Ravioli are a delicious way to combine amazing ingredients with pasta. Porcini Mushroom Ravioli is probably one of my favourites, and there’s nothing better than homemade ones. Although it requires a bit of effort, you can always do a bigger amount and freeze them in order to have homemade supply of ravioli for future meals. This is a vegan, plant-based and whole-food ravioli recipe that you can easily do at home with your family on a rainy weekend.
Today’s recipe is how to do vegan mayonnaise. It is whole-food, gluten-free, 100% vegan, and incredibly fast and easy to do. You must be wondering what do you use in the place of eggs? Aquafaba, the liquid in the chickpeas can or the water where you boiled dried chickpeas! And the taste? Just like real mayonnaise!
I love dips (as you may have noticed), in particular Hummus. I normally like to stick to the traditional recipe. There was one time when I happened to not have chickpeas at home. I found peas and I thought ‘why not?’. I was surprised about how delicious it turned out to be. From then on, this Creamy Peas Hummus became one of my favourite dips recipe.
This is super easy and fast to do recipe – just like I like it. It takes about 5 minutes to do and all you need is a maximum of 6 ingredients and a blender.
‘Cauliflower soup?? I don’t like cauliflower!’ Yes, that was my reaction when my friend Marta first told me about it! ‘Rita, I know what you’re thinking, but I guarantee you that the name doesn’t do justice to its flavour! It’s delicious! You will love it!’ I finally decided to give it a go and try this vegan cauliflower soup, and you know what? It really is delicious! Even for those of you that, like me, may not like cauliflower, you will find this soup really tasty.
Happy Halloween to all! I hope you are enjoying a spooky celebration and that you already bought our Halloween Pumpkin Cookbook (e-book)! Today I bring you a fun recipe for this Halloween. Who doesn’t like cookies? If you have a sweet tooth and you like crunchy cookies these lemon biscuits recipe is for you! This is also a great alternative to use the leftovers of the dough used for the pumpkin pie from our Halloween Pumpkin Cookbook (e-book).
They are a good treat for those who have a sweet tooth, and fun to do with family, especially kids. You can also use these lemon biscuits for trick-or-treating!
This Halloween we have a surprise for you! A Halloween Pumpkin Vegan Cookbook (e-book in PDF), where all the recipes are vegan, whole foods and all of them have in common one ingredient: the pumpkin! As you will be able to see, pumpkins are in season now, and consequently a great sustainable and yet a super nutritive option for your meals!
Today I’m sharing with you 3 Vegan Rissóis recipes (Portuguese pasties). Rissóis are very popular patties in Portugal, made with a very specific pasta/dough and normally filled up with meat or shrimp. It has been years since I last ate one until I decided to make my 100% plant-based/vegan version of Rissóis. Today I’m sharing with you how to do these pasties with 3 different flavours: Rissol with spiced lentils and Rissol with tofu with veggies and Rissol with mushrooms and leeks.
What are Rissóis?
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. My nana used to cook a lot of traditional Portuguese dishes, and my sister and I used to help her in the kitchen when we finished our homework. One of the things I loved helping with (and eating) was doing Rissóis. Rissol is the word we use for the singular and Rissóis is for the plural (eg. 1 Rissol and 2 Rissóis). They are part of one of the most traditional dishes in Portuguese gastronomy and, although is normally part of the main dish, you can also have them as a snack.
We have talked about mental health several times in To Real Life. In the article recently posted about the 8 habits to improve mental health we have referred Morning Affirmations as an effective habit to stick to a more positive mindset. It is a great way to start your day on a positive note, to value yourself and to remind you about the good things of your life. This is a daily ritual that you can create which, in a long run, will help your mental health.
Who doesn’t like a good cheesecake for dessert? Well if you don’t eat cheese, that is no longer a problem! There are whole-food ingredients that will allow you to do a delicious plant-based alternative of a cheesecake. In this Lemon & chocolate ‘cheese’cake recipe, the cheese will be replaced by cashews, whereas, to make it healthier, the sugar will be replaced by dates and agave syrup. It is a very simple to do, sugar-free, super healthy and nutrient-rich recipe.
Today we bring you veggies brown rice noodles’ recipe. The idea behind this recipe is that you can reduce food waste by cooking delicious meals with the ingredients you left at the end of the week/month. Indeed, there are times when we can just gather what we have available in the fridge and prepare great meals. This was what happened for this recipe. I put together some of the vegetables I had left at the end of the week and that would do a good combo. Then I cooked them and stirred them with some brown rice noodles and voilá, a delicious dinner was ready!