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…

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…

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….

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…

Deluxe Roasted Vege Rice Bake with Rich Tomato-Onion Sauce

Image via Asi Es Como Es   When in doubt: rice bake. This bake so, so satisfying and warming. There is a little bit of everything and it is all delicious and all superpowered. Creamy cannellini beans, toasted pine nuts, succulent roasted red capsicum, cumin-spiked zucchini and sweet chunks of pumpkin, all wrapped up in…

Pick Me Up Miso Soup

Image via Fancy   This one is in honour of my gorgeous friend Amber, who has just begun to dive in to the world of vegan wholefoods! She will be rockin’ it hard in no time! Miso is definitely one of my favourite soups, right up there with this tasty motherfucker , but I had…

KR Guide to Vegan Cheese in New Zealand (& Beyond)

Image via Ffffound   2014 UPDATE 2: Miyoko Schinner, of Artisan Vegan Cheese fame, has opened a commercial nut cheese making facility, to enable her to make her game-changing cheeses available for purchase. Miyoko’s Kitchen delivers throughout the USA. Needless to say, I am well jealous of anyone with an American post code right now….

Lime Soy Tempeh Strips for Two

Photo by Dale May, neckpiece by Mother of London; via Mother of London @ Tumblr   Snack time! This one is so, so easy. Also: 100% boyfriend approved. Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay, FYI) is another one of those things that I had never heard of until I started diving into the world of vegan deliciousness. For…

Game-Changing Breakfast Quinoa with Berries

Art by Bicicleta Sem Freio, via Empty Kingdom   This morning I conducted a super successful breakfast experiment; if you are in a breakfast slump, you’ve gotta try this one, it might be just what you need! Hell yeah, quinoa, I’m beginning to figure you out. Quinoa tends to be used for savoury dishes, but…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…