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Cheesy Low Fat Vegan Pasta Bake

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

A lot of people I speak to about veganism say they could never live without cheese. And a lot of those who make the move to vegan say they miss cheese, but there are so many ways to make your own, or of course buy some there’s plenty of really tasty ones becoming available lately! The trouble is sometimes you can’t get to a health store to buy some vegan cheese, or the ingredients to make your own can be…

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Sweeeeet Vegan Burgers

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

I think I am the only human being in the whole of the world who is not in love with sweet potatoes.. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just I don’t think they’re any better than a good old rooster. I mean I know theyt count as one of your 5 a day.. as opposed to a carb.. but being a vegan my diet is 80% wholefood carbs, and anyway I’m far from agreeable with the ‘recommended daily…

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Vegan Steaks, Fried Rice, á la Cauli

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan

Cauliflower is an underrated vegetable. It’s rich in vitamin C and fibre, and it’s totally fat free and tasty of course! As well as being free from gluten and sugar if that’s how you roll. I set myself the challenge of making a vegan meal for two, using only one cauliflower along with spices and a few other small vegetables for flavour. I made 2 ‘asian style’ vegan steaks, so delicious, char grilled, smoky, savoury and satisfying. I served the…

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Easy Peasy Low Fat Vegan Mayo!!

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Being a vegan in Dublin in 2016 finding and buying ‘substitutes’ for regular meat and dairy products can still be expensive and disappointing, which is strange to me in this day and age. So many people are looking for ‘healthier options’ there’s no denying this. But are the ‘healthier’ options out there really any healthier? Often products are laced with refined sugars and oils, which are of no nutritional value to anyone, but add lots of ’empty’ calories. So, while…

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Vegan Vietnamese Style Rice Rolls

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

During my time travelling in South East Asia last year, I spent some time in Vietnam. The people, the country itself and the food were amazing! Since I’ve been back I’ve been craving some Vietnamese cuisine, specifically rice rolls, with a sweet peanut dipping sauce. I headed to the Asian market and picked up rice paper and rice vermicelli. The rest of the ingredients were things I had at home anyway! My recipe for these is both gluten free and…

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Can’t Believe it’s Vegan – Cheese Recipe

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

So dairy seems to be the hardest thing for people to ‘give up’ when they want to eat a plant based, vegan diet. Cheese is undoubtedly addictive, even I will admit that as a vegetarian in my early teens I ate so much cheese, before I understood how bad it is for our bodies and for the environment, and especially for the  cows it comes from. When I transitioned to a vegan diet I cut cheese out completely, no vegan…

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Vegan Sundays: Easy Vegan Brunch Recipe – HappyFood

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Sunday’s are my day off, well they’re meant to be but with the end of the college year looming and dissertations etc to do they have become a 12 hour shift at my laptop type of day. My brain starts to go fuzzy after 2 or 3 hours and then I am forced to get up from my work and go and cook something. Sunday’s are about brunch/lunch and more me it’s got to be filling. Also I’m in a…

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Oil Free Sun Dried Tomato Hummus – Vegan Recipes

By | Dublin, Food, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

I love hummus. Everyone loves hummus, especially vegans. It’s great on toast, with salads, as a sandwich filling and so much more. The only thing is store bought hummus and most traditional recipes use a lot of oil in their recipes. Now extra virgin olive oil has plenty of health benefits, omegas and essential fatty acids that are important in any diet, vegan or not. But, when you have a hummus addiction like me all this oil starts to accumulate,…

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Fat Free Risotto with Vegan Parmesan

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Risotto is one of those dishes that people order in a restaurant, but rarely make at home. And of course classic risotto is laced with butter, cheese and oil, not the healthiest and not for vegans for sure. This recipe is for a really tasty risotto that you can make and serve for dinner, everyone will like it even non-vegans 😉 This is not the traditional way to make a risotto, this simply my Sunday evening improvisation when I want…

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Perfect Vegan Pancakes

By | Dublin, Food, HappyFood, Healthy, Ireland, Jenny O'Neill, Mindfulness, Motivational, Recipes, Vegan, Wellbeing

Some Sundays I wake up and really want a lazy, quick, breakfast. Pancakes on the weekend are always a good idea to me, but eating stodgy dough made using eggs, milk and refined flour never leaves anyone feeling good. Pancakes seem impossible at first for a vegan breakfast, how do you replace eggs and milk, (and in my case the gluten in the flour) ? But I knew soaking chia seeds, plus a combination of banana would replace the eggs,…

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