Show your mum you love her with a Pana Chocolate giveaway {raw, organic and handmade!}

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This competition has now ended. Congrats to Lizzie B and her whimsical, fun-loving, imaginative mum!  You know you want to. Pana has caused a bit of a stir recently with its little packs of cacao goodness, and found devoted, life-long fans among us. Made only from cacao solids, virgin cacao … [Read more...]

Black bean and sweet potato tacos

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I am obsessed with Thug Kitchen. For the uninitiated, it is a vegan tumblr that talks about not eating overly-processed crap and gives recipes and tips for eating healthy, veggie-packed food. Only it is doing it with a bucketload of attitude and extreme swears. I cannot get enough. It has only … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Meatless Monday: Guest post – Indian Spiced Cauliflower

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Ok now you'll just have to excuse Christie from Fig and Cherry for being better than me at Meatless Mondays - it's not her fault she's so awesome! And if you haven't checked out her blog, DO IT. She puts most food bloggers to shame with her incredible photography and fresh, seasonal cooking. I might … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Raw chocolate yogurt mousse

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 Pin It I've been trying to healthen (it's a word, shut up!) chocolatey treats lately, and here comes Mademoiselle Slimalicious to give us mousse! Chocolate mousse! Genius. Impress your friends and family with this quick and healthy dessert! Ingredients 1 cup of Greek … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Vegan Ninja Stealth or just the way of the world?

Hello and please welcome Louisa this fine day! She's tricking people (in a good way!) and baking us cupcakes. This pleases me.  While I'm not vegetarian, I certainly seem to be drifting in that direction. In my daily life I'd say I'm about 90% there (the BF, however, is another story). … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Asparagus with vegan hollandaise.

 Pin ItOh Anne... you had me at "vegan hollandaise"! Anne blogs about homemaking over at Domesblissity - check it out, it's got tons of wonderful ideas for recipes, craft and being a stay at home mum.  I'm Anne and I blog at Domesblissity. I'm a 48 year old SAHM of a girl aged (nearly) … [Read more...]

vegan banana bread with caramelised buckinis

  I know some people believe banana bread should be frosted. I'm not usually one of those people. I firmly believe banana bread should have a crunchy crust. And be free to eat plain or spread with whatever takes your fancy... like caramelised buckinis, say. What's a buckini, you ask? I … [Read more...]

Banana-berry smoothie with Loving Earth

 Pin ItSo, as you already may know, I've been working with Loving Earth, making recipes from their amazing products and then GIVING THEM ALL AWAY!Not the used ones, that would be mean. Brand new packages of goodness headed straight to you!And let me tell you - this next prize pack is huge and … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday – Roast veggie and herb fettuccine

 Pin ItThis pasta was a lot of fun, as I got to use all of the delicious herbs that have been growing in my garden lately. (That reminds me - I need to do an update!) They really do pack a punch when cooking with tomatoes and zucchini and plain pasta, and I love that you can cater it to your own … [Read more...]

Vegan brownies with sour cherries, and a Loving Earth prize pack giveaway!

 Pin ItI have often thought about making vegan brownies but usually put it aside as it sounded harder than other vegan goodies - brownies have such a specific texture that I thought it would be somewhat difficult to replicate. Regular brownies are sort of crisp and chewy on the outside, with a … [Read more...]

Kid snacks: date and coconut balls

Back when I was looking for portable, home-made snacks for Abby I went through the usual - slices, biscuits, etc and even though I could make them reasonably healthy, I couldn't make them last longer than a couple of days. I do freeze muffins and things and that helps, but I wanted something that … [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...]

Meatless Monday – Disney World Chili

 Pin ItI'm told this recipe is for the chili that is served at Columbia Harbor House, Magic Kingdom at Disney World. But you know, it's the internet. My ability to verify this is pretty much zero. So I didn't bother!I found the recipe here and adapted it... like, they said to use 1.5 teaspoons of … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Yakisoba

Vegetarian yakisoba, Asian vegetarian recipe

Do you know what I really like? Soba noodles. And Japanese food. And putting cabbage in things. Cabbage is so underrated. I'm also not very fast at julienning carrots, and they're most certainly not the most evenly-cut thing I've ever produced, but I really like how everything is long and … [Read more...]