Pecan Pesto

  • 02 October 2019

Pecan Pesto & Lisa Following Her Dreams      Almost a year ago I got a phone call an hour before day one of the Vegan Foundation Cooking Course was due to start from a woman named Lisa wondering if there was a space left in the course that day. I had never had such a late booking before. I said “yes if you can get the application form filled out, sent back to me and be...


Sprouted Mung Bean Curry

  • 18 September 2019

Sprouted Mung Bean Curry Following on from sprouting for the Raw Course I facilitated ten days ago I cooked quite a few dishes with the sprouted mung beans. This curry is a true winner. The sprouted mung beans add such a different dimension to a curry.   Sprouted Mung Bean Curry Ingredients 2 cups sprouted mung beans 1 tbsp avocado oil  1 onion roughly chopped...


Sprouted Vegan Green Eggs

  • 10 September 2019

Sprouted Vegan Green Eggs Last week marked the start of another Vegan Chef Training. Six wonderful women came together to join in Module 2, Raw Cuisine. As part of this module I show you how to sprout legumes and you get to take home a pack of seeds to sprout and recipe develop.    In the four days before the raw module started I started the sprouting process and sprouted...


Winter Salad with a Home Made Balsamic Glaze

  • 28 August 2019

Winter Salad with a Home Made Balsamic Glaze   Last Thursday to Saturday I facilitated the 29th Vegan Foundation Cooking Course where four wonderful people attended. It was a treat for all of us to have such a small group and some very creative food was made.   In the past I have written about how life transforming the Vegan Foundation course is for people who attend....


Vietnamese Style Baguette

  • 20 August 2019

Three Weeks of Packed Lunch Ideas (for School, University and Work) For two decades as a university student, care worker and teacher I took a packed lunch to work. I had no choice there were no options for me as a vegetarian and I have also always been a fussy eater. White bread sandwiches have never cut it for me. And that was pretty much all that seemed to be available at school canteens...


Gluten Free Monshari Pie

  • 13 August 2019

Gluten Free Monshari Pie (Baked Sweet Potato and Beetroot Pie with Almond Fetta) As part of the three day Vegan Foundation Cooking Course you get to create your own signature dish. In the May course Monica and Shari made a vegan gluten free pie and named it Monshari Pie. It is as wonderful as the name itself.    Last Monday I was all set to remake the pie so I could share the...


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...


Curried Kale, Sweet Potato, Pea and Carrot Soup

  • 30 July 2019

Curried Kale, Sweet Potato, Pea and Carrot Soup I’m home. Yahoo. It’s fantastic to be home and it was one of the best months of my life to be away in the beautiful Osho International Meditation Resort in India. I feel fully refreshed and committed even more to my meditation and sharing fabulous recipes with you and facilitating the courses I offer you all.   After four weeks in...


Baked Kale

  • 09 July 2019

Baked Kale For years people have been juicing, loading their smoothies and eating kale raw. I was led to believe that the natural oxalates found on kale can inhibit the absorption of iron and other essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. As a result I generally never eat it raw. Just wilting it can remove the oxalates and this fabulous recipe I share with you this week will definitely...


Airplane Snacks

  • 25 June 2019

Confession Time I’m confessing to you all! It’s big for me to admit what I am about to admit to you all. However I am placing all my cards on the table and without fear of judgment I want the world to know about what I am going to confess as it will really make my decision solid.    I’m confessing about something that I did, something that I am now actually grateful for but at...