All posts by justatevegan

Organic Chia Pudding

1/4 cup of organic chia seeds
1 and 1/4 cup of organic coconut milk
A swirl of Organic Agave nectar

If ever you could fall in love with food
Or eat something that could put you in a good mood.
The subject of that affection so nutritious and sweet,
is chia pudding it’s just so delicious to eat!
Simply take the ingredients and add them all in a jar,
Shake it all up, make sure the lid isn’t ajar!
Then leave in the fridge to set overnight
And in the morning it’ll be pudding delight!




Bananango Warm Smoothie

What do you do when you’re craving fruit?
And you’re just so cold you could wear your ski suit?
Why you take your fruit and add some heat!
It really is such a delight to eat!

Some coconut milk, two bananas and one medium mango,
Is all it takes to make this smoothie tango!

Then whizz it all around in your blender,
A combination that’s quite a splendour!
Then pour into a pan on a medium heat
And when it begins to bubble serve to eat!

Love, the JA ladies!

Carrot Curl Roses

You’d think if I told you, you could make a salad flower,
You’d be there with your knife spending hour after hour.
Well, we are here to tell you that this isn’t true at all
All you need is this incredible new kitchen tool



It’s simply like a sharpener you would use for a pencil
Instead use the carrot, you won’t even need a stencil!
Once you create these magnificent carrot curls,
Just roll them up to create awesome flower swirls!


We added some tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce green
And sprinkled with hemp seeds – we like to eat clean!
Then added a garnish in the curl centre
Voila! You’ll soon be a gourmet presenter!


Love, The JA Ladies

Raspberry & Pear ‘nutty’ Crumble

You know those mornings when it is just too cold for ice?
It’s raining outside and something warm would be nice.
Or when you’re in need of a warm dessert that’s guilt-free,
Well we have for you here the most delicious warm recipe.

Put some chosen frozen or fresh fruit onto an oven plate,
Then top with crushed nuts, Brazils or walnuts are great.
We have used organic raspberries and some pear,
Though of course go with any combination you dare!



Bake until the fruit is soft for thirty minutes or maybe forty
And Voila! A breakfast or dessert that’s nice and not naughty!


IMG_2172.JPG Love, The JA Ladies

Vegan Organic Lentil & Potato Curry


– Organic Green lentils,
– Organic Potatoes
– An Organic Onion
– Biona Organic Coconut Bar
– Water

– Organic Ground Turmeric
– Organic Cumin Seeds
– Organic Crushed chilies
– Organic Cayenne Pepper

– Organic Cucumber
– Organic Sesame Oil
– Organic Plum Tomatoes

Hurry! hurry! Hurry! come and get your curry!
We’ll show you how there’s no need to worry!
Take some potatoes and dice them into pieces
And chop an onion until its roundness deceases.

Then with a little oil put both ingredients into a pan,
And simmer until the onion is all soft as it can.
Then add green lentils, other colours would work too,
Be sure they’ve previously been soaked right through.


Add a bar of coconut cream to a boiling water dish
It helps to melt the bar leave for as long as you wish
Add the cream when melted to the curry pan
fill the pan with water so it’s as level as it can


Then put the cooker on at a low to medium heat
And Cook until the potatoes are soft enough to eat
You’ll need to add your spices at this point too
To perfect taste, keep tasting all the way through!



Here’s something a little different, something a little unique
Have you ever fried cucumbers? It gives them a nice tweak!
We added some sesame oil and some salt and some spice
Fried them until brown and crispy and they were oh so nice!




Then add halved plum tomatoes and the plate is complete!
A yummy delicious meal that’s warm, filling and neat!


Love, The JA Ladies

Oodles of Cucoodles!

Greetings, dear readers are you ready for something viral?
Please collect your cucumber, we’re sending it into a spiral!
Gather also some tomatoes and a bowl of chickpeas too,
A red onion and a beetroot that’s cooked all the way through.

Now chop all the ingredients and just a cucumber quarter,
Slice chop and dice them, don’t worry if some are shorter.
And mix them together with a dressing of your choice,
And the main salad is ready – *skip around and rejoice!*

Now take a vegetable spiraliser and hold it in your hand,
Place the cucumber inside, and you’ll soon understand…

That these sharp teeth cut the cucumber into noodles,
So not before long you have oodles of cucoodles!



Now spoon the mixed salad into the centre of a plate,
What a beautiful mix of colours together they create!


Then circulate your cucoodles around the salad on your dish,
And you’ve a splendid healthy salad, that’s looking rather swish!


We added some tomato slices to keep the circle trend,
Voila! Enjoyable moments of spiralising to you we send šŸ™‚


Love, The JA Ladies

A Very Berry Breakfast

Here is a recipe that is simple and sweet
It is a truly scrumptious breakfast treat.
Great for a refreshing start in the morn,
Sure to eradicate every trace of a yawn!

