A few weeks ago, we had a super-fun day here in Shangri-La, as we hosted a gathering of aspiring little gardeners from the local Playcenter. Hoping to show these youngsters that it can be fun and exciting to eat (and grow!) fruits and veggies, we took them on a tour of the Shangri-La veganic gardens, […] Read more
On Saturday, March 12th, Gentle World volunteers hosted a free vegan cooking class at our favorite NZ venue: The Herb Shack. With 22 attendees who showed lots of interest in the vegan culinary techniques, the day was a fantastic success, as well as a whole lot of fun! As well as demonstrating a number of […] Read more
Every now and then, our veganic growing program rewards us with a giant vegetable or piece of fruit… To give you some idea of the scale, the flower to the left is a magnolia, which usually measures between 6 and 8 inches across. (This one is still partially closed). It didn’t occur to us to […] Read more
Here in Gentle World, we sometimes forget that many people don’t have the luxury of enjoying home-grown vegetables, let alone delicious veganically-grown fruit… But in Shangri-La, thanks to the hard work of our team of dedicated volunteers and expert gardener Magic Rees, we eat a banquet made from wholesome veganic produce every single night… Not […] Read more
Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored different techniques for making delicious, creamy, hearty soups, without using any dairy products or animal ingredients of any sort. This week we’re featuring soups that are somewhat lighter in body, but still incredibly delicious.
Last week, we looked at some recipes that use starchy vegetables (such as potatoes, squash and carrots), and legumes such as lentils to make a creamy base for soup. This week, let’s experiment with another way to make a delicious, light, creamy soup: Coconut cream.
The autumn harvest brings the perfect ingredients for making delicious, creamy soups, and with the cooler weather coming on, knowing how to make a delicious soup can be an invaluable way of keeping warm from the inside.
It’s surprisingly easy to make your own flat-bread or crackers, and they can certainly be a nice treat for those who aren’t used to enjoying home-made breads.
Wheatgrass juice is a rich, green chlorophyll drink, extremely high in enzymes and nutrition. Wheatgrass is easy to grow and ensures a supply of fresh, live vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. The juice can be extracted using a specialized juicer, and is great to drink straight or in a smoothie.
There are many different varieties of beans, so if you’re interested in taking advantage of their excellent nutritional benefits, I would suggest that you try a few different varieties to see which type appeals to you the most. Even if you think you’re ‘not a fan’, you may well be surprised by how much variation […] Read more