Sophies Foodie Files

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

Home-made Vegan white chocolate coconut bars!

Yesterday, I invented these delicious vegan  home-made white chocolate coconut milk bars! The topping is super delicious aka it is home-made vegan white chocolate & the cooked cookie base is really yummy too! Between these 2 layers you taste the lovely coconut milk with added vanilla seeds! Really delicious! :)

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The topping is not pure white because of the used vanilla seeds & used maple syrup in here! Nevertheless, they are really super! They are not too sweet either! You can really taste the coconut first, then the lovely home-made white chocolate topping & then the tasty cookie base! Ooh yes! One bar is really filling too! Grab one before you go to work or enjoy 1 or 2 with a good vegan café latte or with a lovely coconut tea, why not indulge yourself?  These are fun to make, reasonably healthy & super yummy too! :)

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Let’s see how I made them! ;)

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Flower-shaped mini almond butter banana cakes with dark chocolate chips!

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A few years ago, I invented this Gluten-free almond butter-banana- flower-shaped cake! It was the best gluten-free cake, I ever invented. You can find the original recipe: here! This is a glorious easy to make winning almond butter & banana combination. I also added dark chocolate chips. It is truly delicious! Whenever I serve this cake, everyone who tasted it, asked me for the recipe! Now, I made smaller bite-sized flower-shaped cake treats out of them! It is easy peasy! ;)

yum yum yum!

yum yum yum!

Read on How I made them! :)

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Vegan love scones! ;)

A Vegan Love Scone!

A Vegan Love Scone!

Now, I got you attention, right? These scones are one of the best, I ever invented! ;) I call them love scones because they have everything in here that I love,…Yum!

Now, what else did I stuff in them? Can you guess,…???

Fresh from the oven,..

Fresh from the oven,..

Yes, …You are right,…vegan chocolate,…almond flakes,…almond milk,…maple syrup & a maple glaze! Ha!

Don’t you want to come over for tea & have a scone or 2 together???

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Home-made nutty quinoa oat granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

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This morning, I invented this delicious tasty nutty quinoa-oat granola, all home-made of course! :) This is also Vegan & Gluten-free too! I added lots of good stuff to it, just wait & see!

This granola is not so sweet, just the way I like it. My husband thought this was the best granola, I ever made! He gave it 10/10! xxx This would be an ideal food gift!

I love it with cold soy milk, straight from the fridge. Yum yum yum!

But wait, there’s more!

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Spelt chocolate ricotta muffins with dark chocolate chips!

Go on,...Indulge yourself!

Go on,…Indulge yourself!

Yesterday, I made these festive Spelt chocolate ricotta muffins with dark chocolate chips! They are incredibly amazing & wonderfully delicious in the mouth! I used fresh sheep’s ricotta in them! :) Go on,…Indulge yourself,…You so deserve it because of all the Christmas gifts packaging & decoration! ;)

Yummm!

Yummm!

The muffins make an ideal breakfast & are not too sweet either! Just the way, I like them! They really fill you up! A lovely breakfast muffin!

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Can I serve you a glass of chocolate hazelnut milk? Vegan + Gluten-free!

A Delcious home-made Food Gift! x

A Delcious home-made Food Gift! x

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Vegan spelt crunchy double chocolate cookies!

Yesterday, I made these divine wonderful cut-out cookies! They are very simple to make! They are crunchy cookies & I added chopped vegan white chocolate & chopped vegan milk chocolate to it all! So they are like Heaven!

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Don’t you want a few of them with your coffee?

But wait, there’s more!

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Pecan Chocolate Cake Slices!

Yummm!

Yummy!

Every year round Christmas, I make these delicious easy to make Pecan Chocolate Cake Slices! They are always a success wherever I bring them! :) So, now you can enjoy them too!  They are a Great Tasty Food Gift! 

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Vegan maple scones with pecan & cranberries served with maple’s butter! :)

Today, I made these Festive Vegan Maple scones with pecans & cranberries! The scones itself are Vegan!! The maple’s butter is not! Maple butter is pure maple syrup with some added unsalted butter that is boiled, cooled & whipped into this tasty Canadian spread! Very rich but surely delicious! It is very sweet so it is good that my scones are not! ;) So use it for a long time in small portions!

