Single Serve Vermicelli, Carrot & Mint Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

Image via Ffffound   The first time I tried bean vermicelli was at my primary school in Blenheim, when we were treated to a traditional island chop suey during class one summer’s day. Food: a win, since forever. I remember loving the texture of the skinny, translucent noodles; my experiences with vermicelli from then on…

Miso-Cashew Cheesy Sauce

Art by Liz Clements via Supersonic Electronic   Good condiments really bring a mix-and-match style dinner together. I whipped this up last night in a fit of inspiration; it is my first ever pulled-outta-my-own-head victorious cheesy sauce. Superproud of this one! It is so flavourful and, if I do say so myself, moreish as hell….

Chilled Out Chilli-Lime Tofu & Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Image via Scotch & Jazz at Dusk @ Tumblr.   Mix and match is where it’s at. Use these two tasty recipes as the base of a meal or whip ’em up separately to add some protein-y goodness or green-hued superpowers to your food fix. The Chilli-Lime Tofu is tangy, moreish and so full of…

Deluxe Roasted Vege Rice Bake with Rich Tomato-Onion Sauce

Image via Asi Es Como Es   When in doubt: rice bake. This bake so, so satisfying and warming. There is a little bit of everything and it is all delicious and all superpowered. Creamy cannellini beans, toasted pine nuts, succulent roasted red capsicum, cumin-spiked zucchini and sweet chunks of pumpkin, all wrapped up in…

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…

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…

Asparagus, Snow Pea & Green Bean Three-Way

Image via Cute Boys With Cats (I love you, internet)   This is a quick and easy way to get more soul-firing greens into your life. A trio of green goodness, made moreish with a simple combination of garlic, lemon and soy sauce, with the subtle flavour of peanut oil bringing it all together. Peanut…

Smashed Garlicky Cannellini Beans

Image via Ffffound |   My friend Shel gave me this easy, fast, rad as hell recipe when she was in town late last year and I will ever be grateful! It was the second coolest thing about her visit, next to meeting her badass & supercute baby boy for the first time ♥ These…

Three-Way Chickpea Carrot Salad with Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing

Image via Ffffound |   I offer this belly-rubbing recipe in lieu of the promised post about eating vegan in provincial New Zealand, which was abandoned when I realised that eating vegan well in the provinces involves exactly the same thing as eating vegan well in any NZ city: prepare to do it yourself and…