Monday, 29 November 2010
Been busy in the kitchen today making Mini Xmas puddings, coated in chocolate, heart- shaped Rose creams and chocolate covered, heart -shaped ginger nuts.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Greetings Blog fans!
Friday, 12 November 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Im off to Germany for a mini tour with Gaggle today. I have packed a BIG bag of things like Kale chips, pollen, Chocolate spread mixed with Maca and Suma, Crackers, Greens powders and Medicinal mushroom powders & tea....
Monday, 11 October 2010
Aah, my camera broke, Im hoping someone got a photo of the cake at the birthday lunch......fingers crossed. It was DELICIOUS, If I may say so myself!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Just to let you know.........
Thursday, 5 August 2010
I had to share this recipe with you.......
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
I am doing a chocolate demo here:
Raw Chocolate Demo with Laura Coxeter
Sunday 4 July 2-4 pm
In this workshop, you will learn about the nutritional benefits and wonder of raw, vegan chocolate. Laura will be making chocolates, truffles and will show you how to make other fantastic raw vegan desserts. There will be an opportunity to sample all the desserts free of dairy, sugar, gluten and soya. This demo will open up a whole world of super foods and healthy decadent treats and show you it’s possible to go home and make these things for yourself and be creative using pretty moulds and decorating techniques.
Places are limited so please book by e-mailing your full name and mobile number to TestBedBeaconsfield@googlemail.com including the workshop title in the subject heading.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Now you can buy my goods from:
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Got a new recipe book last week- 'Sweet Gratitude', from the famous Cafe Gratitude, San Francisco!
EVERY page makes me drool, I cant wait to try some of the ideas out, tweaking them and making them my own along the way...(It arrived in the post last week, mid-juice/liver cleanse, Torture!)
Had a DIVINE lunch from Rainforest Creations after my Bikram class earlier, they are a great little company, making caribbean inspired raw food. They have stalls all over London, I visited them at Spitalfields market today. Tasty salads and great Sprouted chickpea Houmous. Plan to try and go to their new shop, on Portobello road on friday.......Bliss x
Busy week ahead, making, delivering, flat hunting and Gaggling,
Also going to the theatre with my lovely Rawie actress friend A.J , Dining at Saf on thursday with another friend and going to see the 'Quilts' exhibition at the V&A on friday....Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky me!
Am also busy planning My new club night- 'Je Thames', a fortnightly event, on a boat on the Thames. See- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112106112148853&ref=ts
Am most excited about the 'Folk you' event on the 16th May, many exciting performers TBA!
I shall be sampling my products at 'Organic and Natural' in Clapton on saturday lunchtime, if you are in the area, come and have a nibble and say hello....x
Thursday, 8 April 2010
I am doing a Raw chocolate makimg demo.....at Earth Natural foods, in Kentish town. May 17th. 8.15-10pm. Places are limited to 10. Tickets cost just £10. Please contact the shop for more info.
Am planning LOTS of exciting recipes for the festival at Plaw Hatch farm on the 24th April and Wild heart gathering 30th may. yum..............................x
Monday, 5 April 2010
Hoorah!!!! My brother is sending over some freeze dried Durian from Singapore! That means, in about 3 weeks, I shall be experimenting with it to make some chocolates. I imagine they will be like Crunchie bars, only little chocolates. If you have never tried freeze dried Durian, it is like honeycomb, but Durian flavour! Wow!
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
These are my Pecan Caramel 'Turtles'. I think 'Turtles' are an American thing. Anyway, I had some Pecans and wanted to make something a bit different for easter. So, they will be available for the next couple of weeks....They are very decadent, went down well with the Gaggle girls at rehearsal tonight...!
Friday, 19 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Spent a lovely 24 hours in Brighton. Had a lovely meal made by my good friend Alex(Cauliflower 'cheese', green salad, tomato dip & 4 different types of cracker!,) went to a concert, learned about 'Shaking' and we even had a dip in the sea..Wow!!!! Invigorating!
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Carrot pulp 'bits'...
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Last night I made a kind of 'Baklava'. I thinly sliced some apples, then layered them up with rose water- infused Yacon syrup and crushed pistachio's.....Im going to have some this morning with banana/almond/vanilla 'ice cream'.......
Friday, 5 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
I haven’t ‘blogged’ for ages. I realise now, one has to really want to sit down and write, one must also have plenty of interesting things to say, or share. I have also realised, that when one is busy ‘living’, its difficult to freeze time and sit to record it all on the computer.
