No meat, dairy, eggs, honey or other animal products. Just pure veggie goodness.
I’m not vegan but I have friends and family who are and I know some of you, my readers, are too so I try my best to give you a good range of yummy treats, both meals and desserts.
After yesterday’s heavy post, I thought I’d get back on your sweet side with some homemade jam. Did it work?
My very good friends Robyn and Rocco gifted me with about 3kg of figs from their tree last month. Tiny, sweet, gorgeous things. I was ecstatic until I realised I couldn’t actually eat that many figs before they were going to turn.
What was I to do? That’s right, make jam. But I also stuffed them into biscuits, brownies (so good! Use this recipe and just chuck in a cup of chopped fresh figs with the nuts in step 4), plus I ate them on muesli everyday.
And I STILL had about a kilo left over. Jam, was their destiny. (more…)
The weather is still hot here in the northern rivers, even though it’s almost Autumn, so cool dinners are a welcome respite at the end of the day. Even better when they are practically no-cook.
This sauce is designed to be quick and easy but still full of the best flavours of Summer. Stir it into cooked and cooled pasta for an instant salad or stir through hot pasta for dinner in a flash. Mums, it’s a winner. (more…)
Sometimes I feel like a really light breakfast that is carb-free and packed with veggies. Mind you, it’s usually after I’ve had a massive pizza feast the night before, but still – my mind is in the right healthy headspace.
I’m actually a big believer in getting at least one serve of veggies in at breakfast time, especially on the weekend, as that’s when I’m usually prone to ordering more cheekily than usual (um, hello battered barramundi and chips!).
Do you fall into the weekend naughty eating trap too? No? You’ve probably got more self control then.
Anyway, this recipe combines many of my favourite things – mediterranean flavours, mushrooms and buttery ripe avocado – and also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Winning! (more…)
My friend Hanna and I have a reciprocal recipe relationship. She reads my blog and makes my recipes, and then she texts me her recipes and I make them (and sometimes feature them on my blog - raw fudge brownie is hers!).
Our friendship is, of course, more complex than that. But it is fun to have a mate to share regular tasty back-and-forths!
Anyway, the other week when I published my red lentil and sweet potato soup and shared it on my Facebook page, one of my loyal readers Judith commented that she used to buy a tinned soup that was tomato and lentil – and did I have a recipe? (more…)
This pasta is a shocking pink/purple colour, and all the better for it!
I’m a bit of a sucker for all things pink and red. If you ask any of my friends and family, they’ll happily tell you the majority of my clothes and personal items are all 50 shades of pink (or more)!
Therefore it makes perfect sense to extend that love to my food… so today I present you with my pinkest dish ever. Isn’t it pretty? (more…)