Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt {vegan, GF}

Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy lemon curd? Aside from the obvious – slathering it on toast… or eating it by the spoonful… there was that Lemon Lamington Layer Cake, and now this – Lemon Curd Frozen Yoghurt. I have yet another recipe up my sleeve, but will leave that until winter…

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

Lemon Lamington Layer Cake {vegan, GF}

This all came about because I was trying to think of desserts that would be suitable for my father-in-law’s birthday party. His birthday is the same date as a rather controversial public holiday. Traditionally, if one is meeting with friends and family for a meal on January 26th, you would serve lamingtons or pavlova for…

Bittersweet Jaffa Almond Cake {vegan, gf}

Bittersweet Jaffa Almond Cake {vegan, GF}

This is my magical unicorn cake, my pie-in-the-sky, my nemesis; the cake that was destined never to work. I lost count how many iterations were tried, tested and failed… how many tins of beans were used in the quest for a vegan chocolate almond torte. And yet here we are, with the recipe for a…

vegan mushroom walnut pasties

Mini Mushroom & Walnut Pasties {vegan}

Ah, it’s good to be back! I have missed spending time in this creative space, but blogging is the first thing to go when life gets crazy! A couple months back, once my son started school, I began selling cakes at a weekly market, and life suddenly got very full. It’s been a huge learning…

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats {vegan, gf}

Do you eat when you’re tired? Sometimes the body says, “give me energy” and instead of resting, we stuff calories into our mouths. Make sense, but only if you’re not listening. My calorific snack of choice is peanut butter, straight from the jar. Four years ago, when I was in the first trimester of pregnancy,…

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad Pesto Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with pesto vinaigrette

I’ve fallen a little in love with quinoa salads lately. In particular, Cookie & Kate’s favourite quinoa salad, which is such an easy dish the make, even at the last minute. On Christmas Day, our guests were milling about and chatting, it was after noon and time to eat, and I threw it together in…

Chunky Roast Pumpkin Cashew Dip Vegan Gluten Free

Chunky Roast Pumpkin & Cashew Dip {vegan, gf}

What’s summer without a road trip? I only realised last week when chatting with a friend, that this habit was set down early in life. Our family lived far west of the state, many hours’ drive from grandparents, and so it was from a very young age that we made the annual trek east every…

Frosted Black Forest Brownies Vegan Gluten Free

Frosted Black Forest Brownies {vegan, gf}

Ah, New Year’s Eve! A time to reflect on the year just gone, and make goals and resolutions for the year to come. A time to clean up your diet and replace sweets with salad… maybe?! Maybe for someone else, that is! I’m not a great one for resolutions. I recognise the value of making…

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Vegan Gluten-free

Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins {vegan, gf}

I am in no way inclined to move. Only my fingers move as they type these words. Only my eyes move as they read them. Aside from these, my body is stationary. Just how I like it. The thought of blogging these blueberry, lemon and poppy seed muffins got me out of bed this morning,…