Macashew

Macaroni and cheeeeeeese guys! The ultimate comfort food, am I right?! Confession: I think I actually never had macaroni and cheese before I went vegan. I only know that I love the vegan version. So even though it’s hard for me to compare the dairy and this non dairy version, I can tell you that I love this version a lot. It’s so creamy, easy to make (just remember to soak your cashews!) and full of flavour.. Everything you want when you think of good comfort food. So I dare you to try it and tell me if you love it as much as I do. I would love to hear if it hit the spot and if it satisfied your cravings. I served it with a little bit of fresh parsley and extra black pepper. Yum!

MACASHEW

Serves: 2

1,5 cups macaroni
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight) 
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
Pinch of salt/pepper
1/3 cup Mozzarella style grated S
heese (optional)

-Cook the macaroni as described on the pack.
-Rinse the cashews and put them in the blender together with the almond milk, the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, the onion powder, the turmeric and if you choose to, the sheese.
-Blend until nice and smooth.
-Add salt and pepper to taste and heat the sauce on a low heat until warm. Do not let it boil.
-Use about 1/3-1/2 cup for 3 cups of cooked macaroni*.

*Leftover sauce can be used for other pasta dishes (add some pesto!), salad dressings, topping for pizza etc.

Is macaroni and cheese something you love as well? Is it something you can really crave and are you going to try this? Please let me know if you liked it and I would also love to see your creation! You can do this by tagging me on Instagram or by using #planetmanel. Thank you! X

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Sweet Coco Love

sIt’s nice by itself, as a starter or a side.. Soup is always good! And I don’t think I only speak for myself if I say rich creamy soups are the best. Soup is perfect for a rainy autumn day or for when it’s snowing in the winter, but to be honest, I think soup is always a good idea! This soup makes me very very happy. I combined 2 of my favourite things: Sweet potatoes and coconut cream. Before I even made this recipe I knew it was going to be heavenly. And I was right. It’s so creamy, full of flavour, filling and very healthy. Does this sound good to you? Where are you waiting for?

SWEET COCO LOVE:

13548828_1178672722176829_1870141049_oserves: 2

350 gr sweet potato
1/3 coconut cream
1/2 red onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (smashed)
500 ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp turmeric
coconut oil
toppings
coconut milk
spring onion (chopped)
extra onion/garlic
pepper

soup-Preheat the oven to 200C.
-Put the sweet potatoes, together with some coconut oil, pepper and salt, in the oven for about 20 min.
-Fry the onions in a bit of coconut oil + add the garlic in the last minute.
-Take the coconut cream from a can of coconut milk. (this works best if it’s from the fridge)
-Mix the potatoes, the onion, the vegetable stock, the lemon juice and the coconut cream in the blender until it’s nice and smooth.
-Decorate with extra coconut milk and spring onion.

Are you a big fan of soup, sweet potatoes and coconut? Then I’m sure you’ll make this recipe! Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

ChOCO Dream

13499852_1178672795510155_944827911_oFor this recipe I was inspired by a Dutch cake, called ‘Arretjescake’. It’s actually with eggs and a lot of butter. It’s a very unhealthy cake, but super delicious. The recipe I made is not only vegan and super delicious, it’s also healthy. Or actually there is an option to make it all healthy. There are biscuits used in this cake. If you decide to make healthy biscuits before making this recipe, the whole cake would be healthy. The cake is very filling, that’s why it’s quite small. In case you have to treat a lot of people, you can always easily double the recipe. Use a little cake tin or any small dish, but if you double it, you can easily use a standard cake tin.
One of my aunts always made this recipe and whenever there was a party at her house, I always chose this cake. I could really get excited if I knew she made one. I hope you get just as excited after tasting it. It’s super easy, fast and does not require any baking. Everybody can make this!

13523889_1178672802176821_541324566_oChOCO DREAM

Serves: 6

175 gr plain biscuits (crushed)
1/2 cup palm sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup plain soy yogurt
1 tbsp flaxseed (+ 3 tbsp water)
2 tbsp cacao powder

13555816_1178672805510154_1221867065_o-Mix the sugar, coconut oil, yogurt, flaxseed mixture and the cocoa powder with an electric mixer until smooth.
-Make sure the mixture is not warm anymore (from the coconut oil) before you gently mix in the biscuits.
-Put some cling foil into a baking tin and divide the mixture.
-Place it in the fridge for at least 3 hours, but ideally overnight.

Are you going to make this amazing cake? Are you Dutch and do you know this cake and are you curious about this version? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Biscuit Feast

13446222_1169109249799843_707711809_oThis is probably the easiest recipe there is. You only need 2 ingredients to have something very yummy. It also doesn’t take a lot or preparation, you probably always have these ingredients anyway, it doesn’t take long before you can enjoy and it’s easy to share. So many reasons to just try this!

These biscuits are amazing, because it’s a guilt free snack and you could even have them for breakfast if you please. Perfect for on the way, but also at home. I once had them with warm almond milk. Yum!
The only thing you need are ripe bananas and oats. Though this is the basic recipe, you can add a lot to it and give it your own personal little twist. I will give you 2 options today and maybe, if you guys like this, I can give you a different version every now and then. Or maybe you have requests? Let me know!

RAISE YOUR HAND FOR RAISINS

13441636_1169109203133181_365138828_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
1/3 cup raisins

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Soak the raisins for about 10 min in warm water.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix all ingredients gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.


NUTS FOR COCONUT:

13410603_1169109253133176_1222537858_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp shredded coconut
pinch of salt

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix the banana and the oats gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Then lightly mix in the peanut butter and the coconut.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.

Are you going to try these simple biscuits? Do you have a request for the next flavour? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thanks you! X