Archive for the ‘Vegan Recipes’ Category

NEW Recipe Book publishing 2015!

March 11, 2015

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No, not totally my own work, but a collection of recipes from global Raw Chefs, from around the world, inc Gabriel Cousens MD. My ….. feature alongside those of many other world-renowned teachers, from whom inspiration has been gained. ‘Through the Raw Food Galaxy’ explores a whole range of new recipes from chefs around the world, who have contributed their work for this project.

The ‘Gourmet Makery’ www.gourmetmakery.com¬†group in Germany contacted me last year and the photos are being sent off to them for inclusion in their publication, this week! ūüôā

My contributions include a Rejuvenating Spring Green Juice, Spiralised Courgette noodles with fresh tomato sauce and pesto dressing.

More news soon!

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International Women’s Month Events

March 6, 2015

International Women’s Month Event¬†March 2015

I am delighted to have been invited to present & demonstration on Women’s Health (Teens – 25yrs), in conjunction with Torridon Rd Library, in Lewisham, SE6. ¬†The FREE event is on: Tuesday 24th March, 7 -9 p.m. BOOKING ADVISABLE

My special recipes for the night include a Vibrant skin Revitaliser Juice and a Chocolate Orange Mousse Cream. Suitable for Vegans, Coeliacs & nut allergies.

“Now is a time to replenish our skin and other organs, inside and out. Whether it’s a ‘Dry’ January or another form of ‘detox’ or simply finding the right ratio of work, rest & play, for you, we have a special treat in-store for all our new and existing customers ”

Kitchen Buddy Founder, Theresa Webb BA.DipNT (CNM)

A ray of hope for January ‘Blues’; Case study Treatments & Special Offer

January 26, 2015

Following a ‘Blue’ themed party at a friend’s house on Saturday, to cheer us up from ‘Winter Blues’ l am adding my very own Seasonal speciality; a Special Offer for all those who felt the pinch a week ago, on the unpleasantly titled ‘Blue Monday’, as it was deemed the day which many may have abandoned their health aims & left their New year’s resolutions by the wayside…

This time of year is ideal for beginning our own, personal challenges to conquor and to find some assistance to assist us in these, where necessary.

Recent Case Study: I have spoken to 2 patients in both my Central and South London Clinics, who wish to have just that; support during times of their lives when their health issues are really crying out to be addressed and can be ignored no longer. Both had been prescribed medications through conventional means, though neither had proved effective.

A 1 hr consultation each later and both patients feel satisfied to accept the Naturopathic approach to their Treatment Plans complete with wholesome, easy to follow, individualized recipes sent to them post-session by email.

A new beginning could be just what the doctor ordered & if this is timely & relevant reminder for you, please take advantage of our Special Offer for January 2015.

An initial Naturopathic Nutrition Consultation for 1hr at either my Central or South London Clinic for the price of £64.00 (* 20% saving on standard clinic fees) (90 mins appts by practitioner discretion)

Home Visits from £50.00 (within London)

FREE 15 min consultation available NOW! 

For further details and appointments, please contact the clinics directly, or myself via email or phone (or message me on my blog here)

Friday and Saturday afternoons http://www.healthwisetherapy.com/

Weekdays (Mainly available Wednesday) www.londonnatural.co.uk

Alternatively, visit my main website www.kitchenbuddy.eu for all other routes of inquiry.

** Sessions may vary in length and duration, depending upon the individual medical & symptomatic conditions treated and assessed.

DISCLAIMER 

This information is for guidance only and is not to replace medical appts or advice. This therapeutic approach is unable by regulation, to claim to treat or lay claims to ‘cure’ any diagnosed or undiagnosed disease or condition.

Theresa Webb BA Dip NT. has enjoyed enabling many patients to experience better health through Naturopathic Nutrition appts for over 6 years and qualified from College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013. She has attended several clinics and also works from home visits, out of regular clinic hours.

Contact experienced Nutritionist Theresa for a non-obligation FREE 15 min consult now! 

Seasonal Beverage: Dairy & Alcohol Free Egg-Nog!

