If you are still struggling to digest legumes try this wonderful recipe

If you are still struggling to digest legumes try this wonderful recipeI hear from many people that they cannot digest legumes or beans properly and when I enquire into what type of beans they eat they usually say beans from a can.  If you follow the guide of information I have collected from many sources and from 40 years of problem free bean eating you may find out that you actually can...

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A fuss free tart or pie crust that is gluten free

A fuss free tart or pie crust that is gluten freeI love pastry but my belly doesn’t. I can make gluten free pastry and it’s delicious but I always find it too fussy.  This recipe that I recently taught on module four of the Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is a simple one to follow and a delicious alternative to pastry, which really is fuss free. You can fill the crust with anything. One...

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A thousand year old rehydrating breakfast dish to kickstart your day

A thousand year old rehydrating breakfast dish to kickstart your dayWe have just completed the fourth module of the chef and lifestyle training: Macrobiotic cooking, wholefoods and Italian wholefoods. Both Paul Pitchford of Healing with Wholefoods and George Oshawa who developed the macrobiotic diet suggest starting breakfast with something moist to help rehydrate the body after its rest in the...

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Cheesy Baked Potatoes with Coleslaw and tomato pear salsa

What was comfort food to you as a child, something that really nourished you and made you feel good no matter what was going on around you? One of mine was baked potatoes. When we went camping we would throw a potato in the fire and cook it and eat the whole potato charred skin and all. A baked potato is even more appealing to me now I am on a vegan diet. Mak and I  pop our potatoes  in...

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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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