Snacks

Quinoa & Swede Patties

Topped with homemade nut cheese, tomato & vegan mince sauce.   For the patties 300 g of quinoa (soaked overnight) 200 g of grated swede 1 pinch of cumin 1 pinch of coriander 1 pinch of ground bay leaves salt and black pepper to taste Preparing the patties Soak the quinoa in clean water overnight.… Continue reading Quinoa & Swede Patties

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Snacks

Banana Crackles

Here's an idea to make crispy deep fried bananas to go with a nice vegetarian or vegan stew. Twisting your nose? Well, not just yet! There are quite a few Brazilian dishes, stews in fact, that go beautifully with fried banana as a side dish. Off the top of my head, there's one fish stew… Continue reading Banana Crackles

Breakfast, Snacks

Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

On a previous post (Keeping your culture alive through cooking) I talked about being a Brazilian expatriate living in New Zealand for six years, and how I use some of my cooking skills to ease homesickness. During the months of June and July, we have these festivities across the country to celebrate some of our… Continue reading Brazilian Hominy Cream or Canjica

Everything in between

Moving away from dairy: how to make your own creamy nut milk

Another dairy-free, vegan product that I decided to make myself is nut milk. Except only for soy milk, all other nut milks out there (at least here in New Zealand) are quite expensive. I am the kind of person who loves to have a little bit of milk with my black coffee, or in my… Continue reading Moving away from dairy: how to make your own creamy nut milk

Breakfast

Give Marmite a Chance

Weaning off of gluten-rich foods started as an option for me. I was getting very sick every time I had normal bread or some kind of pasta, and I couldn't put my finger in what was causing that until a former room mate warned me about the symptoms of "gluten intolerance". She suggested I stopped… Continue reading Give Marmite a Chance