December 23, 2014

smoothie 'egg nog' in glass

I must confess to never having actually ever drunk ‘Egg-Nog’ – a blend of egg, milk and alcohol (I presume…) but I do rather like this alcohol-free version, which is what I’ll be making to drink over the Christmas period and holiday Season.

For those considering giving up or reducing their alcohol over the New Year, this Dairy-Free version is equally, if not more delicious as the original! Plus, it contains ‘Rose-root’ Rhodiola¬†which has¬†the added benefits of calming and de-stressing effects! Find it though a good local natural remedies or herbalist shop.

Ingredients (Organic wherever possible)

Almonds

1\2 Pt fresh water

1 Banana

1\4 tsp Grated\Ground Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Ginger (to taste)

1\4 Rhodiola Powder (Russian Rose Root)

1\4 tsp Vanilla bean powder or 1\2 bean pod (or 2-5 drops of a natural essence)

Method

1. Soak the Almonds in water overnight or for at least 20 mins minimum; soaking removes enzyme inhibitors surrounding the nut, which makes digestion easier and also allows the skin to be peeled off more easily!

2. Drain away the water and refresh in hot water (to make the skins peel off easier). The skins become easier to rub off; using your thumb and forefinger (and any other way!) press the almond skins to release them and discard. Keep the almonds to one side.

3. Using a blender, add the almond and process together with the fresh water, to make a milk consistency.

4. Keeping the pulp (or strain, if preferred) add all the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend for 60 seconds until creamy, frothy and light.

5. Pour into a glass(es) and serve. ūüôā

Nutrition Note: Rhodiola is a pale pink, rose flavoured powder with adaptogenic and calming properties, to calm, soothe, relax and de-stress! Ideal for the holiday season ahead! ūüôā

Warm Wishes for a Very Happy Christmas and Healthy and Prospersous New Year 2015 ahead.

Theresa x

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Restaurant & Guide Book Reviews

December 10, 2014

Birthday pic joe and Graham bday meal henri & Andrew

This month’s Funky Raw magazine features my 2 reviews on a Vegetarian Paris Guide (& the local Calabash Pop-Up, previously featured here). It’s a bumper issue!

The mag & food info is on here: http://www.funkyraw.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=541

The Guide Books can be purchased here: www.veggieguides.com

An excerpt reads … ‘By the time I’d read half way through, I was feeling a) hungry, from all the delicious looking photos of the dishes in Paris and b) wanting to go on another visit to Paris!

Who would like to go out to visit Paris for a few of these places mentioned?’

London Vegan Fair and Kitchen Buddy Nutrition Talks & Demos

August 23, 2014

Here is, a full, complete and updated version (for the 2nd time of writing as the first, perfect draft, ahem, did not appear to publish…)

The night before saw me finishing the hand-dipping of the organic apricots for the packets of Apricot Thins.

There was a hive of activity as stalls set up from everywhere inc Devon, Cornwall as well as local businesses. The Festival takes over the entire building (on 3 levels) and included a wide range of stalls and workshops on all subjects ranging from anarchism, to raw foods, to baby & children’s health.

My stall had a great position in the main hall with enough space and several chairs for people to sit & talk.
James Gorman, Award winning body builder and¬†former Ice Skater and now director or EVOLVE! Campaigns dropped by and told me about his life as a nutritionist and animal rights advocate. An inspirational role model to us all… ūüôā ¬†Amazingly, he’s 67 yrs of age but looks at least 10 years younger; he has a very gracious demenour with an inspiring, positive and compassionate approach. ¬†It was an absolute delight to meet and chat to him.

The Ginger squares sold out early and customers enjoyed cinnamon and sour cherry, orange, rose and Apricot thins; they received good feedback. Generally, there was so much sugar to be found though, in cakes and other sweets that some customers felt that they were too bitter! ūüėČ I felt flummoxed until someone pointed out the effects of the other stalls there; cake & sweets… health is important too u know

At midday my first session in the programme was a talk on Raw Chocolatier – the benefits of raw, sugar-free chocolate, which generated conversations around cacao types and the impact of raw nutrition, enzymes etc. The audience members (approx 25) enjoyed their Handmade samples of Classic Orange, Ginger chocolate and Apricot Thins tasters, made from 75% Fair-Trade Ecuadorian Cacao and Mediterranean Carob.

