Recipes

The Universal Love Language Food is a universal love language.  It’s why only a year ago I shifted gears completely and

Raspberry Vanilla Loaf I absolutely love this simple, loaf cake.  It’s light, fluffy and a perfect afternoon tea type of loaf.

Vegan Anzac Biscuits INGREDIENTS 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup gluten-free flour ½ cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¾

The Paradox of Slowing Down to Speed up Holy shit!  I don’t know what is happening this year, but it is

Chocolate Fudgy Almond Cake Ingredients CAKE 1 ¼ cups almond meal 1 ½ cups gluten free plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder

Nut Crunch Muesli Bar Ingredients 5 medjool dates 2 cups of oats (I used Brushwoods) 3 tablespoons almond butter ½ cup hemp

Nut Free Muesli Bar Ingredients 5 medjool dates 2 cups of oats (I used Brushwoods) 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup 2 tablespoons

Vegan Parmesan Ingredients 5 tablespoons nutritional yeast ¼ cup of unsalted raw brazil nuts ½ teaspoon salt  ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Vegetarian Lasgana Lasagna is such a favourite meal in our family. When growing up lasagna was my absolute favourite dish. I have such

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie These chocolate brownies would have be to me by go to sweet treat when I’m after a decadent

Vegetable Pakora Marrying into an Indian family has been an absolute blessing on so many levels.  Most importantly was the opening

Zucchini Ravioli with Vegan and Spinach Ricotta This dish would have to be one of my all-time favourite meals.  Don’t get

Carrot Cake with Cashew Butter Icing Before moving to a plant-based diet, carrot cake was a regular event in my dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free INGREDIENTS 2 flax eggs 1 ½ cups almond meal 1 cup gluten free plain flour

Orange Almond Cake When I think of orange and almond cake my mind instantly takes me to a place of complete

A CONNECTED HEART-FELT WEEKEND A week ago, I ran my first plant-based cooking retreat at Woody Grove Retreat, Mapleton. What an

Berry Granola Raw Cheesecake All of my family members go crazy for anything sweet and berry. They say it’s a perfect

Zucchini Vegan Ricotta Fritters Growing up in an Italian family, with my mum as a chef, ricotta was a classic ingredient

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara Carbonara sauce is one of those non-vegan delights. It’s a dish I enjoyed before moving towards a whole-foods,

CHOCOLATE MINT SLICE As a kid, I have such fond memories of watching my favourite TV show of an evening whilst devouring

Ramblings from a 40 something year old woman I woke up this morning feeling rather determined.  I wake up motivated most

Baba ganoush This versatile, Middle Eastern dip is one of my absolute favourites.  If you love hummus, then you’re going to

Roast Moroccan Carrots with Baba ganoush My love affair with vegetables continues with this incredible roast carrot dish.  Inspired by Moroccan

Espresso Chocolate Tart This dessert combines my two loves chocolate and coffee.  Seriously what more could you ask for.  It’s the

Brown Rice and Lentil Salad Some days, you just need a recipe that you can put together in a few minutes

Almond Peanut Butter Biscuit Bites I’m a total fan of any kind of cookie that is covered in chocolate.  But when

Chickpea Soup When I think of chick pea soup memories of my dad flood my heart. It was one of dad’s

Vegetable Broth As a kid my mum always made us broth and we absolutely loved it, especially with tortellini swimming in

Banana Bread There are so many ways to whip up a banana bread and I’m constantly changing the way I make

Chili Mexican Beans My version of Chili con Carne, minus the meat! A nourishing, rich, high protein dish perfect served with

Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice Okay, so chocolate and peanut butter – is it a match made in heaven!  Heck yes!  On

Lentil and Walnut Ragu Where would we be without spaghetti bolognese and bolognese lasagna? It’s been, and still is an Italian

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice I was not a huge peanut butter fan growing up but as I moved towards a

Nonna, what are we eating today? A usual Saturday morning, Nonna was up early, making home made pasta.  My Nonna, Delia,

Raw Lime Cheescake Slice Lime and coconut really are a match made in heaven. I’ve fallen in love with raw vegan

Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Frosting I’ve always loved making cakes, but more the traditional way with eggs and butter. As

Spaghetti alla Fi Fi I’m guessing by now you know I’m a little obsessed with pasta.  Most of my pasta recipes

Vegan Ricotta INGREDIENTS 1 pack of firm tofu – 200 grams 3 cloves of garlic 1 cup of raw cashews 3

IT REALLY WAS MAGICAL Last weekend was a perfect example of what it means to feel full, unconditional love.  And it

Lentil and Potato Dhal Before I met my now-husband, which was about 22 years ago I’d never explored the world of

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Torte I confess – I’m a chocolate addict. Anyone with me here? I eat it every day. I

My intention today was to make a classic vegan pesto. I was making a tomato bruschetta for dinner and wanted to

FOOD, FRIENDS AND FAMILY It’s Monday, early morning, the kids and hubby are asleep, the house is quiet, the birds are

Raspberry Coulis This one is super quick and easy. It’s such a great healthy sweet treat. Pour over yoghurt, pancakes, fruit

Banana Pancakes Do you remember as a kid, there was something special about weekend breakfasts? With all the time in the

I spent my Friday morning in the kitchen creating new recipes as I do every Friday, and this particular morning as I wiped the bench a wave of deep emotion and gratitude moved over me. I remained paralysed at the bench and my eyes welled with tears. What is going on I asked myself? I sat with it and let myself feel this emotion. And then as quickly as it came it left and I was left with a deep sense of gratitude. I get to spend every Friday doing what brings me joy, what fills my soul and nourishes my heart.

Broccoli Pasta My kids love pasta, so combining it with broccoli is a winning combination. Raising vegetarian kids means I’m always

Spaghetti with Roast Cauliflower and Tomato I’ve grown to love cauliflower over the last couple of years. As I kid I

MY JOURNEY TO PLANT-BASED EATING I wasn’t always a plant-based eater. I was raised in an Italian family.  My mum was

Jaffa Bites For some reason, fruit and chocolate just go hand in hand – berry chocolate, cherry chocolate, pear and chocolate,