These vegan meatballs are juicy, tender and deliver the same kind of robust flavour and texture you would expect from a meatball. They are best savoured in the classic spaghetti and meatball dish, in various other sauces or on their own as an appetiser. It has been an amazing decade since I became vegan and
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The masala in these homemade oven-baked sweet potato chips complement their caramelised sweetness. A simple nutritious healthy vegan snack idea that is sure to appease your munch cravings. Baked instead of deep fried, they present a healthier alternative to store-bought ones. When it comes to snacks, we are quite restricted since we are both allergic to
Similar to Indian pakoras or Japanese tempuras, Chinese eggplant fritters are popular Mauritian snacks that are sold at street corners. They would usually be deep fried but I pan fried them with less oil, drastically reducing the oil content. The result is a lighter fritter that still has big flavour with crunchy texture on the outside and moist mushy interior.
The recipe is very simple. My preference for the batter is chickpea flour but all-purpose flour (or a mix of both flours) also works well.
I remember my first experience as a new vegan when I was searching for a recipe to make my very first vegan cake — one ingredient freaked me out, totally. Vinegar! Vinegar? In cake? No! Can I omit it? Won’t the cake taste/smell like vinegar? Thinking back on this only makes me smile. Any concept
Niouk Yen is a delicacy in Mauritius. They are steamed dumplings made with grated chayote. I’ve found that daikon radish can also be used. Enjoy with garlic sauce or chili sauce on their own or in a broth with noodles. Food cravings for the local cuisine – aren’t they the worse when you really can’t find the
After school tea time snacks, when I was a kid, varied from French pâtisserie to deep fried fritters, not forgetting, when time permitted, Mum’s delicious homemade treats. Although we only had these greasy fritters only about once a week, thinking about them today make me cringe. While I do shallow or pan fry occasionally, deep
The family being miles away, it has been a very quiet Christmas day for us today. However, there is something in the air on Christmas day, I find, that makes it merry and peaceful. Hopefully, you’ve all had a wonderful time. Some fava beans caught my attention at our local supermarket the other day. I
Fridays are literally my favourite evenings; the reason being obvious! While the dinner menu varies greatly on Fridays, it always calls for something nice and comforting but not time consuming. For this I have an array of tasty meals that are under 40 minutes, preparation through to being ready. One of my Friday menus that
At the Lovlie Cocoon we are big fans of sushi, vegan of course! Before we discovered how tasty tempeh sushi could be, I used to make it using pan fried tofu. But tempeh sushi rocks so much more! What is tempeh? If you are unfamiliar with it, tempeh is made from soy beans. I am