Arrowroot harvested from the permaculture garden put to good use in an Arrowroot cake

Gluten Free Carob Arrowroot cake

As arrowroot grows incredibly quickly and easily here at Maungaraeeda’s Permaculture garden, we plant a lot of it. It is wonderful supplemental cattle feed and the roots make a fantastic bread or cake. I came up with this recipe the other day for a Carob Arrowroot cake.  Continue reading

A dozen gluten free hazelnut muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut muffins

This is the favourite recipe of our long term volunteers here at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. It is Gluten Free and uses no flour at all, and is a veritable taste sensation!

Add 3 1/2 cups of hazelnut meal, 1 Tbs baking powder and 1 1/2 Tbs cacao powder to a bowl and mix. In a blender blend 7 eggs and 3/4 cup rapadura sugar. In a double boiler melt a bar of your yummiest dark chocolate (optional). Mix the dry ingredients and the blended egg mixture, then add the optional melted chocolate if you so choose. Stir well.

Grease a 12 piece muffin tray well (I found coconut oil to work best to prevent sticking). Add a big spoonful of mix to the tray, filling each hole (don’t overfill). Bake in the oven on 160C until firm to touch. Best eaten warm, but will be eaten in any state….

Fungal Activity in the Chook Manure compost

PDC Birthday: Manure cake! or is it??

Tahlea with her Chocolate "Manure"cake...

Tahlea with her Chocolate “Manure”cake…

One of our PDC students had her birthday with us yesterday. In the morning we heard all sorts of requests for her birthday cake: a compost cake, a manure cake, a kale cake, even a humanure cake! So we did some creative baking and decorating and came up with a Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Mud cake, decorated with kale and with a big lump of poo-looking chocolate on top!  Continue reading

Dahl

Dahl, with potato bake and a green garden salad with a nasturtium and avocado dressing.

Although not made from homegrown ingredients, our dahl is so popular with the students, I thought I would post the recipe here. Also, lentils keep very well for a long time, providing it is stored in a air tight container and pests cannot get to it. This recipe can also be made with pigeon pea. Continue reading