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Bring on the black beans

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 […]

Thai style orange and ginger salad dressing

Thai style orange and ginger salad 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 […]

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 […]

Fall in love with chia+berry pudding

Fall in love with chia+berry pudding

Chia seeds are a wonderfully nutritious and delicious addition to your pantry. It’s worth experimenting with your favourite sweet flavor combinations to make it a staple breakfast or dessert. It only takes a few minutes to whip up a glass for breakfast and you can […]

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 […]

Easy broccoli soup

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 Knives the Cookbook […]

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 […]

Wild rice carnival squash

Wild rice carnival squash

Wild Rice Stuffed Carnival Squash Ingredients 12 small to medium carnival squash 2 cups long grain brown rice 1/2 cup wild rice 5 cups water 2 pinches sea salt 2 medium onions, diced 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional) 1 tsp dried sage or 1 […]

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 […]

Be bold in the kitchen

Be bold in the kitchen

I don’t know when i went crazy for aprons but lately I’ve been appreciating the value of covering my clothes with something spatterproof. My latest cover-all is by Anna Chandler Designs and I feel uplifted just pulling this crisp cotton piece of modern art out of the drawer. Seriously, start your collection soon because aprons are IN.