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Jasmine’s Spooky Pumpkin Latte for Halloween

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It’s spooky season! It looks like we’ll be staying largely indoors this Halloween, so pumpkin carving will be extra de rigueur this year. I hope you’ll get creative with yours, because the possibilities are endless. One problem with this festive activity though is that it can generate quite a bit of food waste — but I never met a problem I couldn’t fix!!!In the past few years, pumpkin lattes have been as synonymous with autumn as the crunch of fallen leaves and the smell of bonfires. That said, the kind you buy from mainstream coffee shops are full of sugar, additives and of course lots of caffeine. If you’re looking for a gentler alternative to this tasty treat, may I suggest this delicious recipe created one October at my Ayurvedic pop-up café East by West to warm the bellies of customers when they came in from the cold?This is a feel-good recipe that’s warming, lightly spiced and the ultimate comfort “food.” Plus it’s super easy to make and will save you money and plastic waste (an…

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check outmy shop pagefor eco food storage.Spinach and Feta Hand Pies (East by Westpage 211)Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main.BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond AioliNothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss*Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atarA Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic.Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnuts and Griddled Apple

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check outmy shop pagefor eco food storage.Spinach and Feta Hand Pies (East by Westpage 211)Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main.BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond AioliNothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss*Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atarA Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic.Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnuts and Griddled Apple

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis

We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions.There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection.We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them. 

SIGN: ⁣
Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣
Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw

DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣:
Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣
Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣
Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣

READ:
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Disc…

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis

We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions.There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection.We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them. 

SIGN: ⁣
Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣
Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw

DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣:
Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣
Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣
Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣

READ:
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Disc…