Category Archives: Starters & Salads

Cheesy Cashew Cream (Vegan)

Vegan Gluten-free Cheesy Cashew Cream

This is one of my most favourite, easy-as recipes. It is super versatile and has the potential to give many dishes a good lift. Continue reading

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‘Roasted’ Capsicum Soup (Vegan)

Vegan Gluten-free Roasted Capsicum Soup

Capsicums are one of my favourite veges, or better, fruits. Continue reading

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Green Bean Soup with Sour Cashew Cream

Vegan Gluten-Free Green Bean Soup

This recipe is based on one of my mom’s dishes. Whenever she had too many beans (or zucchini, or cucumber or…) she would make soup Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers with Cheesy Cashew Cream

Vegan Gluten-free Stuffed Peppers

There are so many things that I love about summer! One of them are peppers! Continue reading

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Green Bean Mushroom Soup

Vegan Gluten-free Mushroom Green Bean Potato Soup

This year I’m very successful with growing my own green beans! :) I love them steamed and lightly sauteed but they are also great in soups. Continue reading

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Leek Polenta Cakes (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Vegan Gluten-free Leek Polenta Cakes

This is one of those recipes that just happen to be when a sudden boost of creativity hits the kitchen. Leek is one of my favourite winter veges and I was thinking about how to turn it into a new, exciting dish. It tastes so good when it is a little roasted and so I’ve tried out this dish with it. Continue reading

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Silverbeet Pizza With Yeast-Free Base (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Vegan Gluten-free Yeast-free Silverbeet Chard Pizza

When I first went onto the gluten-free diet, pizza was one of the first things that I expected not to eat so often anymore. But then I created a nice recipe for pizza crust with sunflower seeds.

Then I wanted to make a yeast-free version of it. Continue reading

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Spicy Potato Wedges with Cashewoli

Vegan Gluten-free Chili Potato Wedges with Cashew

I just love potatoes. And chilli. And garlic. So why not combine these three ingredients into an easily prepared meal that spices up your day? Continue reading

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Potato Cakes with Veges and Pesto (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Potato Cakes with Veges and Pesto (Vegan, Gluten-free)

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. Now it is autumn here in New Zealand and the ingredients are harder to get. So why not say goodbye to summer with a colorful dish that is loaded with flavours and will not be forgotten? Or maybe welcome summer in the northern hemisphere? Continue reading

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Roasted Figs with Smokey Tempeh and Salad

Roasted Figs with Smokey Tempeh and Salad

Another yummy fig recipe! I thought they could be a great starter or light meal as well. Combined with my beloved lettuce and protein-laden tempeh it just had to work. And yes! An awesome combination of smokey tempeh, sweet fig and balsamic dressing. Yum! :) Continue reading

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Almond Pulp ‘Feta Cheese’ (Vegan)

Almond Pulp 'Feta Cheese' (Vegan)

I’m always trying to find new ways of using the leftover almond pulp from making my own almond milk. If you haven’t tried making your own almond milk yet, I recommend it. It isn’t only much tastier than shop-bought, it has fewer ingredients and can be made without adding sugar. Continue reading

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Sunflower Seed Tomato Spread

Sunflower Seed Tomato Spread (Vegan, Gluten-free)

When it comes to vegan bread spreads you won’t find much on offer in New Zealand. I’ve been spoiled for choice when living in Germany. You can buy so many different vegan options. Tofu with all sorts of flavouring and spices. Heaps of different luncheons, savory, as well as sweet spreads etc…

The good thing about this situation: it motivates me to make my own. It not only tastes better but you also know what it is actually made of. Continue reading

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This is one of the summer dishes that I just can’t enough of. It is a recipe from my mom and also the first one that I’ve ever learnt from her. At home we used to have this kind of salad quite often with dinner. I always liked it! It is so refreshing and light! And the flavour! You have to try it! Continue reading

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Fried Eggplant

Fried Eggplant

This recipe just came to mind when I had way too many eggplants, and I wanted a different and yummy way of cooking them. So this one eventually made a nice and easy starter dish.

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Green Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Green Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free)

In Germany, I lived in the area around Frankfurt am Main for a while. Shortly after I had moved there, people told me about one of their regional food specialties: green sauce. I thought that it sounded pretty odd and couldn’t imagine how it could taste.

Well, it didn’t take long find out – and I was impressed! It’s a pretty healthy dish because you use a big bunch of fresh & raw herbs. There are actually 7 herbs used in the traditional recipe.

I can’t remember those herbs, but I created my own version which is just as yummy.

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