Zucchini Carrot Soup with Cashew Sour Cream

  • 25 January 2017

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). Sprinkle on some seeds to make a complete protein.

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The Best Ever Sweet Treat

  • 11 January 2017

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 really immerse myself in the many revolutionary meditation techniques Osho has developed. My days were spent in the meditation...

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No resolutions for me, only celebrations (mocktails to celebrate every day of the year)

  • 05 January 2017

How is the new year shaping up for you five days in? For me lots of relaxation and fun with my parents, what a great start. Many ask me what resolutions I have made for 2017 and the answer is none. 

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Who likes pancakes for breakfast?

  • 22 December 2016

These pancakes were a treat for us a few Sunday mornings ago so it feels more than decadent to be having them again, but what the heck, I’m on holiday. I actually teach this recipe in the foundation module of the training so this is a treat for you to get this recipe now.

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Tips for Vegans and Vegetarians at Christmas

  • 19 December 2016

For me this has always been a difficult time of year being forced to attend events where people chow down on big bits of animal parts. Even at a so called vegetarian gathering some years ago I was gob smacked when I saw a dead chicken on the table. So I have taken the cowards way out and stay home with my beloved on Christmas day. If friends do want to catch up I offer them to come to ours and...

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Korma Comedian Curry, Green Thai Fritters & Chilli Thai Salad

  • 07 December 2016

As you read this post I will be in India and by now smelling of turmeric, fenugreek and curry spices in general. My life without India, Indian food and meditation would be quite difficult to live. This year’s visit to the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune India has come around earlier. After an intensely busy year I could not wait until the usual January 1st pilgrimage.

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Winner recipes and inspiration for food this Christmas

  • 30 November 2016

Christmas is not long now and even if you don’t celebrate the occasion, you may be invited to a gathering. So here are a few recipes that may inspire you to get in the festive cheer or at least ensure you are well fed when you are invited to any of the celebrations going on.

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Where do you get your protein from?

  • 23 November 2016

A very common cry from meat eaters to people who announce they are vegan is “Where do you get your protein from?” I am ever grateful my mum asked me this question at the age of sixteen as it sent me on a quest of finding out just what protein was. In my early twenties I had the good fortune of a naturopath telling me to eat protein with every meal and then in recent years another naturopath...

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Gluten Free Vegan Tart Base

  • 09 November 2016

This is a quick recipe so I feel it deserves a quick blog post this week. It appears many people love a good savoury tart or what often was referred to as a quiche. When you are gluten free and vegan it can be quite a challenge to make a good base but this lovely tasty tart base ticks all the boxes and in my experience... 

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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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