A Vegan Christmas Feast

At ASMY, we have created a variety of vegan cooking classes to introduce, inspire and whet your appetite for beautiful, whole food that will nourish your body and boost your glow. We aim to delight the senses with our awesome cooking classes – think delicious, beautifully presented food with easy recipes to recreate at home. A feast for your eyes as much as your belly. At this fun, entertaining demonstration, you’ll learn How to make a mouth watering vegan Christmas feast that is

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Vegan Thai

At ASMY, we have created a variety of vegan cooking classes to introduce, inspire and whet your appetite for beautiful, whole food that will nourish your body and boost your glow. We aim to delight the senses with all our ASMY experiences, and our cooking classes are no exception – think delicious, beautifully presented food with easy recipes to recreate at home. A feast for your eyes as much as your belly We have a wonderful variety of hearty, healthy, whole food vegan dinners on

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Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition for Westerners

Are you looking to improve your health and vitality by following a healthier and more wholesome diet? Are you seeking inspiration to prepare delicious vegetarian meals on a daily basis? Are you keen to understand your physical constitution (dosha) and adjust your nutrition accordingly? Then this Ayurvedic cooking workshop might be just what you need…

First Dr. Pradeep Neupane, an experience Ayurveda specialist, will reveal the secrets of Ayurvedic diet and nutrition

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Decadent Desserts – Raw Vegan

At ASMY, we have created a variety of vegan cooking classes to introduce, inspire and whet your appetite for beautiful, whole food that will nourish your body and boost your glow. We aim to delight the senses with our awesome cooking classes  – think delicious, beautifully presented food with easy recipes to recreate at home. A feast for your eyes as much as your belly.

At this fun, entertaining demonstration, you’ll learn How to Make tantalising, healthy and divine sweets without the

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Vegan Kofta, Samosa, Lassie…

At ASMY, we have created a variety of vegan cooking classes to introduce, inspire and whet your appetite for beautiful, whole food that will nourish your body and boost your glow. We aim to delight the senses with all our ASMY experiences, and our cooking classes are no exception – think delicious, beautifully presented food with easy recipes to recreate at home. A feast for your eyes as much as your belly. Sarala and Jivananda, 2 of The Mantra Room’s most popular and experienced

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Hands-on Interactive Vegan Cooking Class

Join us for a delicious afternoon of vegan cooking and tastings.  Our ASMY chefs are bringing you a heap of tasty, easy to make nourishing meals and YOU get to cook!

Suitable for both experienced cooks who are on the lookout for different ideas and techniques as well as “I have never cooked a vegetable in my life” newbies, this workshop will have something for everyone.

We know that changing the way you eat or introducing new foods and cooking techniques into your diet can sometimes be

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Winter Deep Peace Retreat

Cosy up around the fire, relax and savour the tranquility at the July Deep Peace Retreat.  On this one day retreat  you can experience a deep rejuvenation as you release layers and layers of  tension. Out in the  rolling hills of the Bilambil country side, just 15 minutes from Coolangatta airport our hosts Maladhar dasi and Saratbihari das have artistically woven a beautiful retreat centre that equals anything

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Healthy Green Drink

Make this a regular morning wake up drink and you’ll be bouncing out of the kitchen and into your day with freshness and vitality. There are choices of different fruits and veggies so you can vary your taste sensations throughout the week. Be sure to experiment with your own combinations once you have had a few goes at the recipes.

The lime, apples, and spinach work together to boost the body’s natural ability to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation, while the antioxidants in kiwi, spinach

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Mishti Doi

Mishti Doi is a traditional Indian sweet that is such a treat to the taste buds that is hard to beat. It is often served on very special occasions because of its very special subtle deliciousness

With accessibility to modern ingredients a few of the lengthy steps are able to be omitted such as making our own yoghurt and condensing the milk, not to mention milking the cow and skimming off the cream. Ahhh those were the days!!!!

Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients

500g full

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Cleansing with Kichadi

One of the most famous, and well loved Ayurvedic dishes in the world, Kichadi (pronounced – “kich-a-ree if you’re and Australian, or “Kich-a-dee” if you’re saying it true to it’s Indian origin) is a well cooked, warm, wet mixture of lentils, spices and rice.

It has been a standard healing dish in India throughout the ages, and has become more popular in the West as Ayurveda and yoga bare more roots in our Western lifestyles. A great food for detoxing, kichadi offers an

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Pumpkin Soup with Ginger & Cayenne Pepper

This is a lovely warming soup for cold winter days.  Ginger and cayenne pepper are heating spices to warm us from within.  They are also  known to reduce inflammation of the joints, aid digestion and ease the symptoms of colds and flus, so not only does this soup taste great, it has therapeutic qualities.

Ingredients

1-2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter, plus an extra knob

1 onion, roughly chopped

1kg pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cubed

40g fresh root ginger, peeled

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Gluten Free Vegan Mushroom Stuffed Potato Cakes

 

Helen is one of our seasoned ASMY cooks and demonstrated this at our May Open Day.  Here is the promised recipe for those who attended!

1kg floury potatoes

400gr mushrooms – Portobello have the best flavour, but any mature brown mushrooms are OK
¼ brown or white onion
1 teaspoon fresh Thyme or Dill
½ cup plain flour (besan/chickpea flour for a gluten free option)
Bay leaves – 2-3 depending on size
Salt to

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Vegan Banana Pancakes with Poached Orange Segments

 

For a lazy Sunday morning!

Pancake batter:

2 very ripe bananas
1.5 cups of self raising flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 2 table spoons of corn starch 2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence pinch of salt
half a cup of raw sugar

Orange segments:

3 oranges, peeled and separated into segments 1.5 cups of water
3⁄4 cup of raw sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon

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Amy’s Chick Pea Dip

 

Raw sprouted chickpea dips are a much appreciated addition to our meals.  Here are two recipes I have called on countless times as a wholesome snack, entree, spread or more filling side dish to an otherwise light salad based meal.  It’s one of those things that (if I have some sprouted chickpeas on hand) I can throw together in minutes and serve with whatever is around…bread, salad, raw crackers, corn chips, carrot sticks or fingers. Whatever the occasion, time of day or audience

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Lemongrass Tofu

 

After all that rich, heavy Christmas food, we decided to give you a nice light dish to help you detox for the new year.

Ingredients

2 blocks of firm tofu sliced any way you like
6 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 stalks fresh lemongrass hearts
6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – optional
2 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon agave nectar

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Haupia

 

Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian sweet.  These days it is often used as a cake topping, being a healthy alternative to western style icings.  It is light and tasty and a great summer dessert or between meal snack.

Makes 16 small squares

¾ cup cornflour
2 14-oz. cans coconut milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt
½ cup coconut flakes toasted
½ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts toasted

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Vegan Zucchini Chickpea fritters

 

Helen, one of our ASMY crew, demonstrated these delicious fritters at our last open day.  They were such a success that even people who didn’t make it along on the day want the recipe.  Well here it is.  Enjoy!

1 large/2 medium zucchini – grated
1 can chickpeas
4 tbsp chickpea flour (Besan flour)
1 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt – to taste
Chili powder or paprika – to taste
1 clove garlic

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