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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Pineapple fried rice

Fried rice is one of those 15 minute meals which are a staple for any busy house. It's also great for meal prepping ahead of time. If you love pineapple on pizza, then you will love this pineapple fried rice. If pineapple in food isn't your thing, I get it. I used to strongly dislike any fruits in foods growing up. Fried rice is great for: Only have a few bits and bobs left in your fridge? Fried rice is a great way to use that lonesome carrot, those almost expired greens and those last few veggies in the freezer…

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