Kirsten went vegan overnight after watching Earthlings, and focuses her diet on whole foods. She believes that health is the most important, and the way to a healthy lifestyle is through a long-term sustainable diet that is focused on abundance and whole foods. By experimenting with colorful and natural ingredients from all over the world she seeks to inspire everyone to get creative in the kitchen and include more whole foods and plant-based meals in their diet.
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1. Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Sandwiches
The great thing about these Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Sandwiches is not only its simplicity but also its versatility! You could even make it completely nut-free by using sunflower seed butter! Similarly, the maple syrup can be replaced with another liquid sweetener and the oat flour can easily be substituted with almond flour.
2. BBQ Skewers With Aioli
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If you’re wondering what these beauties are made from, it’s a combination of wheat gluten (which achieves that chewy, meaty texture), chickpea flour and nutritional yeast and heaps of spices. Because in the end, the thing that makes meat taste good are spices and a proper marinade. Just that these BBQ Skewers With Aioli have 0% cruelty yet 100% the taste!
3. Sweet Potato Tempura Roll
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Filled with delicious vegan cream cheese, crunchy veggies and sweet potato tempura, the creamy avocado layers on the outside is what’s really taking this roll to the next level. This Sweet Potato Tempura Roll is so easy to make and will quickly become one of your absolute favorites as it’s full of delicious flavor and texture.
4. Kinder Delice
Source: Kinder Delice
This Kinder Delice chocolate is so amazingly delicious! The layers go so well together to form an exquisite dessert!
5. Salted Caramel Almond Blondies
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Plus these Salted Caramel Almond Blondies are incredibly easy to throw together, all you need is a high-speed blender, a brownie tin and you’re set. They’re best when they come fresh out of the oven and are still warm, but also keep perfectly at room temperature. It’s not only extremely tasty, but also super gooey, nutty and sweet, combined with a touch of saltiness. So if you’re a big fan of chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel sauce, and sweet and salty combinations – this one’s for you!
6. Tuna Nigiri
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Vegan Tuna Nigiri might sound bizzare but don’t knock it until you try it. This dish is so amazingly easy to make, crazy impressive and even more delicious!
7. Sundried Tomato Pesto
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Here’s to all our fellow pesto lovers… this Sundried Tomato Pesto is amaaaazing! You’re gonna love it! You can use it in so many different ways – on pasta, sandwiches or simply on crackers as a yummy snack in between meals. It always adds so much more flavour to everything and only takes a few minutes to make! In this one, the combination of roasted pine nuts, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes and a dash of nutritional yeast for the cheezy flavor makes it heavenly tasty!
8. Creamy Winter Oatmeal
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Oatmeal lovers, listen up! This creamy Creamy Winter Oatmeal is not only rich in flavour but will keep you satisfied throughout the morning and supply your body and brains with the necessary fuel to keep warm and active! The combination of dried figs, raisins, winter spices like cinnamon, ginger, nut meg and cloves, and creamy almond milk is just a perfect fit.The best part about this creamy winter oatmeal is that it literally only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. So if you are looking for an easy go to morning recipe, here you go!
9. Pink Oyster Mushroom Maki Rolls
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These Pink Oyster Mushroom Maki Rolls are the perfect pretty dinner/lunch to treat yourself, your friends or family to! The beautiful pink is achieved with natural coloring from pink pitaya. Alternatively you could be a bit more creative and opt for 3-4 different colors to make rainbow maki rolls, but that’s only if you’re feeling a bit extra!
10. Spaghetti Carbonara
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Here is a veganized, healthy version of a classic, spaghetti carbonara. Imagine the creamiest non-dairy sauce, slightly flavored with a cheesy and egg-y note, paired with little bits of smokey and crunchy plant-based ‘bacon’ – yum! What’s great about this Spaghetti Carbonara in particular is that you can totally adjust the sauce according to your own taste, add more or less cheesiness, spices, or egg flavor!
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