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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Springtime Leek and Chickpea Soup 1

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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Vegan Tuna Wrap

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Vegan Tuna Wrap

This whole vegetarian thing I’ve been doing lately has been a real trip.  No, not because I’m discovering new and obscure super expensive foods to cook with, but because it’s helped me use everyday ordinary foods in ways I never would have imagined.  Take my Vegan Tuna Wrap for example.  If you had told me 12 months ago I’d be making myself vegan tuna for lunch I would have laughed in your face.

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Caponata Plate with Rocket and Roasted Cauliflower

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Caponata Plate with Rocket and Roasted Cauliflower

I came across Caponata when I was going through my Italian cooking phase.  And let me tell you, I still love to cook with Italian flavours but I. Was. Obsessed.  Here’s me, borrowing every Italian cook book from  the library I could find.  Watching endless YouTube videos of Italian mammas cooking authentic dishes (in Italian I might add).  I just couldn’t get enough.

One of the reasons I really love Italian cooking, aside from the taste, is how forgiving the recipes are.  You really can’t go wrong.  This was music to my ears, novice home cook that I was.

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What’s Cooking?

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Four Beans

Whether you call yourself a vegetarian or not, everybody can benefit from a couple of meat free meals per week. Veggies are gentle on our systems, easier for our bodies to break down.  Not to mention easier on the wallet.

Often people think they would like to try say, ‘Meatless Monday’ but they just don’t know where to start. Well fear not my friends!  The great thing about veggie blogs is they’re not just for vegetarians.  At a new green leaf not only do you get all my favorites that I cook at home but some great inspiration from around the web too.

The following are some of the super yummy recipes that I want to try this week. Continue reading “What’s Cooking?”