Cooking Classes

I’m currently not holding cooking lessons, but when I can start again, I will add dates to my AINI page:

Mum’s Hummus Recipe

Here’s my mum’s vegan hummus recipe – she showed me how to make it while we were in the UK this Summer. INGREDIENTSCooked chickpeas (cooked with salted water) 300g6 small cloves garlic, slicedJuice of one lemon1 tsp of cumin4 tbsp tahini4 tbsp olive oil METHODAdd a little of the chickpea water to the chickpeas, garlic…

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Cucumber Water

This is so refreshing in hot weather 😊 Just add sliced cucumber and optionally sliced lemon and/or some mint leaves to a bottle or jug of water, add ice or cool in the fridge.

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Iced Vegan Matcha Latte

We have some good quality matcha (Japanese green tea powder) given to us from my son’s Japanese great grandmother who is 96 and lives next door. She showed me how to do the tea ceremony, including how to handle the tea bowl and whisk the tea so the bubbles are the right size. But as…

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Vegan Dhal Curry

Tried “vegan-izing” a dahl recipe and it was soo good and simple to make, thought I’d share it here 🙂 Ingredients (Makes about 5 servings) 250g red lentils 4 cloves of garlic (sliced) 4 tbsp canola oil 1 tbsp vegan butter 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp salt 2 tsp turmeric 6 tbsp soya yoghurt…

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Boost Immunity Smoothie

Blend together (serves 1): 1 banana300ml orange juiceJuice of half a lemon1/4 tsp turmeric1/4 teaspoon ginger1/2 tsp chia seeds if you have them 🙂

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Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

Made this with things I could find in my kitchen, it was pretty good! Blended together: Handful of frozen or fresh raspberries 1 banana Approx. 150ml orange juice Dash of turmeric Dash of cinnamon Just realised the photo looks a bit like the “Super Flower Blood Moon” that happened yesterday 🙂 Unfortunately couldn’t see it…

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Vegan Simnel Cake Recipe

Make the marzipan by mixing together all the ingredients in a blender, squeeze into a ball and cover put in an airtight container in the fridge. Place the dried fruit in a bowl and pour over the hot tea, orange juice and grated peel. Cover and leave for at least 3 hrs or overnight. (A)…

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Quite low on ingredients, but made this green smoothie today, blending together: Approx. 200ml apple juice 1/2 banana1/4 tsp ginger powder (from Miyuki’s organic farm in Nagasaki)1/4 tsp turmeric2g green kale powder (from Alishan) Still enjoying Veganuary!

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Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Am trying Veganuary this month and made this smoothie for breakfast out of ingredients I found in our kitchen, it was really good! Here’s the recipe: Blend all these ingredients together with a mixer or blender (serves one): Large handful or frozen mangoHandful of frozen blueberries Juice of half a lemon1/2 tsp chia seedstbsp maple…

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Vegan Teacake

This is a yummy, relatively healthy teacake I make quite often. Recommend it with a cup of tea! Ingredients 300g dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, etc.) 260ml hot tea (about one mug of tea) 40ml juice and grated peel of 1 orange 250g wholemeal flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon 100g brown sugar 3…

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When to Make Tea

I made a list of some appropriate times to make tea: 1. In the morning after waking up 2. At about 11am 3. After lunch 4. At about 4pm 5. After dinner 6. When starting work 7. During work 8. Whenever anyone comes home 9. Whenever someone comes to visit 10. When something important happens

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Salad People

We went to visit Dan’s friend Julian and made dinner. I just got “Salad People and More Real Recipes” by Mollie Katzen (who wrote the Moosewood Cookbook). It’s a really nice book that has picture recipes for preschoolers to follow. I made some salad people. Dan and Julian weren’t that interested in helping but they…

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