Beetroot and Carrot Soup with Fresh Herb Drizzle

Wow – this soup tastes as interesting as it looks – but it’s so yummy. The balance of acidity and natural sweetness combined with the rich, hearty flavours and body of the chickpeas make it a favourite.

Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto

This tasty pesto adds a real lift to winter pizzas or crostini – hearty and bold flavours from walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Very simple to make – just process everything into a paste! We use the dehydrated tomatoes, but if you have ready-to use sun-dried tomatoes in oil that’s fine too. Enjoy 🙂

Green Pea Sauce

Great on the quinoa burgers! Or to accompany any rice dish.

Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa – that wonderful ancient grain that’s a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids as well as being high in minerals, and naturally gluten-free and delicious. Here we cook it, add seasoning and vegetables, then blend half of it to make it stick together, and form it into patties which are baked in the oven…

Brussels Sprouts in Coconut Cream Sauce

It’s winter and Brussels sprouts are in season. Here’s one delicious way to serve them. Like any vegetable, the Brussels sprouts are best cooked in the minimum amount of water possible so they are more steaming than boiling. We can then use that water in the sauce, keeping all the flavour and nutrients in the…

Homestyle Baked Beans

Beans are a great option, especially in winter. Economical and nutritious. The children at our early childhood centre love these beans, as do the adults 😉 We serve them with baked polenta wedges or over brown rice.

Waffles for Breakfast!

Wholegrain waffles are a great healthy way to start the day. When people ask me about simple gluten-free breakfasts, I often point them to waffles. Once you have a good waffle iron the rest is simple. The basic recipe is this: freshly ground flour from a grain or your choice, ground seeds/nuts, salt, water. The…

Soft Shell Tacos

Handmade soft-shell tacos. This is a wonderful tactile experience – a step in the direction of slow living. Not that it’s time consuming, it’s not, and the result is so many times superior to shop-bought tacos. The comparison has some parallels to shop-bought versus handmade pasta I suppose. I am sure this is a wonderful thing…

Vegan Creamy Celery Soup

Here is a creamy and delicious vegan take on celery soup. The flavours are subtle but well balnanced. Creaminess comes from potato and soy cream – you could also use some cashew topping instead of the soy cream.

Vegan Bolognese Sauce

This hearty bolognese sauce gets extra body from the addition of a baked cauliflower/walnut/tomato paste mixture.

Walnut Parmesan

The Parmesan-like sprinkles in the Nutballs photo is a delicious walnut Parmesan replacement made from just 4 ingredients – walnuts, nutritional yeast, salt, olive oil. I can eat it by the handful it is so satisfying and tasty. Great on pasta or salad or anywhere you would use Parmesan.

Creamy Corn Sauce

A delicious use of the cashew topping recipe, great served on a jacket potato.