Late Summer Dinner Party

LATE SUMMER DINNER PARTY

Kate Gluten Free, Main Dish, Raw, Recipes, Savoury, Simple, Soup, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegan Leave a Comment

You know those friends who never invited you to their house, but happily accepted every invitation to visit yours? I’ve never been one of them. Quite the opposite really. My house has always been the drop in house of sorts– after school, on weekends when there was nothing to do… I suppose I get it from my Mum who has …

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Raw Cacao Rocky Road

RAW CACAO ROCKY ROAD

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes, Simple, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 4 Comments

There’s nothing better than Darrell Lea rocky road…. That perfect combination of crunchy and salty peanuts, fluffy marshmallow and toasted coconut got me every time. Trying to replicate this perfect model proved impossible, because how can you make or find a vegan marshmallow without refined sugar, gelatine or egg whites? They say when you can’t beat em’ join em’, so I’ve …

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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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Coconut, Lime and Passionfruit cake

COCONUT AND LIME AND PASSIONFRUIT CAKE

Kate Baked Goods, Cake, Dessert, Recipes, Sugar Free, Summer, Sweet, Vegan 4 Comments

Cake is really not healthy, and really not vegan. Refined white flour, refined white sugar, eggs, cows milk, mix it together, throw it into a pan, bake it and voila. I always wonder who came up with the idea of putting specific ingredients together for recipes we take for granted now, like cake. Did the person set out to make something ‘light, …

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Beetroot Smoothie

HELLO NEW YEAR + A SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Kate Breakfast, Raw, Recipes, Snack, Summer, Sweet, Vegan 1 Comment

Happy 2015! I know it’s now mid-January, but better late than never! It always takes some time getting used to writing out the number of the new year and this year isn’t any different. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks it’s strange that every new year begins with a 10 second countdown. Sometimes I feel like we’re thrown …

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Tamarind and Kaffir Lime Chia Pudding

CHIA PUDDING WITH TAMARIND AND KAFFIR LIME CARAMEL

Kate Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes, Simple, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 2 Comments

Chia pudding would have to be one of my favourite breakfast recipes. In 5 minutes, you have yourself a thick and moreish pudding that you can adapt to whatever flavour you fancy. The idea for this chia pudding came to me after a trip to Cabramatta. Walking down John Street is a feast for the eyes, mainly because of the …

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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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Chai Turmeric Porridge

CHAI SPICE AND TURMERIC PORRIDGE

Kate Breakfast, Grains, Recipes, Sweet, Vegan, Winter Leave a Comment

Sunday morning– The end of a (hopefully) well-rested weekend is one of the only days you can justify spending thirty minutes making breakfast, and another fifteen, washing up all the pots you used to make it. I for one, enjoy the extra sleep on a regular weekday and will make a simple smoothie or quick chia pudding for breakfast instead. …

KateCHAI SPICE AND TURMERIC PORRIDGE