Raspberry Delight (my vegan take on cherry ripe)

Raspberry Delight (my vegan take on cherry ripe)Who noticed I missed a blog or two? I certainly noticed as I am having withdrawals. I love posting weekly recipes and am so happy I now have the space to get regular again. What better way to start back writing than sharing a sweet treat recipe. This recipe of mine featured in the Injoy magazine in June 2015. It’s a beauty and I am happy to share...

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What is your favourite hummus recipe (if you don’t have one this one is a goodie)?

In the vegan foundation course we cover an hour or so on essential sauces to have in your fridge. I extend the sauces to also include pesto and most people’s favourite, hummus. No one’s fridge needs to be without hummus for too long. It is interesting watching the participants in the class when they first taste my hummus as I have got so used to making hummus without garlic and just love it, but...

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Recipes don’t have to be complicated to taste good (Ramen Noodle Soup The Easy and Delicious Way)

A few weeks back a post on a vegan facebook site took my fancy.  It was a recipe for Ramen noodle soup and it looked incredibly delicious. So I madly posted the recipe on my facebook pages and groups, and put it on my ‘to cook one day list.’ A few weeks later I decided to cook the soup for dinner and asked Mak if he could print out the recipe. He brought it to me saying ‘wow that looks like...

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How fermented nut cheese has changed my life

Do you remember any food that has changed or shaped your life?For me it was cashew sour cream, overnight it turned me from being a vegetarian of twenty eight years to a person who eats a fully plant based diet. Cashew sour cream showed me how delicious food could be without having to exploit animals and also made me realise how much my body had been suffering from eating dairy. Feeling nauseous...

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An Iron Rich Meal Not to Miss

How has your week been?  We went camping last week. It is the only thing I know that really gets me to relax and the absence of Wi-Fi makes it even more relaxing. I took along dinners that had already been frozen so the only prep I had to do was to reheat the dinners and make a salad for lunch. It was super luxurious. After the short camping trip was over the first thing I thought to do...

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New dates and a Very Creamy Zucchini Slice Recipe (great for lunch boxes)

Yahoo finally I am announcing the new dates for The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training happening later this year. All the dates are below the recipe for the very creamy zucchini slice. Don’t miss out on attending some or all of the training as I will not be offering this training in the first half of 2018. So for those of you who are waiting for next year now is the time to jump and do it in 2017...

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A Salad Recipe Packed with Complete Protein

A Salad Recipe Packed with Complete ProteinHow often do you eat salad? Is it just a summer time food for you or are you like me and need a salad no matter what the weather holds. I always have a salad every lunch even throughout winter and then something more cooked for dinner. However recently I have been enjoying these balmy summer nights eating a deliciously prepared salad. The other night we...

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A Soup Recipe Inspired by a Really Lovely Story

It was hot yesterday and guess what I felt the need to cook? Soup of course. This soup recipe does really taste good even on a hot summer’s day. Thin it with more water and add more salt for a lighter soup. It’s filled with iron (thyme and parsley), vitamin C (thyme, parsley and carrot) calcium (zucchini) and protein (cashews and zucchini). Sprinkle on some seeds to make a complete protein. This...

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The Best Ever Sweet Treat

The Best Ever Sweet Treat (Inspired by my recent meditation retreat at Osho International Meditation Resort)Each year I am fortunate enough to spend a few weeks in The Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune India. This last visit came a month earlier than usual and is a visit I will remember forever. With very few friends visiting at the time of my stay I was able to...

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No resolutions for me, only celebrations (mocktails to celebrate every day of the year)

No resolutions for me, only celebrations (mocktails to celebrate every day of the year)How is the new year shaping up for you five days in? For me lots of relaxation and fun with my parents, what a great start.   Many ask me what resolutions I have made for 2017 and the answer is none. I follow Osho’s words on making resolutions.   ‘So let one resolution...

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