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Papaya Lassi
Papaya Lassi

I've never come across a papaya lassi on a menu anywhere. I wonder why because it is so darned delicious! And takes literally a few minutes to make. A papaya lassi is absolutely one of the best ways to ensure you eat more of this amazing fruit with all its glorious...

Fresh Mulberry Bramble
Fresh Mulberry Bramble

A mulberry bramble is a fruity gin-based spring cocktail made with gin, lemon juice and mulberry liqueur. But when you have access to fresh mulberries, why not make it with that big juicy gorgeous fruit? When I was a little girl, we had two big mulberry shrubs that...

Vegan Beetroot Carpaccio With Zesty Broccoli Crumb
Vegan Beetroot Carpaccio With Zesty Broccoli Crumb

A Beetroot Carpaccio is an excellent vegan appetizer or side dish for a plant-based feast. And it requires little to no effort and can be made a day ahead! Perfectly roasted beetroot slices topped with an instant zesty broccoli crumb, a tangy mustard sauce and toasted...

Sticky Vegan Miso Roasted Carrots
Sticky Vegan Miso Roasted Carrots

Today, I am taking the hassle out of roasting carrots. No more wondering how long to roast for or at what temperature and no more mushy carrots. With my crowd-pleasing garlic and miso infused Miso Roasted Carrots! They are so good you will be eating carrots several...

Roasted Rhubarb And Chia Parfait
Roasted Rhubarb And Chia Parfait

In a month when the weather starts getting golden with long spells of warm sunshine, my obsession with Birchers will return. But in the mean while, a pot of coconut soaked chia with spice roasted rhubarb is warming some of my nights and most of my mornings. A decadent...

Blood Orange Granita
Blood Orange Granita

One of the hardest citrus trees to grow, blood oranges usually have a very short season and therefore very prized in the culinary circuit. In the past few years I have seen them in abundance and their supply seems to be growing. Yay for all those blood orange groves...

Date Walnut Chia And Rosemary Cookies
Date Walnut Chia And Rosemary Cookies

  We are about to start building a deck in our backyard that flows off the kitchen and will be the hub of many happy memories, watermelon stains and impromptu barbecue dinners come summer. But before we begin, we have to dig up all flora which is potentially in...

Maple Roasted Dutch Carrots With Garlicky Carrot Top Hummus
Maple Roasted Dutch Carrots With Garlicky Carrot Top Hummus

In the first edition of nose to tail veggies, I present you with a flavour-packed vegan dish of beautiful maple and spice roasted Dutch carrots on a bed of garlicky carrot top hummus. Easy to make and looks sensational on a platter to feed at your next party....

Ginger Chia Pudding With Papaya And Lime
Ginger Chia Pudding With Papaya And Lime

I have been making this chia pudding a lot. That's because when we are on the couch at night watching Netflix, I am trying to avoid reaching for those tubs of Connoisseur ice cream that invariably end up in my shopping trolley during my supermarket dash. I have a...

Vegan Coffee Caramel Overnight Oats
Vegan Coffee Caramel Overnight Oats

When the chill of the new season sets in, autumn traditions are awakened from their deep slumber. After the daily bowls of hot creamy oats are dished out and my tribe heads out to work and learn; I linger in the dappled sunlight streaming in my kitchen windows. And...

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Watermelon Agua Fresca

An agua fresca is a Spanish beverage made with fresh juice, sugar syrup and a combination of natural flavour ingredients like nuts, seeds, herbs or cereal. This watermelon agua fresca with its ruby red tones, tangy lime and sweet star anise flavouring is not only...

Mango And Coconut Cream Pops
Mango And Coconut Cream Pops

Who doesn't love the iconic Weiss Mango And Cream bar? What if I told you that this vegan, super low sugar version tastes even better and literally takes minutes to make? Feast your eyes on the delicious Mango And Coconut Cream Pops made with lime spiked fresh mango...