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.

Jaffa macadamia ANZAC biscuits

Posted on April 25, 2012

Every year I make ANZAC biscuits because they are my hubby’s favourite. And each year I think “why don’t I make these more often?”.

This year I was all set to make my usual batch based on hubby’s mum’s recipe (see here) when I saw a delicious adaptation on my friend Lorraine’s blog.

I’m a huge fan of macadamias and stocked up big on them on a recent trip to the Northern Rivers region (where they are grown and best sourced fresh!). When I saw that Lorraine had included them in her recipe I went hunting in the pantry for my stash. (more…)

Mushroom and parsnip soup {slow cooker, vegan}

Posted on April 23, 2012

Chilly autumn days call for a rich and luscious soup, and all the better if it is packed full of vegetables and wholesome soy milk.

What’s that? You didn’t like the last part about soy milk? Well OK then, you can substitute cream, but seriously, the nuttiness of the soy milk really compliments the earthy mushrooms and parsnips. So just give it a try, you can tweak it next time. (more…)

Soy caramel rice pudding {gluten free, vegan}

Posted on April 17, 2012

Comforting rice pudding with a sweet caramel twist. What more could you ask for?

OK, how about if I tell you it is also gluten free and vegan too? Yep, it’s a pretty amazing little recipe! (Not that I’m bragging or anything…) (more…)

Chocolate hot cross bun pudding {Ten Breakfast}

Posted on April 9, 2012

If you have been reading this blog for a while then you know I’m always banging on about not wasting food.

I pride myself on coming up with ingenius ways to make leftovers into new meals and make sure nothing is wasted where possible (no half jars of things going mouldy in the fridge at my house!).

That’s why when Ten Breakfast (<- video link to my segment) asked me to come in this morning and show viewers how to use up their leftovers from Easter, I was delighted! To say the least. (more…)

Super simple bircher muesli

Posted on April 4, 2012

A bit of foresight. It’s all you need to wake up to deliciousness.

Those of you who think foresight is just.too.hard.basket. Don’t click away, this is the recipe for you.

Simply bung 3 ingredients into a plastic container, put the lid on and chuck it in the fridge. You just have to remember to do this before you go to bed.

Then, in the morning, you’ll have breakfast ready quicker than you can clean the sleep out of your eyes. Promise. (more…)

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