Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad with Spiced Citrus Dressing

  Marion Cotillard (photog. Mario Testino) / via my Pinterest   I feel like legumes deserve an apology from me. For so long the dodgy, mass produced versions of legume salads that lurk in the corners of supermarket delis, constituted the sum total of my legume-salading experience and it put me off big time. I…

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…

Quickie Potato and Cannellini Bake

  This is one of those dishes that you can quickly prepare in zombie mode, especially if you already have a jar of sauce to hand. One night a month or so ago, I felt like making a new, super easy potato-thing that was a bit more substantial than the standard roasted chunks we usually…

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…

Berrylicious Vegan Mini-Cheesecakes

Image via I Fucking Wish   This recipe is modified from Buddha Belly Bites’ epic Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake. I have been meaning to make a cashew-based vegan cheesecake for a while now and let me tell you, I can’t believe it took so long. These things are damn incredible. Beware, you might end up…

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…

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….

Beer Battered Tofu Nuggets

Image via Qiu Yang Photography   Earlier this week I went into frenzy of beer battering, thanks to this recipe for Beer Battered Avocado Wedges from Avocado and Ales, which I adapted to create these beyond moreish Tofu Nuggets. I love these things! This recipe is an easy, fail-proof three-parter. Make the batter, marinade the…

Easy 3-Herb Pesto

Art via The Art of Animation   If your herb garden is in need of raiding, making pesto is one of the best ways to go about it. Traditionally, pesto includes a hard cheese such as parmesan; leaving it out really lets the vibrancy if the herbs and creaminess of the pinenuts shine through. The…