Salutary Samosas

SALUTARY SAMOSAS

Kate Baked Goods, Lunch, Picnic Food, Recipes, Savoury, Snack, Spring, Vegan 1 Comment

Who would have thought that a healthy version of a typically fried-in-vegetable-oil snack could exist (unless you’ve already seen this one). My inspiration for this recipe comes yet again from the first inventor of a healthy samosa (to my knowledge) and my ultimate idol Sarah B. of My New Roots. I received her very inspired cookbook as a Birthday gift from …

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ZESTY FREEKEH SALAD WITH PEAS AND ROCKET

Kate Grains, Lunch, Main Dish, Picnic Food, Recipes, Savoury, Spring, Vegan Leave a Comment

What a start to Spring in Sydney… first we were teased with glorious sunshine, and now it feels as if it’s Winter all over again! This salad is sort of the best of both worlds; warm, nutty freekeh paired with crunchy Spring vegetables. Sure, when it’s cold, we crave warm, slowly cooked food more regularly, but for the times you can’t …

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Ayurvedic Kitchari

AYURVEDIC KITCHARI

Kate Autumn, Gluten Free, Grains, Lunch, Main Dish, Recipes, Savoury, Simple, Vegan, Winter 2 Comments

I find my best recipe inspiration from overseas holidays– it’s a tough price to pay, but I’m happy to oblige for the sake of a new delicious dish for both you and me. I spent the most of May visiting New York and Los Angeles; both places where the plant-based/vegan/organic/healing/sugar-free/healthy food scene is truly alive. Looking for a dairy-free, low …

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Lentil, Tomato and Mushroom Bolognese

LENTIL, TOMATO AND MUSHROOM BOLOGNESE

Kate Autumn, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Dish, Recipes, Savoury, Vegan, Winter Leave a Comment

When people ask me what meal or dish I really miss or crave, I don’t really have an answer to give. While I really don’t lust after a piece of steak or a giant milkshake, what I miss is not being able to eat the same food as everybody else; especially when we’re celebrating a Birthday, or at Christmas time. …

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Coconut, Kafir Lime and Lemongrass Broth

COCONUT, KAFFIR LIME AND LEMONGRASS BROTH

Kate Autumn, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Dish, Recipes, Savoury, Simple, Soup, Spring, Vegan, Winter Leave a Comment

There’s nothing more homely and comforting to me than a bowl of soup– it’s the perfect combination of warm, satisfying and nourishing, and whatever the flavour combination, hits the spot every time. Lately I’ve been playing around with some asian-inspired broths. Prior to not eating meat, I’d always choose the Pho when at a Vietnamese restaurant, the Tom Kha at …

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Rice Paper Rolls

RICE PAPER ROLLS WITH TEMPEH + PAPAYA + AVOCADO

Kate Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Dish, Picnic Food, Raw, Recipes, Savoury, Simple, Snack, Spring, Summer, Vegan Leave a Comment

On Easter, Christmas, Birthdays, and special events within my family, I was always asked to bring rice paper rolls– everybody loved them, but nobody could be bothered rolling them. I quite like the repetition and simplicity of the task, plus it’s a great opportunity to sit down, get into it, relax and catch up on a podcast. I’m obsessed with …

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Vegan Nori Rolls

MISO PUMPKIN AND UMEBOSHI NORI ROLLS

Kate Gluten Free, Grains, Lunch, Picnic Food, Recipes, Savoury, Simple, Snack, Vegan 4 Comments

Natural and herbal medicine get a bad rap in the Western world, though much like Western medicine itself, everything has its place. Pharmaceutical companies release drugs for every ailment under the sun and run clinical trials for a few years to test their efficacy, until they’re eventually shared and sold. Natural and herbal medicine concerns plants, herbs and weeds, and …

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Eggplant

STUFFED EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI SAUCE

Kate Grains, Lunch, Main Dish, Recipes, Salad, Savoury, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegan Leave a Comment

My Mum hates eggplant. She has refused to eat it after a bad experience of eating eggplant antipasto style– too much olive oil. If you can remember my last post, growing up what my Mum didn’t like informed what I too didn’t like, plus more. The list was extensive; non-Cadbury chocolate, eggplant, olives, white chocolate, speckly bananas… I don’t remember when …

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Breakfast Salad

DUKKAH AND CHILLI BREAKFAST SALAD

Kate Breakfast, Gluten Free, Grains, Lunch, Recipes, Salad, Savoury, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegan 2 Comments

Eating healthily doesn’t automatically transpire into only eating salads. Ironically though, I think I could, (and most often do) eat salads for every meal. Salads aren’t just about eating vegetables, nor are they bland. In fact, if you like flavour, salads are a great because in some ways, you’re just throwing ingredients together in a bowl and enjoying the combination …

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