Amaranth and tofu filled pumpkin

Happy New Year everyone, wishing you a fabulous year this year with exceptionally good health and delicious food. As usual I am not doing resolutions but have a word for 2022 and it is: CRUISE

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Sleepy Time Salad with Fetta Sauce

What sort of sleep do you get? Do you sleep right through the night without waking up, or do you have broken sleep, or do you suffer from insomnia? If you struggle with sleep (like I do) you may be happy to know that what we eat in the evening meal can have an impact on our sleep. There has been extensive research done on food for sleep. So this week I share with you some of the things I have been finding out.

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Grilled Nectarine, Broccoli and Almond Fetta Salad

The organic stone fruit we are getting in our area at the moment is not so tasty. We had such a good year last year that this year pales in comparison. Still wanting to make the most of the stone fruit that keeps appearing in our local Santos Health Food Shop I decided to grill the nectarines in this very simple salad.

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Fig and Orange Salad (what a treat)

While I still see figs in the fruit and veg fridge at our local health food shop (Santos) I think I should quickly get this salad recipe out to you while the figs are still in season. This is a recipe I would never have thought of making so I am delighted it came my way. In the Vegan foundation Course the participants get to create their signature dish and Suzanne and Mike decided to try something they had never made before and that was this fruit filled and very tantalizing salad. It is certainly a treat indeed. If you can’t find figs then oranges and grapefruit would do or oranges and pears could work nicely too.

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Vegan Sausage Rolls for Children and Adults Alike

Continuing the theme of what to cook for children or teenagers who have decided to go vegan has me sharing this sausage roll recipe with you all. I am sure many adults would like it too. I have included a short crust pastry recipe which is nothing like the puff pastry that sausage rolls are usually made with. If you are looking for authentic it is probably best you buy an organic already made vegan puff pastry packet, unless you have the 5 hours it takes to make a good vegan puff pastry.

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Almond, Cauliflower and Tomato Bake

I know there are two schools of thought in the vegan world on protein. One is that there is so much protein in all that we eat that we don't really need to worry about it and that it is rare to be protein deficient.

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Gluten Free Vegan Tart Base

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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Power Yoga Canberra and High Energy Love Ball Recipe

On a recent trip to Canberra my sister in law took me into Civic and I met up with one of my favourite people, Justine Lisson who co owns Power Yoga Canberra. We met at the newly opened Civic Power Yoga studio. My only regret was that I didn’t have enough time to join in with one of the many yoga classes on offer each day. The studio is a place I would gladly visit every day of the week if I lived and worked in Canberra.

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