Summer Salad with Maple-Soy Lemon Dressing

Tis the season for salads spiked with summer fruit.

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Multitasking Stovetop Stewed Lentils & Tomatoes

Image via Ffffound   It used to be hard for me to get excited about lentils. I mean, lentils, c’mon. Little did I know that I was missing out on a range of nutritional powerhouses that, in their wild versatility, are capable of some truly wonderful (and delicious) feats. I love the little hint of…

Miso-Cashew Cheesy Sauce

Art by Liz Clements via Supersonic Electronic   Good condiments really bring a mix-and-match style dinner together. I whipped this up last night in a fit of inspiration; it is my first ever pulled-outta-my-own-head victorious cheesy sauce. Superproud of this one! It is so flavourful and, if I do say so myself, moreish as hell….

Victory Strikes Again Vegan Lasagne

Gwen Stefani via HFGL @ VFiles (love Gwen ♥)   Finally, a lasange recipe that isn’t gianorm potluck size! This makes enough for up to four servings – you want to use a baking dish around 5 x 9″ in size. Tofu-phobes, soy allergy peeps and those suffering from tofu fatigue take note: This is…

Rock Your Face Off Ginger-Lime Tofu

Image via Hex Boyfriend@ Tumblr   My food notebook records this as “tofu marinade #4”; the three others were inferior proto-types of the glory that is this insanely flavourful ginger-lime version. Fourth time’s a charm! This is no subtle tofu. It packs a big punch: tangy, spicy and super fresh. You will be going back…

Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Rice Bake

The Princess and the Prey by Nicoletta Ceccoli, via Creep Machine   This is a creamy, comforting vegan bake that happens to be gluten-free as well (ultimate bodylove, baby!). It is also easy as hell to make. Lightly spiced without being bland, fresh vegetables and jasmine rice are drawn together with a sweet, simple pumpkin-coconut…