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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Amazing garlic grater


Garlic and Ginger grater set

As any regular reader will know we are packing up and moving, so there is not a lot of creative cooking going on.

I thought then that I would tell you about this wonderful spice or garlic grater.

We were given one as a gift by a friend a few months ago. When …

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Butternut, Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad with Pumpkin Seeds


Butternut, Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

I’m still sharing recipes on Patrick’s blog while he is short on spare time. Last week I blogged about meals we had at Strathmore Arms in Scotland.

This week I am sharing a meal we had at The Lookout Deck – Hout Bay in Cape Town. …

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Still on the Indian trail


Indian accompaniments with my stuffed peppers

I am still having a bit of an Indian moment and enjoying using recipes from Monisha Bharadwaj’s book – ‘healthy Indian in minutes’.

I made the Gajar Ka Salaad, or Carrot and Cashew salad with Honey,

and the Lal Kobichi Bhaji or Red cabbage with Must…

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On the move again


Vegetarian ‘fry-up’

Karen (my vegetarian wife) and I are back in Scotland again.

This time we have taken a flat of our own rather than sharing or staying in hotels.
So we can cook again!

We are amazed at the selection of vegetarian products available in the supermarkets here.

From vegetarian …

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Raw courgette pasta


Raw courgette pasta – with tomato sauce

At the moment I am killing time between the 2 raw food course, doing some maintenance on our boat in the Netherlands.

Compared to our kitchen at home, the equipment on the boat is pretty basic, but it’s surprising what you can do with raw food with limit…

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Vegetarian Barbeque


Peppers and onions – veggie roasting basket

I cannot lie –
 I DO miss the odd barbeque, or ‘braaivleis’ as it is known in South Africa.
But there are ways to make a ‘barbie’ something that vegetarians can enjoy too.

We used to just wrap potatoes or onions in tin foil, pop them on the coals…

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London Vegfest 2014


Raw lime mousse with berries

A very exciting time at the moment for me, and hopefully this blog.

Yesterday we attended the 2014 London Vegfest at Kensington.

This event is in it’s second year.

Last year, the inaugural occasion, apparently about 9000 people attended over the 2 days.

This ye…

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Parsnip Soup


Parsnip soup with grated mature cheese

Soup has to be the easiest meal to make. And it’s a great way to use up veggies that are staring to look a bit tired.

You can begin making your soup the proper way by sauteing onions and then adding stock plus your veggies. I’m often in a hurry a…

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A must for vegans - the London Vegfest


At Kensington Olympia – London

I’ve left our boat in the Netherlands now, and on the way home to South Africa via London.

I’d seen in the latest Vegetarian Living mag, that the London Vegfest would be on at the Kensington Olympia exhibition centre while I was there.

I couldn’t miss that o…

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Chocolate mousse – vegan version

Chocolate mousse – vegan version

You can't say vegan chocolate mousse anymore without mentioning aquafaba, the new vegan egg-white replacement. Well I suppose it is not that new - been around a while, but I have only recently started working with it. Just in case you have'nt heard of it, aquafaba -...

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Coconut-Banana Vegan Ice-creem

Coconut-Banana Vegan Ice-creem

As promised, here is my recipe for coconut-banana vegan ice-creem. I would love to call it a fool-proof recipe, but I have tried out many so-called fool-proof ones that actually don't work. So I will just say it is the first successful vegan ice-creem I've managed to...

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Mini Apple Tarts – Vegan of course

Mini Apple Tarts – Vegan of course

Since getting into raw foods, and going vegan, I have not done any baking at all. Not sure why this is, but probably linked to the idea of a low-carb diet being healthy. We're not so now sure that is the case, and carbs have stated creeping back into our foods. Add to...

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White Bean Pate

White Bean Pate

Vegan Recipe Books We keep discovering new vegan recipe books. They are popping up all the time. Our latest new find is one called Vegan Bible, by Marie Laforet. I am loving it because the few recipes I have tried so far actually seem to work. And pretty well every...

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Fat-free veganaise

 Back home again. First - a very happy New Year to all out there. Second - I must (again) apologise for not posting for ages! 2016 ended up as a year with much work and travelling, and subsequently very little blogging. However, I am now back in our lovely kitchen in...

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Travelling vegan

  Sometimes it's hard to be vegan! I must apologize for not posting for ages! I seem to spend a lot of time travelling or working and not being anywhere near a kitchen. At the moment I am in Azerbaijan, in Baku, working. Not the touristy nice bit of Baku! The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 this...

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