Vegan Deliciousness!

Vegan Deliciousness!

I just looovvveeee these tasty scones! I used white spelt flour in them & vegan margarine! They are also topped with a maple glaze! You will love them too, even as a nice breakfast in these lovely cold days before Christmas,…or they are great eaten as a nice brunch on Christmas day,…;)

Canadian Maple Butter!

Canadian Maple Butter!

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Vegan Christmas stollen, my way!

Hey folks,

I just love the few weeks before Christmas, don’t you? It is my favorite time of the year,…ho,..ho,..ho,..!! How about you? T’s the season to be jolly,…falalalalaaaa,..la,..la,..la,..laaa! :) I put on some great old Christmas songs of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole of Ella Fitzgerald,…In Belgium, we didn’t grew up with these cool old-fashioned great Christmas songs! :(

Every year, my husband Peter & I get a real cool Christmas tree & we decorate it with gold & red balls of glory! Last year, we got this new wooden crafted Christmas Stable,…Just look at it: pretty cool, hey?

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

This fantastic home-made Vegan Christmas stollen was all invented by me, myself & I aka 2 years ago, but because it is so delicious & amazing, you all must make it this Festive Christmas Season! Even, if you are not a vegan, you will love it! It is a more healthy recipe with a bit of a twist! ;) A little bit naughty but nice,… Like you all know me!

An excellent food gift!

An excellent food gift!

Normally, a Christmas stollen has dried glacé cherries, nuts, candied peel & dried fruit like sultanas in them. I don’t like a lot of these ingredients so I had to make & invent one, my way. Every Christmas, I have to make this for my hubby Peter & family members,…It is not a request, it is a necessity!  I know that you all will love it too!  :)

Normally, a Stollen is a fruit cake, more like a bread, containing dried fruit and often marzipan and covered with sugar or icing sugar. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season. It is made with yeast, water and flour, and usually with zest added to the dough. Candied orange peel and candied citrus peel, raisins & almonds, and different spices such as cardamom & cinnamon are added. Other ingredients, such as milk, sugar, butter, salt, rum, eggs, vanilla, other dried fruits, nuts and marzipan can also be added to the Stollen dough. Except for the fruit added, the dough is quite low in sugar. :) The finished cake or bread is mostly sprinkled with icing sugar. The traditional weight of a Stollen is around 2 kg, but smaller sizes are now available. I didn’t add icing sugar on top! I did it this way:

Vegan Deliciousness!

Vegan Deliciousness!

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Vegan spelt pecan pie!

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This morning, I made my first invented pecan pie! I saw many unhealthy recipes on the internet & on other blogs so I tried to make it much healthier & I think I succeeded! The only not so healthy ingredient in here is vegan butter! ;) This is a pure sweeter indulgent of a fine dessert, something new in flavors for Peter & me! I didn’t make it too sweet. I don’t like my tarts to be too sweet. Instead of corn syrup I used maple syrup, grade C!

The next time, I will make it into a tartlet tin with loose bottom, much easier in getting the pie aka tart out of the pan!

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Make this fantastic delicious vegan spelt pecan pie right now!

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No-oil granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

Yummm!

Yummm!

This morning, I made this easy to make no-oil granola! You can change the nuts & use whatever nuts you have in the house, but keep the amounts. You will love it too! I like to serve the granola, still warm, with a good vegan soy yoghurt or with warm home-made cashew milk! ;) This would make an ideal food gift too! :)

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Make this No-Oil tasty Granola right now! How?

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Vegan buttermilk fresh fig cake!

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This morning, I picked 72 fresh ripe figs from my own fig tree. They are all huge & very ripe. I cleaned them & made this wonderful cardamom, mace & cinnamon scented fresh fig spelt bread aka cake. I made this lovely cake not too sweet. I like to eat a big slice, just like that! It is That good! :) My husband gave it a 10/10! 

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You want to devour a big slice, don’t you?

But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan coconut chocolate chip oat cookies!

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You want a big bite, don’t you?

