Nutrition

Carrot walnut date cake

My Italian neighbour, Gianni, sampled this double-layer cake and with hands held high he looked at me and said, “Mama mia!”. This cake is delicious. It also makes a great birthday cake. As mentioned in a previous post, this is the third dessert with cashew paste. I made this carrot cake from on an old recipe that I used to make many years […]

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Semifreddo vegan cake

Semifreddo is an Italian term for desserts that are served semi-frozen. This very pretty semifreddo vegan cake is nutritious, light and refreshing. It’s made with soaked cashews and topped up with blueberries, blackberries and cassis. It tastes like a cross between an ice-cream cake and a cheesecake. Simply delicious on a hot summer day! Semifreddo vegan cake Level: […]

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Simple and delicious vegan dessert in a cup

These fruit and cream cups are a refreshing recipe that can be enjoyed all year round. They are great for breakfast, dessert or as a mid-day snack. The cream is 100% dairy-free and made with raw cashews. As previously mentioned, you only need to eat a small amount of cashews to feel satiated. I therefore recommend that you use […]

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Cashew paste

If you’re lactose intolerant, vegan or you just want to avoid dairy products, cashew paste is the perfect substitute for butter, cheese or cream. The image above is the cashew paste that I’ve recently made. In addition to their delicate nutty flavour and creamy texture, cashews are rich in protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and potassium. They also contain omega-3 […]

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Garden quinoa salad

The red quinoa salad featured above is more than just a salad; it’s a complete, healthy meal. Over 20 years ago, when I started making quinoa salads, a friend told me that quinoa is a staple for making breakfast porridge and not salads. But that’s not true. There are many delicious recipes that you can make with this ancient […]

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