Cooking Black-eyed peas Black-eyed peas, the name rolls off the tongue, like blackstrap molasses, a joy to utter and eat. I am talking the divine morsels of soluble fibre, B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium and many other beneficial nutrients, —not the pop band of the same name, (which I also like.) In my cupboard they… Read More


Sweet Potato Oven Chips Sweet potatoes taste all the sweeter when baked in the oven. As oven chips, they make a delicious snack, or serve as a side dish. Ingredients: 1 medium sized sweet potato per serving 1 level teaspoon of coconut butter per serving Seasoning of your choice Directions: Preheat the oven to 180°… Read More


Vegan Carrot, Walnut Mince This is a versatile recipe for making a plant-based, vegan mince to replace minced meat in traditional recipes such as spaghetti bolognese and shepherd’s pie. Use it to stuff peppers, on salads, in wraps, as a side dish, or wherever you feel like adding a tasty filling. Ingredients: Serves 2 sides,… Read More


Vegan cream of broccoli soup This is a light, easy to make, vegan cream of broccoli soup. The creaminess comes from the soaked cashews, alternatively use a few tablespoons of tahini if you have no cashews or you are pressed for time. Ingredients: 1 large or 2 small heads of broccoli 2-3 large potatoes 1… Read More


Fermented Cabbage (Sauerkraut) Here’s a simple recipe for fermented cabbage, also known as sauerkraut. Daily eating a small amount of fermented foods will help to increase and support the good bacteria in your gut. Fermented raw vegetables are rich in active probiotics, nutrients and digestive enzymes. “Lactobacilli produce lactic acid and are used for many… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk Turmeric golden milk is a traditional Indian remedy commonly used to boost the immune system and reduce pain in muscles and joints. It is much appreciated for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being anti-viral and antiseptic. Ingredients: 1 cup of nut milk of your choice 1 teaspoon of coconut… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Butter Try making turmeric butter. It is an easy and delicious way to include this anti-inflammatory food into your diet. Use on sandwiches, with grains or mix a teaspoon of turmeric butter with warm milk for a tasty beverage. Ingredients: ¼ cup virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, softened but not melted ¼… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Golden Paste Make your turmeric golden paste weekly or fortnightly and store in the refrigerator to have on hand for adding to hot and cold drinks, to make turmeric butter or as a base for tasty curry dishes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1 cup water 1/3 cup one of the… Read More


Cucumber with Kale Pesto Ingredients: Kale Pesto: 2 cups of de-ribbed kale leaves ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds ½ cup of cold pressed olive oil ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt 1 clove of garlic Juice of one lemon Cucumber spaghetti 1 large cucumber OPTIONAL: Nutritional yeast flakes – sprinkle on top just before serving. Also use… Read More


Baked Amaranth with Beets I got some fresh organic beets—which usually I would use for salads or juice,  but today I wanted something warm. The cupboard was a little bare but I had amaranth and thought to combine both beets and amaranth and bake them. This little experiment resulted in a dish I will definitely make again. The result: delicious,… Read More