Recipes – food — vegetarian

Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

THIS RECIPE WAS INSPIRED BY ONE INGREDIENT....

Natural Hickory Smoke. I bought it at The Essential Ingredient at Prahran Market in Melbourne. I have always loved a good smoky flavour and have previously seen the likes of liquid smoke and other smoky flavours. I loved that this was a natural smoke flavour from wood. I often buy new ingredients intrigued by the product itself but with no idea what I'm going to make. The ingredient sits in the cupboard for maybe weeks, before I...


Blueberry Coconut Raw Cheesecake

Blueberry Coconut Raw Cheesecake

Raw cheesecake was the first raw dessert I came across.

I was in Combi in Elwood ordering some juices and I saw these "raw" desserts in the cabinet. It was the first time in a long time I had been so confused by food. I had no idea what it was! I was already completely gluten free at this stage, I was also eating a paleo influenced diet without actually reading any paleo cookbooks otherwise I would have seen some of these raw desserts.

I was intrigued! I took photos, raced home and got...


Nachos Dip

Nachos Dip

The first time I tried a Mexican dip at a party I was hooked.

It was delicious layers of refried beans, avocado, sour cream, grated cheese and tomato. I mean I was trying to find ways to surreptitiously shovel these glorious layers of heaven into my mouth while still maintaining some semblance of decorum….why couldn’t the hosts just give me a spoon!

So I started making it myself.

The first time people saw it their faces were priceless. Cold nachos? It looks weird! I’d just tell them to trust me and try it....