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…

Scrambled Tofu

Image © Kitchen Rebellion   Whether you need breakfast, brunch or lunch, this tasty, quick to prepare, tofu scramble has got you covered! It is an especially great option when you want something jam-packed with protein. One serving and you have 40% of your RDI locked down. BOOM. Scrambled tofu is a vegan staple that…

Maxin’ Relaxin’ Almost Instant Noodles

Green Coat by Doug Wheller, via Flickr Sometimes something simple is the order of the day – a dish that is light, tasty and ready to eat with a bare minimum of fuss. These yummy noodles fit the bill perfectly. They are ready to eat in fifteen fast minutes and are flavoured with a deliciously…

Jump-starter Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Image via Keiko Lynn   This morning I felt like I needed an extra boost alongside the usual breakfast smoothie that kicks my day into gear. Instead of my go-to oatmeal, I decided to conduct a lil quinoa experiment, and it turned out to be a keeper. Don’t you love when that happens? ♥ This…

Health by Stealth Caulifredo Sauce

Art by Nicoletta Ceccoli   When I came across the idea of cauliflower sauce, I was a little skeptical, but also intrigued. Intrigued enough that I had to try it. Like so many things that turn out to be awesome, it was just crazy enough to work. The result? Well, the post-blending taste test literally…

Lissa’s Midnight Pancakes

Art via Ffffound   Every now and then, I need pancakes. I’m not alone on that one, right?! This recipe is the result of a recent late night pancake craving. The batter is simple and sweet with a few extras to make it special: a hint of fragrant cinnamon and vanilla, along with almond meal…

Before You Go Go Banana-Walnut Breakfast Muffins

Skate Rock Jam by Bicicleta Sem Freio |   I made a round o’ these last night and, oh man, the delicious, warm aroma of vanilla, banana and walnuts filling the room is something I need more of in my life! One of the best things about making muffins, cakes, cookies et. al, is that…

Tofu Three Ways (Marinades A-Go-Go)

The Static in Front of Your Dreams by Sashiko Yuen |   Secure in the knowledge that there is no such thing as too many tofu marinade recipes, here are three rad, simple ones for you to sample. One tangy and citrus-y, one soy-based with a little chilli-lime kick and another featuring simple, satisfying curry…

Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One

Blue Backpiece by Stasia Burrington   Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One (my photo)   The sun is shining today; it’s one of those days where the air feels like spring is just around the corner. The greys and browns of winter are slowly giving way to green roots and blue skies. This is my…

Lemon Lime Pancakes with Berry Sauce and Coconut-Cashew Cream

Art by Paul X. Johnson, via Supersonic Electronic   Strange times in our neck of the woods lately. I was on holiday in New Plymouth when the 6.3 earthquake gave Wellington a big shake last week – thankfully we arrived home to a house that was just as we left it. No cracks in the…