It’s amazing how death and welcoming new life into your world can change everything! My fathers passing strangely enough gave me a second chance, new beginnings and if I don’t draw something positive from his passing …… then it was all in vain and shame on me!
The knowledge I gained trying to save my father from Cancer was incredible and I know now that if we had known sooner and acted quicker he may still be here today.
Things changed when dad passed and when I fell pregnant that was that and it was time to change all my bad habits! You are what you eat and that’s a fact!
Food plays a huge part in whom we become Physically, Mentally & Spiritually.
As a self-taught chef I use my imagination and creativity to prepare all my dishes, my secret is simple: AUTHENTICITY • KEEP IT REAL • POUR IN THE LOVE
All I had to do was keep the flavor and soul in all my favorite meals! Jamaican/Mauritain plant based food at is finest.
Today I stand with my head held high and will change the cycle and do better, my daughter and family deserve that much!
Join me on this quest to live a healthier, cleaner life and let’s educate our kids together!
It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based diets for the health of our planet and the well being and survival of generations to come.
In honour of my father Whylie Rookwood ❤️ Because of you I am a mum ~ Musician ~ Wife ~ Vegan ~ Chef ~ A Free Spirit ~ A force to be reckoned with ~ 🇯🇲 🇲🇺
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh garlic
- Serve with rice and a vegetable of your choice!
In an ideal world this dish is best cooked on a barbecue!
If anyone tries this please let me know how it turned out.
Enjoy ❤️ Peace
It’s Christmas! And in my house that can only mean VanilleKipferl time 😋
This recipe was handed down to me from my Viennese father-in-law ❤️ However I have obviously put my Vegan spin on it! It tastes even better (words straight from my hubby’s mouth) 😂
A beautifully gift wrapped tin of these makes the best christmas gift, if they manage to make it out the house 🤷🏾♀️
These little gems have a crumbly texture and simply melt in your mouth.
- 1 cup vegan butter (like earth balance or miyokos kitchen)
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups almond meal
- garnish: confectioner’s sugar
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a mixing bowl with a hand held beater or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and water and mix for 1 minute.
- In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt and almond meal.
- Add the dry mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and combine until a stiff dough forms, 1-2 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, shape each into a ball. Place the balls in a sealed plastic bag or covered bowl in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
- Remove one ball of dough from the refrigerator. Roll it into a rope, 12 inches long. Cut the rope into 12 even pieces. Roll each piece into a 3-4 inch rope and shape it into a crescent. Repeat with the remaining dough, removing one ball of dough from the refrigerator at a time, until you have filled one tray.
- Just to simplify it, here is a link where you can see how to roll and shape cookies! https://youtu.be/Zr_gYRMC4oM
- Bake the cookies, one tray at a time, for 11-12 min, until the tips of the crescents just start to turn a light golden brown.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven. (And place your second, cool tray with shaped cookies in the oven to bake, if necessary.) Let the baked cookies rest on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes while you prepare your sugar mixture.
- You can simply just use confectioners or make this simple sugar Mix! ½ c powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar together in a shallow bowl.
- Take the warm cookies from the baking sheet and carefully coat them in the sugar mixture. Place the coated cookies on a wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat as needed with the remaining cookies.
- Once cooled transfer them to an air tight container to store for up to 1 week. The cookies will keep for several days stored.
If feels like a long process but once you get into the swing of it its easy!
Enjoy my lovelies 🙏🏾❤️🤪
This is one of my favourite super quick, no fuss pasta dishes!
It’s comforting and warming for those winter nights when you just wanna lounge on the sofa and watch a movie ❤️
• 2 cups of soaked raw cashews
• 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch
• 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
• 3 cloves garlic
• sea salt and pepper to taste
• 2 Tbsp vegan parmesan cheese
• 1-2 cups unsweetened plain almond or rice milk
If you don’t have time to soak cashews overnight just simply soak in some hot water for 15 minutes.
Pop it all the ingredients in a blender until you have a smooth creamy consistency.
Warm through on a low heat until it’s piping hot 😋
Serve with the pasta of your choice! I love fettuccine for this one, and top with strips of sautéed zucchini or steamed broccoli.
Sprinkle with vegan parmesan, black pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and some red chilli flakes 🌶🌶🌶
My little treasure Emi keeps me in check and motivates me to do better everyday ❤️
* FIRST – Sauté Garlic & Shallots!
- 4 cups of dried shiitake mushrooms (from which you will get 4 cups of broth once soaked)
- First let’s soak the dried shiitake mushrooms in 6 cups of warm water for around 15 minutes.
• 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
• 3 soaked shiitake mushrooms
• 3 large shallots
• 4 Cloves of garlic
• 3 Tbsp Red Organic Miso
• 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
• 2 Tbsp soy sauce
• 2 Tbsp Tamari
• 4 Tsp sesame oil
• 1 Tbsp minced garlic and ginger
1 packet of Japanese Ramen or soba noodles
Heat the soup in a pot until piping hot and boil your Japanese Ramen noodles separately.
Place noodles into a bowl, pour hot soup on top and garnish with the ingredients below.
• Chilli oil & Chilli flakes optional
• Sauté okra
• Sliced Shiitake mushroom from the broth
• Spring Onions
• Bean Sprouts
Such a satisfying bowl of goodness 🙏🏾 Even my Japanese hubby approved! 😂
No butterfat – No dairy – No cholesterol – No lactose – No gluten – Non-hydrogenated oil –
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 squeezed lemon
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cucumber
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2Tbsp Toffuti sour cream
- 1 can of Mock Duck
- 1tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 3tsp Tamari or Soya Sauce
- black pepper to taste
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- Chopped tomatoes
- Shredded red cabbage
- Sliced cucumber
- Chopped lettuce
At least twice a week my little monkey needs Udon 🍜 it’s in her genes!!
We are talking about a 15 minute meal!
35 G Dried kombu soup stock
2 Bok Choy
A sprinkle of shichimi chilli powder
1 finely chopped spring onions