Recipes from Our Organic Garden
The Leafy Greens Cafe Recipes From Our Organic Garden
By Antonia DeLuca Full-colour glossy
Paperback 248 pages
This is a perfect book for someone on a high raw diet. So many of the vegan books available are compiled strictly of raw food. In my experience, there are a number of vegetables that don’t score high on the appeal list when they are raw. This includes broccoli and eggplant as just a couple of examples. So, Antonia takes you on a vegan journey of raw and cooked food both gourmet and simple dishes. This is the Second Edition of this popular book.
With over 200 recipes, recipes from our organic garden has a great feel with the glossy pages. Plus amazing photographs and it offers true sharing by gourmet chef Antonia DeLuca. This book not only has her prized recipes. It also shares the history of her family that led to her connection with food. This is a perfect book for someone on a high raw diet.
So many of the vegan books available are compiled strictly of raw food. In the author’s experience, there are a number of vegetables that don’t score high on the appeal list when they are raw. Broccoli and eggplant as just a couple of examples. So, Antonia takes you on a vegan journey of raw and cooked food both gourmet and simple dishes.
Anyone who has been to the leafy greens cafe can attest to the fact that the food in spite of being vegan has mass appeal. Recipes from our organic garden covers freshly squeezed juices using slow juicers. From ginger shot to a raw mint Mojito. Plus smoothies made in super blenders such as a vegan Mango Lassie made with soya milk and super foods and a purple sunset made with tropical fruits including pineapple banana mango and some mixed berries. The recipe names are as enticing as the final product.
What you will find in the book
There are a variety of salads and brown rice is used as a cooked ingredient. Plus a vegan coleslaw can be rustled up after pre-preparation of some vegan cheese. The list of raw foods include some exciting gourmet dishes. Such as pâtés and other foods. In addition, the Italian influence of her father is clearly seen most in recipes. There is a substantial list of cooked vegan dishes.
These range from the unusual fig and walnut loaf. To something simple like sweet chili eggplant. Furthermore, the books have dips and sauces which become the cornerstone of all delicious vegan food. My favorites in this category is the rocket mousse and vegan cheese.
Recipes to try out
For anyone who thinks that we have to eat junk food to enjoy a snack, they need to come and taste Antonia’s yummy foods. From the unusual spicy Nori sticks to delicious crispy kale chips, this selection should meet the appetite of the most avid snacker. Now, what would a good recipe book be without a good variety of deserts? Antonia does not let you down in this department, sharing her key draw cards to the leafy greens cafe.
From the delicious Chia bowl to her raw apple pie, raw chocolate truffles and the amazing raw gelato, there will be something for everyone. In addition, the illustrations in this book are so enticing. In fact, they are so enticing that I doubt whether even the most dedicated meat eater would not find themselves salivating over the thought all these recipes. Lastly. Antonia’s tagline is Eat well, do good! This is something that she is certainly achieving by sharing these wonderful recipes.
About the author
Antonia de Luca is an author, chef, entrepreneur and the owner of Leafy Greens Café. Plus, she has traveled the world and tasted all sorts of food. All this experience has resulted in the best plant-based cuisine in South Africa.
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