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2 veggies from the garden made into a lovely dinner & some news!

A few days ago, I harvested a few veggies from our garden & made this lovely dinner with it! Doesn’t it look inviting? We ate our dinner in our terrace garden in the evening. Check it all out:

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So, I harvested this:

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And these beautiful turnips:

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Our turnips grew into lovely organic compost & they were just stunning & very sharp in flavor. Once you grow them yourself, you never want store-bought again! To get their lovely sharp flavor, we peeled & roasted them with unpeeled garlic cloves, salt & black pepper & some good extra virgin olive oil. So delicious!😉

The Little Gem lettuces, we cut open, washed well, spun dry & fried in that same olive oil with s & p & some drizzles of lime juice,…waw: an explosion of fresh flavors! And the rest you see on the plate! Yummm!

Recipe: For 2 persons

Ingredients:

* For the roasted turnips & garlic:

6 home-grown turnips, not too big, peeled & each cut up into smaller pieces

4 fat unpeeled garlic cloves

an extra virgin olive oil

pink salt in a grinder

black pepper

* For the little gem lettuces:

4 little gem lettuces, big stalk removed, leaves cut open, well washed, check every leaf, on both sides, spun dry

1/4 juice of a fresh lime (a few drizzles)

black pepper

pink salt in a grinder

* For the rest:

cooked red quinoa for 2 persons ( I cooked my red quinoa with 1/4 vegetarian stock cube until tender & cooked through. This took me 15 minutes. Kept warm.)

1 green courgette, cleaned, cut into small pieces

1/2 big red bell pepper, white bits & seeds removed, cut up into smaller strips

1 small white onion, peeled & finely sliced

an extra virgin olive oil

black pepper

pink salt in a grinder

2 chipolata sausages of good vegan sausages

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C ( 400 F) for 10 minutes. Place your peeled cut up turnips & unpeeled garlic cloves in 1 layer in an oven dish. Scatter some pink salt & black pepper over them. Drizzle a few gluts of olive oil over them & with clean hands mingle everything together! Place into the hot oven & roast until tender. this took me 25 minutes. Turn oven off but keep warm.
  2. When you quinoa has been cooked, set aside. Take a large non-stick pan & heat up n medium heat; when hot, add a few drizzles of that same fruity oil. Add chopped courgette & white onion strips. Stir often. After 5 minutes, add red pepper strips. Season it all with pink salt & black pepper. When veggies are cooked through, turn heat off & spoon them to the hot cooked quinoa. Mix with a spoon. Keep warm. Just before your veggies are roasted, fry your sausages into a hot pan with oil, until cooked through & browned on all sides. This took me about 10 minutes. Take another pan & heat up. add some olive oil & add your little gem salad leaves to the hot pan. They will wilt. Season with a bit of pink salt & black pepper & a splash of 3 of fresh lime juice. This takes the salad leaves to a whole other level of deliciousness! When ready, plate up, like picture above. Here you see a photo upclose of the roasted turnips:
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    And like I said above, I got some news! My post: A Lovely Wok Dinner With Marinated Chicken & 2 Veggies From Our Garden, has been featured on

    Intructables! ooh yes,..It is the 7th time that a recipe from my blog has been featured,…ooh yes! I am so happy now! It also has a small video in the post about marinating the chicken, you know it all! Just check it all out for yourself:

    I am featured again!

    I am featured again!

    This makes me one happy woman!:) I hope you will enjoy this lovely recipe!!!

    Until next time, love, Sophie. xxx Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,580 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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Recipes by ingredient & photo! New updated page!

Hello everybody!

Most of you all know that I have a lovely page called: recipes by ingredient. I updated this page until today & added a tasty inviting photo below every recipe link. Check it all out now!

I think that it is a big improvement. When I search for recipes on other blogs, I too, find it to be extremely cool when there are photos included. Check it all out here: Click onto the link below! =:)

Recipes by ingredient & photo!

Here you can see a few screenshots. Click onto them to go directly to the ingredient & photo page!:)

 

I hope you all will check out my new updated page & use it all the time! You can also still use my tag cloud for other recipes. ;)  Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,545 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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A wholegrain spelt flakes breakfast for you!

This morning, I made this delicious easy warm breakfast for me, myself & I! Just look at it, don’t you want a big bowl for yourself?

MMM! It is also good for your body!

MMM! It is also good for your body!

And from up closer, it looks like this:

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Have you guessed the yummy ingredients? There are 6 ingredients in this yummy bowl of goodness,…I ate it all this morning at 11 AM. I wasn’t hungry for 5 hours,…ooh yes!! It is THAT FILLING!!!!

I know what you are thinking: what are wholegrain rolled spelt flakes anyway? Well, Rolled Spelt Flakes are made from whole grain spelt berries.

  • 100% natural.
  • Gentler on the digestion than wheat.
  • Golden in colour, nutty in flavour.

Spelt is an ancient form of wheat. It is high in protein, low in fat and many who cannot tolerate wheat do enjoy spelt as it is lighter on the digestion & that is so true for me & Peter!

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How to Use

Spelt flakes can be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal base, either like muesli or cooked like porridge. Their nutty flavour makes them delicious on their own, or the can be partnered with other fruits and nuts. Use them for a delightfully nutty whole grain hot breakfast cereal, or as a substitute for rolled oats in breads and cookies. Add them to home-made spelt bread.

Recipe: For 2 persons

Ingredients:

1 cup of wholegrain spelt flakes

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk

1/4 teaspoon of mixed spice

1 cup of cleaned, hulled smaller strawberries, left whole

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

To top: drizzle a few drizzles of agave syrup

Method:

  1. Take a fitted cooking pot & add spelt flakes, almond milk, mixed spice, chia seeds & strawberries in it. Stir well & bring to the boil. Boil on low-heat until the spelt flakes are cooked through & softer. This took me about 12-15 minutes. Taste, but be careful because your hot porridge will be very hot. I added a few drizzles of agave syrup & mixed it through the porridge. Some of your strawberries will have broken & are very soft now. Laddle into 2 lovely bowls & enjoy instantly with a loved one! Yum yum!:) Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,545 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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Allotement update & latest harvest from the garden!

 

Hey my lovelies!

I know that I have been absent for a while now, on my blog & on your blogs too. I had a good reason,…Peter & I were hard-working in our allotment. This year, we were a bit late & needed to sort the garden out. We had been to the container park to get some good compost but there was no more compost,…..big sigh! Now, we needed to work in our loam earth & needed to use the woelvork named in Dutch but I don’t know what it is called in English? This tool:

Here are a lot new photos from our garden, let’s see what we have done!

Our lovely rhubarb, ready to harvest a few!

Our lovely rhubarb, ready to harvest a few stalks!

Here are many green veggies & herbs that are growing now in our beloved garden. We have 3 smaller sunflowers, that we grew from seed. These one’s will grow only to the height of 90 cm! The alcea rosea, my parents grew last year & we planted them at the end of September. This year they will grow tall, strong & they will flower,…yes! Also, they will attract many bees & useful insects too.  Besides that photo, you see a large bunch of fresh coriander plants aka stalks. We haven’t sown them at all. They grew from the original plant from the year before,…Lucky us. We already harvested many times. We planted 2 NZ spinach this year & they grow bigger every day. We placed them in half shadow because last year, the one in half shadow grew much bigger then the one’s in full sunshine. Last year we had 6 plants, this year 2 will satisfy us, ….:)

We grew 10 celeriac from seed this year & it is the 1st time that I did that. I have sown them on February, the 13th 2016. They are slow growers & after mid May, they came into the garden. This year, we also bought a Good-King-Henry plant. This is family of the Amaranth family. It is a very old plant. We also bought a Chinese mustard plant. Last year, we had a big white chard plant & this year we didn’t have to sow it at all,..the wind did it for us & early this year, we already have 15 plants of white chard. We already have eaten 3 times, a big bunch,..so bitter & yummy.

