Zucchini corn fritters with avocado salsa (GF, Nut Free, Oil Free)

A versatile snack or starter - add some salad and make it a light meal I feel like I've definitely upped my snack game of late with this one as it was relatively quick and easy to prepare.  Healthy and delicious there really isn't much more I can say other than MAKE IT Zero Waste … Continue reading Zucchini corn fritters with avocado salsa (GF, Nut Free, Oil Free)

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Borlotti Bean and Veggie stuffed capsicums with herby green sauce (oil free, gluten free, nut free)

A healthy, nutritious, fibre and protein packed meal - can be served as is for a side dish, or you can add some potatoes and a salad to make it a meal. I love being able to create versatile dishes that can be adapted to suit different meals and occasions - this is definitely one … Continue reading Borlotti Bean and Veggie stuffed capsicums with herby green sauce (oil free, gluten free, nut free)

Char-Grilled veggie quinoa salad w/ beetroot tapenade and mango salsa (oil free, gluten free)

Another salad for you all to enjoy - either as a nice lunch or a side dish to some grilled BBQ burgers - I got beetroot powder so wanted to experiment! I've been making a lot of my own seitan recently as an additional protein source - as I found package free vital wheat gluten … Continue reading Char-Grilled veggie quinoa salad w/ beetroot tapenade and mango salsa (oil free, gluten free)

Roasted Veg Penne Pasta Salad with herbed aioli dressing (with oil free version)

A fairly 'throw together' salad if you have the ingredients on hand - otherwise try adding whatever vegetables or herbs you have.  If you don't have pasta, potatoes would make a great substitute Creamy. Pasta. Salad.  Need I say more?  This is a fantastic way to use up those scraps of veggies that sit in … Continue reading Roasted Veg Penne Pasta Salad with herbed aioli dressing (with oil free version)

Pasta with sauteed greens, creamy tomato pumpkin sauce and optional zesty herb topping (GF Option)

This is like two of the greatest dishes ever combined - creamy pumpkin soup and tomato pasta... win! This is definitely one of those dishes I accidentally made one day - trying to bulk out my roasted tomato sauce and cashew cream whilst attempting to batch cook 10-12 portions of food. Et voila! The delightful … Continue reading Pasta with sauteed greens, creamy tomato pumpkin sauce and optional zesty herb topping (GF Option)

Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce (a Zero Waste alternative to tins and pastes)

This sauce provides a beautiful depth of flavour which negates the need for tomato paste to create a rich flavoured tomato based sauce perfect for pasta, bolognese and lasagne For months I was replacing tinned tomatoes and tomato paste with fresh blended tomatoes - and I wasn't getting the consistency nor the depth of flavour … Continue reading Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce (a Zero Waste alternative to tins and pastes)

How to use cashews, macadamias and other nuts to replace dairy products

Sour Cream? YES! Nacho Cheese? YES! Cooking Cream? YOU BETCHA! Vegan Cheese is my one weakness - there's always the old 'I could go vegan if it wasn't for cheese/dairy' excuse that gets thrown around lots by non-vegans.  But I can honestly say I do not miss it - with all the options that are … Continue reading How to use cashews, macadamias and other nuts to replace dairy products