May 30, 2016

The Big Vegan Giveaway Brands





We are so excited to announce that the launch of 'The Big Vegan Giveaway' is getting close! 
We are so thankful to all of the brands above for participating and adding their favourite vegan products.

Stay tuned... the gifty goodness is near!

May 29, 2016

Vegan Bunuelos and Chocolate Sauce Recipe


One of the amazing things about recruiting new Veggieful ambassadors is that you really expand your recipe repertoire and try new things! When you run a recipe blog, you tend to make the same types of dishes. Ones that you like and you are comfortable with. However, now we have our newest Veggieful ambassador, Anna from On the DF, makes incredible vegan recipes including these CRAZILY delicious vegan bunuelos. If you haven't heard of bunuelos, just like I hadn't, they are a type of Mexican fried cookie or Mexican fried ball. I LOVEEEEEE how they puff up like this! Look at them! How can you not love them?

Why we love them:
Vegan? TICK!
Easy? TICK!
Delicious? TICK!
Crispy? TICK!
Puffy? TICK!
Sweet? TICK!
Decadent? TICK!
Naughty? TICK!

If you have the time, make sure you check out Anna and all of her yummy recipes and travel adventures! Enjoy <3

makes 12


the bunuelos:
1 - 1.5 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup (65ml) extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup (125ml) watersunflower oil, for frying (or sub safflower, grapeseed, peanut, or canola oil)
powdered sugar, for dusting
the chocolate sauce:
1/2 cup (125ml) coconut milk
1/4 cup (65ml) water
2 tsp light brown sugar
75g vegan dark chocolate
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder


  1. Combine flour & baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Add in the extra virgin olive oil and, using your fingers, work until the mixture looks and feels like damp sand.
  2. Add in the water, then work the mixture into a ball. Transfer to a clean surface and knead until a smooth dough forms. Wrap your dough in plastic/cling wrap; set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. While the dough is resting, make the chocolate sauce: combine coconut milk, water, & coconut sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Immediately turn off the heat, add in the dairy-free dark chocolate, ground cinnamon, & chili powder. Stir until melted and smooth; set aside until buñuelos are ready to serve.
  4. Once the dough has rested, cut it into 12 even pieces. using a floured rolling pin, roll out into thin, 5-inch discs.
  5. Add about an inch of sunflower oil into a large, deep skillet (filling it up no more than halfway) and heat to 350°f. Place one dough disc in the oil at a time. a little caution: the oil will bubble up a little, and the buñuelos will puff up a lot.
  6. Fry for about 30 seconds, or until the edges turn light- to medium-brown. Using heat resistant tongs, flip it over and fry the other side for about 30 more seconds, or until golden brown. Transfer to parchment paper to cool off and drain, then continue this frying process until all the buñuelos are cooked.
  7. To serve, dust the buñuelos with powdered sugar + drizzle with the chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate & cinnamon, if desired.
  8. Though best when fresh, store leftover buñuelos in aluminum foil at room temperature for a day or two. Store leftover chocolate sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (use extra sauce for other desserts or drizzle over coconut ice cream!)



May 20, 2016

12 of Veggieful's Best Vegan Pasta Recipes




There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of pasta. It is easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing and simply satisfying. How can you not love it? If I ever have two more children (Jerome, I promise this is just a figure of speech), I shall name them linguine and spaghetti out of complete devotion to my favourite food. I think they would fit in perfectly with our two daughters Mia and Bella... a full Italian themed family! Enough from me, enjoy the deliciousness below!


Vegan Alfredo Pasta Recipe

May 19, 2016

Macaccino Giveaway



Its giveaway time again! This week, it is a Macaccino gift pack from SOL Natural Foods! If you haven't heard about Macaccino yet, it isn't too late to get on the bandwagon. Read more about the products down below.

CONGRATS JENNIFER!





Prize includes:
1. Macaccino Original  
2. Magical Mint  
3. Black Reserve 
4. Macaccino t-shirt
5. Mug
6. Travel mug



How to enter:
Enter via Facebook above. 1 entry = 1 tag. Tag as many friends as you want, as many times as you want... GO!


Terms:
There will be one winner. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday 23rd May 2016. Have fun!


A bit about Macaccino:
Roasted Macaccino Blends are our nutrient-rich, superfood-based beverages that will redefine how you see energy drinks. We have perfected the art of mixing hand-roasted Peruvian maca root with other organic superfood ingredients to create the world’s most delectable maca-based energy drinks. 

