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Sea Moss Challenge | Vegan Nigerian

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Sea moss…what do you do with yours? Expert chefs, health specialists, bakers and personal trainers integrate sea moss into their routines and tell all.

Sea moss is a water vegetable that traps sunlight and is packed full of essential minerals. It contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. From calcium to zinc, these minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.

Tomi Makanjuola

Name: Tomi Makanjuola

What you do:  I am a chef and writer

Why do you do it: 
spreading the message of a healthy and vibrant vegan lifestyle, connecting people through food and shining a spotlight on Nigerian cuisine.

Where can people find you?: 
My website www.vegannigerian.com. I am also on social media (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook) as @VeganNigerian

Have you heard of sea moss before?:
No, never.

What made you use it how you did?:
I love to bake and one of the crucial aspects of baking is having a binder. I was intrigued to see how the sea moss could enhance my mixed fruit cupcakes.

Did/could it replace your typical ingredient?:
If I had easy access to it, I would certainly consider incorporating more of it into my baked goods.

How was it to work with?:
Very easy and straightforward. It blended well.

How did the finished product taste?:
The sea moss had a neutral taste so my finished dish tasted as I expected.

Would you use it again?:
Yes, I would!

Sea Moss Challenge | Made From Plants

By | Sea Moss Challenge

Sea moss…what do you do with yours? Expert chefs, health specialists, bakers and personal trainers integrate sea moss into their routines and tell all.

Sea moss is a water vegetable that traps sunlight and is packed full of essential minerals. It contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. From calcium to zinc, these minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.

Made From Plants

Name: Sarah

What you do: 
I am a baker.

Why do you do it: 
To show people you can enjoy your favourite baked goods, vegan.

Your inspiration for your work:
To promote veganism at the shop and via the website.

Where can people find you?: 
120A Anerley Rd, London SE19 2AN
Instagram: @madefromplantsldn
Website: www.madefromplants.co.uk  

Have you heard of sea moss before?:
Yes I’d heard of it before.

What made you use it how you did?:
The neutral taste and consistency was similar to apple sauce, which I use a lot as an egg replacer. This made me think to use it in place of that as a binding ingredient.

Did/could it replace your typical ingredient?:
I wouldn’t use it to replace apple permanently but in some things it would work, I’d love more time to play around and experiment further.

How was it to work with?:
It was easy to work with and I intend to try and use it again in other bakes.

How did the finished product taste?:
I made rock cakes and they tasted great!

Would you use it again?:
Definitely!

Sea Moss Challenge | TCK Plant Based Kitchen

By | Sea Moss Challenge

Sea moss…what do you do with yours? Expert chefs, health specialists, bakers and personal trainers integrate sea moss into their routines and tell all.

Sea moss is a water vegetable that traps sunlight and is packed full of essential minerals. It contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. From calcium to zinc, these minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.

TCK Plant Based Kitchen

Name: TCK Plant Based Kitchen

What you do: 
We sell Ital, plant based Caribbean food.

Your inspiration for your work:
We are inspired by good food, food of the diaspora and educating people about healthy eating.

Where can people find you?: 
Croydon, Surrey Street Market, 11.30am-4pm, Wednesday-Friday

Have you heard of seamoss before?:
We’ve heard of sea moss before but never used it.

What made you use it how you did?:
We added it to smoothies as it was the easiest way to incorporate it into our daily routine

Did/could it replace your typical ingredient?:
It was more of an addition to other ingredients.

How was it to work with?:
It was pretty easy.

How did the finished product taste?:
The sea moss didn’t alter the taste at all.

Would you use it again?:
Yes we would use it again and will continue to use it daily.

Sea Moss Challenge | Sophia The Herbalist

By | Sea Moss Challenge

Sea moss…what do you do with yours? Expert chefs, health specialists, bakers and personal trainers integrate sea moss into their routines and tell all.

Sea moss is a water vegetable that traps sunlight and is packed full of essential minerals. It contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. From calcium to zinc, these minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.

Sophia The Herbalist

Name: Sophia The Herbalist

What you do: 
I am a Medical Herbalist. I do one-on-one consultations with people where we discuss their health issues or concerns. I then provide them with herbal medicine and diet and lifestyle advice to help them back to health. I also do group workshops to help people to get comfortable with using herbs in their everyday lives.

