A Few Tips to Make Life Easier in the Kitchen

  • 14 October 2015

I knew I would be sharing lots of useful tips, information and fantastic recipe ideas with the students of the vegetarian chef and lifestyle training this year but what I hadn't bargained on was how much I would learn from the students themselves and from the guest facilitators. When seven people enter a kitchen at the same time there is so much to learn together, it is astounding.


Spicy Tahini Dressing

  • 07 October 2015

How I Became Inspired Again to Write Weekly Blogs (plus monthly recipe review - My New Roots)As many of you know I have focused my time and attention this year on creating The Vegan Cooking School. Establishing a wonderful training for people wanting to become vegan chefs or those who want to adopt a more healthy lifestyle.


How to Make a Perfect Soup Stock

  • 25 August 2015

I wonder how many of you out there shy away from making your own soup stock. Until a month or so ago, I was amongst you. I always made my soups with salt or Organic Aussie herb salt for flavouring. I vaguely remember making a stock once and couldn't understand why anyone would bother as it didn't taste all that good. However now I am completely addicted to making stock from scratch, it makes the...


Kang Kong with White Beans

  • 28 July 2015

In Honour of our local farmer Ian Cameron - (what to do with kang kong)I am reposting my kang kong recipe in honor of Ian Cameron. Ian Cameron is a farmer in our area who passed away last Thursday and today will be his celebration of life.I first met Ian when I saw he had kang kung growing on his stall at New Brighton's farmers market. I was elated as it was hard to find in our area despite it...


The Best Ever Savoury Pancakes

  • 01 July 2015

Last weekend was module three of The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training which was the Ayurvedic style of cooking and eating. During the first day we learned many traditional recipes from the wonderful Jacinta McEwan of Mullum Herbals. Amongst the recipes was my all time favourite pancakes. I have had these served up to me many a time at an afternoon tea when in India. I cooked them last night for...


Three easy things to do if you are starting to feel run down (and they work!!!)

  • 12 June 2015

Plenty of people seem to be catching colds as the cooler weather sets in. Determined to stay well and keep on doing what I love doing - working in the kitchen and teaching The Vegetarian Chef and Lifestyle Training- I will keep my immunity in tip top condition. When I do start to feel like I am getting run down I do the following very easy things to keep me in good shape. Hope you find these...


Never Go Hungry Again (Ideas for when you travel)

  • 01 May 2015

Never Go Hungry Again (Ideas for when you travel)Sitting at Sydney airport with a rumble in my belly I am prompted to write this blog. It is not often I leave home without my packed lunch, breakfast, dinner or snack. However this time I have done the unthinkable and I am hungry!!  As I cast my minds eye over the organic watermelon, apples, pears, oranges, hemp seeds and home made hummus that I...


Mexican Style Bake

  • 04 April 2015

A big part of me so wanted to title this blog post beans without letting the gas off (that is the expression my 6 year old nephew gives to flatulence) wasn't sure how appropriate that was for a title though. This blog post is an important one as so many people struggle with digesting beans and there really are some very simple solutions to this. Learn all about easy bean digestion below and the...


Nut Balls with Tahini Coconut Yoghurt Sauce

  • 23 March 2015

Could you go without meat for a week? Go on give it a go.How long can you go without eating meat?Can you go a week without eating meat- this week is your chance to give it a go. The 23rd of March to the 29th of March is Meat free week- an initiative set up in 2013What is meat free week?Meat free week is an opportunity t,o as a collective give up meat for a week-Why give up meat for a week?Three...


Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse

  • 16 March 2015

What brings you joy? Is being in service on your list?At the recent Uplift festival I listened to a panel of doctors and well being experts talk about true wellness. They told us that they often ask their clients the question "What brings you joy? " We were then asked to note down what brings us joy.