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Easy vegan hot cross buns

Easy vegan hot cross buns

Throw all of the dough ingredients in a bowl (dry ingredients first, then wet) and mix with a spoon. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and walk away for eight hours (Yes! That long, but not too much longer) Turn it out onto a clean, floured surface and...
Creamy citrus dressing

Creamy citrus dressing

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix until creamy and combined. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add a little more orange juice as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate and use for up to a week.
BBQ jackfruit burgers

BBQ jackfruit burgers

[Makes 5 burgers] Drain and rinse jackfruit. Place oil and chopped onion into a frying pan. Simmer for 5 minutes until onion is translucent. Add jackfruit, BBQ sauce and water. Stir, cover, letting it cook for 15 minutes. Stir and check if the jackfruit is soft and tender – add...
Vegan herbed feta

Vegan herbed feta

Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor, except the agar agar powder and the cup of water In a pan, stir the agar agar powder into the cup of water and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Let it boil for one minute Pour the agar agar water...
Hard vegan cheese (perfect for grating)

Hard vegan cheese (perfect for grating)

Prepare all ingredients apart from the almond milk and agar agar in a bowl Mix the almond milk and agar agar and bring to boil. Simmer for 4 mins Blend everything in a food processor until smooth (act quickly to avoid setting!) Quickly pour into an oiled dish and freeze...
Moroccan chickpea and kale soup

Moroccan chickpea and kale soup

In a large saucepan, heat oil, add onion and carrot, and cook over medium-high heat until the onion begins to brown, about five minutes. Add garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the spices, including bay leaves and cinnamon stick, and cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the chickpeas...
Vegan borscht (beetroot soup)

Vegan borscht (beetroot soup)

Put olive oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot on medium heat. When oil is hot, add onion and leek, stir to coat, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring, until onion has softened and just begun to brown. Add garlic, tomato paste, paprika, caraway,...
Hearty bean ragù with carrot noodles

Hearty bean ragù with carrot noodles

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil (or a dash of water), garlic, onion and the chopped carrots. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the beans, lentils and all remaining ragù ingredients. Bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally while...
Spicy Moroccan silverbeet

Spicy Moroccan silverbeet

Heat a little oil or water in a large frying pan on medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic and chilli for a few minutes or until they begin to soften. Mix in the Moroccan seasoning and tomato paste. Add the silverbeet, coriander and chickpeas, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or...
Stuffed kumara

Stuffed kumara

Line a baking tray with tinfoil, and preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut the kumara in half (lengthwise). In a bowl, toss the chickpeas, olive oil and spices and place on the lined baking tray. Rub a dollop of olive oil on the halved kumara and add these to the...
Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry

(Serves 4) Put rice on to cook. Place a pan on medium heat, with a little oil or water. Add in the onion, cooking until softened. Stir in the garlic, curry powder and date syrup. Next, add the chickpeas, tomatoes, coconut cream and salt. Stir well. Simmer on low until...
Lentil bolognese

Lentil bolognese

(Serves 4) Place a pan on medium heat with a little oil or water Add the onion and carrot and sauté until softened. (If using frozen carrot, add this after the mixed herbs). Next, add the garlic and salt and stir, before adding in the dried lentils. Pour in the...
Easy grape jam

Easy grape jam

Remove the grapes from the stems and weigh the grapes on their own, so you know how much sugar to use. If using less sugar, you will need to simmer for longer to ensure that the jam sets. Heat the sugar, lemon juice and grapes in a pan until the...
Chickpea ‘chuna’ sandwich

Chickpea ‘chuna’ sandwich

Add onion, chickpeas, mayo and mustard to a bowl and mix well. Mash the mixture with a fork or potato masher, until most chickpeas are squashed. Your ‘chuna’ filling is ready to be made into a fish-friendly sandwich!
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