Autumn: Beetroot and Cacao Muffins

Autumn: Beetroot and Cacao Muffins   Is autumn here yet? The leaves are starting to change here in South Eastern Victoria, Australia, but the weather is still unsure of herself. One day it is 30 degrees big blue skies and the next day it is 12 degrees overcast and...

Sweet and Sour Chana Dahl

Sweet and Sour Chana Dahl Autumn is drawing in resplendently draped and dressed in colours of gold, orange, red, and yellow. For me, it just seems like those are the colours I reach for when cooking in autumn. As the weather turns a little cooler, I gravitate towards...

Slowing living

Slowing Living ... moving real life into the slow lane ... S.L.O.W = sustainable, local, organic and whole Slow Food Slow living emerged from the slow food trend in the 1980's. Slow food was a response to lack lustre, unhealthy prepackaged, fast foods which many felt...

Zucchini rolls

Zucchini Rolls Many of us include cooked zucchini in our diets as they are such a versatile vegetable and plentiful in summer. But did you know there are more benefits to eating your zucchini raw. If you are having to watch your weight then raw zucchini is a wonderful...

Cashew vegan ‘cheese’

Cashew Vegan 'Cheese' What a fabulous option to put on the table for all your family and friends especially for those who are unable to tolerate lactose. These two recipes are easy to make though they do require a little planning because the cashews are soaked...

Carrot bread – Gluten and Dairy Free

Carrot bread - Gluten and Dairy Free This bread is a variation of my favourite gluten and dairy free green. I have discovered it is easy to replace the kale and spinach of the green bread with grated carrot or zucchini and the result is a tasty and nutritious though a...

A Walk in Nature

A Walk in Nature  Wash your spirit clean with mindful moments in nature. Stress and stress related diseases have become prevalent in modern society stealing away the health and well being of millions. Increasingly, attention is being turned towards the natural world,...

Activated Buckwheat Granola with Figs and Dates

Activated Buckwheat Granola with Figs and Dates Buckwheat is a delicious additional to your vegan or vegetarian repertoire. It is not a grain but rather a seed, and despite its name does not contain wheat or have anything to do with wheat. Most importantly, it is...

The Joy of Rituals

The Joy of Rituals "We are what we repeatedly do." Aristotle Rituals conjure up a variety of different images and feelings in people. What do you think of when you hear the word ritual? Offerings, chanting, religion, peace offerings to exotic gods, full moon...

Kale Chips

Kale Chips Kale is one of the healthiest and most nutrient rich or dense plants on the planet. Delicious kale is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds and many of the compounds have powerful medicinal properties. Kale belongs to the cruciferous family like...