Vegan Desserts

Are you looking for amazingly light vegan cupcakes, cakes, the secret to fluffy mousse or how to make egg-free meringues, cookies, seasonal pies and more? Learn simple tips and simple tricks for mouth watering vegan treats that will delight your tastebuds. With a little ingenuity you can still enjoy your cake and eat it too!

The vegan movement is very strong right now, with many people choosing to make the often-dramatic diet and lifestyle change. Some of the reasons for going vegan range from the known health benefits of including more plant foods and reducing animal foods from the diet, environmental reasons and the treatment and harm that may come to the animals in processing.

A vegan diet contains only plants – such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits – and foods made from plants. Vegans don't eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs. So finding ways to make food lighter and equally nutritious and delicious comes with its challenges. One unique discovery is Aquafaba. Aquafaba, is actually the water that chickpeas are cooked in. It means water bean and is the new love of many vegans and egg free communities. It is an excellent substitute for eggs and egg whites in recipes for all kinds of baked goods, meringues, quiche and even ice cream and mayonnaise. Generally, foods that appear in healthy vegan diet every day include • Wholegrains • Vegetables • Fruit • Legumes and lentils • Nuts and seeds • Healthy fats like olive oil and avocado • No matter what your dietary preferences are, using less dairy and eggs can only be of benefit to your health and wellbeing. At the same time increasing the diversity of other foods can add more “spice” to your life as well as reducing the carbon foot print.

Tutor: Marcea Klein

Nutritional Speaker, Food Coach, Chef, Counsellor and Author of 7 books, Marcea featured as a journalist in Nature and Health magazine for over 20 years and for the Sydney Morning Herald and Wellbeing magazine. She has appeared on the ABC and SBS cooking and lifestyle shows and currently lectures at Nature Care College and the Academy of Healing Nutrition in Oriental Nutrition. She has a private practice in Sydney and the Blue Mts. Marcea has been a long time pioneer for the attainment of wellness through the use of organic wholefoods and sustainable living. She founded the “Noodle Nook” in Berkley Ca. where good food is healthful as well as delicious. Her cooking style draws from cuisine around the world with a wholefood culinary twist. Her expansive, creative and sumptuous style of “Nourishing Cuisine” is both sensual and healing.