And here is the latest harvest:

The 1st one!

The 1st one!

We harvested 5 of them! (no photo tough)

And the 2nd red salad bowl crop & this lovely big filled bowl of loveliness:

And many radishes, 3 sorts!

Let’s see what else is happening in the garden:

And there is more,…

This will be all for now, my friends! There isn’t much happening in our plastic conservatory so that update is for later in the year!

I hope you all enjoyed it too!:) xxx

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Can I serve you this lovely smoothy, the video!

Here is the video that I made for this lovely smoothy, from 2 posts ago. You can find the video here:

And the recipe link is here, if you do not find the video well explained, but you really don’t need it!:)  Refreshing Smoothy!

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Fresh chard & fresh coriander leaves from our garden , made into a lovely wok dinner!

Yesterday early in the morning, I biked to our allotment. It was 9 am. I worked a few hours in the garden & then, I cut the 1st 2 big handfuls of fresh coriander leaves & stalks. I was going to use them in my evening dinner & I saw that there was a lot of chard. So, this had to go in the dinner too,….So I invented this lovely tasty wok dinner & marinated some organic chicken fillets too. This was my harvest of the day:

And this:

So, This lovely recipe I invented. It is a dairy-free gluten-free dinner & I also used 100% GF buckwheat noodles in here! Check it all out here:

Yummm!

Yummm!

Recipe: For 3 persons

Ingredients:

* For the chicken marinade:

5 tablespoons soy sauce

10 tablespoons of a fruity olive oil

juice of 1/2 lime

one piece of fresh peeled ginger, about 4 cm x 2 cm, finely chopped up

1 tablespoon of local honey

* For the veggies:

200 gr of fresh chard, cleaned, washed, spun dry, the stalks finely cut up & the leaves cut up into 2-3 pieces

1-2 red bell pepper ( paprika), seeds & white bits removed, cut up into smaller strips

2 spring onions, cleaned, washed, spun dry, cut up into finer rings

* For the rest:

2 organic chicken fillets that are DF & GF, each cut up into smaller pieces, no fat!

250 gr of 100% GF buckwheat noodles

20 gr freshly chopped coriander leaves & stalks, just to scatter over the dish before serving

Method:

  1. 1 to 3 hours before dinner, make the chicken marinade. take a fitted ziplock bag & add chicken pieces. In a medium bowl, add all marinade ingredients. Whisk them together with a small whisk.Making the marinade for the chicken!
  2. Now, do this:

2. Place the filled bag into a bowl for when there is leakage. I marinated my chicken pieces for 2 hours. Before making dinner, take them out of the bowl & scoop them out of the plastic bag. Keep the marinade.

3. At the same time, cook your buckwheat noodles according to your packet instructions. Drain well & rinse under cold water. It took me 10 minutes.

4. Take your wok & smear it in with some olive oil. Heat up on high & place your spring onion rings, bell pepper strips & cut up chard stems in it. Stir fry until it is to your liking. This took me about 5 minutes, stirring often. Season with some black pepper & som soy sauce, but not too much because we don’t want it to be too salty! When done, lift the wokked veggies out of the pan. Now, add marinated chicken & a bit of the marinade. Stir fry until it is browned & golden on both sides. 5 minutes before serving , add all the marinade to your wok & your chicken pieces will lie in your marinade & will be very tasty too. Now, add your wokked veggies back to your wok & also the cooked noodles. heat everything well through & mix everything together. Plate up & scatter your fresh-cut up coriander leaves & small stalks all over the 2 plates. Enjoy with a loved one & a beer! MMM! Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,502 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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Can I serve you this refreshing smoothy?

Hello friends,

First, I have some exciting news for you all & especially for myself! I have gained + 1500 email followers since yesterday! Yay!!:) This number makes me so happy! 

This morning, I made this delicious low-fat refreshing smoothy. It is super yummy!:) I only has 3 ingredients in it & it is seasonal too! Can you guess the yummy ingredients? The video:

Yes, …you were right:

Recipe: For 1 big large smoothy, about 450 ml

Ingredients:

1 cup (250 ml) low-fat organic kefir

10 fat juicy strawberries, hulled

1/2 teaspoon home-made vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Take your beloved Vitamix or blender & place fitted lid & tamper on. Blend on full-speed & onto high until it is fully mixed & use tamper to push ingredients into the running blades. Turn machine off.
  2. Pour into a lovely big smoothy glass & sip & enjoy!:) MMMM!  Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,501 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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2nd recipe for using up fresh chervil pesto dressing,…This time with pasta & bacon!

You know that in my last post, I made some fresh chervil pesto dressing & I had leftovers so I used it all up the next day & created this lovely easy spelt pasta aka penne pasta dinner with bacon, of course!:) This meal for 3-4 persons is made within 15 minutes so check it all out here:

A divine pasta dinner!

A divine pasta dinner!

So, let’s see how I made it. I used wholemeal spelt penne in here because I thought that the chervil pesto would go nicely into the hot penne tubes & I was right. I added some white onion slices & diced up 1 sweet red bell pepper & used some added smoked bacon in here. Easy & divine,…ooh yay!

Recipe: For 3-4 persons

Ingredients:

300 gr wholemeal spelt penne

1 large red bell pepper ( paprika), cleaned, deseeded & white bits removed, cut up into chunks

1 small white onion, peeled & finely sliced up

200 gr good quality smoked bacon pieces (I used Herta)

black pepper

pink salt in a grinder

a good fruity extra virgin olive oil

about 3-4 tablespoons of that fresh chervil pesto dressing, from the evening before

Method:

  1. Cook your spelt penne according to your packet instructions. My penne was cooked for 8 minutes. Drain well. Now, add 3-4 tablespoons of the cold chervil pesto dressing to the hot pasta. Mix it well into the hot pasta & into the tubes. Place fitted lid on & set aside.
  2. At the same time, drizzle a bit of that fruity oil into a large non-stick pan & heat up onto high. When hot, add slice onion & red bell pepper pieces. Fry for about 8 minutes or until soft & browned, stirring often. I seasoned it all with 12 grins of black pepper & 8 grins of pink salt. When ready, transfer it to a clean bowl with fitted lid. Using the same pan, heat up. When hot, add smoked bacon pieces & fry until browned & crunchy. This took me only 4 minutes. Now, add veggie mix back into the hot pan & stir round. Add veggie-bacon mix to the hot pesto penne & stir it all through. Check the seasoning one last time & serve instantly with a loved one. This is a divine easy pasta dinner to use up leftovers, the easy & delicious way!:) Now, there is no pesto leftover anymore! xxx Enjoy, sweeties! ;) Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,500 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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Garden harvest & a lovely chervil pesto dressing dinner!

Yesterday evening, I made this lovely combined dinner. You can make it totally gluten-free & vegan, if you serve this with tofu or a vegan schnitzel.

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I used 2 types of cut away salad leaves & I also got a bit of the small baby red roach leaves. I also pulled out several types of radishes & the first 2 hands of fresh chervil. The fresh chervil, I used in a lovely vegan gluten-free fresh chervil pesto dressing, that I drizzled over the oven roasted new potatoes. I also drizzled a bit over the mixed salad leaves. I served it with a seitan cordon blue. A lovely divine dinner, straight from the garden!

