Empada de espinafres e cogumelos portobello Vegana I Spinach and portobello mushroom empada Vegan friendly

When we have spinach at home it is always me who has to exterminate it in some tasty way.
This time I’m going for a empada, some sort of tart?, amongst the Portuguese and Brazilian is quite popular. They have a reason to it! They are easy to make, portable and tasty. Great when you are in a rush, if you want a light meal.

I’ve searched a bit and changed it a bit 🙂

makes 3 small empadas, you can just double 1 triple that!

5 pre-made Shortcrust Pastry
3 garlic cloves
3 tbsp of virgin olive oil
approximately 200 grams of spinach leaves (two handfuls)
3 portobello mushrooms
Salt, ground nutmeg, black pepper
2 tbsp soy milk(optional)
2 tbsp of your favourite vegan cream cheese!

1. Turn the oven to 210°C and Place the portabello mushrooms on the grilling tray until it smells good, about 10 minutes. Take out the mushroom and cut into small cubes.
2. Cook garlic in the olive oil with low heat, when soft and golden throw in washed, drained spinach leaves. You should hear sizzle~ add satt, nutmeg, black pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms.
3. When the excess water has been evaporated, it should be a little moist though, add soy milk, blend. Correct seasonings if desired. Cook for about 7 minutes until it resembles a paste, so, it shouldn’t have much water, stir in the cream cheese and set aside.
4. Grease a cupcake form with olive oil, place the 4 of the pastry sheets, cut the remaining sheet into 4 equal parts, will work as the “lid”.
5. When the filling is cooled down, pour the filling in the pastry “shells” and cover the shell with the oil brushed lid (you can use the excess oil from the pan) gently closing the pastry together with your fingers.
6. Place the empadas in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the filling stops bubblingand the crust is nice and golden and crunchy!



Vegan Spinach Spaghetti Sauce

I was looking for a simple recipe to use my spinach on. Since the woman who cooks only knows how to boil vegetables. Boiled spinach leaves a unconfortable feel on the teeth. Horrible, just horrible.


3 handfuls of spinach leaves

1 medium nicely chopped onion

1 cup of tomato sauce

2 cloves of garlic roughly chopped

1 natural soy yogurt

1 pinch of salt (to taste)

1 teaspoon of oregano (to taste)

¼ teaspoon of black pepper (to taste)

¼ teaspoon of dried basil (to taste)

  1. On low heat, heat the olive oil in a sauce pan, careful to not go over the smoking point, add in the chopped onions and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes until soft and translucid.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, add a pinch of salt, black pepper, oregano, basil to taste. Mix occasionaly for 3 minutes until the sauce has thickened, feel free to add more sauce!
  3. Meanwhile, roll the spinach leaves and thinly about half centimeter. And toss the spinach into the pan. Stir, and cook until the water from the spinach has evaporated.
  4. Add the soy yogurt, combine altogether

Serve with spaghetti or boiled vegetables! Eat it with bread. Feel free to reduce the tomato sauce and add more yogurt for a lighter version.