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Vegan

Vegan Nice Cream Sundae

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

Sometimes you need dessert, and ice cream is the way to go. Conventional ice cream is packed with saturated fats, dairy, cholesterol and all kinds of nasties. However this vegan ice cream can be whipped up in 5 minutes, and you can eat as much as you like! This recipe requires you to freeze some bananas the night before, make sure you peel some ripe bananas and chop them up before sticking them in the freezer in a ziplock bag!…

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Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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

Who doesn’t love Nutella? The whole world is mad for chocolately hazelnut gooeyness and rightly so, it’s a match made in heaven. I’m not a huge fan of sweet stuff usually, but nearing the end of my degree the pressure is on, and I needed some vegan version of the chocolate stuff to get me through. So I made some vegan nutella, or chocolate spread or whatever you like to call it. And it turned out amazing!! So decadent and…

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Cheats Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

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

When life gets hectic, food can either be the first or last thing on your mind. For me I want something tasty, but with minimal effort. Pizza is a crowd pleaser, I have yet to meet someone who tells me they don’t enjoy a pizza. Pizza is also one of the things that people are concerned about when they hear you are a vegan or consider a vegan diet themselves, but fear not. There’s plenty of vegan pizza to go…

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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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