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 tofuwith 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.
Who doesn’t like a snack? Chips are one of my guilty pleasures, in particular the chunky chips. However, it doesn’t need to be a guilty pleasure: there’s no deep-frying in this chunky oven potato chips’ recipe. This flavourful chunky chips recipe is super easy and fast to prepare and it goes very well with the Cheesy cashew sour sauce dip. It is a wholefood, plant-based healthy version
I love dips! I love the creamy texture, and I love that sort of tapas way of eating it. Hummus is one of my forever obsessions. There are many delicious variations but nothing is as tasty as the traditional hummus recipe.
You probably have heard before about Energy Balls. They are a great treat for you sweet-tooth cravings and they will boost up your energy. The best part is that the energy balls are also healthy, plant-based, wholefood, sugar-free and super easy and fast to prepare.
Today’s recipe is Red Lentils Falafels. And who doesn’t fancy a good patty? They are tasty and fulfilling. It is even better when they can be easy and flexible to do: you can choose the amount or type of spices you prefer, you can opt to add more garlic, more onion or more parsley. You can even choose between frying them or cooking in the oven.
I use my muffin cups very often. Since we travel a lot, we need snacks that can be easily transported. Sweet muffins with all kinds of flavors of fruits, spices, and nuts are excellent. But sometimes we need something salty on the road. Thus, the idea of vegetable muffins has arisen. They are perfect as a salty snack, as a lunch on the go for example with a lentil salad, as a hearty breakfast, as a starter with a green salad, as a party snack for children as well as for adults or as part of a picnic. You can enjoy them either warm or cold. They are healthy and completely plant-based, have a perfectly moist consistency and taste delicious. For a gluten-free version, you can use brown rice flour. That works very well. Depending on the season, you can vary with the vegetables. In summer, for example, the leeks can be replaced by zucchini. The following suggestion with carrots and leeks is our favorite and fits in the beginning of spring. So start baking! 🙂
I hope you’re all well and enjoy – in accord with our last article – the time of your life. We still have a lot of ideas for Journey to Real Life and make a big effort not to do everything at the same time, because it is just impossible. 😉 All the workshops we did this year with you have been a lot of fun. This is why we decided to make two more workshops in December. We are going to cook together a three-course holiday dinner. Register now, if you want to take part. We are already looking forward to it.
And now I’ll switch to the homemade chocolate bars because you really should try them! We have become big fans of them. Whenever I make them, they are eaten within a few days. For the three tastes, we use the raw bars of the brand Veganz. When I developed this recipe, I thought I’d choose one of the three flavours. But they all turned out so delicious in such different ways, that I decided to share them all with you. However, my favourite one is the chocolate bar with the refreshing flavours of coconut and lemon. But also the combination of berries and chocolate is fantastic. And the true chocolate lovers are going to adore the intense maca/cocoa chocolate bars. Of course, you can also use any other kinds of raw bars for this recipe. The biscuit and the chocolate coating are homemade. In this article, I’m going to show you how easy this can be made.
Do you already know where you travel this summer? I’m making a trip to Japan. In general, I always find it very enriching to get to know new places and cultures. I’ve never been to Asia yet and I’m absolutely looking forward to it! This sense of anticipation made me read a bit about Japanese cuisine. I’m currently excited by buying Japanese ingredients in our local health food stores and transforming them into simple meals (such as this, this and this).
There is a book called “Asiatisch Kochen” (“Asian Cooking”) that offers a great introduction to the Japanese cuisine. However, the recipe of this book that I’m going to share with you is not Japanese, but Korean. The latest Japanese food I bought was black sesame seeds. When I saw those stylish and tasty-looking sesame ginger cookies in the book, I knew I had to make them. You’ll find the recipe, if you scroll down. The cookies were at least as delicious as expected. Maybe I’ll also need to go to Korea once so to explore more flavors of this interesting country… 😉
Have you already noticed that there hasn’t been any cookie recipe on this blog until now? 😮 Actually, we love cookies. Especially if they contain almonds. And tasty spices such as Ceylon cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom. And some red lentils for the perfect consistency. And some chopped sweet dates hidden under a heavenly chocolate almond butter coating.
We like these almond cookies because they are an awesome nutritious and sweet snack when we are on the road. But we also enjoy them as a dessert together with a good cup of hot tea.
By the way, they also taste delicious without the chocolate topping. In this way, they are prepared very quickly. You decide, if you prefer them with or without. The size can also vary. For those, who don’t have the patience to form lots of small cookies or just prefer biting into a huge cookie, there is the possibility to make them bigger.
If you scroll down, you’ll find a video, in which I show you how to bake these almond cookies. Have fun with this recipe! 🙂 Continue Reading
A few years ago «Cannelle et Vanille» was the first food blog I discovered and I was immediately excited. It was my gateway to the wonderful world of the art of food photography, the creation and worldwide sharing of unconventional recipes and the stories around a way of cooking and living that is close to nature. Aran Goyoaga who is the person behind this blog inspires me a lot and is one of my favorite photographers. Her cooking style is different than mine in some significant aspects. Nevertheless, I admire her recipes and am a big fan of her cookbook «Small Plates and Sweet Treats». From this book, I made a gluten-free tart for the first time in my life. The crust containts different types of flours. The filling consists of quinoa, leek and zucchini. You’ll find this delicious springtime recipe at the bottom of this article.