Delicious and simple vegan meal – Mango Poke Bowl. Full of vibrant colors and juicy flavors, that dish is super tasty and easy to make in few minutes. The combination of juicy mango, crunchy cucumber, sweet bell peppers, pickled onion and radish is make it not only delicious but also nutritious and healthy.
This meal can be served with various types of side dishes and sauces. For example, you can make a wild rice or rice noodles and top them with spicy chili sauce or teriyaki marinade or anything what you want. As garnish I recommend you to try some nuts or chopped herbs.
Our Mango Poke Bowl is 100% vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Enjoy your healthy meal on breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Today we are going to make delicious meal, also known as Spring Rolls. Spring rolls usually made from rice paper wraps stuffed with vegetable filling and rice noodles. This dish is really easy to make. All you need to do is to slice all vegetables, cook some noodles and make the rolls.
These rolls can be served as a main course or as a snack during the dinner or maybe fast lunch. You can choose any kind of sauce: hoisin, teriyaki sauce, sweet chili or special spring roll dipping sauce.
Also, it is very good option to fry these rolls in vegetable oil. Just preheat some oil in a saucepan until it reach 180 °C (356 °F). Put spring rolls into saucepan and fry until golden. For these rolls you can use not only rice paper but also thin spring roll wrappers made from dough.
Usually rolls are savory meal, but you could make them sweet as well. Just replace vegetables with fruits and berries and serve them with sweet dipping sauce. I also recommend to make some refreshing drinks like Ice Cold Matcha Latte or Iced Peach Tea.
As we wrote before, couple months ago we released our first Vegan Cookbook: Easy Plant – Based Healthy Recipes for Everyone.
Yes, that was a very large work process, which we successfully finished and, as result, you will gain completely exciting cook guide with more than 80 delicious & simple healthy recipes. Is in that awesome, right? 😄😋
I was pretty proud of ourselves, because we did a great job. This book is super easy – to – follow, have beautiful appearance, useful tips and many other interesting things.
And here is our demo recipe from the Vegan Cookbook: Easy Plant – Based Healthy Recipes for Everyone – Tofu Falafel. (P.S. tap on the name of book to see it) 😄😘
Falafel is one of the most popular meals of eastern cuisine. Traditionally it makes with chickpeas and tahini paste with sesame seeds.
But we offer you a new vision of this favorite dish – tofu falafel. Try to make it and you will see how tasty and healthy it is. Crispy, chewy with soft texture and amazing flavor, it perfectly goes with any kind of sauces, especially with Piquant Hoisin sauce.
As side dish we will make vegetable salad, but you can serve them with humus. You will find it in our book. Also, I recommend to serve it with crunchy vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, celery, radish or broccoli.
However, before we even start cooking our delicious Vegan Chocolate Cream Tart, let’s know more about chocolate benefits, how to choose it and cook it properly.
Chocolate: Pro and Cons
All types of chocolate are made from cocoa beans. The good quality chocolate should contain several main ingredients (without them you can’t say that it is a real chocolate).
First of all, cocoa butter. 🤔
If you want to buy good quality chocolate with rich taste for cooking, it should have a cocoa butter.
The second thing is a cocoa mass – a solid or semi – solid product which is using to make chocolate (with some additional cocoa butter).
There are existing so many different kinds of chocolate with various flavours: nuts, extracts (like vanilla or coconut), liqueurs and fillings (chocolate ganaches, fruit and berry purees, cream and etc.).
The chocolate have a long story. Many centuries ago, Olmec Indians used hot chocolate as sacred drink. And the recipe of that chocolate is too far from our modern version.
In XIX century, chocolate was sell into pharmacy like a refreshing drink for gain energy.
Many scientists recognise that chocolate positively affects on the body by improving the mood and producing the hormones of happiness – serotonin and endorphins. 😌Eating chocolate makes you feel happy.
Nevertheless, we shouldn’t overdo with this sweet dessert. The high consumption of chocolate is raising the amount of glucose in blood and it is not good for our metabolism. 😔
That is why it is recommend to eat chocolate dessert only in first half of the day and in small portions. ☺️
How to store chocolate and how to buy it properly
As we mentioned before, the high quality chocolate must contain two ingredients: cocoa butter and cocoa mass. If it’s have it, that means you found what you are looking for.
Therefore, I advice you to not buy the cheap chocolate because it can have some harmful chemicals.
To keep chocolate you will need to choose dry but cold dark place. It will helps not to melt the chocolate.
