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You can eat almost anything on a slice of toasted sourdough. It a great vessel for sweet, savoury, breakfast, lunch, snacks. If all else fails, make toast, that’s my motto.

This recipe is a firm favourite of mine. It’s the combination of all the flavours: sweet juicy roasted pear, creamy almond cheese, toasted hazelnuts, crunchy toast, and fragrant thyme. Not forgetting the all-important pinch of sea salt.

It can made into little crostini canapes, or a starter and I also love it for brunch.

  • Serves:2-4
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2 large slices of sourdough
2 ripe pears
150g creamy almond cheese I use Nush foods
A few sprigs of thyme
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts
¼ cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice the pears in roughly 1 cm sliced length ways, or quarter. Place on a lined baking tray and drizzle with about 2 tbs of maple. Place in the preheated oven until lightly caramelized, 15-20 minutes.
  3. When the pears are ready. Toast the bread and spread thickly with the cream cheese, top with the pears, roughly chopped hazelnuts, a few sprigs and leaves of thyme and a pinch of salt.

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A lifelong foodie, in recent years I have fallen in love with creating fresh vegan recipes. It makes me so happy to feed my friends and family healthy plant-based meals and I am delighted that I now have the chance to share some of my favourite recipes, tips and little hacks with you. Do let me know if you are inspired to try any of them out!

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