Baked Black Bean Falafels

Black bean magic I love falafels. What's not to love about these crispy on the outside and soft on the inside balls of delight? They go so well in bowls, salads, pita's and sandwiches. Lately I've been experimenting making my own as part of my weekly meal prep. I came up with these baked black bean falafels and after 3 weeks of making them, I decided it's time to share them with you.  Traditional vs non traditional falafels Traditional falafels are made with chickpeas, parsley and often egg is used as the binding agent. Most of the time falafels are…

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Vegan Sago Pudding

If you have never heard of sago pudding, I don't blame you. It's very much a South African dessert. One can find various kinds of desserts containing sago in some Asian counties. Vegan sago pudding is uncommon since this traditional dessert is made with milk and egg. What is sago? Sago is made from the pith of palm trees and looks like small white pearls. Sago is often confused with tapioca pearls which are made from cassava root and are slightly bigger. Tapioca pearls are used in bubble tea. While I couldn't find sago in a local store, I did…

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Tomato lentil​ Soup

I'm a fan of meal prepping on weekends. It saves so much time during the week and I don't have to waste brain space thinking about what's for dinner every night. This tomato lentil soup idea popped into my head when I was feeling particularly lazy and looking at a bowl full of lentils I had just soaked. Soup-a-lazy We ALL have those lazy meals. Trust me, I LOVE cooking but some days I'm just not in the mood. I know you can relate. This soup is gonna knock your socks off. It's so simple and delicious I already know…

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South African Crunchies

It's my goal to veganize all the recipes I grew up on. My granny was the baker and her cookies were always so good. These crunchies took me back to my childhood. Although they are not AS crunchy as hers were, they are pretty authentic South African crunchies. What is a crunchie? First things first, a crunchie is a cookie or biscuit (as we call then in South Africa), made from oatmeal, flour and golden syrup. It's like the name suggests, a biscuit with a crunch. However, I've had softer ones and super crunchy ones before. My favorite is a…

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