Fast ‘n Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

  There is something about stuffing yourself full of a warm, maple syrup drizzled plateful of pancakes that temporarily makes the world seem like a better place. They are the ultimate take-it-easy treat. Perfect fuel for lazy Sunday movie watching, relaxed sleep-ins and afternoon naps. These are no nonsense, fuss free, classic pancakes. If you…

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…

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…

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…

Tuscan Tomato & Cannellini Beans

Art by Alex Gray, via This Isn’t Happiness | For better or worse, Alex Gray‘s art will forever in my mind be associated with Tool. Ah, the Tool days…   This recipe is one to file away in the “Delicious Bean Thing” section of your brain/kitchen: creamy, garlicky cannellini beans in a rich tomato herb…

Sweet & Simple Vegan Raspberry Muffins

Art by Brian Ewing via Ant Baena   I love how easy these muffins are to throw together; I made a batch while prepping a quick sauce for tonight’s dinner (tofu-chili enchiladas – damn good, and resting happily in my belly as I type). Raspberries are definitely my go-to berry, but you might want to…

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…

Vanilla-Lime Tea Cakes

Quote via Ffffound   I am going through a bit of a lime phase at the moment. Lime compliments so many flavours and it blends beautifully with vanilla in this recipe to make fragrant, light, tasty lil cakes. Awesomely, they take no time at all to throw together – the longest part will be waiting…

Apple Pie Pancakes

Monika Krawczyk via Pantyhose Party   Now that the weather is cooling down, I am beginning to crave food that feels like a hug. These pancakes are perfect for the new season: warm, satisfying and full of autumn flavours. Apple, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mmm. The soda water helps make ’em nice and fluffy. Soda…

Beer Battered Tofu Nuggets

Image via Qiu Yang Photography   Earlier this week I went into frenzy of beer battering, thanks to this recipe for Beer Battered Avocado Wedges from Avocado and Ales, which I adapted to create these beyond moreish Tofu Nuggets. I love these things! This recipe is an easy, fail-proof three-parter. Make the batter, marinade the…