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Vegan Aioli

This is so unbelievably tasty and easy to make, you will wonder why you haven't done it before! You will more than likely have all these ingredients in your pantry, and it saves you having to buy the shop bought stuff with all sorts of preservatives and weird things in them. We use our aioli on our burgers, as a dip, or dolloped on potatoes. However you have it, this is something that once you start making, you will probably never buy again! Vegan Aioli Recipe 1/2 cup soy milk, unsweetened 1 cup sunflower oil 1 TBs apple cider vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 TBs wholegrain mustard Put all your ingredients into a bowl or jug...

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is something I make at least once a week for my kids. Its a great way to use up soft, spotty bananas and it is quick and easy to make. Have it plain, or with lashings of Olivani or jam. You can add chocolate chips to jazz it up, or even almond slivers or 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut. My original recipe called for egg, which I replaced with a flax egg (TBS ground flax + 3 TBS water), it also called for white flour and white sugar which I of course replaced for wholewheat flour and brown sugar.  Recipe for Vegan Banana Bread: 3 spotty bananas, mashed 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 flax egg (1TBs ground flax...

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Raw Apricot Bars

Its always nice to have some healthy, guilt-free snacks in the house. The kids are always hungry when they get home from school, and we all like to have just a little something sweet after dinner. Dried apricots happen to be high in iron, fibre, potassium and antioxidants, and they taste pretty sweet too! So it was about time I made some more apricot bars again. The last batch I did in the dehydrator but I wanted something more chewy and less crispy this time! I made mine with cashew nuts but you could use almonds too. Keep them in the fridge as they seem to hold their shape better and it makes them really chewy! Recipe for Raw Apricot...

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Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

Making your own milk from plants is super easy. Once we realised how simple it was to make our own milk from nuts or oats we now regularly make milk for our smoothies, tea, and coffees. All it takes is a little bit of planning, but the upside is knowing exactly what you are drinking, and it's slightly cheaper than buying cartons from the supermarket.  We will be posting a series of plant-based nut recipes ranging from making milk to creams. First from the series is how to make Homemade Oat Milk. How and Why to Soak Overnight Most nuts, seeds, grains and beans are covered in natural chemical enzyme inhibitors and toxins that protect them while growing, both from sprouting...

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5 Top Plant-Based Foods

Food is much more than a fuel we put in our tank to keep us running. At The Kai Box we don't believe in diets, we believe the best way to improve your health is by changing your lifestyle. However a lifestyle change is never easy, especially when you have a full time job, running after kids, and rushing from one engagement to another. At The Kai Box our passion is to provide a service that enables you to achieve your lifestyle change while providing you with the necessary information and support. So with that in mind we are going to list our Top 5 Plant-Based Foods you will come to love in our boxes and recipes. 1. Quinoa I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of quinoa when I...

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