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Sheff’s Restaurant

26 Mar

A friend recently recommended visiting Sheff’s which is a Vegetarian restaurant just off Long Street in Cape Town. It is owned and operated by Rastafarians, they were very friendly and welcoming. Continue reading

How to make quinoa, the powerhouse seed

1 Dec

Commonly considered a grain, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed which is related to leafy green vegetables such as spinach, chard, and beets.  Once considered the “mother seed” of the Incas, this South American native is a nutritional powerhouse, and its wide array of potential culinary uses makes it one of the most practical foods to store in your pantry. Continue reading

Vegan Spinach Salad

23 May

  • 1 bunch spinach, washed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • 4 to 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegan Parmesan cheese
  • Imitation bacon bits
  • Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash paprika

Mix spinach and green onions in a large bowl. Add a little dressing at a time and toss until you have just the right amount for your tastes (you may not need to add all of the dressing.) Toss with Parmesan and bacon bits. Serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Per Serving: 429 Calories; 43g Fat (55.0% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 770mg Sodium.

You can obviously alter the ingredients to suit your needs, for example you can increase protein or bring down the amount of sodium. So just customize to your own specifications. Enjoy!