Sophies Foodie Files

Mostly healthy & tasty colourful cooking with Sophie's twist!

Vegan Morrocan inspired dinner!

Yesterday evening, I made this divine Moroccan inspired dinner. My husband Peter & I also loved it! It wa so gooooodddd & delicious, if I say so myself! ;) Check it out below! I was inspired by my good fellow blogger friend, Laura who lives in Australia, by her recent post called: The Moroccan Table.

A divine Moroccan inspired vegan dinner!

Yummmmmmm! :)

This is a very fragrant, filling, healthy dinner! :)

Recipe: For 4 people

Ingredients:

* For the raisins quinoa:

160 gr dry quinoa: rinsed & well-drained

100 gr dark dried raisins, we are going to soak them!

Maldon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

* For the coriander spiced carrots:

600 gr peeled carrots, each carrot cut into 2 & then horizontally into 4 longer strips

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

sea salt

* For the fried chickpea-onion-garlic mix:

1 can of cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained well

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1 very big white onion, peeled & cut up into finer strips

1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 to 2 teaspoons of garam masala

some Maldon sea salt

some black pepper

* For the fried seitan cutlets:

280 gr of home-made seitan cutlets, I used home-made seitan from a year ago, that I defrosted in the day

a fruity evoo

* To serve: 2 tablespoons of toasted almond flakes/  How to toast your flaked almonds? Take a fitted non-stick pan & add almond flakes in 1 layer into the pan. Heat up on low-heat. The almond flakes will get browner on one side & you must shake the pan up & down & turn the flakes over to toast them equally on all sides. Lower the heat if you need to. They will smell very yummy when they are getting toasted. Do not let them burn!!!! After a few minutes, turn heat off & set aside.

Method:

1. Put your dark raisins in some just boiled hot water to cover them completely. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes. Drain well & set aside. Meanwhile, cook your quinoa according to your packet instructions. I added a bit of sea salt & 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin to the quinoa. Stir & cook, simmer for about 12 minutes or until cooked through & flipped open. Drain the excess of water if you need to. Place the cooked quinoa on the heat to cook off excess of steam. Turn heat off & add drained raisins & stir through the cooked cumin quinoa. Taste. It has to taste good. Keep warm. At the same time, cook your peeled carrot pieces in boiling water with some sea salt added. I also added 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander to the hot water. Cook until just al dente but they must not fall apart!Drain well & keep warm.

2. When all the rest is done, take a larger non-stick pan & heat up on high. Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of that fruity evoo in it & heat up. Now, add cut up garlic & onion pieces & stir often until browned & nearly cooked through. I seasoned with some sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin & some black pepper. Stir often!! Now, add chickpeas & fry for a few minutes. The chickpeas will get fried on all sides, for extra crispness! ;) Now, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of garam masala, according to your taste. I added 2 teaspoons in total! Stir often to combine it all. Place a fitted lid over the pan & keep warm. Now, fry your defrosted home-made seitan cutlets in some hot fruity evoo for a few minutes per side or until browned & crispy on both sides!

Serve instantly, like picture above & scatter your toasted flaked almonds all over the top of each plate. Best enjoyed with your loved ones! We ate from this dinner 2 days! The next day, the quinoa-raisins mix is even better in flavour! :) MMM!  If you liked this post, SUBSCRIBE to Sophie’s Foodie Files: It is free! RSS Feed RSS – Posts

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw cacao nibs, banana vanilla almond smoothies!

The lovely breakfast smoothies before adding the Raw cacao nibs!
The lovely breakfast smoothies before adding the Raw cacao nibs!

Today, I made Vegan, Gluten-Free Raw cacao nibs, banana, vanilla almond smoothies! These are very filling too! :) We drank them as a nice filling breakfast before going, on a long walk! :)

Recipe: For 1750 ml = 7 cups of liquid

Ingredients:

1000 ml of home-made unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 ripe large banana, peeled & each cut up into 2

1/2 cup + 1/3 cup raw cacao nibs

3 pitted dates ( or a few more, if you like it to be a bit more sweet! ;) )

1 cup + 1/2 cup larger full oat flakes

Method:

1. Take your Vitamix. Put all your ingredients in this order in it. Blend on full & high-speed until fully joined, using the tamper to push ingredients into the running blades. Blend for about 15 to 30 seconds max. Taste! It has to taste yummy & you must taste the richer chocolate flavour of the raw cacao nibs & the vanilla almond flavour!!! Enjoy!