Our delicious Macaccinos are designed to give you a more genuine energy that lasts much longer than the shaky feeling you experience with coffee and other highly-caffeinated beverages. With Macaccino, we are creating a movement towards clean, sustainable energy that will transform the world. Macaccino energy drinks are completely organic superfood energy drinks that use dense nutrition to provide a long-term energy boost similar to that from coffee and sugar, but without the crash and jitters. 

Each cup of Macaccino provides:
  • An organic/vegan/gluten-free/non-gmo/non-pesticide/sugar-free energy drink
  • 18 amino acids
  • Over 60 vitamins, phyto-nutrients, and minerals
  • Polyphenols to help balance mood
  • Calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium
  • Delicious, much like coffee and hot chocolate

May 18, 2016

Giveaways





Watch this space






  1. Biome Eco Store Kitchen Giveaway - Congrats Nina!
  2. Macaccino Prize Pack - Congrats Jennifer! 
  3. The BIG Vegan Giveaway - Congrats Krystal!




The Veggieful Team




There is nothing we love more than amazing people who contribute amazing things to our blog. You MUST check out the following lovelies who submit the most delicious vegan recipes:



    


May 10, 2016

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Creams


I know this is the second icecream recipe I have posted this week BUT our newest Veggieful ambassador, Buffy from Be Good Organics makes the most mouth-watering and luxurious creamy yum yums EVER! She has so many wonderful healthy recipes. You just have to check her out! She uses some ingredients that we don't normally see on Veggieful which I really love. It is always good to try new things, especially healthier versions of ingredients we regularly use. Looking at this recipe, I instantly think of a ferrero rocher flavour. I bet it would have that same chocolatey, creamy and hazelnutty flavour. Have a go and let me know what you think :) Have a lovely day! 


Ice Cream Ingredients:
   2 ripe avocados (~2 cups)
   1 1/4 c hazelnut (or almond) milk (unsweetened)
   1/2 c cacao powder
   6 tbsp coconut nectar (or sweetner of choice such as maple syrup)
   1 tbsp vanilla extract
   1/8 tsp sea salt
   3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
   1/4 tsp guar gum*

Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:
   3 tbsp cacao butter (melted)
   3 tbsp cacao powder
   1/2 tsp vanilla extract
   1 tsp coconut nectar
   Pinch sea salt

Crushed hazelnuts, to sprinkle

* You can also use 1 tsp lecithin instead



  1. Blend all ice cream ingredients in a high speed blender until super creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour into ice block moulds, pat down to remove any air bubbles, place an ice cream stick in the centre of each and pop in the freezer over night.
  3. Run warm water over the ice cream moulds to loosen, then lay the ice creams down on a tray.
  4. Whisk together the chocolate topping ingredients and drizzle over the ice creams, sprinkling straight after with crushed hazelnuts and more drizzle until it’s all used up.
  5. Pop back in the freezer for at least half an hour or until completely firm again before serving. Enjoy!

May 9, 2016

The Big Vegan Giveaway - Sneak Peek #2


You may have seen our announcement a few days ago about how we will soon be hosting "The Big Vegan Giveaway"! A huge prize pack filled with vegan products, makeup, skincare, yum yums and chocolate. We have so many AMAZING vegan companies and businesses who have contributed the most spectacular prizes.

Here is the SECOND sneak peek of some of the brands you will see in the giveaway! 

Make sure you check out: Sweet William, Eco Tan, A'kin, Al'chemy, Adorn Cosmetics and Natures Organics Pty Ltd.

May 8, 2016

Vegan Cheesy Queso Dip Recipe


You got me at cheesy and dip. There is nothing yummier than a cheesy dip. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

Why do I love this dip? It is:
Creamy? Tick!
Tasty? Tick!
Easy? Tick!
Cheesy? Tick!
Decadent? Tick!
Healthy? Tick!

Seriously, store this in your recipe pocket for your next social gathering. You will gain the reputation of being an amazing cook plus more friends. It is a win win! Enjoy.




2 cups plant milk (such as Vitasoy Soy Milk)
1 cup raw cashews, pre-soaked for a few hours then drained
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
big big pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon corn flour
2 teaspoons paprika



  1. Soak your cashews for a few hours prior to making the recipe. Drain and pour into a food processor.
  2. Add all other ingredients and process until smooth and creamy without lumps.
  3. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
  4. Pour into a pot on medium heat and stir until it begins to simmer/bubble.
  5. Stir for a minute or so until it thickens and take off the heat.
  6. Pour into a bowl and serve immediately!


