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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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Sugar-Free Chocolate Smoothie

Ok, this is where I come clean. The vegan dessert queen has given up sugar! To be honest, two years of researching and writing a dessert book has taken its toll and the candida is in control of my body. So three months sugar-free to clean out the system, then back to a more sensible… 

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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

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

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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