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Soul food from a Southern gal

Bianca Phillips has the passion of generations of Arkansas cooks in her blood. With mama Delores and granny Ruth, she has successfully redefined and re-created the best, and homeliest dishes from her beloved childhood. Now we can all benefit from three generations of... read more

Creamy lasagne holiday pleaser

A stack of rich and creamy lasagne is a crowd pleaser and this one is no exception. It’s vegan & gluten-free and doesn’t take long to make the separate sauces. I usually layer either eggplant or zucchini slices in between the tomato and almond sauces, depending on what I have in the refrigerator. Loosely described recipe follows:

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The Great Life Cookbook

Authors Priscilla Timberlake and husband Lewis Freedman RD share their story of hosting community macrobiotic dinners since 1995 in one of the most endearing cookbooks you will ever read- THE GREAT LIFE COOKBOOK. More than a collection of recipes, the book serves up a... read more

Oodles of veggie noodles

Thank goodness for inventive minds! My current favourite kitchen gadget is my award-winning veggie spiralizer Veggie Twister which transforms zucchini and carrots into some pretty convincing pasta shapes.
I’ve been cranking out the noodles and making a fabulous almond carbonara sauce using almond butter and sun dried tomatoes for my “zoodles”.

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Pantry basics

What’s in your Gentle Kitchen pantry? If you are a highly organised, experienced (much admired) cook there may be some exotic spices, or something guaranteed to produce a sure-fire quick-fix dinner or a much-loved recipe preserved from the kitchen garden.

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Blossoming vegan inspiration

Our July date at Cafe Blossom was a birthday celebration – and we weren’t disappointed. On a summer day this pretty New York Upper West Side restaurant gave our party of four foodies a warm welcome. We  toasted the birthday girl with a very nice glass... read more

Orange & ginger for oil-free dressing

Inspired to combine these two flavors by Fresh on Charles cafe in Launceston, Tasmania, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for whole food plant based cooks who do not add oil to dressings. Tastes great with an Thai style salad of greens with bean shoots, shredded... read more

Spellbind your guests

Every home needs one! Well, I’m sure even I could think of something to put in this amazing design by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail design studio.  Originally a crowd-funded project, it is an “infusion vessel ” for cocktails, lemonade, oils, teas... read more

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