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…

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…

Nutty Maple Apricot Oats

  Believe the hype, breakfast is vital. This has finally been drummed into me by life. You just gotta do it. Why? It frames your energy for the whole day. Being a late convert go the Church of Breakfast, I’m always super excited when a new recipe I throw together is awesome enough to become…

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…

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…

Curried Udon Soup with Broccoli & Mushrooms

    This right here is my favourite comfort food at the moment. A hearty, satisfying udon soup that has warmed my belly on many a cold afternoon. The broccoli, mushrooms and chunky noodles absorb the curry broth in a most delicious way, and it has a ginger kick that is guaranteed to make you…

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…

Apricot & Berry Vegan Mini Crumbles

Image via Pinterest   Last night after dinner I was craving something sweet, but was in one of those moods where spending a lot of time making dessert happen was not at all on the cards. My solution? An easy, old school fruit crumble. The only hard part about this whole gig, is leaving the…