But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan spelt pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

This afternoon, I made these delicious easy to make vegan whole grain spelt pumpkin chocolate chips 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! ;)

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Gluten-free Vegan Buckwheat Oat Apple Muffins! A tasty breakfast!

Yesterday, I bought gluten-free buckwheat flour & gluten-free brown rice flour. I wanted to make tasty muffins with them so I made these beauties!

A thing of beauty! :) Gluten-free & Vegan!

A thing of beauty! :)
Gluten-free & Vegan!

This morning, I made these delicious easy to make gluten-free vegan buckwheat oat brown rice apple muffins! One muffin really fills you up with deliciousness & goodness for your body! They aren’t that sweet either. I also made them vegan! ;) Yeah! :)  They are great as a lovely breakfast on the go, or when you sit down with a good vegan café latte. I enjoy them with some vegan butter! :) These also make an excellent food gift, just see for yourself! :)

An excellent Food Gift! :)

An excellent Food Gift! :)

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Gluten-free, sugar-free banana almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips!

Do you want a big bite?

Do you want a big bite?

This is the best gluten-free and sugar-free cake I have ever made. I didn’t use any flour. I also used coconut blossom sugar. It is a more rich, a bit moist and delicious cake with now and then hints of melted dark chocolate chips. Just check it out for yourself! To make it more special, festive and beautiful, I made it in a flower silicon mould.When the cake was ready, I said: Mama, made it,…hearing and singing the song of Jay-Z!! He rocks, you know!

Recently, I made my flower shaped cake again to bring to a party, a dessert party! Everyone loved it & instantly asked for the recipe! ;) Yes, it is that delicious! :) MMM!

The cake was all devoured after 2 days!

Beautiful, hey?

Beautiful, hey?

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No-Bake strawberry cheesecake tartlets topped with cashew caramel!

Would you like a big bite?

Would you like a big bite?

Today, I made these stunning no-bake strawberry cheesecake tartlets! I topped them with a cashew caramel! I bet if you want one to try & then, I assure you, you want another one! :) But one really fills you up & is enough! :) You keep the other one for the next day, to indulge yourself!!! They are also Vegan, Gluten-Free & No-Bake too! :)

No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free! :)

No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free! :)

You can find this tasty recipes also here: http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Bake-vegan-strawberry-cheesecake-tartlets-toppe/

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Rhubarb & almond muffins with cinnamon & nutmeg!

Lovely, hey? Tasty too!

Lovely, hey? Tasty too!

A few days ago, I made these lovely rhubarb muffins. These are a bit lighter & a bit more moist then I made before but they are so lovely & yummy,…These are also a great tasty food gift & will make a great dessert or a cool breakfast on-the-go,…:)

Again, my parents gave me fresh rhubarb from their garden. So, I couldn’t refuse,…

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My mom’s wholesome cookies! :)

A wholesome food gift! :)
A wholesome food gift! :) Tasty, tasty, tasty too!

A few days ago, my mom & dad came to visit me. We all drank coffee together. She presented me with her home-made wholesome cookies. They were superb. They are softer cookies filled with great tasty ingredients like unsweetened dark chocolate, unsweetened dried cranberries & flax seeds. She even made them with wholemeal spelt flour! They also make a great breakfast & are filling! ;) Yummmm! They are a great food gift too, I agreed here! ;)

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My Dad’s wholemeal spelt apple tart!

MMM! Such deatail!

MMM!
Such detail!

This glorious tasty easy to make wholemeal spelt apple tart looks amazing & is pretty tasty too! My dad likes his flavours plain & simple but you could jazz it up a bit, by adding raisins, cinnamon or almond flakes or whatever you like,…it is up to you! :)

This is a more healthy dessert apple tart, using yeast. Check it all out:

Yum Yum Yumm!

Yum Yum Yumm!

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Home-made sunflower seeds milk! Yeah! :) Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free!!

Today, I made this Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free Home-made sunflower seeds milk!  I never made plant-based seeds milk before,…This is great for people who are allergic to nut milks! ;) Check it al out below:

A Tasty Food Gift! :)

A Tasty Food Gift! :)

What is sunflower seeds milk?