You might like:

1. Home-made almond milk & home-made unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2. Home-made sweetened vanilla almond milk

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Vegan GF veggie tofu scramble and my favourite foodie product of the month!

MMM! Vegan deliciousness!

MMM! Vegan deliciousness!

Today, I made this tasty easy peasy mixed vegetable tofu scramble! I had a lot of veggies in my fridge to use up & wanted to use my new smoked Maldon sea salt for the very 1st time so I created this tasty lunch, breakfast or dinner! Check it out!!

There are NO EGGS in here though! :)

There are NO EGGS in here though! :)

Recipe: For 2 persons with a whole lot of hunger!

Ingredients:

a fruity extra virgin olive oil ( evoo )

1/4 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon of smoked Maldon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon of ground Jamaican pepper

1 teaspoon of ground turmeric ( Curcuma )

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1 medium white onion, peeled & finely cut up

1/2 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon extra of dried Provençal herbs

125 gr of firm tofu, well-drained, pad dry on double kitchen paper, pressed for 30 minutes, if needed, pad dry again

1 large Belgian endive ( witlof ), cleaned, hard bottom on the inside cut out, chopped up into smaller chunks

5 big large white mushrooms, cleaned & cut up into thicker slices & then crosswise into smaller pieces

1 green bell pepper, cleaned, seeds & white bits removed, cut into strips

Method:

1. Heat a large non-stick pan on higher heat, add 1 tablespoon of evoo & heat up. Add chopped onion, garlic & fry for about 2 minutes. Stir often. Add 1/4 teaspoon of smoked Maldon sea salt & 1/4 teaspoon of ground Jamaican pepper. Stir often. Now, add green pepper strips & fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or until nearly soft. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil & add chopped mushrooms. Add some dried Provençal herbs seasoning, about 1/2 teaspoon. Add another 1/4 teaspoon of ground Jamaican pepper & 1/4 teaspoon of smoked Maldon sea salt. See that your mushrooms are browned on all sides & cooked through. Now, add crumbled tofu. Crumble it with your clean hands. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric & scatter it over your crumbled tofu chunks. Fry & stir everything round in the hot pan. Fry your tofu scramble until cooked through & browned on all sides. Check the seasoning again & adjust if you need to. I added 1/2 teaspoon of dried Provençal herbs extra. Stir & taste again! Just before serving, I scattered some smoked Maldon sea salt flakes over the surface of my dish. Serve instantly with a loved one or gobble it all up by yourself! Enjoy! xxx :)

I am going to start with a new blogpost every month about my favourite foodie product of the month & this time it is smoked Maldon sea salt flakes, yes, you guessed it right! ;)

Smoked Maldon Sea Salt!

Smoked Maldon Sea Salt!

Smoked Maldon Sea Salt is my favourite cold smoked sea salt from the English town of Maldon. This smoked sea salt has a smoked flavour to it. This smoked sea salt is produced in the form of larger sea salt flakes & have a slightly brownish-white colour, see?

Smoked Maldon sea salt flakes!

Smoked Maldon sea salt flakes!

Here are also some tried & tested recipe from my blog using Smoked Maldon sea salt:

1. Vegan spiced smoked cashew & black bean sandwich!

2. Cheesy smoked kale stoemp with fried vegetarian tofu burgers!

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Vegetarian comforting spelt pasta bake! :) MMM,…

A tasty vegetarian comfort spelt pasta bake with Belgian Buffalo Mozzarella!

A tasty vegetarian comfort spelt pasta bake with Belgian Buffalo Mozzarella!

Yesterday evening, I made this tasty vegetarian comforting pasta bake! This is a 2 time layer pasta-mixed veggie sauce & the BM is layered into 2 layers on the pasta. I used light spelt penne in here to make it more healthy & filling & I also used Belgian Buffalo mozzarella in here! This brand, Buffle Ardenne is an organic Belgian Buffalo Mozzarella & it is the only organic & only buffalo mozzarella one that I know off in Belgium, actually! What the heck is Buffalo Mozzarella, I hear you say?

