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.

Avocado hummous {vegan, gluten-free, nut-free}

Posted on April 8, 2013

This post is sponsored by Vitasoy.

Flavoured hummous is all the rage, y’all!

OK, I just made that up.

Seriously though, flavoured hummous is really good. My favs are pumpkin or beetroot, if I can’t have the real thing. Roasted capsicum is good too – have you tried it?

Today I am introducing you to avocado hummous. The vitamin E, good-fat-filled, greenest hummous of them all! (Of the flavoured hummous’s, that is).

As you can see, I’m not a purist kinda gal. Although I do love a traditional recipe or two sometimes. (more…)

Pineapple, coconut & mint smoothie {vegan, dairy-free}

Posted on April 4, 2013

This post is sponsored by Vitasoy.

Is it just me or has everyone gone smoothie mad?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not having a go at them/you, I love a good smoothie as much as the next chick. It just seems like the blogosphere has erupted with smoothie recipes left, right and centre.

I’m not imagining it. Am I?

Anyway, bring it on people. Or should I say, whizz it up people. And yes, do include all the latest trendy super foods like kale and chia seeds, so they can become more mainstream and we can all glow and glow and glow with health…

Hang on, I’m off track. Let’s chat about this smoothie. (more…)

Moroccan Pumpkin Curry for Sample Magazine

Posted on March 11, 2013

This article and recipe first appeared in the Autumn 2013 issue of Sample Magazine.

Pumpkins; entice with Moroccan spice

There isn’t a vegetable that screams Autumn more than pumpkin. At this time of year, the sheer variety and abundance of pumpkins at the farmers market, coupled with their silky smooth flesh, makes them a joy to work with in the kitchen.

Cooking with spices

The cooler evenings of Autumn call for meals that are comforting, but not too rich. That’s when I reach for my spice rack to inspire me and help avoid the temptation of fatty braising meats. After all, there are plenty of opportunities to stock up on calories over Winter with all the puddings on offer. (more…)

5 minute tropical sorbet {sugar free, dairy free, vegan}

Posted on February 25, 2013

Do you want to hang onto summer for just a little while longer? Me too.

Well lovely, you’re in luck, because I’ve come up with a solution.

First, go and buy the last of the cheap mangoes and bananas, then hurry back to the kitchen. Next, peel and chop up the flesh and chuck it into a container and pop it into the freezer.

The last bit is the tough bit… wait 4 hours or overnight for those fruit babies to freeze. Once they’re completely solid, you’re only 5 minutes away from stuffing your face full of sorbet. Healthy sorbet. (more…)

Hummous with unhulled tahini {vegan, GF, dairy-free}

Posted on February 18, 2013

More everyday dishes. That’s what I pledged to you recently.

Well you can’t get anymore everyday than this.

Hummous. A staple dish on any Lebanese dinner table and a healthy snack for people all over the world.

Forget buying those tubs of insipid, bland and preservative-filled crap at the supermarket. Make your own instead. You’ll never look back. I promise. (more…)

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