My Name Is Spice

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


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)?



Vegan Strawberry Mousse

Imogen Taylor - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 How to make mousse without dairy, gluten or eggs:    


RECIPE FOR TWO (Date Night)!

For the biscuit Base: 1/2 cup cashew nuts, 1/2 cup dates (don't soak them if you want a chewy base - YUM),  1 tablespoon golden linseed, 1 heaped tbsp coconut oil. 

Put the base ingredients into the food processor except the coconut oil, Melt the coconut oil and allow it to cool somewhat before pouring into the food processor and blitzing with the other ingredients till you have an amalgamated mixture.

Place the mixture in the glasses.



For the mousse: 1 large banana, 7 good size strawberries washed, 2/3 cup silken tofu, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup coconut oil  

Melt the coconut oil in a small pot and put aside to cool. Put the banana, the de-stemmed strawberries and the tofu in the blender and blitz. Add the maple syrup and repeat (blitzing that is). Once the coconut oil has cooled (but before it starts setting) add it to the blender and blitz to combine all the ingredients till smooth.



Raw lasagne on a bed of beetroot puree with almond crumb

Imogen Taylor - Sunday, July 24, 2016

I always enjoy assembling a RAW lasagne! And so super easy if you have the cashew cheese and the sundried tomato-romesco puree made up in advance. I even added some radish sprouts and some of yesterday's almond crumb; so it's a lively variation on the classic!!

Almond crumb consists of almonds combined with nutritional yeast, lemon juice, herbs and capers. Extremely tasty!


Recent Posts


pear and rocket salad meat free shepherd's pie vegan food inspo polenta dairy free cheese glutenfree lifestyle vegan xmas tarts vegan diet fresh Summer salad unbaking dairy free pizza courgette ribbons vegan salad creative cooking consciousness vegan salads vegan inspo plantbased pizza raw cheesecake raw food organic vegetables raw vegan quiche spicy patties spicy vegan comfort food vegan pesto vegan lifestyle cauliflower pizza crust raw pizza bases vegetarian diet midfulness vegan christmas tarts creative vegan cooking gluten free desserts plantbased cooking raw cakes dairyfree lifestyle vegan community spicy vegetarian food nut cheeses clean eating himalayan pink salt Shepherd's Pie chilli chickpea fritters plantbased diet mediterranean cooking plant-based lifestyle vegan foodshare pad thai ancient grains breakfast ideas conscious cooking dairy free desserts rawfood lifestyle dairy free lifestyle vegan desserts zoodles plant based diet dairy free parmesan conscious eating dairy free caramel Middle Eastern spices plantbased lifestyle Indian food vegetable fritters raw vegan raw food community vegetarian cooking VEGAN raw food diet spicy fritters no additives egg free mousse veganism zucchini noodles vegan pizzas natural lifestyle plant based lifestyle mediterranean food gluten free pancakes organic raw food lifestyle vegan pancakes vegan parmesan cheese plant-based diet dairy free strawberry mousse vegan christmas treats coriander pesto healthy vegan lifestyle socca vegan beetroot carpaccio plant power raw pad thai satay sauce wholemeal chapattis spice pastes no refined sugar cashew cheese plantbased cakes vegan inspiration French cuisine plantbasedlifestyle gluten free pizza base natural cooking vegetarian pad thai mindfulness raw granola bars macadamia cheese raw vegan tarts vegetable patties dairy free pancakes vegan patties plant-based vegetarian lifestyle what vegans eat vegetarian shepherd's pie healthy cooking chilli sambal healthy lifestyle activated buckwheat vegan Moroccan food raw food inspo summer food pizza no cheese raw cheese plantpowered vegan shepherd's pie granola bars spicy indian food miso paste fermented nut cheese crafting the future of food plant-based pancakes raw nut tarts spices spreads vegetarian food romesco salted capers veganplantfood conscious lifestyle egg free desserts dair free organic cereals vegetarian sushi gluten free cooking rice malt syrup rawfood plantstrong vegan satay sauce pesto plant strong raw carrot cake nut cheese vegetarian lifestye vegan French cuisine vegan christmas pies alfredo sauce spice paste dairyfree desserts sweet potato fritters raw fermented cheese vegan cheese healthy vegan food cauliflower pizza base vegetarian food inspiration plantpower umami umami flavours vegan cooking chermoula chickpea pancakes dairyfree diet dehydrated pizza base plantfood vegan food vegan food share raw foodshare raw carrot cakes raw parmesan raw pizza peanut sauce corn meal raw lasagne no preservatives eggplant roulades felafel Indian chapattis super foods itaian pizza vegan food inspiration fresh vegetables cauliflower pakoras spiralized veggies amaranth my name is Spice chickpea patties vegan pad thai organic rocket refined sugar free vegan breakfast ideas Ras el Hanout organic goji berries marinades spicy food raw caramel spicy vegan food plantbased pizza bases gluten free vegan sushi Moroccan spices almond crumb gluten free pizza Middle Eastern food super grains plantbased pastries raw food share vegan fritters dairy free cheesecake raw fod diet plantbased organic quinoa mineral-rich raw desserts zuchinni noodles vegan Indian cooking beetroot carpaccio date paste xmas tarts Moroccan cuisine vegetarian raw vegan icing dairy free shepherd's pie dips unbaked carrot cake Moroccan cooking veganlifestyle raw fruit tarts goji berries Middle Eastern organic wholefoods plant based cheese raw lifestyle fresh salad plant based pink salt coconut chutney dehydrated cauliflower pizza crust Moroccan dairyfree sweets natural food Moroccan fruit and nuts raw torte delicious raw desserts raw food inspiration plant food warming spices dairy free dairyfree pesto raw quiche walnut cheese spice blends uncooking vegan Indian food plant-based cheese