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Carrot ‘Salmon’ Mini bagels

Carrot ‘Salmon’ Mini bagels

Peel the carrots lengthwise. Place the carrot strips into a bowl and pour over the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, liquid smoke and a few pinches of salt. Toss the carrot peels to combine the marinade. Set aside for at least an hour.   Slice mini bagels in half and place...
Basil & Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Basil & Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Chop the breadstick into 1cm thick slices, before brushing each side with olive oil. Place bruschetta slices on a lined oven tray and place in the oven to bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.   Chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters and place into a bowl with lemon, salt and basil. Mix...
Panfried Mushroom Patties

Panfried Mushroom Patties

FROM THE KITCHEN: Recipe kindly provided by Jinu Abraham, Executive Chef, Heritage Hotel, Auckland. This is perfect for lunch or dinner. It is gluten-free and dairy-free. A perfect accompaniment for salads and can be used as a canape when made in a small portions. This recipe pan fries the dish, but...
Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Plantbased Tortilla Soup (by Aaron Brunet) I’ve had a few great tortilla soups in the last year, including one in an unexpectedly great mexican restaurant in a Singapore alleyway in the Arab quarter. The traditional version is made with chicken stock and often has cheese too, making this a perfect...
Pumpkin & Sage Savoury Muffins

Pumpkin & Sage Savoury Muffins

Mix all the dry ingredients until well combined. Add sage. Add the pumpkin puree, olive oil and vinegar and stir well. Do not over mix the dough. Scoop it into a prepared muffin tray and bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for about 30 to 35 minutes.
Three Bean Hummus

Three Bean Hummus

Measure all the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Adjust flavour with salt and lemon juice. Empty into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours, covered. Drizzle over a little olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Serve with warmed pita.
Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins

Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flours, spices, and salt. Add oil and mix well. Add juice and ginger and stir until combined. Fold in the apples. Heat muffin pan in oven until warm. Remove pan...
Tomato Rosemary Scones

Tomato Rosemary Scones

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Measure the olive oil into a large measuring cup and whisk in the tomato sauce, vinegar and rosemary. Make a well in the center...
Savoury Zucchini Muffins

Savoury Zucchini Muffins

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Mix the flour, flax seed mixture and salt together in a large bowl. Add the nutritional yeast and mustard powder and stir the dry ingredients to mix well. Mix the soy milk, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl. Add the grated zucchini...
Cheese & Spinach Pie

Cheese & Spinach Pie

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Wash spinach thoroughly and steam for two minutes. Place in a bowl and knead the tofu, vegetable stock and dill into the spinach. The tofu should be crumbled into small flecks. In a pan, fry the onion and garlic in the oil until...
Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Rolls can be served as whole rolls, cut in half or even cut in bite size pieces, like cut sushi. The garlic soy dipping sauce recipe will make about 1/2 cup dip. You can also use it as a fantastic marinade as well! Spring Rolls Fill a large bowl with warm...
Lemon Pepper Cashew Cutlets

Lemon Pepper Cashew Cutlets

Put the cashews into a large cast iron pan and toast until fragrant and lightly golden brown. Transfer to a large bowl and wipe the frying pan clean. Heat olive oil then add the finely chopped onion and about 40 grinds of black pepper. Gently fry until the onion is...
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