Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

How do I love you quinoa? Let me count the ways… Quinoa is a fantastic food for a veggie or a vegan. Or even a “normal” person! Every time someone says “But where do you get your protein from?” when you mention that you don’t eat animals, you invariably list things like spinach, kale, broccoli (yes, aside […]

Tofu and Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls

    My cooking phases seem to go through two main stages: Pan-Asian and Tex Mex. They’re the two cuisines that satisfy plenty of dieta: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, lactose-free people, and gluten-free people can all eat Asian and Mexican meals (albeit, with some mods on occasion). Rice paper rolls are simple and cheap to make. […]

Mexican Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

  Mexican has become my favourite cuisine since Beach Burrito Company opened up in Australia. Americans are always outraged when I tell them the best Mexican I’ve tried is in Australia. In fairness, BBC is run by Californian surfer guys who migrated to Australia. It’s not like two Aussie bogans set up shop thinking they […]

Kale, Quinoa, Carrot and Beet Salad

  At the beginning of this year, a bunch of articles on high profile news sites circulated about the new “dangers of kale”. Because, apparently, Americans need more reasons not to eat fresh food. I eat a lot of kale. It makes delicious chips (and that’s a big endorsement coming from me – chips are […]

Recipe Wednesday: Top Three Tastiest Breakfast Smoothies

  These three breakfast smoothies are my favourite because they taste so decadent, yet they’re so good for you! Each is a good source of protein and nutrients to get you started on your day. Plus, they taste like ice cream and milk shakes – which is never a bad thing. Peanut Butter and Banana […]

Recipe Wednesday: Purple Yam, Sweet Potato & Spinach Lasagne

Purple food either scares people away or entices them. Don’t let the colour scare you in the case of this yam. Its fierce colour belies its gentle flavour  – it’s like a more mellow version of a sweet potato. The purple yam (also called purple sweet potato in North America) comes from the tropical parts […]

Recipe Wednesday: Quinoa Broccoli Bake

How can something so delicious be so good for you? This quinoa and broccoli bake is easy to make, tasty, and oh-so-good for you. Not everyone loves quinoa as much as me, though. North Nomad thinks boiling quinoa is the worst smell on Earth. My cousin Mark shares this sentiment. These guys don’t know what […]

Recipe Wednesday: Tofu Mayonnaise and Sour Cream

I have this thing I refer to as “vegan lies”. It’s when vegans tell you that a dairy or meat substitute tastes EXACTLY like the thing it’s replacing. But in reality, it tastes nothing like it. The vegan lie that infuriates me the most is about avocados in dessert. You know what chocolate mousse made […]