First Prize Vegan Chocolate Brownies

‘Hitch Codes’ editorial by V Carre, via Pinterest Hi everyone. Long time no see! Goddamn. So… what’s up with the hiatus? The last several months have been a roller coaster but I am back on track and back to Kitchen Rebellion. Skip the next paragraph if you kinda don’t care and just want to see…

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…

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…

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am Banana Cake

  For the last six months I have had my head down studying Patternmaking at Fashion Tech. Today we graduated! This is the course that I had to leave, because of my health foibles, four years ago, so it has been a poignant day. I am proud of myself and excited for the present and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Roasted Pumpkin Topped Rice Bake

  Grumpy Cat via Ffffound This is a simple, light tasting bake that is great for a weeknight winter dinner huddled around the heater. We’ve been doing a lot of that lately, up in the Wellington hills! As well as being delicious, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds add an extra punch of protein, vitamins and…

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…