SALTED WALNUT BROWNIES

SALTED MAPLE WALNUT BROWNIES

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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baklava

Baklava

I’ve been posting recently about sugar-free treats, and some people might be thinking that this is a pretty crummy food blog without any sugary desserts. So just for you, here is my vegan baklava – fat, sugar, with more sugar poured on top. Delicious. Syrup 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons agave nectar… 

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SALTED WALNUT BROWNIES

SALTED MAPLE WALNUT BROWNIES

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

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

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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