This was the harvest of that day:

This was the second time, that I cut away salad leaves. This was also the second time, that we harvested radishes. We also harvested the first new chard. The old plant produced many new seeds & they grew:

80 gr of chard

80 gr of chard

Now, on with the delicious recipe:

For 2 persons

Ingredients:

For the salad:

4 handfuls of fresh-cut away mixed salad leaves, cleaned, washed, spun dry

a few baby red roach leaves, cleaned, washed, spun dry

fresh mixed radishes, cleaned, cut up finely into rings

For the chervil pesto dressing:( you will get about 250 ml)

1 + 1/2 cup ( 60 gr) fresh chervil, cleaned, washed, spun dry / green parts + stalks used, cut up roughly

1/4 cup (40 gr) toasted pine nuts

1/4 cup (60 ml) of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

20 grins of finely milled black pepper

15 grins of finely milled pink salt

1 smaller clove of fresh garlic, peeled & cut up

For the potatoes:

1 kg of peeled small potatoes, each cut up into 2

15 grins of finely milled black pepper

15 grins of milled pink salt

2 tablespoons of that fruity extra virgin olive oil

For the rest: a fried seitan cordon blue (vegetarian)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes onto 200°C ( 400 F). I always use a fan oven.
  2. Place your cut up small new potatoes in 1 layer in a fitted non-stock oven roasting tin. Grind your black pepper & pink salt all over it. Finally , drizzle your olive oil over it. With clean hands, mingle everything together. Place into center of the preheated oven & roast for about 25 minutes on 200°C (400 F). When done & browned, test with a fork.
  3. In the meantime, make your yummy pesto. Take your beloved food processor & place S-blade in. Add chopped chervil, chopped garlic clove, olive oil & toasted pine nuts. Add 10 grins of black pepper & pink salt too. Place fitted lid on & pulse repeatedly or until your liking. I always want to see bits of my ingredients into my pesto dressing, like this:
    My beautiful fresh chervil pesto!

    My beautiful fresh chervil pesto!

    4. Taste. I added 5 grin of black pepper & 5 grins of pink salt & blitzed the pesto again. Serve the pesto into a lovely serving dish with added spoon.

    5. Serve, like picture above. that chervil pesto dressing is just divine, like that or drizzled over the new roasted potatoes. I also drizzled a bit over my mixed salad leaves & radishes! The seitan cordon blue is a perfect partner for the fresh chervil,…ooh yes! My husband gave me 10/10 for this lovely easy to make dinner! Enjoy, sweeties! I had a lot of pesto leftover & place it into the fridge for later use. xxx Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,485 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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    You might like other fresh chervil recipes:

    1. Vegetarian seasonal salad with fresh chervil-orange dressing!

          2. My mom’s fresh chervil soup!

          3. Fresh chervil spread topped salmon with a mixed salad & a lovely lemon spring onion mash!

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Vegan Strawberry Spelt Crumble!

I stocked away a lot of veggies & fruits in my freezer from our allotment harvest last year & needed to use up the last of the fresh strawberries that we froze last June.

I thought, let’s use them into a nice home-made vegan strawberry crumble & so I did. Check it all out here! I served it with a good pouring hot or cold vegan or non-vegan custard. Yum Yum Yum! My strawberries were very sweet on their own, so I didn’t need a lot of coconut sugar to use in my crumble.

I took them out of the freezer bag & used them just like that. It was 430 gr in total,… oh yes! Because I used them unfrosted, I added 2 teaspoon arrowroot powder to the frozen strawberries to bind the excess of fluids & I was right! It did the trick, just see in the 2nd photo!:)

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My strawberries crumble, my home-grown strawberries are a variety that are very sweet. So really, you don’t need the added custard,…but it is so delicious with it,…So over here in our household, we always eat custard with our home-made crumbles,…every time again! Ice-cream doesn’t do it for us, really!

Recipe: For 4 big portions

For the crumble topping:

100 gr (nearly 3/4 cup) organic stone-ground white spelt flour

100 gr (bit more than 1/2 cup) cold vegan butter, straight from the fridge

40 gr (nearly 1/3 cup) coconut sugar

60 gr (nearly 1/4 cup) almond flakes

For the filling:

430 gr (3 cups) frozen fresh strawberries

40 gr (nearly 1/3 cup) coconut sugar

1 teaspoon home-made vanilla extract

2 teaspoons arrowroot powder

Method:

Preheat your oven to 200°C ( 392 F)  for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven.

First, make your crumble topping. Take a bowl & ad spelt flour, coconut sugar & almond flakes. Mix with a spoon. Now, take your cold vegan butter between your fingers & crumble it into fine smaller pieces into your mix until it forms “breadcrumbs”, smaller & bigger one’s, like this photo here:

Now, make your yummy strawberry filling.  Take a larger bowl & ad frozen strawberries, arrowroot, coconut sugar & vanilla extract. Mix it all together with a spoon. It will look something like this:

Now, place it all into your oven dish, evenly spread out. Place your crumble topping over the top & place in the bottom of the oven & bake for about 20 minutes. After 15 minutes, I lowered my oven temperature to 180 °C (356F ) & baked it for a further 5 minutes. This is because of the caramelization of the coconut sugar, you don’t want it to burn & turn black!!!!!

When ready, the crumble topping is brown & the filling is bubbling & when you open your oven door, your house will smell amazing! Ooh yes!😉

Take your oven dish out of the hot oven & place on your kitchen counter for about 5 minutes or until you can eat it. I served mine with cold non-vegan custard.

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Sunshine in a glass!

This morning, I made this delicious creamy smoothy. I needed to use up a few things in my fridge so I made this fab filling yummy smoothy!

Check it out here:

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Vegan, Gluten-Free creamy green asparagus pasta!

Yesterday evening, I made this tasty & fabulous Vegan & Gluten-Free green asparagus silken tofu sauce & served it with remaining smaller cooked, cooled off & fried green asparagus. It is a divine pasta dinner. I use 100% whole buckwheat pasta tubes, to make the dinner completely Gluten-Free as well. Just look at that glorious appetizing sauce!!!!   MMM! Check it all out here:

A superb tasty healthy vegan GF dinner!

A superb tasty healthy vegan GF dinner!

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Allotment & gardening update!

As from now, my email problems have been solved! You all won’t get my old email newsletters any more, bye bye for Sophie 33 emails!

As some of you may know, we have worked hard again in our allotment in Hombeek. We bought some good compost at the containerpark & we already heave sown a lot of veggies in our cold frame. This is our beloved cold frame. We just put it at another bed this year. This year we put it where last year the cabbages where. We are going to try to use permaculture in our beloved allotment this year. We use good compost too.

The coldframe, 1 year old!

The coldframe, 1 year old!

But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan Gluten-free rocking rucola pesto!

Hello dear readers,

As you must have seen, I sent out 2 test emails. As you all know, recently, I have made my own email newsletters with a cool mailchimp account because I wasn’t satisfied anymore with wordpress.com.

As you also know, I have experienced a few difficulties too. So bear with me & I try to get it fixed really soon,…So, I have now disabled my emails from wordpress.com & hope that I will get the problem solved quickly this way. So, if you receive 2 newsletters from this post, just tell me, okay???

We already ate a lot of fresh rucola (rocket leaves aka arugula straight from the garden. This is a wild variety. Huge plants! So, to enjoy it freshness the most, I invented a lovely vegan & gluten-free pesto with it!  We served it on a bed of spelt spaghetti & home-made chicken meatballs.

