Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mr Veggie Tree came home the other day with a big box of field mushrooms a colleague had foraged so naturally I made my delicious vegan mushroom pate recipe.

This pate is full of umami flavour profiles along with complimentary earthy nutty flavours from the walnuts, sunflower seeds and tahini it also is packed with nutrition. The latest research into the nutrition of mushrooms show that there is more than just high B vitamins to be raving about. From reducing heart disease, boosting the immune syst...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

ANZAC day is going to be quite different this year and this recipe for ANZAC biscuits is a little different to usual also as it has vegan, regular and a gluten-free options. As I love to up the nutrition in my recipes I have added chia seeds to the mix as well as using unrefined sugar options and wholemeal flour.

For the gluten-free recipe you will need gluten-free oats which are available and if you are gluten-free you most likely have them in the pantry already. The chia seeds give a lovely littl...

Saturday, April 18, 2020

This quick vegan lockdown recipe is the perfect family friendly dinner without to many dishes to wash up at the end! Roasted Veggies with Crispy Chickpeas, Toasted Nuts & Tahini Mayo is vegan, gluten-free is the perfect recipe for while we are in lockdown as you can utilise any vegetables and nuts you have on hand. It is nutritious and delicious with chickpeas, nuts and tahini for protein and many other essential minerals along with your five servings of vegetables to maintain a healthy body....

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Risotto has got to be one of the most versatile recipes for flavour options, which makes it the perfect easy nutritious lockdown meal. In this Tomato & Basil Risotto recipe I have given you multiple options for which grain to use. Arborio rice is the traditional rice variety to use, but short grain brown rice, barley, farro or wheat berries can also be used. These will need to be soaked for a couple of hours before using so they cook as quickly as the Arborio, but they have greater nutritional val...

Monday, April 6, 2020

My favourite thing to eat at Easter time is hot cross buns, soft and spicy, 

moist and delicious, the perfect start to a good Friday!

In this recipe there are actually three recipes in one. I like to look after all the different dietary requirement and earth crisis's! Along with a standard delicious hot cross bun recipe there is one for sourdough hot cross buns and also a gluten free

version. All can be plant-based.

It is really nice to make your own, the kids will love to help measure out the...

Monday, March 30, 2020

As a follow up to my talk on RNZ this morning I thought I'd post up a visual guide for foraging for Edible Lawn Weeds at your place. If you are lucky enough to have a lawn or access to a park within a walk away from your place to forage from during the Covid 19 lockdown there really is some wonderful benefits to eating the weeds! 

You do not need to have a heap of these weeds, rather look at them as a nutritious herb to add to dishes, smoothies and juices. Otherwise cooking these greens will remove...

Friday, March 20, 2020

This recipe blog post is a double banger with two immune boosting recipes to help you and your family build up your essential barrier to fighting off virus's and sickness as a healthy body is our best defence. With the change of seasons and the COVID19 lurking about I wanted to do my bit for helping my online community to boost immunity naturally. Your gut health is also very important as this where your immunity starts. Probiotics are the best way to ensure the beneficial bacteria...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

It is late Summer here in Northland and the sweetcorn season is coming to an end, but fear not this delicious Golden Cream of Sweetcorn Soup recipe will give you the

taste of summer in a bowl over the cooler months.

Our chickens usually get the sweetcorn cobs but as there is a lot of flavour still

left on them so I decided to utilise them in the stock for the soup

which you make as part of the recipe. 

Along with the fresh flavour of lemongrass, and the immune supporting, antioxidants and anti...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A vegan and gluten-free stuffed zucchini flower recipe that is so moorish you'll be making this recipe all summer long.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Green papaya salad recipe

Monday, September 16, 2019

🌱 A pest and invasive weed too many this is my favourite edible ‘weed’. Its juicy stalks and pretty little white flowers are a perfect alternative to chives and spring onions with its delicate onion flavour

🌱 Use the flowers to garnish salads, egg dishes, soups, dips, they pretty much make anything look impressive!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

This Pickled Magnolia Flower Recipe is not only delicious, it is also a beautiful addition to your preserving collection. There is no doubt I LOVE edible flowers in the garden but this one took me by surprise... Magnolia petals are edible! I just had to have a play, and I have to say that I'm stoked with the results. We are on a shady side of a hill so our flowers are just starting to come into full bloom now, but I have been admiring others trees for a couple of weeks already.

Such a bea...