To Cleanse or not to Cleanse, that is the question

  • 06 March 2018

I ran out of time this week to write the blog I had planned so diverting a little to tell you about my story with cleansing. Who fasts here? Who goes on a cleanse? Who is like me and never fasted in their lives? I have to admit to you all that I don't believe in fasting, it's just not for me. I can easily get low blood sugar and low blood pressure so that's always been a great excuse for not...

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Almond, Cauliflower and Tomato Bake

  • 26 February 2018

What's the go on complete protein? (plus the most delicious recipe I've made in a long time- and that's saying something!!)I know there are two schools of thought in the vegan world on protein. One is that there is so much protein in all that we eat that we don't really need to worry about it and that it is rare to be protein deficient. The other is that it is important to make sure you get...

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Its easier than you think to get all your nutrients on a vegan diet (plus 3 zinc filled recipes)

  • 20 February 2018

A few people of late have asked me for recipes and ideas to help them transition into a vegan diet more easily. It's too much to share in one email so I feel I will need to do a series. This is the first blog of three or four, I would say. I'm starting with vitamins, minerals and nutrients as this is what often concerns people (protein will come in another blog). I'm a believer that if you eat a...

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Gluten Free Pizza Anyone?

  • 12 February 2018

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

  • 06 February 2018

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!!)

  • 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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Dips for the Weekend

  • 23 January 2018

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

  • 15 January 2018

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

  • 08 January 2018

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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Ceviche

  • 19 December 2017

A Refreshing Lunch for The Day AfterHow 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...

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