Buffalo mozzarella is  (Italian: mozzarella di bufala) is a mozzarella made from the milk of the domestic water buffalo.

The digestive system of water buffaloes permits them to turn low-grade vegetation into rich milk which, due to its higher percentage of solids, provides higher levels of protein, fat and minerals than cow milk

Contents for 100 g buffalo milk:

  • proteins 3.72–4.2%
  • fat 7.5%
  • vitamin A : 0.15 mg
  • vitamin B: 0.003 mg
  • vitamin B1: 0.3 mg
  • calcium: 169 mg
  • phosphorus: 380 mg
  • sodium: 0.4 mg
  • iron: 0.7 mg
  • energy content 270 Kcal/100 g

Buffl Ardenne is made from organic buffalo milk from the Ardenne Region here in Belgium. The company is located in Neufchâteau. This in the French-speaking part of Belgium. One mozzarella ball weighs 125 gr. I used 2 balls in here. I always eat Buffalo Mozzarella instead of the ordinary cow’s milk mozzarella. The buffalo one is more creamier, has a more salty flavour & is the only one that I eat!

I used Buffalo Mozzarella in this glorious recipe: Just click onto the title, it is a link & the picture is a link too! :) Sophie’s Divine Summer Colourful salad!

MMM!

MMM!

Use it as you do normally with cow’s mozzarella! :) I love it!:)

Now, on with this winning tasty spelt pasta bake!

Recipe: For 6 normal portions

Ingredients:

* For the mixed vegetables-pasta sauce:

200 gr white larger mushrooms, cleaned, sliced & cut up

1 big yellow bell pepper ( paprika ), cleaned, deseeded & white bits removed, cut up into smaller strips

1 medium white onion, peeled & cut up

3 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1 x 400 gr can of chopped tomatoes in their juice

700 br passata

Jamaican pepper, grinded in a pestle & mortar until fine

Maldon sea salt

dried Provençal herbs

dried spiced up sea salt

dried chili flakes: 1/4 teaspoon

125 ml red Ruby Cabernet wine

2 big carrots, peeled & cut up into finer rounds

a handful of fresh large basil leaves, cleaned & pad dry on kitchen paper, finely cut up

a fruity extra virgin olive oil

some coconut sugar to sweeten your sauce a bit!

* For the light spelt penne:

400 gr light spelt penne

some Maldon sea salt

a swirl of fruity evoo

* For the Belgian Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, in 2 layers:

2 balls of 125 gr = 250 gr fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

Method:

1. First, make your pasta-mixed vegetables sauce. In a larger cooking pot, pour 2 tablespoons of that fruity evoo in it. When hot, add garlic & onion & fry for about 3 minutes. Add some Maldon sea salt & dried Provençal herbs, 1/4 teaspoon in total. Stir often. Also, add some grins of ground Jamaican pepper. This is a special pepper that gives warmth flavour to your dishes & it is isn’t that sharp like black pepper!! Then, add yellow paprika strips, carrot rounds & fry for 5 minutes or until nearly tender. Pour extra evoo in it & add mushroom pieces . Fry for 5 minutes or so until browned on all sides & cooked through. Stir often. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes at 200°C ( 392 F ).

2. Add red wine & let it cook off a bit, for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add about 1/4 teaspoon of dried chili flakes, but not too much.  Stir often. Add chopped fresh basil, passata & can of chopped tomatoes. Add some coconut sugar too, to take off the acidity off the tomatoes. Stir well & add some sea salt & Jamaican pepper. Reduce the sauce a bit for about 10 to 15 minutes, letting it simmer. Check the reducing. You want it to reduce a bit but not too much, hey, you need a lot of sauce! Afterwards, I added some Provençal herbs & Jamaican pepper. Taste check again! :) At the same time, the sauce is reducing, cook your pasta according to your packet instructions. I added some olive oil & sea salt to the cooking water. Drain well. When the sauce & pasta is ready, pour the warm sauce to your cooked pasta & mix well so that your sauce will cover & go into the tubes of the spelt penne. Take your fresh balls of buffalo mozzarella & take them out of the package, pouring all of the liquid out, dip them dry on double kitchen paper & slice them into thicker slices. Do the same with the other mozzarella ball. Take a larger oven dish & oil it. Place 1/2 of the veggie-sauce-pasta mix in it & place half of the mozzarella cheese over it. Cover with the other 1/2 of the veggie-sauce-pasta mix & top with the other half of the mozzarella. Place in a preheated oven of 200°C ( 392 F ) & bake for about 10 to 20 minutes until the cheese has been melted a bit & has been browned on top! The last 5 minutes, I put it under the gril! Serve instantly with a loved one & with the same red wine in your glass! ;) Enjoy!

