Gluten Free Pizza Anyone?

If you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance you will understand the relief you feel when you don't have to ask if something is gluten free. It is the same for all sorts of other dietary requirements including being vegan. I was at a vegan picnic recently and there were a lot of children. One of the children asked if the food was vegan then they realised they were at a vegan picnic and didn'...

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A Genius Way to Make Tofu Taste Like Fetta in a Pie

In every Vegan foundation cooking course I run the participants get to develop a signature dish with fresh organic produce bought from the local Mullumbimby farmers market. The ideas that are thought up in this session are always sensational and very often genius. This recipe I share with you today is very similar to what Holly and Guy created in the last course. They decided to make a spinach...

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A Vegan Gluten Free Plum Cake (something that all your guests can eat!!)

As much as I would rather share a savoury recipe with you this week I feel it is high time I share a sweet treat with you. As many of you know I don’t really have a sweet tooth so when I found out I was going to a vegan picnic I thought woo hoo I can develop a new recipe to share with you all and not have to even taste it. I tried it out at the picnic and everyone loved it. Served it with...

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Dips for the Weekend

It feels like an eternity ago since we celebrated the turning of the new year. For new years eve and new years day dinner Makrand and I enjoyed a lush antipasto platter and I did promise recipes from the platter on social media. We had garlic bread, dips and cheeses, silverbeet dolmades and pan fried mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichokes olives and veggie sticks. Since new year it has been so...

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What Oil Do You Cook With? Here’s My Take on Oils

What is the low down on oils.  This is a hard one. I personally don’t fry much with oil. My preferred choice of using oil is splashing organic olive oil into a pasta sauce or running it through my lunch time salad.  As a caterer though I am asked to shallow fry corn fritters and burgers for lunch and I looked at the high heat point of oils and thought that rice bran was the best to use...

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Happy 2018: Celebrate with Five Smoothie Recipes

Happy 2018 everyone. I hope that you are having a great year so far, nine days in. I wish you all a year of abundance, balance, good food and above all kindness. It is feeling a really kind year so far with the vegan January initiative seeing a big increase on people signing up to try out a month on a vegan diet. In December one person was signing up every six seconds. If you would like to try...

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A Refreshing Lunch for The Day After

How did everyone go yesterday? Hope you all had a wonderful day no matter how you chose to spend it. What did you cook? Would love to hear from you and please do share any photos to the facebook page or to instagram and tag me #veetsvegancookingschool. Today is my favourite day of all the festive days. Boxing day was traditionally a more relaxed day for our family. A day we would sit in the pool...

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Spreading Kindness this Christmas with Delicious Vegan Food

What I love about vegan food is everyone can eat it. So even if you aren’t vegan, if you take vegan food along to any festive or Christmas gathering this year you will make everyone happy as it will be all inclusive.  All of my recipes are gluten free so you will have that covered too. I am sharing with you this week some delightful recipes to make, a lovely traditional Christmas meal and...

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Recipes that Everyone Can Enjoy at Christmas

This is the first of two blogs I will write with lots of Christmas/festive time/ holiday type recipes. First of all I will share a scrambled tofu recipe which will have your guests on Christmas morning or any special morning going back for seconds and even possibly thirds. Then below that recipe will be links to my all time favourite recipes to make at this time of the year. Next week I will...

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The Best Gluten Free Vegan Doughnuts I Have Ever Tasted

Ebony Tippett is one of the 2016 graduated vegan chefs and since her graduation she has been head chef of The Quay Canteen in Woolongong. While The Quay Canteen is not vegan this certainly is a place you will find vegans, as Ebony has designed the menu so that everything listed has a vegan option. Ebony also serves her own signature spread, vegan nutella for breakfast. Vegan cakes, raw and cooked...

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