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Sweet potato with a vegan citrus cream and Gremolata

Imogen Taylor - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

This is roasted sweet potato served with a sour lemon, vegan crème fraiche; and a pistachio, mint and coriander gremolata. Soooo yummm! 🌱

For the crème fraiche; soak one cup of cashews in water for two hours before rinsing and draining.

Blitz the cashews combined with half a cup of filtered water and one pro-biotic capsule till the mixture is smooth. Leave to ferment for a couple of hours.

Then add lemon juice, nutritional yeast, a squirt of maple syrup and a pinch of salt and blitz again in a high speed blender. This makes a tangy, super tasty vegan citrus cream (or crème fraiche).

Serve with roasted vegetables or spread on good quality toasted bread etc..

Fluffy buckwheat and banana pancakes

Imogen Taylor - Friday, January 10, 2020
I have made these simple and easy vegan pancakes with buckwheat flour, mashed banana, maple syrup, baking soda, almond milk, maca and chia seeds.

I have glazed some fresh apricots in maple syrup to serve with the pancakes, along with stewed cherries (left over from Christmas), and nutritious hemp seeds.


Vegan Sweet potato and Cauliflower Soup

Imogen Taylor - Wednesday, January 01, 2020
This is a kumera and cauliflower puréed soup, spiced liberally with my Mexican Spice Blend. If you don't have access to the Aji Spice range; look for a recipe on the Web or pick up a Spice blend from a specialty store. I start all soups and most sauces with seared or caramelised onions and garlic; don't underestimate the contribution these ingredients make to "depth of flavour"!!

The spices need to go into the pan once the onion and garlic is cooked; so that they too can open up and release their full flavour..

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