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…

Before You Go Go Banana-Walnut Breakfast Muffins

Skate Rock Jam by Bicicleta Sem Freio |   I made a round o’ these last night and, oh man, the delicious, warm aroma of vanilla, banana and walnuts filling the room is something I need more of in my life! One of the best things about making muffins, cakes, cookies et. al, is that…

Tofu Three Ways (Marinades A-Go-Go)

The Static in Front of Your Dreams by Sashiko Yuen |   Secure in the knowledge that there is no such thing as too many tofu marinade recipes, here are three rad, simple ones for you to sample. One tangy and citrus-y, one soy-based with a little chilli-lime kick and another featuring simple, satisfying curry…

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…

Lemon Lime Pancakes with Berry Sauce and Coconut-Cashew Cream

Art by Paul X. Johnson, via Supersonic Electronic   Strange times in our neck of the woods lately. I was on holiday in New Plymouth when the 6.3 earthquake gave Wellington a big shake last week – thankfully we arrived home to a house that was just as we left it. No cracks in the…

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…

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…

But What Do You Eat?!! (or: The One With the Awesome Vegan Menu)

Art via Daydreams & Nightschemes |   Ohhh, baby. This is a biggie. Vegan food is everyday food, it is normal food. It is exciting, luscious and tasty. Light, rich, savoury, sweet, tangy creamy; anything dairy, meat & eggs can do, plant-based ingredients can do better. Better taste, way healthier and, after learning a few…

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…