tirsdag den 8. juli 2014

Copycat Cooking ep 9: DIY Shaved Ice

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Hello fellow blogger friends!

I got this easy, fun, cheap & healthy recipe for you guys, perfect for summer time!
So i have started to watch StilaBabe09 on Youtube recently, and i adore her channel. I love the way she edits and films her videos too. It's always fun and bright. 
Anyways, so i watched her "Healthy Snacks for Spring/Summer: DIY Shaved Ice, Green Juice, & more!"
video, and i loved the shaved ice. 

So i decided to try it out. I din't use honey like Meredith did, i used maple syrup instead, to make it vegan.

I left the mixture overnight in the freezer, and the next day when i tasted it, i was so surprised on how yummy it was. It was amazingly good! Way better than the fake shaved ice you can get from the grocery store, which are filled with chemicals and coloring. This is the perfect dessert for the summer time, and it's guilt free!

So i definitely recommend this recipe to you guys!
And check out Meredith, she has some amazing DIY videos.

Thanks for reading guys,

//Aria










This is Meredith's recipe!
Check her recipe out HERE!

søndag den 22. juni 2014

Copycat Cooking ep 8: Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto



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Hello fellow blogger friends!

I got a pretty cool recipe to show you guys today. Since i went gluten free due to gluten sensitivities, i haven't eaten pasta. And i miss it a lot, especially since it was my favorite food. We occasionally buy gluten free pasta, but it's just so expensive... 

So this recipe is perfect for all you pasta lovers out there. But i will have to warn you, this recipe is pretty high in fat. I'm pretty sensitive to fat, so i did get a reaction to this recipe the day later. Tummy aches and eczema. So if you are sensitive to fats i advice you don't add the pine nuts or sun dried tomatoes. A bit of fat is okay, so keep the avocado in.

The reason my zucchini pasta is a bit wide, is because i don't have a julienne peeler. I only used a normal peeler, which is fine too.

I decided to triple the recipe, since my mom was convinced this would be a yummy one. I just didn't realize it was so high in fat, so i wasn't able to eat more than one meal. But it was a yummy meal. I really did love it, so it was really too bad i couldn't eat more.

While i was peeling the zucchini i realized the juice makes your skin super dry. Wondered if it would be a good face mask...

I tried the pine nuts before i added it to the salad, and it tastes like soap... haha. but once i mixed it with the other ingredients, it was nice.

Other than the fact that i had tummy aches the next day from this recipe, i really did like it. It was so yummy and it actually had a hint of chicken in it.

Try this recipe out guys! So good!
Thanks for reading!
//Aria 

Zucchini Pesto
This is Andrew's recipe!
Check his recipe out HERE! 

søndag den 1. juni 2014

Copycat Cooking ep 7: Strawberry almond chocolate chip scones

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Hello fellow blogger friends!

So i made scones for the first time. I made these a few weeks ago for my mom, since it was mother's day.
She loves scones and chocolate so this is perfect. And i used to love the chocolate scones in 7/11, but since i went vegan and especially gluten free my scones cravings haven't gotten satisfied. 

So now i decided to make vegan, gluten free and stove scones! I saw this recipe on Pinterest from Katie ( VeggieAndTheBeast ), and i fell in love. Her recipe isn't gluten free though. 

I was so excited to make these. But also nervous, since i was making gluten free scones.

Before i went grocery shopping for this recipe i already decided to double the recipe. We finish desserts so fast in out household, haha...

It took me 2 hours and 30 minutes to make these yummy scones, but definitely worth it!

These are perfect to make for your mom or for valentines day. They definitely have a romantic feel to them.

I used rice milk, since almond milk is a little bit too expensive.

I also didn't use apple cider vinegar, i used regular vinegar instead. A lot cheaper.

Finally we have found the best gluten free flour here in Denmark, which is what i used for this recipe. Gluten free products are finally arriving in this little country.

I used a bit more sugar to make it sweeter. I used 2 cups of sugar. I love sugar!

Didn't use almond extract. Mom told me it's fake, and i don't want to eat fake food! I used more almonds instead.

While i was cooking, the whole kitchen started to smell so good! Smelled like strawberries and honey.

So instead of putting them in the oven i decided to bake them in a pan. And i did flip them just like pancakes. They turned out great! And you can't even taste that they are gluten free.
So much fun to decorate as well.

Definitely recommend this recipe to you guys. It's amazing!!!

Perfect for school lunch or for a picnic.

My mom loved these too. 

