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Food, food, glorious food …

Apologies for the lack of posts. Life got in the way …

Anyways, I did do some cooking – I just didn’t take my usual step-by-step instructional photos. Below are photos (when I remembered to take them) of some of the dishes with a link to the original recipe.

Corn, capsicum and chilli fritters.
Made with onion, garlic, corn kernels, chickpea flour, capsicum, basil, salt, water and chilli powder. Recipe courtesy of Be Good Organics.


Easter Bunny fruit platter.
The head is cut from fresh pineapple. The body is tinned sliced pineapple. The eyes are blueberries. The ears and eyes are held in place with toothpicks. Grapes, blueberries, strawberries and pineapple are scattered around the bunny. Inspiration from Pinterest.


Cappuccino cups.
Ingredients include vegan chocolate, cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup and coffee. Topped with sugar free Du Chocolat chocolate powder. Recipe adapted from Lazy Cat Kitchen.


Cauliflower rice and sweet potato & chickpea burger with tahini yoghurt. Cauliflower rice courtesy of Cook Eat Paleo. Sweet potato and chickpea burger recipe courtesy of The Sugar Hit. FYI, I made the tahini yoghurt dairy free by using coconut yoghurt instead of greek yoghurt.

cauliflower_rice and sweetpotato_and_chickpea_burger

No bake vegan brownies with chocolate ganache.
Brownies made with walnuts, almonds, dates, cocoa and salt. Ganache made from almond milk, dairy free dark chocolate, coconut oil, icing sugar and salt. Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker.


Marinated portobello mushroom burgers and tuna patties.
Recipe for marinated mushrooms courtesy of All Recipes. Note: my mushrooms were the burger buns. Recipe for the tuna patties courtesy of Food. I used almond meal instead of bread crumbs.

marinated_portobello_mushroom_burger and tuna_pattie

Vegan mozzarella cheese.
Made with nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, tapioca (arrowroot) flour, apple cider vinegar, raw cashews and water. Recipe courtesy of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.


Turmeric latte.
Ingredients include turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, almond milk and black pepper. Recipe courtesy of Paleohacks.


Vegan snickers slice.
Made with dates, walnuts, cashews, roasted salted peanuts, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut milk, coconut oil, lemon juice and vegan chocolate. Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.


Polenta rounds.
Ingredients include water, parmesan cheese, dairy free butter, polenta and vegetable stock. Recipe adapted from Diary of a Ladybird.


Apple crumble.
Made with home grown apples, dairy free butter, almond meal, flaked almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, salt and honey. Recipe courtesy of Hemsley and Hemsley.


Gluten free dairy free pancakes (crepe style).
Ingredients include gluten free plain flour, baking powder, salt, almond milk, dairy free butter, vanilla and egg. Recipe courtesy of Quirky Cooking.


“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Harriet van Horne


shrove (pancake) tuesday …

today was shrove tuesday (the day before ash wednesday – the beginning of lent). it’s a long held family tradition that i make pancakes for the family on shrove tuesday. and tonight i did just that.

last night i looked for a gluten free recipe and found, amongst all the fancy schmancy ones, a nice easy recipe which could be adapted to use gluten free flour. the recipe can be found on best recipes.

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup milk
1 egg

1) preheat a large non-stick fry pan.
2) place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until just combined.
3) lightly grease the pan with butter or cooking spray. (i used butter.)
4) cook large spoonfuls of batter until bubbles burst on the surface and the edges start to go dry. (i used 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake.)

5) turn and cook other side until golden brown.

i made 8 pancakes with the first batch.  because it took next to no time to prepare the batter i had no qualms about making a second batch of 8 pancakes.

as soon as i took them out of the fry pan, i spread the pancakes with strawberry jam and rolled them.

note: this recipe also makes great pikelets and it freezes and reheats in the microwave extremely well. it works great with all the usual sweet toppings and equally well with savoury toppings like leftover bolognese sauce or savoury mince and cheese.

so simple. who needs the pre-made mix? and the recipe is easy to remember.

i had 2 of the pancakes tonight  – they were light and fluffy.

i savoured every bit of the sweetness because from tomorrow (for lent) i’m giving up all things sweet. my sweet tooth will thank me later for it – i hope! it’s going to be the longest 40 days …


happy pancake day everyone! and good luck if you’re giving up something for lent :)

“the laziest man i ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.” ~ w. c. fields