Strawberry Rosewater Cheesecake

Mmm cheesecake. It’s one of my favourite desserts. But as we know, the Brave New Meal cookbook is a vegan one which means this cheesecake is not made with cream cheese. This is made with cashews! When soaked (and blended), cashews give such a nice creaminess to whatever you use them in – which was…

Banana Date Shake

So here we are at the final section of recipes in the book – drinks and desserts. This shake is a nice start here. This could be a dessert or even a morning beverage. I have had smoothies similar to this one before, it is just made with banana, nut butter, dates, cinnamon and non…

Simple Sesame Noodles

I have made it to the final main dish recipe of this cookbook!! That’s pretty wild to me that I only have one more section of recipes to go. This was quite a good ending though I’m so happy with how is cookbook has gone so far. So today’s recipe is these sesame noodles with…

Toulatos-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

I have made it to almost the end of the main dishes section of this cookbook. This book is flying by and then I only have desserts and drinks remaining. But for now, let’s focus on today’s recipe: stuffed peppers. Well, the recipe says you can use large tomatoes or peppers but I much prefer…

Zucchini Blossom Pasta

My last post was a super summery tomato tart (check it out) and today’s recipe is another perfect summer dish. This was zucchini (blossom) pasta which was a great weeknight meal. I put blossom in brackets before because the recipe is supposed to have them, but unfortunately, I had to make do without them. Apparently,…

Summer Tomato Tart

Happy Friday! Today’s recipe is such a simple, yet tasty one. I love that the timing of all these summery recipes have come in the summer, it’s just so perfect. This is a delicious puff pastry tart with pesto and tomatoes. The recipe says you can also add cashew cheese sauce but it’s optional here….

Coconut Green Curry with Avocado

I know it’s the middle of summer so you wouldn’t think that a Thai curry would be a good meal, but it actually is. This is a green curry which is pretty mild, especially compared to red, and it is packed with fresh veggies. It is quite a bright and flavourful dish. This was really…

Sticky Tofu with Sweet Sesame Sauce

It’s a new week but I’m starting it the same way I started last week – with a tofu recipe! I wouldn’t normally eat this much tofu in such a short time span but that’s because I am cooking through a cookbook and these recipes just come one after another. It’s a good thing I…

Jackfruit Pupusas

I have made it to the third and final jackfruit recipe in the Brave New Meal cookbook. If you missed the others, they were Pomegranate Cola Jackfruit and Teriyaki Jackfruit. Pupusas are a dish traditionally from El Salvador and Honduras. The filling is usually bean or meat-based and it’s inside a corn masa dough and…

Grilled Nectarine Soba Noodles

This recipe is a really nice take on a summery pasta salad. This one has sort of a Asian spin on it with soba noodles and the dressing but it was very fresh. The grilled nectarines are such a great touch too because they are just coming in season now and grilling the fruit brings…