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You can make it completely Gluten-free by using Gf pasta & Gf chicken mince!

You can make it completely vegan, by using tofu, seitan or tempeh.

The pesto itself is vegan & gluten-free! xxx

But wait, there’s more!

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1 ingredient, 3 recipes! And we start with,…

I am going to start off with the 1st ingredient & that is: the beloved pineapple! MMM!

I am going to do a new series of recipes that is called: 1 ingredient, 3 recipes,…ooh yes! Every month, I will make such a post,…this way, I can get really creative with my chosen ingredient!😉 I hope you will love my new posts! Enjoy! These recipes are all my own, invented by me in my beloved kitchen & tested & approved by me, friends & family! They are my taste testers! I got all thumbs up for these new 3 recipes! MMM,…I can assure you!

Pineapples everywhere!

1/ A simple vegan gluten-free pineapple pudding!

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Vegan Gluten-free triple coconut cookies!

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These divine soft cookies are Vegan + Gluten-free! They are a great breakfast, a lovely snack or a great dessert! They are also lovely enjoyed with some good coconut tea on the side: double yum! They also make an excellent food gift, all nicely wrapped up!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan Gluten-free rucola cashew spread! MMM!

Here is the video: enjoy!:)

Yummmmm! Make it now! :)

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MMM!

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The last Jerusalem artichokes from our garden & 2 vegan gluten-free recipes using them!

Hello sweeties! I am back in full swing. The last 2 weeks I have been ill with a viral throat infection but now, I am back with plenty of energy too!:) xxx

Sunday morning, my husband & I pulled all the rest of the Jerusalem artichokes from our allotment plot. We still had J. artichokes from 4 other plants in the ground. We needed to pull them out because the rest of them would regrow again & that wouldn’t be very nice in  the mouth & that meat less flavor too. We dug them out & left a few of them in the ground to grow to new plants in April. You see?

Jerusalem artichokes!

So, we placed them in 2 buckets filled with leaves & ground to keep them better fresh. We placed them in an unheated cold room. I already made several recipes with them. I will give you my favorites from my blog below this post & made 2 lovely recipes with them. The 1st one is a lovely soup, spiced up a bit & filled with yummy flavors & the other one is a vegan gluten-free main dish. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 ingredient green smoothy + new cool video!

Yesterday morning, I invented this lovely easy healthy vegan gluten-free drinkable breakfast,…ooh yes! Enjoy the new video & recipe too!:) MMM!

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A lovely warm breakfast for you all,…Vegan & Gluten-free + video!

This morning, I invented this lovely warm vegan gluten-free breakfast for you all. First, I will give you” the video “ here & then the written recipe, all right? I hope you enjoy! :) A lovely warm healthy breakfast for you all to enjoy & start the day full of energy!

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Vegan Gluten-free Cherry Ice-cream with a Secret Ingredient!

Today, I invented this lovely vegan gluten-free cherry ice-cream with a secret ingredient. I know that it is freezing here in Belgium, but I wanted to make a lovely cherry banana ice-cream. This is what I made:

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I made it in 10-15 seconds & then, I froze it for about 1 hour. This photo was taken directly after making it. So, it is in a soft serve stage.:)

The soft-serve ice-cream is Vegan, Gluten-Free & Very Delicious too!:) Read the rest of this entry »

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Raw Chocolate Cheesecake, the video!

You know that a while ago, I posted my lovely Raw Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cheesecake, yes? You can find the original recipe + video HERE!

Here is my video about it all. Enjoy!:)

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Vegetarian Tasty Salad! MMM,…!

Yesterday, I invented this glorious winning tasty vegetarian salad. It is made within 15 minutes! Can you guess the yummy ingredients?

Will you join me?

Will you join me?

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My Raw Sunflower Seed Milk video! DIY!

A few hours ago, I published my Raw Sunflower Seed milk video on my you tube channel. You can subscribe Here!

Come on over @ my You Tube Channel & subscribe, please!!! :) You can also like my video’s,…that would make me very happy!:)

It was fun making it!:) You can find the original recipe here in my archives on my blog, fully written out & + the video too: Home-made Raw Sunflower Seed Milk.

Enjoy!

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My mom’s famous chocolate mousse, video update! :) Yes!

You know, a while ago, I posted about my mom’s famous chocolate mousse. It already has been a great success on my Blog, Facebook & on Instructables. That is why, I made a lovely photo video out of it. You can see it here:

You can find the original recipe in my archives here!

I hope you enjoyed the video! It was fun creating it all!:) Subscribe here for my youtube channel: ( just click onto the you tube picture!!!)

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Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Lemony Hemp smoothy + video!

I am not going to reblog my whole recipe here but only add the video!:) It is all well explained in here! Check it all out:

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You can find the original recipe here in my archives: Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Lemony Hemp Smoothy!

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Vegan 5 ingredient pancakes, a video update!

On October 21st 2015, I posted my fab famous post about Vegan 5 ingredient pancakes & I just created a lovely video of 1 minute over it, including lovely free Irish music. Check it out here:

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You can find this lovely recipe here, in the original post, also with the video: https://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/vegan-5-ingredient-pancakes/

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Pumpkin Pimped Breakfast, reblog with video!

Hey sweeties!

I reblog my lovely recipe of Pumpkin Pimped Breakfast here because I just made a photo video out to it! It was also fun & something new to do too. It is also shared on Facebook & on youtube!  Subscribe to my You tube channel HERE!!! Check it all out here:

And here is the full written recipe again, but you can follow it easily on the video itself!

This morning, I made this lovely Pumpkin Pimped Breakfast! I had some leftover fresh home-made pumpkin purée left that I needed to use up. It was just 1/4 cup. So, I made this yummy breakfast & used only 4 ingredients to make it! It is also VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE! yes! Not to mention, very delicious! :) 

Recipe: For 1 person

Ingredients:

1 cup (274 gr) bit sweetened soy yoghurt

1/4 cup (61 gr) home-made pumpkin purée

1/8 cup (22 gr) vegan chocolate mini chips (min. 50%)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Method:

Spoon your yoghurt into a lovely bowl. Add chia seeds & stir everything round through the yoghurt. Leave for 10 minutes. The chia seeds will soak up a bit of the yoghurt & will get a bit bigger. Add chocolate chips on top of the yoghurt-chia seed mix, evenly scattered. Finally, add all the pumpkin purée on top of the chocolate chips & with help of a spoon, spoon it through the top of the yoghurt mix. Enjoy with a big smile on your face! Yum! :) Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,416 email followers! Subscribe by email! It is free! 

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Vegan Gluten-free Kale Persimmon smoothy & I am on youtube! :) My first video here!

Hello, sweeties! I have got news! I am on you tube, as from today! yeah! This is my first video! I am all new to this but I loved making this one so much! So let’s start:

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Winter gardening update!

Yesterday, I biked to our allotment. I needed to cut away many black kale leaves for our vegan kale pasta dinner that we were going to eat. I will give you a winter update.

We have pulled up a lot of Jerusalem artichokes. One plant out of the 6, already gave us + 4 kg! Ooh yes. We dug up another plant, it also gave us + 4 kg! The rest of them is still in the ground. I know that we are going to leave a few of them for getting new plants later in the year. You know that we have made a plastic barrière for them before planting.

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Pumpkin pimped breakfast!

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This morning, I made this lovely Pumpkin Pimped Breakfast! I had some leftover fresh home-made pumpkin purée left that I needed to use up. It was just 1/4 cup. So, I made this yummy breakfast & used only 4 ingredients to make it! It is also VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE! yes! Not to mention, very delicious! :)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Home-made pumpkin puree & a recipe using it!

