As I stopped eating meat (4 years ago) and fish (3 years ago) I first thought this is now the end of awesome barbecues but this was before I knew how many veggies you can actually grill and how tasty they all are!! I got more and more creative and started to put all different kind of veggies and fruits on screwers to grill them like a champ. From potatoes to zucchini to eggplant, over fennel to mango and pineapple.. I had it all. And all tasted uniquely yummy! So this time I tried Brussel sprouts! Since I hated them cooked as a child I thought why not giving it a try in different version.. and I tell ya, they taste delicious! Grilled veggies together with some dip are a super easy option for any garden party or barbecue beach party, not just for Vegeterians 😉
Tamarind also called Indian date. Originally coming from Africa, this fruit is now also widely spread in South East Asia. I truly don`t know any fruit which has a similar taste like Tamarind, but it`s next to coconut my absolute favorite refreshment on hot summer days!
Tamarind also provides some serious health benefits like relieving sunstroke, distributing sore throat or improving digestion. It lowers cholesterol and is an ideal source of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium.
It`s summer time. Which means lots of picnics and beach time and even best when tied together. Turn on some Hawaiian music, swing through the kitchen and allow your tastebuds to dance! Serve this ultimate plant-based sandwich best with some fresh tomato salad on the side.
Make your own veggie stock without MSG, coloring or any other kinds of preservatives. I tried to buy all the spices as organic as possible but some like onion & garlic powder were quite difficult to get. So in this case read the ingredients on the label and pick the best one you can find. This mix actually doesn’t provide lots of veggies but has definitely a rich flavor which makes it a great base for sauces and soups or anywhere else you would normally use broth.
This Pumpkin Laksa is full of great flavors and of course full of pumpkin. Also in there is lots of ginger, a little soy sauce, coconut milk and a bit of peanut butter. YESSS! you heard right, Peanut butter 🙂
I love cooking and caught myself spending even more time in the kitchen since I became fully vegeterian (almost vegan; still hard for me to quit on Frozen Yoghurt, especially now during pregnancy ) So I thought way not sharing a bit more of the recipes I create and the chaos which comes with it.. you should see my kitchen after a session like this.. Crazzzzy!!
But now back to this incredible tasty Laksa! Where the best part comes on top: FRIED CHICKPEAS!! I coated them in cinnamon sugar which makes them extra crunchy and then roasted them in the oven. And I tell you, they are just YUM!
Let’s talk about the definition of a slushy. A slushie is a frozen drink usually made with fruit and ice processed in a blender. There are two ways to make them: either taking frozen fruits or using fresh with ice cubes. When you take the first version and use frozen fruits like I do, you might need some additional liquid to keep the blender going. You can use coconut milk, juice, water or whatever you feel for.