Muffins with a delightful mango centre | Vegan recipes

Muffins with a delightful mango centre | Vegan recipes

This morning, I woke up with a great desire to change, to discover and to grow. I opened a drawer and old memories just came out. I found some pictures from my trip to the Canaries and this has increased my need to leave everyday routine behind just to venture into the world, feed with news, find new flavours… The smell of the ocean, of tropical fruits and their exotic taste. I want to feel the purity of the souls, which recalls me that of my native South of Italy. The Canaries are land rich in simplicity, humility and sunshine.

I woke up with all this… I was just thinking about the sweetness of mangos from that land, the delicate smell and juicy pulp that melts in your mouth. I love the traditional flavours and the dishes from my childhood, but I also love putting into play my taste buds and my culinary skills. Today, then, I am trying to combine these twos and I am going to bake some muffins with a tropical touch: a delightful mango centre.

I would blend the variety with the taste of this fruits. Let’s bite the pleasure and let’s enjoy the trip through the sense of taste!

The recipe.

Ingredients for 9 muffins:

  • 260 g of cake flour;
  • 180 g of coconut sugar;
  • 5 g of baking soda;
  • 40 ml of vegetal oil;
  • 20 g of coconut flour;
  • 1 teaspoon apple vinegar;
  • A pinch of salt;
  • 1 ripe mango.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven at 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl sift cake flour and baking soda.
  3. Add sugar, coconut flour and a pinch of salt.
  4. Mix vegetal milk with vegetal oil in a separate bowl.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients with all the others in the same bowl.
  6. Add apple vinegar.
  7. Stir well all the ingredients with a whisk until just blend each other.
  8. Pour the mixture in the ramekins.
  9. Cut mangos into chunks.
  10. Put in the centre of each muffin a chunk of mango.
  11. Bake at 180°C in a preheated oven for around 20 minutes.
  12. They are done when they are brown on top. Cool down them, then serve to whom you love the most 😀

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Vegan cream tart with fresh fruit | Quick and easy recipe

Vegan cream tart with fresh fruit | Quick and easy recipe

This morning the sun has a different smell. It smells of wheat, of poppies, of lost innocence: the smells of my childhood, carried by a slight sense of sentimentality.

I go out for a walk. I look at people’s faces from Clapton and their attentive looks. They seem so busy while taking their buses. Nonetheless, today I would like to stay away from the chaotic life of the City and going back to my childhood, when I used to run through the fields of my native county. Behind a grey road and hidden from red big vehicles here’s the Lee Valley.

I am just in love with this. London always seems to hide its beauty in its artificiality. Suddenly, cold noises just fade away and comes the Nature. I feel I am flooded by calm and serenity, so I start sinking in my memories… I stumble into the images of a little girl, who used to look at the lizards on the rocks and who loved to climb up on an oak tree and always scraped her knees. It’s funny how, suddenly, you can relieve past feelings and sensations, only by living the present moments.

It is maybe because here it’s full of berries. In a moment, I feel the taste of my grandmother’s lemon pie, when nobody blamed me if I dared to lick that cream from the spoon. I feel the smell of the crunchy shortcrust pastry and the freshness of fruits…

So, why don’t we give ourselves a bit of sweetness? We are the Past, the Present, we are the Spring!

The recipe:

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 150 g of Digestive type biscuits;
  • 85 g of melted Vegan butter;
  • 70 g of agave syrup (of any other type of sweetener);
  • Just enough fresh fruit to garnish or fill the cream.

Ingredients for the cream:

  • 230 ml of vegetal milk;
  • 10 g of corn starch;
  • 20 g of agave syrup;
  • 5 g of organic liquid vanilla;
  • Some organic lemon peel.

Preparation for the crust:

  • Preheat the oven at 180°C;
  • Crumble Digestive biscuits and combine them with melted butter and agave syrup, until you have a consistent mixture;
  • Put the mixture in a baking pan of 20 cm diameter. Spread and flat it well, until you have a uniform mixture of 1 cm height;
  • Put the crust into the oven for about 8 minutes;
  • Leave the crust out from the oven and let it cold down.

Preparation for the cream:

  • Pour some milk in a small pot and add corn starch. Let it cook slowly and blend it occasionally;
  • Add some maple syrup, some vanilla essence, and lemon peel. Never stop blending the mixture;
  • Let the mixture boil on medium heat until it thickens;
  • Continue cooking the cream and never stop blending. The cream should be thicken;
  • Cover the cream with film and let it cold, then put in the fridge for around 2 hours;
  • Finally, fill the crust with the cream.

Now you can fill the pie with lots of fresh fruit and enjoy it with your friends!

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LONDON’S THREE TOP VEGAN RESTAURANTS

LONDON’S THREE TOP VEGAN RESTAURANTS

Are you looking for a great vegan restaurant in the city of London? Well, it is known that this city has been long time named as “veggie” capital, and this means it offers lots of amazing first – rate options for those avoiding meat & fish.

I have picked out for you three of the best vegan restaurants in London with friendly service in a lovely atmosphere, where food is flavoursome and the city will be proud of for sure.

Here there is a list of meat – free best restaurants for dining in London:

 222 Veggie Vegan

The very first one I would propose is 222 Veggie Vegan, because of its trendy and ethical menu choice. Basically, they have eliminated from their menus any traces of salt and vegetable fats. This cosy little place offers lunch buffet and dinner à la carte, and for those who are too lazy… home delivery! All dishes are prepared naturally and healthy, of course.

 Mildreds

Mildreds is home for anyone: vegans, vegetarians or even omnivorous are welcomed. This restaurant serves international veggie dishes from all over the world. Food is always fresh, appetizing and organic. They do all their best to make their clients feel like at home while dining.

 Vantra Vitao

It is worth to spend few words about this astonishing incomparable organic café. It offers a wide range of salads, hot dishes and raw food. This café serves truly vegan and very healthy food, mainly raw and natural. So, if you are on diet or you would lose weight you must try it!

 As they say, enjoy these three great vegan restaurants, full of vegan healthy options (even raw food) in the most populated city of the world! Everyone is going vegan now than even before and veganism is a growing lifestyle all around the London community.

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