Category: Food Preparation

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SHU SHU-Stirfry

This must be the best stirfry ever! A Shu Shu heart is the core of the gourd - the actual 'seed'. It has a completely different flavour and texture to the rest of the fruit. On its own it is delicious - raw or fried in a little olive or mild sesame ... Read More
April 12, 2022Old Joes Kaia



SHU SHU-Chutney

...for added alchemy on your plate!  We're yet to come across a diner who does not enjoy the freedom of playing with various tastes and flavours offered on the table. Some are already plated as part of the meal, while others are offered separately to the adventurers and alchemists of food ... Read More
April 10, 2022Old Joes Kaia


SHU SHU (also known as Chayote - Sechium edule) is from the gourd family and originated in Mexico. We have had numerous harvests from our SHU SHU VINE. It died back completely last winter when we had black frost for the first time, but it jumped back almost immediately – tenacious ... Read More
April 8, 2022Old Joes Kaia
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Taiwanese Workshops

WELCOME to our beautiful Seedling Plant-based Kitchen once again, this time for our exciting Taiwanese Workshops: 19-20 February 5-6 March 2022!    Arrive on Saturday at noon, have a light pre-prepared lunch and then start cooking and preparing a delicious 4-course Eat-Asian Dinner. Next morning, wake up to the freshness of mountain dew and birdsong, coffee ... Read More
January 8, 2022Old Joes Kaia
Confetti Cakes


Welcome to The Seedling Plant-based Kitchen! We are so excited about the interest in pursuing plant-based eating, and just as excited about the opportunity to bring you some recipes and new ideas. Thank you for being here, for acknowledging that the world (the planet, the animals and us) need to make some ... Read More
October 9, 2021Old Joes Kaia
Finished Macaroni Cheese


Welcome to The Seedling Plant-based Kitchen! The interest in plant-based eating and a kinder more healthy lifestyle in general has been increasing rapidly. Many of our guests love the way in which we put things together, as well as how we present it, talk about it and live it. So many ... Read More
October 1, 2021Old Joes Kaia


YES! - these are truly good for you... and for the family! I hope you can find Nova chocolate nearby, because apart from the fact that it is one of the most delicious chocolates made locally, it is also sugar-free and diabetic-friendly. How awesome is that! How to get the typical flat-gooey-compact ... Read More
April 26, 2020Old Joes Kaia


Preparing Pulses (dry legumes – chickpeas, beans, lentils, peas) The role of non-nutrients - why so many people don’t eat pulses The outer skin of seeds (i.e. pulses, nuts and other seeds) contain non-nutrients such as saponins and phytates that are deterrents for animals, insects and humans to ... Read More
April 6, 2020Old Joes Kaia
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Dehydrated Meals

Our One-Pot-One-Portion dehydrated meals have become such a standby... ...for so many of our customers - busy moms, lazy cooks, backpackers, campers, bachelors and serious foodies alike. Simply shake the dehydrated content of the packet into a small pot, pour over 1 cup boiling water and stand for ½ hour with a ... Read More
July 6, 2018Old Joes Kaia