Potato Soup with Sauteed Mushrooms, Kale and Garlic

October 1, 2016
Potato Soup

There’s nothing quite like a nice creamy soup – and this one really hits the spot! Do you ever get recipe ideas (or any creative ideas, for that matter) floating around in your head and then you finally make it, and it turns out brilliantly? (and sometimes not so brilliantly…) Well, this Potato Soup with Sauteed Mushrooms, Kale and Garlic was one such idea (that turned out brilliantly). I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gilberts Big Magic lately, and it’s such a wonderful…

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Pear and Chocolate Skillet Cake

September 28, 2016
Pear & Chocolate Skillet Cake

Pear and Chocolate is such a good combination – don’t you think? And this Pear and Chocolate Skillet Cake is no exception! I kept seeing the words skillet cake around the internet – and I thought – what the heck is a skillet cake!? I had no idea what it was! Anyway… I somehow figured out that it was a cake cooked in a frypan that has a steel handle on it so it can go into the oven. Weird,…

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27 salads to feed your mind!

September 23, 2016
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Let’s talk about salads. Boring, you may think? Think again, with these awesome creations from bloggers around the world. We’ve got something for every occasion here! Noodle salads, pasta salad, potato salad, bright and colourful salads, nourishing salads… we’ve got it all. There’s a salad for every palate in this tasty and bountiful collection of recipes – so grab a warm cup of tea and a comfy seat and get ready to drool! 1. Rainbow Nourishments – Wintery Beetroot and…

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Pesto Kelp Noodle Salad

September 21, 2016
Pesto Kelp Noodle Salad

This Pesto Kelp Noodle Salad is so nourishing and delicious! It’s the perfect dish for Spring. We sat on the back deck and ate ours, savouring every mouthful! Sounds kind of weird, eating kelp! I mean, it’s seaweed! You would think that it would taste disgusting! But these kelp noodles are tasteless! They will take on the taste of what you mix it with – that’s why we mixed ours with a gorgeous homemade pesto, some sun-dried tomatoes, olives, mixed greens and…

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Mandarin Kumquat Spritzer

September 20, 2016
Mandarin Kumquat Spritzer

This Mandarin Kumquat Spritzer is a really great drink to quench your thirst. Perfect as the weather is getting warmer and we want nice fizzy drinks to revitalise and energise us – but without the refined sugar and preservatives! I remember we had cumquats growing in our yard when I was younger, but we never used them – I thought they were just an ornamental tree! I got given some cumquats at the local organic farmers market a few days ago,…

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Taupo and Rotorua

September 17, 2016
Champagne Pool

Wow, talk about a fresh night! We drove around for two hours looking for a place to free camp. It’s a bit difficult inland to find legal spots that don’t look dodgy haha! We ended up staying at the back of a hotel carpark which provided overnight camping for a small fee. Turns out this hotel was situated in an alpine village called Opunake, right by Tongariro National Park, where Mt Doom from Lord of the Rings is located. We…

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3 ingredient Blackberry Protein Ice Cream

September 14, 2016
Blackberry Protein Ice Cream

The creamy goodness of this 3 ingredient Blackberry Protein Ice cream tastes just like sorbet – it’s soft and creamy and airy, all at the same time! Ice cream is one of those things that I love – when I was younger I used to have it all the time. There was ALWAYS room for ice cream after dinner. I was delighted when I discovered that you can make ice cream out of frozen bananas! So easy, and healthy too!…

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Vegan Tofu Lettuce Cups (San Choy Bow)

September 10, 2016
Vegan Tofu Lettuce Cups (San Choy Bow)

There’s just something so satisfying about these Vegan Tofu Lettuce Cups – aka, San Choy Bow. They are wonderfully tasty, filling and healthy. I love the crispy bite of the lettuce combined with the tofu mixture inside it. It’s heaven on earth! I’ve been a bit obsessed with vietnamese vegan dishes lately – I made some Bahn Mi Rolls last week, which were amazing, and I’ve got a Bahn Mi Salad in my mind at the moment too… I just…

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Atlantis Salad

September 7, 2016
Atlantis Salad

It’s Spring here in Australia, and it’s a great time for salads! So glad the winter is finally coming to an end (some would argue that we don’t even have a winter here in sunny Queensland!) and the days are getting warmer, with flowers blooming and the sweet smell of jasmine in the air. This Atlantis Salad is a wonderful salad to add to your salad recipe collection! Salads are a bit underrated, I find! There used to be a…

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Vegan Eats around Auckland

September 6, 2016
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We had a wonderful time eating our way around Auckland! We were only there a couple days either side of our trip, but we managed to pack in a few places! Here’s a few of the vegan and vegan friendly places we went to in Auckland. Auckland has a great little vegan community and everyone was so friendly and wonderful.  If you’re travelling to New Zealand, join the Auckland Vegans Facebook Page – you’ll get some great tips on whats going on around…

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