http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/ProductDetails?Stockcode=354391&name=countdown-traditional-loaf-pumpkin-chive&search=pumpkin%20loaf

So many of the fresh breads at the supermarket have cheese on them but this is a great fresh loaf without cheese on top that can be frozen and goes good with all soups

http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/ProductDetails?Stockcode=354391&name=countdown-traditional-loaf-pumpkin-chive&search=pumpkin%20loaf

So many of the fresh breads at the supermarket have cheese on them but this is a great fresh loaf without cheese on top that can be frozen and goes good with all soups


Not all sprinkles are made the same.
Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120 and can be found in some sprinkles.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations Magic 100s & 1000s are vegan.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations 100s & 1000s Natural are NOT vegan and contain 120.

Not all sprinkles are made the same.

Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120 and can be found in some sprinkles.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations Magic 100s & 1000s are vegan.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations 100s & 1000s Natural are NOT vegan and contain 120.

Sugar cookies

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Olivani, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 teaspoons of No Egg
8 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt



Directions
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in No Egg, water and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out dough on floured surface .5-1cm thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
When decorating, if you use sprinkle check what kind of colouring is in them (red). 
Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120.

Sugar cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Olivani, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of No Egg
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in No Egg, water and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out dough on floured surface .5-1cm thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
When decorating, if you use sprinkle check what kind of colouring is in them (red). 

Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120.

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.nz/

The safe shop, located in St. Kevins arcade on K’ rd offer a range of vegan products including vegan marshmallows!

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.nz/

The safe shop, located in St. Kevins arcade on K’ rd offer a range of vegan products including vegan marshmallows!

Most supermarkets stock rice milk and soy milk, almond milk can be a bit harder to find though.

Each milk is good for different things. Obviously almond milk is slightly nutty in it’s flavour. Rice milk is very neutral and good for adding to soups, coffee, hot chocolate, cereals and baking. Soy milk is often sweeter, we don’t seem to have unsweetened soy milk readily available in New Zealand but soy milk is good in baking and if you don’t mind the extra sweetness it’s good for hot chocolates, coffee etc…I personally don’t always want that soy taste coming through so I prefer rice milk. Vanilla soy milk, however, is amazing on muesli and in baking. It can give a great taste to sweet scones!!

Chocolate seems to be a big reason many people feel they can’t go vegan but there are plenty of options out there.

First of all, high quality chocolate should be vegan anyway. Good quality chocolate is made from cocoa solids not milk solid.

Other vegan options….

Whittakers 50% cocoa and higher is vegan. 

Nestle Scorched Almonds Dark Chocolate are vegan.

Oreo cookies, original and chocolate filled are vegan….strawberry filled are NOT.

Harvest, Huckleberry farm and the SAFE shop all sell soy chocolate which offers the creamy milk chocolate taste without the animal products. Sweet William Chocolate is a great vegan chocolate that they sell.

Most hot chocolate mixes are vegan but double check for milk powder.

Soup extended….

Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder….
To add substance to vegetable soup and make up for not using a soup mix add a handful of Sun Valley Foods Barley Pearl or some fruit and veg shops have dry soup mixes without stock powder which consist of barley, dried peas etc.
For a standard vegetable soup put 1 litre of Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select Liquid Soup.


Chop 1 potato, 1 kumera, 2 carrots, 1 onion and any other vegetable you like and boil it in the stock until tender. 

For protein add 1/2 a can of mixed beans.
For iron stir in chopped spinach or baby spin age after other vegetables are cooked.
Add extra stock or water as needed.
Serve with bread or through in some dry pasta while cooking to provide carbs.
Most dried pastas are vegan but always double check. If it says egg pasta is is probably not vegan…. :)

Soup extended….

Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder….

To add substance to vegetable soup and make up for not using a soup mix add a handful of Sun Valley Foods Barley Pearl or some fruit and veg shops have dry soup mixes without stock powder which consist of barley, dried peas etc.

For a standard vegetable soup put 1 litre of Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select Liquid Soup.


Chop 1 potato, 1 kumera, 2 carrots, 1 onion and any other vegetable you like and boil it in the stock until tender. 


For protein add 1/2 a can of mixed beans.

For iron stir in chopped spinach or baby spin age after other vegetables are cooked.

Add extra stock or water as needed.

Serve with bread or through in some dry pasta while cooking to provide carbs.

Most dried pastas are vegan but always double check. If it says egg pasta is is probably not vegan…. :)



Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder. 
Carrot and coriander soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil


1 onion, sliced


450g/1lb carrots, sliced


1 tsp ground coriander


1.2 litres vegetable stock
Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select liquid vegetable stock are both vegan, Campbells has a reduced salt option and is as cheap as Select when it is one special. 


Large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped


Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Preparation method

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions and the carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften.


Stir in the ground coriander and season well. Cook for 1 minute.


Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.


