Move over jackfruit, banana blossom is now the latest craze in vegan meat substitutes - most commonly used to replace fish! You may have seen banana blossom battered fish and chips around the web (would highly recommend) but here is a slightly 'lighter' recipe for those who don't want to mess around with deep frying at home! Get your hands on some tinned banana blossom, vegan fish sauce and nori sprinkles and you should be good to go! Ingredients: · 1 (400g) can banana blos
I have been loving experimenting with my banana breads these last few months. After a successful Pumpkin Banana Bread in September I knew I had to bring out another show stopper flavour! What couldn't be more delicious than the classic Peanut Butter Jelly combo in addition to an already amazing banana loaf! Honestly, toasting a slice or three for breakfast in the morning leaves the house smelling divine whilst I munch down on my sweet treats with extra added jam. Give this re
Ever find yourself with a pantry full of vegetables which need using up and a lack of meal inspiration? I know I sometimes do. These veggie balls are a great recipe for these situations, as they can easily be adapted to incorporate veggies you have to hand! It's also great if you have fussy children (or partners) as I managed to use up parsnips and beetroot in mine which my boyfriend wouldn't usually eat (hehhe). Ingredients: (makes around 54 small balls) 300g potatoes 250g c
I have to say, I have never been much of a fan of raw treats. Especially when buying them out. I often say they are overpriced and overrated as usually they result in disappointment on my part. That being said, I have tried to make a few of my own raw desserts and occasionally I can be partial to a raw twix but this was the first time I have actually enjoyed eating a raw 'cheesecake' slice style treat. Pairing my favourite flavours; vanilla, chocolate and coffee, it had to be
Looking for a wholesome meal which is rich in flavour, protein, fibre and full of goodness to keep your immune system tip top in this time of year? Then this creamy dahl with added in coconut milk will keep you in check! Serve alongside some rice and/or roti, naan, chapati etc. for a complete delicious meal! Ingredients: (serves 2-3) - ½ onion, diced - 1tbsp garlic paste - 1tbsp grated ginger - 1tsp cumin - 1tsp spicy coriander - 1/2tsp cayenne pepper - 1/2tsp turmeric
Not ANOTHER banana bread recipe you ask? Well in my defence, this is actually the first banana bread I have made all year so I finally thought I would jump onto the bandwagon. I was recently looking into recipes for banana bread and was amazed at the versatility of it all! I guess it is personal preference if you like it more bread like or cake-y but I have perfected what suits me best! This recipe uses Nutcessity Date and Walnut spread, which personally enhances the banana b
If you are yet to try making your own sushi, I order you to go get yourself the supplies (and a sushi mat) right now. Not only is it easy to make, its fun to do with friends and is a great way to experiment with your own choice of fillings. You can start simple with a cucumber or avocado maki but when you want to experiment I would highly recommend this vegan alternative to the classic salmon cream cheese filling characterised by Philadelphia rolls! As the salmon substitute I
To celebrate the week of the American Sweet Potato, I am bringing you a recipe you will want to save for those nights you want wholesome comforting meal. If you have never tried African Peanut Stew before then be prepared to fall in love. This creamy broth is made with peanut butter and is rich, cozy and damn right delicious. Please enjoy this one on me! Ingredients: (serves 2-3) - 2tsp garlic paste - 1 finger chilli - 1 (250g) sweet potato, cubbed - 100g broccoli - 2-3
Are you a lover of matcha? Or perhaps a tahini fanatic? Maybe you just love cookies or you want to increase your omega 3's? Whatever the reason is for you to be searching this recipe, I warn you now - they are addictive! Ingredients: makes 6 - 60g dark tahini - 60g sugar / sweetener - 80g all-purpose flour - 2tsp matcha powder - 1/2tsp vanilla extract - 1/2tsp apple cider vinegar - 1/4tsp baking powder - pinch of salt - 1/4C coconut milk (or other non-dairy alternative) 1. Pr
It's been a while since a savoury recipe has been posted on here, so I thought it was about time I tried something new - since I have definitely been digging savoury over sweet lately (shocker!). I had some leftover cauliflower 'rice' from another meal that I wanted to use up, and what a better way than making some arancini balls - replacing normal rice for cauliflower to get in some hidden veggies!