Immediately afterwards, followed the second session, with Superfood for Super kids – Smoothies. Dairy-free Almond Milk as a base for 2 fresh smoothie drinks; an energising and uplifting ‘Berry Burst’ and a ‘Cool & Calm’ green vegetable smoothie. We started out with a growing group and the room filled to 40 adults and children, and we looked at the ingredients for our recipes we were to use: Pre-soaked almonds for milk, fruit: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and ground superfood leaf & root powders: passiflora (passion flower), alfalfa, barley grass and I poured 1 dsp flax\linseed oil.

Almond milk is often best made with pre-soaked almonds, in order that they are soft enough to remove the skins from. 2 4 yr olds, a boy & girl started to peel almonds, a few of which slipped a bit and flew around the room to begin with but we gathered the remainder together and each taking it in turns to operate the blender, we made a light frothy milk, followed by the ‘Berry Burst’ with the children taking it in turns to add fresh berries and oil and re blended it up again, to make a fruity smoothie which was very popular.

Finally, the children made a ‘Cool & Calm green vegetable smoothie using a remaining 100 ml Almond Milk, a banana (which we opened up bottom first – in chimpanzee style!) 1\4 cucumber, 4 handfuls of spinach leaves, 1 dsp flax oil and a teaspoon each of passiflora, alfalfa & barley grass powders. The result: a bright green drink which everyone loved, adults & children alike.
Nutrition Notes: Almonds are a rich source of protein, healthy fats and Calcium. Berries are anti-oxidant rich & also in vitamin C. Cucumbers contain cooling properties, sodium and are mostly composed of water, for adequate refreshment and hydration.
Other additions would also be Baobab for energy and Aloe Vera for digestion and skin clearing, healing properties.

During the course of the day, back at the stall, the Festival of Life team handed out fliers (inc Mary, Paz & Chris) Aniel shared a Saf stall in the upper foyer and Tim (from the new Juice Tonic bar) shared that we did not appreciate the alcoholic bar being present and felt it could be nice without it but appreciate that it is appealing to many vegans to have own ferments…

Memorable moments:
After a flying visit around, I enjoyed re-meeting up with Mark from the Third Estate eco clothing & footware shop, Gail & Graham at Braintree clothing, Will from Will’s Shoes, Sophie & Martin -Permaculture gardens in Oxfordshire) Alex Bourke ‘Vegetarian Guide’ with a new upcoming Paris Issue currently in print, an exchange on a new beige SpaRitual nail varnish, more rose and chai nut milks by Helen and the lovely Conscious Cake Caribbean couple! ūüôā
A delicious Rainforest Creations wrap for dinner

Thank you to all the lovely, kind voluntary volunteers¬†who took great care of all the customers whilst I was off hosting at my workshops, in my absence:¬†Salim, Mary, Samantha, Chris K, James Gorman, and the lovely Festival photographer, Vicky Alhadeff from Happy Dogs & Cats (behaviourist) for taking many lovely pics during the children’s non-cookery Drink demos. You are all wonderful! ūüôā

Yoga and Raw Living Foods Workshop Day 3\8\14 Oxford

June 20, 2014

Yoga & Raw Food Workshop Day in Abingdon 

Sunday 3rd August 10am ‚Äď 4\5\5.30pm

You are invited to be part of a small group to learn new yoga & raw food techniques to enrich your body, mind and soul. The day promises not only to enhance your knowledge and experience of Yoga and raw living foods but also to develop them further, to take away with you in to the following weeks and beyond.

Experience the unique combination of Yoga movement and cleansing, alkalising nutrition.

For both beginners and non-beginners alike, this day offers an opportunity to learn in a small group (max 10 places) on Theresa’s first workshop in Oxford for 2 years.

To take time out of our busy schedules to experience a unique day, specially created by Theresa, in the peaceful surroundings at St Ethelwold’s House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. We are fortunate to use this delightful venue, complete with its original features; its Hearth (dining area), kitchen and garden overlooking the River Thames. The area is a peaceful\calm\relaxing but vibrant retreat from the bustle of town. It provides an ideal location to re-connect and replenish your body & mind both with Yoga (asana & breath work) and freshly prepared nourishing raw & living plant foods.

