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 … Continue reading Our Journey
I only started making smoothie bowls a few months ago. I would see so many elaborate and stunningly beautiful pictures of them on Instagram and think 'I don't have time for that'. I was so in awe of those amazing photos, I thought I'd give them a go. I spend around 10 minutes making them, … Continue reading Smoothie Bowls
I love sundays. We always have a family outing in the mornings; today was spent at the beach. While the toddlers slept this afternoon, I got to cooking. It was a mega cook up for next week's lunches. I made: 1. crispy baked chick peas. They marinated for 2 days in braggs liquid seasoning, pure … Continue reading Sunday Funday
I've been making this salad for a few years now and it never fails to please. Its filling, nourishing, colorful and delicious! You can have it as a side or a main and your friends will be mighty impressed when you turn up for the pot luck with this. Using seasonal veggies, you can mix … Continue reading Warm Quinoa Salad
I'll keep this brief as I know you just want the recipe! A few things to remember. * it is plant based so there is no added oil, no dairy, no refined sugar and no refined flours * it won't taste exactly like the one filled with the above ingredients; it's better! The recipe makes … Continue reading Peanut butter caramel slice
We had spent the morning at the farmers market and museum with all the kids. We'd had a big breakfast, so didn't need any morning tea but on the drive home I was dreaming of samosas. I just love the mix of spicy potatoes and peas, but I don't love the deep fried pastry. By … Continue reading Potato curry roll
I have so many lemons, I thought it would be nice to use them in a bliss ball. I've tried a lemon cheesecake version from a packet and I didn't really like it. I like a very lemony flavour so I used the zest as well as the juice. I used sunflower seeds as they … Continue reading Lemon bliss balls
This soup is so tasty and comforting, you'll be making it every week like I do. You must know by now that I love 1 pot meals which require minimal effort. This is one of those meals. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or that are in season. We always have leftovers … Continue reading Chunky Tomato soup
These pancakes are so quick and easy to make, my 11 yr old can make his own in no time! Buckwheat flour is a great alternative if you're gluten free or if you just want something different. The flour soaks up a lot of liquid and binds really well, so there is no need to … Continue reading Banana & Buckwheat Pancakes
I had been dreaming of rice crispy cakes for a few days before I finally made these. They're so simple and fun to eat; perfect for a snack, party food or dessert for all ages! I made a slice rather than cakes, but you can make cakes if you like. These are an occasional treat … Continue reading Dark chocolate rice crispy slice with a twist!
Before we went plant based, we loved mayonnaise. I used to make my own, but it's still not really a healthy food because of the amount of oil in it. We are now in love with this recipe. Whether you want to call it mayo or cashew cream is up to you. Some people will … Continue reading Vegan mayonnaise or cashew cream?
I'm not at Nutritionist or a Dietitian. I'm just a mum who wants the best for my family. I've spent the last 6 months of this journey to a plant based lifestyle doing lots of research. As a plant based or vegan mum, you face extra scrutiny about the health and development of your children. … Continue reading Where do you get your protein?
As you probably know by now, I bake all the lunchbox items and we love muffins! These ones are pretty simple, a bit decadent and very yummy. I've used Whittakers 72% cocoa dark Ghana instead of chocolate chips. Only because I actually bought it to eat a few weeks ago and I forgot about it. … Continue reading Banana & dark chocolate muffins