Smashed Peas with Almonds and Chilli

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Smashed Peas with Almonds and Chilli

When people come to dinner at my place I like to have a home-made dip ready to serve with drinks.  It’s a great way to relax into the evening and allows you a little extra prep time for your main meal.  I have several dips I alternate between but I wanted to share this one with you today because of it’s festive vibe.  Unexpected, vibrant, and incredibly tasty, this Smashed Peas with Almonds and Chilli is a real show stopper.

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Super Simple Falafel

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Falafel Ingredients

When you think falafel you think street food right?  They are so much more than that. Falafel are a great meat free meal idea that’s incredibly easy to make at home. Nourishing, filling, and versatile, you can’t go wrong with homemade falafel. Continue reading “Super Simple Falafel”

What’s Cooking?

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Tahini and Olive Oil

The holidays are fast approaching – where’s 2017 gone?  I don’t know about you, but I like to get creative with my dishes when friends and family come around during the festive season.  The following are some deliciously inspiring finds from around the web. Continue reading “What’s Cooking?”

Maple Breakfast Crepes with Cashew Butter and Chia Seeds

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Maple Breakfast Crepes

These Maple Breakfast Crepes are a weekend staple in our house.  I make them on those mornings everyone stays in their pajamas until 11am.  Then we all sit around and eat while we watch waaaay too many cartoons.  Heaven!

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Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts

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Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts

How do you feel about beetroot?  If I’m completely honest, it’s never been my favorite vegetable.  In fact until recently, the last time I ate beetroot was when I was about 6 years old.  The story goes like this… Continue reading “Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts”

Springtime Leek and Chickpea Soup

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Leek and Chickpea Soup with Toast

Springtime in Melbourne means many things.  It’s the smell of jasmine in the air. The warm t-shirt days followed by the cold, rainy ones. It’s during springtime that Melbourne really lives up to it’s reputation of four seasons in one day.  Which is why some days, during springtime in Melbourne, only a comforting soup will do.

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Rainbow Salad Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing

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Rainbow Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

It can be tricky sometimes as a vegetarian living with a couple of meat eaters.  The dilemma I often face is, how do I feed my family as well as myself without having to cook two completely different meals? I find the best way around this is by being prepared.  As long as I’ve got a variety of nuts in the pantry, a packet of leafy greens and a jar of previously made dressing in the fridge I’m good to go.  In fact, that’s exactly how my Rainbow Salad Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing came to be.

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What’s Cooking?

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Spinach, quinoa, and sundried tomatoes

It’s no secret that I love food.  I love to cook it, eat it, think about it, and shop for it.  What I’m making for dinner is often the first thing on my mind when I get up in the morning.  That’s why I love the internet.  You can find inspiration around every virtual corner.  The following recipes are some of my favorites for this week. Continue reading “What’s Cooking?”

The Best Veggie Cheese Spread

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Veggie Cheese Dip

During my time as an omnivore I loved cheese.  I would eat cheese every day, sometimes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I couldn’t get enough.  The thing is, once I became a vegetarian I found all the cheese I was eating didn’t quite work for me anymore. That’s why I love this Veggie Cheese Spread so much.  I can have all the yumminess of cheese without any of the discomfort. Continue reading “The Best Veggie Cheese Spread”

Energizing Kale and Mix Bean Salad

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Kale and Mix Bean Salad

School’s back, so it’s back to my routine. At our house, it takes a good week to get back into the swing of things.  Which is why for me, it’s important to be prepared.  This includes making a lovely big, nourishing bowl of goodness that will last me several days in the fridge. Enter stage right – my Energizing Kale and Mix Bean Salad.

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