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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Creamy Pumpkin Baked Pasta (Gluten Optional)

Kitteh Via Ffffound   Some evenings, all you want is a big, fat comfort dinner. A giant bowl of pasta sprinkled with cheese was my go-to for years when I was in the doldrums of lazy vegetarianism. I used to think that eating vegan would mean the end of all things creamy and satisfying passing…

Lentil-Stuffed Roasted Red Capsicums

Via Il Pulpo @ Tumblr   Tonight we had friends over for dinner, it was so great to hang with a couple of my fav ladies. I served these capsicums along with some creamy Dairy Free Dijon Scalloped Potatoes and a lil green salad. Nom!   Lentil-Stuffed Roasted Red Capsicums What you need: 2 medium…

Tofu Lentil Kofta Bake

Fur Girl by Mark Ryden, via Non Solo Kawaii   This bake is a recipe from Now Vegan! by Lynda Stoner that I have tweaked just a little. It is comforting, belly filling and brimming with radness. Tofu is so, so good! It reheats really well the following day, too; just cover the leftovers with…

Feeling Zombified Easy As Hell Creamy Tomato Rice

Installation by Gottfried Helnwein, via But Does It Float   I was craving something a little tomatoey creamy for lunch today, and this little experiment worked out fucking delish, if I do say so myself. It is also super easy and superpowered!   Feeling Zombified Easy As Hell Creamy Tomato Rice What you need: 1/2…