Vegan Coco-Squash Dessert

Delish Coco-Squash DesertThis very easy vegan desert has a smooth, light texture and won’t take much of your time. It’s also a nice surprise for all sweet toothed folks.

What you need is (preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 50 minutes):

1 kg of grated squash

1 can of coco milk

1 coffee cup of brown sugar

100 grams chopped walnuts

1 tbsp vanilla sugar

Put the grated squash in a large bowl and mix it with walnuts, the sugar and the vanilla. Transfer it to medium sized baking dish and bake in a preheated oven (180C – 360F) for 20 minutes. Take it out, pour in the can of coco milk and mix well. Return to the oven for another 30 minutes. Then take it out, let it cool and put at the fridge overnight.

Serve decorated with some mint leaves and sprinkle with coco flakes, or something else, if you feel inspired.

Vegan is Good!

Raw Brownie Truffles

These delicious vegan brownie truffles are a guestpost recipe from a friend who does not have her own online platform to share gourmet inspiration, but is a fellow gourmand. 

It also looks sooo healthy, no sugar, it’s all raw, just divine… vegan truffles

What you need (about 20 minutes):

1 teacup of mixed nuts of your choice (1/2 almonds and 1/2 hazelnuts for example)
1 teacup of dried dates, core removed
5 tablespoons of fair trade cocoa powder
4 tablespoons of shredded coconut
Crushed nuts, cocoa powder and coconut for topping.

Chop the nuts in a food processor until you have a rough flour with some bigger bits still left. Add the dates and chop in the food processor until the dates are integrated with the nuts, and start to stick to the blade. Add the cocoa powder and coconut, and continue chopping until well mixed.

There are (at least) two possible ways to finish this:

1. Use your hands to roll bits of the “dough” the mixture into walnut sized balls and then roll until well covered in your preferred topping. Keep in the fridge of you’d keep the for later.

or

2. Press the mixture into a cake tin, refrigerate and cut into brownie sized bars.

Enjoy!

Vegan Is Good!

 

P.S. thanks Sneji!

Pink Cookies with Almonds

Mmmm… I love the warm smell of cinnamon in the kitchen. Combine with a nice pink colour, make it vegan and get into creativity mode. And why not include everyone around in the “make the most strangely shaped cookie” contest.

When you try these, please share a pic of your cookies with me? I’m curious to see them.

What you need is (about 25 cookies):

For the dough:

2 teacups of white flour

1/2 teacup of sugar

1 tbsp of baking powder

2 tbsp of oil

1 raw pureed beet about 100g

1/2 teaspoon of both cinnamon and dried ginger

For the decoration (optional):

150 g melted black chocolate 

peeled raw almonds

Put the flour in a large bowl, make a well in the middle and add all the dough ingredients. Start mixing fist with a fork and when it becomes too thick, use your hands. Go on kneading until all is well absorbed and the dough is homogeneous. It will get a vivid pink colour if you use a raw beet root and a paler one if you use some canned or boiled. Still – no perceptible difference in the taste, it’s just the colour.

Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough (add some flour to prevent sticking) to 2-3 mm thickness and start cutting the cookies from it. If you don’t have any special tools to do this, use a glass (as i did), or your hands, or just your imagination and make any shapes you like. Be the cookie artist 🙂

Preheat the oven to 180-200C and put the cut dough on some baking paper. Make sure you leave some space between them because they will expand a bit.

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes and take out of the oven. Let them cool for a while and start decorating.

Decorating the cookies

Now this is another moment you can put your creativity in action. I tried to keep it simple – use a teaspoon to place some of the molten chocolate on one side of the cookie and stick an almond on it. Let the chocolate cool.

Consume with moderation as there’s a risk of addiction to these sweet, crispy, pink, vegan cookies.

Vegan is Good!

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