23 October 2014

Apple pie on a chocolate brownie crust - gluten free and vegan


Apple pie on a chocolate brownie crust - gluten free and vegan


I had so much fun creating and making food for last weekend plant based picnic

These apple pie is for sure the best dessert I’ve ever made. 

Apple pie is favourite cake, but this one is different. Vegan and gluten free but as delicious as my Mum's.

I am so exited that so many people complimented my apple pie, and my Mr M requested me to make another one this weekend.






Ingredients
Apple pie on a chocolate brownie crust - gluten free and vegan


For the brownie crust:

1 cup walnuts 
1 1/5 cup dates
1 tbs coconut oil  ( this is optional)
1 1/5 tbs raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 of almond flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp of coconut sugar


For filling:

5 apples sliced or chopped
1/2 lemon juice
100gr apple &mango  pure with spices 
5 dates


For the crumble:

1/2 cup gluten free oats
1tsp maca powder
1/2 gluten free flour
1 tbsp coconut oil
mixed spices
(combine all together and bake 10-15min)




METHOD

  1. Place 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup almond flour in food processor and process until finely ground.
  2. Add the raw cocoa powder or cacao, vanilla powder and himalayan salt, maca powder and coconut oil. Pulse to combine 
  3. Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. 
  4. Add nut and cocoa mixture back into food processor and while processing, drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor spout. Process until a dough consistency is achieved, adding more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed in your hand.


Apple pie on a chocolate brownie crust - gluten free and vegan
5.     Add the crust mixture to a small cake pan. Toss to combine and evenly distribute, and then press down with you hands until it is flat and firm even on the wall of your cake pan.
6.Place in freezer or fridge to chill before adding filling. 
7. To make filling,peel and core the apples, slice or chop all apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. Set it aside.
8. Using the food processor make the pure by processing the dates mango and apple.When it’s relatively smooth add spices and set it aside.
9.  Take the crust from fridge and start layering it with apples and the pure.
10.  Make as many layers as you desire and when finished if you want put the crumble on the top. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to help it become more firm and enjoy!

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22 October 2014

Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies

Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies
Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies - photo my @mishaphotography


I made these yummy and crunchy cookies for last Sunday Plant Based Picnic, never baked cookies before, so I am so pleased with the final 

They are gluten free, vegan and totally easy to make.

I hope that you will enjoy them as much as me and my Mr M.


Ingredients


2 flax eggs  ( 6 tbs flax milled and 9tbs filtered water)
1/2 cup coconut sugar ( honey or agave, your choice)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour ( you can add more of full purpose gluten free flour)
1  tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp gluten free soda
1/2 cup shredded coconut



Method

1.Preheat the oven to 170C fan/gas 5. Line baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2. Put all the ingredients in a  bowl and mix until the dough appears completely combined.
3. Cover with a tea towel and keep in warm place for 10 minutes.
4. Roll into balls, place about 5cm apart on the tray, and flatten slightly with your fingers.



Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies



Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies
Super crunchy, gluten free and vegan chocolate cookies - pogo by@mishaphotography


Enjoy 
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20 October 2014

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic
Halloween plant-based picnic 

Yesterday I attended another Plant Based Picnic.  

Pixie, Natasha and Maxine - Planbased picnic ladies


This fantastic even was hosted by 3 amazing ladies. From the left, Pixie, Natasha and Maxine
Summer is always full of parties and yummy food but the girls decided to take picnicking to another level and do it every month, basted on plant based food.


For me it was second, the first one was last month and you can see the photos and read about it here. Cant wait for the next one now !!!


It was great to meet all lovely ladies behind their amazing IG accounts. I finally had eneoug courage to talk to few of them and find out a little bit more about their passion to food and also about themselves.

All these dishes made me dribble when I enter the event place ( Local Motion Studios Wandsworth), and they all tasted amazing. Also don't forget that plant based food deliver the kind of fuel your body needs to stay healthy,happy, and since this picnic was all about Halloween we enjoyed varieties of sessional autumn goodies.

Also it was great to meet Dimi and Katya and hear the story about how they started they amazing journey as Organic Burst.

Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst
Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst

Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst
Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst

Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst
Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst

Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst
Katya and Dimi- Organic Burst





Get your smoothie/ hot chocolate/ tea or whatever you like and enjoy the pictures from Halloween Plant Based Picnic ( Misha thank you for taking this amazing photos, luff you so much)

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !


Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !




Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !



Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !

Halloween plant-based picnic !






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15 October 2014

Maca oatmeal with spiced-caramelised mandarins

Maca oatmeal with spiced caramelised mandarins gluten free dairy free vegan raw


There comes a moment when you create something yummy and you just feel so proud about it. This is one of those moments for me. Yummy, healthy and so simple to make. So I decided to share it with you.

I was always a mandarin lover and autumn is the time of the year when I eat tones of them. Was wondering how can I use them in my breakfast creations?
Suddenly I remembered my mum making a lovely rice pudding with caramelised mandarines when I was a child.

The final result of some changes I made to my mums original recipe was delicious and something I would certainly be eating during this cold and dark mornings. 

Here are the ingredients you will need for Maca oatmeal with spiced- caramelised mandarins.

1/2 cup of gluten free Bob's Red Mill Oats
1 tsp of lemon juice( optional)
1/2 cup of dairy free milk ( I always you Blue Diamond Almond Breeze )
1/2 tsp Organic Burst Maca porder
1 tbsp coconut oil Lucy Bee
Pinch of cinnamon and cardamon ( and vanilla but mine finished that day)
Manuka Honey ( if you don't use honey, you can use agave or coconut sugar)



Method:


For caramelised mandarin, place the pan on a low heat, add mandarin segments and juice and spices,  stir to combine. Add manuka honey and stir for 3-5min (*).






Cool to room temperature and refrigerate to develop flavours (overnight).
In the morning boil dairy free milk with coconut oil and oats. 
Warm up your caramelised mandarins and serve warm with your yummy oatmeal.

(*) if you want to use coconut sugar, put all the ingredients except the mandarins into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmering but not boiling, until it has developed a syrupy consistency then add mandarine segments and spiced and do the same as above. 
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3 October 2014

Autumn

Autumn

Summer is long gone. But this is not the end of fresh veggies and fruits.
Every season has its own fruit and veggies to share.
Autumn has just started, along with it pumpkin season, apples winter squash, plums, zucchini, beetroots, figs, cranberries and many more.
pumpkin autumn fall

Plums autumn fall

Pears

Apples

Fall is also a great time for mushroom picking ( well, it is  in Poland where I am from).  


Autumn after the Spring is my favourite season. Here are some things I love about October and Autumn:

Hot chocolate
Chai Tea
Apple Pie
My birthday ( yuppie)
Halloween & Horror movies 
Candles and cosy evenings user the blanket
Soups
Seasonal vegetables
Beautiful sunsets
Autumn colours outside
My fluffy socks and cosy jumpers
Scarfs and hats 
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Long walks in the park where everything loos so beautiful
Food and veggie markets




raw cacao almond milk dairy free

tea with lemon

Halloween



Autumn

Autumn



What do you like or dislike about Autumn ?





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