For further details of the venue, visit their website here: http://www.stethelwolds.org

This day includes:

2 x 1hr Yoga Workshop with Theresa, to start and complete our retreat day together.

Theresa will guide you through a series of simple Yoga Asana (postures), breathing exercises and relaxation to re-connect to our breath and physical body more than in daily life. This enlivens our spirit, creative ability and our imagination…. The sequences are suitable for beginners and more experienced students alike to improve their current yoga practice. Theresa is a qualified and experienced Children‚Äôs Yoga Teacher and has also taught adults on retreats in Turkey and on short business classes in London.

Yoga and fresh raw living foods naturally combine to enhance our inner and outer experience; to help us to flourish internally & externally and re-connect to our inner-selves.

Anti-aging recipes for all to replicate at home, whether busy professionals, for a family or alone.

Sample Summer Menu

Foraging leaves ‚Äď lime leaves and Pesto dressing

Spaghetti Courgetti & Lentil bolognaise

Juice and herbal teas. Mint \ lemon balm….

Vanilla ice-cream with berry sauce \ mixed berry ice cream \ pie dessert.

Samples: Raw Chocolates

 

Workshop Day Schedule

10 am Welcome and light drinks

10.15 Yoga outdoors if weather permits (or indoors if weather is not fine)

11am Introduction to Raw Foods, nutrition talk and practical demonstration of favourite Kitchen Buddy anti-aging recipes.

11.30am Group lunch preparation

12.30-2pm Lunch

3pm Yoga, relaxation and garden walk lead by Theresa

3.45 Resources & additional info

Kitchen Buddy Raw Food Shop opens -on sale products to purchase  Рmagazines, raw treats & snacks: chocolates and crackers.

4pm close depart, pack up

(4.30 pm depart after pack up)

Items to bring: Yoga mat, comfortable yoga clothes (to change\or wear during the whole day) a pair of indoor shoes\slippers, aprons, pen, extra spending £.*

*There will be additional raw & yoga related gifts to purchase on the retreat day itself, so please be prepared if you wish to purchase snacks for the week \gifts etc.)

Tickets, booking and payment details

Prices

£95.00 per person 10% discount for groups x5 @ £85.50 each

Concs.(with proof of status) £75.00

A £10.00 deposit per person payable in advance

  • Deposit (or full payment) to be received by Sat 12th July
  • Full payment to be received by Thursday 31st July

Payment by BACS \ Paypal \ Cheque

You will receive a confirmation of your booking by Email (or phone)

Please contact Theresa directly if you need to make any alternative arrangements to the above.

  

 

Events Diary for Spring & Summer 2014 (Eco, Raw Food, Vegan, etc)

June 3, 2014

Kitchen Buddy Nutrition is attending, present at (& occasionally a visitor) at the following events Spring \ Summer 2014

Look forward to meeting you over the coming months at an event or more here…

June

Sat 7th June Doug Graham http://www.meetup.com/northlondon-veganorganic-rawtreat/

Sat 21st St Dunstan’s Fair, Catford. Raw Chocolate Talk & workshop

Sun 22nd Raw Food Pot Luck http://www.meetup.com/northlondon-veganorganic-rawtreat/

Sun 22nd Brian Clements (*TBC) Fresh РNetwork http://www.fresh-network.com/acatalog/a_day_with_dr_brian_clement_2014.html

July

Fri 4th-Sun 6th V-Delicious & Allergy and Free from Fair at Olympia (online discount tickets)

Sat 5th Goldsmiths Community Day (*TBC)

Sun 6th London Permaculture Festival http://www.londonpermaculturefestival.co.uk

Thurs 17th – Mon 21st Raw Fest¬†www.rawfest.com ¬†(how many times can you spot me in the picture below? ūüėČ )

August

Sunday 3rd August Yoga & Raw Food Day Workshop TBC (please contact us for details)

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September

Sat 13th Festival of Life http://www.festivaloflife.net

Sat 27th-Sun 28th  (*TBC) VegFest at Olympia.

