Thursday, 3 September 2015

Villa Costa - Guest House

We had a lovely meal at Villa Costa in Pretoria last night.  Let them know your are coming and they will present you with a scrumptious meal in a homely atmosphere.

Monday, 4 August 2014

- Restaurants -

South Africa:

Gauteng Province:


Leafy Greens in Honey Dew -
Fruits and Roots in Bryanston
Fresh Earth in Emmarentia -
Conscious 108 in Greenside -
The Greenside Cafe in Greenside -
Freefood (Melrose) -
Cafe Raw (Hurlingham) - 082 8968176

Restaurants with Vegan options:

Spiceburg in Greenside or Midrand -
Duke's Burger in Greenside -
Vikram's in Lonehill -
Doppio Zero in Sunninghill, South Downs and more franchise -
Pizza Vino Pizza and Italian Food franchise -
Colcacchio Pizza and Italian Food franchise -
Primi Piatti -
Wakaberry Sorbet -
Woolworths (salad sandwich & soya cappuccinos) -
Moroccan House: Le Terrasse Rooftop CafĂ© (delicious platter - replace mince balls with phyllo pockets) Pretoria -
Gusto Latino (Pretoria East) - 0798383002
The Secret Garden at Uncle Tim's Cabin (Benoni) - 011 967-1816
One Life Cafe & Deli (Pretoria, Hennopspark) - 012 6543750

Cape Province:


Plant -
Crush -
Wellness Warehouse -
Tibetan Tea House - 021 7861544
Moonshadow Coffee Shop (Swellendam)
Pure Cafe (Greyton) 0767228830

Restaurants with Vegan options:

Addis in Cape -
Knead (veggie burgers/pizza)
Masala Dosa -
Kalkbay Cafe -
Primi Piatti -
Noisy Oyster (Paternoster) - 022 7522196
Gaatje (Paternoster) -
Oep ve Koep (Paternoster) - 022 7522105
Enrico's (Keurbooms Strand) -
Mount Nelson Hotel - Planet Restaurant (Cape Town)
Tulbagh Hotel (Tulbagh)
Readers (Tulbagh)

Kwazulu-Natal Province:

Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants:

Little Gujarat Vegetarian Restaurant (Durban) - 031 305-3148
Cafe Bloom (Midlands) - 033 2666118

Restaurants with vegan menus:

The Chef's Table (Umhlanga) - +27 31 001 0200
Sebastian's (Umkomaas) - +27 39 973 0009

Mpumalanga Province:

Vegan Restaurants:

Old Joe's Kaia Lodge (Schoemanskloof) -

Restaurants with Vegan Options available:

Saffron Restaurant (Nelspruit) - 013 7441146


Restaurants with Vegan options:

Garnish (Windhoek and Swakopmund) -

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Macadamia Nut Cheese

The cheese can be used as a spread or in wedges.

 Soak the nuts for 3 hours if you don't have a power blender.  If you have one, skip this step.

 Blend all ingredients except the agar in soya milk and probiotics.

 Divide into 3 - 6 ramekins to be used as moulds.


2 1/2 C (400g)  macadamias (soak the nuts for 3 hours then rinse if you are not using a power blender)
1 C water
1 C unsweetened soya milk
1/2 tsp agar agar powder
1 T lemon juice
1 T organic maple syrup or agave
1 1/2 t Himalayan rock salt
1/2 t coconut oil
2 probiotic capsules

Heat soya milk with agar agar powder to boiling point.  Simmer for 2 minutes.

Blend all ingredients except the probiotics and agar agar/milk mixture in a food processor or power blender until the nut cheese is completely smooth.  Add warm soya milk with agar agar slowly to the blender.  Add probiotics and blend through on low speed.

Use any bowl or container that will easily release the cheese. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray.  Divide mixture equally into ramekins/containers.

Allow for fermentation time in the fridge of 24 hours. Loosen on the sides with a knife and turn over onto serving dish.  Use within 1 week.

Optional:  Add -1 tsp of fresh herbs of your choice.
                          1 clove garlic
                          1 t freshly ground black peppercorns