This Chickpea Tikka Masala is my new FAVOURITE thing to make. There are so many flavours and it's really rich, creamy and 'meaty' due to the mushrooms. The original recipe is taken from The Happy Pear's new book 'Recipes for Happiness'. This is my *slightly* modified Tikka Masala recipe for all my fellow coriander haters! Definitely a crowd pleaser.Read More
...ok bear with me if you saw the word 'cacao' and internally shuddered imagining chocolate mixed with black bean tacos.
These tacos are SO delicious and contain a small amount of cacao that increases the richness of this dish. What you might not know is that many Mexican dishes actually contain dark chocolate and cacao as a base ingredient! I tested this recipe over the weekend and it got my boyfriend's stamp of approval too...Read More
I spent Sunday at the Sydney Vegan Market in Marrickville chowing down on ALL the vegan treats that I could handle. I had everything from chocolate filled crepes, southern style burgers, egg-free omelettes to popcorn chicken. Yes, I had to take a little nap afterwards... FOOD COMA.
The market launched Nov. 19 and runs every third Sunday of the month between 9am and 4pm. As well as food, the market also stocks ethical fashion, skincare, florists and a tonne of other stalls. There was even a kitten cuddle tent and a dingo cuddle tent with money going to the respective animal charities!Read More
As someone who has sweet potato wedges with practically every meal, a generous dollop (ahem, more like entire tub) of hummus is a necessary accompaniment. Up until recently I actually hadn't made homemade hummus and it came as a surprise how easy it is to do, not to mention how much tastier it is than store bought versions! Here is my favourite roasted red pepper & paprika recipe...Read More
I took a much-anticipated trip to Joe's Sandwich Bar yesterday. There's something very comforting, yet indulgent about getting your hands around and tucking into a generously filled sandwich, bursting full of interesting food combinations. Located in the CBD district of Sydney, Joe's is a newly-opened, humble vegan sandwich shop with possibly THE best bread and filling combinations I’ve had in ages. Because some days nothing beats a good, old-fashioned sandwich.Read More
I went to Melbourne last weekend and first on my list of places to go was Matcha Mylkbar - an award winning vegan cafe.I have been following their amazing plant-based creations on Insta for a few years now, at a time when I wasn't even sure if I'd ever make it as far as Australia. Safe to say excitement levels reached 'night before Christmas' heights.Read More
One of my favourite breakfasts is the super simple baked beans on toast. There is something very comforting and warming about it. Perhaps it is the memories of eating it as a child. Whatever it is, it is pure delicious. Lately I have started to make my own baked beans so that I can limit the sugar (always surprises me how much sugar is often added to the store bought varieties!) and also add some spice as I like my food with a bit of a kick!Read More
This is the cake I baked for my 30th birthday celebrations and it may be the most EPIC and indulgent cake I have ever made! If you can't have the dirtiest (in the best possible way!), richest cake on your birthday then when can you!?Read More
I have been craving burgers lately and really wanted to make some using chickpeas, sweet potato and veggies! The reason I was SO keen to use chickpeas is that I wanted to use the aquafaba (chickpea brine/water) to make vegan mayo too!
These burgers serve 8 portions are super easy to make, they're vegan and gluten free. I cooked half (stored some in the fridge) and then froze the other half (before cooking so that they hold the shape).Read More
I fancied baking a sweet treat last night and decided on a new brownie recipe! I normally make sweet potato brownies as they’re my go-to healthy treat but wanted to shake things up a bit.
This recipe's key ingredient is.... *drum roll* ... CHICKPEAS!
Interestingly my friends have all loved these and preferred these ones over my sweet potato brownies! I think it is the fabulous tahini fudge icing :)Read More