Sunday, January 11, 2015

Vegan shallot & cherry tomato with olives pie - My first vegan pie!

It was time for a "chowdown" - me versus my dear boyfriend

"M" had invited some of his friends for dinner. He was going to make a taco pie and thought it would be a good idea if I made a veggie pie fr me to eat. Good idea. I search the web for vegan pies and took inspiration from THIS vegan recipe.

3 dl (roughly 1.27 cups) flour of your choice, I used wheat.
2 pinches of herbal salt
3/4 dl (0.3 cups) olive oil
6 tablespoons cold water (I used water I boiled veggies in, it already had some taste and salt)

1 red onion
3 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
1 box cherry tomatoes (about 17)
2 packages of Oatly iMat Fraiche
1 tablespoon of herbal salt
1 teaspoon of thyme 
1 tablespoon of basil (I love basil...)
1 pinch of pepper
½ package of tofu (with "feta taste")
6 tablespoons of Kalamata olives
Some vegan cheese to grate on top. I used Violife original.

1. Mix the crust ingredients. Take the water last and it one tablespoon at a time until you reach the perfect consistency. I used an electric beater with dough hooks, but you could use a food processor or mix it by hand. Press the dough into the pie dish. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Celcius (435 degrees Farenheit) and pre-bake the crust for about ten minutes.
Crusty! :D
2. Chop the garlic finely, slice the red onion and chop the shallots lengthwise. Sauté the onions, garlic and shallots until it is soft and shiny, using low heat and some cooking oil (I used olive oil) 
3. Rinse and cut the tomatoes in half. Cut the tofu in cubes. Put the fraiche in a bowl and mix it with the herbs, salt and pepper.
4. Put the onions/garlic evenly in the crust. Place the tomatoes facing down, but save some of them for decoration. Place the tofu cubes and most of the olives evenly across the crust. Save some olives for decoration. Smear the fraiche mixture all over, and grate your vegan cheese all over. Now put the rest of the cherry tomatoes on top, facing upwards, and spread the rest of the olives evenly across the surface.
Just put in the oven.
5. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30-35 minutes. Let it rest for about five minutes before you enjoy your fresh, tasty, vegan pie!
Finished result. Delicious!
Everyone in the company enjoyed the pie (I was the only vegan). The small piece that was left to become cold was tasty as well. I better make a bigger one next time so I get some leftovers. :)
Hope you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and why not a picture of your pie!

Past me, new me.

Long time, no see!
It's hard to believe this blog has been idle for almost three years!
Oh well. Over the past year (2014) I first gave up milk(as in drinking it straight out of a glass), then I went vegetarian. And now, lo and behold: VEGAN! :D
This have sparked my interest in food and cooking. It is so much more fun to cook vegan food than it is to deal with dead flesh and mammary and other animals' secretions.

I browsed through my old posts and was amazed at how many animal ingredients were in my food! I think the porridges were the only dishes actually vegan. I recall that I often just had water in a separate glass and didn't actually eat it with milk. Nevertheless - now I often have porridge, but now I only use plant based milk. I think oat milk is perfect for the task.

After posting this I will o through my posts and erase most of what content isn't vegan. I have no desire of promoting anything else but a vegan diet. Go vegan!

This will once again be a blog where I share my food and recipes. Everything from a super healthy vegan banana smoothie to indulgent vegan chocolate desserts. I can't wait!

I also want to recommend the Facebook group "What fat vegans eat". It is filled with pictures of delicious vegan food, and everyone is so nice.

That's all for now, enjoy your reading!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lunch: Zucchini & potato w/ tomato sauce

I had one poor little white zucchini left in the fridge and it was begging for attention, so I decided to cook it for lunch today. I also cut up some leftover cooked potato from Sunday, and poured some tomato sauce all over it. Perhaps it doesn't look to pretty but it tasted good and that's what really matters! :) /E

Breakfast Porridge

Hi! I've been feeling slightly under the weather this weekend, that's why I haven't posted anything. I invited my parents for Sunday dinner, we had potatoes and meatballs and then for dessert we had my home made ice cream. Both my parents liked it :)

Oh well, breakfast today was an old favorite, porridge! This morning with oats, barley, spelt, buckwheat, millet & some flax and psyllium seeds as usual. Topped of with some lingonberry jam :) It's kinda hard not to be repetative when it comes to porridge haha ;)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cherry & dark chocolate ice cream!!!

Time to use my ice cream maker for the first time! :D I'll let the pictures speak for themselves ;)
I started with whipping the cream... by hand... Then I chopped
I started with whipping the cream... by hand... Then I chopped some dark (50% cacao) chocolate. I just have to say I love my knife from Zwilling. It cost a bit but it is so worth it, it's a pleasure to cut with it!
TIP: I cut the chocolate on a piece of baking paper so it would be easier to transfer it from the cutting board to the mixing bowl :)

I used some home made cherry jam with whole cherries, and home made cherry cordial. Doesn't this look tasty? (I assure you it was hehe)

Finally putting the mixture into the ice cream maker... And licking the bowl (no picture of that!)

... Now the ice cream is in the fridge, I think I'll have it tomorrow, maybe I'll invite my grandparents over for dinner. Or I'll just eat it all myself haha! :)

2015 Edit: This recipe was made with lactose free dairy back in 2011. I'd love to make this again but then I would use soya whip or something else that is vegan.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I took my bike and went to the store... bought some stuff and then I went to the electronics store and got myself an ice cream maker! It must have looked pretty funny when I went home with a big box on the luggage carrier.

The ice block is supposed to be in the freezer for 18-24 hours but I can hardly wait to make my own ice cream! :)

I just had a small sandwich for breakfast, ate lunch in the store, and then I had dinner with my parents, so no food photos today...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My own hummus!

Today I made hummus for the first time!
I used this recipe from Angela at . Actually I didn't have all the ingredients (as usual) so I made my own version, which was really tasty anyway! :)

This is the recipe for my version:
One can of precooked kidney beans (about 1½ cups or 250g)
7-8 teaspoons of squeezed lemon
2 drops of Louisiana hot sauce (didn't have any tabasco)
1 small teaspoon of salt, I used mineral salt with less sodium
2 teaspoons of garlic powder, since I didn't have any fresh cloves at home
a little olive oil & paprika powder for decoration :)

I can honestly say that I've never been a big fan of hummus... But this tasted really good! I ate it with some nachos, but then I cut up some carrots to sticks and ate that instead. It tasted SO good with carrots, so I totally recommend it!