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.

Arabian Honey Cake + This week I’m craving… {honey}

Posted on May 17, 2013

(sing) Honey to the bee, that’s you for me…

I’ve had that lyric stuck in my head for weeks. I’m not sure where it’s from – some R&B song from the nineties, probably*. It pops into my head every time I look at the honey jar, which lately has been often.

Often, as in, every day.

Honey in my tea, honey (and real butter) on toast or crumpets, honey in a homemade natural tonic for a sore throat and… in cake. (more…)

Chai porridge with banana {vegan, nut-free}

Posted on May 15, 2013

I’m a bit boring when it comes to porridge. I like to top mine with sea salt, brown sugar and banana. In that exact order.

Very occasionally I will grate in an apple and throw in a few sultanas. Or make some warm caramelised pears to sit on top. Read more about my exact method in a previous post here*.

Today, however, I’ve branched out. I’ve made a flavour combo I’ve been wanting to try for a long time – but can never get past my old standby favourites. (more…)

Red lentil & sweet potato soup w/ garlic kale

Posted on May 13, 2013

Southern hemisphere friends, is it soup weather or what?! Well it definitely is in my part of the world.

The other day I felt like soup, but also wanted something fresh. It was too cold for salad on the side, so I decide to make a warm salad of sorts and dump it on top of the soup. It worked a treat! (more…)

Chocolate Quinoa Cake {gluten free} + 5 more chocolate cake recipes for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 9, 2013

Are you looking for a different kind of chocolate cake for Mother’s Day?

A healthy one. That’s gluten free. Nut free. And dairy free too.

To be honest, the cake you’re looking for probably doesn’t need to satisfy all those requirements, but I’ve made one anyway!

This has absolutely the best texture of any gluten free cake that I have ever made and it’s all thanks to one secret ingredient – cooked quinoa. I’ve experimented before with quinoa flakes and quinoa flour (as well as many other types of GF flours) but cooking the quinoa first definitely results in the best moist texture that still crumbles like ‘real’ cake. (more…)

Golden syrup white chocolate ganache {dairy free}

Posted on May 1, 2013

Have you got any ANZAC biscuits left from last week? I doubt it, because I don’t!

Never mind, this ganache works just as well sandwiched between any biscuit and it’s completely dairy-free too.

But not guilt free. That would be taking it too far. (more…)

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