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…

Warming Carrot & Kumera Soup

This beautiful looking and delicious tasting soup is easy to make, and with the addition of a few special toppings it makes a satisfying meal. The hint of ginger and lime bring an oriental influence to this classic autumn favourite. Enjoy!

Rosemary Citrus Drink

This is a sparkly, tangy drink, great for autumn or winter. Fresh rosemary gives it a flavourful twist. People always ask for the recipe.

Chia ‘Cheesecake in a glass’ Pudding

We all enjoyed this delicious creamy chia dessert at our mid-year Youth Space dinner. Themed on a cheesecake but served in a glass, it looks good, tastes good and is loaded with nutritional goodness – including lots of minerals, omega 3s, fibre, good fats & protein. There’s no cooking (apart from lightly toasting some slivered almonds to…

Sprouted Chickpea Salad

We’ve had this for lunch several times recently, it’s packed with flavour and colourful. The nutty tahini flavour complements the chickpeas to make a hearty, satisfying salad. Tahini is one of the best sources of calcium, as well as being  high in iron, potassium, and magnesium. Chickpeas give a great package deal of protein and fibre.