Apple & buckwheat muffins

These muffins are so moist and yummy, perfect for babies as finger food, toddlers and kids’ lunchboxes. I whipped these up in 10 minutes using just one bowl, awesome huh?! I even took a call from my good friend Llywela in UK while I was spooning the mixture into the cases. My baby was asleep…

Buckwheat, oat and date cookies

These are a variation of my other buckwheat cookie recipe. I wanted to make a cookie with less sugar so I’ve subbed the dark chocolate for dates in this one and left out the flax egg and maple syrup. I got 9 medium sized cookies from this recipe but you could make them smaller. They…

It’s about the journey, not the destination

I’m writing this on the drive back home from Ohope Beach. We’ve just spent 5 nights there; our first holiday in 2 years and our first as a family of 5. We had a great time just being together and doing fun stuff. As anyone with young children knows, going away is like a military…

Heavenly chocolate orange muffins

My eldest son is off to school camp in a couple of weeks and his teacher emailed me the menu. As you can imagine it was filled with meat, dairy, sugar and processed food with a side of coleslaw. He asked what ‘we’ should do about replacements, so I said I’d prepare a few things….

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…