Not Salmon Cakes and Jam Drops

  • 02 July 2020

Penny's Gran’s Salmon Cakes and Jam Drops Veganised This week’s blog comes with quite a story. I hope you love stories. I love stories, my grandmother always told us stories and I would relish in every word.   Its book review week and I am reviewing a very special book this week that unfortunately isn’t for sale. It’s a family cookbook of my best friend from school’s...

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Chocolate Raspberry Cup Cakes with Cashew Cream and Chocolate Mousse icing (gluten free)

  • 19 May 2020

Celebrating 12 years with an Epic Cup Cake Recipe (yep gluten free!) It’s celebration week this week for Veet’s Vegan Cooking School. On the 19th May 2008 I first started my business. Wow that feels so long ago, much longer than twelve years. It was huge for me to go out on my own and create a business as I had always been in paid employment and came from a family who were in paid...

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Citrus Cream Pudding

  • 14 April 2020

A Pudding Recipe You Really Must Try Hope you are all having a good week despite all the uncertainty in the world right now. Also hope you are having more time to cook. Let me know what’s cooking at your house.   Isn’t it time for a sweet recipe? It’s been a while since I last posted a sweet recipe so here I am with a delectable treat. It is also book review week again. Wow the months...

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Frozen Fruit Ice Cream

  • 14 January 2020

Frozen Fruit Ice cream (a healthy treat for summer) Hello Everyone, hope you are all safe and well and those of you affected by bushfires, my prayers, thoughts and love are with you.    This is my first blog post of 2020. It was lovely to have a few weeks break from sending out newsletters and I am so excited to be writing again. Someone asked me if I like doing my blog...

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Trifle Turned Vegan and Gluten Free

  • 18 December 2019

A Traditional Christmas Trifle Turned Vegan and Gluten Free (and way more delicious)   Its recipes for children week. This week’s recipe is vegan trifle just in time for Christmas. I am not sure if all children like trifle but guess what, I loved it. It was one of my favourite parts of Christmas growing up.    I may have told some of you already that I grew up in the...

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Lemon Slice

  • 06 November 2019

Sweet Bones: The Cook Book If you haven’t already been, I highly recommend going to Canberra and visiting one of my all time favourite cafes ever; Sweet Bones Bakery and Café. It’s in the city suburb of Braddon and sells the most delicious everything. The café is hip yet down to earth and I feel so at home when I go to eat there.    Emily and Russell Brindly are the owners of Sweet...

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Chocolate Banana and Raisin Layered Cake

  • 07 August 2019

An Unusual Chocolate Cake Which is So Good Prior to going on my holiday I found my well loved copy of Zorba the Buddha Cookbook. I had misplaced it for more than a year and was really missing it. When I found it I was almost tempted not to go on holiday so I could recreate all the recipes and make them vegan as a lot of the recipes in Zorba the Buddha are laden with dairy.  I resisted...

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Brown Rice Pudding

  • 16 April 2019

Twenty years ago when I was living in London my best friend (hi Penny) and I took a side trip to Switzerland, Austria and France. We ended up in Paris for our last night with barely a Franc to rub together. The thought of dining in any fancy French restaurant was long abandoned. Instead we bought a baguette and some cheese (in those days I was only vegetarian) and picked up two pots of riz au...

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Cardamon and Date Slice

  • 05 February 2019

A Little Slice that Packs a Big Punch  (A vegan take on Mohanthal)   Once a year I have the privilege to cater for Deva and Miten’s ecstatic Chant retreat, which was attended by two hundred and seventy people. As it’s a super hot time of the year and the kitchen we cater in reaches at least 10°C hotter than the outside temperature, I am always on the look out for recipes that don’t...

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Let’s Celebrate with a Coconut Cake

  • 07 January 2019

Let's Celebrate with a Coconut CakeHappy New Year Everyone. I wish you the year that you want it to be with a lot of love, laughter, fun times and an abundance of really good, healthy and delicious vegan food.    Usually I post a recipe for a healthy drink or smoothie in my first blog of the year, however this year my blog post day falls on my Dad’s seventy fifth birthday so even...

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Raspberry Bites (a recipe for you all and dedicated to my mum’s birthday)

  • 04 December 2018

Today is my mum’s birthday and I can’t contact her to wish her a happy birthday as she is away on a holiday without a phone. So I thought I would let her know I was thinking about her on her birthday by dedicating a blog post to her. When she gets back from her holiday and opens her email she will see a recipe just for her.    This recipe is also for you all as it’s a delicious one and...

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Apple and Rhubarb Crumble (the gluten free way)

  • 31 October 2018

What’s the weather like where you are? We had some gloriously warm days then the rain set in and even though the temperatures haven’t dropped much, it felt quite cool again. Grateful for the rain and making the most of a cooler day I thought it was a perfect time to share with you my ‘oh so easy’ gluten free Apple and Rhubarb Crumble recipe.   If you are not a fan of rhubarb you can use...