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10 Tasty Valentine Treats ! ;)

Here is a tasty list of yummy dessert recipes or treats from Sophies Foodie Files! Check them out & surprise your loved one with one of these tasty recipes! Just click onto the picture to go directly to the tasty recipes!

1. Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips, in a flower-shape! Ooh yes! ( Vegetarian & Gluten-Free!! )

Great enjoyed with a good cup of coffee!

Great enjoyed with a good cup of coffee!

2. Flower almond cakes served with an almond custard, an almond crème anglaise! ( Vegetarian )

MMM!

MMM!

MMM! :)

MMM! :)

3. Drunken Grapes!( Gluten-Free & Vegetarian)

MMM! :)

MMM! :)

4. Sophie’s Tasty Treats! ( Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian)

Yum! :)

Yum! :)

Lovely vegan goodness!

Lovely vegan goodness!

5. Vegan banan, avocado & carob puddings! ( Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free )

Pretty appetizing, hey?

Pretty appetizing, hey?

6. Vegan spelt chocolate chip cream cheese cookies! ( Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free )

MMMMMMMM!

MMMMMMMM!

7. Sophie’s Mixed berry stem ginger crumble served with hot Devon custard!( Vegetarian)

Yummm!

Yummm!

8. My chocolate orange cups!( Vegetarian)

Yum Yum!

Yum Yum!

9. Vegan , Gluten-Fre home-made carob chocolates! ( Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free )

Because of the carob here: no head aches!

Because of the carob here: no head aches!

10.  Vegan cranberry carob fudge brownies! ( Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free )

I saved the best for last, of course! ;) xxx

I saved the best for last, of course! ;) xxx

So, I hope you enjoyed my top 10 tasty Valentine Treats! Enjoy them with a loved one! :) Happy Valentine to you all! :) xxx

Kisses from me to you all,… ;)

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Some views in my bright colourful walled wintergarden!!

You all loved my previous gardening posts in Spring & in full Summertime. I will show you my garden in Wintertime.We haven’t had any snow yet,…:) I have a walled garden & I see the garden, directly from my kitchen. I have several shrubs & flowers that are blooming in Wintertime. I will show you,…:)

The flowers of my Witch Hazelnut tree!

The flowers of my Witch Hazelnut tree!

My beautiful Red skimmia plant!

My beautiful Red skimmia plant!

A closer look at my red skimmia plant!

Lovely, is it not?

Lovely, is it not?

My beautiful shrub blooming wonderfully!

My 2 beautiful viburnums blooming wonderfully! After April, I have to prune them!

These 2 taller viburnum plants are the pride & joy of my walled wintergarden! Near Christmastime, the flowers are knobs & they are dark red in colour! After blooming, I have to trim these shrubs!

The flowers scent lovely too!

The flowers scent lovely too!

This plant is ready to bloom soon!

This plant is ready to bloom soon!

Lovely tiny bright yellow flowers!

Lovely tiny bright yellow flowers of my Winter Jasmine plant!!!

Bright green-yellow all winter long!

Bright green-yellow all winter long!

New flower plants come alive!

New flower plants come alive!

That was the guided tour for now, my gardening friends! I hope to see you back here when my garden is blooming further…I hope to see you very soon! :)

You might like:

1. My Late August garden update!

2. Home grown aubergine ( eggplants) plant & a recipe using them!

3. A 9th of July garden update!

4. A Spring time Garden Update!

5. A courgette update & a recipe using my own lemon thyme!

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We want RAW Vegan Gluten-free Green mean smoothies!! Yes!

