Simple Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Okay! If I’m honest, I would tell you that I loved bread, and once upon a time, I could eat a loaf all to myself! But those days have passed for me as I’ve developed a little bit of a gluten intolerance… which makes me so mad! But just because I can’t indulge anymore, doesn’t mean you can’t! So here is my super simple and incredibly delicious Vegan Irish Soda Bread!
Irish soda bread goes way back to pre-Christian Ireland when the Celts would bake bread in honour of the Goddess Brigit. The cross on the top of the bread was meant to bless the bread, and emulate the cross of the Goddess. Fast forward to the rise of Christianity, and we find that the Catholics absorbed the Goddess into their beliefs. It was far easier to convert Pagans to Christianity while keeping some of their most cherished deities according to theological records.

Today you will still see the Goddess Brigit honoured in Ireland as a Catholic Saint. With her conversion from Goddess to Saint, you will also see the tradition of blessing the bread a common practice in many households today.

Natasha xoxo

Simple Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Vegan            Oil Free             Prep Time: 10 mins             Bake Time: 45 mins           Bake Temp: 350

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 400 ml Dairy Free Milk
  • 2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • In a small bowl mix Dairy Free Milk and Apple Cider Vinegar and allow to sit while you prepare the dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl mix Flour, Sea Salt, and Baking Soda.
  • Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Mix until dough comes together by hand, and form a nice round loaf.
  • Place on parchment lined baking sheet or Irish Bread Pan.
  • Score the top of the bread with a cross.
  • Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes.

Enjoy!

Zesty Vegan Nacho Cheeze

Over the weekend we held a birthday party for my son Logan who was turning 11, Logan is an appies kind of guy so he asked me to create something special for his party. I had just returned from shopping for the party when his request came in and I was not keen on having to leave the house again so I pulled open the cupboards in search of ingredient to create something new.

Cashews, spices, nutritional yeast… it looked like the makings of a great cheeze sauce! I had the tortilla chips so I figured I could try and pull together a vegan nacho cheeze, little could we have known that it would turn out amazing! Once the guests arrived this last minute nacho dip became the talk of the party… next to the birthday boy of course!

I’m absolutely thrilled to share this recipe with you! It’s truly one of my best creations and I hope you will love it as much as we did!

Natasha xoxo

Zesty vegan Nacho Cheeze

Vegan                Gluten Free                  Oil Free               Sugar Free                Prep: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 Cup Raw Cashew Pieces
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Red Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Shiro Miso
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Salt  ( I used Alder Smoked Sea Salt by The San Francisco Salt Co.)
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Smokey Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

METHOD

  • Place all ingredients into high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  • Serve room temperature or warmed in a mini crockpot
  • Great for dipping tortilla chips and veggies in!

Smokey Cheedar Mac and Cheeze

Last week I gave you my Raw Mac and Cheeze so this week I’ve decided to take it back to the traditional comfort food and share with you my Smokey Mac and Cheeze Sauce recipe! My family goes mad for this recipe and the kids are literally licking their plates to get every last bit of this amazingly delicious sauce!

The great thing about this recipe is that this sauce is totally gluten free so if paired with a gluten free pasta even those of us with intolerance or celiac can enjoy! Its super quick and easy but tastes like you slaved away cooking for the day!

Completely picky kid approved! Enjoy!

Natasha xoxo

Smokey Cheedar Mac and Cheeze Sauce

Vegan                Gluten Free                  Oil Free               Sugar Free                Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Cashew Pieces
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Salt  ( I used Alder Smoked Sea Salt by The San Francisco Salt Co.)
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika

Method

  • Place all ingredients into high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  • Pour over your choice of pasta
  • Use gluten free pasta for completely gluten free meal!

 

 

Raw Mexican Cream Of Corn Chowder

After severely burning myself making breakfast this morning I decided that the rest of the days is going to be a raw day! I recall taking a Raw Vegan Challenge a year ago and thinking it was going to be torture; surprisingly, I discovered that raw vegan foods are bursting with flavour and can leave you feeling satisfied if done correctly!

During the month I took the Raw Vegan Challenge I realized I needed to adapt some of my favourite comfort foods to combat my cravings. This Mexican Creamy Corn Chowder was one of my most tasty combinations and was inspired by a base recipe by The Rawtarian! If you’re planning on going Raw Vegan her website is amazing!

Back to this fantastic soup! It’s absolutely delicious and will leave you craving more… thankfully it takes less than ten minutes to whip up so if you are looking for another bowl it won’t take long to make some more!

Enjoy!

Natasha xoxo

Raw Mexican Cream Of Corn Chowder

Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free                 Prep Time: 10 Mins                     Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Corn
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cashew Pieces
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Smokey Paprika

Method

  • Toss everything into a high-speed blender and blend until warm and smooth.
  • Garnish with spices, peppers, tomatoes, corn, onion
  • Enjoy!

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