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Hazel Bombs

  • 03 October 2018

Hazel Bombs As soon as I asked myself ‘what will I name these tasty bites?’ the answer appeared. Hazel Bombs that’s what.   The idea for this recipe I cannot claim. They are the brainchild of Danielle, Bri and Clancy who were this year’s dessert team at the Vegan chef and lifestyle training graduation. Everyone was raving about these ‘oh so delicious treats’ at the graduation and I realised...

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It’s Sago Time (plus a sharing about being scammed)

  • 03 September 2018

Isn’t it time for a dessert recipe?. This is a simple recipe and it can be made ahead of time and left to chill. More a springtime dessert than winter so that is perfect as we have just entered spring here in the southern hemisphere anyway.   I was introduced to sago pudding only 3 years ago when I first started facilitating the vegan chef training. There are two ways of making it and the...

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Choc Orange Pudding Cake

  • 15 May 2018

A Cake to Celebrate With It’s coming up to my 10th year anniversary in business so it is fitting I share a cake recipe with you. Last week I decided to experiment making a raw cake that wouldn’t melt. I had it all planned out in my head how I would get up early make it and then have time to take a great photo in good light to share with you all. I did just that, got up at five, meditated, went...

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Raspberry Heaven and Bliss Ball

  • 30 April 2018

Swapping an addiction for another one (my story with giving up coffee)The 6th of April 2017 marks the date I gave up coffee. This was no easy feat. I have been a coffee addict from a very early age. I love the stuff. As a child I loved it in the form of iced coffee bought in cardboard cartons and as I grew into an adult I loved it in the strongest form I could find. I only had one a day so I...

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

  • 29 January 2018

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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The Best Gluten Free Vegan Doughnuts I Have Ever Tasted

  • 04 December 2017

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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A Chocolate Cake Packed with Protein (of course its gluten free too)

  • 16 October 2017

On the 5th and 6th of September the graduates of the 2016 Chef Training came back together for two days of further learning. It was such a magical two days finding out what they had all been up to in the year since they had graduated. I am so proud of their achievements and how much they have been giving to others since the course. Their love of food and cooking seems even stronger. Part of the...

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Raw Passion Fruit Cheesecake (nut free)

  • 04 September 2017

Who tried out the sunflower sour cream from last week? I made it on retreat last week and was loved by all, especially those who were allergic to nuts.  Here comes the second recipe in the series of recipes that normally have nuts and have now been replaced with sunflower seeds. This is a refreshing dessert that you can cut up and keep in the freezer and take out slices whenever you want....

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A dessert without a name (it’s delicious and waiting for it’s name, can anyone help?)

  • 31 July 2017

It’s time for a dessert recipe don’t you think?  It feels like a while since I have given you something sweet. This one needs a name. Here is its story of origin and birth. Please give it a try and let me know what it is to be called. When I first started catering I had the good fortune of working  for a week with the lovely Sharmalee of World Savour Cuisine. During that retreat she...

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Let’s Celebrate with a Brownie Recipe (congratulations to the nine new vegan chefs!!!!)

  • 22 June 2017

We did it, they did it!! What an achievement the second year of the vegan chef and lifestyle training has come to an end culminating in a magnificent graduation ceremony where the nine graduating chefs showed off to 55 people their skills in making delicious food. They worked hard to develop the menu, test the menu and then execute the menu and I feel they did a brilliant job. The ceremony was...

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Raspberry Delight (my vegan take on cherry ripe)

  • 13 April 2017

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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The Best Ever Sweet Treat

  • 11 January 2017

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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Who likes pancakes for breakfast?

  • 22 December 2016

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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Banana Slice with vegan condensed milk

  • 09 November 2016

I had planned to only review recipes from Neighbourhood by Hetty Mckinnon. once every few months but just can’t help trying out another recipe from this gorgeous cookbook. As I flick through the book I think about what neighbourhood means to me personally.    I live in a ‘hood’ very close to a small town which I have been in love with for the last ten or so years. It is a country...

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Black Rice and Coconut Porridge with Fruit Compote

  • 25 October 2016

A great idea for breakfast or a dessertWho of you out there are like me and struggle to know what to have for breakfast. I am not one of those people who can have the same thing for brekky everyday.I will go a week with having a smoothie and get tired or it, a few weeks on toast, a couple of days on fruit salad, a week on salad, in winter a few days of soup and occasionally a porridge here and...

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Gluten Free Peace Biscuits

  • 27 September 2016

The Low Down on Rapadura and Coconut Sugar Hi Everyone, Hope you have had a great week. Following on from last weeks blog I wanted to talk about sugar and what to use if you do want to treat yourself to a bit of sugar in a sweet dessert or arvo tea. It is also high time I got a sweet recipe to you, it is a long time since I have done so. As my regular readers will know I tend to focus on...