I used the air fryer for cooking, but alternatively you could bake in the ove
Have you tried banana blossom yet? It's definitely increased in popularity over the last year - namely in recipes calling for a battered 'fish' - but I want to show you that it is so much more versatile! It has a delicate flavour, much like tinned young jackfruit, which is great at absorbing flavours. It makes for a great component in a delicious curry, so I would definitely recommend trying it out! Ingredients: serves 2 - 1 can (400g) banana blossom, drained - 1 tin tomatoes
Are you in need of healthy snack ideas? Want a treat you can grab mid-morning or afternoon when you are feeling peckish? Then bliss balls are a great option! Super easy to make, quick and full of the good stuff - what's more to love? Ingredients: 8 balls - 100g Nutcessity gingerbread almond butter - 1-2 medjool dates - 30g hulled hemp seeds - 1tbsp chia seeds - 30g vegan protein (i used vanilla flavoured) - 1tbsp agave syrup 1. Whiz in a blender and shape! - It's that easy :)
Another favourite food of mine when I was in Vietnam; starting my meal off with a plate of mini rice paper rolls. Sometimes I was served a peanut dipping sauce but other times I got the classic spicy, sweet, fish sauce (vegan of course) and this is what I wanted to recreate with mine! Let me know if you try it out - as I think I got the sauce pretty damn good (& the fillings are the best combination in my opinion) Ingredients: - 2 carrots, thinly sliced - 1/2 cucumber, thinly
Looking for a cake to wow your friends which isn't super complicated? Then this is the cake. Made in collaboration with Natures Charm Whipping Cream, I subbed most of the oil due to the creams natural fatty content and the texture turned out perfectly! Not to forget to mention it adds a subtle flavour to the overall cake which compliments the use of cacao in this recipe!
If you take your hand at making it then post a photo and tag me on instagram: @plant.steph ! Ingredients:
Beware when you make these... They are incredibly moreish and may be gone within seconds... These little bites are the best snack to have on hand; they satisfy your choccy cravings, taste indulgent, fuels you with energy yet are incredibly 'healthy' (well kind of...). Each bite contains 5g protein! So perfect for a post workout treat, if you are about that life. Take your hand at making these - as they are so fun to make! Tag me on instagram @plant.steph as I would love to sh
Ah, Pho (pronounced Fur) is one of my favourite meals! Especially if I am starting to feel a bit run-down in the winter months as it is just full of goodness. This recipe may seem a little bit more 'filly' then my others - but trust me, this Pho is amazing and I am so happy with the result! Let me know what you think when you make it! I would love to see your posts - remember to tag me: @plant.steph on instagram!
Ingredients: (serves 2) Broth: - 60g piece fresh ginger (peele
What is more comforting and autumnal for dinner at this time of year than a hearty pumpkin curry? I used red lentils for the addition of protein, and added in a bit of extra veg (which is optional) but none the less the curry sauce will have you going back for seconds (and thirds maybe...)! If you try out this recipe tag me on instagram @plant.steph as I love seeing your creations!
Recipe: serves 3-4 - 300g chopped pumpkin - 100g red lentils, dry - 200g chopped aubergine - 3
Ah sweet sweet gnocchi. The most comforting of foods. This recipe is a twist on the classic, with a not so traditional pan fried sauce made from Natures Charm evaporated coconut milk and brown rice miso paste. I pan fried mine with tempeh, mushrooms and peas but feel free to add whatever you like (eg. tofu, broccoli etc.). I hope you enjoy!
Ingredients: serves 2 - 1 pack sweet potato gnocchi (400g) - 250ml Natures Charm evaporated coconut milk - 2tsp brown rice miso paste -
I have teamed up with Herbalife Nutrition UK for their new release of the Vegan Trip Blend Select Banana Protein which had me instantly thinking of the classic PB + Banana combo. So why not combine these flavours into some yummy, healthy raw cheesecakes which make the perfect snack or after dinner treat! (they are so more-ish you will keep wanting more!). Ingredients: (makes 6 single size cheesecakes) Base: - 100g dates - 60g walnuts Topping: - 1 ripe banana - 40g Tri Blend S