You Can be Vegan and Have Your Bacon Too

It’s been years since I’ve eaten meat so trying to make vegan food taste like meat has never interested me. However during the last vegan chef and lifestyle training that I facilitated it became clear that there is a real need for replicating meat flavoured food in the plant based world. As there is a whole new generation of vegans who never gave up meat because they didn’t like it. ...

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Caribbean Salad Inspired by my Stay in India

I’m back from my month in India. Totally refreshed and ready to start working again, so weekly recipes are back, Yahoo! What an incredible time I had away. I didn’t go travelling in India but spent the full month in the Osho International Meditation Resort and did a life transforming process called Osho Mystic Rose. I can highly recommend it. It was a process I’d been wanting to do for many...

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Time to Celebrate

This is the first time I have posted a blog without a recipe. I have run out of time to put together a recipe due to being very occupied with The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training. I feel nervous to share a blog without a recipe but I can’t help myself share what has been going on.   On Saturday the 30th June eight exceptional people graduated as vegan chefs. Their final assignment was to...

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Winter Warming French Bourguignon

The photo was taken by the very talented Emma Hasler. Thanks Emma.   This week’s blog is for those of you living in the world where it is presently cold. Last week we had some bitterly cold days and all I felt like eating was warm nourishing food. What are your winter warming  go to recipes?    This rich French Bouruignon is high up there on the list of what I love to cook...

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It's Carrot Time

As many of you know already, I am in the middle of teaching the Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training for 2018. While I am enjoying this course immensely I am pushed for time to create my own recipes to showcase in the weekly newsletter I send out. So this week I am borrowing one of the recipes the chef students created last week and also sharing a pesto that features in module two (Raw Cuisine) of...

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A Savoury Pancake Recipe Everyone Must Have

The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is half way through for 2018 and it’s racing along at record speed with amazing food prepared and cooked each day. On Wednesday we start the sixth module, which is all about specific dietary requirements. Only nine days ago we had completed module three on Ayurveda. So much to learn and everyone is gobbling it up (pun intended).   Ayurvedic cooking...

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A milestone and a creamy vegan chowder recipe

A milestone and a creamy vegan chowder recipe Photo by Emma Hasler On the 19th of May this year my catering arm of the business I run turned ten and the Vegan Cooking School turned three. What a massive milestone this is for me. I chose not to celebrate and was going to write a blog then I wasn’t going to write a blog and now I just realised I really can’t let that pass. It is a big deal...

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More Pizza Topping Ideas

Module two of the vegan chef and lifestyle training for 2018 is now complete. I didn’t want it to end as the creativity and the freshness of the food that was produced in three days was mind blowing. This was the fifth time module two, raw cuisine has run and I loved every minute of it. The students were so committed to making fabulous tasting food and were so happy to be experimenting with...

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A Cake to Celebrate With

It’s coming up to my 10th year anniversary in business so it is fitting I share a cake recipe with you. Last week I decided to experiment making a raw cake that wouldn’t melt. I had it all planned out in my head how I would get up early make it and then have time to take a great photo in good light to share with you all. I did just that, got up at five, meditated, went for a run (or should I say...

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Silverbeet recipes that will have your whole body feeling grateful

A few weeks ago I came home from catering for the Body Mind Life retreat with 4 bunches of silverbeet we didn’t use and all I craved to eat that week was with silverbeet so I was a very happy camper. I am sharing two of the recipes I made that week with you now. Silverbeet is also known as chard and you can get Rainbow Chard too.  As a child it was the only form of leafy greens that I ate...

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