Saturday, August 1, 2020

I am super excited to share my first cooking video!!!

This quick recipe for easy vegan (and gluten-free) Tempeh Nuggets is family friendly, versatile, delicious, nutritious and is a classic from The Veggie Tree recipe files. An Asian inspired dish served with a tasty Tamari tomato sauce, wilted bok choy

and steamed brown rice it ticks all the boxes for a plant-based family meal.

I adore Tempeh, I cook it for my family every week as it is a great source of nutrients with the same prote...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

One of the most simple recipes for using your wild edible weed foraging’s is pesto. Versatile, tasty and this version boasts extra health benefits and was all found on the road sides around our beautiful Whangaroa Harbour.

I love to forage when I'm out on my weekend bike rides, its amazing the goodness that grows along our road sides. Unfortunately glyphosate (round up) is still sprayed in New Zealand, liberally (sadly), so you have to be very cautious where you forage.

Foraging is not only getting...

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...

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...

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 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...

Friday, August 9, 2019

Winter is the best time of year to get your fill of dark leafy greens. Kale chips are healthy, crispy, portable & delicious. They are a winter staple in my pantry. My girls love them so much when they came home yesterday from school there were shouts of delight as the aroma of them cooking wafted into their nostrils as they entered the house which make my heart sing as these little beauty's are so very good for them and they would literally eat the whole lot in one sitting if I let them, which is...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This Kumara Curry recipe I'm sharing with you today is a firm favourite out of The Veggie Tree Autumn & Winter Cookbook and has also featured in multiple New Zealand magazines, webpages and radio shows

Monday, April 29, 2019

Yummy, nutritious fritter recipe with helpful hints and tips