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

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!

Bircher Muesli

Sometimes the simplest things really are the best! This simple breakfast takes around 5-10 mins to prepare the night before, and is hearty, nutritious and yummy. It boasts the goodness of chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds along with almonds, oats and coconut cream. Chia seeds and flax seeds absorb liquid and become jelly-like, which makes the…

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Tofu Salad

This crisp and satisfying salad has been a hit at our food trailer today – sold out in one hour. The combination of crunchy (briefly blanched) broccoli and cauliflower, with tasty roast tofu cubes and crunchy toasted nuts dressed with a creamy cashew, lemon and ginger dressing is very delicious. It also fills you up,…

Barley Risotto

This recipe was spotted in Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook called NOPI, visit his website http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk and have a look around.  I did not have the watercress so made as per the instructions below and found this a great alternative to your standard rice risotto.  Delicious, mushroomy, creamy risotto from barley, spinach and organic vegetable stock powder. As…

Raspberry Coconut Mousse

Hello friends, a sweet (but not too sweet) treat that looks stunning for your special occasion, but is very simple to make 🙂 To get maximum impact you will need some nice looking glasses (not too big is good), some baby mint leaves (raid a garden) and a piping bag with a large star nozzle…

Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Greetings 🙂 The last couple of weeks we have been very busy kicking off our Wednesday afternoon cooking workshops at Youth Space in Palmerston North. What great fun, with around 10 – 12 teens cooking with us each Wednesday. Today’s recipe is a thick and tasty roasted cauliflower and parsnip soup garnished with fresh thyme.

Vegetable & Tofu Stir-Fry

Delicious, light, healthy and tasty – vegetables still crisp and full of colour. Stir-frying is a great way to prepare spring and summer vegetables without compromising texture and colour. The short cooking time also preserves vitamins and minerals.

Organic Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Vegan Cheesecake

Okay, so this must be cheesecake week! My daughter and I made four different cheesecakes on Sunday, and another 3 cheesecakes on Monday…and this one was my favourite 🙂 (The strawberry one was pretty much equal favourite, we’ll put that up soon too.) These “cheesecakes” actually have no cheese, or dairy, they are made with…