Whizz with a hand blender or in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean pan, stir in the fresh coriander and serve.

Store in a sealed box in the fridge or freeze in individual serving sizes. 


Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder. 

Carrot and coriander soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • onion, sliced

  • 450g/1lb carrots, sliced

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock

    Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select liquid vegetable stock are both vegan, Campbells has a reduced salt option and is as cheap as Select when it is one special. 

  • Large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions and the carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften.

  2. Stir in the ground coriander and season well. Cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Whizz with a hand blender or in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean pan, stir in the fresh coriander and serve.

    Store in a sealed box in the fridge or freeze in individual serving sizes. 

Blueberry muffins
Yields: 12 muffinsPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 22 minutes
What You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup rice milk (or soy)
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 lemon, zested
1 cup fresh blueberries or one can, drained and rinsed
…if you can’t find any apple puree blend some canned apple or make it from scratch :)
How to Make Them: 
Preheat oven to 177 degrees C. 
Grease (try olivani) or line a 12 inch muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flours, sugars, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in lemon zest, vanilla and applesauce and stir until fully combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 22 – 25 minutes until fully baked. 

Nutritional information per muffin: 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 2.5 grams of protein. 

Muffin tops
For an alternative, spoon directly onto baking paper on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, allow to cool and peal off.

Blueberry muffins

Yields: 12 muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup rice milk (or soy)
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or one can, drained and rinsed

…if you can’t find any apple puree blend some canned apple or make it from scratch :)

How to Make Them: 

  1. Preheat oven to 177 degrees C. 
  2. Grease (try olivani) or line a 12 inch muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flours, sugars, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in lemon zest, vanilla and applesauce and stir until fully combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 22 – 25 minutes until fully baked. 
Nutritional information per muffin: 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 2.5 grams of protein. 
Muffin tops
For an alternative, spoon directly onto baking paper on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, allow to cool and peal off.
http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/ProductDetails?Stockcode=354391&name=countdown-traditional-loaf-pumpkin-chive&search=pumpkin%20loaf

So many of the fresh breads at the supermarket have cheese on them but this is a great fresh loaf without cheese on top that can be frozen and goes good with all soups

http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/ProductDetails?Stockcode=354391&name=countdown-traditional-loaf-pumpkin-chive&search=pumpkin%20loaf

So many of the fresh breads at the supermarket have cheese on them but this is a great fresh loaf without cheese on top that can be frozen and goes good with all soups


Not all sprinkles are made the same.
Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120 and can be found in some sprinkles.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations Magic 100s & 1000s are vegan.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations 100s & 1000s Natural are NOT vegan and contain 120.

Not all sprinkles are made the same.

Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120 and can be found in some sprinkles.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations Magic 100s & 1000s are vegan.

Dollar Sweets Cake Decorations 100s & 1000s Natural are NOT vegan and contain 120.

Sugar cookies

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Olivani, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 teaspoons of No Egg
8 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt



Directions
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in No Egg, water and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out dough on floured surface .5-1cm thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
When decorating, if you use sprinkle check what kind of colouring is in them (red). 
Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120.

Sugar cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Olivani, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of No Egg
  • 8 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in No Egg, water and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out dough on floured surface .5-1cm thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
When decorating, if you use sprinkle check what kind of colouring is in them (red). 

Cochineal is a bug used to make red food dyes and is often on the label as 120 or e120.

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.nz/

The safe shop, located in St. Kevins arcade on K’ rd offer a range of vegan products including vegan marshmallows!

http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.nz/

The safe shop, located in St. Kevins arcade on K’ rd offer a range of vegan products including vegan marshmallows!

Most supermarkets stock rice milk and soy milk, almond milk can be a bit harder to find though.

Each milk is good for different things. Obviously almond milk is slightly nutty in it’s flavour. Rice milk is very neutral and good for adding to soups, coffee, hot chocolate, cereals and baking. Soy milk is often sweeter, we don’t seem to have unsweetened soy milk readily available in New Zealand but soy milk is good in baking and if you don’t mind the extra sweetness it’s good for hot chocolates, coffee etc…I personally don’t always want that soy taste coming through so I prefer rice milk. Vanilla soy milk, however, is amazing on muesli and in baking. It can give a great taste to sweet scones!!

Chocolate seems to be a big reason many people feel they can’t go vegan but there are plenty of options out there.

First of all, high quality chocolate should be vegan anyway. Good quality chocolate is made from cocoa solids not milk solid.

Other vegan options….

Whittakers 50% cocoa and higher is vegan. 

Nestle Scorched Almonds Dark Chocolate are vegan.

Oreo cookies, original and chocolate filled are vegan….strawberry filled are NOT.

Harvest, Huckleberry farm and the SAFE shop all sell soy chocolate which offers the creamy milk chocolate taste without the animal products. Sweet William Chocolate is a great vegan chocolate that they sell.