Hello everyone,

You all know that we grew 3 different types of pumpkins last year, yes? We grew 3 big Musque de Provence pumpkins (Cucurbita Moschata) & the tiniest one, was 5,2 kg! One of the bigger one’s we cut up open yesterday. This one was: 7,8 kg! That is right! We picked it from the plant on October the 10th before the frost so it was exactly, just over 3 months old! This is how it looked now:

It is a big one!

It is a big one!

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Soothing Spiced Pumpkin soup!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely Vegan Gluten-free Soothing Spiced up Pumpkin soup! I had about 1/5th of a home-grown Musque de Provence pumpkin over & needed to use it up. So, I created this lovely soothing spiced up pumpkin soup! It adds a nice kick on your tongue & is tremendously delicious. It has 2 secret ingredients that take this lovely soup to a whole other level,… Start guessing!!! And one of them is not chili pepper! Ha!:)

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Sean & Linda said: ” We made your lovely soup today! It is indeed very soothing with the warm spices in here!
Wonderful flavored soup! ”

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Can I serve you this lovely smoothy?

This morning, I invented these lovely smoothies. I had some blueberries in the fridge that I needed to use up so I created this:

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This smoothy is also Vegan & Gluten-free, of course!:) The smoothy is really delicious with the added topped cinnamon,….Ooh yes!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mom’s famous chocolate mousse + video!

This recipe is from  my mother. She has had a lot of success with it, for more than 25 years! Whenever there was a dinner party @ my parent’s house, there was the famous chocolate mousse!😉 Ooh yes! MMM!

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I love this recipe because, it is utterly delicious, you can prepare it beforehand & it is so easy to make too. I am lactose-intelorant & there is NO CREAM in it! It is a little bit lighter, but has a lot of flavour! The sweetness is just right, it melts into the mouth! It doesn’t have EGG YOLKS either, that can make the mousse a bit heavier. You can serve this with some seasonal fruit on top, if you want, but the dessert itself doesn’t need it.:)

Amber said: ” Oh my gosh YESSSSS! This is the dessert I have been missing. The fact that it’s dairy free and looks just as yummy as a cream-based dessert is just so amazing!!! Please make this for me. :)

For the video, read on,…

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Black kale stoemp!

Yesterday evening, I made this delicious black kale stoemp & served it with a fried organic pork sausage. This was a very tasty & easy meal to prepare. You can make it vegan by serving it with vegan spiced chorizo sausages, equally delicious, I assure you!

YUM!

YUM!

In our allotment, we still have 2 black kale plants with many, many leaves attached. So, we cut off a lot, to use into this lovely stoemp. Remember, my beloved black kale plants?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Lovely leftovers!

Hello sweeties,

Happy 2016 to you all! I hope you feasted well yesterday! I was ill but even I did!:) Yesterday, I made a lovely side dish & the leftovers, I ate as a nice cold lunch today. This was my tasty vegan lunch, check it all out:

So, how did I make this lovely side dish & what lovely spice did I use? I roasted my 3 different cut up peeled veggies with mainly mixed spice, a fruity olive oil, some black pepper & pink salt. That is it! Easy, right? Now, you are wondering:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 most viewed posts of 2015 & a Happy 2016 !!

First of all, I wish all of my readers, from all over the world: A Happy 2016 filled with joy, good health, fun, love, laughter & many recipes for you to make from my blog! I also wish you for today & the next days: many tasty culinary delights! Ooh yes!

I will give you my top 10 most viewed posts from my blog from 2015! I will begin with number 10 to 1, okay?:) Just click onto the photos to go directly to the tasty recipes!

10. Vegan no-bake clementine Cheesecake! 

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Roasted pumpkin, thyme chorizo soup served with a home- made savoury pumpkin & feta bread!

Yesterday, I invented this very tasty soup. I served this tasty soup with a savoury pumpkin & feta bread. You can’t go wrong with this combination. It is like a meal in itself. Lovely to spread some good real butter on the pumpkin & feta slices or toast them, yum! When the bread comes out of the oven, it smells ooh so delicious all over the house!!! This soup with the lovely bread aside, is also very lovely enjoyed with a good glass of red wine, of course! MMMMM!

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Festive Creamy Smoothy!

Hello sweeties! I hope all is well after the big Christmas feasts! I hope that you all had a fabulous time with your friends & families. I also hope that you received lovely gifts,…;)

This is a Festive Seasonal Creamy smoothy that I created because I had 2 ripe persimmons in the house that I needed to use up! So, this is what I created. The smoothy itself is vegan, gluten-free & is a great yummy breakfast!:)

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Tammy said: ” I love persimmons but never thought to put them in a smoothie. Great call Sophie! ”

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Merry Christmas!

I wish you, my dear readers, all a Merry Christmas filled with good food, lovely champagne & cool gifts! Enjoy it with friends & family! See you all back here a few days after Christmas! xxx Much love, Sophie from Sophies Foodie Files!

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Festive Cheesy, ham pesto appetizers! Only 4 ingredients!

Yummm!

Yummm!

Sean & Linda said: ” We made your festive delicious appetizers yesterday for a party with our neighbors! My guests all loved them! xxxx ”

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A salad to impress!

This is a lovely, easy to compose & sexy salad! This plate full of deliciousness looks amazing & the colors are just right,…Enjoy!

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This is a very festive salad to enjoy at Christmas. It is best enjoyed with the company of your other half & a good glass of Champagne Brut. MMM! But wait, there’s more!

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free Goji berry brownie tartlets! Reblog!

Yesterday evening, I invented these tasty beauties! Check them all out!

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I soaked a lot of cashews in the early morning & used them, well rinsed & drained at night! Make these tasty raw goji berry brownies tartlets now! No guilt!😉 They are very Yum Yum Yummmm & So Good for you too! :) Read on how I made this lovely recipe,…

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Vegetarian beetroot risotto with 2 cheeses!

Every winter, I make this delicious easy to make vegetarian beetroot risotto with 2 cheeses! Which one’s? Read on,…:)

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When you add the 2 cheeses to the risotto, after cooking, the risotto will turn pink red bubblegum color,..cool,..hey? This main course is a win-win at a lovely dinner party: success guaranteed!!!:) Ooh yes!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan cranberry carob fudgy brownies!

MMM! Divine vegan cranberry carob brownies!

MMM! Divine vegan cranberry carob brownies!

I reposted this old tasty favorite recipe of mine. It is always a success near Christmas time, or any other time of the year. I stack many bags of cranberries in my freezer for later use in the year, when I crave them!!

Today, I made these tasty vegan cranberry carob brownies. They are so simple to make yet so pleasurable too. Make them now & enjoy every bite of them! :) Read on How I made these delicious Brownies!

 

Hannah@Bittersweet said: ” Such an intriguing flavor combination! Neither carob nor cranberries tend to get the love that they deserve, so I’m happy you’re highlighting these under-appreciated ingredients together. ”
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Green Christmas smoothy!

This afternoon, I invented this lovely green Christmas Smoothy! I had leftover cranberries & fresh black kale leaves from our allotment so I needed something energizing to get me through the afternoon. Yum yum yum!:)

Yum!

Yum!

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Cranberry Christmas porridge!

This morning, I invented this lovely Cranberry Christmas Porridge,…ooh yes! The flavors in this lovely breakfast feel so Christmas like, you know.

