Soups & Starters

Soups, salads, spreads, & other delightful beginnings to stimulate the senses and whet the appetite.

Pumpkinseed & Macadamia Nut Pesto

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Pumpkinseed & Macadamia Nut Pesto

Ingredients: • Basil – 1 large bunch (preferably Genovese, though lemon basil or a blend of the two could also work quite well) • Pumpkin seeds, raw, green variety – ½ C to 1C • Macadamia nuts – ½ C to 1 full Cup (these should near-match the amount of pumpkinseeds used and will be added in gradually, so please adjust measurements according to your own flavour & texture preferences) • Garlic or garlic scapes – 2-4 (or according to personal preferences) • Extra virgin olive oil...

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Fresh Fava Bean Salad & Hummous: Fabulous Iftari Feasting

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Fresh Fava Bean Salad & Hummous: Fabulous Iftari Feasting

  What a wonderful treat to have found a big pile of fava beans (amongst other goodies) in my farm delivery this past week! It had likely been an entire year since having had any legumes at all, so I was excited to see these pretty little gems nestled amongst piles and piles of kale… It took me a few days to actually come to terms with breaking open pods to awaken sleepy little beans, but once I began to shell them I felt my heart begin to smile. They were so cute in their soft, fuzzy little pod beds; still...

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Herbed Almond/Cauliflower Purée on Sliced Beetroot

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Herbed Almond/Cauliflower Purée on Sliced Beetroot

    This was incredibly simple, yet delicious, incredibly healthy, light & pretty. Almonds – ½ cup (raw, unpasteurised, soaked & peeled) Cauliflower – (amount depends upon size – I used ¼ of one which was quite large) Garlic scapes – chopped, reserving ½ to fold in after processing (cloves may also be used in the absence of scapes) Celtic sea salt – to taste Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – 1½ Tbsp (organic, first cold pressed) Blend above ingredients together in food...

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

This is a simple, warming, filling, and healing recipe. Sadly, this concoction is not even remotely Jain-friendly (for which I most sincerely apologise). However, if that’s not a major concern and you’re looking for some healing comfort food, this should satisfactorily fill that need. ♡Ⓥ★ Carrots – 5 (tops removed & reserved for another time)  Almonds – ½ cup (raw, unpasteurised, soaked) Ginger – 1 inch piece Water – 3 cups Celtic sea salt – 1½ tsp. Coconut oil...

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