Vegan Sponge Cake

This all-purpose cake recipe can be used for a layer cake, cupcakes or as the base for Lemon and raspberry trifle. 1 ½ cups plain flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon baking power ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup soy milk 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/3 cup rice bran or sunflower oil 2/3 cup… 

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Big Purple Vegetable Drink

You know those mornings. You wake up feeling tired, lacking in energy, foggy, unfocused. You might feel as if you’ve got a cold or the flu coming on. Your body is screaming to you, ‘treat me well, stop poisoning me’. But your habit when you feel like this, your idea of nurturing yourself, has always… 

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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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Almond Milk

1. Take 1 cup raw unpeeled almonds and soak overnight in filtered water. 2. Next morning, drain the water and place nuts or seeds in a blender. 3. Add 3 cups filtered water and blend until the nuts or seeds are as fine as possible. 4. Place a large piece of cheesecloth or muslin in… 

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