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Vegan, Gluten-free home-made carob chocolates!

Home-made carob chocolates, topped with coconut flakes & crushed walnuts!

Home-made carob chocolates, topped with coconut flakes & crushed walnuts!

A few days ago, I made these easy to make home-made carob chocolates! I served these @ coffee at New Year’s Eve! They were a huge success!! Check them out!!! We can’t buy good carob chocolate over here & those shop-bought bars are full of bad ingredients & lactose, so I made these myself! This is how I did it!

MMM,...! :) Carob goodness!

MMM,…! :) Carob goodness! A tasty Food Gift!! :)

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Vegan, Gluten-Free home-made brazil nut milk & a brasil nut milk recipe!

Home-made Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Brazil nut milk!

Home-made Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Brazil nut milk!

I just made home-made raw brazil nut milk. This is how I made it! Easy peasy with My Vitamix & then, I strained it through my nut milk bag! I didn’t sweeten my milk because I like the soft creamy taste of home-made brazil nut milk! You always can sweeten it later in other recipes!

Yummy Raw brazil nut milk!

Yummy Raw brazil nut milk!

What is brazil nut milk?

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A Merry, Happy & Fun Christmas & yummie mini chocolate cakes!

I wish all of my readers a Merry, Happy & Fun Christmas filled with joy, warmth, really good food & many Christmas presents too! :)

My lovely decorated Christmas Tree!

My lovely decorated Christmas Tree!

A great decorated real Christmas tree, hey? ! What do you think about my carved out tree stall?

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall! Cool, hey?

Now, a last-minute, tasty recipe from Sophie’s Foodie Files: Yummie mini chocolate cakes! Great to enjoy, after dinner, with a good café latte or a good cup of fresh coffee! ;) Check them out!

Yummie mini chocolate cakes!

Yummie mini chocolate cakes!

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Sophie’s speedy mixed berry cake!

A fabulously easy to make fruit cake

A fabulously easy to make fruit cake

I had leftover ripe raspberries & blackberries in my fridge. I wanted to make a quick cake from them. So, I made this! Easy does it here! :)

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Vegan wholemeal spelt double coconut banana muffins!

Vegan Double Coconut, wholemeal spelt & banana muffins!

Vegan Double Coconut, wholemeal spelt & banana muffins!

Spelt has 30% more protein than whole meal flour. So, it is good for you! These breakfast muffins contain wholemeal spelt flour, baking powder, 3 very ripe bananas, coconut milk, shredded unsweetened coconut, canola oil, cane sugar, cinnamon & vanilla extract. These are yummy moist muffins.

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Gluten-free, sugar-free banana almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips!

Divine Gluten-Free heaven!

Divine Gluten-Free heaven!

This is the best gluten-free and sugar-free cake I have ever made. I didn’t use any flour. I also used coconut blossom sugar. It is a more rich, a bit moist and delicious cake with now and then hints of melted dark chocolate chips. Just check it out for yourself!To make it more special, festive and beautiful, I made it in a flower silicon mould.When the cake was ready, I said: Mama, made it,…hearing and singing the song of Jay-Z!! He rocks, you know!

The cake was all devoured after 2 days!

Would you like a big bite?

Would you like a big bite?

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Vegan cranberry clementine chocolate chip muffins!

This morning, I made these tasty & invented cranberry & clementine chocolate chip muffins! They are so delectable & seasonal too! These are great as a special breakfast, smeared with vegan butter. Yummy, I say! :) Check them out!

Fresh vegan clementine chocolate chip muffins!

Fresh Vegan Cranberry Clementine Chocolate Chip muffins!

Recipe: For 16 heart-shaped muffins

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MMM,…!!!

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Gluten-free triple quinoa bread!

A Georgous Gluten-free triple quinoa bread! :) Yeahhh!

A Georgous Gluten-free triple quinoa bread! :)
Yeahhh!

