Garden Fresh Quinoa Salad (oil free, gluten free)

A really fresh lunch packed with nutritious greens This is a fantastic protein packed nutritious lunch or dinner that can be made in batches, or prepped separately and assembled on the day of eating - just keep your herbs and veggies separate to the quinoa and dressing and add avocado just before serving Zero waste … Continue reading Garden Fresh Quinoa Salad (oil free, gluten free)

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Mac n Cheese 2 ways: Gourmet Style and Budget Nut Free version

Two versions of a vegan mac n cheese for flexibility, versatility and affordability! Cashews can be pretty damn expensive, especially when you’re making large quantities of mac n cheese.  This recipe excludes them and makes it nut free and budget friendly by also using cheaper veggies like potatoes, pumpkin and carrots to get the thick … Continue reading Mac n Cheese 2 ways: Gourmet Style and Budget Nut Free version

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 a 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 a 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