Nutrition information is an approximate guideline only.
High in iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, calcium and thiamin.

What is vegan at Eagle Boys Australia?



This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 8th May 2016




Pizza bases:
  • Gluten free bases
  • Other bases

Pizza toppings:
  • Garlic sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Tomato pizza sauce
  • All veggie and salad topping

Condiments:
  • Smokey BBQ sauce
  • Plum sauce
  • Sweet chilli sauce
Note: tomato 'dipping' sauce contains milk.

Sides:
  • Tinned apple
  • All veggies for pizzas

Desserts:
  • Churros!!
  • Custard!!

Drinks:
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Juices

What is vegan at Pizza Hut Australia?



This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 8th May 2016




Pizza bases:
  • Perfecto
  • Pan
  • Thin n crispy
Note: the gluten free bases are not vegan.

Pizza toppings:
  • BBQ base sauce
  • All veggie and salad toppings
  • Chipotle sauce
  • Smokey BBQ sauce
  • Mexican bean sauce
Note: the tomato base sauce is not vegan.

Condiments:
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Smokey BBQ sauce

Extras:
  • Garlic bread
Note: the chips are not classed as vegan as have added chicken salt which includes chicken.

Drinks:
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Juices

Pizza hut vegan info PDF here.

What is vegan at Dominos Australia?


This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 27th January 2017


Pizza bases:

  • Classic
  • Deep pan
  • Thin n crispy
  • Gluten free

Pizza toppings:
  • BBQ sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • All veggie and salad topping

Condiments:
  • Buffalo hot sauce

Sides:
  • Garlic bread
  • Chips

Drinks:
  • Soft drinks

What to order? The vegorama without cheese!

What is vegan at Subway Australia?


This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 26th March 2017


Bread:

  • 9-grain wheat bread
  • Multi-grain bread
  • Roasted garlic bread
  • Wheat bread
  • White bread
  • Wrap

Condiments:
  • Sweet onion dressing
  • Zesty italian dressing
  • Deli brown mustard dressing
  • Yellow mustard dressing
  • BBQ sauce
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Tomato sauce

Drinks:
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Juices

Extras:
  • Veggie patty
  • All salads

What is vegan at KFC Australia?



This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 1st October 2018


Sides/extras:

  • So salad including dressing
  • Chips - The chips are now vegan as of 1st October 2018


Drinks:

  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Juices

Sauces:
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Saucy tomato

What is vegan at Red Rooster Australia?


This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 8th May 2016



Sides:

  • Famous chips
  • Garlic bread
  • Roast potato
  • Roast carrot
  • Roast pumpkin
  • Corn, excludes butter.
  • Peas
  • Garden salad
  • Hash browns

Drinks:
  • Soft drinks
  • Water
  • Juices

What is vegan at McDonalds Australia?


This list was created to help those who are looking for vegan options. Yes, the company itself isn't vegan and prepares/sells non-vegan products. However, the point of this is to show what can be purchased. Hopefully, a push for more vegan products will have a positive influence on these companies. Feel free to add to the list or remove from the list by commenting on this post. Remember, be kind. We don't need those wearing grumpy pants.

If you want to add or remove to the list, make sure attach a quote, link or photo that proves the change.

Disclaimer: This is an AUSTRALIAN list. Products may be different in other countries. Ingredients and products are always subject to change. This is a guide only. Always check before consuming.


Last updated: 26th March 2017


Bread:

  • All bread buns


Sides:

  • Fries (in Australia they are vegan)
  • Loaded fries - the one with guacamole and salsa.


Condiments:

  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Italian dressing
  • Tomato sauce
  • Hotcake maple syrup


Salad things:

  • Side salad
  • Garden salad
  • All salads to add to burgers


Breakfast:

  • Hash browns
  • English muffins


Sweet things:

  • Box of cookies


Extras:

  • Apple slices


Drinks:

  • Water
  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Frozen coke
  • Frozen fanta
  • Various soft drinks
  • Soy coffees
  • Vanilla syrup for coffees
  • Caramel syrup for coffees
  • Hazelnut syrup for coffees
Note: the chocolate powder sprinkled on the cappucinos and mochas isn't vegan.