Super Healthy, Super Easy Dessert – Silky Smooth Vegan Pannacotta! 

This is literally 100% guilt free! I have a very health concious aunt who triggers my healthy recipes. Mainly by buying the ingredients and lending me her kitchen 😉 not a bad deal at all. I even get a helping hand in the form of my cousin. Not that it was neede for this easy peasy recipe.

Currently she is gluten free and dairy free (mainly, I’m not going to bore you with the details), this dessert is also vegan. Which is perhaps a first for me… Oh, I almost forgot. Its delicious too! 

  

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Massaman Noodle Soup

This is really simple and delicous. Massaman curry paste is a new addition to my life and one I won’t turn away from anytime soon. Unless I get it together and start making my own curry paste… One day, one day! Its not very spicey and kind of sweet. For this spontaneous soup I used up the veg in my fridge, they worked really well together and feel free to follow them or use whatever you have! I ‘d love to hear what you like massaman curry paste with! 

Fry onions, garlic and ginger untill golden. Add diced aubergine and a large teaspoon of massaman curry paste. Fry until aromatic. Add coconut milk or coconut cream, simmer until the aubergine is cooked then add a handfull of noodles or two and some frozen peas. Depends how much you want! Be carefull not to overcook the noodles though! Follow the packet onstructions, usually between 3-5 minutes. If you have any fresh coriander chuck some on top and enjoy!

I love using aubergine in vegitarian cuisine, its a great meat substitute due to it’s spongy consistency, it absorves flavours and lets out its own juice similarily to meat. I don’t bother salting it as I never remember too. 

Healthy Nut and Caramel Ice Cream Recipe

After making the cheesecake I had to have a go at making icecream! I decided to try using walnuts as well as cashews. I wondered if it would make a lot of difference to the texture but it didn’t. Still as creamy as ever.
This was my first attempt so I wouldn’t worry if you don’t the exact amounts of ingredients, give it a go with what you have!
Unfortunately, not the best presentation but there was no ice cream scoop 😦

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Recipe

Makes 1l
For the caramel
130g pited dates (soaked in hot water until soft)
2-3tbs water
1tbs honey
Tsp lemon juice

For the ice cream
270g walnuts (soaked in water for at least 4h)
200g cashews (soaked in water for at least 4h)
170g apple sauce
2 -3 tbs honey
1 tbs lemon
About 200ml water
Vanilla and cinnamon optional

To make the caramel place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.

For the icecream, place all the ingredients in a blender except the water, add the water gradually. You have enough when the mixture blends properly. It takes a while to get it going. Blend until its as smooth as can be.
Add some crushed walnuts of you like.

Layer the ice cream and the caramel into a tupperware and then swirl together and pop it in the freezer.