Purely Pecan Pie

My much loved, succulent dessert bursting with natural sweetness. 


1½ cups oats

½ cup ground almonds

Very small pinch salt

half cup sunflower oil

3 tblspns rice syrup


Make oat flour using a hand held blender or food processor to blend the oat flakes.  Mix the dry ingredients together, then mix the wet ingredients together.  Now combine the wet and dry […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Amaranth Crackers

By Guestblogger Neha Upadhyay
Student of the Pure Cook’s Training 2015.

Welcoming Neha; food psychologist and founder of Guna, the start up which organises organic food workshops across India.  Neha shares one of her lovely peace recipes for a perfect snack.

Wholefood Harmony and Anna’s teachings on macrobiotics have brought immense peace in my life. Being an […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Healthy Snacks, Recipes|0 Comments

Back To School Beany Burgers

A much loved creation from my cooking class this week and ideal for the new term.   Delicious hot, these burgers also make a great portable, protein rich meal for office lunch breaks and children’s lunch boxes.

I like using black beans or butterbeans, plenty of toasted seeds and nuts and fresh rosemary.   The […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Healthy Snacks, Mains|0 Comments

Edamame Spaghetti with Pesto of Avocado, Pine Nut & Roasted Greens

By Guestblogger Naz Maghounaki
Student of the Pure Cook’s Training 2015.

I am delighted to welcome guestblogger Naz. Naz recently turned vegan and here she shares one of her creations arising from the Pure Cook’s Training.  Be sure to check out more of her recipes at her blog


My decision to go plant-based stemmed from years of extreme […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Mains, Recipes|2 Comments

Sour Cream Supreme

Authentic sour cream without any dairy. A firm favourite at any table and hit with little people.  Simply delicious served with vegetables, leafy greens, inside tortilla wraps or with a curry. I use silken tofu or regular tofu combined with water to achieve a creamy consistency.

Half pack silken tofu (or regular tofu combined with […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Healthy Snacks, Mains, Recipes|0 Comments

Positively Healthy Pressed Salad

The pressed salad tops a regular salad any day!  This special style of salad is utterly delicious and ever so good for your health.

Pressed salads are made up of raw vegetables finely sliced and then pressed down to release their water content. This makes the vegetables more digestible and retains the vitality of the […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Mains|0 Comments

Spring Green Parcels with Shitake Mushroom & Kohl Rabi

By Guestblogger Lilian Kluviers
Student of the Pure Cook’s Training Spring 2015.
I am delighted to welcome guestblogger Lilian.  Here, she shares her surprises from taking the Pure Cook’s Training and a lovely recipe creation to enjoy this Spring.  Lilian is based in the Netherlands and runs a special exercise academy internationally;
I have always been enthusiastic about nutrition and […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Mains, Seasons|0 Comments

Chocolate Brownie Time!

We have been having a lot of fun perfecting the ultimate chocolate brownie recipe without sugar or dairy!

Dry ingredients:
1  cup spelt flour
half tsp baking powder
3 tblspn cocoa powder
handful raisons
handful chopped dates

Wet ingredients:
3 tblspn rice milk
5 tblspn oil
2 tbslpn maple syrup
3 tbslpn rice syrup

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine the wet ingredients in […]

By |February 14th, 2015|Desserts|0 Comments

Chickpea & Sweet Potato Cakes

By Guestblogger Carlota Ribeiro Sanches,Graduate of the Pure Cook’s Training 2014

Carlota shares one of her yummy recipes from her final cooking project on the Pure Cook’s Training.

I wanted to create a menu that could be used daily, using organic seasonal vegetables, easy to prepare, with a lot of different flavours and textures – rich and wholesome dishes […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Macrobiotics, Mains|2 Comments

Welcoming Winter

By Guestblogger Carlota Ribeiro Sanches,
Graduate of the Pure Cook’s Training 2014

Seasons not only have a great impact on soil and crops but they also have a profound impact in our minds and bodies.

Chinese ancient traditions say that we are greatly influenced by the changes in climate and therefore should respect and live according to […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Living, Macrobiotics, Seasons|0 Comments