Croissant baked oats

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe Prep Time 0 Cook Time 0 4 – 6 People Serves 0 Beginner Difficulty  0 Ingredients 1 cup ground rolled oats1/2 cups almond flour1 scoop vanilla protein powder1/2 tsp baking powderpinch of salt3/4 cup plant-milk (more if needed)1/4 cups golden syrupAlmond butter frangipane1/2 cup smooth almond butter1/4 cups golden syrupA little bit of water to smooth it outTopping:Slivered almondsBrown sugar for crunchy toppingYogurt or whipped coconut cream Method Add the oats, almond flour, baking powder, and salt in your serving bowl. Pour in the milk and syrup and mix well until smooth. Mix the almond butter frangipani and top the oats with a few dollops, then the slivers of almonds and a dash of sugar. Bake or air-fry for 12-15 minutes or until brown but still gooey on the inside. Photo Gallery I hope you love this delicious baked oats recipe!! M*

Creamy French shallot pasta bake

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe Prep Time 0 Cook Time 0 4 – 6 People Serves 4 Beginner Difficulty  0 Ingredients • 4 tbsp vegan butter• 3-4 shallots sliced thinly• 2 tsp honey or agave or just soft brown sugar• 1 cup dry red wine, such as Cab Sauvignon• 2 cloves garlic or 1 tbsp garlic flakes• 2 cups wild mushrooms of choice• 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)• Pink salt and black pepper• 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth• 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce (or use soy sauce)• 2 leaves bay leaves (optional)• 500g of your favorite shortcut pasta• 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with water• 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper using more or less to your taste• 1 1⁄4 canned coconut milk or 1 cup vegan cream cheese• 1⁄3 cup crumbled vegan feta cheese• 2 cups parmesan cheese• 1 cup crispy onion crumbs Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Melt the butter, and add the shallots, and honey together in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the wine, until the wine cooks into the onions. Continue to cook another 8-10 minutes until you’ve used the 1/2 cup of wine and the onions are deeply caramelized.  Add the garlic, mushrooms, thyme, and season with salt and pepper, cook another 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine, the vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, and cornstarch slurry and lastly Add in the cooked and drained pasta. Stir frequently until the pasta is al dente and the broth has been absorbed about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the cayenne, coconut milk, and parmesan. Transfer the pasta to a baking dish. Top with the cheese and onion crutides. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is lightly browned on top. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with dollops of cream cheese and fresh thyme.Enjoy! Photo Gallery Hope you love this creamy and filling recipe! M*

Raspberry Frangipane tart

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 6 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients Pastry* 1 batch vegan shortcrust pastry* 50 g berry jamFrangipane* 60 g vegan butter (block-style) room temperature* 50 g castor sugar * 40 g vegan aquafaba (canned chickpea brine) * 1 tsp vanilla extract* 60 g ground almonds* 30 g all-purpose flour * ½ teaspoon baking powderTopping* 1 1/2 cup raspberries * 1/2 cup shredded coconut * 1 tsp vanilla extract  Method  Make a batch of the vegan pastry (recipe below) and par-bake per recipe instructions. Allow the pastry to cool to room temperature. Gently heat the 50g  jam in a saucepan and using a pastry brush, brush it over the base and inner sides of the par-baked pastry shell. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 175•c For the Frangipane, in a large bowl, with an electric whisk beat the vegan butter for 1 minute until light and fluffy.  Add the sugar and whisk again for 1-2 minutes, until it has creamed into the butter. Add the aquafaba, one tablespoon at a time, whisking to incorporate each one. Lastly, add the vanilla extract and whisk to combine and beat for another 30 seconds until incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (ground almonds, flour, and baking powder). Fold the dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture using a spatula until combined, add in the vanilla and the last bit of jam.  Transfer the frangipane into the cooled pastry shell in an even layer.  Press the raspberries into the frangipane and sprinkle over the shredded coconut and sugar.  Bake at 175°C for 25-30 minutes, until the raspberries have reduced in size and appear slightly caramelized. If the edges are browning too quickly, take the tart out and carefully cover the outer crust with some foil.  Allow the tart to cool completely before removing it from the tin. For best results chill the tart for a couple of hours before serving and top with flaked almonds for garnish if desired. Store it in an airtight container and refrigerate. Consume within 2-3 days for best results.   Photo Gallery Hope you love this amazing tart!! Its a favourite;) M*

Biscoff Molten lava cakes

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 1 4 – 6 People Difficulty 0 Beginner Ingredients 1/2 cup self-rising flour (sub with oat flour for a healthier alternative) 1/4 cup cacao powder  1 tsp freeze-dried espresso coffee powder  1/4 tsp baking powder  1/3 cup light brown sugar  pinch of salt  1/2 cup coconut or soy milk with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar to curdle 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil  1 tsp vanilla extract  Chocolate ganache filling  100g dark chocolate chips  1/4 tbsp Biscoff spread or any other cookie dough/ nut butter spread  1-2 tbsp chilled milk  Method Sift the flour, cacao powder, espresso powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.  Meanwhile add the apple cider vinegar to the milk and let it curdle, add the curdled milk, coconut oil and vanilla to the dry mixture and mix well with a spatula until there are no lumps.  Gradually melt the chocolate and once melted add the Biscoff and the milk until the ganache starts to thicken. Let it chill for 5 minutes.  Preheat your oven or air-fryer to 180 degrees Celcius.  Spray three ramekins with non-stick spray or melted coconut oil, dust the ramekins with extra cacao power and then add 1/3 cup of the batter, add a dollop of the ganache in the center along with more chocolate or Biscoff and top off with more batter. bake the ramekins for 10 minutes in the air fryer and 10-12 minutes in the oven.  remove to chill for a few minutes before loosing the sides, tipping over onto a plate, and serving with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.  Photo Gallery Hope you love this recipe, if you’re a chocolate lover then absolutely yes! M*

