Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Easy Vegan Pad Thai

One of the great powers of cooking is to give people the opportunity to discover different cultures and languages through food. I love finding out different flavours, comparing the tastes of our traditions with those of the other, using new spices every day and, above all, trying to imitate special dishes. For example, I love Thai food, since it offers various vegan options and I often enjoy it in many restaurants in London.

Since many years, I have been celebrating my birthday at Thai restaurant. To celebrate these special occasions, I went at “Coach and Horses” in Stoke Newington, which offers a wonderful atmosphere in the light of candles and a great menu with vegan options.

Today’s recipe is Pad Thai: a very common dish in Thailand with rice or noodles sautéed with eggs, fish, but also with vegetables or tofu. Obviously, I will prepare the vegan version that is also incredibly delicious!

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Vegan Ice Cream Passion

Vegan Ice Cream Passion

With the arrival of the warm season, it’s impossible not to fall into the sweet temptation of a fresh cup of homemade ice cream.

After all, ice cream is one of the best known product that symbolizes the Italian tradition throughout the world, to the point of classifying its most illustrious leaders as masters in the art of ice cream.

In short, ice cream is a really loved frozen food, which all people of all ages enjoy and that can be considered as an integral part of everybody’s most fond childhood memories.

A new tendency

It is worthless to say that is not easy to give up ice cream for those who embrace a new philosophical cruelty free lifestyle. The exponential increase of the vegan community, especially among the youngest generations, has imposed, however, a new trend.

Hence the 2017 is definitely the era of “vegan ice cream passion”, since the art of ice-cream parlour has evolved beyond the classic soy ice cream, so far the only common alternative to milk. For this and other reasons, new tasty and delicious ice-cream varieties have been introduced.

So, let’s go wild with new ice-cream tastes, not only made by fruits, but also with more varied zest choices, with more attention to its raw ingredients.

Have a taste of….

It is needless to say that the challenge is also open to those who are sceptical or who will simply need to taste new ice cream trends, trying from the latest fashion of pistachio ice cream, made with delicious coconut milk to the magic of black chocolate.

And what about the new almond milk flour? The sweetness of this delicious nut creates a perfect combination with peaches, strawberries, cherries, and all kinds of Western or tropical fruits.

Don’t even miss packaged ice cream, like the latest vegan version of “Cornetto” Algida or the delicious irresistible ice cream bowls to share with family or friends.

If you are in London….

If you are in London I recommend you to visit Yorika, which is located in the central area of the City. Yorika offers dairy free, soy free, nut and egg-free ice-creams. A place where you can come and feel free to order anything despite allergies, intolerances, food choices or feeling guilty.

 

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Vegan Sushi

Vegan Sushi

Japanese finger food, sushi, has made a splash even in Italy, which seems to appreciate Oriental bittersweet taste and flavours.

In a world more and more focused on the psycho-physical wellness and on the need to protect the flora and fauna heritage, the market demand over vegetarian and vegan cuisine is moving at full sail.

Indeed, those who love rice seasoned with the priceless soy sauce and nori seaweed to keep the fragrance of flavours within it, cannot give up to claim a vegan version of their beloved sushi.

Raw Sushi

Sushi recipes that follow the rules of preserving raw materials are very appreciated among the raw food eaters. Hence the low temperature cooking of rice, well mixed with spices, can give life to true masterpiece of raw sushi.

In addition, here it is gunkan of nori seaweed which wrap raw mixed vegetables and vegetable caviar tartar, tasty beetroot salad, broad beans, ginger and buds, then fresh coriander sauce smartly dressed with coriander or soy beans.

Enjoy thin and tasty noodle rice, cooked following the “raw” method, put together with noodles of baby carrots and zucchini with a veil of flowers and a light dressing.

Those are only few of the options of new Raw sushi cuisine.

Tradition and Veganism

For those who choose a vegan classic approach, the view is even wider.

Therefore, the parade of delicious delicacies pleasant to watch at and to delight to the palate is really endless:

Uramaki, the classic roll of cooked and seasoned rice with a thin layer of nori seaweed that decors the interior part, filled with avocado and velvety vegan cheese cream, finally closed and covered with roasted black sesame seeds or vegetable caviar.

Temaki, the classic cone that shows its stuffed content, whose version with thin white beet chips, radish and melon, topped with sweet and sour sauce is simply great.

And what about the delicious vegetables sauté on a frying stone and gently stir with the traditional mushrooms and bamboo flavours, carrots and soybean sprouts?

A veritable explosion of tastes accompanied by a cup of green tea as a backdrop of finally vegan sushi.

London

If you are in London I advise you to go to Itadaki zen, a restaurant located in King’s cross Road, WC1X 9BJ where you can eat 100% vegan sushi (but not only), all strictly made with fresh products such as vegetables, roots and seaweeds.

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