Thank you so much for reading. I have been loving this new series.
//Aria  


This is Katie's recipe!
Check her recipe out HERE!

lørdag den 17. maj 2014

Copycat Cooking ep 6: Secret Beefless Finger Licking Stew



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Hello fellow blogger friends! 

I absolutely love this recipe, perfect for dinner time. It is super filling too! It took me a while to cook it (2 hours), but it was worth it. 

The recipe said to use meatless pieces, but since i could find any at the grocery store i just used fallafel balls instead. But if you are using fallafel too, add it once the stew is almost done, so it doesn't get mushy.

I also used yellow onions instead of white ones. I do not like to chop onions. And i have tried all of the tricks to stop my eyes from hurting. I've tried chewing gum, breathing through my mouth instead of my nose (works sometimes), but it always hurts! Maybe i should try those onion chopping glasses...

Also i didn't want to use wine, since i don't like alcohol so i just used water instead. I was going to use unsweetened grape juice but my grocery store didn't have any.

I LOVE the sauce, super yummy. I think it would work for pasta too.

This recipe is perfect with rice too!

Thanks for reading!
//Aria


  
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This is Miriam's recipe!
Check her recipe out HERE!

mandag den 28. april 2014

Copycat cooking ep 5: Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing

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Hello fellow blogger friends!

Salads have never been my favorite, but after trying this recipe...I LOVE SALAD!
haha..
The dates give it the perfect sweetness, and the nuts give it the perfect crunch.
Sadly my grocery store didn't have any kale, so i used parsley instead. I love parsley. And it tasted so good.
My mom is allergic to raw almonds and some cooked ones, so i decided to use cashews instead. Cashews are the best nuts, i think.

I was so scarred making this salad though, because it was my first time making quinoa, but it was really easy to make, to my surprise.

Oh, before i forget, i got a tip for you guys for chopping onions. Open a window close to you, and only breath through your mouth. This will prevent or lessen the pain, and no tears!

I really did enjoy making the salad, it felt like painting, since there was so many steps. haha..I'm strange, i know.

The dessing was amazing too!

Thanks for reading!
//Aria



 

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This is Faith's recipe!
Check the recipe out HERE


p.s. Sorry for any spelling mistakes, i'm using the computer at the library that doesn't have any auto correct... #DyslexicProblems

tirsdag den 22. april 2014

Copycat cooking ep 4: Vegan Chocolate Custard



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Hello fellow blogger friends!
 
mm...Chocolate.
I just love chocolate. And since i went vegan in 2011 i haven't had chocolate pudding/custard, and i started to miss it. I used to love to pour whip cream all over the pudding.
 
Finally i saw a lovely recipe on Veggieful.com and i didn't think this would work out...But i was wrong!
 
It tastes amazing. I think i would even triple the recipe next time that i'll make it.
It's super creamy, and tastes even better when it's cold.
 
The consistancy didn't turn out as good as Madioson's chocolate custard, though. Mine was a bit more on the liquidy side. Maybe it was because i used rice milk instead of soy milk. But it didn't matter, since it tasted so good.
 
Mom approved this recipe too. She was really shocked. She didn't think it would work. haha
 
 
Thanks for reading!
//Aria
 
 

 
 




This is Madison's recipe!
Check her recipe out HERE





p.s. Sorry for any spelling mistakes, i'm using the computer at the library that doesn't have any auto correct... #DyslexicProblems

onsdag den 9. april 2014

Copycat cooking ep 3: Hot and Sweet Sesame Tofu

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Hello fellow blogger friends!

I am so excited to post this recipe, because this is probably the best recipe i have ever tried in my entire life!
Tofu has never really been my favorite and i haven't eaten it in a year or so, so i thought i should try it again.
I really thought this would be my first fail CopyCat Cooking recipe, but man was i wrong!

It took my about 1 hour and 30 minutes to make this recipe. I should of doubled the recipe though, because it only served barely 3 people.

So while the tofu was cooking i decided to take some notes on what i changed in the recipe. Here's my notes...

¤ A good tip is instead of mixing the cornstarch with the tofu in a bowl, like it says on the recipe, place some cornstarch on a plate and take one tofu cube at the time and roll it in the cornstarch. This will prevent the tofu breaking apart.

¤ I used maple syrup instead on honey, to make it vegan. =)

¤ I used extra virgin olive oil instead of sesame oil, since it's cheaper.

My mother absolutely loves this recipe. She said it tastes like pork, and that she loves the crunch. The sauce
is also her favorite, she says it tastes like Filipino food.

This dish is perfect for dinner time, and it tastes amazing and savory.
Try it out!

Thanks for reading!

//Aria


This is Nagalakshmi Viswanathan's recipe!
Check her recipe out HERE