Vegetarian

Start lowering your carbon footprint on ‘Meatless Mondays’ with these dishes.

It is so important to not only help the planet but to also maintain (or reduce) our waistlines by having at least one meat-free meal a week. I have many more than that and I love sharing them here for your inspiration.

Are you dreaming of a vegetarian christmas?

Posted on December 2, 2014

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Hi there lovely! Let’s pretend that my last post was not as long ago as the 30th of September. OK?

I got a one-word excuse…

LIFE.

So, moving on. Hello December!

This year I decided to try my hand at a nut roast recipe. I have always been curious as to what they taste like (answer: vegetarian meatloaf) and I was intrigued about creating a sweet & savoury upside-down cake version with cranberry sauce on top. (more…)

{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…)

Leftover easter egg rustic hand pies

Posted on April 25, 2014

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Sorry if you came here today looking for ANZAC biscuits, but I am addressing a more pressing problem I am sure you have - what to do with ALL the leftover Easter eggs?

I managed to get through the entire weekend without any chocolate at all. We didn’t buy each other eggs and I am trying to reduce Miss 3.5′s sugar intake so she didn’t get any either. Don’t worry, she is very unaware of the whole affair so she was not bothered. Goes without saying that our 8 month old didn’t eat any chocolate either.

Wow, what a boring healthy family! (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…)

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