan Recipes

Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Some call it Indian ginseng. It has a calming and grounding effect which helps us balance out our body and as a result some positive "side effects" you may feel less stress, better mood, and more focused!I came across this concept of mixing coffee with ashwagandha in a cooking class where one lady from Australia told me that this is what she started drinking in Byron Bay.   Basically you mix a Tablespoon of ashwagandha powder into your coffee and drink that in the morning. Both coffee and ashwagandha are natural...

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

You might be thinking why there is a sweet potato next to the focaccia...Well, that is because this is actually the secret ingredient for today's recipe! A good friend of mine shared this recipe and she told me that this is the way they make focaccia in Napoli. Just by adding a hand full of mashed potatoes will make the bread soft and fluffy. I tried with both potatoes and sweet potatoes for a healthier option and both work perfectly! I wasn't sure how much to add to the recipe but I decided 100g of cooked potato ( about a medium sized...

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How To Maintain (Feed) Your Sourdough Starter

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How To Maintain (Feed) Your Sourdough Starter

Since the lockdown of #COVID-19, seems like the whole world has started to bake... With a bunch of ingredients going out of stock, we're also starting to bake the traditional, authentic way... SOURDOUGH!      Baking with traditional ingredients may be time-consuming, but the beauty of traditional methods show how simple your home baked breads can be: flour, water and salt is all you need to make a gorgeous loaf of sourdough bread. The basics are taught to you in our level 1 sourdough baking class, to give you the right foundation to then build your own skills and get creative.     Today, we will...

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

Aglio olio peperoncino is a popular Italian pasta dish with crispy garlic, chili flakes, parsley and a LOT of olive oil. Growing up in Japan, this was also one of the most common pasta dishes that everyone loves and it's called just "Peperonchino" (ペペロンチーノ)  which I only noticed recently that is only the name of the chili pepper, not the pasta dish. Anyway! I was craving this dish and noticed I can make this in a Keto way.It's only the pasta that needs to be replaced with an low carb Konjac noodles! Konjac (こんにゃくor 蒟蒻) is a popular ingredient used in a lot of Japanese...

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

Glass noodle salad is my favorite Thai dish. It is gluten-free as the glass noodles are made from mung beans and it's very refreshing. Specially the best on a hot humid day when you feel you don't have energy to do anything. Yum Woon Sen will wake your soul up!In Thailand glass noodles are considered to be good for weight loss. These noodles are made from starch (carbs!) but they absorb a lot of water, so you end up eating less carbs. Plus with all the vegetables and lean protein that goes into this salad, it is definitely a low-calorie...

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