A few days ago, my husband Peter made this tasty Gluten-free triple quinoa bread,...It is a very special Gluten-free bread that includes 3 forms of quinoa,…ooh yeah! There is quinoa flour, quinoa flakes & the bread is topped with red quinoa,…It is smashing in flavour combined with some cheddar cheese on it or some elderflower jam. This bread would also be great food gift! :) This bread is not vegan because of the eggs & buttermilk in here! ;) This is a very nourishing bread that is very dense but very tasty too! :)

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Vegan Christmas Stollen, my way! :)

MMM!  A vegan Chrsitmas stollen!

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A Vegan Christmas Stollen!

I will repost my home-made Vegan Christmas Stollen from last year because it has had enormous success over the past & present year & it is that good to savour & easy to make too!

Recently, I had the idea of making a vegan Christmas Stollen. Normally, a Christmas stollen has dried glacé cherries, nuts, candied peel & dried fruit like sultanas in them. I don’t like a lot of these ingredients so I had to make & invent one, my way. I don’t know if you still can name it a stollen but I love it anyway! So did my husband Peter. I know that you all will love it too! :)

A crossshot of vegan heaven!

A cross-shot of vegan heaven!

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Home-made rosemary oil!

Home-made rosemary oil! A great food gift! :)

Home-made rosemary oil!
A great food gift! :)

This Summer, I had a big rosemary plant & wanted to keep a part of it in a lovely home-made rosemary oil! It is easy peasy to make & you will love this fragrant easy to make fresh rosemary oil! This is how I made it! Check it out! It will make a great food gift! ;)

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Vegan pumpkin carob brownies!

Divine vegan pumpkin carob brownies!

Divine vegan pumpkin carob brownies! A lovely interior shot! :)

This morning, I made these easy to make carob pumpkin brownies! They are so simple to make yet so pleasurable too. Make them now & enjoy every bite of them! :) They are all wrapped up a lovely food gift! Yum Yum!

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Home-made vanilla extract & home-made sherry vanilla extract! :) Great food gifts! ( Gluten-Free option! )

About 1 month ago, I made 2 home-made vanilla extracts. Normally, I make it with a good vodka. I use 3 vanilla beans in 1 cup of liquid. You will have to wait for about 1 month, before these 2 vanilla extracts are ready. Every day, you need to shake the bottle up & down to infuse the vanilla beans into the liquid. After 1 month, your vanilla extracts, will be darker in colour & will scent fantastic! :) I made these beauties:

Home-made vanilla extract & home-made sherry vanilla extract! Tasty food gifts!

Home-made vanilla extract & home-made sherry vanilla extract!
Tasty food gifts!

Just, look at these 2 beauties! Excellent food gifts! Oooh yeahhh,…:)

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Sophie’s Vegan & Gluten-Free granola! A tasty Food gift!

MMM,...! Sophie's Vegan + Gluten-free granola!

MMM,…!
Sophie’s Vegan + Gluten-free granola!

This morning, I made this tasty & easy to make Vegan & Gluten-Free granola! I love eating granola when it is getting colder outside,…outside, it is raining I am inside in my pyjamas, sipping from a lovely cranberry tea & making this tasty granola! ;) It is all about being comfortable! ;) I was listening to some good old music from Will Smith & Janet Jackson!

Yummy home-made granola!!! :)

Yummy home-made granola!!! :)

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Home-made Vegan rhubarb-ginger-orange vodka,…oooh yes! :)

Tasty rhubarb-ginger-orange vodka drinkable gifts!

Tasty rhubarb-ginger-orange vodka drinkable gifts!

You know, a while ago, about 1 month ago, I invented a rhubarb-ginger-orange vodka idea. You can read all about it Here,... I had to infuse it all with the sugar for 1 month in a dark place & had to shake the bottle up & down a few times every day. This mix is not Gluten-Free because of the vodka, of course! Now, the time has come to bottle them,…ooh yeah: Just look at these tasty beauties! :) You will have to begin with this tasty home-made vodka, 1 month before you want to drink it or give it away for a nice drinkable food gift! ;) 

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Vegan, Gluten-free fresh fig treats! No-bake!

Tasty no-bake fresh fig treats! A stylish fabulous Food Gift!

Tasty no-bake fresh fig treats! A stylish fabulous Food Gift!

