nuts and seeds

Tamari Pepitas

I am a snacker. Awareness of snacking habits is important, without awareness it is easy to way too much chocolate or cheese and crackers!

I mainly snack when I am bored or procrastinating. I am aware that during these times I am rarely actually hungry, I am just eating either for something to do or to avoid doing something else. To make sure my snacking stays under control during these times, and others, I like to make my own snacks, such as tamari pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, which are delicious. They are also cheap and easy to make. (more…)

Asian Beetroot Salad

My housemate loves making Asian salads. The combination of salty, sweet and spicy flavours are always well balanced and moreish. I have been inspired by her dishes, but until now too timid to have a go creating my own version.

Recently I headed out for lunch with a colleague, we were just picking up some take away. While waiting for her order I spotted a tasty looking carrot and noodle salad. Although I didn’t get it I was inspired by it.

This post is about my foray into Asian salad making. (more…)

Beetroot Sashimi

Turns out vegos can enjoy sashimi too – beetroot sashimi. I am under no illusions that this is not sashimi and will in no way resemble the raw fish delicacy that many omnivores enjoy. Having said that, the recipe I stumbled across included cured beetroot, goats cheese and mint, it sounded delicious and I wanted to give it a go. (more…)

English Dinner: Nut Roast & Potatoes

Last year for my Birthday I had a ‘best of winter’ themed party with soups, roast, mulled wine and so on. My friend Nat baked a nut roast, it was delicious and since then my housemate Simone has longingly reminisced about it on several occasions.

We decided it was time to act and invited Nat around for an English feast – nut roast with gravy; roast potatoes; Yorkshire pudding; mushy mint peas; and spotted dick with custard. (more…)

Cranberry & Apricot Fruit Bread

Fruit bread makes a quick, easy and tasty breakfast, it is especially tasty when smothered with butter or coconut oil and honey. Mmm, delicious!

The problem I face is I can’t eat commercial baker’s yeast and that more or less rules out being able to eat bought fruit bread. Luckily, I love cooking and cooking new things I haven’t tried to make before. (more…)

Finger lime & cranberry salad

My friend Sol and I hit the local farmers market a few weeks ago where we found finger limes to be in season. Unfortunately, I completely forgot I had bought them. luckily and despite the iffy outer skin, the little burst of lime in the middle were still juicy and delicious. I used them in an amazing brown rice salad with feta, cranberries, sweet potatoes, baby spinach and slivered almonds. (more…)