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.

Vegan baked mango cheesecake

Posted on December 6, 2012

Guess what?

I totally missed my blogiversary this year. AGAIN.

I can’t remember my excuse for last year, but the year before I had a one month old baby to take care of so I was a bit snowed under.

This year’s excuse? My mum was visiting and we had a ball; talking, shopping, fussing over Poppy, talking, shopping… did I mention shopping? We did some beaching too. Is so a word! (more…)

Gazpacho recipe featured in Sample Magazine

Posted on November 28, 2012

Tomatoes; the taste of Summer

If you’ve ever tasted a home-grown tomato then it’s fair to say that the supermarket ones will never be good enough for you again. I’d like to go as far as to say that you will only ever purchase tomatoes from farmers markets for the rest of your life.

At least that’s true for me. (more…)

Lentil bolognese {vegan, gluten-free}

Posted on November 26, 2012

This recipe makes one cup of dried lentils go a looong way! Don’t you just love that?

The frugal part of me gets such a kick from making drool-worthy meals from cheap ingredients. Especially when it is an ingredient as nutritious as lentils.

I made a double batch of this and froze half. It defrosted beautifully and was gorgeous served over a baked sweet potato with a big dollop of sour cream. I bet it would also work as a lasagne or cannelloni filling too. It’s really as versatile as a meat mince sauce. Only veggie-r :) (more…)

30 sec Salted Macadamia Caramel {raw, vegan, gluten-free}

Posted on October 26, 2012

Are you dubious about the title of this post? Don’t be!

I’m totally not lying this time. Promise :)

Not that I’m a frequent liar. It’s just that it might seem pretty much impossible to create a luscious creamy caramel sauce in 30 seconds – let alone make it RAW and VEGAN.

That’s right, there’s no cream or butter… there’s buttery macadamia nuts instead.

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How to never dilute your smoothie with ice, ever again!

Posted on October 25, 2012

Are you sick of your smoothies getting watered down by ice cubes? Me too, but don’t worry – I’ve found a solution!

Simply make ice cubes out of milk and raw cacao (or cocoa powder) and jazz up a glass of milk or smoothie with ice cubes that will keep it chilled AND tasty. You can even eat the cubes on their own as a guilt-free treat, yum! (more…)

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