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Sweet Pumpkin Muffins

Sweet Pumpkin Muffins

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius. Lightly grease muffin tins (should make 12). Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, soy milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake...
Lemon & Poppy Seed Scones

Lemon & Poppy Seed Scones

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease a baking tray. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Using fingertips, rub in margarine until the mixture is the consistency of breadcrumbs. Stir in poppy seeds, lemon zest and lemon juice. Combine the soy milk and water then...
Salted Slow Roasted Pecans

Salted Slow Roasted Pecans

Makes 4 cups 30 minutes or less These pecans can be served warmed or cooled. They will stay fresh in a tightly sealed glass jar for up to a week and can be eaten on their own or tossed into salads. Preheat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Line rimmed baking...
Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

Drain and press the tofu and then crumble using a fork or masher into a large heated frying pan with a tablespoon of oil. Fry until golden then set aside. Heat remaining oil on high in the same pan and add the ginger and garlic. Stir until brown, about 30...
Mushroom & Olive Tart

Mushroom & Olive Tart

Remove pastry from freezer. Heat oven to 240 degrees Celsius. Place mushrooms stalk side up on two baking trays. Season well with freshly ground salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with thyme. Roast for approximately 10-12 minutes until juicy. Take two 15 cm round tins. Place tins on...
Quinoa Sushi

Quinoa Sushi

Cook quinoa in vegetable stock in a pot for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool before adding salt, sugar and rice vinegar. Stir well and set aside. Place a sheet of seaweed onto a bamboo sushi rolling mat (or on a cutting board), with the shiny side face down. Take one-third...
Thai Spiced Tofu Balls

Thai Spiced Tofu Balls

Put all of the ingredients, except the sesame seeds and oil, into a food processor and blend until combined. Roll the mixture into approximately 16 balls. Coat each ball in sesame seeds and place in fridge for 30 minutes. Cover a frying pan with about 1 cm of oil over...
Squash, cranberry & mango parcels

Squash, cranberry & mango parcels

Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Brush with olive oil, place cut-side up on a baking tray and roast at around 200 degrees Celisus for about 30 minutes or until cooked. Unroll the pastry and roll it out to make it into a square shape. Divide the...
Asparagus Rolls

Asparagus Rolls

Lightly toast sesame seeds in a small dry pan over medium heat. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil, lemon juice, maple syrup and half the lemon zest, finely chopping it before you add it in. Remove filo from packet and carefully place four to six sheets...
Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Coarsely grate potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Leave for 10 minutes before draining off liquid. Add flour and mix well. Chop onion, garlic and chives finely, and mix with potato mixture. In a heavy pan, heat half of the oil and margarine. Place two heaped tablespoonfuls of the...
Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease muffin tins. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, soy milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to...
Salt and pepper tofu

Salt and pepper tofu

Place tofu on paper towels on kitchen bench. Place a heavy object on top for at least 15 minutes to squeeze out excess water. Change paper towels, if required. Cut tofu into cubes. Mix the salt, garlic powder and black pepper together. Coat tofu cubes and leave for 1-2 hours...
Summer pickles

Summer pickles

Makes 1½ cups These simple, pickled vegetables round off a traditional relish tray or can be served as an appetite-whetter. The recipe can be improved with celery hearts that yield larger, paler slices than stalks. Red chillies create a pretty colour contrast, but any hot chillies will work well in...
Samosas

Samosas

Samosas can be prepared ahead of time and can be frozen for a month. Before freezing fry them until they change colour to a very light golden brown. Once at room temperature place them in airtight bags to freeze. Dough: Mix the flour, semolina flour, salt, salt, oil and water...
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