My Coconut Rice Pudding

I adore rice pudding so once in a while I seriously crave some! I used to make my rice pudding using only almond or soya milk but once I tried making it with some coconut milk I revamped my recipe. Oh my gosh the coconut milk adds such a lovely flavor! This is my idea of feel good comfort food especially during the cold winter months. This recipe is actually my 8 year old’s favourite one and she get’s super excited when she sees that it’s cooking away on the stove top. It’s funny how such simple things can make a kids day! ūüôā

Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 can of Coconut Rice Pudding
  • 4¬†cups Almond Milk or just use the coconut milk can and fill it twice
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla
  • Pure Maple Syrup (I only add¬†1 TBSP)

Method

  1. In a medium-sized pot add the can coconut milk and almond milk. Bring to boil at medium heat. Keep an eye on your pot because in the blink of an eye it will boil over and create a crazy mess on your stove top!
  2. When the milk is boiling add the rice, vanilla and desired cinnamon. Mix well. Bring the heat down to low or a simmering heat.
  3. Boil for 45 minutes – 1 Hour. Stir¬†often throughout so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  4. I like adding the maple syrup during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking and then mix well.
  5. Transfer to serving bowls and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top before serving.
  • I haven’t put in a certain amount of cinnamon because I add A TON into my rice pudding. Everyone’s taste is different so you can add what ever amount you think is best.
  • I added¬†1 TBSP of Maple Syrup to my pot of rice pudding. You can add more if you like your pudding sweeter! I prefer adding only 1 TBSP and then if people want it sweeter then a little more can be added to only their serving.

 

NOTE:

* It seems that I live with some MAJOR Sweet Toothed people! They said they prefer when the rice pudding is sweeter! They added between 1 tsp and 1 tbsp to their bowls of pudding!

 

 

That’s it! It’s crazy easy and so incredibly yummy!!!¬† So ENJOY!

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Vegan Mac & Cheese!

One of my favourite vegan¬†comfort foods is macaroni and cheese. I’m sure many people are with me on that one. Vegan or not! I’ve come across¬†many recipes but I end up re-vamping it and adding or excluding ingredients to suit my liking. ¬†Also not all vegan cheeses are created¬†equal as we know! It has to melt for goodness sake!¬†My favorite vegan cheese on the market is daiya¬† hands down. It tastes great and melts perfectly in every recipe I’ve used it for. ¬†This is my favourite recipe for maccaroni and cheese …

Vegan Mac & Cheese

  • 1/4 Cup brown rice or spelt flour
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp¬†Himalayan salt
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 tsp or to taste of nutritional yeast
  • black pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • 2 cups vegan cheese
  • 2 cups of brown rice elbow¬†pasta or your favourite type

 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Boil brown rice pasta.
  • ¬†In a saucepan melt butter, then add flour and mix.
  • Add milk and spices and mix.
  • Add 1 cup cheese to the mixture. Mix.
  • ¬†Drain pasta and add half of the pasta to a casserole dish.
  • Pour some of the sauce over top of the pasta and add some of the cheese on top.
  • Add remaining pasta into the baking dish and cover with the rest of the sauce mixture.
  • Top with cheese. Bake for 25 minutes covered.
  • ¬†At the 25 minute mark remove cover and broil for a few minutes until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

Kale Soup

ImageOne of my favourite things to make is kale soup. It’s my idea of vegan comfort food! I grew up eating collards¬†in my mom’s Portuguese cuisine and growing up that’s what my mom used in my soup. Although I still like them¬†I prefer to use kale in the¬†soup. Kale works fantastic and cooks fast. It’s my go to soup when I need to whip something¬†together super fast. I like to add turnip along with potatoes and carrots to the soup. The kids will eat the turnip thinking it’s just potato. Yep a mom has to become sneaky in order to get those veggies in sometimes!