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I have been listening to my favorite Christmas songs from Nat King Cole. I love all of his songs, Christmas songs or not. I think he rocks! Too bad, that he already passed away, in 1965. I wasn’t even born yet!

Karen said: ” What a delicious way to start the morning. Yes, it think I would be singing a Christmas song after a bowl of this as I wrapped packages. ”

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Raw Carob Brownie Cookies!

I had an idea in my head for some time so I acted on it. I created these RAW CAROB BROWNIE COOKIES that I made using my beloved cookie cutters. I wanted to create a healthy cookie that was a bit more sweet than usual. So I used raw pitted large dates in them. Brazil nuts happen to be my favorite nuts so I used them too.:)

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Seen on,… 4 recipes Featured @AustralianCarobs.com!

A while ago, I was contacted by the lovely people behind The Australian carobs.com

They published my recipe of Vegan banana avocado carob puddings! Now, a few years later, they contacted me again to ask if they could publish 4 more other recipes? And they would link back to my blog. Of course, I said yes! They published 4 f them onto their website & you will find my recipes also back into pdf !! :) Yay!

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It is nearly sinterklaas,….So make Sophie’s festive speculaas now! :)

Sophie’s festive speculaas cookies!

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These are a few of my favorite things!

These are a few of my favorite things at the moment!

My favorite tea at the moment!

Shotimaa: Green tea, orange & cinnamon: Loving

This is a lovely green tea with herbs, spices & with plant extracts. The ingredients are: green tea bancha (65%), anise (5%), barley malt, bergamot orange extract, elderflower, cardamom, linden flowers, ginger, cinnamon extract, black pepper, cloves. More than 3/4 of the ingredients are organic.

I love this tea because it resembles Fall in all the way. It has good green tea in it but the tea is not bitter when it is steeped for 4 minutes in my favorite mug! It is like a soothing comforting healthy tea. I love the flavors so much. I think that you will too. I buy mine in my organic food store: bio-planet. One package with 16 tea bags costed me: 2.99 Euro.

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Seen on,…..Featured again on Instructables!

Hello sweeties, good day to you all!😉

I have some great exciting news to share. Just a few days ago, I published about 10 posts of mine on Instructables & the day later, 2 famous one’s got featured again on the main page! In these 6 days, my 2 posts got many views, just see for yourself!

1/ Vegan No-Bake Clementine Cheesecake!

You can read all about it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegan-No-bake-clementine-cheesecake/

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Happy thanksgiving!

I wish my readers from all over the world, especially in the USA who celebrate ThanksGiving, a lovely happy one :) Yeah! I am sorry, I forgot the Thanksgiving celebration in Canada, earlier this year in October! Enjoy it with your beloved family & friends! :) Also enjoy it with some really good foods! We don’t celebrate it here in Belgium but we all have things to be thankful for, don’t we? xxx Have fun!

I believe in all of that!:) See you all back after your Thanksgiving break! xxx ♥  Stay Tuned! ♥ If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,371 email followers! Subscribe by email! It is free! 

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Vegan creamy speculaas smoothy!

This afternoon, I needed  a snack & I didn’t have anything in the house. So, I created this creamy, vegan & oh so delicious smoothy. Not so healthy as usual though but very tasty! Sometimes, we need something not so healthy, don’t we?

Yum! Yum!

Yum! Yum!

I drank the 2 smoothies all by myself!:) hihi!

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Cranberry Cinnamon Maple sauce! A lovely festive sauce!

Yesterday, we had the privilege of the first melting snow! It is getting colder each day now! This is what we see from in our kitchen:

our garden

our garden

A few days ago, I had some fresh packets of cranberries that I froze last year. I used 1 packet fresh frozen cranberries of 340 gr that I used in this delicious home-made cranberry cinnamon maple sauce! yum yum! I served it with braised Belgian endive with coconut sugar & with oven baked potatoes & the sauce we served with chicken. MMM! A very festive Seasonal sauce!:) The sauce itself is vegan & gluten-free too!:) So, we need this lovely warm sauce to keep us warm & cosy!:)

A lovely fresh cranberry sauce!

A lovely fresh cranberry sauce!

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Let’s have a lovely vegan gluten-free dinner together!

Yesterday evening, I made this lovely vegan gluten-free dinner using a lovely veggie from our garden, … with the beloved Musque de provence pumpkin,…Check it all out:

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Fruity flax smoothy!

This afternoon, Peter & I were a bit hungry. I wanted to make a fruit smoothy & added some broken flaxseed to make it more filling & healthier. This delicious smoothy looked like the kind of smoothies we all had to eat or drink when we were kids. It looked like better food smoothies, which I didn’t like to eat when I was at a very young age.

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Vegan Gluten-free Nut & seed granola!

This morning, I invented this lovely nut & seed granola. I thought why not invent a lovely granola without oats or quinoa? So, this is what I created:

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Can I serve you a slice of pumpkin smoked bacon quiche?

Today, I invented this lovely pumpkin mushroom smoked bacon Quiche! Ooh yes! Can I serve you a big slice?

I used home-grown Musque de Provence pumpkin in here & home-grown rosemary, fresh! Check it all out again:

I served it with a lovely mixed side salad & a simple home-made balsamic vinegar dressing! A lovely dinner!:) MMM!

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Sophie’s Pumpkin soup!

Yesterday, I invented this lovely pumpkin soup. Easy does it here!:)

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You know, a while ago, We harvested all of our pumpkins. A few days ago, we cut the 1st of our Musque de Provence pumpkins open. The smallest one was this beauty:

In total weight, this French pumpkin was 5 kg 553 grams! Ooh yes. The peel was very thin & the flesh looks like the inside of a lovely melon. The flavor is more sweet-like then any other pumpkin we grow.

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Vegan Gluten-free Autumnal oatmeal!

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This lovely, healthy, delicious vegan hot oatmeal, I invented this morning. There are just a few ingredients in here but they are very Seasonal. Can you guess the main ingredients? Yes? No? But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan No-bake clementine cheesecake!

Today, I invented this lovely No-Bake clementine cheesecake. It happens also to be Vegan!😉 No cashews in here! It was a creation of hard work & lots of love,…hahahhahaha!

This no-bake vegan cheesecake itself is very creamy, delicious, has no cashews in it & is super addictive too. MMM! Can I serve you a yummy piece?

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Koko said: “This looks like a dreeeeeeam!!!! I like that there are no cashews- it is something different and unique with the ingredients you’ve used! I have to try it!! ”

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Black rice veggie stew served with organic chicken pieces!

A while ago, I received a packet of black rice from my mom. She got it for free from her organic food store. She didn’t have a clue what to do with it. So, after a bit of thinking, I created this lovely recipe. The stew itself is Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free & Gluten-free too. You can make it completely vegan by serving it with spiced tofu bits or something else. We served it with organic dairy-free, gluten-free chicken pieces.

Doesn’t it look very inviting?

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Yummy!

Now, you are thinking, what the heck is black rice? 

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An Autumnal pasta with home-grown white cabbage!

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Yesterday, we pulled pour only white cabbage out of the ground, from under the white netting, at our allotment! Ooh yes & what a beauty she certainly is! Just look at her:

Home-Grown white cabbage before cleaning & slicing!

Home-Grown white cabbage before washing, cleaning & slicing!

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Kicking Energizing Green Smoothy!

This morning, I invented this lovely healthy Raw Vegan Gluten-free Kicking Energizing Green Smoothy! Ooh yes! You can also find this tasty recipe Here on Instructables!

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YUM!

