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Raw coconut chutney.

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, December 22, 2016

      

Here is the recipe for this raw coconut chutney. I have served it on chunky slices of cucumber nestled in spinach leavesπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒ±

Recipe: First you blitz a whole lemon plus quater of an onion. Then add 1 cup of coconut (which should be soaked in water overnight). Add 1 tsp each of cumin-seed and mustard-seed, a pinch of salt and half a de-seeded red chilli.

Now add 1 bunch of mint, and a bunch of fresh coriander or any other herbs you have in abundance.

Add a little water and continue to blitz in the blender. I like to add 4 dates to this but check for flavour before you do this.


       

Once it is thoroughly amalgamated; form into quenelles and place on top of the cucumber slices for a cool, refreshing Summer treat!

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Plant based pizza bases with artichokes tomato and basil

Imogen Taylor - Wednesday, December 21, 2016
               

 

I make these little pizza bases repeatedly; they are plantbased and vegan.

I usually keep them raw (and "cook" them in the dehydrator where they go uber crispy); but here I have put them in the oven as I was short of time.

The Mediterranean toppings are pretty classic; you can't beat olives, tomatoes and basil on a pizza!

 

(artichokes are my weak spot)..

Raw carrot cakes with cashew citrus icing served with fruit tea

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

I don't have much to compare these with cos i don't have a history of eating cakes and muffins; but i reckon these were fairly awesome!

The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg contributed a little magic and alot of complexity.

Don't you just adore spices?

                          

The icing is made with soaked cashews and loads of freshly squeezed orange juice (and some rind), plus coconut oil and maple syrup (so refined-sugar free).

         

I have served the mini carrot cakes with a fruit tea and some really nice quality dark chocolate. Go figure! 

 

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Raw Quiche Tarts with marinated vegetables

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dehydrated Raw Quiche Tart! I bet you thought if you were vegan; your days of quiche-munching were over?

This is not only vegan, but also raw; and topped with marinated vegetables. πŸ˜†πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΎSave

    

    

These are all set for the dehydrator. The filling is a raw macadamia cheese; and on top are the mushrooms, tomatoes and courgettes which have been marinating in salt and extra virgin olive oil; so simple!

As you can see; everything intensifies in the dehydrator - both the colour, and the flavour (you'll have to take my word for the latter LOL)

Yummy yum Yummmm

             

(These tarts were in the dehydrator for 12 hours..)

Here you can see what the dehydration process does to the "cheese" and the marinated vegetables. This was really an uber-delicious dish...

 

Recipe from Shokuiku Academy online RAW FOOD COURSE.

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Wholemeal Chapattis with homemade vegan coriander pesto

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

This was a cheat's dish since I bought the chapattis rather than making them; and had already made the pesto for something else..

Actually I was between meals and needed a snack (I don't really keep set meal times).

So all that was required was to prepare the cucumber ribbons, and a meal was at hand! Healthy eating is so easy if you keep a few spreads/pestos/marinades/spice-pastes in the fridge, ready to go

             

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Citrus Berry Raw Vegan Cheesecake

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

I dont often make desserts; but i promised someone a sweet treat so this was the result - Citrus Berry Vegan Cheesecake

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️The base is made with almonds, dates and coconut; the middle layer is cashew-based with loads of lemon and lime juice; and for the top - strawberries, raspberries and boysenberries combined with cashews and coconut oil... Tooo good! (served with runny coconut yoghurSavet)

     

            

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Raw pizza base with vegan pesto and raw parmesan

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, September 01, 2016

This is not the best looking dish on this site; but trust me; it's the tastiest!

The base is beautifully crisp (after time in the dehydrator); the next layer is a raw tomato sauce, then we have marinated mushrooms, tomatoes and red onion; plus organic spinach, then vegan pesto, and the penultimate Raw (vegan) parmesan cheese!

          

This goes down as one of my favourite dishes of all time

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Lentil kale and broccoli soup with Indian spices

Imogen Taylor - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This was such a memorable dish; sometimes you get all the component parts just exactly right; (perfect blend of spices along with harmonious combination of vegetables etc)..

It will stay in my food-memory for a long time!

this is a broccoli, kale, lentil and mushroom soup. (oh and sweet potato)! Served with Indian chapattis. πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ˜ Vegan, delicious and good for you!Save

   

        

      

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Raw Nut Tarts with a citrus avocado cream and zoodles

Imogen Taylor - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Amongst all my raw food dishes; these nut tarts are my favourite - second only to the RAW PIZZA!

    

They are great fun to make; the base is raw hazelnuts, almond flour, flaxseed, flakey yeast, and olive oil blitzed together in a food processor.

Plus a smidgeon of miso paste for that extra "umami" flavour. The filling is avocado with lime juice, and a drop of maple syrup..

On top I have placed some zucchini noodles (zoodles), mixed in a bowl with kale leaves; both are tossed in a cashew and capsicum dressing.

 

One is not enough!

Here is another tart on a different occasion; this time I used some semi-dried tomatoes which I dehydrated at the same time as the tart bases..

       

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Vegan vermicelli salad with capsicum and roasted peanuts

Imogen Taylor - Friday, August 12, 2016

A vegan diet has as many permutations as a meat and dairy diet; if you just have the imagination! I like to have a look at what I've got available - usually in the vege department; then build a meal idea around that.

This is when the shopping list comes out..

          

 

This was an exciting salad because it's really just an "interrupted" bowl of luscious greens; interrupted by the noodles, capsicum, cucumber, fresh herbs and peanuts that is!

Then I made a lime-based Thai dressing; and Bob's your uncle! (I do wonder where that expression came from)?

    

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