Vegan Ginger cupcakes

My latest food obsession has been Ginger. And honestly there is nothing quite better; fiery, sweet and packed with great benefits for your mind and body so I decided to make these cupcakes for a friend to make her feel better and she loved them. Fluffy and delicious, these are easy and vegan.

INGREDIENTS

  • 125 g of self rising flour
  • 125 g of sunflower oil
  • 125 g of  caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk (or any other substitute milk of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • Ginger nut biscuits (optional for crust)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat your oven to about 190’c and prepare your baking tray and cupcakes cases.
  2. Mix the flour, caster sugar, sunflower oil, baking powder, together in a bowl.
  3. Then add the agave nectar, ginger, and the milk.
  4. Feel free to add more milk until you get the smooth consistency of your choice.
  5. Spoon out your mixture into the cupcake cases (Tip-using an ice cream scoop will make things easy and ensure you have an even bake )
  6. Crush the biscuits using a rolling-pin and sprinkle then on top the cakes. 20160706_112343
  7. Place the cupcakes in the oven for 20 mins or until they are golden brown ( Tip- place a knife into the cakes and if it comes out clean the cakes are cooked throughout.
  8. Leave them to cool and enjoy.

Spicy Lentil Burgers

So I’ve recently decided that I’m going to  be vegan, as a result  I  am forced to really change my thinking about food. So I’ve been working on my cooking and baking skills as well as exploring new yummy vegan recipes.

I do love a hearty burger but after I have eaten I never fail to feel super sluggish.  These vegan burgers are packed with flavour and  are so filling but, with all the high fiber and iron goodness of lentils.

Ingredients

  • Lentils 3/4 cup
  • Water 1 3/4 cups
  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • Olive oil 1tbs 
  • Salt 
  • Black pepper
  • Chili powder 1 tbs
  • Garlic powder   2 teaspoon
  • Cumin 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried thyme 1 teaspoon
  • Dried basil 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg (pinch)
  • Onion powder 2 teaspoon
  1. Rinse and clean your lentils and add water to a pan. Bring to boil and continue to cook the lentils till they are soft.
  2. Now that they are soft drain your lentils  and place in a medium size bowl.  Then using a potato masher, mash the lentils till they are of a mush constituency.
  3. Now just add all your dry ingredients and the olive oil and mix well.
  4. Begin to form your burger patty’s to any size you desire.
  5. Place on plate and store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hr.
  6. Now that the burgers are firm heat up a pan with any cooking oil of choice and begin to grill your burgers till they  have a nice brown sear each side
  7. Pair with any bun (or lettuce if you want to cut down on the carbs.)
  8. Add your favorite burger toppings and sauces and enjoy x

Comment below with your favourite vegan recipes and tips x