 

Ecstatic & meditative Dance with Live Music

One Spirit http://www.meetup.com/OneSpirit-Ecstatic-Dance/  Raw & Cooked Vegan Cafe

Urubu¬†http://www.meetup.com/london-ecstatic-dance/ ¬†Provides dancers’ complimentary Liquid Love Raw Chocolate Shots

5 Rhythms http://dancingtao.net/home/index.php

 

Nutrition Workshops Update

April 11, 2014

Kitchen Buddy’s upcoming Nutrition workshops plus Raw Chocolate: Healthy chocolate for weight-loss! History & medicinal powers.

Wild Food Foraging Walk & Lunch @Hither Green Festival Week on Saturday 24th May. Info & tickets here: http://ourhithergreen.com/

Smoothies and Raw Chocolate at the London Vegan Fair on 17th August. Info http://www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival/stalls.html

Also, locally at the Cat’s Protection League Fair on Sun 22nd June TBC

St Dunstan’s Craft Fair 21st June TBC.

 

Wake up from Winter! Superfood Smoothie Talk & Demo at NYR Blackheath

April 3, 2014

Last night, owner Alina & I were joined by a group of 8 female customers from Blackheath Neal’s Yard Remedies for our Talk & Demo Workshop on healing through superfoods with 3 individual,¬†special smoothies & desserts.

Each ‘Superfood’ is a versatile ingredient in its own right. Initially, here’s what we can do with them, at home: Add to salads, dressings, soups, cereals, desserts and tonight: drinks.

These are fun to make at home; they’re not too sophisticated (or complicated).

We made a fresh Almond milk as a dairy milk alternative, to add protein and fat to the drinks and which slows down the sugar release during the day.

Stress Support, Adrenal Adaptogen

A base of almond milk, banana and berries with added Viridian Omega Oil for EFAs (a blend of flax, hemp, avocado & evening primrose oils) and Rhodiola Root. A delicious, deep pink\purple drink with a creamy texture. Supports the adrenal glands to support against stress eg. revision, exams, a busy day or evening ahead.

Alkaline & Detox Beauty Cleanser

This uses the same base but with added Soul Food Greens Рa blend of Spirulina, Seagreens seaweeds, Wheatgrass & Barley Grass powders, plus Omega Oil. A deep purple\green colour to aid in alkalising and reducing acidic affect of processed food or fruit sugar. This helps to rebalance us towards pH7.5 a more balanced state internally. They reduce heavy metals and provide minerals inc. Iron, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium. Alina informed us that this blend (or Spirulina alone) is a useful travel supplement taken on long-haul flights may reduce jet-lag.

Active Energy; Sports & Fitness 

Again, we used the same fruit & nut milk base and then we added additional soaked Gogi berries (in warm water), Chia seeds, Coconut Oil and Baobab powder. This would add Vitamin C for immunity and cell growth, EFAs & energy metabolism, fibre and many minerals inc Calcium and Vitamin K. Coconut Oil contains Lauric Acid to support muscular growth & development and sports performance. ¬†This is a pretty coral\pink\red colour drink\dessert. This was the group’s firm favourite; possibly due to the added fat from the coconut, Baobab fibre and bright colour! Coconut Oil is also antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. As such, we shared that it is also useful as a treatment against head lice in children, a treatment against internal parasites¬†and as a make-up remover and moisturiser!

All the smoothies turned out to be thicker due to the frozen state of the mixed berries (but would be thinner with more added juice eg.apple or water.) They’d also make an excellent dessert, or frozen into ice cream or lollies for children.

When avoiding fruit or bananas, use the superfood powders along with Avocado for chilled soups, with added vegetables (inc. cucumber, celery, kale, herbs etc). We suggest that you could also use other fruit eg mangos, kiwis, orange, peach, plum, plantain or pears instead of bananas.

Participant Feedback from the Talk & Demo:

‚ÄúI really like the almond milk. It doesn‚Äôt taste like dairy (milk) ‚Äď It doesn‚Äôt have that … cloying effect that cow‚Äôs milk has, it‚Äôs lighter.‚ÄĚ Lindsay

‚ÄúI really enjoyed it‚ÄĚ. Rosie

All products may be purchased through NYR.

There will be more talks planned for the coming months.  Shop location here: http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/blackheath-store

Including Raw Chocolate, a sugar-free, locally handmade chocolate that is good for you!