Now it is time to make delicious and simple vegan dessert – Chocolate Cream Tart.
The first step is prepare the dough. I used the food processor to make it faster, but it is okay if you just mix all ingredients together into a bowl and then knead it until it become smooth and elastic.
Make sure that the tart crust is well chilled because if it is not, it will be pretty hard to transfer it to tart pan. 😊So, let is sit in fridge at least 1 hour.
The next step is making two fillings: chocolate cream and chocolate ganache.
Follow the instructions in recipe down below and done! Your vegan chocolate tart is ready for decorating! 🤗
For decorating tart you can use anything that you want: different berries, nuts and etc, but try to keep it as minimalistic as you can.
Tofu cheese is a plant based product, which have a lot of benefits for our organism, especially for vegans and people who have lactose intolerance.
Tofu cheese with its long history, is rich of protein, vitamins and minerals and can easily replace many dairy products. Soy proteins are positively affect on our body, help to reduce the cholesterol in blood. It is also perfectly strengthens the immune system and reduce the risk of catching cold. 😊💚
Tofu contains protein, calcium and iron. It is great for athletes to gain muscles. It also can be included in ration for people who want to lose the weight, because tofu is a low calorie product.
However, we shouldn’t forget how important to not overdo with anything even they are healthy. ☺️Just keep that in mind.
So now we are coming to one of the most important parts.
Where is to buy Tofu and how to choose it? 🤔
However, You can buy Tofu in almost any supermarket or grocery store, but you should to choose it properly. Especially pay attention to dates, it contents.
Japanese and Chinese women are use Tofu in cosmetology 💕😌. They learned how to whiten and rejuvenate the skin, because the consumption Tofu for food is slow down the aging process of skin, improve its and fill the skin with energy and health.
You can use it for making a good mask for making your skin smooth and fresh. 😉❤️😉
For making mask you will need only three simple ingredients:
1 tbsp. Tofu cheese
1 tsp. Olive oil
1/4 tsp. Lemon juice
Combine all ingredients together. Mix well and make sure that there is no lumps in mixture.
Wash you face and thoroughly clean it from makeup.
It is highly recommend to steam you face a little bit with linen cloth.
Pour some clean water into pan, add 1 tbsp. Dried camomile, bring to the boil, remove from the heat and cover with lid. Set aside for several minutes, then heat it up about 39 – 40 °C, remove from the heat and soak linen cloth in prepared camomile mixture. Squeeze it a little bit to remove excess liquid and put it on your face. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove linen cloth and spread the prepared tofu mask on your face, slightly tap it in your skin with your fingers.
Wash it after 10 – 15 minutes. You will see the difference after fist usage, but more noticeable effect will be after one month. Do this mask once in a week and after your skin will be bright and smooth! 😍
Presently, we know about Tofu benefits, we need to learn how to make it.
How to Make Tofu
Tofu cheese is produced from soy milk. The more informative method how to make Soy milk see here.
Soy milk is made from soy beans, which should be soaked in water overnight. 🤔
After testing different vegan recipes, we create absolutely delicious vegan no – bake cheesecake without agar or any stabilizers.
The creamy coconut which is perfectly go with cashews and crunchy biscuit base. Mmm, it was so tasty.
Also, it is great that you can use almost any kind of toppings to decorate it, instead of berries, like we do. For example, the nice option will be vegan caramel or chocolate syrup, chopped chocolate, nuts, sprinkles and whatever you want. Be creative and try new things.
There are only two steps which you necessarily need to do before you’re even start to make cheesecake.
First, it is to put cans with coconut cream and milk into fridge. Keep them about 2 to 3 days. That will help you easily scrape the creamy part without liquid.
And, the second one. Soak cashews into water overnight. They will become soft and tender, and we can simply blend them with the remaining ingredients.
Let’s make delicious Black Vegan Fried Tofu Burgers.
As I think, this recipe is a good illustration of how fast-food can be healthy and tasty in the same time.
The base of these delicious burgers is Tofu – the most nutritious and useful thing in the world. Tofu is bean curd (but very similar to cheese), produced from soy beans. It is rich of vitamins, minerals and protein. Therefore, tofu is really needful product to keep our body full of energy and strong enough.
The pan fried tofu is one of the basic methods to cook it. It don’t take a lot of time and don’t require something special. But here is the thing. I think the best practice how to release the flavor of this incredibly tasty Tofu cheese.
That recipe is pretty simple. All you need is some patience, creativity and love.
However, if you decide to buy buns, you will do it even faster!