RAW sweet specialist Lisa Ryan is widening her repertoire at Nine Canaries in Albury.
Having moved the business six months ago to premises formerly occupied by Early Bird Cafe, Lisa said she now offered savoury lunch options.
Lisa said she had added soup and nourish bowls to their vegan-friendly offerings to coincide with the cooler weather.
She said soups had included spiced sweet potato; lentil; and creamy tomato and basil.
"We offer plant-based dishes with no meat or gluten," she said.
"We don't have any gluten in the kitchen at all, which makes it easy for people who have Coeliac disease or are on a gluten-free diet."
After a 10-year teaching career, Lisa started Nine Canaries to supply vegan-friendly raw desserts - free of refined sugars, dairy, soy and gluten - to Border customers.
Nine Canaries uses Mansfield Coffee Merchant beans.
MEET MORE HOMEGROWN CHEFS:
What's your favourite autumn dish?
I really like our nourish bowls topped with different flavours.
What's your favourite season?
What are the staples in your pantry now?
Coconut oil, nuts, dates and cacao
What is your earliest cooking memory?
Mum was always baking sweets. I remember her going to milk the cow and I'd climb up to the cupboards and try out different things in the kitchen. They never worked out but it showed I was experimenting even back then!
Which ingredients do you grow yourself?
Herbs for savoury food and flowers for garnishes in the raw desserts
Which six people would you invite to dinner?
Ricky Gervais, David Attenborough, Celeste Barber, my husband Ben, my dad, Chris Hemsworth
What is your favourite foodie ritual?
I always try to make something new on my day off; usually a savoury dish I've found on Pinterest and changed to make it my own.
What are you bingeing on TV? If anything.
Game of Thrones and Wentworth
What did you have for dinner last night?
A big bowl of veggies and roasted chickpeas.
What are you drinking at the moment?
Herbal tea or half-strength lattes
Shop 3/586 Dean Street, Albury
Phone: 0413 572 275
Open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm, Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm.
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