Bulghur Wheat Pilav: a fast cooking grain

Bulghur wheat is an often overlooked ingredient – I think largely because of the “demon” word “wheat”. But let’s be clear there’s wheat (highly augmented varieties grown that are highly processed with next-to-no nutritional value and inflammatory to boot) OR there are ancient grains, grown organically that have kept nations alive through generations.  This quick cooking […]

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Vegan Appetizers with Sun-dried Tomato Walnut Pate

As we head into Autumn let’s celebrate the humble zucchini with these gorgeous vegan appetizers. Having this pretty recipe up your sleeve will impress your guests and is WAY better than a cheese platter, don’t you think?? They are best assembled close to eating. Prepare your favourite dip/spread ahead of time. This can be anything that spreads […]

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Fennel, zucchini, mint salad with toasted almonds

This fennel salad laced with citrus, almonds & aromatics comes together easily and is a tasty way  to use up all those zucchinis in the garden. Fennel, zucchini, mint salad with toasted almonds Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced 2 zucchinis 2 oranges Handful of rocket 6 mint leaves, sliced 1/4 cup almonds, toasted then […]

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Spanish Potato Salad

Seriously, who doesn’t love potato salad? Pair this low fat plant-based version up with a lettuce salad and you have an easy vegan family meal. Plus with no oil in the dressing and just a little coconut yoghurt per serve I’d consider this a healthy vegan recipe. With a couple of potentially new ingredients in […]

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Beginners Guide to Plant Based Eating

Great! You’re ready to include more plant-based meals into your diet. Here are 25 helpful tips to get you started and keep you going. 1. Remember your ‘why’ When things feel wobbly it’s good to remember why you made the switch to a plant-based diet in the first place. Your motivators may go something like this: I want […]

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Recipe: Goji berry smoothie

This is without a doubt the prettiest smoothie around and the tastiest! Plus it comes with the powerful nutrient punch of goji berries – known for their stratospheric levels of antioxidants, huge amounts of vit C, all the 8 essential amino acids, heaps of iron and plenty more. They also make a great snack or lunchbox […]

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3 pumpkin soup recipes you won’t get tired of

Doesn’t everyone have their own version of delicious pumpkin soup? Some use lemon. Some put in curry … I think every cafe in the country has their favourite recipe. Here are three takes that are a little different. Cumin Roasted Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Ingredients Roasting veges and turning them into soup is a winner whatever root […]

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6 favourite winter meals

There’s nothing like savouring the first mouthful of something deliciously hot on a cold day. Here are 6 vegan family meals that will do just that. If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll know my go-to is piping hot mashed potato piled with steamed spinach, maybe broccoli, maybe sauerkraut, and more than likely a […]

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Where did my energy go? How to get it back in 6 easy steps

Energy. What a slippery character. Sometimes you’re brimming with it and other times you’re wading through molasses. Now I don’t know about you but I sure have some leaky areas in my life that literally steal my energy. Before we get into how to boost + sustain our energy let’s look at where we commonly […]

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Vegan Chocolate Brownie

This is one bold recipe! Tweaked by me. Inspired by Dana at The Minimalist Baker (a truly heavenly place to hang out on the interwebs). There’s just enough drys in here to give structure to the gooey fudgey deliciousness inside. And it’s not overly sweet, which means your toppings can have more of a stage. […]

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