Christmas Feasting Ideas

There are so many vegan dishes to cook for Christmas. Where to start? Looking back through my blogs I have so many recipes from over the years that are great for Christmas feasting, so I am re-sharing them all with you now.   Sides   Greek Potatoes Without a doubt the Greek Potatoes will be on our table whether we decide to celebrate Christmas or not. The nut roast and a...

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Raspberry Bites (a recipe for you all and dedicated to my mum’s birthday)

Today is my mum’s birthday and I can’t contact her to wish her a happy birthday as she is away on a holiday without a phone. So I thought I would let her know I was thinking about her on her birthday by dedicating a blog post to her. When she gets back from her holiday and opens her email she will see a recipe just for her.    This recipe is also for you all as it’s a delicious one and...

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The Perfect Salad

In 2013 I was asked to cater for the wedding of Sarah and Jo. All the weddings that I have catered are memorable and I feel grateful for the opportunity to have been part of their special day.  Sarah and Jo’s wedding I remember so well as I was amazed at how relaxed and surrendered they were about the catering.    After the initial booking I asked Sarah if she would like to meet...

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Jazzing up a Salad with Black Bean and Walnut Kofta Balls

In the last vegan foundation course Grace and Mark made a delicious salad with black bean kofta balls. They were a real treat. I had a left over eggplant from the course and decided to develop their recipe further by putting chopped walnuts and mashed eggplant in the koftas. It worked and they are lovely and crunchy but moist at the same time.    You can serve them with a decadent...

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Creamy Mushroom and Silverbeet Buckwheat Crepe (yes they are gluten free too)

Having recently made banana pancakes on the last two retreats I catered on and then again on the weekend during the vegan foundation course, I deemed it necessary to turn the pancake recipe into a savoury crepe recipe. You can fill the crepe with whatever you like but I do feel this mushroom, silverbeet and cashew cream filling is really worth a try. Creamy Mushroom and Silverbeet Buckwheat Crepe...

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Thai Green Curry Recipe with the Paste Made From Scratch (and it’s easy)

You know that feeling when you try a new recipe and instantly know you have to turn around and make it all over again the next night? Well this Thai curry recipe is just one of those dishes.     I usually make a Thai curry but it is more of a red curry and not a green one. When Rachel and Grace decided to make a Thai green curry as their signature dish in the Vegan Foundation...

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Apple and Rhubarb Crumble (the gluten free way)

What’s the weather like where you are? We had some gloriously warm days then the rain set in and even though the temperatures haven’t dropped much, it felt quite cool again. Grateful for the rain and making the most of a cooler day I thought it was a perfect time to share with you my ‘oh so easy’ gluten free Apple and Rhubarb Crumble recipe.   If you are not a fan of rhubarb you can use...

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Gluten Free Pad Thai

As part of the three-day vegan foundation course you get to work with a partner and create a signature dish. Each foundation course there are fabulous recipes. In the October foundation course there were three signature dishes made. The ravioli I shared with you last week, a Pad Thai recipe and a Green Curry. I shared all three photos of these signature dishes on social media and plenty of people...

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Gluten Free Beetroot Ravioli (made from scratch and it’s easy)

A few weeks back I posted on Facebook all the things I love to make with beetroot and one of them was ravioli. One of the followers asked for the ravioli recipe and I told them I would post it in a blog post soon. I had the recipe but needed time to make it to get a photo to put with the blog post.    I have been flat out since then so wondered how I could squeeze making ravioli in the...

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Spanish Inspired Share Plates

Spanish Inspired Share Plates Living in a town that still has an independent bookshop feels like a big luxury to me. Being time poor I probably only find myself in there six or so times a year. However each time I do visit I walk out with an armful of books. Denise who owns the book shop seems to always have a new vegan cook book in stock so even though I may originally go in to purchase a novel...

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