Vegan

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.

{homemade} Spelt & sweet potato bread

Posted on August 11, 2014

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Bread is my new cooking obsession.

It’s not something I have chosen to become obsessed with. However, as I am realising more each day, your children lead you down learning paths to new wisdom.

Whether you want to go or not.

My daughter’s restricted eating is a challenge I relish most of the time. But on the difficult days I tear my hair out in despair and hope that another brilliant idea (like this bread) is just around the corner.

Parenting a child with autism is a roller coaster like that. And food is just the tip of the iceberg*. (more…)

Soft quinoa hash browns

Posted on March 28, 2014

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I put the call out on facebook and you voted unanimously. You want the recipe for these soft quinoa hash browns. More than the recipe for my carrot and lentil picnic pie*. So here you are!

These hash browns are the perfect breakfast fare for vegans as they incorporate carbs (potato) and protein (quinoa), and when served with an array of delicious veggies like avocado, tomato and mushrooms make a complete and nutritious breakfast. (more…)

Chickpea & sweet potato burgers #meatfreeweek

Posted on March 25, 2014

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I’m just dropping in quickly today to support #meatfreeweek. I’ll be back again in a few days with another meat-free recipe.

I know burgers have a bad reputation for being too meat-heavy and full of fat, but this veggie-packed version will change all that! (more…)

Homemade fig, vanilla and lemon jam

Posted on March 8, 2014

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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…)

No-cook pasta salad sauce

Posted on February 16, 2014

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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…)

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