Recipes

Raw Chocolate Cake

Guilt-free chocolate indulgence!

Spring is a great excuse to make this amazing, sugar-free chocolate cake, topped with delicious seasonal stawberries. Served cold, it’s beautiful on a warm evening – or anytime of day really!

 

 
 

Hearty Minestrone with Gitam's Cornbread

Keep warm this winter from the inside out

 

What better way to warm and nuture our insides than with a beautiful vegie soup like this one. With a side of Gitam's Golden Spicy Cornbread, this is the perfect winter meal!

 
 

Gitam's Pumpkin Soup

Delicious autumn fare

 

With pumpkins aplenty in the Purna vege patch, and the weather getting a little cooler, what better time to cook up a batch of pumpkin soup!

 
 
 
 

Pacific Punch Smoothie

 

Just look at the photo and the ingredients: do we need to say how delicious and simple this is?? 

 

 

 
 

Raw fruit tart

Simple, scrumptious and sugar-free!

 
 
 
 

Delicious Khitchari

With thanks to The Ayruvedic Institute for this delicious recipe.

Kitchari means mixture, usually of two grains. This is one kitchari recipe that is particularly nourishing and easy to digest. Please note the options below for some alternatives.

Ingredients

1/2 cup basmati rice

1 cup mung dal (split yellow)

6 cups (approx.) water

1/2 to 1 inch ginger root, chopped or grated

a bit of mineral salt (1/4 tsp. or so)

2 tsp. ghee

1/2 tsp. coriander powder

1/2 tsp. cumin powder

1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

1 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)

Handful fresh coriander leaves

1 and 1/2 cups assorted vegetables (optional) -  such as zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato 

For Vata or Kapha constitutions: add a pinch of ginger powder

For Pitta: leave out the mustard seeds

 

 
 

Pear and Walnut salad

Written by Gitam Garden

Preparation time 5 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 100gm baby spinach leaves
  • 100gm snowpeas
  • 2 ripe pears
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1 tablespoon rice bran oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
 
 

Rhubarb Delight

Written by Gitam Garden

Preparation time 30 minutes - Serves 2

On a recent trip to Tasmania I was presented with a large bunch of fresh rhubarb, which inspired a delicious breakfast to eat on the verandah overlooking the ocean.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch rhubarb
  • 2 sweet apples
  • 1-2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 apricots, nectarines or peaches
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 cup toasted muesli or chopped nuts, reserving a few whole nuts for decoration
 
 

Toffee Banana Poppyseed Cake

Written by Gitam Garden

What to do when you can’t decide between two of your favourite cake recipes for a celebration?  Combine them of course!

Ingredients:
¾ cup poppyseeds
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup rice bran oil
½ cup soft brown sugar
2 cups plain flour
½ cup almond meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teasppon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas

 
 

Cauliflower and tomato curry

Written by Gitam Garden

Cauliflowers are cheap and plentiful at the moment, and they are so rich in anti-oxidants and other health-giving properties. Lightly browning the cauliflower before cooking it in the curry sauce really helps to bring out the flavour.

1 cauliflower, broken into florets
2 tablespoon oil or butter
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon hing
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon chopped mild red chilli
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon salt
3 large tomatoes chopped
1 cup grated pumpkin

 
 
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