Exotic Mushroom penne pasta

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe Prep Time 0 Cook Time 0 4 – 6 People Serves 2 Beginner Difficulty  0 Ingredients 2-3 cups sliced exotic mushrooms from @Checkers_sa 1 packet of green pea penne pasta from Simple Truth  1/4 cup soy sauce (more if needed)  1-2 tbsp raw honey, agave, or syrup of choice  1 tsp all-spice  salt and pepper to taste  vegan creamed cheese to serve  vegan parmesan to serve  some truffle oil to serve  fresh herbs to serve    Crispy chickpeas 1 cup canned and drained chickpeas 1/4 cup soy sauce  1-2 tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup  Method Add the sliced mushrooms to a hot pan with some oil and fry, add a bit of water before adding the soy sauce and the all-spice. Let it fry until nice and golden, keep warm before serving.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, once cooked, drain and drizzle with some truffle oil and add a few shreds of the vegan parmesan.  Add chickpeas to a parchment paper lined pan for an additional crunchy topping, drizzle with oil, soy sauce, and honey, and bake for 15-18 minutes until super crispy.  Serve the pasta with mushrooms, chickpeas, creamed vegan cheese, fresh herbs and vegan parmesan cheese.  Photo Gallery I hope you love this super simple and delicious pasta 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*

Gnocchi a la vodka

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped shallots  1 packet tomato paste (roughly 2 tsp)  1-2 crushed garlic cloves or garlic flakes or powder  1 cup vegetable or vegan chicken stock  1/4 cup vodka of choice  1 tsp truffle pesto (optional)  1 packet of your favorite vegan gnocchi  salt and pepper to taste  vegan parmesan to serve  vegan cream cheese to serve (i made my own fermented cashew cream cheese)  fresh herbs to serve  Method Cook the gnocchi according to the packet instructions (usually I boil them in hot water with some salt until soft), drain, and add to sauce.  For the sauce: Add the butter to a pan on medium heat, then gradually add the shallots and fry along with the garlic until fragrant.  Then squeeze in the tomato paste along with the truffle pesto, and the vegetable stock.  Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes before removing from the heat to pour in the vodka, dollops of cream cheese, or coconut cream, and mix well.  Now, Drain the gnocchi and add it to the sauce, mix well again, grate in as much vegan parmesan as you desire, and then broil the gnocchi bake for 5-8 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.  Once broiled serve the gnocchi with more cream cheese, vegan parmesan, and fresh herbs.  Photo Gallery Hope you love this uber-creamy and satisfying dish! M*

Za’atar hummus chickpea pasta

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 1x packet of your favorite pasta Jar of canned sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke 1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes 1 cup za’atar roasted chickpeas 1/2 cup diced fresh cilantro and Italian parsley 1/3 cup juice of canned sun-dried tomatoesDressing 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1/2 cup hummus 1 tbsp honey/malt syrup 1 tbsp za’atar spice 1 tsp sumac Salt and pepper to taste Hummus to serve Roasted Chickpeas to serve Method 1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, add in the sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, chickpeas, and herbs.2. Mix the dressing and pour over the pasta, gently fold over, and add a dollop of hummus on top with some chickpeas before serving. Photo Gallery Hope you love this flavour packed pasta recipe!! M*

Vegetable Lasagna soup

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty 0 Beginner Ingredients 1 medium red onion diced 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning Garlic salt 1 1/2 cup cooked brown lentils 1 1/2 cups soya mince or vegan mince replacement 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto 1 can canned mini tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce (pasta sauce of choice) 2 tbsp vegetable stock powder (dilute with water if you like) 1 1/2 cups diced carrots 2 cups mushrooms of choice Some lasagna sheets (1 1/2 cup dry more if you like) Some stock or water to top Salt and pepper 2 cups kale or baby spinach Coconut milk to serve Basil to serve Vegan parmesan cheese to serve Method Fry the onion in some oil until translucent, add the Italian seasoning, and then add the lentils, soya mince meat and let it simmer before adding in the carrots, mushrooms and tomato paste, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Add in your stock and let it simmer for a few minutes before you add in the sun-dried tomato paste and sugar. Break in the lasagne noodles and cover, let them cook until the noodles are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add in the coconut cream and kale for 8 minutes or so before serving, and stir through. Serve the soup with some fresh basil and vegan cheese.6. Store the rest of the soup in the fridge for up to three days, or in freeze-in containers for one month. Photo Gallery Hope you love this cozy and veggie filled recipe as much as we do** M*

Creamy tomato Wonton ravioli

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 2 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 8-10 wonton wrappers (found at a local Asian store, or you can make use of puff pastry or make your wonton wrappers)  1 tub vegan cream cheese (125g-250g)  your favourite vegan pesto  2 cups Roma or cherry tomatoes washed  juice of half a lemon  black onion seeds  toasted pine nuts  your favourite chilli oil  fresh basil to serve  salt and pepper to taste  Method Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.  Wash the tomatoes and pat dry, add to a baking tray, and drizzle generously with some oil, lemon juice (lemon rind for more flavour) salt and pepper, and some garlic flakes.  Let it bake on low for 18-20 minutes until nice and jammy.  While the tomatoes are baking, mix 125g of the vegan cream cheese with a heaped tbsp of the vegan pest of your choosing. Here you add a dollop to one of the edges of the wonton wrappers, wetting the edge and folding it over into a half moon.  Grab the edges of the Half-moon wonton and let them meet in the middle, wetting the edges so they stick once again and you have a neat little pocket with cream cheese inside.  Fry the wontons in olive oil, until nice and crispy, add some salt, pepper, and the onion flakes.  Once the tomatoes have been baked, scoop them into a bowl and add a tbsp of the pesto cream cheese to the tomatoes to make them extra creamy. To dish: Add 2-3 tbsp of the slow-roasted confit tomatoes to a serving bowl, and add the fried wonton ravioli, toasted pinenuts, and fresh basil.  Add a drizzle of chili oil, cracked black pepper, and some more lemon zest for punch! Photo Gallery Hope you love this yummy and fun dish!! M*

