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Savoury Recipes


Simple Pickles

By On October 16, 2014

Prep Time : 20 mins to chop + 3 hours to soften + 1 – 90 days to mature Equipment : sharp knife or a food process, large bowl, large plate, a weight, & 2 large pickling jars or several smaller ones Makes : 2 good sized jars Ingredients : 1 large white cabbage, 1 large red cabbage, half a cup of quality salt Method : Either slice cabbages with your trusty knife or shred with your food process. The best shape is from the larger blades of the processor.… Read More


Green Tea Latte

By On October 5, 2014

Dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, guilt free. Choc full of favor and health promoting yummy stuff. Prep Time : 5 – 10 mins for smoothie. Overnight to soak your nuts Equipment : electric blender Makes : 1 large glass Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, see recipe above or use a sugar free store bought version, 1 tablespoon raw coconut oil, 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder, 1 teaspoon raw honey or rice syrup, pinch of quality salt and 1/2 cup hot water. Optional: exchange green tea with spirulina or… Read More


Smooth Alchemy – Green Smoothie

By On October 2, 2014

Prep Time : 5-10 mins Equipment : high powered blender & your favorite drinking vessels Serves : 2 (or just yourself if you love to sip on it all day :-) Ingredients : 2 handful baby spinach leaves, 2 handful baby kale or wild rocket, sprigs of fresh parsley & mint, juice of half an orange, juice of a full lemon, 1 ripe avocado, pinch quality salt and black pepper, 1 tsp turmeric powder or fresh if possible, 1 inch fresh ginger, 2 cups of cold mint tea. (I always… Read More


Luscious Leek & Pumpkin Soup

By On October 1, 2014

Prep Time : 50-60 mins Equipment : Heavy based stainless steel or ceramic pot, hand blender, warm wide brimmed soup bowls Serves : 5-6 Ingredients : 1 sliced brown onion, half bunch sliced shallots, 3 sliced leeks, 4 cups peeled & chopped pumpkin, 3 garlic cloves chopped, 1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano, 1 liter boiling water or stock, (see stock recipe) dash of olive oil and salt, handful chopped fresh tarragon ( keep a few full sprigs for service) & fresh or dried chili pepper. Method : In the pot… Read More


Spicy Rocket & Cress Pesto

By On September 16, 2014

Prep time : 15 mins Use : sauce for salad, fish or dips Equipment : food processor & spatula. Ingredients : 1 bunch rocket, 1 bunch fresh cress, 1/2 bunch basil, handful or 2 walnuts, 2-3 garlic cloves, pinch of salt, juice of 1/2 lemon, juice of 1/2 orange, 1/4 cup olive oil Method : Wash well and spin dry all greens. In the processor add in all the ingredients and slowly blend, use the spatula to drop down the greens. Continue blending slowly. Use more lemon or orange juice… Read More


Baked Winter Roots

By On September 12, 2014

Prep time : 30 mins Serves : 2 Equipment : oven on 180 degrees & beautiful service plate Ingredients : 3 beetroot, 3 slices pumpkin, 1 fresh fennel, freshly ground cardamon (optional) handful fresh mint. Dash of ghee or coconut oil or olive oil Method : Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees. Clean, peel & chop beetroots & pumpkin into bite size pieces. Slice the fennel at the bulb (save the fennel tops for soup stock). Line a baking tray with oil of your choice, add the vegetables and sprinkle… Read More


Raunchy Red Roots

By On September 11, 2014

Prep time : 10 mins Serves : 2 Equipment : food processor or standard grater. Ingredients : 2 beetroot, 3 carrot, 1 sweet apple, 1 radish (white, red or black), juice of 1/2 orange, juice of 1/2 lemon, dash of salt, dash of quality salad oil, chili pepper (optional) Method : Use the grating blade on your food processor. Feed all ingredients through, except orange & lemon. Or use your hand grater. Put grated vegetables in a bowl & add orange & lemon juice, salt & oil & chili if… Read More


Beneficial Bone Broth

By On September 10, 2014

Prep time : 10 mins Cooking time : Simmer 12-72 hours Use : Daily medicine and as a base for soups, stews & sauces Equipment : Heavy based stainless steel or ceramic pot & large metal strainer   Ingredients :   1-2kg bones (beef marrow, knuckle (whatever the butcher will give you) 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (important for drawing the goodies out) 1-2 onions 2 carrots 1-2 celery stalks several bay leaves 1 tsp turmeric 1tsp black pepper corns 1 tsp sea salt 3-4 liters cold water or enough… Read More