Raw Meyer lemon & blueberry cheesecake

Raw Meyer lemon & blueberry cheesecake

This raw Meyer lemon and blueberry cheesecake is sweet if Meyer lemons are used and a wee bit tart with blueberry flavour.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>spring section.

Orange upside down cake

Orange upside down cake


If you are a lover of dark, slightly bitter chocolate and sweet navel oranges, you’ll love this vegan cake as it’s refined sugar free and contains a yummy ‘secret ingredient'.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>winter section.

Asparagus & lemon labne tart

Asparagus & lemon labne tart

This asparagus and lemon labne tart with a vegan crust is perfect light dish for a spring luncheon or dinner.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>spring section.

Mock turkey w cranberry, walnut & apple stuffing

Mock turkey w cranberry, walnut & apple stuffing

Our family's favourite christmas recipe from my beloved mother is a perfect main for vegans. The recipe can be found in recipes>summer section.

Buckwheat pancakes w roasted fruit

Buckwheat pancakes w roasted fruit

Making buckwheat pancakes, when family visit for Sunday brunch, is a weekend ritual.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>breakfast section.

Caulifower & raspberry cheesecake

Caulifower & raspberry cheesecake


This cauliflower and raspberry cheesecake is an adaption from Lee Holmes, too good not to introduce.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>summer section.

About

About

It’s so true that your home environment and life’s experiences define who you are. Being the child of a foodie, who prepared plant-based meals for her family before it was well known, has fashioned the way I eat and the meals I prepare for my family, friends and guests.

Green salad w avocado lime dressing

Green salad w avocado lime dressing

I remember often walking with my beloved mother along the creek that flowed by our house to a little pond where watercress grew wild near the edges.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>spring section.

Green super smoothie

Green super smoothie

Drinking green smoothies would be arduous if it wasn’t for key ingredients that turn it into a refreshing creamy sensation.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>breakfast section.

About

About

We’ve chosen to finally put down roots, live in one place, live by the sea, and get to know the rhythm of life on a tiny island. I love living where we can enjoy ‘proper’ seasons: autumn’s coloured leaves, cold frosty winters, blossoms in the spring, hot dry summers with stormy nights. I delight in eating a variety of foods from cyclical seasons.

Rawnola + Spicy citrus & berry smoothie

Rawnola + Spicy citrus & berry smoothie

Both these recipes are unique:

- the rawnola uses a method that creates clumps

- the citrus smoothie has ingredients that awaken your digestion, suppress your appetite and provides protein and energy.

The recipes can be found in the recipes>breakfast section.

Vegetable minestrone w sourdough chunks

Vegetable minestrone w sourdough chunks


Minestrones conjure visions of warmth and hidden nutrition with each slurp that make it a hard-to-beat mid-winter meal.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>winter section.

Hummus four ways

Hummus four ways

The four hummus are:

- Basic Hummus

- Roasted Beetroot & Cumin Hummus with Pistachios & Orange

- Moroccan Roasted Eggplant Hummus

- Roasted Red Capsicum & Garlic Hummus with Toasted Walnuts and Feta

The recipes can be found in the recipes>basics section.

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

Like a little black dress, chocolate chip cookies are a favourite any time of the year. These cookies are crisp on the outside, with chocolate and citrus flavours inside; too good to resist.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>spring section.

 

Rest & relaxation

Rest & relaxation

Past a couple of houses, follow a winding path through a shearwater nesting ground, down the stairs, and I arrive at my beach, my place to unwind. Downtime is crucial when we all work so hard.

Health & wellbeing

Health & wellbeing

Eating seasonal produce

Most of us know that eating in-season, fresh vegetables and fruit from our kitchen gardens or local markets, is good for you because the food is at its nutritional peak. 

Vegan rhubarb, ginger & carrot cake

Vegan rhubarb, ginger & carrot cake

These rhubarb, ginger and carrot cake slices are a perfect treat for afternoon tea or a little cake for dessert with ice cream.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>spring section.

Food, family & friends

Food, family & friends

Several years ago, a dear friend and I were discussing Christmas dinner; the dishes we planned to make and more importantly who was coming. I’ve never forgotten who she planned to invite: of course, a few family members, a couple of friends, a work college and more interestingly, a lady she’s just met who’d been resigned to spending Christmas alone. It’s true, hospitality is love in action.

Winter

Winter

Citrus goodness

The pleasure in setting a table

The pleasure in setting a table

The act or practice of receiving and entertaining strangers or guests without reward – Webster

Vegan fig & orange Christmas pudding

Vegan fig & orange Christmas pudding

Whether you choose to include the hidden orange or not the flavour is 'irresistible' in this fig and orange Christmas pudding.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>summer section.

Cherry tomato, oregano & labne tart

Cherry tomato, oregano & labne tart

The cherry tomato, oregano and labne tart is a simple summery tart with a vegan crust.

The recipe can be found in the recipes>summer section.

Festive flourless Christmas cake

Festive flourless Christmas cake

This festive flourless Christmas cake recipe, that's full of fruit and nuts, can be found in the recipes>summer section.

Summer

Summer

A summer Christmas family feast on the back deck of our seaside cottage.

Summer

Summer

Early morning walks along the seashore; my favourite summer place to be.

Bircher muesli w fruit coulis

Bircher muesli w fruit coulis

Topped with fresh fruit or a fruit coulis, either way it's delicious and can be found in the recipe>breakfast section.

Curried kale, potato & hummus galette

Curried kale, potato & hummus galette

The pastry is vegan, and the curry is made quickly from scratch while the kale wilts in the fry pan; two reasons for its pleasing flavour.

This moreish galette can be found in the recipes>winter section.

Raspberry & white chocolate muffins

Raspberry & white chocolate muffins

For dessert, breakfast or a snack these little beauties are delectable. The instructions for making these muffins is in the recipes>summer section.

Easy vegan ice creams

Easy vegan ice creams

FIVE delightful fruity ice cream flavours:

- Matcha green tea ice cream

- watermelon & raspberry ice cream

- blueberry & maqui ice cream

- chocolate hazelnut & coconut ice cream

- peach & banana ice cream

All are so delicious, it's hard to choose a favourite. The recipes are in recipes>summer section.

Thai Massaman curry w edamame & keffir lime

Thai Massaman curry w edamame & keffir lime

How to make the Thai Massaman Curry and if you're not in a rush the curry paste, are in the recipes>international food section.

Overnite oats

Overnite oats

The instructions using a fruit flavour base is found in the recipes>breakfast section.

Chocolate smoothie

Chocolate smoothie

Two chocolate smoothie recipes with these options:

- caramel

- nutella

can be found in the recipes>breakfast section.