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)

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