Pumpkin Pie – Gluten Free Vegan

  Base2 cups nuts (raw or roasted) 1 cup dates (chopped is easier to process) 1 tablespoon vegan margarine or coconut oilBlend all ingredients until the resemble course breadcrumbs Press into cake tin Filling1/2 medium pumpkin chopped and cooked (roasted, steamed or boiled) 1/4 -1/2 cup ginger chips or chopped crystallised ginger (may be omitted altogether) 4 tablespoons

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Creamy Millet Porridge or Pudding – Gluten Free Vegan

  This recipe was from the Sattva cooking workshop that I demonstrated at the Kirtan Retreat a few weekends ago.  I cook this regularly and it is my all-time favourite breakfast.  It also makes a delicious pudding style dessert.  Sometimes if I really feel like a need something sweet I’ll cook up a bowl in the afternoon, it is much healthier than a sugary cooky, cake or chocolate This recipe makes a good size bowl for one person.1/8 cup hulled millet 3/4

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Blueberry Slice with Cinnamon Topping – Gluten Free Vegan

  Ingredients This gluten free vegan slice was the bomb at our last Kirtan Retreat.  People are still talking about it. We served the left over tray out for breakfast the next morning.  It didn’t even hit the table before it was snapped up.  I found the Coles gluten free flour worked best in this recipe and don’t make the mix too runny.  It needs to be a cake type consistency or it will tend to go a bit rubbery.  It is best served warm with coconut

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Apple Polenta Cake – Gluten Free Vegan

  I made this hearty, warming dessert one night at the Kirtan Retreat at Tayalgum.  Lots of people have been asking for the recipe, so here it is, enjoy!1 litre coconut milk ¾ cup coconut sugar/palm sugar 45 g vegetable margarine 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 cup polenta ¾ cup chopped dates ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1 large apple, thinly sliced 1½ tablespoons maple syrup 3

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Carob Fruit Bliss Balls

  If you come to one of the yoga asana classes at ASMY West End, you will be offered one of these delicious healthy balls at the end of the class.  We often jokingly call them Juliet’s Rum-less Rum Balls.500 g dates 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup raisins 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup carob powder coconut for rollingWash dates and cover with water and simmer until most of the water has gone then stir well to break

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Almond Toffee Burfi (Indian Fudge)

  I often make this delicious burfi or Indian fudge for our programs at the West End Centre.  It is always a favourite and so irresistible that I’ve nicknamed it “The Wicked Fudge”.  It isn’t the simplest of recipes when you first try it, but it is worth putting a little effort in until you get it right.  Once you’ve done the ground work it really is a quick and easy recipe.250g unsalted butter 11/2 cups raw sugar 250ml

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Ginger Pumpkin Pie

  We just finished the Cancer & Meditation seminar with Chaitanya das. It was a wonderful night and one of the highlights was this amazing ginger pumpkin pie. So many people wanted the recipe, so here it is!750 g pumpkin, cooked 2 tablespoons miso 4 tablespoons honey or brown sugar 1½ tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons lecithin 2 tablespoons wholemeal self-raising flour ½–1 teaspoon ginger powder ¼ cup

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Banana Malt Balls

  These banana balls are regularly made for our programs at West End. Due to popular demand the recipe has been measured out for everyone who has requested it.1 banana, mashed 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablspoon liquid malt 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 3 cups milk powder, approximately (will vary depending on the size or how moist the banana is). coconut to rollMix the

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Carob, Nut and Coconut Fudge

Last Saturday at the West End Centre, we held an amazing full day Ayurveda workshop. 30 people attended and apparently one of the highlights of the day were the very moorish bliss balls that were served out for afternoon tea. So simple and yet so full of deliciousness. A number of the lovely people who attended the day have asked for the recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!⅓ cup carob or coco powder 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup peanut butterCombine

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Pumpkin Fruit Cake With Cardamon Cream Cheese Icing

  This delicious, light fruit cake was whipped up for the December Balanced Life retreat by Jahnavi, who graciously shared the recipe. The warm pumpkin gives the cake a glowing rich golden colour and the ginger and pineapple add a delightful, tropical element. Using the seeds from the vanilla pod gives the cream cheese icing an interesting speckled appearance and dreamy flavour. We served the cake with refreshing

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Summer Fruit Pizza

Take advantage of the abundance of fresh, juicy summer fruit with this exotic fruit pizza. Fruits are bursting with vitamins and minerals and by eating them when they’re in season, you get them when they’re at the peak of their nutritional content. This is a healthy dessert with no added sugar that’s great fun for kids to make and was invented by 11 year old Tamal. What a great way to get kids to eat their fruit! Ingredients1

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Carob Fruit Balls

  These guilt free, tasty little treats are so delicious that it’s hard to stop at one, but considering the healthy ingredients in them, you don’t have to stop at one. Carob fruit balls are packed with vitamins and minerals, are high in fibre and are a good source of antioxidants. They are quick and easy to prepare and are a great substitute for lollies and sweets and chocolates. Ingredients½

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Halva

  This traditional Indian sweet is a delicious dessert popular all over the world. It is made from semolina which is derived from durum wheat. Semolina has a low glycemic index, which means that it is digested slowly giving you that feeling of satisfaction. It is high in carbohydrates making it an ideal energy food for people on the go and provides potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, vitamins

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Buckwheat Pancakes

  Whole Grains – Cooking with Buckwheat Over the years, cooking for a large family has been a great challenge. Trying to keep them healthy with food that tastes wonderful is not always easy. We have had many disasters, especially with buckwheat. Every time we mentioned the word, there was a loud chorus of wailing and groaning at the very thought of any thing buckwheat! Well…

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