Lemon Tahini Quinoa Salad

This is a great recipe from Leanne Campbell’s ‘The China Study Cookbook’. We simply increased the salt amount to taste . We’ve been serving this in our cafe together with a beetroot hummus, sprouted grain crispbreads, and fresh buttercrunch lettuce

High Carb, Low Carb, Fast Carb, Slow Carb?

  There’s been a lot of suspicion about carbohydrates – that they make us fat, they turn to sugar in the blood, cause ‘grain brain’ and ‘wheat belly’. On the other side of the story, entire civilizations have thrived on carbohydrates for centuries

Savoury Chickpeas

A simple little addition to any meal, or a great snack, these savoury chickpeas are tasty, moreish, and high in protein and fiber. We love to add them to quinoa and kale in a protein bowl, or toss them through salad.

Why Organic?

To be certified organic in New Zealand, food has to be produced without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification, antibiotics, growth promoters, and irradiation Why bother? Regularly eating foods which have been treated with pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers leads to a build-up of toxins in our body. This has been associated with cancer, Parkinson’s…

Edamame Smash

A tasty spread that is high in protein… The edamame (young soybeans) in this spread offer a complete protein, as well as calcium, vitamin C and iron.

Roasted Fennel Pesto

Roasted fennel bulb with roasted almonds, fennel fronds, olive oil and garlic make a more-ish pesto that teams up very nicely with anything. What’s anything? We mixed it through roasted potatoes, yum. You can also spread it on wholegrain bread,  use it as a dip with carrot sticks and celery sticks, or mix it through salads. Or just eat…

Corn Fritters

These fritters are always a hit in our cafe – everyone loves them and many ask for the recipe – so here it is. Egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, but definitely not taste-free! The fritters are bound by a ‘linseed egg’, a great egg replacement in fritters – basically 1 Tbsp linseed and 3 Tbsp water mixed…

Butternut pumpkin, spinach & tofu curry

This simple, plant-based and full flavoured curry is very nice served with brown jasmine rice, fresh spray-free tomatoes, coriander and green salad from the garden.   

Not Meatballs – Nutballs

This recipe has been a tried and true favourite for some time now. The cashew nuts, sunflower seeds and tofu contribute plenty of protein. The balls are full of flavour and very simple and quick to make – we’ve had a lot of success with school-aged children making these at our workshops for vegan spaghetti bolognaise & not…

Roasted Butternut Hummus

Here is our take on Gordon Ramsay’s Moroccan Roasted Squash Hummus, a delicious winter hummus. Using local organic butternut pumpkin and home-cooked organic chickpeas it is simply delicious, and very economical. Pair with a hearty soup, or use it in a pita or wrap.

Roast Capsicum and Tomato Soup

Delicious, slightly curried roast capsicum & tomato soup. Hearty flavours and great colour. Made by kids for kids @ Youth Space, Palmerston North

Creamy Potato Celeriac Soup

Ever tasted something and though, ‘wow, I have to have that again!’? This soup was one of those items for us. A friend of ours made it, based on recipes she grew up with in Poland. It’s a thick, creamy soup, served with fried onions, roasted diced potatoes and celeriac on top, and a sprinkling…