Marry me spagetti

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 2 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 1x packet Simple Truth gluten-free pasta  2 cups cherry/Roma tomatoes, washed 1 red onion, quartered  1 garlic bulb sliced in half  olive oil to drizzle  salt and pepper to taste  Simple truth Italian seasoning as desired  1/2 cup Simple truth sweet chili vegan cream cheese  200ml coconut cream or plant-based milk of choice  1/4 cup nutritional yeast  some tomatoes to serve  vegan feta, crumbled  toasted pine nuts to serve  fresh herbs to serve  puff pastry hearts to serve  Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Add the tomatoes, diced onion, and garlic into a pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt pepper, and Italian seasoning. Let it roast for about 20-25 minutes until golden.  Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions.  Once the tomatoes has roasted, blend along with the sweet chili cream cheese, coconut milk/cream, Nutritional yeast, and more salt and pepper to taste if needed.  Drain the pasta and rinse with a bit of cold water so they don’t stick together, add into a bowl and pour over the pasta sauce, add in diced tomatoes, and serve the pasta with the vegan feta, toasted pine nuts, and fresh herbs.  Photo Gallery Hope you love this delicious and super simple pasta dish!! M*

Butternut almond lasagna

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 4 cups butternut boiled or roasted until jammy 2 cups Buttanutt spreads almond milk 3/4 cup Buttanutt almond butter 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Salt and pepper to taste Lasagne sheets Bread crumbs or cheesy crackers to top Sage to top Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Place the cooked butternut in a high-speed blenderalong with almond milk, almond butter, cream cheese, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, and pepper.2. Blend everything until smooth, at the bottom of your preferred lasagna dish, add a couple ofdollops of the pumpkin sauce, and then add 2-3 lasagna sheets.3. Repeat until the dish is covered with sauce and lasagna sheets, add your toppings, and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. To ensure the lasagne sheets are cooking well, add some more milk slightly on the edges of the lasagna.4. Let it cool slightly before serving. Photo Gallery Hope you love this cozy and super easy lasagna! M*

Orzo pasta salad

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 4 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients  1 1/2 cups cooked orzo pasta (available at Food lover market, Woolworths, Faithful to nature, ) 1 cup chopped cucumber and baby zucchini  1 cup chopped baby Roma tomatoes  1/3 cup chopped red or yellow pepper  1/4 chopped red onion  1/3 cup chopped green olives  1/4 cup chopped peppadews  1 cup tofu feta  1/3 cup jalapeño spiced cashews or just regular salted roasted cashews tahini basil sauce  2 cups fresh basil  1/3 cup runny tahini  1/4 cup lemon juice  1-2 tbsp honey or raw agave  1 tbsp nutritional yeast  1/4 olives diced  salt and pepper to taste  some water to smooth it out  Method Add the cooked orzo, diced cucumber, diced tomatoes, peppers, onion, olives, and feta cubes to a bowl.  Blend the sauce ingredients, add some hot water if too thick and then pour a generous amount over the pasta salad.  Serve with chopped cashews and fresh herbs. Store in an airtight container for up to four days.  Photo Gallery Hope you love this amazing pasta salad! M*

Cauliflower spinach pesto gnocchi

Recipe Gallery Share the Love Recipe 0 Prep Time 0 Cook Time Serves 2 4 – 6 People Difficulty  0 Beginner Ingredients 1 medium cauliflower head, cut into florets and steamed with some salt until tender 1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas, drained (reserve some of the liquid)   1 heaped tbsp runny tahini  1 tbsp lemon juice  1/2 tsp ground cumin  1/2 tsp ground cinnamon  1/2 tsp ground coriander  salt and pepper to taste  some plant-milk to smooth out 500g spinach gnocchi  1 cup cooked brown lentils Thai green pesto (love the one from Pesto Princess) fresh basil and more pesto to serve  olive oil  ground spices like cumin, coriander and cinnamon  splash of lime juice  Method Let the cauliflower cool and add half of the softened cauliflower to a blender along with the chickpeas (along with the reserved juices from the can), tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and blend until smooth, add more liquid if needed.  Let it chill while you roast the rest of the cauliflower and the lentils. Add the cauliflower and lentils to a parchment paper lined pan and drizzle with more olive oil, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and a dash of lime. Roast for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius and until crispy.  Add the gnocchi to a hot pan and let it simmer until soft according to the packet instructions, drain from the water and add to a hot pan with some oil and a tbsp of the pesto, let it crisp up nicely.  Add the hummus to a plate and add the gnocchi, roasted cauliflower, and lentils, plus more dollops of pesto and fresh basil leaves.  Add a splash of lime and enjoy! Photo Gallery Hope you love this delicious fragrant recipe and much as we do* M*