Perk up your liver with this raw, vegan beetroot salad

In Chinese medicine, spring is the season of the wood element which governs the organs of the liver and gall bladder. During winter, with its sedentary lifestyle and rich, heavy foods, the liver can become congested and this can affect the flow of energy, or Qi, throughout the whole body, causing feelings of irritability, lethargy… 

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Vegan Parmesan

If you crave the intense flavour of cheese, don’t despair. There are loads of lovely cheesy options out there – this is one of them. Easy as, this vegan parmesan will taste great on your spaghetti or caesar salad. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons savoury yeast flakes 1 teaspoon nori flakes, or other seaweed… 

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I love salt and sweet together. Almost all of my desserts have at least a pinch of salt in them. It’s essential to bring out the flavour of chocolate and, as the current rage for salted caramel confirms, it hugely improves that sweet, fatty confection. I wanted to make a caramel that was a little… 

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Chocolate torte

Divine Vegan Chocolate Torte

Torte ¼ cup (35 g) cocoa 1 cup (135 g) gluten-free flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup (100 g) sugar ½ cup (120 g) silken tofu ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup ¼ cup (60 ml) light oil, e.g. sunflower 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon… 

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Blueberry Chia Smoothie

It’s high summer here in the southern hemisphere, so this morning I felt I should honour that with a change from my regular Chocolate Smoothie or Big Purple Vegetable Drink. I know that blueberries are absolutely amazing (masses of antioxidants, help reduce blood glucose levels and may even help to ward off Alzheimers and dementia). So I… 

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Vegan Burger

‘Can you recommend a good vegan burger recipe?’ I’ve had this question so many times, it seemed time to put one up on the blog. This is a yummy, infinitely variable recipe that changes every time I make it, so feel free to experiment. The basic burger ingredients: protein (nuts, beans, tofu…) starch (breadcrumbs or… 

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