Summer Salad with Maple-Soy Lemon Dressing

Tis the season for salads spiked with summer fruit.

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Game Changing Sweet Chilli-Soy Vegetable Stir Fry (Vegan!)

Via Pinterest ♥ I love stir fries – they are so quick, easy and awesome – but was getting a little bored of my standard issue sauce, which is tasty but was lacking some kind of stir fry X factor. This was an experiment that became one of those ‘hallelujah’ recipes! Double the sauce recipe, divide it…

Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad with Spiced Citrus Dressing

  Marion Cotillard (photog. Mario Testino) / via my Pinterest   I feel like legumes deserve an apology from me. For so long the dodgy, mass produced versions of legume salads that lurk in the corners of supermarket delis, constituted the sum total of my legume-salading experience and it put me off big time. I…

Sweet Orange & Walnut Quinoa with Fruit

Quinoa gets a lot of love from people at lunch and dinner time, but it is also an awesome option for breakfast. It has has so much strong, slow-release energy, and is basically guaranteed not to leave you feeling sluggish. Sweet deal. My first time eating quinoa I cooked it myself, and my reaction boiled…

Rustic Boysenberry Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

  Summer is on its way in my part of the world, and the warmer weather has me craving chilled treats. One of the beautiful, fresh, sunny days we have had recently inspired me to make my first cheesecake of the season. Mmmm… cheesecake season. Come time for dessert, I tend to err on the…

Quickie Potato and Cannellini Bake

  This is one of those dishes that you can quickly prepare in zombie mode, especially if you already have a jar of sauce to hand. One night a month or so ago, I felt like making a new, super easy potato-thing that was a bit more substantial than the standard roasted chunks we usually…

Chocolate Pudding Thickshake (Dairy Free and Delicious! )

  This shake ticks three of my favourite boxes: vegan, chocolate and creamy. Drinking tofu may sound like some kinda craziness, but our beloved ‘fu falls into the background of this shake, providing a creamy, thick backdrop for all of the smooth chocolate-y sweetness. Never underestimate the power of stealth tofu: it’s in there, nourishing…

Flash Gordon Chilli

One hazy afternoon recently I was in the kitchen,  pantry-staring, feeling tired and wondering what the easiest route to something hot and hearty was going to be. This recipe is the result. No chopping necessary! It’s as easy as throwing three things into a saucepan: tomatoes,  beans and spices. Then basically all you have to…

The People’s Tofu

I’ve found that the easiest way to make tofu amazing is to marinade it overnight, regardless of what any given recipe may call for. This allows the marinade juices to really soak in and infuse the tofu with an eye-popping, skeptic-converting amount of flavour. For so long I didn’t take advantage of  tofu,  until an…

Balsamic Brown Rice Salad

Siouxsie Sioux for Dazed and Confused (1999) via Cats with Famous People   Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend three days hanging out with some of my favourite people at an awesome little bach in the sunshine and slow pace of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was so rejuvenating; a stunning part…

Midweek Meltdown Roasted Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Image via We Heart It   Oh hell yes. File this one under “salads that make you go mmm”. This recipe features some of my current favourite foodthings: chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. They come together to create a substantial salad that will fill you right up and get you charging towards the…