Plant Based Recipes

Friday, 23 February 2018

Hoisin Oyster Mushroom Sandwich

Ok this recipe is really easy and can be easily adapted to suit whatever you want flavour wise, its also amazing as a pulled pork substitute. I made this hoisin mushroom a few weeks back for a sushi bowl. However i could not resist popping it into a sandwich with a little shredded naked slaw of carrots and cabbage and a quick pickle cucumber. I also popped on some spring onions on there because what is the hoisin without that spring onion flavour? nothing i tell you, nothing. Lets dive straight into what your going to need for this, the mushrooms are the most important part of this dish i found mine in sainsbury's I've also seen them in most local market stalls. 

what you will need;

this serves around 2 people 

Around 125g mushrooms 
2tbs of your favourite hoisin sauce 
1/4 tsp onion powder 
1/4 garlic powder 
thin sliced cucumber placed in a little rice vinegar (while you prep rest of the sandwich) 
shredded carrot and cabbage 
1 chopped spring onion 
a little parsley 
2 buns of choice 


First off you need to pre cook your mushrooms before you "pull" them so you can either dry fry them in a pan or pop them in the microwave for around 3 minutes until they become soft enough to pull with 2 forks. Once you have pulled them they are ready for the flavours so drain off any water and add in your powders and pop back into the pan. Dry fry for a few minutes then when your happy with the texture add in the sauce and fry for a further minute to make the sauce sticky. Serve with cucumber, shredded carrot and cabbage, spring onion and a little parsley on top. Tip to add a little sauce to the bun at the top to help it all stick together. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, if you do decide to make this pop on over to social media and tag me i love seeing your recreations! until next time, Helen xx 


Monday, 19 February 2018

Nutella Bliss Balls

As the title suggests these are one of my favourite creations to date and only require a handful of ingredients and are so simple to make and are absolutely delicious. Hard to stop at just one. Lets get straight into what we are going to need for these. Makes around 14 balls. 

What you need; 
1/4 cup hazelnuts 
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 oats 
1tbs cacao 
1tsp vanilla 
4 large mejool dates 
1tbs hazelnut butter or any nut butter would work they just won't taste as hazelnut 

More hazelnuts for the centre and more to roll them in 


Place hazelnuts, cashews, oats and cacao in a blender and blend until a powder forms. Then add in the mejool dates, vanilla and hazelnut butter. Pulse until combined then take a tbs of the ingredients flatten out and place a hazelnut in the centre and roll into a smooth ball if the batter has not come together add a little water. Then to finish roll in chopped hazelnuts and you could drizzle in a little melted dark chocolate. Keep in the fridge but i promise they will not last long. 

Hope you enjoyed this recipe if you do decide to make these be sure to tag me over on social media, until next time, Helen xx 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Sweet Potato Individual Pizza

Quick and easy to throw together, has that chewy base we all want out of pizza crust but it holds together really well when cut into slices. Nothing worse than cutting a slice of pizza and it flops over and you loose your toppings. Now I'm going to put it out there now and tell you that these toppings are maybes not your average ones, but it was all i had left in the house and they were pretty much a happy accident. Lets get on to what your gonna need, this pizza is naturally gluten free and your most likely going to have the ingredients to hand. 

For the base 
1 cooked medium sweet potato 
1/4 cup chickpea flour 
1/4 cup rice flour 
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/4tsp onion powder 
1/4tsp garlic powder 
1/2tsp oil 
salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce 
2tbs tomato puree 
1/4tsp onion and garlic powder 
1tsp italian herb mix 
(All mixed together)

shiitake mushrooms 
chickpeas (already roasted)
red peppers 
the leaves off pak choi 

Preheat your oven to 180fan/200degrees. Open up the sweet potato i just microwaved mine on a plate for 6minutes until soft inside. Scrape the insides into a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients and keep mashing it will come together into a dough. Get your hands in work it like a dough to make sure its all held together, if not add a little more flour. When your happy its like pizza dough take it out the bowl and sprinkle a little rice flour on the bench, you can now either roll it into a pizza or press it out with your fingers. Place on baking tray lined with baking paper and add your topping. Bake in the oven for 15/20 minutes this will depend on your oven just keep an eye on it. Serve and enjoy. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. If you do decide to make this be sure to tag me over on social media, until next time, Helen xx 

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