Entries by Mariza Ebersohn

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Spring vegetable quiche


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Ingredients

Base
1 sheet puff pastry
2 cups plant milk of choice
1/3 cup lifestyle foods tapioca flour
1/3 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup vegan cream cheese or cashew butter
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried fennel
Salt and pepper to taste
Filling
1/2 cup @lifestylefoods cooked quinoa
1/2 cup steamed chopped finely diced broccoli
1/2 cup cooked peas
1 cup kale diced
Vegan cheese

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Roll out the puff pastry and measure out on the round-tart tin you use. Line the base with
parchment paper.
3. Whisk together the milk, tapioca flour, chickpea flour, cream cheese or dip, herbs, salt and
pepper.
4. Add in the vegetables and the quinoa, then pour this mixture on to the puff pastry, add some
vegan cheese on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until set, let it chill before removing from the tart
mould.
5. Slice and enjoy!


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M*

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Black forest tart

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Ingredients
1 packet @lifestylefoods sugar free chocolate cookies
1/3 cup vegan butter or melted coconut oil
Filling
1 cup de-seeded dark cherries
Ganache
1 cup cashew or almond butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/cup honey or syrup
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting
200ml coconut cream
1 medium ripe avocado
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup honey/syrup
Pinch of salt
More cacao powder
Fresh cherries

Method

  1. Crush the cookies inside a zip lock bag, mix them with the melted vegan butter or coconut oil, and
    press into a parchment paper-lined tart tin of choice. Place in the fridge to set.
    2. Melt together the ganache ingredients and whisk until smooth.
    3. Arrange the cherries on to the tart base and then pour the melted ganache over the cherries,
    smooth out and place in the fridge to set.
    4. Blend all of the frosting ingredients together until smooth, scoop into a piping bag with a flat
    nozzle and chill slightly before frosting the tart.
    5. Dust the tart with more cacao powder and decorate it with fresh cherries.


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Traditional Pumpkin fritters

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4 - 6 People

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Beginner

Ingredients

2 cups cooked pumpkin (not stringy pumpkin)
1/4 cup aquafaba liquid from a chickpea can
1 1/4 cup spelt flour, self rising or all purpose flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Sauce
400ml can coconut cream
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp corn starch

Method

1. Preheat some cooking oil in the Tefal pot.
2. Mix all of the fritter ingredients together until smooth, add more flour or milk if needed
depending on the type of pumpkin you using.
3. Add a heaped tbsp of the batter to the hot oil and fry until brown. Heat up the fritter sauce
until smooth and it starts to thicken slightly. Once the fritters are brown remove from the oil to
drain on kitchen paper and then place in a serving dish and pour!. 


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Hope you love this recipe traditional SA recipe as much as we do, it’s a treat for sure!

M*

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Gingerbread loaf

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Ingredients

• 2 cups Eureka cake flour
• 1/3 cup coconut sugar
• 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp cardamom
• 1/4 tsp allspice
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 cup dairy-free milk, room temperature
• 1/2 cup golden syrup
• 1/2 cup unsweetened apple puree or coconut cream, room temperature
Frosting
• 100ml coconut cream
• 2 cups icing sugar
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• Pinch of salt

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease bread tin with olive or coconut oil.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg,
baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Add in the remaining ingredients to a large bowl, and mix the wet ingredients with a hand
mixer or whisk. Then add in the dry ingredients, and gently mix until there are no streaks of dry
ingredients left using a silicone spatula.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin, and place into the oven.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
6. Remove from the oven and allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then transfer the
bread to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.
7. Serve as is or prepare the frosting.
8. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients and pour over the bread and serve.


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M*

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Roasted corn avocado pasta

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Ingredients

Lifestyle foods Packet of gluten free corn pasta
Water to top
Salt to taste
Sauce
1 ripe avocado
200ml coconut milk
Handful fresh cilantro
1/2 fresh lime
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Grilled corn (toast some corn kernels in a pan with garlic salt and oil)
Top with fresh herbs and edible flowers
Fresh avocado slices
Pine nuts

Method

1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and drizzle with some oil so they don’t
stick together.
2. In a high-speed blender add in the avocado, coconut milk, cilantro, nutritional yeast, paprika,
cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.
3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and mix well, add the grilled corn, avocado slices, herbs, and edible flowers. 
flowers and pine nuts.


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Carrot Miso soup

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Ingredients

Roasted carrots
700g carrots washed and diced
2 red onions diced
Olive oil
1-2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Place the carrots and onions on a baking tray and drizzle with oil, add in the garlic, spices, salt and pepper and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Soup
2 cups coral lentils (sub with canned butter beans)
500ml coconut cream or coconut milk
500ml vegetable stock (more if needed)
Salt to taste

Method

1. Heat the stovetop to medium, add the roasted carrots and onion in to the casserole and then the rest of the soup ingredients.
2. Bring to a simmer for about 30 minuted until the lentils are cooked through. Let the soup cool down before blending.
Toppings
3. For the topping: mix together 1/3 cup tahini with equal amounts of honey/agave. Add some hot water to smooth it out.
4. Serve the soups with the tahini drizzle, sprinkle of za’atar and other fresh herbs.


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Easy Fattoush salad

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2 cups cos lettuce diced
1 cup tomatoes diced
1 cup mini cucumbers diced
1/2 cup sliced radishes
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped mint
1 cups toasted wrap cubes (slice one large wrap, toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast or air fry until crispy)
Dressing:
1 crushed garlic clove
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup raw honey or pomegranate molasses from @woolworths_sa
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sumac
1 tsp za’atar @theoldstonemill
1/2 tsp dried mint or dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Add all of the salad ingredients to a bowl, add the dressing ingredients into a jar, shake together and dress the salad right before serving!
  2. Enjoy as a main or side dish. 

 


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M*

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Chocolate raspberry Tapioca pudding

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Ingredients

1/3 cup tapioca pears
1 cup plant milk (more if needed @buttanuttspreads chocolate oat milk)
1 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sweetener of choice
Pinch of salt
Toppings
Raspberries
Shaved chocolate
Syrup of choice

Method

  1. Place the tapioca pearls, vanilla, cacao powder, milk, and sweetener in a pot and gradually start to heat for 10-15 minutes until the pearls start to turn translucent.
  2.  Serve the tapioca pearls with fresh raspberries, shaved chocolate and syrup.


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Sun-dried tomato Pesto pasta

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700g dry pasta of choice
Cold Water to top pot 3/4 of the way
Pinch of salt
Drizzle of oil
Pesto topping
400ml can of coconut milk
1/2 cup pesto of choice
1 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup de-pitted green olives
1/2 cup fresh basil
Vegan parmesan to top
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Bring the pasta to a boil & cook until al dente.
2. Drain and keep a bit of the pasta water in the pot.
3. Add in the coconut milk, nutritional yeast, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and the baby spinach.
4. Remove from the heat and let the spinach welt a bit before adding in cheese, salt & pepper accordingly.
5. Serve with the fresh basil and more pesto! Freeze the rest or keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.


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Baked chocolate cake donuts

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1 cup self rising flour (sub with oat or rye flour)
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup fine brown sugar or coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plant milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp plant milk

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt in a large bowl. Pour the milk, melted olive oil, apple cider and vanilla into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix well until there are no lumps. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling about 3/4 of the way.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the donuts look set on top. Remove to cool or leave the oven open slightly.
5. In a bowl, add in the powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
6. Once the donuts have cooled completely, dip the donuts, place on parchment paper to set, sprinkle over sprinkles and enjoy!


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M*