EGGLESS MACARONS!! HEAVENLY ❤️

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CUTE LITTLE VIDEO OF EMI HARD AT WORK 😂

 

Just when Emi thought her Macaron days were over!                                                       Mummy investigated and took different elements from a few recipes and nailed it!

I have been reading about how aquafaba, the brine from chickpeas for a while now 😳 and apparently it can replace egg whites 🤷🏽‍♀️

So in the kitchen we went, I was totally going into this with no hope of these Macarons being edible!
I experiment a lot in the kitchen but never with baking as it always goes wrong as I am not a natural baker!
Well let me tell you 🙌🏾 HOLY SHIT THEY ARE BLOODY AMAZING!
I am in SHOCK!

CRISPY on the outside and a little GOOEY and CHEWY in the Center!

YOU CAN NOT TASTE A TRACE OF CHICKPEA BRINE!

This is a whole new Arena for me! Now I can make a Lemon Meringue pie!

INGREDIENTS

Macaron:

  • 250 grams Aquafaba (water from a can of chickpeas) roughly 2 cans
  • 100 grams Ground Almonds
  • 200 grams Pure Icing Sugar
  • A drop of Vegan Red Food Coloring/I used beetroot juice
  • A few drops of Organic vanilla essence

Raspberry Buttercream:

  • 125 grams Vegan Butter
  • 55 grams Icing Sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • A few drops of Vegan Red Food colouring/I used a beetroot juice
  • 2 tbls of organic Raspberry jam

Preparation

  1. Pour aquafaba into a pot and reduce over a low heat to 110 grams.
  2. Refrigerate aquafaba overnight or pop it in the freezer for 15 mins as I did.
  3. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  4. Place almond flour and icing sugar in a food processor and blend for 1 minute!
  5. Add the chilled aquafaba to another bowl and mix on high until soft peaks begin to form. (I added a few drops of vanilla essence, rose could be nice also)
  6. Sift powdered sugar and almond meal into the whipped aquafaba, and gently fold ingredients together. The mixture should be silky and shiny!
  7. Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pipe directly onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Many leave these to sit for 2 hours at room temperature but I just put them straight in the oven 👍🏾
  9. Bake for 25- 30 minutes. Once finished turn off the oven and leave the door closed for 15 minutes, then slightly open the oven door for another 10 minutes. Then take  the macarons out to completely cool. This process really allows them to set and not get stuck!
  10. Place butter cream ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth.
  11. Pipe the raspberry butter onto the macarons.
  12. Refrigerate macarons for another 2 hours before serving.

VOILA!!! I know it seems long but its worth it!!!! Just have all ingredients in front of you measured out you are OFF!!

10 Minute Pesto – I kid you not!

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Straight from the farmers market and into a jar for tomorrow’s  dinner!

Prepare ahead and make it easy on yourself 🤪

Pop it all in a blender!

• 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil leaves

• 1 cup Pine nuts

• 1 cup of nutritional yeast

• 2 Tablespoons of Bee Free Vegan Honey

• 3 cloves garlic

• Half a squeezed lemon

1/2 cup Grapeseed oil or Olive oil

• 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast

• 3 cloves garlic

• sea salt and pepper to taste

• 2 Tbsp vegan parmesan cheese

• 1-2 cups unsweetened plain almond or rice milk

Add a splash of water if it’s too thick

VOILA 🙏🏾

Keep Pushing Against the flow!

It’s amazing how death and welcoming new life into your world can change everything! My fathers passing strangely enough gave me a second chance, new beginnings and if I don’t draw something positive from his passing …… then it was all in vain and shame on me!

The knowledge I gained trying to save my father from Cancer was incredible and I know now that if we had known sooner and acted quicker he may still be here today.

Things changed when dad passed and when I fell pregnant that was that and it was time to change all my bad habits! You are what you eat and that’s a fact!

Food plays a huge part in whom we become Physically, Mentally & Spiritually.

Today I stand with my head held high and will change the cycle and do better, my daughter and family deserve that much!

Join me on this quest to live a healthier, cleaner life and let’s educate our kids together!

It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based diets for the health of our planet and the well being and survival of generations to come.

In honour of my father Whylie Rookwood ❤️ Because of you I am a mum ~ Musician ~ Wife ~ Vegan ~ Chef ~ A Free Spirit ~ A force to be reckoned with ~ 🇯🇲 🇲🇺