Coconut Carrot Dip

Carrot Coconut Dip
Light but as spicy as you like, this is lovely as a dip, on toast or as a sauce 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: dip, sauce
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You need
  • 2 cups of finely grated carrot
  • ½ cup of coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Bragg
  • 1 tsp Madras Curry blend
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or use fresh, of course)
  • ½ tsp Himalayan rock salt
To do
  1. Mix everything in your blender or food processor till it has the consistency you like. Serve with veggies, or dilute with coconut water and a dash of lemon into a sauce.

 

Lemon Coconut Yoghurt w Raw Buckwheat Granola

Lemon Coconut Yoghurt w Raw Buckwheat Granola
Uh ohhhh.... Just as well this is awfully healthy because it is tempting to have more 😉
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
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You need
  • ½ to ¾ cup of coconut yoghurt
  • 3 - 4 tbsp of CocoQuench (diluted coconut milk, 20% coconut)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ⅓ - ½ cup of raw buckwheat granola (how much is really up to you)
To do
  1. mix the yoghurt with the milk so that you have a nice creamy consistency
  2. stir in the lemon zest
  3. top with granola, or top the granola with the yoghurt
  4. munch!

 

Vanilla Coconut Cream (raw)

Vanilla Coconut Cream
One of those dishes that puts a smile on my face when I taste it 🙂 You can use this as a dip with fruit, or add it to your dessert or breakfast, or even eat just as is.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: Dip, dessert, sauce
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You need
  • ¼ cup coconut milk solids (skim the of the top of a can, if need be, put can in fridge for a couple of hours)
  • ¼ cup Cashew Cream
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar or raw agave nectar
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
To do
  1. Mix or blend all ingredients till nice and smooth, and that's all 🙂

 

Pineapple Ginger Pancake w Sweet Peanut Sauce, Coconut & Mint

Pineapple Ginger Pancake w Sweet Peanut Sauce, Coconut & Mint

Pineapple Ginger Pancake w Sweet Peanut Sauce, Coconut & Mint

 

I used a prefab pancake mix for this one (Orgran gluten free mix w apple & cinnamon, it is lovely). Apart from that you need:

♣   pineapple
♣   peanut butter
♣   molasses (or another fluid sweetener)
♣   dessicated coconut
♣   non-dairy milk
♣   citrus zest (lemon, orange, or both)
♣   mint
♣   coconut oil for cooking

To do:
– make your pancakes (I don’t need to explain, do I?)
– stir fry the pineapple cubes w the ginger & zest (or you can add them later, up to you)
– mix a few table spoons of peanut butter with some non dairy milk, and add as much sweetener as you like.
– sprinkle pancake with coconut, place pineapple on top, pour sauce on top and garnish with mint.

If you use a dry sweetener, just add more milk.

All done 🙂

Pineapple Ginger Pancake w Sweet Peanut Sauce, Coconut & Mint

Pineapple Ginger Pancake w Sweet Peanut Sauce, Coconut & Mint

Mandarin & Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mandarin & Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mandarin & Mixed Berry Smoothie

You need (for 2 glasses):

◊   3 small mandarins
◊   1 cup of mixed berries
◊   1 tsp of Mesquite (optional, but very healthy and slightly sweetening)
◊   1 can of coconut water (350ml)
◊   ice cubes – optional

Way to go:
– put everything in your blender and blend

If a little too tart, add a bit of your preferred natural sweetener.
Serve and drink straight away.

Toast w Ginger & Vanilla Peanut Butter, Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Flakes

Peanut butter sandwiches are always nice, I think, I grew up on them 🙂 They also contain a lot of protein, and I like to add fruit to make it more complete nutrition wise.

Check list (for 1 person):

•  some (coconut) oil
•  1 handful of coconut flakes
  •  Peanut Butter w Ginger & Vanilla (see recipe)
  •  2 slices of bread (home made is the nicest, but any wholemeal bread will do)
  •  a few slices of pineapple
  •  vegan butter – optional

 

Way to go:
– in a small skillet, toast the coconut flakes (without oil). This goes rather quickly, so don’t walk away, and stir regularly. Take off heat
– toast the bread in the toaster or in a skillet with a bit of coconut oil
– quickly bake the pineapple so it is nice and warm
– put butter on the toast, if you want, and then the peanut butter
– top with pineapple, sprinkle coconut flakes on top
– make a tower to show off, or keep it simple 😉

Toast w Ginger & Vanilla Peanut Butter, Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Flakes

Toast w Ginger & Vanilla Peanut Butter, Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Flakes

 

Smoky Roasted Coconut Flakes (or vegan ‘bacon’)

Smoky Roasted Coconut Flakes (or vegan 'bacon')
Well, wether this tastes like bacon or not, it is very yummy and morish! Lovely to snack on, and lovely to sprinkle on just about anything 😉 It is easy to make too (by the way, this is not my own recipe, you can easily find it online):
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: vegan alternatives
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You need
  • 3 hands of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke (yes, table spoon)
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp organic agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • salt to taste
To do
  1. preheat oven to 150C
  2. in a bowl, mix the liquids
  3. mix in the flakes and mix well
  4. transfer to oven tray
  5. bake for about 15 minutes, but keep a good eye on it, as all ovens are different. Once I went to stir the flakes and they were done already. They should have a crispness to them, with a chewiness as well. They do get a bit crispier once out of the oven.
  6. add salt to taste
Notes
Let's see how quickly your batch disappears!

 

Raw Chocolate Chia Pudding

Raw Chocolate Chia Pudding
A light but yet filling breakfast or dessert, and you can make it fancy with more fruits or nuts, or just keep it basic 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan & raw
Recipe type: breakfast/dessert/snack
Serves: 1
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You need
  • ⅛ cup Chia Seeds
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Xylitol (or you can use any natural sweetener you like)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp Maca (optional, it’s just very good for you)
  • some soaked raisins (soaking is optional)
  • sliced or chopped apple, as much as you like
  • for decoration: coconut & goji berries
To do
  1. soak the seeds in the coconut milk with the cacao powder, Maca and sweetener (I soaked them overnight for breakfast, but a few hours should be fine)
  2. rinse and soak the raisins in warm water for half an hour
  3. when ready to eat, mix in apple and raisins (or use for topping) and sprinkle the goji berries and a bit of coconut on top
  4. Too easy and very healthy!