Sunday, 28 May 2017

Cashew Cheese

A lot of people say they can't go vegan because they'll "miss cheese" That is not entirely true as there are plenty available in supermarkets and online. I haven't been impressed with the supermarket vegan cheese and find the artisan ones a little too expensive.
With just a few ingredients needed I decided to make my own. It was quick and easy and very tasty.
The base for this cheese is very versatile and you can add whatever seasonings that you like.
I will definitely be making homemade cheese from now on :)


1/2 a cup of soaked cashews
1 and a half cups of unsweetened soya milk
1/2 a cup of nutritional yeast
1 and a half tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp English Mustard
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 and 1/2 Tbs Agar Agar powder
1 and 1/3 cups of water

You will need any mould of choice

Method :

Add cashew to a blender.

Add the soya milk.

Now add the seasonings.

Blend until smooth.

Now add the water to a pan with the Agar Agar powder and continuously stir on a medium to high heat  for 10 minutes to activate the Agar and it becomes gel like.

Work quickly and add it to your blender with the other ingredients and blend for 30 seconds.

Now pout the mixture into your chosen mould and flatten it down with a spatula.

Refrigerate for an hour and turn the cheese out of the mould.

Your cheese is now ready to eat.

It grates and slices very nicely :)

Note : I tried making some cheese on toast with the cheese and it did melt but kept it's form so with the help of a knife It spread very easily and tasted delicious.
I will be adding some tapioca flour in my next batch to see if it melts and stretches like dairy cheese does.

Monday, 15 May 2017

BBQ Chickpea and Sweet Potato Wraps

Wraps are definitely a go to meal when you want a quick meal as you can basically fill them with any of your favourite fillings and they will be delicious.
I made these simple but very delicious BBQ Chickpea and Sweet Potato wraps for dinner and they turned out amazing so why not share them with you lovely people :)
They take no time at all so give them a go.

Ingredients :
2 medium sweet potatoes (mashed)
1 tin of chickpeas (drained and washed)
BBQ sauce as needed
1 packet of wraps
2 tbs Nutritional yeast
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp curry powder
squirt of sriracha
baby spinach as needed
cherry tomatoes as needed
small red onion diced

Method :

Add the chick peas in a pan with the BBQ Sauce and gently warm up on a low to medium heat.

Now add the Sweet potato mash into a bowl and stir in the onion.

Now add in all of the seasonings and sriracha and gently stir through.

Now it's time to warm the wraps on a medium heat .

Time to assemble your wraps.

Fold the wraps and enjoy :)

I hope you try this easy recipe out .