Three-Cheese Scrolls


I got a bit overexcited when I received a breadmaker as a Christmas gift. While I still haven't nailed a good loaf of bread in it, I have been totally putting it through its paces kneading endless amounts of dough for me. We've been making pizza on the regular, and these scrolls too. I've taken them … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday – sweet chilli grilled tofu wrap


I love wraps 90,000,000 times more than sandwiches, no matter how hard I try. Even though they drip all over me and occasionally split as I greedily stuff it full of crunchy salad goodness. I'll always forgive them! They know not what they do. Lately I've been experimenting with different protein … [Read more...]

Blueberry buckwheat pikelets {gluten-free}


Just a quick one today folks - a healthified version of an old favourite. Meanwhile, I love when I post pictures of these on Instagram, and people be all 'what's a pikelet?' Let's just say little pancake and be done with explaining! Just like all our other pikelets around here, we eat 'em … [Read more...]

Healthy banana, date and coconut muffins {dairy-free!}


This is a sponsored post for Choosi Health Insurance.  Having kids has made me think about our health a hell of a lot more than before they were born. I mean, I was reasonably healthy, I exercised and did yoga and ate mostly well, but I also didn’t think much of it. When Abby started eating … [Read more...]

Wholemeal banana and peach muffins: egg-free and refined-sugar-free!


Oh yeah, and vegan. Lately I've been going back through all my old favourites and my mind has been boggling at what refined crap I used to eat like it ain't no thang. Well, ever since I had babies and they started to eat the food I made, I wanted to do better by them. I was afraid of baking with … [Read more...]

Kale chips

 Pin ItOk so I jumped on the kale chip bandwagon. All the cool kids were doing it.And you know what? I'm glad I did. Because this stuff is awesome. Kale grows so damn fast in my garden, and only just faster than the bugs that eat it. So I have to do something with it, and chips fit the bill … [Read more...]

Easy peasy rice paper rolls

The easiest rice paper rolls ever!

Sure these rice paper rolls are super-simple, but if you've never made them before, you might shy away thinking they're too fiddly. They're not. They're SO not. All you need is a bit of bench space, some pre-sliced veggies and pre-soaked rice noodles and you're ready to roll. You could add … [Read more...]

The secret to making fluffy banana pikelets

easy, fluffy banana pikelets

Pikelets are one of the first things I learned how to make, besides scones and spaghetti bolognese. Over the years I've experimented until I came up with the fluffiest pikelets ever - because I was sick of the little dough coasters I kept churning out. I kept eating them though, having a layer of … [Read more...]

Would you like less guilt with that chocolate?

Don't we all?I never used to care for chocolate. Or anything sweet, really. Then I became pregnant, and all of a sudden I was nosing through the cupboard at night wanting a little something sweet after dinner. And when mid-morning hit, when I'd normally have a bagel or some toast, I was all about … [Read more...]

Banana pineapple cake

Scene: Back porch.10am.  You're busy organising your lesson for tomorrow on privacy law and confidentiality as it pertains to writers. You're having a delicious piece of home-baked cake and a cup of coffee with just a hint of vaniila.Enter: creepy bird.This is not the first time creepy bird has … [Read more...]

Masterchef Hummus

Masterchef hommus

It's no secret I love Masterchef... I don't watch a lot of television (too many books in the world, not enough time) but last season, I was hooked. I dominated the remote every day at 7.30pm and woe betide anyone who came near. This year is no different, and just about everything shown in the … [Read more...]

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

vegan pancake recipe

Please don't be frightened. These are honestly the best pancakes I have ever eaten, and I'm a stickler for traditional recipes. INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup soy milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. METHOD 1. … [Read more...]