Author: JenCooksPlants

Chocolate tofu cheesecake

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cake / dessert

How do you make a “healthy” dessert that doesn’t look or taste healthy?  Make this vegan chocolate cheesecake with silken tofu.  EASY. Ok ok, there’s plenty of chocolate in here but when you hold that up against the silken tofu (all that protein!), the dates (so fibrous!), the almonds (hello vitamin E!) and the hemp milk (oh heyyyyyy calcium!) you’d be hard pressed to find a healthier cheesecake in a non-vegan recipe.  But we don’t […]

Tofu Shakshuka

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breakfast / tofu

Oh boy do I have an awesome recipe to share with you guys today.   I’ve always seen shakshuka online and out and about, and thought the dish itself looked awesome, but the whole egg idea… ughhhh, no thanks.  That’s where tofu is your best friend – reliable, versatile and tasty when cooked and spiced properly.  Cauldron organic original tofu works best in this recipe, and there is no need to squeeze out the excess […]

Tofush & chips (vegan “fish & chips”)

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main meal / tofu

It was a long time coming, but the day had finally arrived.  I would try my hand at making vegan fish & chips, aka Tofush and chips. Not sure why I had put this off for so long – fear of failure?  Thinking it might look crap?  Might taste disgusting?  It’s tofu, I mean, how much like fish can tofu taste?!  Turns out quite a lot, if you wrap it in a nori sheet. I’ve […]

Vegan in Melbourne, Australia (part 2)

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Australia / Melbourne, Australia / travel

Here’s part two of my vegan eats blog of Melbourne, after visiting early this year.  If you want to check out part 1 (just in case you haven’t already…) here it is 🙂  Let’s get down to it then, shall we?  Good. Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy Super gutted I only managed to visit Smith & Daughters once on my trip, as the menu was obscenely good.  I popped in for brunch on a Sunday, so […]

Vegan in Melbourne, Australia (part 1)

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Australia / Melbourne, Australia / travel

Ahhhh Melbourne, oh how I love you.  Your changeable weather, your noisy trams, your laid-back attitude and your plentiful vegan options.  A lot has changed since I lived in Melbourne in the late 00s, but I always remember they had a decent amount of vegetarian options.  I became vegetarian while living in Melbourne, so it has a lot to answer for! The vegan movement has come along in leaps and bounds there in the last […]

Vegan in Perth, Western Australia

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Australia / Perth, Australia / travel

After going back home (and to my adopted home) earlier this year, I thought it was about time to sort out some blog posts on where I ate awesome vegan food in Perth and Melbourne, Australia.  There are so many more options now for vegans in both locations since I moved from Australia to London 8 years ago, and boy did I take advantage while I was there! First stop is the city I grew up […]

Nut Roast Wellington

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main meal

That feeling when you make something for the first time and it works out really, really well – hello nut roast wellington!  Don’t let the ingredients list fool you – this is a really easy recipe to get right, and it tastes delicious.  To be honest, it kind of tastes like a giant sausage roll, and who doesn’t like sausage rolls?!  The bigger the better. I made this on Christmas Day because at Christmas the […]

Easy vegan rocky road

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dessert / treats

In my quest to veganise every single type of chocolate treat I have ever had in my life, the time has come to give the rocky road a once over.  I like a basic rocky road – nothing fancy, not too many ingredients, and easy to make.  If that sounds like you then you need to make this rocky road.  NOW. After creating this batch I realised that I had made a grave mistake with […]

Vegan corn chowder

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soup

Finally the cold weather is upon us (in the northern hemisphere anyway) and we can all start making soup again *huzzah* One of the easiest and most versatile meals to make in the winter is soup, and there are so many vegan soup options you’ll never be bored.  Do away with your tinned stuff, there’s absolutely no need.  Guarantee most vegan soups end up being a LOT cheaper than store bought tinned ones, plus you […]

Spicy buffalo cauliflower wings

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main meal / sides

Us vegans have all seen these buffalo cauliflower wings done a million times before, and the recipes are all pretty much the same… so why haven’t you tried making them yet?!  DO IT. I’m a huge fan of cauliflower and spicy foods in general, so these tick some serious boxes for me.  No need for boring steamed cauliflower with dinner when you can whip these babies up instead.  If you don’t like hot stuff then […]