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It’s Fruit & Veg Month! The NSW primary schools initiative puts a positive focus on fruit and vegetables. Littlies will love these nutritious recipes, courtesy of Mayver’s

Tahini one pot pasta by Emerson McMaster

Time: 25 mins
Dairy free / sugar free / vegan

Ingredients

  • 200g pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup passata
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 5 sundried tomatoes
  • 5 olives
  • 1 Tbsp fired oregano
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Mayver’s Tahini
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp almond feta, for topping

Place all ingredients in a pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to ensure pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook until the pasta has absorbed all the liquid. If more water is required, add more until cooked.

Chocolate and cherry ice cream slice by Whole Remedy

Time: 1 hour | Serves 12
Dairy free / vegan

For the tahini base

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Mayver’s Tahini
  • 1/4 cup runny coconut oil

For the cherry ice cream centre

  • 500g organic frozen cherries, pitted
  • 500g organic frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

For the crunchy choc top

  • 1 jar Mayver’s Almond, Coconut and Cacao Spread
  • 1/4 cup runny coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup activated buckwheat
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Method

  1. Line a large square baking tin with baking paper and coconut oil. Using a high-speed food processor, blend all the ingredients for the tahini base until crumbly. Squash and flatten into the tin. Use a spatula or pastry scraper to flatten it out nicely. Place in the freezer to harden.
  2. Clean your food processor. Blend all ingredients for the cherry ice cream centre until smooth. Layer on top of the base and place again in the freezer to harden.
  3. Clean your food processor and blend all the ingredients for the crunchy chocolate top, including Mayver’s Almond, Coconut and Cacao Spread, and layer on top and flatten out well. Place into the freezer to harden for at least an hour or overnight.
  4. Remove and carefully turn out onto a chopping board. Use a hot knife to slice into portions. Keeps in the fridge or freezer.

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