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Quinoa with Persimmons & Swiss Chard

A perfect side to something spicy like jerk chicken or chipotle shrimp, or on its own as a hearty vegan dish...Quinoa with Persimmons and Swiss Chard. Nourishing, sweet and the almonds add a pleasant crunch! This dish is packed with nutrients from the greens, turmeric, healthy fats and of course the persimmon - an exotic East Asian fruit whose flesh is sweet as honey and loaded with...

Persimmon Salsa

'Tis the season for persimmons! A delicacy from East Asia, the persimmon, when completely ripe, has a sweet-as-honey, creamy soft flesh. This delicate fruit contains both vitamins A and C, is loaded with fibre and has several other health-promoting nutrients to help us optimize our health. It can be enjoyed raw on its own, in smoothies (I've been loving the extra creaminess and sweetness they add to my morning...

Hearty Tomato & Legume Soup

Warm up to this bowl of nourishing comfort! Creamy tomato, hearty lentils and white beans, an abundance of veggies and savoury flavours make this soup healthy and soothing. The legumes are rich with vegan protein, iron, fibre and many health-boosting vitamins & minerals, while the tomatoes and other vegetables in this soup provide loads of antioxidants to keep you healthy all season long....

Creamy Vegan Ceasar Dressing

Most authentic Caesar dressings are essentially olive oil-based vinaigrettes thickened with raw egg yolks, while many commercially available ones have a mayonnaise base. Some fish (anchovy paste) and dairy are then added to arrive at the classic Caesar dressing flavours. Here's a veganized version that omits all animal products - it's lighter yet still creamy and bursting with nutrients. Using soaked, raw cashews as the base packs this...

Vegan Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons

Salads are famous for their health benefits - filled with raw nutrients and fresh produce, they can be light and crisp, and at times hearty and satiating. They work double duty as they flatter figures and prevent diseases. The Caesar salad however, has become the rebel of the salad group, often laden with not-so-healthy ingredients such as bacon bits, fried croutons and thick calorie-filled dressings....