Most hot chocolate mixes are vegan but double check for milk powder.

Soup extended….

Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder….
To add substance to vegetable soup and make up for not using a soup mix add a handful of Sun Valley Foods Barley Pearl or some fruit and veg shops have dry soup mixes without stock powder which consist of barley, dried peas etc.
For a standard vegetable soup put 1 litre of Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select Liquid Soup.


Chop 1 potato, 1 kumera, 2 carrots, 1 onion and any other vegetable you like and boil it in the stock until tender. 

For protein add 1/2 a can of mixed beans.
For iron stir in chopped spinach or baby spin age after other vegetables are cooked.
Add extra stock or water as needed.
Serve with bread or through in some dry pasta while cooking to provide carbs.
Most dried pastas are vegan but always double check. If it says egg pasta is is probably not vegan…. :)

Soup extended….

Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder….

To add substance to vegetable soup and make up for not using a soup mix add a handful of Sun Valley Foods Barley Pearl or some fruit and veg shops have dry soup mixes without stock powder which consist of barley, dried peas etc.

For a standard vegetable soup put 1 litre of Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select Liquid Soup.


Chop 1 potato, 1 kumera, 2 carrots, 1 onion and any other vegetable you like and boil it in the stock until tender. 


For protein add 1/2 a can of mixed beans.

For iron stir in chopped spinach or baby spin age after other vegetables are cooked.

Add extra stock or water as needed.

Serve with bread or through in some dry pasta while cooking to provide carbs.

Most dried pastas are vegan but always double check. If it says egg pasta is is probably not vegan…. :)



Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder. 
Carrot and coriander soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil


1 onion, sliced


450g/1lb carrots, sliced


1 tsp ground coriander


1.2 litres vegetable stock
Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select liquid vegetable stock are both vegan, Campbells has a reduced salt option and is as cheap as Select when it is one special. 


Large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped


Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Preparation method

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions and the carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften.


Stir in the ground coriander and season well. Cook for 1 minute.


Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.


Whizz with a hand blender or in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean pan, stir in the fresh coriander and serve.

Store in a sealed box in the fridge or freeze in individual serving sizes. 


Now winter is coming soups are a great way to get warm while being nutritious and yummy. Vegan soups are not always available but making your own soup it easy, and can be frozen. King Soup Mix is NOT vegan as far as I know. Watch out for milk powder. 

Carrot and coriander soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • onion, sliced

  • 450g/1lb carrots, sliced

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock

    Campbells Real Stock Vegetable Stock Liquid or Select liquid vegetable stock are both vegan, Campbells has a reduced salt option and is as cheap as Select when it is one special. 

  • Large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions and the carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to soften.

  2. Stir in the ground coriander and season well. Cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Whizz with a hand blender or in a blender until smooth. Reheat in a clean pan, stir in the fresh coriander and serve.

    Store in a sealed box in the fridge or freeze in individual serving sizes. 

Blueberry muffins
Yields: 12 muffinsPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 22 minutes
What You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup rice milk (or soy)
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 lemon, zested
1 cup fresh blueberries or one can, drained and rinsed
…if you can’t find any apple puree blend some canned apple or make it from scratch :)
How to Make Them: 
Preheat oven to 177 degrees C. 
Grease (try olivani) or line a 12 inch muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flours, sugars, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in lemon zest, vanilla and applesauce and stir until fully combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 22 – 25 minutes until fully baked. 

Nutritional information per muffin: 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 2.5 grams of protein. 

Muffin tops
For an alternative, spoon directly onto baking paper on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, allow to cool and peal off.

Blueberry muffins

Yields: 12 muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup rice milk (or soy)
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or one can, drained and rinsed

…if you can’t find any apple puree blend some canned apple or make it from scratch :)

How to Make Them: 

  1. Preheat oven to 177 degrees C. 
  2. Grease (try olivani) or line a 12 inch muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flours, sugars, baking powder and salt with a whisk. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in lemon zest, vanilla and applesauce and stir until fully combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake muffins for 22 – 25 minutes until fully baked. 
Nutritional information per muffin: 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 2.5 grams of protein. 
Muffin tops
For an alternative, spoon directly onto baking paper on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, allow to cool and peal off.

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This is a blog for recipes and products that are vegan.
New Zealand is a meat and dairy country so being vegan is not always easy or accepted but is is possible.
Here I will document vegan alternatives available in New Zealand, where you can get them as well as recipes with all products available in New Zealand.
I am aware there are some hardcore vegans out there that will disagree with what I say, not every vegan will eat things that "may contain traces" of non vegan products and some vegans will not even touch products from companies that make none vegan foods. I am not like that. For me being vegan is about keeping my body healthy and respecting animals and their life. Also a vegan lifestyle is kinder on the environment which is a lucky extra. :)
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