Vegan Veggie Quiche

When I was a child, one of my favourite meals that my mom cooked for me was the very famous “Quiche Lorraine”.
The usual french classic includes lots of dairy and animal products, which of course I do not use in my recipes anymore.

So I tried to recreate different kinds of vegan Quiche recipes and one of them is this “Vegan Veggie Quiche”. Chickpea flour gives it the egg like consistency whilst the juicy cherry tomatoes make it very flavourful. The broccoli gives it its perfect crunch.
As I’m also trying to avoid eating too much gluten, I created a glutenfree base for this recipe as well. A mixture of oats and ground almons makes its taste very nutty and really delicious.
All in all this is a favourite in our household and we love to eat this Quiche at least twice a month.

I hope you enjoy recreating this recipe.

Love et bon appétit, Lisa

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Ingredients

For the crust:
– 120g rolled oats
– 80 g ground almonds
– 4 tbsp tapioca starch (or any other starch, that’s up to you)
– 6 tbsp coconut oil or margarine if you prefer that flavour
– 6 tbsp cold water
– some himalayan sea-salt

For the filling:
– 150g chickpea flour
– 350ml of water
– 2 cloves of garlic minced
– some himalayan sea salt
– some pepper
– a few cherry tomatoes
– a few broccoli florets

1 First you preheat your oven to 190°C and either grease your quiche tin with coconut oil or use normal baking paper.

2 Then you start by making the crust. In a mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients mentioned above and kneed it into a dough ball. Put it on a small plate and keep it in the fridge to firm up a little until you’re done with the filling.

3 In another bowl you whisk the chickpea flour, water, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper into a very smooth mixture.

4 Now you can take the dough out of the fridge and “press” it into the quiche tin with your hands. Once you’ve distributed it equally, you take a fork and prick the dough base slightly with it.

5 Afterwards you pour your chickpea mixture onto the dough base and top it with the cherry tomatoes and broccoli florets.

6 Now let it bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Once it’s done, let it cool and enjoy!

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Cruelty-free, vegan Chocolate Panettone

As Christmas is coming closer every day I’ve decided to share another recipe, whilst watching Notting Hill on Netflix.

Much time has passed since my last post on here but lately I’ve felt so inspired and really had an urge to share my love for food and experementing in my plant-kitchen, again.

So today I’d like to share with you my take on an italian christmas classic that is beloved around the world. The very famous Panettone.
Of course my version is cruelty-free and therefore vegan.
The chocolate-chips give the Panettone its necessary sweetness and taste of indulgence that everyone loves and looks for, right before christmas.

I split the dough into four parts, which resulted in four really sweet mini Panettoni but you could easily use the recipe to make one big Panettone.

I really hope you enjoy it and I wish everyone a wonderful last week before christmas.

Love, Lisa

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Ingredients:

  • 500g of spelt flour (630)
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 190 ml of oat milk ( you could use any plant milk you like)
  • 100g of coconut sugar
  • 140g of margarine
  • 200g of dark vegan chocolate chips

How to: 

1 Preheat your oven to 170°C

2 You can do the kneeding with your hands but I used my Kitchen Aid, so this decision is completely up to you. Put all of the flour into a mixing bowl. Form a little pit in the middle.

3 Warm your oat milk until it’s luke warm. It musn’t be hot as that would kill the yeast. Your margarine should also be at room temperature for the same reason as above.

4 Pour all of your ingredients into the formed pit and kneed the dough until it reaches a smooth consistency.

5 Cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise for at least 30 min.

6 Afterwards pour the dough into your form/s and let it rest for another 30 min.

7 You can then put your Panettone into the oven and let it bake for about an hour, depending on your oven. I checked mine after about 40 min, just to be sure they wouldn’t get too brown.

8 Enjoy the still warm with a cup of hot chocolate.

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Grittibänz for St. Nikolaus Day

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Welcome back to the blog everyone.

I feel like every post is starting with the same sentence. That it is nice to be back and that it has been a while.

What can I say. It’s nothing but the truth and I don’t feel very happy about it. I feel sad for not writing more as there are so many ideas on my mind. It could be a really good new year’s resolution….

So today I have a recipe for you, that is really dear to my heart, as I was making this every year around christmas. To be exact, every year before St. Nikolaus day.

This day is a very celebrated one in Germany and many other countries in Europe.  The children get bags or small stockings full of clementines, peanuts, chocolates and “Grittibänz”. Little men made out of sweet dough. “Grittibänz” is how they’re called in Switzerland.

When I was little I always loved kneeding the dough and forming little men out of it.  So as it is Christmas time and baking is one of my favourite pastime, I came up with a recipe that included ingredients which are actually good for you and a bit more healthy than the original.

The maple syrup improves the dough with a very light sweetnes and the coconut oil lets it just the very special something for making it slightly different but not taking it over the edge.

I think they taste absolutely devine and became super fluffy which I should probably credit to my love in the kitchen, named “Kitchen Aid”.

I hope you enjoy recreating this recipe and I wish you a very lovely and pensive christmas time with all your loved ones!

xx Lisa

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Grittibänz

Ingredients:

500g of spelt flour (630)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
100g of melted coconut oil
300 ml of almond milk (or any plant milk you like)
1 bag of dried yeast
1 egg (optional for brushing on them and make their skin look golden)

You’ll also need some almonds, walnuts or raisins for decorating your little dough man.

