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vegan basics cooking class

In this class, on the 15 November 2016, students will learn to make summer rolls, buddha bowls and more! Presented by yours truly and hosted by Conscious 108. The class will have both a demonstration and a hands-on element. There will be 3 dishes demonstrated and 3 dishes that you will get to make yourselves,

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paradise pop up

pop up lunch paradise

Parusha’s Plant-based Pop Up Paradise at Spaza Art Gallery… Experience palettes of colour, plates of flavour, in a magical art gallery cum wild garden setting… Parusha is a local vegan chef and designer who spent over a decade in London and Berlin. She lives in Johannesburg and combines her love for food and art in

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why go vegan

why vegan

People are at times curious about why I went vegan… To share that information, I’ve decided to create this post with reasons and links to short films that have made veganism make sense to me… It’s a working document and I will keep adding to it over time… But here it is so far… Background: I grew up

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type and touch

This is an upcoming tactile art and cookingclass on 7 September 2016 in Johannesburg. The details are on Facebook here. Type, touch and taste Paint wild words Get your hands messy Play with your food Eat with your hands What you will do in this class: * learn basic typography principles * create hand-lettered artworks

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mood & aphrodisiacs

This class teaches a basic introduction to brain chemicals and how to alter them using regular and fermented foods. It is a very tactile class where students make different dishes using their hands. Get in touch if you’d like to do it as part of a media agency day out, hen/stag party, private home lesson

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sushi summer rolls

sushi and gỏi cuốn

The vegan sushi and gỏi cuốn (summer roll) class can be separated or done together. They are very tactile, fun and the end result is delicious. Get in touch if you’d like to do it as part of a media agency day out, hen/stag party, private home lesson or as part of a course I

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pesto pasta

pesto pasta

This a non-traditional pesto and fresh pasta class. The pasta is really fresh! It is made using a spiraliser and zucchini. Students have a great time in this lesson and are at first very surprised that it’s not traditional pasta they are learning to make. And the pesto is made without parmesan, but some say

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chocolate bombs

This is a very tactile class. I’ve taught it many times. The chocolates are made from a dark chocolate and coconut cream ganache, nuts and dried fruit. Students are able to create their own chocolate pralines in flavours they use. Get in touch if you’d like to do it as part of a media agency day out,

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hank vegan burger

hank vegan burger

This place has been on my hit list since before I landed in Paris. It looked really good in the photos, and in real life it didn’t disappoint. The layout is quite similar to Le Tricycle’s. You order downstairs and then climb a narrow staircase on the right that leads to a dense dining area.

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raw cakes

This cute cake shop just opened up a month ago in Paris. Its owners Julian and Andrea are very passionate about vegan food (raw vegan in particular). Everything on offer is homemade in their kitchen nearby, from the tasty cakes to the bread on the burgers. It’s a light, airy, pastel coloured spot. Ideal for

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avocado toast

This is a simple, quick, tasty and cheap meal to make, especially in Paris, where I am at at the moment… French bread is sacred here. And baguettes, especially, are not expensive in this city compared to everything else. Until the late 70s, the price of bread was regulated by law and today there’s still

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un monde vegan

un monde vegan

My favourite purchase from this all vegan supermarket was faux gras. In the picture above, I ate it with mini toasts and onion marmalade and cherries. It was absolutely delicious! This supermarket is a little heaven filled with organic soya, vegan cheese substitutes, non-dairy milks, fake meats, pastas, spreads, jams and everything your little heart will

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