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.

Easy vegan bean tacos {Meatless Monday}

Posted on August 27, 2012

I barely ever make tacos. Like, barely ever. The last time I made tacos was literally… I can’t remember! Maybe back in 2005. I don’t know.

They just don’t appeal to me. You know why? I feel like I’m not going to be satisfied by them. The crunchy shells just seem too flimsy and light to be a real meal.

But what about the toppings?!!! I hear you shout. Yes, I am a fan of guacamole. Yes, I am a fan of sour cream. A big fan. Sure, I like salsa, and lettuce, and spicy mince meat too. But tacos, to me, are nothing more than a snack. (more…)

Cauliflower and chickpea soup with dukkah

Posted on August 20, 2012

I’m one of those weird people that really enjoys giving themselves challenges – although it almost always works to my advantage. During exercise when I want to give up I mentally force my body to go harder and when I have an empty fridge, I feel more determined than ever to make something yummy out of nothing.

This particular day was grey, overcast and dull, and I craved soup. I decided to make a beige soup to match the weather. A soup that was beige in colour, but not beige in taste! Yes, it was a challenge indeed.

I poked around in the kitchen for bits and pieces that matched my brief. The fridge boasted a market fresh cauliflower and the pantry revealed tinned chickpeas. The bench top housed a recent gift – a packet of dukkah spice mix and then an idea was formed… (more…)

Cherry chia pudding & curious toddler fingers

Posted on July 31, 2012

A lot of people ask me how I run two businesses from home, write two blogs and run a household with a 20 month old toddler crashing hanging around.

Well I don’t want to give away all my secrets, but I can tell you about the food blogging part. Specifically, trying to take photos of food when there are curious chubby fingers that are never more than an arm’s length away… (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…)

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