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 Cuisine. After four years of teaching one day cooking classes Veet's Cuisine is taking it one step further and offering a more comprehensive training. The training is for everyone. It is for those who want to get a sound and solid understanding of organic vegetarian cuisine, enabling them to incorporate all they learn into their everyday lives and to pass it on to future generations. It is also for those people who would like to become a vegetarian chef. The training is actually a world first as there is currently no course where you can train as a chef without having to handle and cut up meat. The training is also for already trained chefs who would like some inspiration in providing more varied and well balanced vegetarian options on their menus.

A nine module training which can be completed in six months or over two years. The modules range in length from 2 to 4 days and there is home practice or work experience in each module.

If you are interested please check out our Vegan Chef Training Page for more information. 

And to celebrate this wonderful news at Veet's Cuisine I did a little experimenting last week and came up with this wonderful raw dessert and would love to share it with you. Please celebrate along with me by sharing this blog post with all your friends and do try out this delicious recipe. Makrand my partner says its my best dessert yet.

Raw Cherry Ripe Slice

If you are on the ketogenics, Paleo diets and possibly even the GAPS diet you can easily make this dessert to suit. Omit the dates, use stevia instead of maple syrup and use dried or fresh blueberries.

I always forget to write 'make sure everything is organic' as I just presume you know that I always mean this but just in case you are new to this blog:

Try to ensure everything is organic.

Base layer

1 cup maccadamia nuts or almonds

8 dates (soaked for 1/2 hour)

1 cup shredded coconut

small splash of maple syrup or 4 drops stevia

Middle delight

1 cup dried or fresh cherries without stones

8 dates (soaked for 1/2 hour)

1 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

1/2 cup coconut cream

1/4 cup of maple syrup or 6 drops stevia

top layer

1/4 cup cocao butter

1/4 cup raw cacao

1/4 cup coconut oil

pinch salt

Base layer: Process the nuts to a fine crumb in a food processor or blender then add the pitted dates and the maple syrup if using and the coconut. Place in a baking dish that has a lid and pop in the freezer while you make the next layer.

Middle layer: Process the cherries in a blender or food processor and add all the other ingredients and blend until well combined. Spread over the base layer and pop in the freezer while you make the next layer

Top layer: Melt the cocoa butter over a bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water. Also melt the coconut oil if you need to and mix everything together and place on top of the middle layer- my top layer went a bit lopsided when i put it in the freezer and my partner is not happy that some of the slice doesn't have chocolate- so watch out for that.

Put in the freezer for a few hours to set and then cut pieces out as you need them. This will last for weeks in the freezer with good self discipline or a week or two without xxx



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