My Name Is Spice

Raw individual cheesecakes with a mixed berry syrup topping

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, January 12, 2017


Cashew-based raw cheesecake with boysenberry/raspberry topping. The world of RAW is no longer the poor cousin!

A plant-based diet is full of joy. And believe it or not - full of flavour..

With dried fruit and nuts you can make a tasty "biscuit" base; (I like to add some whole linseed and coconut or ground almonds).

The most successful ingredient for re-creating the creamy, cheesy layer is the cashew nut; soaked then blended with lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil or coconut butter. Miso paste is another effective ingredient for creating the sour "tang" required in a good cheesecake.

For the top layer; frozen berries blended with chia seeds (take it easy on the chia) and a non-refined sugar syrup such as agave or maple, makes an effective "jam" syrup to finish the cheesecake off.


I served this with a chrysanthemum and goji berry tea, hence the garnish..



Zoodle salad with cashew sauce and raw parmesan crisps

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, December 22, 2016


The raw food diet is just so exciting; and the benefits to our health go without saying.

Can you imagine how the body must appreciate food that is still "living"?! (has a pulse? lol)

And if the ingredients are organic; your chances of a rich vitamin/mineral intake are splendid!

This Zoodle salad comprises raw zucchini noodles, a cashew-based sauce, rocket, activated almonds, and basil-pinenut "parmesan" crisps.

All vegan; all raw; all plant-based.

What's not to love?



Recent Posts


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