Chocolate Granola.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I Used in the Kitchen:

These are exactly the same products that I use in my kitchen, but they are similar. I have also linked the ingredients I use in the recipe below.

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until combined.

Pour onto a prepared tin and bake for 15-20 minuets , mixing every 5 minuets so that it doesn’t burn.

 

 

 

 

A Birthday Cake.

My dad and I made this cake for my sister, her birthday was last week but she was away. so we are celebrating it now :).

A few people have asked me what I use in the kitchen and if I use certain brands of ingredients, so I have linked them onto the products. If you click on the underlined word it should direct you to where you can buy it.

What I Used in the Kitchen:

These are exactly the same products that I use in my kitchen, but they are similar. I have also linked the ingredients I use in the recipe below.

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Nutella Icing.

For the Cake:

Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease 2 8-inch round cake pans with vegan butter.

Mix the plant based milk and vinegar in a large mixing bowl, and let set for a few minutes to allow it to curdle. Add the oil, coffee, vanilla extract, and applesauce and whisk until combined.

Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and mix slowly until everything is combined. It should be pretty runny and pour able.

Divide batter evenly between your 2 cake pans and bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the Icing:

In a small bowl, using an electric beater; beat the butter and vanilla for 2-3 minuets or until it becomes smooth and creamy.

Slowly add in the icing sugar, while beating on a low speed. The mixture should be fairly thick. Now add the nutella, milk and cocoa powder.

Taste and adjust for sweetness.

 

Sydney.

If you are following me on Instagram, you would have seen that a few days ago I was in Sydney.

I thought that maybe I could do a diary entry and show you what I did and where and what I ate while I was there. I am also going to add a few pictures of scenery and food.

My eBook is nearly finished (for those of you who don’t know I am writing a vegan eBook, which is mainly sweets). All I have to do to finish it is take the last few photographs, recheck spelling and grammar then sent it to my friend who is going to publish it for me; so hopefully I can have it finished by this week or early next week. This eBook will feature 20 recipes, some of those will be from the blog and some will be ‘features’, and if this one goes well then I will maybe make another one with vegan staple meals or savoury foods.

Monday: This was our travelling day, so we basically spent the whole day driving from Byron to Sydney. We didn’t want to spend too much on unhealthy food while we were driving to Sydney so we took our own food from home. I made some protein balls (which will be in the eBook), pineapple, rockmelon and pretzels (I know that these are not very healthy but I love them!) I think it took us about 9-10 hours to get to Sydney (we were actually staying in Homebush, where the 2000 Olympics were held, which was an extra 30 minutes from the city.), it was about 4:00pm. I was actually pretty tired after travelling all day, so when we got to our apartment (where we were staying) I had a sleep. As we were driving to the apartment we noticed that there were some restaurants down the street, we walked to one and had dinner there. I think it was traditional Chinese, but I’m not actually sure. We got tofu and braised sprouts, sizzling tofu and veggies, vegetarian dumplings and my brother (mostly vegan, but he likes meat) got spicy chicken.

Tuesday:

We haven’t actually stayed in Homebush before, so we didn’t really know what to do while we were staying there, but when we were driving through we saw that they had a DFO (Discount Factory Outlet). We ended up going there, I think we stayed till lunch and then left to get something to eat. I didn’t buy anything because everything was the same price or I could find it cheaper elsewhere. After we left the DFO we went home to have something to eat, I think I had a sandwich I can’t remember. Around 6 or 7pm we caught a river ferry into the city and went to china town for dinner. I had a vegetarian spring roll vermicelli noodle salad.

Wednesday: For breakfast I had toast with peanut butter and banana. After everyone had breakfast we headed to the closest train station and caught a train to the city, my sister found a contemporary Chinese art museum that she wanted to go to. Some of the artworks there were really interesting and some were just weird. (hopefully that didn’t offend anyone). Bodhi Kitchen, which is meant to have really good vegan yum cha was only a 30-minute walk from where we were, so I was hoping to go there for lunch but we didn’t end up making it because the map stopped working 🙁 , so we just went into china town. I had Japanese, so I got sushi and a veggie udon.