Mushroom Pepper Sauce

  • 01 November 2016

What pepper was used in your house? I couldn’t remember past the black pepper in the grinder but recently was reminded that I grew up with white pepper. I had completely forgotten this until one of the guest teachers who was teaching on the Vegan chef and lifestyle training requested I buy white pepper for him. I wasn’t really sure why he wanted it and ordered some organic white pepper corns from...


Black Rice and Coconut Porridge with Fruit Compote

  • 25 October 2016

Who of you out there are like me and struggle to know what to have for breakfast. I am not one of those people who can have the same thing for brekky everyday. I will go a week with having a smoothie and get tired of it, a few weeks on toast, a couple of days on fruit salad, a week on salad, in winter a few days of soup and occasionally a porridge here and there.


Vegan Spaghetti Bolognaise Takes Me Back to 1977

  • 19 October 2016

Who remembers the first time they ate spaghetti bolognaise? I do! My family and I were living in the tiny town of Katherine in the Northern Territory, the population then was a bit over three thousand and it was 1977. My mum had come home with a bag (paper bag in those days) full of groceries and she pulled out a hand written recipe given to her by her boss. My brother and I asked as we always...


Quinoa lentil and Cauliflower Salad with a Currant Sauce

  • 12 October 2016

Book review time. Last Tuesday I went on a book shop binge and $269 later I walked out with two canvas bags full (I am praying my partner is not reading this blog post because that really was extravagant). Amongst those books was a great new cookbook called Neighbourhood by Hetty Mckinnon.


Salad Remnoise with Sunflower Seed Dip

  • 05 October 2016

Where I live it is starting to warm up and I love this time of the year. It is warm enough to eat salads every meal of every day which brings me great joy as salad is my favourite food. What I especially love during spring is salad with some cooked components and some raw ingredients too. As I sat writing this blog last Thursday I thought I would embark on sharing a vegan Nicoise recipe or a...


Gluten Free Peace Biscuits

  • 27 September 2016

Following on from last weeks blog I wanted to talk about sugar and what to use if you do want to treat yourself to a bit of sugar in a sweet dessert or arvo tea. It is also high time I got a sweet recipe to you, it is a long time since I have done so. As my regular readers will know I tend to focus on savoury foods. But here we go this is the first blog of a few I will do on alternative...


Preservative Free Vegan Mayonnaise

  • 19 September 2016

When I was studying to be a primary school teacher way back in 1993, I took myself to the CSIRO for a science assignment. While I was waiting for the person I was there to meet, I noticed a guide on food preservatives. The guide listed what each food preservative number meant and the potential side effects of each number. I was shocked to see some of the possible side effects...


My fave soup at the moment- sunchoke and silverbeet

  • 18 August 2016

These little beauties go by the name of earth apple, sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke just to name a few. They are tasty indeed, it is hard for me to get any of them in the soup pot because they taste great raw and I am known for my picking. They are a winter root veggie that are packed with vitamin C, A and E aswell as having a good source of minerals including our all time favourite, iron. Blended...


Warm White Bean Dip with Raw and Roasted Veg

  • 14 July 2016

Vegan Fondue (is that even possible) the last recipe review of the book ' My New Roots'For those who follow my blog posts you will remember last year I started a recipe review on Sarah Britons book ' My New Roots'. A month or so back the realisation that I had left that project unfinished hit me and then in the last foundation module  of The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training, two of the students...


Veets Feel Good Lunch

  • 28 May 2016

Do you know if what you are eating is right for you?I love the course I teach. The modules have been carefully planned in a particular order that  enable students to begin to work out what way of eating is best suited to their constitution, their body type and what makes them feel good.I love that we can all choose to listen to what our body needs to eat and style food around a few different...