Thai Green Curry Recipe with the Paste Made From Scratch (and it’s easy)

You know that feeling when you try a new recipe and instantly know you have to turn around and make it all over again the next night? Well this Thai curry recipe is just one of those dishes. I usually make a Thai curry but it is more of a red curry and not a green one. When Rachel and Grace decided to make a Thai green curry as their signature dish in the Vegan Foundation course last month, I knew I wanted a go at making it again soon. It actually took me four weeks to get around to doing it and I am so happy with the results that I want to share it with you all.

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Gluten Free Pad Thai

As part of the three-day vegan foundation course you get to work with a partner and create a signature dish. Each foundation course there are fabulous recipes. In the October foundation course there were three signature dishes made. The ravioli I shared with you last week, a Pad Thai recipe and a Green Curry. I shared all three photos of these signature dishes on social media and plenty of people asked for all three recipes so here is the Pad Thai recipe and in a few week’s time I will share the Green Curry recipe too.

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Gluten Free Beetroot Ravioli (made from scratch and it’s easy)

A few weeks back I posted on Facebook all the things I love to make with beetroot and one of them was ravioli. One of the followers asked for the ravioli recipe and I told them I would post it in a blog post soon. I had the recipe but needed time to make it to get a photo to put with the blog post.

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Spanish Inspired Share Plates

Living in a town that still has an independent bookshop feels like a big luxury to me. Being time poor I probably only find myself in there six or so times a year. However each time I do visit I walk out with an armful of books. Denise who owns the book shop seems to always have a new vegan cook book in stock so even though I may originally go in to purchase a novel or even just a birthday card I will be drawn to purchasing a vegan cook book or two.

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Spaghetti Carbanara (recipe inspired by our trip to Bali)

I don’t know about you but do holidays or time spent away always run smoothly? If I go to the Osho Meditation Resort they usually run very smoothly and usually everywhere else I go also runs relatively smoothly but then on occasion some holidays have had challenges. At the beginning of this month Makrand and I treated ourselves to twelve days in Bali to celebrate seventeen years of being together.

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San Choy Bau

Originating from China everyone says although for years I thought San Choy Bau (or is it Sang Choi Bow? Or even San Choy Bow?) came from Korea as it was two of my Korean students who first made me a vegan version of this dish which is commonly made with pork. Where it originates from is not known, on the internet anyway. However what is known is that ‘Sang Choi’ means lettuce and ‘Bau’ means to wrap.

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Winter Warming French Bourguignon

This week’s blog is for those of you living in the world where it is presently cold. Last week we had some bitterly cold days and all I felt like eating was warm nourishing food. What are your winter warming go to recipes?

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A milestone and a creamy vegan chowder recipe

On the 19th of May this year my catering arm of the business I run turned ten and the Vegan Cooking School turned three. What a massive milestone this is for me. I chose not to celebrate and was going to write a blog then I wasn’t going to write a blog and now I just realised I really can’t let that pass. It is a big deal to me so here I am writing about the journey I have travelled in this business. I wish to share my story as I feel it may help others stay on track with their young business.

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More Pizza Topping Ideas

Module two of the vegan chef and lifestyle training for 2018 is now complete. I didn’t want it to end as the creativity and the freshness of the food that was produced in three days was mind blowing. This was the fifth time module two, raw cuisine has run and I loved every minute of it. The students were so committed to making fabulous tasting food and were so happy to be experimenting with different flavours.

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Silverbeet recipes that will have your whole body feeling grateful

A few weeks ago I came home from catering for the Body Mind Life retreat with 4 bunches of silverbeet we didn’t use and all I craved to eat that week was with silverbeet so I was a very happy camper. I am sharing two of the recipes I made that week with you now.

Silverbeet is also known as chard and you can get Rainbow Chard too.  As a child it was the only form of leafy greens that I ate as it was the only type that grew up in the Northern Territory. We called it spinach and thrived on it. It was a big treat when mum came home with a bunch of silverbeet. We ate the white stalks and all!

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