(V) Red Velvet Cupcakes with my signature Frosting.

Februar 10, 2021 by Sarah Moniri

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I have a little tradition ever since I'm a little girl. Valentines day is not about romantic love in my opinion, it's about recognizing all the loved ones we have. So my mum always made dinner for us Kids and gifted us something  and when I got older I made cupcakes! I even sold them at my school with my friends in 12th grade and we had such a huge fight about it hahha( because some where forgotten in the car). This is now the infamous Cupcake Fight and we can't believe we had such bad blood because of it.  

Anywaaay, this is the vegan cupcake recipe I perfected and adore so I hope you will love it as much as I do! Make it for your parents, friends or just for yourself ( do we really need an excuse to make cupcakes? No.)

You will need: 

  1. 3/4 Cup Oat Milk
  2. 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 2 tbsp cacao
  6. 1/2 tsp Soda and Baking Powder 
  7. Vegan Food Color (red)
  8. 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  9. 250g Vegan Cream Cheese
  10. 200g White Chocolate (vegan)
  11. 70g Vegan Butter
  12. 3 Drops Vanilla Extract 

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  1. Mix Together the apple cider and Oat milk and let it sit for 5 min. This will be your vegan buttermilk. 
  2. Melt the coconut oil over medium heat. 

 

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3. Mix the dry ingredients together (3-6 in the list). 

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4. Mix the Wet and Dry ingredients together until smooth. Add as much red food color as you like! 

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5. Bake at 175 C for 25 min. 

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6. Melt your white chocolate over a water bath. Once melted, let I cool but it still has to be fluid!

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7. Mix your butter until smooth, add the cream cheese and create a homogenous mass trough mixing. Add the white (cooled!) chocolate and the vanilla. 

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They turned out perfect!

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Add your frosting and cute little hearts ( they were also vegan :))

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Hope you will like them!

-xo, Sarah.

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How to do Brunch Platters

April 15, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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A while ago, my friend Leonie made this amazing Brunch Platter wich made the Brunch so more fancy. Ever since every Brunch takes place with a Brunch Platter. Here are some ideas from Pinterest but in general this is how to do it: 

  1. Get lots of fruits (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, melon...)
  2. Colorful vegetables also look good ( Red Pepper, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Avocado)
  3. Get some spreads (hummus, vegan cream cheese, tomato cream...)
  4. NUTS as fillers 
  5. Crackers to dip
  6. Antipasti 

 

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I usually start at the right corner and try to mix the colors. When I have empty space I fill it up with nuts. I also don't make my own spreads I just pimp them up with herbs and olive oil. 

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I also like to add some chili oil over avocado - it's so good. 

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Pancake Platter : 

  1. Pancakes 
  2. Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup , Jam - whatever you like
  3. Fruits ( Banana!!!)
  4. Chocolate Chips 

 

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I like to decorate around the pancakes and just splash the chocolate chips and fruits around it. It's really easy and so much fun!

- enjoy, xo sarah 

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Grain Free Granola (To food list)

April 6, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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I posted last week the link to my "To food" list and I am determined to finish my list this semester! I tried the grain free granola ( only nuts!!) today and it gets a 10/10! Here is the recipe - it's really worth trying. 

- xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: grain free, grain free granola , granola, vegan

My "to food" list

März 30, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello! I hope you are all well & healthy! For the ones who have to stay home : this post is for you! 

I think a great distraction / hobby is to cook & bake everything I always wanted to do! Maybe a thing or two also appeal to you :)

  1. I'm planning on baking some bread! This low carb version seems interesting and this one looks out of a sweet english novel. Let's see how it goes. 
  2. Grain Free Granola sounds like a healthy version of my daily granola intake. I think I will make this very soon. 
  3. I want to bake 1 cake a week! I love cake but want to keep my sugar intake as low as possible so once a week is a pretty good deal to me. This vegan chocolate one sounds good. Or this mole cake.
  4. I always wanted to make vegan Ricotta. Now is the time to do it!
  5. Those tortillas look so colorful and fancy! 

 

You can find more to food ideas on my Pinterest! Enjoy. 

-xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: meal ideas, my to food list , student cuisine

Cheap, Vegan Meal Ideas

März 23, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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The economy is crashing and I have the feeling/fear that after the corona situation is more under control, people won’t pay much attention to the environment anymore. 

PLEASE, don’t do this mistake. The Climate crisis is an equal threat as corona. Try to keep the small changes you have made alive! Eating vegan sometimes (yes I know the word vegan scares people away but don't be!) won’t make a big change to your wallet but a huge one for your environment. 

