Bean Salad with Carrot Andhra Curry


Bean Salad with Carrot Andhra Curry

I’m still maintaining Patrick’s blog while he is doing his bit for the oil industry.

Patrick is without doubt the stir fry and curry expert. He finds a tried and trusted recipe and once he has mastered it. He makes it again and again. He might make mino…

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Sweet and savoury raw cracker biscuits

Raw cracker biscuits – sweet and savoury


Sweet coconut crackers

Very happy to be back in our kitchen in Cape Town for a while.

We have a couple of dinner parties coming up over the next few days, and I like to have a selection of snacks and cracker biscuits for guests to nibble on before the…

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Raw Food Course

Raw Food Course


Beetroot ravioli – raw and vegan

Last week was, I think, the first week that I haven’t put out a post.

Hopefully I will be forgiven, as Karen and I were frantically busy doing Deborah Durrant’s 5 day Raw Food course.

What a fantastic and fun week it was. We learnt such a lot, …

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Raw classic cheezecake


My raw classic cheezecake

As promised, here is the recipe for the raw classic cheezecake.

This is the same dessert that was served up at the Raw Food seminar a while back, and I am pleased to say, I think my one turned out just as well as the pro’s one.


The pro version – raw classic ch…

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Green Juice

Raw Green Juice:

There is nothing like starting the day with a fresh healthy Green Juice, so I thought it appropriate to start off my 2016 blogs with a green juice mixture.

It’s also a fresh start from another aspect – I have just changed my blog platform over to Wordpress.

Which is also one of the reasons I have not been posting in a while.

And I am only just finding out how to work with Wordpress.

My ingredients:

(Organic produce as far as possible!)
1 “pillow” of spinach leaves
1/2 bunch kale
Half a pineapple
2 apples
1 lemon
handful of fresh mint sprigs

Method:

Cut off the roughest bits of the pineapple skin.
Chop apples and lemon into slices.
Run all the ingredients through the juicer.
Enjoy – I usually dilute the raw mixture about 2/3 juice to 1/3 water.
A few other thoughts –

This mix has a lovely subtle minty flavour.
You can sweeten it up by adding extra apple.
Of course, you can use any other greens you like.
The remaining pulp can go into the compost heap if you are lucky enough to have one.

And finally – all the best to all my readers for the new year – have a wonderfully healthy and
vegan one.

Bon apetit!

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Green Juice

Aubergine and veggie mince lasagne with red onion and brie salad


Aubergine lasagne with red onion and brie salad

Patrick follows a recipe to the letter. He turns out perfect meals when he cooks. I am a super greenie and cannot bear to waste food. I open the fridge, see what has to be used up, then figure out what to make from there. Patrick has mastered currie…

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Apricot Clafoutis


Apricot Clafoutis

Clafoutis is originally a French dish, from the Limousin area, and was traditionally made with cherries.

We are great ones for using up what we have in the fridge. So with both fresh apricots and eggs needing using up, and wanting to serve something different for our guests t…

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Raw lemon, ginger and mango cheezecake

Raw lemon, ginger and mango cheezecake


Raw lemon, ginger and mango cheezecake

In case you hadn’t noticed, raw desserts are among my favourite things to make.

Here is another raw vegan tart that was posted recently by Deborah Durrant from Deliciously Raw.

Check out Deborah’s website for…

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Raw and Vegan in Cape Town

Raw and Vegan in Cape Town


The small plate at Raw and Roxy

When I started this blog, my wife was a long time vegetarian while I did not eat a lot of meat.

Over the last couple of years we have moved to nearly 100% vegan and largely raw.

I love sharing recipes with you, but I also love tellin…

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Berry smoothie - raw and vegan

Berry smoothie – raw and vegan

Now for my berry smoothie.

You can of course use any berries you want, and whatever you use will of course create the colour of the smoothie.

This time I have used some soaked goji berries, among others, which give it the almost orange colour.

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Raw vegan chocolate

Raw vegan chocolate

Being vegan certainly does not mean giving up chocolate! In fact raw vegan chocolate is more delicious than if made with dairy. Well I think so anyway. And this homemade vegan chocolate is very easy to make.   We served these chocolates after the meal with the... read more
Vegan Quiche

Vegan Quiche

Vegan Quiche So here is our recipe for the courgette vegan quiche that we served as a main course for the first run of our vegan underground restaurant. See the last post.   We had been trying to make a good vegan quiche for a while. Some (non vegan) friends... read more
Vegan underground restaurant

Vegan underground restaurant

Karen and I have always dreamed of hosting a vegan underground restaurant in our home. Where did this daft idea come from then? Long before we discovered raw and vegan food, we always enjoyed having dinner parties at home and entertaining with food. I just love being... read more
Raspberry cheezecake – Raw and vegan

Raspberry cheezecake – Raw and vegan

Raspberry cheezecake – Raw and vegan Karen found this Raspberry Cheezcake recipe in a recent local Good Housekeeping magazine. It is so encouraging to find more and more vegan food available, as well as vegan recipes in all sorts of lifestyle magazines. In fact... read more
Chocolate Brownies – Raw and Vegan

Chocolate Brownies – Raw and Vegan

Chocolate Brownies – Raw and Vegan Any regular reader will probably know I am rather fond of the tasty raw tarts and cheezecakes that can be made. Chocolate Brownies are another delicious dessert that can be raw and vegan. Karen and I have tried a few other... read more
Amazing Aloe – Great superfood

Amazing Aloe – Great superfood

Aloe is our very own local superfood here in Cape Town/South Africa.   They are hardy and easy to grow. Our one is doing wonderfully, in a pot on the patio. There are two types – the Vera and Ferox varieties. Ours is apparently Ferox. I use a couple of... read more
Raw vegan cheezecake

Raw vegan cheezecake

One of my favourite discoveries in raw food are the absolutely amazing raw vegan cheezecakes or tarts. Everybody seems to love them, so here is the easiest one to make – Pineapple Cheezecake. The original recipe is from Natalie and Noel’s “Easy... read more
Green Juice

Green Juice

Raw Green Juice: There is nothing like starting the day with a fresh healthy Green Juice, so I thought it appropriate to start off my 2016 blogs with a green juice mixture. It’s also a fresh start from another aspect – I have just changed my blog platform... read more
BLT – Vegan Version

BLT – Vegan Version

BLT – Vegan Version At last a vegan version of the BLT (Bacon lettuce and tomato) sandwich! Back at home in our wonderful kitchen at last! We have had a wonderful time travelling but making healthy food and blogging has not been easy, and I must apologize for... read more

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