Thursday, 22 July 2021

Recipe: Vegan Banana & Pear Muffins

These muffins are a great way to use up your extra pears. They are delicious cold or re-heated with your favourite icecream.

Pre-heat oven to 180 C.


- 1/2 cup sugar

- 2 cups of flour

- 1 teaspoon of all spice

- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

- 2 teaspoons of baking powder

- 1 mashed banana

- Orgran Egg Replacer, the equivalent of one egg

- 1/3 cup oil

- 1 large grated pear

- 1/3 cup soy milk, or your favourite milk substitute


 - In a bowl, combine the 'wet' ingredients, including the fruit. Grate the pear directly into the bowl to catch the juice.  

- In a second bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir.

- Spoon the batter into paper muffin cases. Spray the cases with oil first to prevent sticking.

- Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until brown on top.


Sunday, 4 July 2021

Recipe: Vegan Lemon Cookies

If your lemon tree is full of fruit at this time of year, we have a delicious recipe for you to try!

Set your oven to approximately 180 degrees C. 


- 1/2 cup of Nuttelex butter

- 1 cup of caster sugar

- Orgran Egg Replacer - the equivalent of 1 egg

- 2 cups of plain flour

- 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda

- 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 2 tablespoons of lemon zest


- Cream the Nuttlex and caster sugar together in a bowl.

 - Add the Orgran Egg Replacer. Mix well.

- Add the flour and baking soda. Stir the batter.

- Add the lemon juice and zest. Mix together well.

- Line a tray with baking paper and drop tablespoons of the mix onto the tray. Leave space between the cookies as the mix will spread when cooking.

- Sprinkle sugar onto the top of the cookies before baking to give them a sweet crunch.

- Cook for approximately 15 minutes. A longer cooking time will give a crunchier cookie. Remove sooner if you prefer a softer cookie.

- These cookies can also be iced with a mix of icing sugar and lemon juice if preferred. 

New Arrivals at PVAS: Webster the Lucky Duck

By Chris R.

Webster is a beautiful little grey duck who was rescued after being badly attacked by peacocks at his previous home.  He was nursed back to health, then surrendered to the Sanctuary to regrow his lost feathers. 

Webster is now fully feathered and loving the peaceful life with his two new friends, Anna and Rudolph, the Sebastapol Geese.