Easy Eggless Banana Bread

Easy Eggless Banana Bread

My goal was a simple one; make a gluten-free vegan banana bread that was straightforward, easy, something that my 7-year old would eat, and that looked and tasted like the banana bread I see in every local café. Easy, right?! I had played around with eggless recipes for years, and never found something that I…

Shortbread Thank you Cookies

Shortbread ‘Thank you’ Cookies {vegan, GF}

I’ve read a lot online in the past two weeks; I’m sure you have, too. There’s been a lot going on. I refer, of course, to the pandemic. My son is now on extended leave from school, because his teachers need extra time to focus on creating an online curriculum. In the meantime, I’ve created…

Lemon, Cardamom & Coconut Truffles

Lemon, Cardamom & Coconut Truffles {vegan, GF}

It’s been a while between posts. Since the last one, we’ve closed off another year, had Christmas, seen bush fires rage throughout our nation, and the kids have started back at school (thank goodness!). We were lucky enough to spend a week with my brother and his little family in Queensland, and enjoyed the tropical-style…

Hippy Anzac Biscuits {vegan, GF}

Hippy Anzac Bikkies {vegan, GF}

How fussy are little kids when it comes to eating? That’s a rhetorical question. They can be really, really fussy! Are they more aware of taste and texture than we are, or just less adventurous? They certainly make up for the lack of daring at the dinner table by running, climbing, jumping and scaring their…

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,…

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…

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,…

Popcorn Rocky Road

Popcorn Rocky Road

‘Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.’ ‘There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a “hilarious” inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry…

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…