Taking the meat off your plate

Making a meal that’s not centered around meat is a bit like Joey from ‘Friends’ not knowing where to put his furniture without a TV to point it at. What do I nuzzle up next to my potato and carrots? Many of us were raised on meals such as these. If there was not meat […]

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Vegan ice cream without the extras

What is there not to love about ice cream? Creamy, sweet, fruity – the stuff childhood memories are made of. So when dairy is not on the menu what can our plant-based kids look forward to when they’ve eaten all their veges for dinner? There are of course the commercial dairy-free ice creams but beware […]

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Taking the oil out of your food

I know the whole ‘no processed oils thing’ is enough to push an aspiring plant-based cook to the edge of what they can cope with. “No meat, no eggs, no cheese and now you’re telling me no oil!!” If you’re on the path of eating only plants you’re already reaping the benefits of reducing the […]

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The Gentle Art of Dehydrating

It is a simple joy to empty the dehydrator of trays and trays of food. Crackers, bread sticks, vege burgers, corn chips, pizza bases and taco shells; cookies, granola and dried fruit have all emerged from my Excaliber at some time or other. Obviously the coming out is easier than the going in but with […]

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw

Raw food is more than a salad and a carrot stick. But armed with the knowledge of how good it is for you and the desire for that glowing skin, increased energy and fabulous feeling it can be hard to know where to start! On my intensive training course with co-author of The Complete Idiot’s […]

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Buckwheat: the noncereal cereal

Buckwheat is another favourite superfood. As I write I have a pot of buckwheat and potato broth simmering on the stove ready for my late morning breakfast. Distinct in flavour and packed with nutrition, buckwheat has served as a hearty, high protein, vitamin-rich source for centuries. Despite its name buckwheat is actually not a wheat […]

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Plant-based sources of iron for kids

Raising a vegan child is not without its challenges in a world that largely believes he needs to eat red meat to get adequate iron. It would seem he’s neither lethargic nor prone to recurrent infections; he’s keeping up at school, is of the bouncy boy variety, sleeps well and more importantly had normal iron […]

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Vegan Food for Health

Can’t think of a healthy hearty meal for dinner that won’t pack on the pounds? Tired of eating tiny portions of food that’s not even food? How about a pot of aromatic creamy curry, a Moroccon cassorole smothered in gravy or a raw berry pie with ice cream but not as we know it? A […]

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Vegan cookies for kids

Strangely it was the Edmonds cookbook I reached for when thinking what to feed the 6-year-olds after their last day of school before the Easter holidays. Mmmm Easter biscuits seemed fitting – now how am I going to do that? Not all recipes adapt willingly to a vegan makeover but thankfully this one did. Icing only […]

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Asian-inspired vegan recipes

Celebrating yet another spice filled, lime infused, mouth watering workshop, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. It’s all about fresh produce and good recipes. And not surprising my muse is The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. In a comprehensive soiree around Asia, this […]

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