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 [...]

What is miso? + a recipe: Miso Grilled Eggplant

What is miso? + a recipe:  Miso Grilled Eggplant

Miso is traditional Japanese seasoning made from soybeans and a grain (e.g. rice, barley, wheat, rye), fermented with salt and koji (a fungus). Before the fungus part grosses you out, this is the part that gives it health benefits, providing gut-friendly beneficial bacteria!  Miso has a salty, umami flavour and is incredibly delicious as a [...]

Vegan Bean & Mushroom ‘Meatballs’ (VG/GF)

Vegan Bean & Mushroom ‘Meatballs’ (VG/GF)

A plant-based meal perfect for lunch or dinner, entertaining guests or meal-prep. These protein and fibre rich vegan 'meatballs' made with black beans and mushrooms will make you forget you've even skipped the meat. You'll be a Meatless Monday pro in no time! The vegan meatballs are a good balance of protein, healthy fats, low [...]