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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

  The next few weeks will focus on beans. As we continue on our plant-based journey, we look at this great, filling source of protein and carbs, creating clean fuel for our bodies. While we may not all want to be vegan, changing one meal at a time can make a huge difference... cleaner food, cleaner earth.... right?Here is a super easy and tasty summer bean salad recipe :)These are 'Giant Beans', or white beans. They are commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine.Γίγαντες,  pronounced "yi-gan-des" means "giant" in Greek. Check out how large they are!These beans have a natural flavor that can go with...

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainy season + kids at home = we need to be creative to keep them entertained with some healthy treats! This is a recipe that I came up with when I had to keep my girls occupied with some activities during the heavy rain during Hong Kong summers. The beauty of this recipe is that you can whip this up in 5 minutes, get the kids busy with the shaping and bake it in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of the cookies. There is also no such thing as "underbaked" with this recipe as all ingredients can...

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Some call it Indian ginseng. It has a calming and grounding effect which helps us balance out our body and as a result some positive "side effects" you may feel less stress, better mood, and more focused!I came across this concept of mixing coffee with ashwagandha in a cooking class where one lady from Australia told me that this is what she started drinking in Byron Bay.   Basically you mix a Tablespoon of ashwagandha powder into your coffee and drink that in the morning. Both coffee and ashwagandha are natural...

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June 2020 Cooking Class

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June 2020 Cooking Class

Here is an update of all our cooking classes at Foodcraft where you can learn how to make your favourite foods in a health and delicious way! They are all hands-on classes, combining the taste of gourmet goods with special dietary needs. Do you love baked goods but struggle to find ways to make them without gluten?Are you living a plant-based lifestyle and want to learn more about vegan baking?Find out which of the following classes are right for you.We are always thinking of new recipes to teach so keep an eye out on ourcooking class page! The Macrobiotic Way: How to Include...

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

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Sourdough Focaccia Napoletana - The Neapolitan Secret Recipe

You might be thinking why there is a sweet potato next to the focaccia...Well, that is because this is actually the secret ingredient for today's recipe! A good friend of mine shared this recipe and she told me that this is the way they make focaccia in Napoli. Just by adding a hand full of mashed potatoes will make the bread soft and fluffy. I tried with both potatoes and sweet potatoes for a healthier option and both work perfectly! I wasn't sure how much to add to the recipe but I decided 100g of cooked potato ( about a medium sized...

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