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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Who likes pancakes for breakfast?

Who like pancakes for breakfast? Gluten free, vegan pancake recipes, probably the best pancakes I’ve ever eatenHope you are all having a restful and stress free festive season. Tomorrow I will make these pancakes and enjoy them at a leisurely brunch before watching the boxing day cricket. Love this time of year as I get to really slow down. These pancakes were a treat for us a few Sunday...

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Tips for Vegans and Vegetarians at Christmas

Tips for vegans/vegetarians at christmas or for those of you who have vegans coming to lunch at christmasFor me this has always been a difficult time of year being forced to attend events where people chow down on big bits of animal parts. Even at a so called vegetarian gathering some years ago I was gob smacked when I saw a dead chicken on the table. So I have taken the cowards way out and stay...

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When in India do as the Indians do!

As you read this post I will be in India and by now smelling of turmeric, fenugreek and curry spices in general. My life without India, Indian food and meditation would be quite difficult to live. This year’s visit to the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune India has come around earlier. After an intensely busy year I could not wait until the usual January 1st pilgrimage. So while I am...

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Winner recipes and inspiration for food this Christmas

Who would like some inspiration for making food this Christmas?  Here are some winner recipes.Christmas is not long now and even if you don’t celebrate the occasion, you may be invited to a gathering. So here are a few recipes that may inspire you to get in the festive cheer or at least ensure you are well fed when you are invited to any of the celebrations going on. Each year I post up a...

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