Autumnal Lentil Buckwheat & Beetroot Salad {vg, gf}

While Melbourne is enjoying a glorious late summer these last days, it is only a little more than a week until the official beginning of autumn. The evidence is mounting that the cooler season is approaching with big steps. The leaves are changing colour, chestnuts and acorns are adorning the pathways, and the days areRead more

Crispy Oil-Free Potato Wedges

I loooove potatoes. Seriously. They are so much more than a side dish. Not only do they taste delicious, they are so filling and satisfying that they make for a complete meal. I love them in any state – boiled, baked, roasted, mashed, fried…but they are at their best in the form of chips orRead more

Lowfat Vegan Pâté

Lowfat Vegan Pâté

Lowfat Vegan Pâté sounds a bit like a plumber (or any other tradesman for that matter) who is quick, good and cheap. It’s pretty much impossible to tick all three boxes. In fact you’d be very lucky if you can tick two of them. A pâté, this French appetiser made of butter, cream (sorry!), rawRead more

Lowfat Lentil Carrot Hummus {vg, gf}

Have you ever considered making hummus with lentils? If you haven’t noticed already, I love all things legumes with their only downside being a little hard on the ol’ stomach at times. Which is why lentils are great. i have mentioned before that lentils might be easier to digest for some and with their hearty,Read more

Oil-free Beetroot Hummus

No, this is not a raspberry mousse, much as I’d like one! It’s beetroot hummus – and an oil-free, vegan, gluten free and soy free one no less! The colour, you ask? Tinned beetroot for the win! If you can boost the nutrition of your snack with a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants allRead more

Healthy Asian Sesame Dressing {gf, vg}

I got a sample for Japanese roasted sesame dressing at the recent Melbourne show. I love Japanese food, so this was right up my alley – until I discovered the ingredient list! This dressing consisted mainly of soybean oil, canola oil and “vegetable” oil – the worst types of oil you can consume – andRead more

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pepitas

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Think you hate Brussels sprouts? You are hardly alone. To be honest, it never really occurred to me to prepare Brussels sprouts. Even my love for broccoli and cauliflower is fairly recent, but Brussels sprouts hadn’t been on my agenda until I tried them at my grandparents-in-law’s house. I was so blown away by howRead more