Nourishing kidgeree inspired by a brand new cookbook

  • 28 June 2017

Last week I went into our local book shop to buy a novel for my holiday and of course I walked out with a cook book. It happens every time. I love looking through cookbooks even though I rarely follow a recipe I still find them incredibly useful for inspiration. For example I have been making Kidgeree (an Indian rice and lentil) the same way for years then last week after I purchased Saffron Soul...


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...


A burger recipe worth trying (you’ll want to make it every week I guarantee)

  • 05 June 2017

I have a variety of burger recipes and I love them all. Then I have a burger recipe which I teach on the food photography cooking class as part of The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training. Every year when I make these burgers I wonder to myself why I don’t make them more often. They are really good, they are juicy and soft and sit well in a burger bun or on top of a quinoa salad.


If you are still struggling to digest legumes try this wonderful recipe

  • 23 May 2017

I hear from many people that they cannot digest legumes or beans properly and when I enquire into what type of beans they eat they usually say beans from a can. If you follow the guide of information I have collected from many sources and from 40 years of problem free bean eating you may find out that you actually can digest beans well.


A fuss free tart or pie crust that is gluten free

  • 16 May 2017

I love pastry but my belly doesn’t. I can make gluten free pastry and it’s delicious but I always find it too fussy. This recipe that I recently taught on module four of the Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is a simple one to follow and a delicious alternative to pastry, which really is fuss free. You can fill the crust with anything. One of the tofu bakes in my cook book would fill this base...


A thousand year old rehydrating breakfast dish to kickstart your day

  • 08 May 2017

We 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 re hydrate the body after its rest in the night. Miso soup is perfect for that and it is so easy to adapt to...


Cheesy Baked Potatoes with Coleslaw and tomato pear salsa

  • 26 April 2017

What was comfort food to you as a child, something that really nourished you and made you feel good no matter what was going on around you? One of mine was baked potatoes. When we went camping we would throw a potato in the fire and cook it and eat the whole potato charred skin and all. A baked potato is even more appealing to me now I am on a vegan diet. Mak and I pop our potatoes in the oven...


Raspberry Delight (my vegan take on cherry ripe)

  • 13 April 2017

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 it with you all .


Sorrel Hummus

  • 27 March 2017

In the vegan foundation course we cover an hour or so on essential sauces to have in your fridge. I extend the sauces to also include pesto and most people’s favourite, hummus. No one’s fridge needs to be without hummus for too long. It is interesting watching the participants in the class when they first taste my hummus as I have got so used to making hummus without garlic and just love it, but...


Ramen Noodle Soup The Easy and Delicious Way

  • 13 March 2017

A 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 recipe. He brought it to me saying ‘wow that looks like an...