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Chiara / July 13, 2018 , Fri / food

Hello there! You may or may not know this, but I’m vegan. But that doesn’t mean that I want to spend half my life cooking. I didn’t suddenly turn into an amazing cook when I decided to go vegan, nor did it make me want to try outlandish recipes that have 67 ingredients, 42 steps, and only a three hour cooking time! I’m guessing there are other vegans out there like me, so I decided to share some actually simple vegan recipes here on my blog. Often, there will be a gluten free or super cheap option as well! Today we are cooking…

fried rice

Serves: Two massive bowls, three moderate bowls

What You’ll Need:

– 1 cup of rice (I use Jasmine because it’s yummy but you can use whatever tickles your fancy)

– 2 cups of frozen vegetables (I use onion, peas, corn, and capsicum, but again you can use whatever you want!)

– 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce (to taste)

– 1 tablespoon of oil (I use olive, you can use whatever!)

– sprinkle of pine nuts (these are high in iron)

How You’ll Cook It:

1) Bring a pot of water to the boil and then add rice (yes, I cook my rice by boiling but you can also use the absorption method)

2) After you’ve added the rice to your pot, put your saucepan on a medium heat and add the oil. Put the two cups of frozen veggies in the microwave

3) When the veggies are cooked, toss them in the saucepan with a sprinkle of pine nuts. When the rice is cooked, add that to the pan as well

4) Stir in the soy sauce, and cook until sizzling and non-sticky

5) Serve and eat!

Gluten Free Option:

Use a gluten free soy sauce! Kikkoman does one, and I just found out that Fountain soy sauce is gluten free, as well

Under $5 Option:

Coles brand rice – $1.40

Coles brand soy sauce – $1.90

Coles brand mixed frozen vegetables (which are actually not crappy!) – $1.60

Total: AUD $4.90

(Coles brand pine nuts are only $3.80 and last for a long time cause they’re so tiny, so it you wanted to add them the meal is still under $10 :D)

So there you have it! A super simple vegan recipe for fried rice. This is absolutely one of my go-to meals cause the prep time is short, and the end result is both yummy and good for you, which is awesome. If you try this one, let me know what you think!

All my love,

Chiara / April 9, 2018 , Mon / food

Hello there! You may or may not know this, but I’m vegan. But that doesn’t mean that I want to spend half my life cooking. I didn’t suddenly turn into an amazing cook when I decided to go vegan, nor did it make me want to try outlandish recipes that have 67 ingredients, 42 steps, and only a three hour cooking time! I’m guessing there are other vegans out there like me, so I decided to share some actually simple vegan recipes here on my blog. Often, there will be a gluten free or super cheap option as well! Today we are cooking…

spaghetti bolognese

Serves: Two massive bowls, three moderate bowls

What You’ll Need:

– 250 grams spaghetti (I use Barilla cause it’s delicious)

– 1 cup cooked lentils (lentils in a can are cooked, just don’t forget to drain it!)

– 1 jar of tomato pasta sauce (I use Mutti Simply Sugo because it’s amazing)

How You’ll Cook It:

1) Bring a pot of water to the boil and then add spaghetti

2) With about six minutes remaining on the spagehtti, put the lentils and the pasta sauce in a saucepan on low-medium heat

3) When pasta is cooked, strain and serve into bowls

4) Spoon bolognese sauce on top of pasta as required

5) Eat!

Gluten Free Option:

Use your favourite gluten free pasta, or for some extra nutrition try out San Remo Pulse Pasta

Under $5 Option:

Coles/Woolies brand pasta ($1)

Dolmio Pasta Sauce ($2)

Coles/Woolies brand Lentils ($0.75/$0.80)

Total: AUD $3.75

So there you have it! A super simple vegan recipe for spaghetti bolognese. I only discovered this one recently but it’s already a firm favourite. If you try it out, let me know what you think!

All my love,

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