'CUISINE of the earth' plant-based foods|catering|pantry items|recipes
The first in a series of Plant-based recipe books. The Adventures of Jade Feeding the Giant Family, comprises of 16 exclusive recipes that are 100% Cruelty-Free, 100% Free from Animal Products and Animal By-Products as well as 100% Delicious! Recipes ranging from Lentil Cottage Pie, to thick Butternut Soup, Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Vanilla Rice Pudding. Just the kind of yummy comfort-food recipes to fight away the Winter-blues!
The recipes are easy to follow and are great portion sizes if you are having a dinner party or if you're part of a large family. Just you or dinner for two? I recommend the Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Stack on Bean Mash followed by individual servings of the Strawberry & Citrus Crumble served with a non-dairy cream or non-dairy custard.
The ingredients are very easy to locate and can be found in your local supermarkets... unlike imported plant-based recipe books, where you find yourself having to track down 'specialised' and generally expensive ingredients from Health Shops. This is definitely a cost effective way to feed yourself and loved ones and you'll be doing your bit for the Earth (and yourself) by adopting an eco-smart attitude and creating something eco-friendly. Why not purchase a copy and keep it in the kitchen for Meat-Free-Mondays, or when a friend or family member who is vegan/vegetarian/lactose intolerant comes around for a visit?
When I wrote this book I was living with my family, and at any given time there were 11 of us in the house... To let you in on a little secret, the one night I prepared the Lentil Cottage Pie for all of us (and we have massive appetites) and it only cost me R 70.00 (Durban 2012). I tell no word of a lie... and we went back for second helpings! I've even managed to 'trick' some of my friends with these recipes, thinking I had gone out of my way to make them a 'normal' meal... only for them to be pleasantly surprised after I had shared that the meal was 100% plant-based. I even had someone tell me, before they knew, that it was ''the best cottage pie I've ever had in my life''... mission accomplished!
The book is available to purchase through the Kairos Foundation in Durban. Each purchase affords someone the opportunity to receive a subsidy and attend the 'More To Life' weekend training.