Vietnamese Style Baguette

  • 20 August 2019

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.

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Gluten Free Monshari Pie

  • 13 August 2019

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.

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Chocolate Banana and Raisin Layered Cake

  • 07 August 2019

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 staying home but on return from India I started...

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Curried Kale, Sweet Potato, Pea and Carrot Soup

  • 30 July 2019

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.

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Baked Kale

  • 09 July 2019

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 rid the lush green...

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Airplane Snacks

  • 25 June 2019

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.

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Spaghetti with Wood Ear Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts

  • 19 June 2019

I’m being brave posting a recipe with Brussels in it as I know that not everyone loves them as much as I do. Don’t be put off though if you are not a Brussels lover as you can use another green veg of your choice or just leave them out all together. This sauce is a beauty. So rich and meaty (in the non animal meaty way).

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Veg Makhanwala and Okra Curry

  • 12 June 2019

As I start to wind down the last week of work before I go on my yearly visit to India I feel a curry recipe is called for, so I am sharing with you two recipes. I adapted the first recipe earlier this year and had planned on sharing with you all then but somehow spaced it out. So here is Mak’s (my beloved’s) favourite curry recipe. He used to eat this at a restaurant called Prem’s in Pune India,...

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Potato and Spinach Bake

  • 04 June 2019

Its been my experience that if I put a bowl of nut cheese out in front of friends who aren’t vegan and don’t tell them what it is they will ask what type of cheese it is. However if I place a bowl of vegan cheese on the table with some crackers and tell my friends what it is they will say, “it’s nice but it doesn’t really taste like cheese”. It fascinates me as when the mind isn’t comparing vegan...

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Corn Fritters

  • 30 May 2019

I promised a while back to write a recipe each month with children in mind. This is the first of many to come. I realise I have quite a lot of recipes already on my website which children will love. These tasty fritters will be loved by children and adults alike (as long as everyone loves corn of course).

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