When I first arrived in New Zealand 10 years ago, one of the things which startled me was the breakfast. I lived in an all-inclusive student accommodation and for better or worse had to eat whatever was given to me. I quickly settled on a winning combination of white toast and baked beans, neither of … Continue reading Spicy Baked Beans
Since going vegan I have been trying to make a lot of things at home, one of those things being hummus. Out of all the recipes I have found, every single one has had tonnes of tahini in it and the thing is, I really don't like tahini! But without it the hummus just … Continue reading Super Easy 5 Minute Hummus
Recipes often call for stock, but I found it difficult to find a good vegetable stock without added, unwanted, ingredients such as maltodextrin and sugar. I searched online for healthy, tasty alternatives. I tried each one that I could find, but none was right. I remember one of them tasted like mud! I also tried … Continue reading Home-made Vegetable Stock
Since we became vegan, I realise we have many, many more spices, herbs and oils in our pantry. Over time, it has also become more cluttered and dis-organised. It was time to overhaul it. A Summer clean (who says you need to do cleaning only in Spring right?). The "before" (we took all the things … Continue reading What is in our Pantry?
Although it is her holiday at the moment, my dear wife was working very dedicatedly today and so I got some free reign in the kitchen to prepare some lunch. Generally my attempts at cooking lead to very mixed results but today fortune was with me and the resulting dish turned out really well (or … Continue reading Penne with Cauliflower and Tomato Sauce