Chickpea Cinnamon Blondies

Who would have thought of using beans in a dessert? Seems like lots of people. Anyway - it was a first for me, and turned out really well. I am busy doing an on line cooking course and needed to make two completely diffenrent dishes using the same type of bean. I made...

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

There's something quite satisfying about making your own tomato sauce. And this one is delicious and oh so simple. Thanks to Jamie Oliver's "Jamie at Home" video series for the inspiration. Ingredients: 5 ripe tomatoes 2 T white wine vinegar Pinch salt 1 t smoked salt...

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Sweetcorn Chowder

When we decided to make this sweetcorn chowder as a starter for our pop up dining event, (check out our Green & Vegan FB page) we originally opted for a raw recipe. When we tested it, yes it was tasty, but to be honest - tasted - raw! So we changed tack...

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Vegan Creme Brulee

Vegan Creme Brulee is something I have been wanting to make for ages! I went out and bought a chef type 'blow torch' to add to all the other kitchen gadgets we already have. But I think I will use it quite a bit. Apparently one can also use it to skin tomatoes and...

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Tomato Consomme

This very tasty Tomato Consomme is thanks to Jamie Oliver's "Taste" video series. We made and served it at our latest pop-up vegan dining event last Saturday, and it seemed to go down a treat. Check out our Green & Vegan FB page Ingredients: 5 or 6 ripe large...

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Basil Pistou and Oat Creem

These were the two extras I used in the cucunber mint soup in the last post. As promised, here are the recipes. Both very quick and easy. Basil Pistou - Ingredients: 2 C fresh basil, loosely packed 4 cloves garlic, minced (use only 2 if they are the very large cloves)...

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Melktert – Vegan

A momentary break from the French slant - but don't worry, there will be more of that influence to come. With our pop-up ding in Cape Town, we have also been trying traditional South African dishes. So here is a vegan Melktert. Recipe came courtesy of Plant...

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Lentil and Nut Roast

A Nut Roast is one of the go-to vegetarian main course dishes. For our recent pop-up vegan dining event (Check out our Green and Vegan FB page), we decided to do a vegan version. Over there years we have made several nut roasts but have never found a really great...

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Chocolate and Coconut Log

There is something about chocolate! Chocolate desserts are always a hit, and this Chocolate and Coconut Log was absolutely scrumptious! We served it up with fresh raspberries at our last vegan pop-up dining event. (Check out our Green and Vegan FB page) The...

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Vegan Sushi

Vegan sushi is something I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would make! But I did, and it worked very well. We served it as a starter at on of our pop-up dining events (check out our Green and Vegan FB page) a while back. A couple of people commented that it was...

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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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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...

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Fool proof bean burgers

Fool proof bean burgers Over the years we have had many attempts at vegan bean burgers with varying success, the main problem being getting them to stick together. Still on our boat, Karen came up with these - Guest post by Karen: Have you ever seen a yummy looking...

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Vegan cheeze

Karen's vegan cheeze - I must apologize for not posting for a while! Karen and I are on the European inland waterways on our motor cruiser Shangri La, on a trip from Netherlands to France. I am somewhat preoccupied with running the boat and all that goes with such a...

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Melty vegan cheeze

Melty vegan cheeze This melty vegan cheeze is great. Working is one of those unfortunate necessities of life, and I've been working offshore for the last 6 weeks. The last posts were all prepared well in advance. I am now travelling, in betwixt and between, but...

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Vegan Stir Fry

Vegan Stir Fry Smoked Tempeh and vegan stir fry I seem to think stir fries were originally the domain of carnivores - it was a good way to quickly cook a meal. But our vegan stir fries are one of Karen's favourite meals. I'm not going to give a specific recipe, as you...

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Who needs cheese!

Who needs cheese! It seems getting over cheese is the hardest part of going vegan. Here are a couple of examples of quick and easy cheeseless snacks to get you through the day. In this picture is vegan creem cheeze on beetroot toast, humus on onion bread and guacamole...

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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...

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