London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series/Nama Foods. Notting Hill

Hello, Everyone!

I never thought I would like to write a review of a restaurant, but I definitely changed my mind after trying Nama’s Italian Wrap and their amazing Cheesecake. The food was good enough that after visiting Nama an idea to start a post series came to my mind. It will be called London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series. Or something like that. You get the point.

What was so amazing about Nama?

Everything was gluten and wheat free, it was extremely exciting for me because I could order anything! It doesn’t happen a lot when I eat out.
The taste! My Italian wrap: ‘Herbed macadamia ricotta, Pomodoro, green pesto, semi-dehydrated tomatoes, balsamic mushrooms, spinach, carrot’ That day I fancied some veggies for lunch and that wrap was absolutely everything I wanted. Vegetables were fresh and crispy, and the taste of the ricotta was much better than the original, regular ricotta./ and my fiancee’s blueberry cheesecake: Brazil nut and coconut crust, cultured cashew and blueberry filling, candied coconut’.  I’m so sorry mum but I think it was the best cheesecake in the world (:D). It was a blueberry cheesecake but it also had a little bit of chocolatey taste, it wasn’t too sweet, it was just great. And in my opinion, it was different than other raw desserts I tried because I could taste the coconut, not just the coconut oil which is added everywhere when it comes to raw desserts.

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The way our meals were presented. They were served beautifully, it always makes me eat slower!
Really nice staff. But for the next time -leaving one menu on the table would have been useful 😀

I will definitely visit the place again, I really need to try their blueberry pancakes! I highly recommend visiting Nama Foods, you will not regret it.

This is my genuine opinion, the post isn’t sponsored!

What is also cool about them is that they also provide raw food courses (click). I think I will consider it as my skills are horrible when it comes to desserts and their presence.

Londoners ( or not Londoners who visited London and tried some vegan places) do you know any other vegan and gluten free friendly places? I really want to check them out! Please, let me know in the comments, email me or send a pigeon. Will be waiting.

 

Veggie Rolls

Time for a vegan recipe!

I always thought these are very time-consuming. But when I tried making some, I completely changed my mind, not only they are not time-consuming but also they are delicious!

You need:

Rice paper. I prefer bigger size.
Veggies! I used: peppers, avocado, rocket, radish, carrots, cucumbers.
Water.

Chilli sauce:

One chilli pepper.
Olive oil or rapeseed oil, it’s up to you.
Cider Vinegar.
Salt and pepper.
Garlic, one clove.
Water.
Tomato sauce.
Something sweet. I added some date syrup.
Black sesame (optional)
Soy Sauce. I always use Kikkoman Gluten Free

Preparation :

Chop chilli and garlic in super small pieces and fry a little bit. Then add a little bit of tomato sauce, then water, spices, sesame (optional), sweet stuff, and vinegar. Stir it and keep checking the taste, and keep adding things if you need to 🙂

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Check out my other vegan recipes: Sibberi Citrus Drink , Vegan Waffles.

Vegan Chocolates

‘Fighting’ late night cravings with Peanut Butter Vegan Pralines!

Sweet cravings… we all have them sometimes! What should we do when we want something sweet but don’t want to ruin our healthy diet? We make Vegan Pralines with peanut butter! Grab this quick and easy recipe and treat yourself with healthy pralines.

What do you need:

  • Creamed Coconut or Coconut oil mixed with creamed coconut.
  • Cocoa
  • Peanut Butter. I used Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Agave Syrup / Xylitol / Date Syrup or whatever you want for sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract or any other flavour you want. I used vanilla sticks for extra fresh taste.

Process:

Melt creamed coconut, be careful not to get water in it because it might get lumpy. Add some sweetener, I added 3 tsp of Biona Agave Syrup . Mix it together and then add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, I used this Organic Cocoa Powder

When you have your chocolate part ready, put a layer of it in forms, to make the bottom of a praline. When it’s done, put the form in the fridge. Keep it there for at least one hour, or put it in the freezer and wait 15 minutes (just as I do, I’m not patient when it comes to food) .

Peanut butter filling:

It’s the simplest part of the recipe. Mix peanut butter with a little bit of salt and some sweetener and put the filling into your form. Next, pour the rest of your chocolate coconut (melt it again if needed) and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours. No cutting corners here with freezing it – give the pralines some time to settle.

Last step… enjoy your pralines!

 

 

 

If you have some questions, drop me a comment or an email. And if you made them, feel free to post them on Instagram and tag me, I’m always happy to see it!

Check also my Vegan Spelt Waffles Recipe

 

 

 

 

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