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Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

You’ll enjoy every mouthful of this this fluffy sponge cake. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease and line 2 cake tins. Combine the flour, baking soda and sugar together in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, syrup and vanilla. Once fully...
Raw Avo Chocolate Tart

Raw Avo Chocolate Tart

Crust Place all ingredients in a food processor. Run the processor for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is even and finely ground and will stick together when you squeeze a small handful. Turn the mixture out into an 8-inch pie or tart pan and press it evenly into the...
Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Preheat oven to 140°C/Fan 120°C   Put the dried fruits, cherries and mixed peel into a large bowl with the flour and mixed spice. Mix well until the flour sticks to the fruits. Grate the apple into another bowl.  Add the sugar, oil, grated orange rind and juice and beat together...
Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos (by Aaron Brunet) Okay, get your adventure boots on for an interesting excursion into the newly charted regions of plant-based cuisine. Jackfruit is the new darling of the food blogs and for good reason – it’s got a great texture that people describe as “vegan pulled pork”...
Fancy Fruit Medley

Fancy Fruit Medley

FROM THE KITCHEN: Recipe kindly provided by Jinu Abraham, Executive Chef, Heritage Hotel, Auckland. The essence of Christmas, creamed fruit mince with crunchy sliced almonds. Preheat oven to 180C. Roasted fruit – Roast apples, pears and bananas for 30 mins separately with a sprinkling of sugar if required. Put the fruit...
Avocado, Red Onion, Tomato & Basil

Avocado, Red Onion, Tomato & Basil

Preheat the grill. Finely chop the red onion and fry in a little olive oil with the balsamic vinegar until softened. Add a small amount of ground black pepper. Place the red onion in the avocado hole left by the stone. Cut the tomato into 8 segments and place 2...
Iced Raspberry Choc Log

Iced Raspberry Choc Log

Iced Raspberry Chocolate Logs (by Aaron Brunet) Start by making the chocolate ripple: place all ingredients in a blender and whizz for about 15 seconds till well combined and the sugar is dissolved. If using chia seeds instead of guar gum, blend these with the water first, put through a...
Xmas Fruit Tarts

Xmas Fruit Tarts

Christmas Fruit Tarts (by Aaron Brunet) Makes: 12        Prep time: 60  mins      Cook time: 10 mins To make the pastry, first preheat the oven to 160 with the fan on. Place the cashews, oatmeal, lemon zest and salt in a food processor and run till...
Raw Black Forest & Chocolate Mousse Tart

Raw Black Forest & Chocolate Mousse Tart

Pop your dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for about 10 mins. While they are soaking, pop the coconut, sunflower seeds, oats, cocoa powder and salt in a food processor. Drain dates and squeeze out any excess water, add to the food processor. Pulse until it’s...
Tempeh “Bacon”

Tempeh “Bacon”

Step 1: In a bowl, whisk liquid smoke, maple syrup, oil, and soy sauce. Step 2: Very thinly slice the tempeh block, you’ll want to use a large sharp knife. Each slice should be about 2-3mm thick, this is so we can get the tempeh as crispy as possible. Step...
Cranberry and peanut butter granola

Cranberry and peanut butter granola

Preheat your oven to 180°C. In an ovenproof dish, add all the dry ingredients together and mix well. Next add your syrup and nut butter, mixing again until well combined. Bake for 20 mins. Remove to stir the granola. Place back in the oven for another 6-7minutes, or until golden...
Quinoa porridge

Quinoa porridge

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and measure in the quinoa. Season with cinnamon and cook until toasted, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes. Pour in the almond milk, water and vanilla and stir in coconut sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, then cook over low heat until the...
Baked Beans

Baked Beans

After you’re tried these homemade baked beans you’ll never go back to canned! You’ll need a slow cooker or crockpot for this recipe. After soaking the cannellini beans, discard the water and rinse thoroughly. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for nine to...
Fluffy spinach muffins

Fluffy spinach muffins

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Whisk together the flax and water in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, and place in a medium bowl. Stir in the olive oil, agave, onion, spinach, carrot, hot pepper and lemon zest. Combine the nut milk and lemon juice and let sit for...
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