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March 16, 2018

Vegan hot cross buns

Making homemade hot cross buns is one of my favourite Easter traditions. Lately I have been trying a vegan version of this old classic.

Hot cross buns take a while to make but there are lots of rewards. The process helps you to slow down and enjoy the holiday moment and later on you get to enjoy the delicious aroma of baking buns. And then there’s the eating!

Makes about 24 buns

For t...

September 15, 2017

Quick and easy muffins that can be adapted according to whatever fruit (fresh dried or frozen) that you have to hand. 

This recipe makes 24 mini muffins.

INGREDIENTS 

1 cup milk (or non-dairy alternative)

1 egg, beaten (or 1 tbsp of flax seeds and 3 tbsp aquafaba)

1-½ cups chopped fresh fruit or ¾ cup of dried or frozen fruit

2 cups of flour (or a gluten free self-raising flour mix)

4 tsp baking powder

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September 15, 2017

Not sure what Slow Food is about?

Here are a few basics to get you started. Slow food can simply start with choosing to eat more food that is  locally produced, seasonal or homemade.  

Another way to define Slow Food is that it is Good, Clean and Fair.

GOOD - This means quality, flavorsome and healthy food.

CLEAN - meaning the production of the food doesn't harm the environment. For e...

August 31, 2017

In search of tasty everyday meals for families of vegans and others.

Ours is a busy house with lots of coming and going. But most days we try to come together to share the evening meal together.
 

Eating and talking around the table feels like an important part of our family culture. It's how we reconnect with each other and it helps us to process the events of the day.

It's one way we can try to k...

August 1, 2017

A fabulously tasty loaf that keeps well in the fridge.

Makes two loaves using rectangular loaf tins. Eat one loaf hot and sliced cold it makes a protein rich filling for sandwiches.  

INGREDIENTS​​

For the loaf:

Olive oil for cooking

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

3 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea liquid)

4 medium onions, finely chopped.

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp fairtrade molasses

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp coconut butte...

July 11, 2017

A new twist on a scrumptiously classic dessert. 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Chantal Organic Jumbo Rolled Oats

Peach, plum and apple crumble 

3 cups chopped fresh peach, plum and apple

1 tbsp Chantal Organic Rice Syrup

2 tbsp lemon juice 

¼ cup Rice Syrup

100g dairy-free butter

2 cups Chantal Organic Jumbo Rolled Oats

¼ cup Rice Syrup

½ cup Chantal Organic Wholemeal Flour

½ cup desiccated coconut

1 tsp Chantal Organic Cinn...

May 9, 2017

Don't throw the liquid from your can of chickpeas. Use it to make egg-free meringues.

Simply by adding a little cream of tartar the liquid from a can of chickpeas can be whipped up just like egg whites. It's a special vegan miracle!

INGREDIENTS

6 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chickpeas) 

½ tsp cream of tartar 

¾ cups of caster sugar

½ tsp organic vanilla paste (or pure vanilla extract)

METHOD

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