I also used a green healthy veggies from our garden. Could you guess which one?

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Lovely Vegan roasted dinner!

Last night, I invented this lovely vegan roasted dinner. I served it all with fried seitan chorizo sausages. My husband Peter & I both loved our easy to make dinner! You will love it too!:) I am sure of that!

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As you know, recently, I dug up fresh sunchokes from our garden a few days ago. I made a soup, see 2 posts ago, you can read all about it here & now, a roasting dinner. It is something else, right?

Home-grown!

Home-grown!

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A warm breakfast for you!

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YUM!

This morning, I created this warm breakfast for the 2 of us & for you too!😉 Let’s see how I made it!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Soup me !

The delicious soup before mixing! :)

The delicious soup before mixing!:)

Yesterday, my husband & I pulled fresh Jerusalem artichokes aka sunchokes, aka topinambours in French & aardperen in my language, Dutch out of the ground! You have to know that we have 6 x 4 meter high plants & we pulled one, out of the ground. We got lovely tubers & they weighted all together 4 kg!!! Ooh yes, baby!:) We were so proud & very happy! We grew the Canadian variety! Don’t they look amazing?

Home-grown!

Home-grown!

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Ode to the wonderful Tatsoi cabbage!

A while ago, I posted some photos of my 4 tatsoi cabbage that were growing in our open cold frame. They were growing faster & bigger each week. Now, it was harvest time. In the photo here above, you see 3 big bunches of this wonderful tatsoi cabbage. What is tatsoi, I here you say?

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Seen on,… Featured on Instructables!

A while ago, 2 of my recipes were seen on, featured on Instructables!:) Ooh yes! Let’s see which posts:

1/Home-made almond milk & Home-made vanilla almond milk! 

You can find it all here on this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-almond-milk-home-made-vanilla-almond-mil/

This instruct able was featured on the main page about 1 year ago. It already has been viewed 2643 times.

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Can I serve you this lovely hot oatmeal?

This morning, I invented this lovely hot oatmeal as a nice breakfast! Can I serve this for you? It is Vegan & Gluten-Free!!! Check it out:

A yummy healthy breakfast!

A yummy healthy breakfast!

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Rocket cashew pesto pasta!

A few days ago, I harvested many fresh rocket leaves (arugula) from our beloved allotment. We didn’t sow them but they came out rather lately at the end of Summer. They were growing everywhere.

So, I harvested many of them & turned them into this lovely dinner: rocketcashew pesto pasta! Yummm!  Make it Gluten-free by using Gf spaghetti!:)

Healthy fresh rocket leaves cashew pesto pasta!

Healthy fresh rocket leaves cashew pesto pasta!

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Vegan 5 ingredient pancakes!

This morning, I invented these 5 ingredient vegan pancakes,…and healthy too,… ooh yes! Check them out!:)

Vegan 5 ingredient pancakes!

Vegan 5 ingredient pancakes!

These smaller fluffy pancakes are very delicious on their own or drizzled with some good maple syrup! Eat them still warm, so your chocolate chips will melt!:) Yummy!

Drizzled with some good maple syrup!

Drizzled with some good maple syrup!

The batter is made in minutes. And then you fry them. It is that easy! Do you know, how I made them?

And now the video here, just new for you all:

Recipe: For 10 smaller pancakes

Ingredients:

1 cup ( 90 gr) stone-ground oat flour

1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup (94 gr) vegan dark mini chocolate chips

1 ripe peeled banana, mashed with a fork

1 teaspoon baking powder

To fry in: a fruity extra virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. Take a large bowl & ad oat flour, baking powder, mashed banana & chocolate chips. Mix well with a spoon.
  2. Now, add almond milk & mix everything together. Wait for about 5 minutes & your batter will be thicker.
  3. Take a fitted small non-stick pan & heat up on medium-high. Drizzle a bit of that fruity oil in it. Take a small soup ladle & pur your batter in it. This will make the size of your pancakes. Pour the batter into the middle of the pan & swirl it a bit around the pan. Fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the sides are all browned & take a fork to loosen the sides of the pancake. Then, with help of a pancake flipper, flip your pancake & fry the this side for 1 minute or 2. Place the ready pancakes on top of each other onto a plate & place a large upside down plate over them to keep warm. This recipe makes 10 smaller pancakes. Serve warm just like that or drizzle with some good maple syrup! Yummmmm!:) Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of themjoin 1,358 email followers! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Black kale soup! Yum!

We have 2 larger Black kale plants in our beloved allotment. We have eaten many leaves already but you don’t see it on the plants! One looks like this right about now:

A Black kale plant! I have 2! :)

A Black kale plant! I have 2!:)

Today, I harvested many black kale leaves. I cleaned them, cut out the big white stem & used them in this wholesome delicious one-pot meal! Serve it with some home-made bread & you will love this beautiful combination!:) But wait, there’s more!

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My favorite pumpkin recipes!

Hey folks!

I will give you my favorite 10 pumpkin recipes from my blog to inspire you! I know that pumpkin in desserts & savory foods is very big in America & in Canada but here in Belgium it is not. I have tried the last few years to promote the lovely pumpkin! I even hope to inspire you all! Can you say afterwards in your comments which recipe you like & why? I will list them from 10 to 1! Just click onto the pictures to go directly to my tasty pumpkin recipes! Here we go:

10. Sophie’s festive stuffed pumpkin!

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But wait, there’s more!

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Pasta dinner with veggies from the garden!

A few days ago, I invented this lovely spelt pasta dinner. I used fresh veggies from the garden here & served it with dairy-free smoked bacon pieces! A very delicious colorful pasta dinner!:) Enjoy!

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Doesn’t it look appetizing? ooh yes! But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan Gluten-free pumpkin spinach curry with brown rice noodles & tofu!

Today, I invented this lovely vegan gluten-free pumpkin spinach curry. I served it with vegan gluten-free brown rice noodles & marinated tofu chunks! This dinner is a lovely tasty easy to prepare dinner, I say!:) Check it all out here:

But wait, there’s more!

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There is a new lunch adres in town! Gamine!

Since April 2015, there is new coffee bar/lunch address in our beloved town, Mechelen. I only found that out a while ago. Today, was the 1st time, I went there for a visit. I heard a lot of good vibes about this new address. Doesn’t it look cosy from the outside?

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It is situated on the Korenmarkt number 6. Open? Tuesday-Friday: 7.30H-15 H. Now, in October open till 17 H. Yes! Saturdays? 8.30 H-17H. Closed on Sunday & Monday. It is situated into a protected building. The entry is on the right side. Doesn’t it look fab? But wait, there’s more!

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A garden update!

So, I will give you all a new allotment update from what has happened in our beloved large allotment garden? Let’s see,..

Hi, I greet you here in our beloved garden in full sunshine!:)

Hi, from the garden! :) Hi, from the garden! But wait, there’s more!

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Will you join me for a vegan pasta dinner?

Yesterday, I invented this lovely vegan pasta dinner. I had some Summer leeks to use up from the garden. I also had a package of spicy marinated tofu chunks in my fridge that I needed to try. So, I invented this lovely dinner!

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MMM!

But wait, there’s more!

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Rhubarb & yellow raspberry crumble, using 2 fruits from our allotment!

Today, I went to our allotment. I needed to harvest many yellow raspberries & some of the latest rhubarb stalks. This is what I created with our lovely fruits,…Of course, a lovely vegan crumble! yes, yes!:) I served it with some good hot pouring custard. To make it completely vegan, use vegan custard!😉 You can make it gluten-free by using gluten-free whole oat flour!

