Plant-based foodie

Galloping gourmet! The Good Food Float

Galloping gourmet! The Good Food Float

Take a second look! The Good Food Float attracts both lookers and diners wherever it goes. It is pictured here at Launceston Tasmania’s Harvest Markets.  The menu features fresh, locally sourced produce  in dishes like Harvest Laksa with rice noodles, Sriracha eggplant banh mi with pickled vegetables and […]

Fennel Fridays & other crowd pleasers

Fennel Fridays & other crowd pleasers

Peter Clarke, head chef of the award-winning Vintners Bar & Grill in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, gave us this lesson on some basic crowd pleasers anyone can make. “The Asian Dressing goes with absolutely anything, from salad to dipping sauce. You can make a […]

Foray into macrobiotics

Foray into macrobiotics

If you are new to macrobiotics, there are plenty of knowledgeable exponents and a wealthy of recipes to try. However we recommend The Great Life Cook Book approach to macrobiotics and the large scale entertaining theme of this inspired book. Co-author Priscilla Timberlake studied macrobiotics […]

Oodles of veggie noodles

Oodles of veggie noodles

Thank goodness for inventive minds! My current favourite kitchen gadget is my award-winning veggie spiralizer Veggie Twister which transforms zucchini and carrots into some pretty convincing pasta shapes.
I’ve been cranking out the noodles and making a fabulous almond carbonara sauce using almond butter and sun dried tomatoes for my “zoodles”.

Cultivate a vibrant pantry

Cultivate a vibrant pantry

What’s in your Gentle Kitchen pantry? If you are a highly organised, experienced (much admired) cook there may be some exotic spices, or something guaranteed to produce a sure-fire quick-fix dinner or a much-loved recipe preserved from the kitchen garden.

Blossoming NYC vegan inspiration

Blossoming NYC vegan inspiration

Our July date at Cafe Blossom was a birthday celebration – and we weren’t disappointed. On a summer day this pretty New York Upper West Side restaurant gave our party of four foodies a warm welcome. We  toasted the birthday girl with a very nice glass of The […]

Spellbind your guests

Spellbind your guests

Every home needs one! Well, I’m sure even I could think of something to put in this amazing design by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail design studio.  Originally a crowd-funded project, it is an “infusion vessel ” for cocktails, lemonade, oils, teas or whatever you […]

Where are those adzuki beans?

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 […]

Bake and Destroy if you dare

Bake and Destroy if you dare

REVIEW by Seanan Forbes In the common view, the stereotypical vegan is humorless, strait-laced, and proselytizing, and eats food that no self-respecting omnivore would want to touch. If that image were a balloon, then Natalie Slater would be a bazooka set to blow it out […]

Tradition lives on with La Chamba cookware

Tradition lives on with La Chamba cookware

Everyone knows you can never have enough beautiful cookware. Everywhere I travel I always manage to find a new must-have gorgeous pot. Somehow even humble rice dishes take on a more exotic air served in the traditional manner. Well-known throughout Colombia with origins that can […]