Smoky Coconut Flakes w Dukkah

Smokey Coconut Flakes w Dukkah
A quick snack or an awesome sprinkle for so many dishes! No fats, no gluten, no added salt either. You can experiment with the flavours; try different Dukkah's, vary the amounts of both liquid smoke and Dukkah and add different spices :-) If you are longing for a smoky flavour in a sandwich, then this will do very nicely too.
Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: snack or sprinkle
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You need
  • 2 cups of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp organic liquid sweetener (coconut nectar, agave syrup, maple etc)
  • 2 tbsp or more of a Dukkah that you like
To do
  1. place flakes in a wide bowl, mix the fluids, pour over the coconut flakes and mix the whole lot
  2. heat the oven to 150C (in the meantime the flakes can soak)
  3. place baking paper/sheet on an oven tray, and spread the flakes on it
  4. bake for 5 minutes, check, stir through and bake for 5 more (once out of the oven, the flakes will crisp up, so no need to leave them in the oven any longer - they will probably burn)
Notes
Keep an eye on the colour, don't walk away to do something else, as these are done in a jiffy!

 

Open Rocket & Marinated Zucchini Sandwich w Smokey Truffle Chickpea Sauce

Open Rocket & Marinated Zucchini Sandwich w Smokey Truffle Chickpea Sauce
This is a lovely light meal, and ideal when you have the marinated zucchini left over from dinner. The chickpea sauce is made in 5 minutes.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: lunch, light meal, sandwich
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You need
  • wholemeal bread (toasted or not, up to you)
  • a cup of loosely packed rocket
  • a small cup of marinated roasted zucchini (see recipe)
For the chickpea sauce:
  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup of oat milk (or another light textured non dairy milk)
  • ½ tbsp brown rice miso
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ¼ tsp liquid smoke (Hickory)
  • 1¼ tsp truffle oil
To do
  1. mix all ingredients for the sauce in your blender. Of course you can heat this up and dilute further into a thinner sauce.
  2. if you want, serve zucchini hot, but cold is very nice too
  3. just arrange everything on top of each other; bread, rocket, zucchini, chickpea sauce
  4. and enjoy :-)

 

Raw Smoky Coconut Flakes (or Raw Vegan Bacon)

Raw Smoky Coconut Flakes (or Raw Vegan Bacon)
This recipe can be made in the oven too (in that case, it'll be ready in 10-15 minutes, the flakes will be a little crispier than the dehydrated version), but of course then it won't be raw. Both versions taste lovely though!
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: snack, vegan alternative
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You need
  • 3 hands of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp organic agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • salt to taste
To do
  1. in a bowl, mix the liquids
  2. add in the flakes and mix well
  3. transfer to dehydrator tray
  4. dehydrate at 46C until crisp, at least 8 hours.
  5. add salt to taste
Notes
You can give these flakes any flavour, add spices like curry or chilli :-)

 

Dehydrated Smoky Beetroot Chips

Dehydrated Smoky Beetroot Chips
Healthy chips? Yep! :-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: raw snack
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You need
  • 3 medium beetroots
  • 1 tbsp of liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp of tamari
  • 1 tbsp of agave nectar (or another liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • ½ to 1 tsp of Himalayan rock salt
To do
  1. slice the beetroot as thin as possible
  2. mix the other ingredients
  3. toss the beetroot in the liquid mixture, let sit for 5 minutes, toss again, let sit for another 5 minutes
  4. place all slices straight onto your dehydrator trays (don't let them overlap)
  5. dehydrate untill you're happy with the crispiness - how long does depend on how thin your slices are, but at least 8 hours (just dehydrate them overnight and see how they are then)
Notes
When done, either munch away or keep in a container, they will stay crisp for a couple of days

 

‘Smoked Salmon’ Paté

'Smoked Salmon' Paté
Well, there definitely is something fishy about this paté! It was a lucky shot, to be honest, but I was pretty surprised it indeed tastes like smoked salmon... and I wasn't even aiming for it! But there you go :-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: condiments
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You need
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups hemp milk (I guess you can use other non dairy milk, but flavour may slightly change)
  • ⅛ cup agar agar powder (or ¼ cup for flakes)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Rock salt
  • 2 pinches of chilli powder
  • ½ tsp of liquid smoke
  • a little oil to grease your bowl, in case you don't use plastic or silicon
To do
  1. add pine nuts, paprika powder, garlic, salt, chilli powder and liquid smoke to the small bowl of your kitchen machine (with a blade) and run it till the mixture is nice and fine.
  2. in a small sauce pan, heat the hemp milk with stock powder and the agar agar powder and bring to the boil, stirring regularly
  3. when dissolved, add the liquid agar mix to the running kitchen machine, and let run for a few minutes. You want the mixture to be completely smooth
  4. when done, pour in 2 small, greased bowls or ramekins, or 1 bigger one.
  5. put in fridge and let set and rest for a few hours
  6. when set, turn upside down on a small plate and done! You may have to slide a knife along side the edges for the paté to come out.
Notes
Done. Keep in fridge, and eat on toast, biccies, raw veggies, whatever you like :-)

 

 

 

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!