Holy burrito!

When we transitioned to a whole foods plant based diet, I started by adapting our favourite meals. This was the easiest way of getting us all used to it, rather than introducing totally new dishes. We’ve always loved burritos. I think it’s the idea of filling your wrap with colourful yumminess and eating with your…

Surprise baby finger food!

I’ve been experimenting with finger food for my 10 month old daughter. It’s been a bit hit and miss, basically because she’s a princess and wants to be fed. No matter what I tried, she had no intention of holding food for herself! I’ve had so many fails in the kitchen and still do. I’m…

3 ingredient cookies!

My family has been missing cookies so I had a think and whipped these up today. They took me all of 15 minutes to prepare and they taste really good. They’re crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. The dates give natural sweetness so there’s no need for any other sweetener. The boys…

What the health?!

Before we started this way of eating, I did lots of research. I was worried about protein, fat, and if my children would get enough vitamins. Then I thought to myself, these were the same things I was worried about before we went plant based and we were already eating whole foods and loads of…

Yummy one pot curry

I made this curry by accident a few weeks ago. It was the day before shopping day and our veg box delivery from Food Together New Plymouth. My fridge and cupboards were pretty bare, it was 3.30pm and I was stressing about what to cook for dinner. I just threw some onions, carrot, potatoes and…

Carrot & cumin hummus

We have hummus pretty much every day. I use it as a spread on wraps for hubby’s lunch, the kids have it in their lunch boxes and I have it with quinoa bread. This recipe is so good, you’ll be making it every week like us! Plus there’s no oil in it so you can…

Banana & blueberry breakfast slice

This is a great slice to make at the weekend for the following week’s breakfast. It’s really filling and full of delicious flavours. It’s great for when you’re in a rush in the mornings as it holds together really well and can be eaten on the go. It’s also great for lunch boxes. It’s also…

This bread is awesome!

I came across this recipe in a plant based group on Facebook. I was a bit sceptical, but after making it a few times and adjusting the seasoning to our liking we have a winner! I had to play around with the oven temperature to get the right colouring and texture. We like it chewy….

A sweet treat

Since going plant based I’ve really missed my sweet treats. I’ve got such a sweet tooth and on a bad day I had no problem munching my way through a few home made brownies! I regularly make bliss balls with nuts and seeds, but I needed something which didn’t have the added fats. My boys…

Lunch boxes

So I thought I’d share a bit about my kids Lunch boxes. This isn’t to tell you how to pack it or what to put in it, but just to give you some ideas. Even though we’ve only been plant based for just over a month, we’ve been eating whole foods for a long time…

The dreaded outing…..

So it’s been a month since we embarked on our WFPB journey and going out with the kids is like a military operation! Where are we going? Will there be non compliant food there? Will people offer said food to my toddler? Will he just grab the food? Will people think I’m rude for bringing…

Our Journey

Hi and welcome! I thought I’d better introduce myself and my family. I’m Simone and I’m married to Stephen. I’m originally from UK and my husband is from NZ. I’m a qualified Social Worker and trained in UK. I met Stephen in Birmingham in 2004 and we moved to NZ back in 2009 after we…