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,…

Dutch Spiced Blondie Bars Gluten-Free

Dutch Spiced Blondie Bars {gf}

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away…

Chocolate Fudge Dip vegan

5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Dip {vegan}

“Being on holidays from work is fun, isn’t it, Mummy?” said my 4-year old to me the other day. “Work?” said I. “Do you mean preschool?” “Yep.” said he. It had dawned on him that being home meant that he could ‘play all day with mummy’. Not having preschool three days a week meant we could spend…

Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Cakes vegan gluten free

Lemon & Poppy Seed Almond Cakes {vegan, gf}

How are your gardening skills? I tend to have a black thumb, but I do like a bit of pruning, so when a friend asked me to help prune her very tall, very laden lemon tree I jumped at the chance. I took over our pruning saw, got out the ladder and proceeded to do…

Corn and Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

Corn & Zucchini Muffins {vegan, gf}

It was the last day of preschool for the term, and I asked my son what he would like to take for their break up party. He replied, “Corn muffins and popcorn”. Preschool has been a learning curve for both of us; him to warm up to a new space where Mummy is not present…