So, the last couple of weeks have been quite busy really. Last weekend I went to visit a biodynamic farm in Forest Row, Sussex. The lovely Julia, whom I met at The Steiner school market, before Christmas, runs it. She is a raw foodist, so we sparked up a conversation there. The snow prevented me visiting the previous week. I met my mum at nearby East Grinstead and we drove through delicious countryside, quite rolling, through forest and down country lanes. There was still a considerable amount of snow and the weather was the most romantic, atmospheric I have seen in a long time. A glistening, pearlescent mist hung in the air, over frozen ponds and lakes…..
We arrived at the farm and were shown in by Julia’s sweet daughter. Julia made tea and we chatted about recipes and her raw journey. Since New Year, Julia has decided to go 100%, struggling to find balance whilst still cooking meals for her family. I listened with interest and felt how each persons relationship with raw is so different. I feel my honeymoon period has finished, whilst hers is just beginning. We swapped comfort food recipes and she gave me some of her coconut keffir culture in a little jar (I have had great fun growing it, making quite a big batch. I am now experimenting with sesame mylk keffir, watch this space)!
She showed us round the farm, it is a dairy farm with plenty of vegetables too, however, at this time of year there isn’t much to see. The cows were beautiful, they also have pigs. The farm shop is a busy little hub, serving the surrounding villages and nearby Forest Row. They sell raw dairy, vegetables, fruit (some of which is from Biodynamic farms abroad) bread, cakes…..the usual..
Julia wants to stock my brownies, as there is a thriving raw food community in the area, plus, who could resist the temptation of ‘healthy chocolate”???!
Last week I discovered a fabulous new vegan café, on an old route master bus in Brewer Street, Soho. The guys running it are very genuine and radiate great energy. I spoke to the owner and he wants samples tomorrow, of chocolate pies and chocolate spread. I have been busy all day today, developing recipes. My housemate, Claire, was more than willing to lick the spoon, as a guinea pig!
I have also just had my first orders from Spitalfields Organic in Commercial Street and De Beauvoir Deli in Hackney. Watch out for Coxeter’s Fayre goods in the next couple of weeks.
I invested in some fancy new commercial catering scales and a label printing machine last week. Oh, the little things that please....!
Gaggle are going from strength to strength. Exciting plans afoot and the imminent single launch. We were featured in The Times last week. It was a piece on the rise of the alternative choir. Those girls are so important to me. Mondays are like some kind of dysfunctional family gathering/slumber party, choral knees up. It also serves as gossip session/group therapy and a chance for us to swap our talents. Anyone for a reiki session in exchange for some raw chocolate, or a dress alteration in exchange for some legal advice?!
I have been eating lots of seasonal greens and cabbage. I try to ferment it but can never seem to wait long enough before devouring it! I have also enjoyed some lightly steamed greens and some raw Sheep’s cheese from the farm. Of course, sweet tooth ever present, I have also been devouring my own chocolates and some samples that Amy (rawlikelion) had from windmill organics. They make lovely brownies, unfortunately they use stabilised oats, but they are tasty, and not too heavy. Chia porridge is still a firm favourite, in the winter months. Soak the chia seeds overnight, then blend with Yacon, Maca and stir in goji berries and pollen. Coconut oil or flax oil makes it more luxurious. It is also lovely blended with apple and cinnamon. I made a lovely hemp mayonnaise, from Kate Wood's 'Raw Magic'. Shelled hemp seeds blended with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and Maca. Yum.
My USA trip plans are SLOWLY coming together. I’m very excited but need to focus and work out exactly what I want to do and see in the short time I will have. I am trying to connect with the Raw community in LA and San Fran, I hope to spend some time in one or two of the restaurants, watching the chefs and what magic they are creating! I also intend on meeting and staying with some friends who live there, a couple of girls I know who are very talented and creative fashion designers. We share a love of all things 1970’s. I hope they will show me all the best thrift stores and take me on adventures in the Hills and bays of California…May re-read 'Im with the band', for a dose of trashy but evocative inspiration.
Been d.j'ing again which is fun. I love discovering all my old records. Also, went to see the new blur film "No distance left to run'. Brought back many teenage memories and also some memories of being in Strange Idols. A bit too close to Spinal Tap for comfort! Ha!
Reading-wise, I finished a pile of books at Christmas and am awaiting new inspirational reading material to come my way. Enjoying watching 'The London nobody knows' again. Getting ideas for songs and photos.
I am also planning and looking forward to doing some deep cleansing in March. I really feel the need to fast and do a liver flush. Sorry if you are reading this whilst eating dinner! Anyway, I found Barbara Wren's book 'Cellular awakening' very interesting (if a little whacky in parts). It does all make sense, however, no matter how much it reminded me, my water intake is till not good enough! Bring on warm weather. California, here I come!
Today I feel kind of, well, I don’t know, watch this. It was my soundtrack to this morning’s workout session!