Healthy Vegan Friday #32 Banoffee Pie, Quinoa Sushi and Nutella Brownie Parfait

Hi there!  I hope you’ve had a great week.  After having a hard week with my toddler, I was relieved when my husband told me he’d quite like to take her to stay with his parents for a weekend.  As I’m quite heavily pregnant now I’m not too keen on travelling, so we thought it was a perfect opportunity for me to have a lovely break on my own, and for my husband to spend some quality time with our daughter.  I’ve only ever been away from her for 2 hours since she was born 19 months ago and I’m already missing her like crazy.  I am really enjoying the quiet, just to be able to eat my lunch uninterrupted and have some ‘me’ time.  So I’m off to get my long dark hair cut short and dyed.  It’s nice to be able to do something for myself for a change.

I haven’t been doing as much meal preparation this last week as I normally like to do as my toddler has worn me out.  I did manage to make this Eat To Live Bolognese which was absolutely gorgeous and stocked up my freezer very well for the next week.  I’ve also been carrying on with my bread experiments.  I made a very complex whole wheat bread and had awful pregnancy heart burn all night.  I’ve come to the conclusion it was the commercial yeast that was the culprit.  So it’s back to the drawing board to find a good recipe that doesn’t include yeast, and is pre-soaked overnight.

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan, and Gabby @ The Veggie Nook.  It is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. The recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

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Recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions

Here are the 3 posts that received the most clicks:

1: Banoffee (Banana Toffee) Pie- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free & Oil-Free

BANOFFEE (BANANA TOFFEE) PIE- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free & Oil-Free

2: Looking for a healthier Sushi?  Vegan Quinoa Sushi and Pickled Ginger

Looking for a Healthier Sushi Quinoa Sushi and Pickled Ginger

3: Nutella, Banana, and Brownie Parfait (aka, My new favorite dessert)

Nutella, Banana, and Brownie Parfait

My Favourites from Last Week

Salad Love: 9 Different Delicious Salads

Salad Love: 9 Gorgeous salads

I tend to make pretty much the same salad every day so it’s great to get some ideas for different ingredients.

 Sweet and Spicy Cashews

Sweet and Spicy Cashews

I can’t resist roasted nuts and these look amazing!

Bejeweled Brussels Sprouts! GF, V, SCD, BED!

Bejeweled Brussels Sprouts GF, V, SCD, BED

I have never heard of roasted grapes but I am really going to have to give this a go now.  Great instructional video too.

 And just a quick request- PLEASE put a LINK BACK to this blog party on the post you are linking. We want to try and spread the word about Healthy Vegan Friday and would really appreciate your help doing so!

So, if you have a healthy vegan recipe (or 2) to share, please add it to the list below! If not, feel free to browse the submissions and get inspired! You can also check out our Pinterest board, Facebok Page and feel free to tweet about it using the hashtag #VeganFridays. Feel free to grab our button (code is on the sidebar) to help promote this even and show your vegan pride.

You don’t have to be vegan to submit, just needs to be a vegan recipe. so share that creativity of yours!

Thanks and happy Friday!

Submission Guidelines

  • maximum of 2 submissions per week
  • you do not have to be a vegan food blogger to link up, but all recipes must be 100% vegan.
  • all recipe submissions should focus on the most whole, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients as much as possible, although we will still accept recipes that make use of some processed/refined ingredients.
  • you may submit current or past recipes, just make sure they are not ones that you have shared previously on this blog hop.
  • besides recipes, feel free to submit informative posts that are aimed at promoting vegan, plant-based diets.
  • you must provide a link back to this blog party on your submitted post. You can either grab our badge to display or a clickable link back somewhere on the post you are submitting.
  • when linking up, please make sure to link back to the post you are submitting, not the homepage of your blog

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  1. Good Morning! This week I shared two posts: a vegetarian fried rice that is SO good, but so versatile. Plus an easy guide for choosing cooking fats so that we’re not eating free radicals! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my ‘Salad Love’ post! :) I’ve submitted 2 more recipes this week.

  3. Sorry to hear you had a tough week with our toddler, but YAY for getting some “me” time! Enjoy it my dear :)

    Oh, maybe give this bread a try? I haven\t but want to!

    You soak everything overnight :)

  4. Hi there! Thank you so much for highlighting my Bejeweled Brussels Sprouts! I really appreciate it:) Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. I could just float around on your blog all day! I fell in love with the nutella recipes while I had a spoon full of store bought nutella jammed in my mouth in my attempt to prepare for my finals. I doing a science degree looking at nutrition atm so therefor your blog is like study. I LOVE IT! Healthy nutella here I come!


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