Saturday, 27 August 2011

Chocolate Vanilla Tarts with Chocolate Almond Crust

If you want to impress someone then these little tarts are for you. Their taste is what impresses most but people are also amazed to find out that they are completely uncooked. They're a great way to introduce

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Yakon Potato Salad

I couldn't help but offer another simple raw side dish using yakon. Since it's in season here I thought I'd share with you a little more about this delicious vegetable. It is a close relative of the sunflower and jerusalem artichokes. It's not the same or even related

Monday, 15 August 2011

Yakon, fennel & celery salad

Yakon is up there in one of my top 10 favourite eating experiences. You know those meals that stand out, where food takes on an almost orgasmic experience.  It was the first time I had met 'permaculture raw ' Tania and she came to my house for dinner and introduced me to yakon. She brought this beautiful salad – all from her garden and made with such love. All bitter greens and yakon – I can't even remember what it was dressed in but I had one of those wow moments and instantly

Monday, 8 August 2011

Beetroot and Mint Dip

I think some people are afraid of the intense colour of dishes made with beetroot. Borscht (traditional Russian beetroot soup) never sold in the last cafe I worked in.

And I've seen full bowls of beetroot dip sit on tables surrounded by empty hummus bowls and denuded cheese platters. The beetroot dip is so often ignored, even with

Monday, 1 August 2011

Sunflower seed pate

I'm in love with the fact that food, like music can induce so many memories. Sunflower seed pate reminds me of the first few years I lived in Byron Bay. Even though it was the early 90's, it felt like the 60's -70's. With barefoot 'rainbow hippies' floating