Crunchy Polenta Fingers- Chris’ Dips

I love snacking, and I’m always trying to come up with quick and easy foods to create. Especially vegan and vegetarian dishes that are portable and easy to eat on the run. Polenta is such a versatile food which can be made sweet or savoury.  It can be used to make ‘fries’ or sweetened to…

Cauliflower Pizza

I’ve wanted to experiment with a Cauliflower Pizza base for a while now and it turned out pretty darn amazing. My whole family enjoyed it and have requested it multiple times since. I’ve now made a bunch of bases and frozen them for future use! You will need- 1 whole head of cauliflower 1 cup grated…

John’s Nuts

Nuts are a great source of essential nutrients, dietary fibre and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. A small handful of nuts can provide much needed health benefits and can actually aid in weight loss. Roasted? Salted? Raw? Raw nuts are always best, just like fruits and vegetables, keeping foods in their natural…

Fruit Straps

Possibly the easiest healthy snack to make. You will need only TWO ingredients. 2 tbs honey 250g berries Preheat a fan forced oven to 100 degrees. Blend the ingredients to a smooth pulp. Using a flat baking tray lined with baking paper, pour the mix onto the tray. Smooth the mixture with a spatula so…

Pumpkin Pie Slice

Just in time for Thanksgiving or for Christmas. This slice is perfect for the health conscious or as a tasty light dessert.  You will need: 1 cup wholemeal flour 1/2 cup almond meal 1/2 cup Natvia for Baking 1 tsp cinnamon  1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 mashed banana 1 cup mashed pumpkin 4 eggs…

Oliver’s Real Food

Oliver’s is the kinda place that you want to see at every shopping centre, every airport & at every servo. These guys are making healthy, quick, nutritious food accessible.  Unfortunately the only downfall at the moment is that it takes an eTag to visit them, something I don’t have… So I bought an east link…

The Lilydale General

Okay, so you’ve read about The Lilydale General before, but I’m writing about it again! I’ve you haven’t visited this little gem, then put the address, 110 Beresford Road, Lilydale, in your GPS and head down. Today the General was packed.  I was warmly offered a space over at the bar, settling in with an…

Gluten Free Tofu Dippers

I love using tofu. It’s so versatile and comes in many forms. It’s plain and pretty tasteless but adding sauces, spices and herbs can create many delicious dishes. Silken tofu is perfect for use in cakes and to even use as vegan ‘scrambled eggs’. I purchased some Firm Tofu to crumb; and pair with my…

Winter Warmer

I enjoyed a visit to The Coffee Club on the weekend with my Aunt. We decided to give their new ‘Winter Warmers’ a go.  A baked bean breakfast hotpot & a slow cooked beef hotpot.  Not badly priced and very flavoursome. Both were about 540 calories, so a decent meal and great in the winter…

The Lilydale General

I adore this place. It’s always busy (a good sign) full of life and has a gorgeous variety of foods and drinks.  There’s everything from freshly squeezed juices, smoothies to big breakfasts, tacos and burgers.  All their meals are beautifully presented.  There’s a huge variety of vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. I started…

Beetroot Relish

I had discovered Beetroot Relish a few months ago & was embracing it with foods as much as I could… But alas, the jar now runs empty.. Time to create my own. Ingredients- 2 large beetroots, peeled & grated 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & grated 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 small onion diced…

Berry & Coconut Slice

Delicious & Sugar Free using Natvia Strawberry Drinking Mix.  You will need: Base: 1/2 cup Vitarium Sugar Free Strawberry drinking mix 1 cup whole meal flour 1 1/2 cups mixed berries 80g Nuttlex or butter Topping: 1/4 cup Vitarium Sugar Free Strawberry drinking mix  1 1/2 cups shredded coconut 2 eggs To create the base…