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Allow us to introduce ourselves...

  Hi there! And thanks for stopping by!  So I thought it was high time we introduced ourselves since we have been around for a quite a while now...  We are Saskia and John and we are the founders of The Kai Box, a whole food plant based meal kit delivery company, right here in New Zealand!  I always used to enjoy meal planning for the week for our family and after going vegan I continued to do this along with experimenting with new recipes and ingredients. So we thought hey, we may as well share our meal plans and recipes and help other people who are wanting to try a plant based lifestyle, since we are doing it for our...

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Cinnamon and Date Muffins

Mr Kai Box is a huge muffin fan, he loves a big fat muffin with his coffee in the morning. Since its Father's day on Sunday our kids are having a Fathers day breakfast at school on Friday, so I thought I would whip up a batch (or two) so that their daddy will have something yummy to munch on with his coffee! So I made a batch of these Cinnamon and Date muffins this morning. Its a dead easy recipe, the only slightly time consuming thing that you have to do is soak your dates overnight (or 4 hours or so should do). But other than that, these are a doddle. These muffins are also refined sugar free, as...

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Vegan Aioli

This is so unbelievably tasty and easy to make, you will wonder why you haven't done it before! You will more than likely have all these ingredients in your pantry, and it saves you having to buy the shop bought stuff with all sorts of preservatives and weird things in them. We use our aioli on our burgers, as a dip, or dolloped on potatoes. However you have it, this is something that once you start making, you will probably never buy again! Vegan Aioli Recipe 1/2 cup soy milk, unsweetened 1 cup sunflower oil 1 TBs apple cider vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 TBs wholegrain mustard Put all your ingredients into a bowl or jug...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Yay for lemons in winter! Don't you just love how lemons can spruce up nearly any dish by adding some zing to it. Its such a fresh flavour and really perks up these healthy breakfast muffins. Gluten free and refined white sugar free, vegan and packed with fibre! These muffins are made with oat flour, which you can totally make yourself (I did) just by whizzing up some regular dry rolled oats in a blender or food processor. Blitz it until it forms a flour consistency, then toss in the rest of the ingredients and wham bam thank you ma'am, you have an amazing lemon poppy seed batter - which may seem runny but trust me on this one, it...

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Breakfast Muffins

I have wanted to make some healthy breakfast muffins for a while now, that were oil and refined sugar free, and vegan of course, and today is the day I made it happen! As I type this I am waiting for them to cool and I just know they are going to be good. I added lots of nuts, seeds and dried cranberries and they also have a good helping of coconut. So I am anticipating a really wholesome, filling and nutritious muffin that is great for an up and go breakfast, or for your 10 'o clock morning tea. I used wholewheat flour, however you should be able to substitute with your favourite gluten free flour. Tahini is my...

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