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10 Quick Tips for Making Plant Milks

10 quick tips for making plant milks. Plant milks are growing in popularity – from almond to macadamia to cashew milk - there is bound to be a plant-based milk to suit your taste.

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The Macaccino

a delicious plant-based smoothie for people on the go

This is by far my most requested and popular smoothie. Delicious and substantial, it is a smoothie for breakfast or could be a meal replacement. Any left-over smoothie can be frozen into ice lolly (popsicle) moulds – or add less almond milk and you have a delicious ice cream. I’ve used almond milk but it would work equally well with coconut milk or oat milk.

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Cream of Carrot Soup

Cream of carrot soup is surely a classic and this can be achieved without the addition of dairy cream. The soaked cashew nuts will thicken the soup and give it a rich and velvety texture. This will be perfectly balanced with the distinctive flavour of the carrots.

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Rice Milk

a dairy-free, nut-free, soya-free vegan milk

Rice milk is a refreshing plant-based alternative to nut, seed and soya based dairy free milks. It is a useful addition to your culinary armory if you are seeking to avoid dairy, nuts and soya. I’ve sweetened this version, but you could omit the yakon syrup and vanilla for a more neutral flavoured milk for use in savoury dishes.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Bites

a quick and easy gluten free sweet treat

There are some days when you don’t have enough energy to lift a finger or you have so much to do that you don’t have much time but yearn for a chocolatey moreish snack.

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Lemon and Nutmeg Cookies

Easy, dairy free, gluten free, vegan cookie recipe

At the end of a long day, when you want to curl up with a good book and a warm malty drink, these lemony and nutmeg cookies are the perfect treat with a raw malted oat milk.

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Strawberry Thousand Island Dressing

A super-quick and easy delicious raw vegan strawberry dressing

Strawberries are definitely one of the signature foods of summer, but it doesn’t always have to be strawberries and cream. This is one of those simple dressings that is really delicious. It looks a little like a thousand island dressing but it is not how it tastes.

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Singapore Noodles

Vegan singapore noodles free from rice, gluten, dairy, eggs and heat.

The recipe uses kelp noodles which look and taste like Chinese glass noodles and absorb any dressing that you want to add.

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Chai Spiced Golden Milk

Golden milk: queen of milks (dairy free, nut free)

I first had Golden Milk at Café Gratitude in Venice, CA. Called, ‘I am Golden’, it includes turmeric, almond milk and honey. Served warm, it was delicious.

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How to make Brazil nut parmesan

quick and easy dairy free parmesan style cheese

This is such a simple recipe yet it’s really effective. It’s full of flavour yet won’t over dominate the majority of foods that it is added to. It will brighten up a dreary bowl of spaghetti (courgette or otherwise), add some lustre to your salad and is an interesting pairing to your pizza.  It will also add a salty depth of flavour to minestrone.

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Date and Lemon Ginger Nutty Bars

Diary and gluten free nutty bars. I’ve added some lemon for zingyness which makes the bars even more sweetly comforting rather than cloying, in fact, I think the combination of dates and lemon gives a little surprising effervescence to the slices.

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Chocolate Gelato

Dairy Free, Raw and Vegan

If you don’t want to spend a small fortune on ready-made raw vegan ice cream, you can easily make your own.

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Spicy Sweetcorn Chowder

This Spicy Sweetcorn Chowder is nourishing, flavourful and, with the addition of chilli and cayenne, adds a little comforting warmth. It’s also an easy soup to feed a crowd so multiply the recipe for gatherings (but adjust the chilli and cayenne to taste – a little chilli and cayenne goes a long way).

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Lime Mousse with strawberries

Quick and easy, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free

Simple and delicious, this lime mousse with strawberries is quick and easy to make and even easier to eat. It’s refreshing and comforting at the same time – and it’s hard to believe that it’s dairy free but it’s avocados that give this mousse it’s unctuousness and silky smooth mouthfeel.

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Macadamia Milk Strawberries and Cream Milkshake

Vegan, dairy free, sugar free

Strawberry season is upon us and what could be more quintessentially English than strawberries and cream. Although this time it’s in the form of a smoothie. Don’t be tempted to skip on the macadamia milk for this, but it’s the macadamia milk that gives this smoothie its luscious creaminess.

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Creamy macadamia milk

Creamy macademia milk - It is delightful in ice cream and also delicious in smoothies when you want a real creaminess that you just cannot get from almond milk or the other milks.

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Raw Mango, lemon and ginger cheesecake

Decadent desserts are a fabulous way into raw plant based food, and I think that even the most hardened of raw sceptics would be pressed to turn this down. Even if raw food isn’t your bag, then this cheesecake is a really delicious gluten free and dairy free alternative. Learn how to make this mango lemon and ginger cheesecake

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Red Velvet Cake

‘Cake’ and ‘raw food’ are not generally words that go hand in hand but I maintain it is possible to make many raw versions of cooked classics. This red velvet cake is light and has a sponge like consistency. It contains beetroot pulp and juice for the fabulous red hue and has a few extra vegetables in the form of apple and courgettes for good measure. 

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