oatcake

“Oatcake” For One

Entrees
After years of pancakes followed by stomach aches,

I’ve finally found a solution!

oatcake

These oatcakes, are vegan, clean, and just the right amount of sweet. 

& the funny thing is…

I kind of just made it up as I threw ingredients into a bowl, so they’re super easy to make. If I can do it, you can definitely do it.

 ***I did not know oatcakes existed until I thought I had an epiphany and called it an oatcake. Only to find, in my research, that oatcakes are a Scottish thing and they usually include butter, so here is my clean, vegan version.

Vegan Oatcake for One

Ingredients:

• Handful of oats

• 1-2 Large spoon-fulls of apple sauce

• Couple shakes of cinnamon (adjust to taste)

• Swig of vanilla

• 1 Mashed banana

Directions:

1. Mash the banana with a fork

2. Add the apple sauce + oats

3. Add the cinnamon + vanilla

4. Cook in skillet over medium heat for a couple minutes

5. Top it off with some honey

*adjust amounts of ingredients to however mushy/dense you like your pancakes – I just added enough oats to where it seemed chunky enough to cook in a skillet.

**blending the oats first into an oat flour would be SO ideal if you want more of a homogenous PANcake rather than a chewy OATcake

Super sweet oatcake for one!

^.^

Cashew Cheese

Dips & spreads

Cashew Cheese

In the midst of a cashew-phase, I ventured out and finally made some cashew cheese!

It’s super easy to make – just like everything else on here – and it tastes divine.

Cashew Cheese

After blending, mine still had chunks in it, but that’s okay! It’ll do.

Next time, I plan on using my Vitamix to get a creamier “cheese.”

At this point, I tasted… and tasted, and realized it needed a lot more spices!

So I added some fresh ground pepper and paprika (my new favorite thing) and a dash of cayenne pepper.

The end product: Cashew Cheese

I’m so happy I’ve found something almost as good as the real thing.

Cashew Cheese

That little brown thing is from the cashews! I just picked it out afterwards, no biggie.

Ingredients:

• 1 c soaked cashews – I soaked mine for 1 hour because they were very fresh and soft (If you want a creamier “cheese” soak your cashews for 2 hours at least)

• 1/4 c water for desired consistency

• 2 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice

• 1/4 c Nutritional Yeast

• 1 tsp Garlic Powder

• 1/2 tsp Salt

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

1. Soak your cashews for 1-4 hours, depending on the quality of your cashews – if they are very fresh then you won’t have to soak for too long, probably an hour or two.. and if they are not very soft, then soak for longer!

2. Drain and rinse cashews and place into blender/food processor

3. Add everything except the water at first, then add a little water, blend, repeat

4. Keep adding water until you’ve found your perfect consistency!

5. Enjoy with crackers, as a spread, on a sandwich, on veggies, so many possibilities!

***This recipe was adapted from this website, which has a nice list of other flavors to add to your cashew cheese, such as herb, tomato basil, truffle, and sesame cheese, mmm!

Strawberry + Kiwi Popsicles

Desserts

Popsicles

Strawberry-Kiwi Popsicles

Serving size – 6 popsicles       |        Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/4 c orange juice or any fruit juice

5 strawberries + 1 for slicing = 6 strawberries

1 kiwi + 1 for slicing = 2 kiwis

Directions:

1. Blend orange juice, strawberries, and kiwi in blender

2. Pour into molds

3. Add sliced strawberries and kiwi

4. Freeze!

Popsicles

Enjoy!