Vegan pancakes 

Pancake spot .. Sorted! talking to friends recently about finding good vegan pancakes in Melbourne.. Big fluffy diner style one.. & voilà,..True north in Coburg Delivered.
  
Vegan pancakes with fruit compote, maple syrup & whipped cream. {in the back is a vegan pulled jerk ‘chickin’ bun} 🍴☕️ 

  

Avocado Dreams.. 

Who doesn’t love avodado on toast. It’s the perfect simple breakfast. 🌿 

Served on toasted sourdough, with salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice.

(and a sprinkling of paprika to finish)

 

New menu ~ Vegie bar 

Vegie bar recently (ish) released a brand new menu. Don’t worry lots of the favourites are still included but there are also a bunch of new vegan options & daily vegan specials! 

Virtuoso pizza ~ Pesto, roast pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and melted vegan daiya.

{ MENU}

  
Raw spaghetti with semi sundried tomatoe, zucchini noodles , nuts ‘meat’ capsicum, kale.  {SPECIAL} 
  
Maui Hawaii bowl. Mango, passionfruit, cherry tomato, kale, cashew cheese, pineapple, raw croutons and a spicy sauce {SPECIAL} 

  

Satay Lentil Burger topped with fresh garden filling and fries. Temperoni smoked Temphe, hot sauce &  vegan daiya cheese pizza (background) {MENU}  
Raw Kale Caesar Salad: Kale, lettuce, cherry & sundried tomatoes, flax croutons, cashew ‘Parmesan’ and smokey coconut ‘bacon’ bits w/ Caesar dressing. {SPECIAL} 

 

Dark chocolate chip cookies 🍪

Today’s baking efforts~
Salted dark chocolate chip cookies. All vegan & Home made ! 

  

Ingredients

½ cup coconut oil (melted)

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup almond milk or rice milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt (pink rock salt/ Himalayan )

1 cup vegan chocolate chips or roughly broken up dark choc block.

3 tablespoons melted nutlex

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Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Cream (aka thoroughly mix) together the coconut oil & brown sugar, then add the almond milk & vanilla and nutlex. The mixture may be really “liquidy” this is OK. Shift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, Combining the wet & dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate pieces {& any other mix-ins of your choosing such as toasted coconut .}

Roll into Tbsp sized balls & place them slightly spaced on an tray lined with baking paper, flatten them out a bit with a fork.

Bake for 7-10 minutes. (I did 8 and a half min which was perfect)

Lentil Dahl abundance bowl 

Yellow lentils made into a delicious home made Dahl. Served with roasted potato, sweet potato, capsicum, zucchini, broccoli and steamed rice and fresh spinach, garnish with lemon wedge. 

  Recipe for Dahl below:) 
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 table spoons lemon juice

2 cups yellow lentils ( pre soaked) 

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

4 cups water

Green garnish (optional)

salt and pepper to taste (if desired)
Sauté onions and garlic in oil in deep pot. Until soft.

Add pre soaked lentils. With water and heat to boil then simmer.

Add spices, lemon juice, tomato paste and simmer together for 20 -30 min or until water has absorbed. Stir regularly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Serve with steamed rice , brown or white (etc) add roasted or steamed vegetables (or both!) and fresh spinach garnish with a sprig of greenery and a Lemon wedge ;).