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10+ Vegan Pie Crust Recipes

14 delicious pie crust recipes – all vegan (dairy-free & egg-free), most are nut-free and two even gluten-free! Vegan pie crusts made with aquafaba, red palm or coconut oil, cocoa butter or olive oil, raw nut butter or nut flour.

10+ Vegan Pie Crust Recipes

I tried all the vegan pie crust recipes and they were delicious! Of course, they’re different than butter-based pie crusts: The coconut pie crust tastes of coconut, the cocoa butter pie crust tastes of chocolate and the almond pie crust tastes slightly of almonds. The boiled pie crust and the pasta dough pie crust aren’t as flaky like a pie crust made with butter. The chickpea flour pie crust is only for savory pies and the palm oil pie crust is bright yellow!

My favorite vegan pie crusts are the aquafaba pie crust, the hazelnut pie crust and the pie crust with soy milk and lemon juice. The aquafaba and soy milk lemon pie crusts are just as flaky as an all-butter pie crust and they have a neutral taste – perfect for all kinds of pies! And the hazelnut is delicious with fruit pies, such as blackberry pie, apple pie or juneberry pie, and if you have pie dough leftover you can turn it into hazelnut cookies or dog treats. Continue reading 10+ Vegan Pie Crust Recipes

Homemade Aquafaba

Homemade aquafaba is amazing stuff! Turn something that you’d usually throw away into vegan whipped cream and vegan meringue. How amazing is that?! Aquafaba is easy to make at home and it tastes much better than store-bought aquafaba.

Homemade Aquafaba
Whipped aquafaba is pure white! Homemade aquafaba, whipped homemade aquafaba and cooked chickpeas

Aquafaba – sometimes called chickpea brine – is the cooking water of chickpeas (or other legumes). It’s a natural, vegan, plant-based egg replacer. You can use aquafaba as vegan egg substitute for cakes, as binder for vegan burgers, for vegan mayonnaise or vegan cheese, for vegan marshmallows or vegan marshmallow fluff, to make vegan mousse and vegan buttercream, as vegan whipped cream substitute or vegan ice cream base, for vegan chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, for fluffy vegan waffles and crepes – you can even make vegan meringue or a vegan pavlova with aquafaba! Continue reading Homemade Aquafaba

Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

This naturally blue lemon ice cream is naturally colored with butterfly pea tea! And even if it’s vegan, the ice cream is so creamy because it’s made with whipped aquafaba!

Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

I’m still intrigued by the dark ink blue of butterfly pea tea! It’s so easy to dye food naturally blue with butterfly pea flowers – easier than making homemade natural blue food coloring with red cabbage – and it has no taste whatsoever! That’s great because it doesn’t overpower other flavors. The ice cream is flavored with lemon zest – no lemon juice – because natural food coloring is ph-sensitive.

The naturally blue lemon ice cream is refreshing, lemony and not too sweet (feel free to add more sugar if you want) – perfect for sweltering hot summer days! Continue reading Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Reduce your food waste and turn watermelon rinds into easy, tasty and healthy recipes. More than 15 sweet and savory watermelon rind recipes for you to choose your favorite!

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes - Sweet & Savory

Stop! Don’t toss that watermelon rind! Yes, watermelon rind is edible – it’s also delicious and healthy (more about the benefits of watermelon rind here). You can juice watermelon rind and use the juice instead of water for lemonade, popsicles or pancakes. You can turn the boring rind into delicious watermelon rind candy, fry it like french fries or use the diced watermelon rind as vegetable in stir-fries.

And my blog name doesn’t have the word ‘historically’ in it for nothing! 😉 Most of the watermelon rind recipes are historical recipes – dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian era! Continue reading 15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Who thought that kitchen scraps can taste so delicious? Make deep-fried watermelon rind with the part of the fruit that you’d usually toss! Deep-fried watermelon rind is healthier than French fries and just as delicious!

Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind - Vegan And Gluten-Free

The deep-fried watermelon rind is inspired by Indian pakoras. I used my vegan batter as coating for the watermelon rind – so the fried watermelon rind is vegan and you can make it gluten-free if you want. Continue reading Deep-Fried Watermelon Rind – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Candied Watermelon Rind

Candied watermelon rind makes a refreshing, lemony treat! Yes, watermelon rind that you’d usually throw away is edible! 😉 It takes some time to make candied watermelon rind – you first have to soak the watermelon rind in salted water, boil it until tender and then candy it – but the end result is totally worth it!

I adapted an Edwardian recipe for candied watermelon rind – below is the original and the adapted recipe.

Candied Watermelon Rind Recipe Continue reading Candied Watermelon Rind

Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup

Old-fashioned lilac syrup made with fresh lilac flowers! This lilac flower syrup tastes sweet and like lilac flowers smell!

Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup

Did you know that lilac flowers are edible? I didn’t until two years ago but now I’m addicted! I couldn’t find many lilac flower recipes. So I adapted my sweet woodruff syrup recipe and came up with this lilac flower syrup! All you need for this simple old-fashioned lilac syrup is fresh lilac flowers, sugar and water! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup

Homemade Lilac Ice Cream With Fresh Lilac Flowers

Homemade lilac ice cream with fresh lilac flowers – a sweet, delicious and unusual ice cream for hot summer days! The lilac ice cream is egg-free, dairy-free & vegan!

Homemade Lilac Ice Cream With Fresh Lilac Flowers

Lilac flowers are one of my favorite spring flowers! I was so happy when I found out that lilac flowers are edible! I thought lilac ice cream would be delicious but I couldn’t find a recipe for lilac blossom ice cream. So I adapted one of my vegan ice cream recipes – jasmine ice cream – and came up with this lilac ice cream with fresh lilac flowers! Continue reading Homemade Lilac Ice Cream With Fresh Lilac Flowers

Candied Cherries Recipe – Quick, Easy & Delicious

These homemade candied cherries are quick and easy to make – and they taste much better than the store-bought kind! The candied cherries are made with fresh cherries, not canned cherries or maraschino cherries.

Homemade Candied Cherries

I love candied cherries – but the store-bought ones have such an unnatural color and doesn’t taste like cherry at all! After making candied lemon and orange peel and candied orange slices I thought I’d give homemade candied cherries a try.

And they turned out delicious and I never would’ve thought that candied cherries can be made so quickly and easily at home! All you need for these homemade cherries is pitted cherries, sugar and water. Some candied cherry recipes say to let the cherries soak for up to 14 days in simple syrup but this recipe is quicker: the candied cherries can be done in 1 hour! Continue reading Candied Cherries Recipe – Quick, Easy & Delicious