We want Raw Green mean Smoothies!

We want Raw Green mean Smoothies!

I made these smoothies after my morning work-out! This is my 4th invented Green smoothy! This smoothy is a bit more sweet because of the sweeter apples! They were super easy to make, refreshing & very healthy too!  This was our drinkable breakfast! ;)

What the heck is coconut water, I hear you say? 

Lovely Organic Coconut water!

Lovely Organic Coconut water!

Coconut water has many health benefits. It is the clear liquid inside young coconuts. Coconut water is a natural energy or sport’s drink due to its high potassium & mineral content. It also can help you lose weight, it is low-fat, all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, it is good for your skin, cholesterol-free, it is nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked & has mega-electrolytes. It is really energizing!! So it is good for you! The only downside is, that it is costly. I buy my organic coconut water, from the brand Dr. Antonio Martins, bottled in cool 500 ml cartons, in my local Bio-planet & it costs me: 2.99 €. So, I drink it only 2x/week!

Read all of the good stuff in here!

Read all of the good stuff in here!

Recipe for 1000 ml = 4 cups

Ingredients:

500 ml organic coconut water

2 ripe organic sweeter apples, Unpeeled, cored, cut into chunks

2 teaspoons raw barley grass powder

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 tablespoon broken flaxseed

4 heaped tablespoons oat bran

Method:

1. Place every ingredient in this order into your Vitamix container & put the fitted lid on.  Use the tamper to push the ingredients into the running blades. Blend on high & on full-power until it is fully mixed. This can take between 15 to 30 seconds. Turn all power off & taste! You must taste the sweeter apples, the coconut & the barley grass at the end!

Yum Yum Yummmmmm! :) Enjoy with a loved one!

You might like:

1. My 1st Raw Vegan Green smoothies!

2. My 2nd Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Green rocket banana maca smoothies!

3. My 3rd RAW, Vegan, Gluten-Free Green smoothies!

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Vegan creamy banana puddings! :)

Vegan easy banana dessert!

Vegan easy banana dessert!

This evening, I made these tasty easy to make banana desserts. I made it in my beloved Vitamix, of course! ;) You can taste the banana, the cinnamon & the almond flavour!:)

Recipe: For 3 smaller tasty desserts

Ingredients:

2 very ripe bananas, peeled & cut up into smaller pieces

1 pitted date, cut up

1 cup of home-made unsweetened almond milk,

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of home-made vanilla extract, Use GF vanilla extract to make it completely GF! :)

2 tablespoons tapioca starch

4 tablespoons almond flakes

To serve: 1/2 teaspoon of almond flakes, per dessert, for on top!

Yum Yum Yummm! Would you share your dessert?

Yum Yum Yummm!
Would you share your dessert?

Method:

1. Place all your ingredients in this order into your Vitamix & blend on high & on full-speed until fully joined. This will take only 15 to 30 seconds max! Turn all power off & taste. Pour your desserts into fitted see through glasses & top the surface of each dessert, with 1/2 teaspoon flaked almonds & set in the fridge to cool down & stiff up a bit, for at least 3 hours! This will be a pudding consistency, a bit more runny & creamy! ;)

2. Take out of the fridge, 10 minutes before devouring! Enjoy this easy fast dessert that is all home-made & not to mention healthy too! :) MMM!

You might like:

1. Vegan Gluten-Free strawberry puddings!

2. Vegan avocado, banana carob puddings!

3. Vegan avocado, banana chocolate puddings!

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My favourite RAW juice of the moment! :)

This morning, I made this tasty easy peasy Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free juices! I had it after a cardio work-out! It is my favourite fresh juice of the moment, in the morning! :)
Yum Yum Yummm!

Yum Yum Yummm!

For 2 big glasses

Ingredients:
2 big juice oranges, cut into 2
5 cm of fresh ginger, peeled & cut into 2
6 big large carrots, UNpeeled & each cut into 2
Method:
1. Take your juicer & place 2 glasses under it. Juice your carrots & ginger, so that each glass has exactly the same amounts of carrots & ginger in it. Now, juice your oranges too, equally divided, like above. Into each glass, add some of the orange pulp. Mix well with a spoon & enjoy instantly with a loved one! ;) MMM,…This juice is very good for you & energizing too! ;) xxx

MMM,...Raw carrot, orange & ginger juice!

