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Pineapple Coconut Loaf
Pineapple Coconut Loaf

Did you know that pineapple fruitcake was flown on Apollo 11 into space and back to earth and that very slice now sits at the Smithsonian, probably in a glass case? If I was on that mission, I don't think any slice would have made it back to earth. Especially if it...

Noodle Free Pad Thai
Noodle Free Pad Thai

A traditional pad thai is one of my favourite things to eat. But it does take a bit of work. And needs to be enjoyed straight away as it has a tendency to get gluggy and sticky because of the rice noodles. Now imagine if there was a pad thai recipe that had all those...

Vegan Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)
Vegan Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

A super delicious, quick and vegan recipe for a traditional Nasu Dengaku - Miso Glazed And Roasted Eggplant. If you are a fan of eggplant and especially love it charred with a sweet and salty dressing, this is the only recipe you will ever need! How I got hooked onto...

4 Ingredient Basic Flapjacks
4 Ingredient Basic Flapjacks

Last week I was buried under work deadlines, a weekend project and my once-a-year bout of sickness (a nasty cold this time around which was remedied with essential oils, lots of chamomile tea, bowls of hearty turmeric and veg stew and watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix...

Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich
Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich

Mushrooms are a constant fixture in my fridge. I have always loved mushrooms for their umami flavour and their ability to cook instantly. In fact, if mushrooms are super fresh (like at our local markets), I have been known to eat them raw on my way back home from...

Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar
Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar

This makes a very good snack. A Raw Vegan Chocolate Nut Bar with lots of fiber, healthy fats, and natural sugars. The best part about this chocolate nut bar is that it is a 5-minute mix and set job. There is absolutely no cooking required which means, it can very well...

Bourke Street Bakery Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
Bourke Street Bakery Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

If you are really looking for a legitimate excuse to eat your favourite chocolate for breakfast, albeit in a softer gooier form and encased in a moist, buttery, raspberry studded cake; then you are in the right blog post with the most perfect recipe. The Bourke Street...

Vegan Beetroot Quinoa Burger
Vegan Beetroot Quinoa Burger

This Vegan Beetroot Quinoa Burger has been a few months in the making. Using a Donna Hay recipe as my base, I set out to eliminate the egg and the feta which formed a large part of that recipe. The flavours were also very mild and to me, that translates as bland. I...

Instant Chickpea Bread
Instant Chickpea Bread

When I was little, mum had a round oven with a glass top that looked unusually like a porthole or the domed round window of a bunker when laid flat. It was the most magical thing on earth. It made cakes – sweet and savoury ones. The first time I had a savoury cake, I...

Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry
Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry

What started out months ago as a fridge clean out recipe helped by a magazine cut out in my recipe folder, has become a glorious stir-fry dish packed with all the serves of vegetables you will need in a single day in just one delicious bowl. This Kale Mushroom Cashew...

Olive Oil Banana Bread
Olive Oil Banana Bread

If you are looking for a wholesome, lighter, dairy free banana bread recipe with a high toastability factor then you must bake this Olive Oil Banana Bread. Preferably tonight so you can cut yourself a thick slice tomorrow morning, toast it to golden perfection and...

10 Minute Bean And Mushroom Fried Rice
10 Minute Bean And Mushroom Fried Rice

I often get asked about my fridge and pantry staples. But no one really asks me about what is always in my freezer. Frozen veggies! As a working mum and someone who is also obsessed with meal prepping, frozen veggies are the saving grace of all my after-school snacks...