Zinc Rich Ramen Soup

  • 19 October 2021

The importance of Zinc and how to get enough on a Plant Based DietDo you know if you are you getting enough zinc in your diet?  Our bodies are dependent on the mineral zinc for body growth and development and zinc is especially important for the nervous and reproductive systems and of course the immune system. The body does not store a pool of zinc so it is essential that we have a daily...



  • 01 September 2020

Last of the Soup Recipes (going out with the best) I imagine this week’s recipes will be the last of the soup recipes for this year as where I live we are slipping nicely into spring. It looks like I have saved the best soup for last.   Years ago, before I was a qualified vegan chef I used to make a delicious Borscht soup. I tired of it though as it was blended soup and while I...


Pea and Zucchini Soup

  • 12 August 2020

A Delicious Green Soup that is Great for Relationships It’s a very breezy cool day where I live today so this week’s recipe is very fitting. I also think this soup would go well as a spring or early autumn soup. It’s book review week this week. I have this lovely book at home, once again not vegan but definitely vegetarian and the recipes are so easily adaptable when you know how (that’s...


Immune Boosting Greek Lentil Soup

  • 19 March 2020

Immune Boosting Greek Lentil Soup Hello Everyone,   I am hoping you are all keeping well and centered during this time of chaos.  There is no time like now to start doing all the meditation practices you have been thinking about doing as well as boosting your immune system through good quality food.   There have been many crazy things I have heard during this time of...


Curried Kale, Sweet Potato, Pea and Carrot Soup

  • 30 July 2019

Curried Kale, Sweet Potato, Pea and Carrot Soup I’m home. Yahoo. It’s fantastic to be home and it was one of the best months of my life to be away in the beautiful Osho International Meditation Resort in India. I feel fully refreshed and committed even more to my meditation and sharing fabulous recipes with you and facilitating the courses I offer you all.   After four weeks in...


One Pot Camping Meals (Take Two)

  • 19 February 2019

One Pot Camping Meals (Take Two) I just found the book I wrote camp recipes in when we were road tripping in November and December last year and realised that I still have some beauties to share with you. The recipes are so easy for camping as they all only need one saucepan or wok to cook them in. Which also makes them great for one pot meals in the home.   Once again all these recipes fed...


Camping meals made in one pot

  • 11 January 2019

For those of you following Veet’s Vegan Cooking School on Instagram and Facebook you will probably remember I recently went away on a camping road trip and promised to bring back some recipes from my time on the road. Well here is the first installment. Now I am back in my big kitchen with all my fancy equipment I really miss my camp food. I love that I only had one pot to wash up and that I...


A Hearty Soup for Anytime of the Year

  • 21 August 2018

Salad is usually on my own personal menu for lunches but with a recent cold snap I decided to make a hearty soup to warm up last week. Wanting to create a new soup recipe in the fashion of a Tuscan soup with beans and pasta I found myself flicking through the Wicked Healthy cookbook and stumbled upon their fagioli recipe.    Of course I changed a few things as they use a sauce...


A milestone and a creamy vegan chowder recipe

  • 29 May 2018

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...


Meals to Take Away On Holiday

  • 17 July 2017

Do you love to go out to eat when you are on holiday? Or are you like me and the sheer thought of going out to eat when away fills you with dread? As I love to eat good quality organic food, eating out doesn’t always interest me, then the whole vegan thing and possibly having my food cooked in the same pans as meat thrills me even less. So I usually do the majority of the cooking when I go away...


A thousand year old rehydrating breakfast dish to kickstart your day

  • 08 May 2017

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...


Ramen Noodle Soup The Easy and Delicious Way

  • 13 March 2017

Recipes don’t have to be complicated to taste goodA 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...


Zucchini Carrot Soup with Cashew Sour Cream

  • 25 January 2017

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)....


My fave soup at the moment- sunchoke and silverbeet

  • 18 August 2016

These little beauties go by the name of earth apple, sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke just to name a few. They are tasty indeed, it is hard for me to get any of them in the soup pot because they taste great raw and I am known for my picking. They are a winter root veggie that are packed with vitamin C, A and E aswell as having a good source of minerals including our all time favourite, iron. Blended...


How to Make a Perfect Soup Stock

  • 25 August 2015

I wonder how many of you out there shy away from making your own soup stock. Until a month or so ago, I was amongst you. I always made my soups with salt or Organic Aussie herb salt for flavouring. I vaguely remember making a stock once and couldn't understand why anyone would bother as it didn't taste all that good. However now I am completely addicted to making stock from scratch, it makes the...


Three easy things to do if you are starting to feel run down (and they work!!!)

  • 12 June 2015

Plenty of people seem to be catching colds as the cooler weather sets in. Determined to stay well and keep on doing what I love doing - working in the kitchen and teaching The Vegetarian Chef and Lifestyle Training- I will keep my immunity in tip top condition. When I do start to feel like I am getting run down I do the following very easy things to keep me in good shape. Hope you find these...


What do spirulina and yoga poses have in common?(hint think back to last week's blog post)

  • 29 October 2014

Since posting last week's blog on what foods help keep the blues away I have actually been feeling pretty good emotionally and really feel drawn to write another post on keeping the blues away or helping yourself feel better when feeling out of sorts or feeling like everything has really become too much. So by now you must have guessed the common thing that spirulina and yoga poses share is that...


Love is in the Air (what it takes to stay together for 49 years)

  • 08 October 2014

This blog post has been a work in progress, I started it when I was on the west coast of Australia  a few weeks back and made a couple of attempts at sending it to you. Once I returned home I saw the blog post and ss I hadn't completed it I thought I would scrap it but read it again recently and thought to share it with you all. I Hope you enjoy my ramblings, the recipes are lovely too...


Carrot and Pumpkin Soup with Coconut and Kaffir Lime

  • 21 April 2014

It is very much feeling like soup time right now. Our weather is sometimes wonderfully hot still in the day but by the late afternoon it starts feel a little chilly and a saucepan of soup is what springs to mind to prepare for dinner on such nights. My favourite soups are in the 'Veet's Cuisine' delicious vegetarian recipes, Greek Lentil, Minestrone Verde, Laksa and Spinach and Pea.However this...


Fennel Soup

  • 02 September 2013

Fennel SoupAs the weather changes so will the vegetables available at our local farmers markets, I am looking forward to seeing what is in season this spring. I have thoroughly enjoyed the winter vegetables this year, lots of brocoli, beans, snowpeas and silverbeet as well as one of my all time favourtie vegetables, fennel. The wonderful farmer who sells it at the Mullumbimby farmers market told...


Mak and Veet Cauliflower Soup

  • 18 July 2013

Someone once told me it is not really good to compromise in relationships.  However I have to say the compromise I made with this soup worked wonderfully.  So if I could remember who that someone was I’d go and tell him or her that sometimes, just sometimes compromising can really pay off. I love blended soups and my partner, Makrand loves soups that are chunky and have lots of...