Summer Salad with Maple-Soy Lemon Dressing

Tis the season for salads spiked with summer fruit.

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Sweet Orange & Walnut Quinoa with Fruit

Quinoa gets a lot of love from people at lunch and dinner time, but it is also an awesome option for breakfast. It has has so much strong, slow-release energy, and is basically guaranteed not to leave you feeling sluggish. Sweet deal. My first time eating quinoa I cooked it myself, and my reaction boiled…

Rustic Boysenberry Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

  Summer is on its way in my part of the world, and the warmer weather has me craving chilled treats. One of the beautiful, fresh, sunny days we have had recently inspired me to make my first cheesecake of the season. Mmmm… cheesecake season. Come time for dessert, I tend to err on the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mango Salad Duet with Candied Pecans and Raspberry & Lime Vinaigrette

Via Fuck Yeah Dita @ Tumblr   Shamefully, I had never experienced the joy that is mango-in-a-salad until now. Goddamn, people. I have been seriously missing out. This salad is one of those “well, bend me over and call me Nancy” life-changing events. And the pecans, dear lord, the pecans… Yes, the raspberries make the…