One way to make a cake special is to add your own marzipan. Making your own organic marzipan is easy and fun and the end-product tastes just great. The only problem is in it lasting long enough to get onto the cake for which it was intended!
175g organic caster sugar - organic caster sugar has a golden colour that adds to the appeal of the marzipan.
280g icing sugar , sifted, plus extra for kneading and rolling out.
450g organic ground almonds - don’t forget that ground almonds are a really useful ingredient in gluten-free cooking.
seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod (or a couple of drops of vanilla extract).
As with many vegetable curries, this is a good recipe for using all the left-over veg in the cupboard – the bits that you don’t really have enough of to make a meal. Using lots of veg bits and rice makes this a very economical end-of-the-week dish, and would also suit students.
As a variation, you could add lentils to the dish.
This is easy to make if you have a food processor, but really tricky by hand. By making your own, you can ring the changes – more lemon sometimes, or add garlic. A little paprika, a couple of tablespoons of ketchup ,and you have a Thousand Island dressing!
Sometimes you want a substantial salad of often traditional salad crops just are not filling enough. This is where the Bean salad option comes into play. Bean salads offer all the benefits of beans that are a rich source of soluble fibre, low in fat and cholesterol and packed with vitamins and protein.
In is possible to make a reallly tasty bean salad in about two minutes.
With some help from Crazy Jack, we are expanding our recipe section to give you some great ideas for wholefood cooking. The initial recipes all have a nut theme, using the great Crazy Jack range of organic nuts.