Why do you do it: 
I’ve always been totally fascinated by the human body and have had a strong passion in understanding how to keep it healthy. I have an even bigger passion for helping others to understand how to treat themselves and prevent disease with plants and foods.

Your inspiration for your work:
My inspiration and motivation come from seeing the benefit that herbs and good plant food have on people.

Where can people find you?: 
Instagram:  @SophiaTheHerbalist
YouTube: Sophia The Herbalist
Website: sophiatheherbalist. co.uk

Have you heard of sea moss before?:
I have heard of sea moss before and how nutritious it is, but I had never really looked deep into it.

What made you use it how you did?:
The texture was perfect for the pudding. It has a thick gel-like consistency which is lovely when mixed into desserts. I often make this chocolate peanut butter pudding dessert and would usually use Xanthan gum to give it hold. Seamoss however, packs a ton of nutrients and gives the final product a wonderful texture.
I had a little of the sea moss gel leftover so used it in my hair as a part of my deep conditioning hair mix. The slip it created allowed me to detangle my hair easily and left my hair feeling super soft afterwards.

Did/could it replace your typical ingredient?:
Yes it did replace my usual ingredients. Xanthan gum in the pudding and slippery elm in the deep conditioner.

How was it to work with?:
It was very easy to work with. I’ve seen the process of making sea moss from the fresh product and having the ready made gel made it very simple to use in recipes.

How did the finished product taste?:
It tasted good! I tasted the sea moss beforehand and was happy that it didn’t have much of a taste, thus not interfering with the recipe.

Would you use it again?:
Yes. Most definitely!

Sea Moss Challenge | Blowing Dandelion

By | Sea Moss Challenge

Sea moss…what do you do with yours? Expert chefs, health specialists, bakers and personal trainers integrate sea moss into their routines and tell all.

Sea moss is a water vegetable that traps sunlight and is packed full of essential minerals. It contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. From calcium to zinc, these minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.

Blowing Dandelion

Name: Michaela

What you do: I am chocolatier and co-own a boutique coffee and chocolate shop, Blowing Dandelion, with my partner Neil.  

Why you do it: After my son was born, I didn’t want to go back to work but did want to create something unique that could flexibly fit around family life. I had seen Jamie Oliver making Christmas truffles on T.V and thought I would give that a go. I started creating handmade chocolates and cakes. First I sold to local venues, then established my own market stalls around London. This was a great way to develop my techniques and chocolate making style. 9 years ago Neil and myself opened Blowing Dandelion. It’s a great hub in the local community.

Your inspiration for your workThe chocolate studio is my playground. I love innovating new a beautiful recipes; from star anise and chilli chocolates, to galactic swirls and elegant pyramids. Being able to create something that gives people pleasure, while getting to be creative is a wonderful feeling.

Where can people find you?: 3 Belvedere Rd, London SE19 2HJ, Crystal Palace

Have you heard of sea moss before?: No

What made you decide to use it the way you did?: The gel was very thick, so I decided to use it as a binder in some raw vegan cakes. I made a tangy mango and passionfruit cake and a death by chocolate one.

Did/ could it replace your typical ingredients?: It replaced some of the cocoa butter I would usually use, as the gel really helped the cake to set. The ratios would something that I could definitely experiment with.

How was it to work with?: At first I tried stirring in the gel, but found that blending it worked best because of its thickness. You could probably produce different viscosity gels depending on what the purpose was for. I think even if it was more watery, it would also work with my recipes.

How did finished product taste?: What I love about this sea moss, is that it has absolutely no flavour but adds a velvety texture. It hasn’t affected the taste of my creations at all, while adding the extra minerals.

Mango & Passionfruit: creamy, silky, tangy, invigorating, unique, modestly sweet

Death by Chocolate: velvety, rich, smooth, indulgent, bold, decadent, cacao- how d’ya like me now! A chocolate lover’s dream.

Would you use it again?: Yes. It’s great to have all the added health benefits. It feels very high quality and would be best used for speciality products geared towards health.