MMM,…Raw carrot, orange & ginger juice!

You might like:

1. Energizing & good-for-you juices & smoothies!

 
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To Curry or not? That is the question! ;)

I made this tasty simple Vegan, Gluten-Free curry this evening. I had to use up some fresh veggies from my fridge & some things in my pantry! I created this tasty curry  & it looked like this:

A Divine Vegan, Gluten-Free curry!

A Divine Vegan, Gluten-Free soy curl curry!

To Curry or Not? That is the question

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe: For 4 big portions

Ingredients:

* For the cooked spiced Thai rice:

250 gr semi-brown Thai rice, that need 10 minutes of cooking

1/8 teaspoon garam masala

* For the curry:

1 medium white onion, peeled & finely cut up

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1 yellow bell pepper, cleaned, seeds & white bits removed, cut into smaller strips

1/3 Chinese cabbage, cleaned, washed, spun dry & cut up into smaller chunks

4 big large carrots, peeled & cut into thicker rounds

1 tablespoon spiced curry powder

2 teaspoons garam masala

1/4 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon ground Curcuma ( turmeric)

a fruity evoo

1  x 400 gr can of chopped up tomatoes in their juice

300 ml vegan, gluten-free coconut milk

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

* For the dried smaller soy curls:

1 cup of dried smaller soy curls

2 cups of a hot vegan, gluten-free vegetable stock

8 grins of black pepper

* To serve: 1/2 handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves

Method:

1. First, soak your dried smaller curls into your hot vegetable stock for 10 minutes. Place a fitted lid on & set aside to soak & rehydrate. After that, drain the liquid, but keep the liquid to use for a soup or so.  Squeeze the juices out of each soy curl. Set aside. At the same time, cook your round carrot rounds in some boiling water , added with 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala,…so you will end up with carrots with an added kick! ;) Drain well & keep warm. I cooked mine for 10 minutes until just al dente!!!

2. Cook your Thai rice according to your packet instructions. Add 1/8 teaspoon of garam masala. Drain well & keep warm. In the meantime, heat up a large cooking pot & add 1 tablespoon of that fruity evoo. When hot, add onion, garlic pieces & 1 teaspoon of ground Curcuma ( turmeric)  & place fitted lid on & fry for a few minutes. Now, add yellow pepper strips, Chinese cabbage chunks & 2 teaspoons of garam masala. Fry for about 4 minutes & now, add 2 splashes of hot water to the pot & place the lid back on! Steam for 5 extra few minutes & add 1 tablespoon of hot curry powder. Stir often. Add about 10 grins of finely milled black pepper & some sea salt too. Add the can of chopped tomatoes & stir everything round into the pot. Add soaked & drained soy curls through the sauce. Simmer the sauce for about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often, letting the sauce reduce a bit! Now, add your cooked carrots & your coconut milk & swirl everything round into the pot. Taste! It has to taste fabulous! I seasoned extra with a bit of sea salt & about 15 grins of black pepper!! You must taste each of the veggies, the warm soothing creamy coconut milk & at the edge of your tongue, the warm spices,…Ooooh yeahhhh!

3. Serve instantly by spooning your rice into 2 bowls & add veggie-curry-mix besides & on top of the rice. Scatter your fresh coriander leaves over the top & in the middle of each dish & devour instantly, enjoying another tasty dish from Sophie’s Foodie Files & be proud of yourself, you cooked another healthy meal! :) 

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You might like:

1. Nadine’s easy gluten-free chicken curry with Gf brown rice noodles!

2. Sophie’s Vegan, Gluten-free chickpea & parsnip curry!

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Cha-cha-cha or chai latte smoothies?

This morning, I made this tasty chai latte smoothy! We drank it as a nice filling energizing breakfast! Ooh yeahhh! :) It looks something like this:

Chai latte smoothy! Vegan + Gluten-Free Deliciousness!

Chai latte smoothy!
Vegan + Gluten-Free Deliciousness!

