Minestrone Soup (gfo/vg)

Minestrone Soup (gfo/vg)

I have a number of childhood memories of my Mum's and Nonna's cooking. They usually involve pasta or soup, I guess because we relate these dishes with comfort and family.  I remember my Mum making soup when we were sick, and still to this day its exactly what I make when I feel run down, [...]

Cauliflower, Quinoa & Kale Power Salad (vg/gf)

Cauliflower, Quinoa & Kale Power Salad (vg/gf)

This plant-based power salad tastes incredible! Full of roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, softened kale leaves, protein packed quinoa, with sweet orange and pomegranate, and sprinkled with pumpkin and pepita seeds for some crunch. I've kept the dressing light and easy, simply using some of the juice squeezed out of the pomegranate, and a high-quality extra virgin [...]

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower & Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (gf/vg)

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower & Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (gf/vg)

This is hands down the BEST salad I've ever created. It's fresh, healthy and so full of yummy flavours with only a handful of ingredients needed and easy to whip up in no time. It's vegan friendly (make it for meatless Monday), gluten free and low carb. But most importantly it's packed with nutrients, fibre [...]

5-min Green Goddess Dressing (gf/df/vg)

5-min Green Goddess Dressing (gf/df/vg)

A healthy, nutrient-packed green goddess dressing or sauce, that can be made in 5 minutes and eaten everyday? Yes please! Something I'm really big on is making my own sauces and dressings. You just won't find me consuming pre-made bottled/packaged dressings (with a couple of exceptions such as Sriracha). But why, you ask? It's because [...]

Summer Bircher Muesli with Mango (gfo/vgo)

Summer Bircher Muesli with Mango (gfo/vgo)

Bircher muesli is one of those great recipes that can be made ahead (i.e. the night before), so you have breakfast ready to go in the morning. Perfect for busy bees! You can even make a large batch and store in the fridge for the next 4 days. My version of this scrumptious breakfast is [...]

5 ways with Oats: How to make the Perfect Porridge & Overnight Oats

5 ways with Oats: How to make the Perfect Porridge & Overnight Oats

Oats are such a nutritional powerhouse and certainly one of my favourite breakfast meals! They make the perfect warming nourishing breakfast porridge in the colder months. And are fresh and delicious eaten cold as overnight oats paired with summer fruits in the warmer weather. What's even better is you can make a large batch prepped [...]

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (vg/gf) + the health benefits of chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (vg/gf) + the health benefits of chickpeas

Chickpeas are so versatile aren't they! Their buttery nutty flavour makes them delicious in curries, salads, buddha bowls, or as a moorish vegan snack. Not to mention they make hummus and falafel... yum!! Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fibre, iron, folate and numerous other nutrients (magnesium, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin B6, [...]

Broccoli crumbed with Polenta & Nutritional Yeast (vg/gf)

Broccoli crumbed with Polenta & Nutritional Yeast (vg/gf)

I'll admit I love simple steamed broccoli. But you know when sometimes you just want something a little more, I don't know... exciting? This deliciously healthy (and mighty quick) side dish changes the broccoli game! I've crumbed broccolini with polenta and nutritional yeast flakes. Then lightly pan cooked it to give it a crumbly "cheesy" [...]

Meatless Monday Kale & Legume Chilli (vg/gf) + info on soaking & cooking legumes

Meatless Monday Kale & Legume Chilli (vg/gf) + info on soaking & cooking legumes

Meatless Monday made easy with this nourishing and warming slow cooked plant-based chilli dish. Slow cooked meals on cold winters days always hits the spot!! By incorporating a few plant-based / vegan meatless dishes (or days) each week, you will significantly improve your health, lower your grocery bills and contribute to environmental sustainability. Take the [...]

Crispy Baked Tofu (vg/gf) + my thoughts on making healthy lifestyle changes

Crispy Baked Tofu (vg/gf) + my thoughts on making healthy lifestyle changes

If you haven't tried tofu or aren't exactly a fan, then you simply MUST try this tofu dish! It's perfect as a side to a plant-based main meal, or even a healthy high protein vegan snack. Tofu isn't something I eat a lot of but it does comes in handy for a little extra protein [...]