Kid-friendly, Savoury Mince

Let me preface this by saying in most circumstances I am opposed to the photography of mince. I am also opposed to all other vegan mince products purchased over the counter, and opposed to all brands of TVP except one, and opposed to anyone making mince for me to eat – unless they follow this…

Oops! Cheesy Satay Sauce

After I discovered the custard powder crumbing trick, I started to experiment with tasty satay options again… only I messed up my latest attempt. I added liquid smoke instead of soy sauce. But this was a moment of brilliance. I wasn’t sure – at first – but on second lick decided it has an addictive,…

Crunchy Fried Jackfruit (KFJ)

I always go to cafes and get this great, tasty jackfruit, then I come home and try to make it nicely and it’s all been wrong. Until now… I’ve nailed the crumbing and the crunching process for jackfruit and then I transferred these skills to make southern fried Tofurkey too. Tofurkey is in New Zealand…

30 Second Cheese

I know you don’t have any time to mess about reading a blog post. You. Need. Cheese. Don’t soak your cashews, no one has time for that sh*t. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cashews 1 cup water 1 teaspoon of salt 1/4 cup of lime juice 2 tablespoons of ‘nooch’ (nutritional yeast) INSTRUCTIONS Blend. Serve. Mine blends so…

I’ve Perfected Teriyaki Sauce

Here’s a delicious multi-purpose sauce for you. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons boiling water 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup coconut sugar INSTRUCTIONS Mix all ingredients together and add to a pre-heated cast iron pan, quickly simmer to thicken moving the sauce around the pan with a spatula while the sauce bubbles. This is a…

Fresh Pasta Sauce with Quinoa ‘Neatballs’

I don’t think I’ll buy pasta sauce again, this pasta sauce is more superior in every way! It’s incredibly simple to make and has a really fresh, frisky feel. You can use it on any kind of dish that requires fresh tomato sauce. Also today I’m going to reveal one of my flavour secrets on how to make…

Raw Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese

I’ve levelled up. As I packaged and photographed these beauties I felt a sense of lofty arrogance burgeon wildly forth and I realised that all of humanity is divided into two categories -those who ferment stuff and everybody else – and it may be said that I have no class but hey, at least now I can say I…

8 dishes/1 hour

To increase the level of healthy food in the house and dial back the convenience foods I’ve started to spend about an hour every three days to make salads and bulk food to sit in the fridge so that things are more convenient. Then we can just dip into salads and make various combinations of stuff…

Playdough

While I’m making a beautiful stew and trying out our new blender (wish me luck) I need something to entertain the little person who likes to toddle – always – in the exact same spot my legs like to be. INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 3/4 cup salt 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons oil Food colouring INSTRUCTIONS All…

Epic vegan butter

This is a recipe adapted from Mattie’s outstanding butter recipe at VeganBaking: http://www.veganbaking.net/recipes/fats/vegan-butters/vegan-butter. First, please go read Mattie’s original recipe–it explains what the ingredients do, and why it’s important to be quite precise with the measurements and the ingredients. What I like about Mattie’s approach is that he replicates the fat/water/solids content of butter to give it butter-like…