These are lovely fresh ripe yellow-orange raspberries, straight from the plants. All cleaned up, they look like this:

210 gr yellow raspberries!

210 gr yellow raspberries!

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Vegan spelt chocolate chip pumpkin muffins!

This afternoon, I made these delicious easy to make vegan whole grain spelt pumpkin chocolate chip muffins !!! Yeah! That is right! That is a mouthful, hey? I made them not so sweet so you can eat them as a lovely portable breakfast, a healthy snack or a nice dessert! Check them out!

YUM!

These are also great to give as a nice lovely Food gift, for a loved one! 😉 I used my silicon flower-shaped baking mats again! My muffin holes are a big bigger than normal-size muffin tins!

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My top 12 favorite beetroot recipes!

Because Beet Season is nearly ending, I wanted to give you all my favorite beet recipes from my entire blog! I will give you my top 12! I will give you the numbers counting down because number 1 has had the most views!:) Just click onto the photos to go directly to the tasty recipes. Let’s go!

12. Just beat it!:) Vegetarian, Vegan & gluten-free!

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11. Grilled salmon with a wasabi dressing, baked potato wedges, balsamic & fresh oregano marinated beets on a bed of watercress!( Dairy-free, Gluten-free)

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Vegan Gluten-free Raw Chocolate Cheesecake!

Yesterday afternoon, I invented this lovely RAW VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE! Ooh yes, it is a real beauty!

It is CREAMY, HEALTHY & DELICIOUS! You can cut them up like smaller bars or you can eat a bigger slice,…It is up to you!😉 Let’s see how I made them! 

Johan said: ” I made your divine, fabulous delicious raw chocolate cheesecake & loved every bite!
You create & invent so many delicious recipes! Divine! xxxx ”

Rean on how to make it & for the video too!:)

But wait, there’s more!

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Fall vegan dinner with 4 veggies from the garden!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely Fall vegan dinner. I used 4 vegetables from our garden. Can you guess which?

YUm!

YUm!

Yes, you are right! There is:

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A harvest update!

These past few weeks, we are still harvesting many veggies from our garden. Let’s see what we harvested, shall we?

3 lovely aubergines

3 lovely aubergines

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Leek stoemp served with cordon bleu

Yesterday, I pulled 10 Summer leeks out from our beloved garden. I wanted to let them shine. So, I invented this lovely leek stoemp.

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Stoemp is a typical Belgian & Dutch dish.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Raw chocolate puddings with a raw pink swirl!

I wanted to create a healthy raw chocolate pudding but wanted to add a swirled something on the top. This is what I created! Doesn’t it look fancy & stylish?

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It is very delicious in flavor too. Can you guess the ingredients from the pudding & from the swirl????

Let’s see if you were right.  Read the rest of this entry »

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1st pumpkin from the garden used into a lovely dinner!

A few day ago, we had our 1st Pumpkin from our garden,..yes! And it is this beautiful one, A Japanese pumpkin called, you can read it! Look at this lovely one:

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And I made this lovely dinner:

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I can tell you that my hubby Peter gave my dinner a 10/10! Ooh yes!:) Let’s see how I made it all!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Walnut butter with a secret healthy ingredient !!!

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Because I still had leftover beets, I needed to invent several new recipes with them. So, I thought, I invented this lovely recipe. Can you guess the ingredients? Two of them are RAW!!! The 2 raw one’s are very healthy too! Let’s see the spread again:

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Let’s see how I made this, right?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Roasted beetroot balsamic vinegar thyme soup! Vegan & Gluten-free! :)

Yesterday afternoon, I pulled a few large Summer beets from our garden. They were very huge! One was even 1150 kg, with peel on, but with leaves & stalks removed! Ooh yes! I was worried that they didn’t taste as well as the young one’s 2 months ago but they were just perfect, that sublime mild beet flavor & the skin wasn’t though at all!😉 Yay!

This soup is a thicker soup but ooh so delicious. It has a milder sweeter flavor with the roasted balsamic vinegar & with the roasted beets. You can taste a hint of young fresh thyme. This sounds wonderful, right? If you like a smoother soup, just Vitamix it!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Kale smoothy! Healthy, Vegan & Gluten-free!

Yum!

Yum!

This morning, I invented this dark green healthy smoothy! You know that I have 3 black kale aka Tuscany Cabbage plants. One got ripped out of the soil, I think because of rats underground, so I had to pull it out! You must check your black kale often, on caterpillars. Wash well, spin dry use. I like to sue fresh black kale in a breakfast smoothy. I also freeze a lot of the torn cleaned leaves, for later use in fall or in Wintertime for in soups, stews, etc. :)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Healthy tasty fish dinner with 2 veggies from the garden!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely healthy lighter fish dinner. I also used 2 veggies from my garden in a lovely raw crunchy marinated side salad!:)

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Yesterday, I pulled a giant red cabbage from under the net! The red cabbage itself was hard & a real beauty! Read the rest of this entry »

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Oil-free Vegan Wholemeal Oat Plum Muffins! A healthy snack! :)

Today, I invented these lovely wholemeal oat & oat bran flour muffins. I still has some leftover red plums from a friend’s garden. I needed to use them up! Let’s face it, how many can you eat straight away?

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Vegan whole grain oat spelt pancakes with plum spiced compôte!

Hello sweeties! It has been a while, no? Peter & I were very busy in our garden. We needed a break from it all so we went away on a quick holiday & now, we are back with plenty of energy!! Yes, yes, that is what we want, right? I have several recipe ideas on in my mind, like usual, you would say!😉 This recipe combination, came to Peter & me this midday. I invented the lovely whole grain pancakes recipe & he invented the spiced red plum compôte. A few days ago, we received a whole lot red plums, from a friend so we had to use them up.

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Just look at that beautiful red spiced plum compôte, shall we?

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These are really healthy filling pancakes topped with a delicious spiced up red plum compôte, which isn’t too sweet either! Our plums were a bit more sour, so if you want to have a more sweeter compôte, add more maple syrup, it is up to you! :)  Read the rest of this entry »

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A garden update, part 4!

What has been happening in our garden the last weeks?

We have 2 aubergine plants & have had 10 aubergines already! yes, yes!

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Refreshing breakfast smoothies! Vegan & Gluten-free!

This morning, I invented this tasty refreshing breakfast smoothy, ooh yes!

Go on, grab one & you will love it too, I promise you!😉

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free smoothy with a special topping!

You know, that in my last post, I made these glorious winning Raw Vegan Gluten-free Blackberry Caramel Nougat layered bars, right? I wanted to use them in a lovely afternoon smoothy! Don’t you want to grab one, at least?

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I know, I do!:) You must sip a bit from your smoothy before you add the lovely topping: 1 raw bar, chopped up into 4 pieces!:) Just for fun!:) And because it is unbelievably delicious at the bottom of your smoothy!😉 x

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free blackberry caramel nougat bars!

Today, I invented these tasty beauties! :) They are very addictive, raw, vegan, gluten-free delicious amazing freezer bars! Ooh yes, check them out! ;)

These are the best raw bars I have ever invented let alone made! :) They are fantastic, amazing & just wonderful in the mouth! The combined flavors go magically together! ooh yeah! ;)

About this post: Raw Vegan Gluten-free Blackberry Caramel Nougat bars! Hannah from the vegan blog Bittersweet said this: ” Oh my goodness, that sounds unbelievably delicious! I may not be able to use home-grown blackberries for mine, but I have no doubt that the end results will still be stunning!!! “

Hannah (bittersweet)

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