How to:

  1. First preheat the oven to 200° C.
  2. Pour the flour, maple syrup and melted coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Heat the almond milk a little bit and combine it with the dried yeast. Add this mixture also to your mixing bowl.
  3. Combine everything with your kitchen aid or any tool you prefer to use for this procedure.
  4. Let the mixer do its work until you’re left with a beautiful, smooth dough.
  5. Lay it into a clean bowl and let it rise on room-temperature for at least two hours, covered with a fresh kitchen towel.
  6. When the dough has doubled in size, you can put it on a floured kitchen counter and seperate it with a dough card into four similar sized portions.
  7. Take each one of them, form it into a roll and create arms,legs and a nose by cutting the dough with a knife and scissors.
  8. Now be creative by using the almonds and walnuts for giving the little man some buttons and eyes.
  9. If you wish, brush them with a little bit of egg and stick the baking tray into the oven. Leave it there and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden on the outside.
  10. Enjoy with some home-made jam on top!

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Chocolate-Coconut-Chia Granola

Welcome back to my blog everyone,

I’ve been away for quite some time, but my exams are finally over and I’m even back from my holidays already. So as university is still not starting yet, I have some time for my favorite hobby, which is finding new inspiration and putting it into lovely recipes for you all.

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Today I’m sharing with you a lovely granola recipe, which I’ve been thinking about for a very long time.

Since I was a child I’ve always loved chocolate granola, as I can be quite a sweet person in the morning. The sad thing about normal chocolate granola is the fact that it contains a lot of fake sugar and additives, which you just do not want to feed your body.

So I thought it couldn’t be too hard, to create a healthier version, that nourishes your body with natural and healthy ingredients.

The following recipe is  what I came up with and I absolutely love it. It’s exactly what I imagined and it even makes your milk chocolatey as the normal granolas you can buy at the supermarket. It contains the amazing power seed quinoa, oats which are super high in fibre and chia seeds that give you an extra dose of energy for your day ahead.

Of course you can add any seeds or nuts that you prefer, but this is what I came up with in a very spontaneous moment.

I hope you enjoy it.

xx Lisa

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Chocolate-Coconut-Chia Granola 

What you need:

1 cup of oats (glutenfree if you wish)
1 cup of puffed quinoa
1/2 cup of sunflowerseeds
3 Tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
3 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp of vanilla powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

How to:

Preheat the oven to 170°C

First you combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and set them aside.

Mix all your liquid ingredients, except for the coconut oil, in a small bowl whilst your heating the coconut oil on a medium heat in a non-stick frying pan.

When the oil’s melted, add in the creamy mixture and stir it a little bit, so the oil and the other ingredients combine.

Add in your dry ingredients as well and stir for no longer than 5 minutes.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and put your granola on top. Spread it out nicely, so it has enough space.

Put your baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes and stir it through every 5 minutes, to make sure it won’t burn.

Finally take it out of the oven and let it cool before you store it in an airtight container.

Enjoy it with plantmilk or as a lovely topping on your smoothiebowls.

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Peach Cobbler in a glass

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Hello everyone :),

I’m really busy studying for my exams at the moment, so I use baking and cooking as a little therapy to change my mind.

Today I have another dessert recipe for you.

As summer is more and more approaching, the fruit is changing as well. I went to the farmers market on saturday and got some amazing sweet peaches.
So I decided to make a plantbased peach dessert in a glass.

For the cream, I chose cashews and vanilla. If you are allergic to nuts, or not too keen on the taste of cashews, you could try to substitute it with a cream of bananas, or simply add a banana to the cashew mixture for a more fruity taste.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe. Have a great week!

xx Lisa 🙂

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This recipe serves two people

Ingredients

For the cream:

  • 200g of cashews (soaked over night)
  •  1/2 cup of rice milk (or any milk you like)
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp of Maple syrup

For the sweet peaches:

  • About 3-4 peaches
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut sugar

For the crumble:

  • 50g of ground oats
  • 1 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Maple syrup

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How to:

  1. We are starting of with the crumble. Simply put your ingredients into a mixing bowl and kneed it into crumbles.
  2. Place them on a baking tray and “toast” the crumbles in the oven on 190°C during 10 to 15 minutes.

 

  1. Whilst that, we are going to make the cream. Use a foodprocessor or highspeed blender for this step.
  2. Add the sifted cashews into your foodprocessor with the 1/2 cup of rice milk and blend, until it forms a nice and creamy texture. For this step feel free to add whatever fruit you like, to spice up this cream a little bit :).
  3. Place the cream in another bowl and combine it with the maply syrup and vanilla essence.
  4. Set it asside.

 

  1. Now it’s time for our sweet peaches. Believe me, whilst making them, your kitchen will start to smell heavenly!
  2. You cut the peaches into small, same sized cubes and put them together with the coconut sugar into a sauce pan.
  3. Cook it for about 5 minutes on a medium heat, until they are slightly cooked and look caramelized.
  4. Now we take our glass and fill it with some of the cream mixture. Add your sweet peaches on top and sprinkle some crumble over it, as if it was stardust ;).
    As a final decoration twist, I added some fresh mint leaves to it.

Such a simple and quick dessert for any occation.

Bon appétit!