Monthly Archives: June 2015

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 meatballs 🙂

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Cashew Topping

This cashew sauce is like a cheese replacement, amazingly versatile and so yummy. It’s what we use to top our vegan pizzas, it’s the base of our much loved creamy mushroom sauce, and it can be added to soups to thicken and enrich, like our vegetable soup which is really creamy thanks to the addition of cashew topping. You can also add roast garlic to make garlic aioli. You can also use it like a white sauce with broccoli and cauliflower, or as a base for our delicious corn sauce recipe. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Carob Mud Cake

Here’s a rich, chocolatey dessert that will satisfy. The concept originally inspired by Petite Kitchen’s Vegan Dark Chocolate Torte, we have replaced the dark vegan chocolate with the ingredients of vegan carob chocolate (cocoa butter, rapadura, carob powder, soy milk powder), reducing the cost considerably and removing all caffeine. We also changed the “icing” into a delicious vegan ganache, with that lovely velvety ganache-like texture. (Regular ganache is simply a mix of cream and melted chocolate.)  Continue reading

Vegan Potato & Leek Soup

An all-time winter favourite made creamy with cashews. Quick and easy to make, hearty and delicious. Great served with polenta wedges for a naturally gluten free option. Continue reading

How to Cook Chickpeas and Other Legumes

Chickpeas are high in fibre and protein, they definitely beat hunger, keeping you satisfied for longer and are said to be beneficial for healthy cholesterol and heart health among other benefits! They are very versatile, and if you cook them from scratch they are also very economical. Continue reading

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