KR Guide to Vegan Cheese in New Zealand (& Beyond)

Image via Ffffound   2014 UPDATE 2: Miyoko Schinner, of Artisan Vegan Cheese fame, has opened a commercial nut cheese making facility, to enable her to make her game-changing cheeses available for purchase. Miyoko’s Kitchen delivers throughout the USA. Needless to say, I am well jealous of anyone with an American post code right now….

Lime Soy Tempeh Strips for Two

Photo by Dale May, neckpiece by Mother of London; via Mother of London @ Tumblr   Snack time! This one is so, so easy. Also: 100% boyfriend approved. Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay, FYI) is another one of those things that I had never heard of until I started diving into the world of vegan deliciousness. For…

Game-Changing Breakfast Quinoa with Berries

Art by Bicicleta Sem Freio, via Empty Kingdom   This morning I conducted a super successful breakfast experiment; if you are in a breakfast slump, you’ve gotta try this one, it might be just what you need! Hell yeah, quinoa, I’m beginning to figure you out. Quinoa tends to be used for savoury dishes, but…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…

Easy 3-Herb Pesto

Art via The Art of Animation   If your herb garden is in need of raiding, making pesto is one of the best ways to go about it. Traditionally, pesto includes a hard cheese such as parmesan; leaving it out really lets the vibrancy if the herbs and creaminess of the pinenuts shine through. The…

Vegan Lemon-Lime Mini Cupcakes

Image via Laws of Modern Man   Mini cupcakes are the best! I can’t believe it took me so long to bring these bite-sized morsels into my life. This recipe makes around 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes. They bake up light and moreish with a subtle citrus flavour; the perfect post-dinner treat! If you can’t get…

My 10 Favourites from the Post Punk Kitchen 100

Labyrinth. Always appropriate. Via Trilladamclark @ Tumblr   I love Post Punk Kitchen’s annual list of ass-kicking vegan inspiration, the PPK 100, it is totally fuel for my culinary fire. Being a vegan-prone eater in a country like New Zealand is funny sometimes, because dairy is like a religion here; not eating cheese is sacrilegious….