Yesterday evening, I invented these tasty no-bake fresh fig treats! I used fresh ripe figs from my own fig tree in here! I joined a whole lot of tasty ingredients together to make these beautiful tasty treats! They are No-Bake, Vegan & Gluten-Free too! Some of them, I rolled into 80% dark vegan chocolate shavings & other I left naked, just like that. You must taste them to see which ones you prefer,…Check them out! They also make a great & tasty food gift! :) Oooh yes!

Yummmmm!

Yummmmm!

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My 1st 9 ripe fresh figs & Vegan + Gluten-free fig cheesecake mini bars!

My first 9 ripe figs from mu own fig tree! Yeahh!

My first 9 ripe figs from my own fig tree! yeah!

I was just saying to my dear friend, Norma that she had her first ripe figs from her own tree & that I hadn’t seen any ripe yet! I was wrong!

In my tree, there were today, already 9 ripe figs & some of them, were over ripe already! I need to check them out, a few times per day now! ;) Don’t they look juicy, lovely & yummy??? I do think so,…! :)

MMM!

MMM!

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Home-made vanilla almond milk & Vanilla almond carob coconut maca smoothies, All Vegan + Gluten-free! :)

Homa-mde vanilla almond milk! Vegan + Gluten-free too!

home-made vanilla almond milk! Vegan + Gluten-free too!

Yesterday afternoon, I made home-made vanilla almond milk,…yeah! I also made lovely smoothies with it! Check it all out here! Easy does it here! I used my beloved Vitamix again!

Delightfully delicious! Vanilla almond carob coconut maca smoothies!

Delightfully delicious!
Vanilla almond carob coconut maca smoothies!

Make them right now! You won’t be disappointed! ;) Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophie’s Vegan + Gluten-Free triple coconut & almond butter soft cookies!

Don't you want a big bite? Vegan, Gluten-free divine soft cookies!

Vegan, Gluten-free divine soft cookies!

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Sophie’s Tasty Treats! Vegan + Gluten-Free! :)

Very tasty with a cup of fresh coffee! :)

Very tasty with a cup of fresh coffee! :)

This afternoon, I invented these tasty treats! If you eat 2 of them, they really fill you up! So, I made them in my beloved food processor. They are an excellent breakfast-on-the-go, a lovely snack with a cup of fresh coffee, a tasty dessert,…These tasty balls are really filling! They are also an excellent tasty food gift!!! What else do you think is in them?? Can you guess it??????

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Home-made refreshing ginger ale: version 1!

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My husband Peter made this home-made refreshing ginger ale, version 1! He made this 2 days ago, when the weather was really hot in our garden. We needed something refreshing to cool down a bit & this is what he invented! Yummy, I say! All hail to Peter! ;) This home-made ginger ale is a tasty drinkable food gift and a great appetizer drink too! :) Read the rest of this entry »

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Home-made vanilla sugar!

Home-made vanilla sugar!An excellent food gift too!

Home-made vanilla sugar!
An excellent food gift too!

2 months ago, I made home-made vanilla sugar. It is so easy to make & so tasty to use too. Here in Belgium, we can buy it in expensive little sachets of each 20 gr.  Who knows what else they put in that vanilla sugar?

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Two vegan & GF spreads!

Sundried tomato spread with basil, chickpeas, garlic powder & a special ingredient too! :)

Sun-dried tomato spread with basil, chickpeas, garlic powder & a special ingredient too! :)

MMM!

Marinated artichokes in a flavoured oil & chickpeas spread!

Yesterday, I made these 2 tasty vegan & Gluten-Free spreads! They rock! They are so versatile to use too. You can use them as a lovely spread on bread or make a lovely sandwich out of it. Great also as a yummy spread in wraps or burritos’. Great on crackers too! Enjoy it all! :)

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Sophie’s home-made dry spiced rub & dry spiced rub whiting fillets, served with a spiced broccoli & potato mash!

Sophie's dry spiced rub whiting fish with spiced broccoli & potato mash!

Sophie’s dry spiced rub whiting fish with spiced broccoli & potato mash!

Yesterday, I bought fresh whiting fillets at my local fishmongers’. I wanted to make my own spice rub to put on top of the fish fillets. I marinated the fish fillets tops for 2 hours with the rub! I served them with a spiced up broccoli & potato mash. I did it this way!