Recipe: for about 750 ml =  3 cups

Ingredients:

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 large ripe banana

2 pitted dates

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom,

3 cm peeled ginger, cut up into finer pieces

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 pinches of Maldon sea salt

Method:

1. Place your ingredients in this order in your Vitamix-container & use the tamper too. Blend on full speed & on high-power for about 15 to 30 seconds until fully joined. Taste! It has to taste awesome! Pour into 2 beautiful smoothy glasses & enjoy with a loved one! :)

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RAW Bite Bars: Review! :)

Today, I finally found some Raw Bite bars from Denmark! I saw these bars a year ago when I was visiting Veganz, the Vegan supermarket in Berlin! I took pics from these lovely coloured packaged bars & wanted to take them with me but unfortunately, I already bought other great vegan edibles. So, when I visited my old food health shop in Brussels today , I could finally buy them & test them out! They look super cool, don’t they?

Colourful packaged Raw Bite bars!

Colourful packaged Raw Bite bars!

I bought these 4 different bars:

1. Raw Bite: Raw cacao, 2. Raw Bite: Spicy Lime, 3. Raw Bite: Vanilla Berries & 4. Raw Bite: Raw Protein

All of these bars are mostly raw bars, that are Vegan, Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free too! :) These bars are only sweetened with the natural sugars of the fruits that are used! Yes, please! :)

All these bars are each 50 gr. In my food health shop, they came, each 1.89€. I saw them online for a lot more!

I found this stated on their own Raw-Bite website: RAWBITE, A COMPANY BUILT ON A RAW PHILOSOPHY

Rawbite was founded in Denmark by Morten, Nikolaj and Rolf.

The idea behind Rawbite was to create a simple, honest and healthy product easy to bring along and enjoy anywhere. This idea resulted in the organic fruit and nut bite, Rawbite.

Since the first Rawbite was created on the kitchen table, the interest for the product has not stopped growing in Denmark, as well as in the other 24 countries where Rawbites are now available. Everything in Rawbite is driven by simplicity, joy and enthusiasm for the product. Even though the kitchen table can no longer fit the production, recipes are still developed here and no one stops until the taste is amazing. The product itself is created with the utmost respect for the natural ingredients which are processed carefully with no use of heat at all.

 1. Raw Bite: Raw Cacao:
It has dates (54% ), a combo of almonds & cashews (36% ) & cacao (10%.) These ingredients are all organic!
A mild chocolate flavour with almonds & dates!

A mild chocolate flavour with pieces of almonds, cashews & dates!

Normally, I don’t dig dates as much but in here you didn’t taste them, I thought! The bar was mildly chocolately with added pieces of almonds & cashews. I liked this cacao snack a lot! A fruity flavour with cacao & mixed nuts! This bar was a great healthy snack & it was just what I needed. I ate it with my daily café soy latte. Yum yum,….:) I will surely buy this one again!

2 .Raw Bite: Spicy Lime:

Very Cool packaging! :)

Very Cool packaging! :)

It has dates ( 55% ), lime juice ( 4% ),  cashews, almonds & coconut (45% ), ginger, chili & lemon oil in it. These ingredients are all organic!

The spiced lime bar!

The spiced lime bar!

I loved this tasty bar a lot because you can really taste the lime in here with a hint of chili, ginger & lovely mixed nuts!! :) MMM,…!

3. Raw Bite: Vanilla Berries:

Raw bar Vanilla Berries!

Raw bar Vanilla Berries!

It has dates ( 48% ), almonds ( 40% ), berries like cherry, cranberry & mulberry (12% ) & vanilla in it. These ingredients are all organic!

I love this tasty bar a lot! You can really taste the vanilla, mulberries, cherries in here & also the cranberries! ;) Yummm! The almonds in here are very crunchy & yummy too! A great bar!

4. Raw Bite: Protein:

The inside of the protein bar!

The inside of the protein bar!

It has dates  (28 % ) , almonds (25 % ), 10 gr of organic rice protein, pumpkin seeds & raw organic cacao in it! These ingredients are all organic!

It has a mild chocolate almond flavour with 10 gr rice protein per bar!!!! You can also see the pumpkin seeds but you can’t taste them! :( You Can taste the rice, dates, cacao & almonds in here. I don’t like the general flavour in this bar at all! :( It is too bitter for me!

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