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Now you can have your cake and eat it too (vegan gluten free christmas cake recipe- nut free too if you need it to be)

  • 19 December 2015

No one needs to be left out this christmas.This christmas cake recipe takes in to consideration many dietary requirements. So moist and delicious. A friend said to me why would you need to use eggs and butter when it tastes better without? This friend is by no means vegan either- not yet anyway!! It speaks for itself and is so light but at the same time lovely and rich a small piece is all you...

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Making recipes vegan or dairy free is soooooo easy (3 fabulous vegan recipes from reviewing My New Roots)

  • 05 November 2015

What a great idea it is to review a cook book. Two blog posts ago I mentioned that I am reviewing recipes in My New Roots by Sarah Britton and changing the recipes  to vegan recipes. It is great fun and I completely recommend grabbing a vegetarian cook book and doing the same.I am not reviewing every recipe just those that make me salivate from the sheer glimpse of ingredients listed. I have...

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Oh my god is this really a vegan brownie?

  • 28 October 2015

Off to work I go. Tomorrow I start transporting my million and one things that I need to cater on a five day retreat and this retreat is a bit of a milestone for me. It is the  first retreat, since I have become vegan that I have been asked to make a brownie.  And this is the delicious recipe I have developed. No one would know it is vegan, it is so moist and buttery. A friend of mine...

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Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse

  • 16 March 2015

What brings you joy? Is being in service on your list?At the recent Uplift festival I listened to a panel of doctors and well being experts talk about true wellness. They told us that they often ask their clients the question "What brings you joy? " We were then asked to note down what brings us joy. Walking in the dark when everyone is asleep and the human race appears relaxed calm and at...

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Raw Cherry Ripe Slice

  • 19 November 2014

Exciting Times Ahead at Veet's Cuisine (including a deliciuos raw cherry ripe recipe)There is no standing still at Veet's Cuisine. Just as I was finalising all my catering dates for 2015 I was sent a message loud and clear that I had to move forward and create the next chapter in Veet's Cuisine. Beyond excited I officially announce to you all the birth of The Vegetarian Cooking School, Veet's...

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Gluten Free Date Scones

  • 31 July 2014

How to Make Scones Gluten Free and be Absolutely DeliciousAre you gluten free and a lover of scones and like me thought they were a thing of the past? Or do you know someone who just salivates at the thought of scones but can't have them anymore since being diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Coeliac's disease? If you answered yes to either of these questions and even if you didn't I can...

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Calcium & Macrobiotic Lunch & Tahini Caramel Balls

  • 17 June 2014

Calcium & Macrobiotic Lunch & Tahini Caramel BallsFor those who follow my blog posts you will know I have had a break from dairy for more than a month. I actually feel my body needs a longer break and I will continue for a few more months without dairy or at least reduce it to a minimum amount. The main reasons being that my digestion seems happier and that I am more creative with my...

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Dairy Free Date Cake

  • 04 February 2014

Scanning through past posts I feel it is time for a sweet treat recipe. I realise I post savoury dishes as there is always some information I want to get to you. Very often with desserts or sweets there really isn't anything I can write about so this week its just a recipe. Oh except in the recipe you can use coconut sugar or rapadura sugar. Both sugars are apparently healthier than the old...

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Fresh & Vibrant Food Preparation Class plus iron rich snacks

  • 21 January 2014

Last Saturday's Seasonal Cooking Class was a delightful experience.  I love the enthusiasm of people who come together to learn more about vegetarian cooking.  I also enjoyed showing people how to include more iron and protein in their diets.   This class was different for me in the way I planned it.  Usually I plan what I want to include in the class and then go out and...

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No Bake Chocolate Avocado Cake

  • 04 November 2013

On the 2nd of November I begin catering on the last Power Living retreat for 2013.  This will be the tenth Power Living retreat I have catered for.  When I think about catering on a Power Living retreat I initially wonder where on earth I am going to get all the energy from. However I know from experience it always comes and it comes from somewhere in great abundance. The Power Living...

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Power Yoga Canberra and High Energy Love Ball Recipe

  • 14 October 2013

On a recent trip to Canberra my sister in law took me into Civic and I met up with one of my favourite people, Justine Lisson who co owns Power Yoga Canberra. We met at the newly opened Civic Power Yoga studio. My only regret was that I didn’t have enough time to join in with one of the many yoga classes on offer each day. The studio is a place I would gladly visit every day of the week if I...

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Decorating Cakes with Fruit

  • 18 July 2013

I know people want the name of their loved one’s written on the cakes they order, but I just can’t do it.  Well in all honest truth, I have tried and even had a lesson and just don’t have the patience.  I am also not enamoured with icing sugars and artificial colourings.  My favourite way of decorating a cake is with fruit in abundance. For the last two winters I have been away,...

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