Recipe: For Sophie’s spiced mix rub = 33 gr.

Sophie's dry spiced rub!

Sophie’s dry spiced rub! This would make a tasty little food gift too! :)

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Vegan gluten-free chocolate hazelnut milk!

Home-made chocolate hazelnut milk!A stylish food gift !

Home-made chocolate hazelnut milk!
A stylish food gift !

Tasty & easy home-made chocolate hazelnut milk!

Tasty & easy home-made chocolate hazelnut milk!

I made this tasty home-made chocolate hazelnut milk with soaked hazelnuts. This chocolate version has a deeper, rich & tasty chocolate flavour but isn’t too sweet. I didn’t use medjool dates because I am not very fond of them. I used maple syrup, grade C to sweeten & also used coconut sugar sweetened raw cacao nibs. Yummmmm! :) Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan spelt savoury scones!

Tasty vegan spiced spelt savoury scones!

Tasty vegan spiced spelt savoury scones!

Hello, my friends! Long time no see! The last 2 weeks, I lost my blog mojo. I didn’t feel to cook nor bake. Then, I fell from the stairs in my home & my husband got sick as well. :(

But now, I am better & my husband is okay too. Now, I have plenty of energy again to cook & bake! Let’s get on with it! I invented these tasty savoury vegan scones. They are a bit spicy at the end of your tongue with the smoked spicy paprika in it! They are tasty on their own, sliced open, layered with a vegan cheddar cheese slice or eat them, sliced open, with some vegan butter smeared on them, lovely to enjoy with a home-made vegan soup, yum yum! ;)

Tasty vegan savoury scones, baked with lots of love!

Tasty vegan savoury scones, baked with lots of love!

Make these tasty savory scones now! You need them in your life,…;) Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan carob banana bread!

Yum Yum Yum!

Yum Yum Yum!

Today, I made this tasty vegan carob banana bread. I didn’t add any nuts because I didn’t want to use them. We can’t buy carob chips over here so I used carob powder instead. If you can get carob chips, you could use these 2 types of carob for more carob power! Normally, I would use 1/3 cup carob chips & 1/3 cup carob powder! :) I like its taste & I don’t get any headaches this way! :)

Vegan deliciousness!

Vegan deliciousness!

Recipe: for 1 vegan carob banana bread, for 9 normal slices

This is not a sweet carob banana bread but it tastes just right: Great as a tasty breakfast too! ;)  Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan cranberry carob brownies!

MMM! Divine vegan cranberry carob brownies!

MMM! Divine vegan cranberry carob brownies!

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! :)

Tasty vegan cranberry carob brownies! MMM!

Tasty vegan cranberry carob brownies! MMM!

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Vegan Christmas Stollen, my way!

Recently, I had the idea of making a vegan Christmas Stollen. Normally, a Christmas stollen has dried glacé cherries, nuts, candied peel & dried fruit like sultanas in them. I don’t like a lot of these ingredients so I had to make & invent one, my way. I don’t know if you still can name it a stollen but I love it anyway! So did my husband Peter. I know that you all will love it too! :)

MMM! Vegan Christmas Stollen, my way!!

MMM! Vegan Christmas Stollen, my way!! An Excellent food gift too! :)

Normally, a Stollen is a fruit cake, more like a bread, containing dried fruit and often marzipan and covered with sugar or icing sugar. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season. It is made with yeast, water and flour, and usually with zest added to the dough. Candied orange peel and candied citrus peel ,raisins & almonds, and different spices such as cardamom & cinnamon are added. Other ingredients, such as milk, sugar, butter, salt, rum, eggs, vanilla, other dried fruits, nuts and marzipan can also be added to the Stollen dough. Except for the fruit added, the dough is quite low in sugar. The finished cake or bread is mostly sprinkled with icing sugar. The traditional weight of a Stollen is around 2 kg, but smaller sizes are now available. I didn’t add icing sugar on top! I did it this way:

MMM! All vegan goodness!

MMM! All vegan goodness!

MMM!

MMM! A perfect vegan view of heaven!

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