Quick Chocolate mousse

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 1 cup cooked sweet potato  1/4 cup chia seeds (soaked in water to gel)  1/4 cup cacao powder  1/3 cup soaker dates or 1/4 cup liquid sweetener  200ml full fat coconut milk  1/2 tsp freeze dried coffee powder (optional)  pinch of salt  Method 1. place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, add more liquid if needed and scrape down the sides. 2. Serve with fresh fruit. Photo Gallery Chocolate mousse is just the absolute best, especially when it’s healthier!  M*

Pecan pie crêpes

Pecan pie crêpes need no explanation. With fall all around, comfort food is needed. These are so easy to make and they’ll be ready in no time for Sunday brunch. Fluffy pancakes plus candied pecans, and a creamy cheesecake filling. Yes, please.

Tomato tarte tatin


Recipe Gallery Share the Love Tomato tarte Tatin is one of the most amazing recipes there ever was if you’re a tomato lover that is. I went for lunch at a famous country restaurant nearby. It was a tappa styled entreé spread that had different plats that you could choose from. One of the tappa styled plates was the tomato tarte Tatin. One bite and I was soled. It was absolute heaven.   Tomato tarte Tatin is one of the most amazing recipes there ever was if you’re a tomato lover that is. I went for lunch at a famous country restaurant nearby. It was a tappa styled entreé spread that had different plats that you could choose from. One of the tappa styled plates was the tomato tarte Tatin. One bite and I was soled. It was absolute heaven.   I used the very same pie dough that I made the cherry plum galettes with and it worked so very well with tomatoes too. Spelt flour is just such an amazing gluten-free flour that I would recommend above them all. I really want to make vegan puff pastry and that is going to be a task on its own, so when I get the recipe down for that I’m definitely making this recipe with puff pastry. I never thought that I love tomatoes so much up until we moved to France and all the farmer’s markets sold these juice heirloom tomatoes. I am more of a petit tomatoes fan than big juicy tomatoes. They have more taste and sweetness to them. The juice big tomatoes are great as tomato farci or used when making a bolognaise. Coeur de boeuf they are called, but you get different varieties and not even the guys that grew them at the market could explain his cross combination tomatoes.   I guess that is one thing I learned from my mother, she always says she can never eat lunch or dinner without tomatoes and you know what, it certainly is true for me too. This recipe is fresh, light and so perfect for a summer lunch idea or a light dinner. I am in love with balsamic also by the way, if you haven’t realized it yet and obviously the balsamic is such a good combination with this recipe. Fresh basil and roasted pine nuts give that something-something to this recipe. It is seriously so so easy to make. I just love this recipe and made it even twice in a row, after my husband got a bit over tomato tart for a while. But I will never say no because it is just that good. One bite and you’ll see me doing my happy dance.   Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Ingredients Dough 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 1/4 cup almond flour or shredded coconut 1 1/4 cup spelt flour (other gluten-free flours will work well too, or normal unbleached white flours) 1/4 cup water 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups sliced mini heirloom (cherry tomatoes)   Balsamic syrup 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup coconut sugar pinch of salt Method Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celcius.Mix together the flours and the salt and then pour in the melted coconut oil and add the water bit by bit until a dough forms. Place the dough on a floured surface and then roll the dough out very thin in a round shape like the tart tin. Lay down the tomatoes face up in a round tart pan (loose bottom is not ideal, because the balsamic syrup will leak out), drizzle over the balsamic syrup and lay over the pie dough, tucking in the sides. Bake for 15-20 minutes till brown on top and then remove to cool before flipping over the tarte tatin.Serve at room temperature with a side salad tossed with basil, rocket and olive oil. Balsamic syrup  Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer for 10 minutes till it starts to thicken, let it cool down before drizzling it on the tomatoes. Notes: Make use of a plate to flip over the tarte tatin. Sprinkle over some extra salt before serving time This recipe goes great with fresh rocket as well. Photo Gallery In other news, I am updating my website. What would you guys like to see more or less of? Let me know via sending me an email. Would love to hear from you! M*

Sommerskos op die tafel met Marita van der Vyver

Om die tafel met Marita van der Vyver, is ‘n droom onderhoud wat ‘n werklikheid geword het vir my. Nie net is sy ‘n ikoniese skrywer nie, maar sommer ‘n bobaas kook ook. Somerkos in Provence is sowaar net ‘n voorsmakie van die “creme de la creme” lewe van Marita van der Vyver in Frankryk. Ek het behoorlik gesmul toe ek deur haar Somerkos in Provence kosboek blaai en ek kon nie wag om elke resep te probeer nie.