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…

Pecan Pancakes & Shortcut Boysenberry Sauce

Food photography by Lissa Davidson; header image via Pinterest   Do pecans make everything better? My vote is YES! I made this recipe when I had a craving for pancakes with a little somethin’ extra and it has become my go to recipe. Refrigerating the batter for 20 minutes might test your patience, but it…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…