Inspiration for a healthy plant based lifestyle

Ideas and info, reviews and recipes

Back to basics: the healthy placemat

Thank you Jeff Novick for your sensible healthy eating placemat  (2013). If you don’t already know Jeff his website has tons of sensible information and will help you revitalise your eating regime. The Five Pillars of Healthy Eating: 1) Plant-Centred- Centre... read more

Smooth butter bean baguette

Bruschetta 1 baguette 1 large tomato chopped 1 ripe but firm avocado, diced 1/4 cup minced red onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt Ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the... read more

Soul food from a Southern gal

Bianca Phillips has the passion of generations of Arkansas cooks in her blood. With mama Delores and granny Ruth, she has successfully redefined and re-created the best, and homeliest dishes from her beloved childhood. Now we can all benefit from three generations of... read more

Creamy lasagne holiday pleaser

A stack of rich and creamy lasagne is a crowd pleaser and this one is no exception. It’s vegan & gluten-free and doesn’t take long to make the separate sauces. I usually layer either eggplant or zucchini slices in between the tomato and almond sauces, depending on what I have in the refrigerator. Loosely described recipe follows:

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Where are those adzuki beans?

After a visit to my produce store some years ago, I came home bursting with the enthusiasm you can only get from black eyed peas, adzuki beans, dark chocolate covered almonds and wild rice. It was the day I had my Pantry Epiphany: It was then that I stopped... read more

Easy broccoli soup

White tableware usually leaves me cold. Until it is showcasing a glorious vegetable! If you have virginal white soup bowls its worth making Broccoli Soup just to admire the fashion statement – oh and it’s healthy too. Recipe courtesy of the  Forks Over... read more

Bring on the black beans

Black bean disclaimer here: I am crazy about black beans and promote these little nutrient powerhouses at every opportunity. I buy them canned or dried – I’m not fussy. I  add them to soup, toss them in my salads, mash them for dips, and cook them with... read more

Orange & ginger for oil-free dressing

Inspired to combine these two flavors by Fresh on Charles cafe in Launceston, Tasmania, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for whole food plant based cooks who do not add oil to dressings. Tastes great with an Thai style salad of greens with bean shoots, shredded... read more

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Spring Food festival plant and seed stall

October 16, 2016, 10:00am - October 15, 2016, 10:00pm

The Spring food festival is on again this year at Gagebrook community centre. We will be there with lots if plants and seed . We will be growing these at Vinnie's Growth centre, Eddington street, Bridgewater. Any donations of plants, seeds and trees are welcome All the plants are grown by different community groups including Vinnie's, Headway, ABLE, 24 Carrot, Jordan River Services

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Vegan Magnum [with Salted Caramel] For the FULL RECIPE (and the ice cream molds): thetastyk.com/2016/08/21/raw-vegan-magnum-salted-caramel/

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