All posts tagged: goji berries

Skillet Rock Cakes with Goji Berries

This week I have been once again facing the perils of cooking without an oven, and in my mind all I want to do is bake. I made up the batter for these rock cakes with the intention of baking them traditionally in the oven.  I had everything all ready and the oven pre-heating! Then disaster…  Once again I heard the noise of the gas change,  had a look underneath and saw the fuel pipe was on fire on the OUTSIDE!  Argh ! The thing drives me crazy. I was determined to not let the batter go to waste…  Wasting food is not something that happens on these ships.  There is a very well enforced rule of ‘if you put it on your plate… Your eating it’. So I grabbed my skillet and thought why not? It could work. These delicious Skillet Rock Cakes were the result and can be enjoyed anytime of the day.  We had them for an afternoon snack served with jam and vegan custard, then this morning I had the leftovers …

Mango Raspberry Smoothie with Spirulina

  This has been my favourite smoothie in a long time, and with only a few ingredients. I love the deep green colour that comes out from all that spirulina, and which the other ingredients the flavour of the spirulina doesn’t overpower at all. And the added goji berries give another superfood boost.   Mango and Raspberry Smoothie with Spirulina ½ cup fresh raspberries large handful of fresh spinach 1 medium sized mango, cubed and scooped out 1 tsp spirulina powder 1 Tbsp goji berries water to cover Place all ingredients in a blender, just covered over with water and blend until smooth. Drink straight away, add ice if you wish.  

Vegan Rocky Road with Goji Berries

After I got my Vegan Kind box through last month I knew I wanted to save the Freedom Mallows Vegan Marshmallows for something awesome. I asked around and the general consensus was it had to be Rocky Road. I had never actually had rocky road before! Being English, it wasn’t such a common thing growning up, but hearing about it I really wanted to give it a go and try some. I added the goji berries here as I like the salty sweet flavour and think it goes well with the chocolate. I have been keeping my batch in the freezer so it stays fresh and lasts even longer, plus it gets super chewy in there and less melty while your eating it. (I’m not such a big fan of having my hands covered in chocolate while I’m eating!) Hope you enjoy!   Rocky Road with Goji Berries   200g dark chocolate 2 tbsp agave nectar ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp vegan margarine 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1½ cups vegan marshmallows (I used Freedom Mallows) …