carob-clusters

Carob Clusters

I love it when food transports you back to a particular place and time in your life. This recipe takes me to my friend Nicole’s kitchen, a few years ago when we were both homeschooling our children. Feeling happy, relaxed, being shown by her 5 year old son how to make these sticky, chewy nutty… 

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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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Feeling juicy

Feeling Juicy

I feel as if my cells are singing. Everything becomes clear and bright and alive. It’s an immediate, refreshing hit of alertness and vibrancy. What is this wonder drug? Juice. These are some of the effects I experience, within a few seconds of gulping down a big mouthful of freshly made vegetable and fruit juice…. 

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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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