How to make mayonnaise and dill sauce tartar – all vegan

You’re going to cry with laughter when you find out how easy it is to make your very own delicious vegan mayonnaise. Yup! That’s right a gorgeous, delicious mayonnaise without eggs and zero milk derivative. It’s cost effected, making it cheaper than any other unhealthy shelved mayonnaise. It’s healthy and why wouldn’t I share some recipes with you – when together we can encourage the whole world to live a cruelty free life with an abundance of health.

Not sure about you but I have always been a ‘saucy’ person. Dishes with lot’s of sauces, dressings, gravies compotes, and other condiments have always been my week spot. So it seems natural that I would be encouraged to consume all of those lovely things with anything that might be otherwise perceived as plain. Today there are lot’s of vegan options in the stores, but some can be quite pricey, and others still can have ingredients in them that we may not be too keen on. So it makes perfect sense to have the best of both worlds, to be able to buy vegan options is great, but to be able to make our own certainly gives us the upper hand.

With this little inspiration, I shall provide you with two lovely recipes that I use to make vegan mayonnaise, but there are hundreds of variations that you can experiment with. These here though may get you going.

Recipe 1:

1 and a half cups of canola oil
2/3 soy milk
1 t mustard powder
1/4 t mgpc
1/4 t phrs
2 t organic sugar
1 2/3 t apple cider vinegar

To make:

Blend everything together for a couple of seconds – except your vinegar. Add your vinegar last, and add it slowly whist you continue to blend – until your desired thickness. If you wanted to make it thicker, you could add 1/2 cup of silken tofu – but that shouldn’t be necessary.

Recipe 2:

1/2 cup oil
1 T organic vinegar
1 T sweetener
2 T water
1 t mustard
1/4 t phrs
1/4 t mgpc
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1 T ground flax seed

To make:

Blend everything together until desired thickness.

***note: both shall last about a week in your refrigerator – unless you consume them before (which is highly likely)!

Back to our dill sauce tartar:

Whether you choose to add your ingredients to a vegan store bought mayonnaise or homemade vegan mayonnaise – it’s all good.

Ingredients serving 1-2 guests:

4 T mayo

1 large pickled gherkin (finely chopped)

1 lemon (juice thereof), for thinning if you wish

a few sprigs of dill (torn or chopped)

Spoon out the required amount for your meal and those for whom you are catering. You may enjoy your tartar to be of thinner consistency – in which case, you could squeeze a whole lemon (juice thereof), into that. Chop up some pickled gherkins (to your desired thickness), together with a handful of finely chopped dill, and mix together, then serve as a divine compliment to pies, burgers, or any dish that you wish! I love this as a dipping, dressing or as a spread on sandwiches, mash, avo, vegan sushi, burgers, wraps, salads etc – this sauce is a classic and will compliment some of your favourite comfort foods – try it! Stay Vegan !

~ Active Vegan ~ April newsletter.

Rolling out our 4th Newsletter for 2015 – April.

March brought much excitement in the travel around the globe in search for stunning vegan establishments serving healthy 100% plant based foods.  31 days  – 31 countries  – 31 delicious vegan restaurants.  America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Guadeloupe, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland , Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam – all have populations who have embraced non-violence.

We shall visit another 1 in another 30 alternative countries during April – that shall bring in more than half the world who are begging for non-violence – who are denouncing violence – demanding health love compassion life for all.

A human step is one of the most powerful things we posses – changing the destiny of everyone – the future of countries, the course of history. Today the power of the human step can once again change everyone’s lives. Lack of education has profound consequences on the innocent  health,  and social development.  What if you could make a difference,  what if you could change the world,  what if you could transform someones life – by simply going vegan. What if every step you take could generate non-violence.  How do we get everyone to look and not turn away.  You can – every step counts. Go vegan and educate others.

March brought you only one more vegan recipe for dogs but  one more for humanity and one more  for the lives of those whose lives matter – April shall bring you many more as this project gains momentum.

Vegan Chef has pencilled more time into her schedule and focus in April shall bring you more easy to make  vegan  recipes from her.  Energy on vegan cooking courses as well as vegan events – guiding you in the right direction at ~ Active Vegan ~  we believe that if you know how to go vegan – going vegan is easy.  You desire the knowledge  – you  want  to know how to acknowledge, embrace, understand  veganism  to enable yourself to be caring loving healthy conscientious individuals.

The world is vegan if you want it to be.  You are the power, you hold the magic wand, you can change the course of history, you are the guiding light, you hold the torch to non-violence.  This train is gaining momentum – climb aboard, don’t get left behind, these are exciting times. We share them with you feelingly.

Healthy happy vegan dog recipe 4

A fully tried and tested healthy recipe to keep your pup fully content knowing that every food item in his bowl is good for him.

We have spoken to many vegans who are now cooking their own healthy food for their rescues and have been doing so for many years with very positive results.

With so much suffering in our world today there is no need to further contribute to it when there is no need to do so. And so without further ado, we jot down for you another inspirational recipe for you to try for your very own beloved. This is the fourth in our continued series which came into fruition beginning of February this year and by all means shall not be the last, for we too acknowledge that canines appreciate a good healthy balanced variety of meals to enjoy.


4 cups rice

2 bags barley

1 bag soup mix

1/2 bag lentils

1 cup coconut oil

1 handful coconut flakes

3 t ginger

3 t turmeric

To make:

Bring to boil in a large pot.

Divide into two pots – add water and put on lowest heat for an hour or so.

Once cooled, freeze half and keep the other chilled.

To serve:

4 cups with hot water over the top, mix.

P.S – Alternate the rice for barley every second batch by replacing the rice with more barley.

Please do forward you own successes with your pups so that we can pay them forward.

~ Active Vegan ~

Dig in to the radish


Radishes are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and diuretic. They are rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, and anthocyanins and are excellent for sinus congestion, sore throats, chest colds, asthma, and hoarseness. Radishes have the ability to dissolve mucus and acids within the body and expel gallstones from the bladder as well as cleanse the kidneys. Radish is also very helpful in preventing and fighting urinary tract and bladder infections. Eating radishes on a regular basis can help prevent colds and flus and they are a great anti-cancer food and are known to specifically benefit stomach, kidney, mouth, and colon cancer. Radishes are also good to eat with starchy foods such as pasta, potatoes, and grains as they have enzymes that aid in the secretion of digestive juices. The green leafy tops to the radishes are not only edible, but actually contain more vitamin C, protein, and calcium than the the radish itself. The green tops are highly nutritious and mineral rich and should be valued as much if not more than their roots. Radishes and their greens can be juiced for an excellent detoxifying drink that can soothe the digestive tract and cleanse the entire body. Added to salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and stews, radishes and their greens can add vibrant flavor and fantastic nutrition to support your health and body.

~ Active Vegan ~