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Recipe of the month: Mushroom and Leek Gratin

This is a deliciously creamy dish that can be served either as a main course or as an accompaniment.  I really like to have it with a baked potato and some steamed purple sprouting broccoli. Serves 4 Ingredients 900g leeks – carefullywashed, trimmed and sliced  250g mushrooms – wiped and sliced 3 tbsp rapeseed oil […]

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Seventy Days at Sea and Counting

The 25th of February marked Sea Shepherd’s ‘action ship’ the Bob Barker’s 70th day at sea at the very bottom of the world. In icy Antarctic waters, we have been in engaged in playing an epic game of cat and mouse with illegal Japanese whalers, during which time, the lines have become blurry and our […]

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Raw Chocolate….!

After one of my short workshops at the shop before Christmas Carla B has made up this great little recipe card showing how easy it is to make your own healthy choccie snacks……many thanks Carla! And click here for a great blog all about the health benefits of raw chocolate….

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Birthdays at the Bottom of the World

As I write this, we sail across the Southern Ocean only a few miles away from the Nisshin Maru (The Japanese whaling fleet’s factory ship which ‘processes’ the whale meat), along with another of Sea Shepherd’s vessels, The Steve Irwin following closely behind. So far our presence with the fleet has meant only three whales […]

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Mini Figgy Puds

Mini Figgy Puddings   These festive raw sweets are packed with goodness, contain no processed sugar and taste divine!  They are very popular with adults and children alike…..  You can vary the ingredients to suit your taste – just follow the basic principle of 1 quantity of nuts to 2 quantities of fruit.   Ingredients: […]

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Brazil Nut Cheese

Brazil Nut Cheese   This is a versatile raw nut cheese that has many nutritional benefits.  It is reminiscent of ‘Boursin’ and is a great dish to put out on a buffet table to be eaten with crackers, crudités or toast.  It went down very well with all the people in the shop when I […]

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Chilli & Raisin Chocolate Bark

Chilli & Raisin Chocolate Bark Serves 1 chocaholic or several others!     Ingredients: 1 cup liquid coconut oil (200ml) ½ cup cacao powder (80g) 1tbsp agave nectar ½ cup raisins and/or chopped nuts (60g) 1 tsp chilli flakes ½ tsp salt (pref pink Himalayan) ½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg   Method: Put cacao powder […]

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Cashew Truffles

Chocolate Cashew Truffles Makes around 18 truffles Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews (approx 125g) 1 cup dates (approx 150g) ¼ cup raw chocolate powder (approx 40g) 1/8 cup water (2-3 tbsp) Optional coatings: Choc Powder, Chocolate Nibs, Desiccated Coconut, Chopped Nuts….   Method: In a blender, grinder or food processor whiz the cashews into a […]

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Recipe of the month: Apple Charlotte

It’s been a tremendous year for apples in the UK.  So here’s a delicious recipe for a warming autumn dessert using some of the crop! Apple Charlotte Makes 4 Ingredients 1 loaf thin sliced organic white bread (you’ll end using most of the loaf) 125g vegan margarine 2 cooking apples 2 tbsp golden caster sugar, […]

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Muesli Musings

I was doing a bit of research recently into the development of the raw food movement and was interested to learn that muesli was the ‘creation’ of one of the original pioneers of eating raw fruit and veg.  According to Wikipedia Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner (August 22, 1867, Aarau – January 24, 1939) was a Swiss […]

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