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…

Quick vegan ice-cream which scoops like a dream.

What a time to be alive. This is my gift to the people. It feels like the pinnacle of my contribution to veganism. I take full credit for the modification of other vegan ice cream recipes into an incredibly simple, quick, cheap recipe – with no fancy ingredients – that scoops directly from the freezer…

A MAR-MIGHTY Discovery…

Sorry if that’s too CHEESY… You know all that money you’ve been spending on expensive nutritional yeast? You know how you had to tell your provincial friends you made cheesy sauce out of weird ingredients that they can’t source in their town? Well not any more. BECAUSE YOU CAN MAKE CHEESY SAUCE… with Marmite. (picture…

Beetroot Relish

I’m into preserves right now as my step-father has a prolific garden and we need to make the most of his glorious offerings – such as beetroot – heaps and heaps of beetroot. Check this out… INGREDIENTS 750g fresh beetroot 1 onion 3 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 2 cups apple-cider vinegar 2 cups sugar 1 cup…

Simple Rice Pudding

I’ve never tried rice pudding before. I’m 35 years old. Most people around here grew up on it. They eat a baked version. This was a quicker stove-top version. Turns out it’s delicious and satisfying! You should try it. There are lots of things you can add to make it more exciting, it’s nice served with…

Food-not-bombs Cheap Chili

Warm.   INGREDIENTS ½ capsicum 1 carrot 2 handfuls cauliflower 1 courgette/zucchini 1 teaspoon dried coriander 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin drained, rinsed, 4-bean mix (though any tinned beans will do) ½ tin of drained, whole-kernel corn Onion and garlic (optional) 2 pinches chili (more if you like it hot) Generous amount of salt,…

Muesli, Just Like Nana Used to Make…

I’m back!  I am happy to say our precious wee baby Smudge is 14 weeks along now and we have managed to survive the first trimester… just. Let us never speak of that time again. Now I’m craving muesli, this recipe is similar to one my lovely Nana used to make. You can add almost…

DIY Dehydrator

How to make your very own dehydrator, using what you have lying around your house. You will need: Boxes Tape Lamp + lightbulb Sharp cutting tool Twisty-tie (A ruler if you’re feeling fancy) Step 1) Choose the box to use for your dehydrator. Step 2) Cut shelves out of another box (or other cardboard). They…

Home-made Dehydrator

Since today’s sausages were an abject failure I have decided to share something else with you instead. I’ve always wanted a dehydrator, but they cost between $150 and $300! This is less than ideal for our thrifty family. So tonight my innovative partner has constructed a home-made dehydrator. It looks fantastic! I’m eager to try it…

Traditional Scones

Similar treats are known as “biscuits” in the US, where everything is upside down, and people do not worship the Queen. Scones can be sweet or savoury and are a simple, yet impressive treat for guests. These scones are light, fluffy and positively poetry-inducing.  To reduce the cost and improve the healthiness of these I’ve…