So today I want to show you a more budget vegan diet! I will make recipes for those ideas in the future:

 

  1. Burritos. Just buy the bread, some beans, some not too pricey veggies like bell peppers and you have yourself a tasty, cheap meal. 
  2. Mashes potato with a mushroom gravy. Potatoes are always cheap and delicious! My family loves potatoes and makes everything with them. 
  3. Pasta with tomato sauce. The best and simplest. 
  4. Rice with Cauliflower Curry and Chickpeas. I will post my recipe soon here! It’s so good and won’t cost much. 
  5. Chili sin carne. Just canned tomatoes plus beans and you can find textured soy for three dollars everywhere!

 

Hope this helps a little! 

Xo, Sarah. 

 

TAGS: cheap, cheap meal, cheap vegan meal ideas , meal, student meal

How to balance a healthy diet with a busy schedule

März 9, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello you!

I know that many people don't care about a healthy diet but I just feel so much better when I eat clean. Every time I have busy or long days I find it to be a bit difficult to stay on my regular diet path and it's easy to start eating sweets here and there. Please note that giving in to your sweet tooth is noting to feel guilty about and constantly denying cravings is also not a way of living. But for me it's enough to have 1-2 "cheat days". Let's di g in: 

  1. Download the daily dozen app - this app is from the author of the "how not to die" book and provides you with a great overview about the nutrients your body needs daily. It’s not a must have but definitely helps!
  2. Make your food colorful - even when I’m taking food to Uni I always add (e.g) to my granola lots of frozen berries, some hemp seeds and bring some cucumber and bell peppers in an extra box. I’m a volume eater so having a few healthy snacks with me helps to get healthy trough he day. 
  3. Bring Veggies and Fruits - Like I already said: It doesn’t take long to bring an apple & banana or slice even some fresh veggies. I love snacks and just feel better when they are light and simple. 
  4. Simple but Special - whenever Leonie eats , let’s say, Oatmeal. She doesnt just eat Oatmeal! She adds a million spices, she drizzles some seeds & nuts on top of it, she adds an apple or berries….it always looks like a food experience!  
  5. Easy and fast meals - On busy days Leonie and I love to simply make a salad, some potatoes and a meat alternative like the albert lupine patty. Finding easy and fast healthy meals is the key to make a healthy living easy. 
  6. Don’t stress too much. If you don't feel like eating an apple and rather a juicy chocolate cake then don't eat the apple. Its really all about the balance. 

 

- Xo, Sarah.

TAGS: food, healthy, how to balance a healthy diet with a busy schedule , student life

Falafel Salad (halfway homemade)

März 2, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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My roommate / bestie Leonie is the main cook of our household and really has the best ideas (+ It always tastes good !!). Like every student we wanted something quick and easy but still healthy. Okay, only the quick and easy part is agreeable with every student out there. My cousin makes the best Falafels and parsley salad but this one comes pretty close. Let's dig in!

 

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TAGS: falafel salad , food, studentfood, studentlife, vegan

"Healthy" & Vegan Choc Pudding

Januar 20, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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My study mode is officially in it's glory and the days seem to be a constant repetition of the same thing. A loop of studying and basic human needs. I always try to find a little highlight during this time and onne thing that made the day happier was : Food. It's better to know that some delicious dish awaits you than just trying to eat something for the sole purpose of eating. Not my thing. 

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Meatless Monday: Protein Guide

Dezember 9, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello friends, 

For everyone who has been following me on instagram knows that I am trying to show people veggie/ vegan alternatives. One initiative is that I post a meatless monday recipe every monday. Some of my male friends try to eat more plant-based and asked if I know what kind of foods contain high amount of protein. So today I created a little protein guide: 

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I hope this will help everyone out there! Please remember that reducing a little is better than doing nothing at all! 

- xo, sarah. 

TAGS: meatlessmonday, protein guide, vegan, vegetarian

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas

November 26, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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I am not from America but Leonie and me love to host friendsgiving ( you know - food and drinks, what do you need more). So here are a few vegan TG recipes if you have no idea what to do : 

  1. Vegan Meatloaf ! Never tried it but I will try this before Christmas. 
  2. A vegan cheese plate served in a form of a turkey? Count me in! 
  3. This Winter Salad as a starter sounds amazing.Or maybe a Kale Salad, or even a falafel salad
  4. I LOVE vegan Mac and Cheese. Try this one but my favorite is this german recipe
  5. Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate is a beloved favorite. 
  6. Vegan Creamy Mashed Potatos- yuuuuuuum. 
  7. Pecan Pie Sticky Pie so everybody will feel extra full, ha!
  8. We did this Cobbler last year and everybody loved it. 
  9. Or this Sweet Potato Creme Brulee
  10. Omg! Vegan Tiramisu??

Hope this will help you to have an amazing meal! 

-xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: food, thanksgiving, vegan, vegan thanksgiving