Just a banana and several frozen berries too,
We used strawberries and lots of berries blue.
A swirl of agave nectar or syrup from the maple,
And a cup of coconut or almond milk is staple.
Blueberries, Red berries, any berry you wish
Whatever colour you’d like to turn your dish!
It is a decorative idea to leave berries for your topping,
And some desiccated coconut for the very last dropping.
And maybe something nutty you might like to leave behind
Some pistachios or almonds or any other nuts you can find.
We like desiccated coconut it gives us something munchy
And adding nuts on top gives us something really crunchy.


Blend the berries, milk and nectar together in your blender
Until you have a texture that is soft, smooth and tender
If you add a cup of water it will help the blades whizz round
And prevent a powder like texture and an ear-splitting sound!
Pour your berry delicious consistency into a cup or bowl
Add toppings on top and you have completed your goal!




Love, The JA ladies

Cucumber Curl Salad

This post is all about lots of colour and curls,
Bright food, bright tools and simple salad swirls.
This dish is eye candy, quite a work of art,
So without further ado, let’s make a start:

First lets get our veggies all scrubbed and clean
We have a new brush, the friendliest we’ve seen!
Introducing our jolly Joie Veggie Dude
Sure to put anyone in the most happiest mood!


You’ll now need the tool you use to take off potato peel,
We use our Oxo Good Grips ‘Y’ Peeler to begin our meal.
Peel one side so you have a rectangular edge that’s straight
You’ll see the wider the peel, the longer the curl on your plate

Continue making peel strips until you get to the seed,
Then turn it over and continue for as many as you need.

Now carefully take each peel slice and roll it into a curl
If you, roll them tightly with care, they shouldn’t unfurl.

Here is a close up of our completed curl:
Try it yourself! Go on, and give them a twirl
Next you’ll need your tomatoes we like ours from the vine,
Then cut them in half and in quarters, just like you see mine:

Next take a bell pepper, deseed and cut vertically through,
Then cut lots of thin slices and cut them all in to two:


Then take your cooked purple coloured beet
And cut into circle slices so they’re ready to eat.

Then take a small onion and do the same too,
Make lots of circular slices right the way through:

Then take some almond flakes to scatter all on top,
Or any, nut, seed or fruit that you can scatter a drop.


Now collecting your greens in the centre of a dish,
Place the slices and curls around just as you wish.

Then drizzle all over your favourite salad sauce,
I’ll soon add some recipe posts for you of course.

And Voila! There we have it the finished pretty meal,
Oh when pieced all together, doesn’t it look unreal?

Love, The JA Ladies

Lean Clean Cannellini Bean Salad

We’re on a roll so here’s blog post number 2
A quick protein-full salad especially for you!
Just half a bell pepper and a small onion red
And a spoonful of dried parsley or other herb instead.
A quarter of cucumber and some surrounding greens
And don’t forget a large bowl of cannellini beans!

Then chop up the veggies, dice them nice and small
And place all in a bowl and give a good mix to all.
Pour over a little olive oil and the juice of a lime,
And you’ll have the main base in absolutely no time.

Now take some organic spinach, watercress and rocket,
Place it around the edge of a plate leaving a circular pocket.
And spoon the bean mixture right around in the middle,
And voila! A delicious salad that’ll make you as fit as a fiddle!


Love, the JA ladies

Starry Squash Smiles

It’s our first blog post! Hip Hip Hooray!
And we are celebrating with our dinner today.
Doesn’t healthy, delicious food just make you smile?
We like it too when dinner smiles once in a while…
Ladies and Gentlemen I present you tonight’s dinner dish:
Be sure when you eat it, you make a very special wish….


Squash Stars and smiles – oh what a treat!
Who knew vegetables could look so good to eat!
We found our smiley tools here in Lakeland ,
Have you ever seen Butternut Squash ever looking so Grand!?


You’ll need to cut the butternut squash in two,
with the bulky part on one side cut right the way through.
Then take the thinner piece that doesn’t contain seed
And cut long thin slices, as many as you need.
Then push through the cutters and cut through a star,
And cut through the faces – oh so bright they are!



Squash Stars Cut Out


We love our non-stick Royal Line Red Knife
It takes away our food-sticking strife


A little drizzle of oil, we used organic rapeseed
and a sprinkle of seasoning is all that you need.
Put in the oven and bake at medium heat
Until they are warm, crispy and soft enough to eat.


We couldn’t do without our Prestige Baking Tray
which takes all our stick-to-tray troubles away.


Then I made some roast potatoes with lemon slices and spice,
And heated freshly chopped spinach with some herbs to entice.



Then roast the potatoes until they are the crispiest you’ve seen,
And fill the squash until the stars are all green!



And voila! There you have it – stars in your eyes
Healthy, Wholesome vegetables in a fun disguise!


Love, The JA Ladies