Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vegan Sushi Tutorial WITHOUT Sushi Roll Mat (shape variations + sushi rice recipe + filling ideas)

I think the BEST way to enjoy rice and veggies = SUSHI! They're just sooooo fun to make (and eat, of course), not to mention pleasing for the eyes ;)

There are endless options too! You can use white/brown/red/black rice, you can fill it with whatever you want (or whatever you have left in the fridge), use your creativity!

However, I've seen a lot of recipes online that doesn't 'season' the rice! Authentic, good sushi means the rice is seasoned = sushi rice. That's why when you go to a Japanese sushi restaurant, the sushi rice will have a slightly sweet-sour taste that makes it special! Otherwise it will be like you're eating plain rice + veggies + seaweed. Not bad, but not that good either! Below you'll find my 'healthy-fied' version of sushi rice!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vegan Matcha French Toast

I used to hate french toast because I could always taste an 'egg-y taste' in normal french toast, and I find that sweet egg flavour is something I don't fancy.

Then I went Vegan and made my own egg-free, plant-based french toast which tastes absolutely divine , no egg-y taste at all of course! (not trying to be cocky/overreacting here, just sharing my experience okaaay), heheh.

Most recipes for vegan french toast out there use a kind of flour + plant milk + sweetener, which is okay, but still not good enough for me! Kinda bland, not moist enough.

So, after trial and error, here's my favourite french toast recipe for you! I flavoured mine with matcha green tea this time (hence the green colour), but feel free to omit it or replace it with other flavours like chocolate/cinnamon/etc if you want! :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vegan Rainbow Rice Bowl (ver.1)

I never knew that sweet potato fries and rice would make such a delicious combo together! This makes such a great RawTill4 dinner! Mmm all those good carbs, get in ma belly!!!

I always try to make my food colourful, because variety on what you eat is very important! All those colourful vegetables have different nutrient profiles, so eating a variety of colours will help you get all the nutrients that you need! Plus it's just eye candy right? Nutritious + Colourful food = Perfect.

For rice bowl version one, I topped my bowl of freshly steamed rice with my favourite crispy sweet potato fries, balsamic roasted beets, and boiled edamame beans.

I get this question a lot, "Where do vegans get their protein from?" and the answer is…

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mango Berry Banana Ice Cream

A not-so-common combination but definitely a really good one! In fact, I think this is one of the tastiest banana ice cream flavours that I have ever made!

Creamy, sweet, delicious strawberry banana ice cream base, topped with mango cubes and coconut sugar. Oh yeah, I give you the permission to eat dessert for breakfast! Tastes super-yummy but healthy enough to eat for breakfast! Plus it's fully raw as well!

Remember to use a fully-ripe mango ok! You know it's ripe if it's nice & soft when you squeeze it lightly. You really don't want to eat an unripe mango ever because it tastes bitter and horrible for your digestion as well!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pitaya Power Smoothie Bowl

I really love it when my food gets insanely beautiful nice and colourful! You see, too me visual is just as important as taste, y'know! Hahahah, I guess I'm just an artist at heart. (in and out of the kitchen ;) !)

Nope, it's not acai or blueberries that gave this such a wonderful, vivid colour, but it's Pitaya! (Also known as red dragon fruit) It's one of the cheapest, most common fruit where I live but I just tried it out recently, thanks to my fruit-loving friend at Instagram! (and I'm so thankful I tried it omg, it's such a wonderful fruit seriously!!) 

And no, I didn't edit the colour of the smoothie or add any artificial colouring at all! That gorgeous purple-pink colour purely comes from 'red-purplish' pitaya + 'white' bananas!! Mother nature provides us with so many natural colourings, so do keep that in mind if you reach out to those artificial colours!!

I topped mine with some slices kiwis, cubed pineapples (also obsessed with pineapples at the moment, so good mmm…), and my-must-add-topping which is granola (crunch-crunch-crunch)!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Raw Vegan Tropical Ice Cream Sundae

I can't even tell you how amazingly delicious this is.

Banana ice cream is just the best breakfast ever. It's just so magical you know, how simply some frozen bananas can transform into a delicious, smooth, and creamy soft-sevre ice cream! If you haven't tried it before than you simply have to. Like, seriously.

This time I made something a bit more tropical, it's actually inspired by a dessert in Indonesia (where I live) which consists of shaved ice with syrup or ice cream, tropical fruits, and topped with something similar (forgot the name of that seed) to these soaked chia seeds I put on top.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CRISPY Baked Fries + Vegan Ketchup

Did you hear that? Delicious, "CRISPY" (healthy, fat-free) FRIES that are baked in the oven! Paired with a super-awesome vegan ketchup?!

Mmm… it's just oh-so-good even though it doesn't have any added fat or chemicals!
As for the seasoning, this time I seasoned mine with some dried herbs & spices. But feel free to use any other seasoning/spice mix that you like!