Christmas is just around the corner and if like me, you're going to be spending time with people who are not plant based, this blog is for you! The Christmas period is often a long one. In the build up to the big day, it usually involves work do's, social functions, bring a plate get … Continue reading Visiting Friends and Family Who Aren’t Plant Based At Christmas
Simone's Plant Based Kitchen is popping up cafe style at the Wellness Fair in Inglewood on 15th June. It'll be in the Town Hall, 34 Cutfield Street. I am committed to reducing my own waste so I'm excited to announce that it will be a rubbish free event. Where possible please bring your own food … Continue reading Rubbish Free Pop Up Cafe!
Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If that's true for you, then you want to be eating something delicious and nutritious right?! These cookies are absolutely delicious and easy to eat on the go. So many people eat on the run, which isn't ideal, but sometimes can't be helped. … Continue reading Breakfast Cookies
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
Here in New Zealand we're on lockdown due to Covid-19 and yeast has become very hard to find in supermarkets. It seems everyone wants to make their own bread while they're at home. Since going gluten free, I've been making my buckwheat and chia bread which is lovely toasted with some avocado and tomatoes; but … Continue reading Yeast Free Bread
Making homemade seed crackers reduces your plastic waste and these super easy crackers use any combination of seeds and flours.There's nothing like a good crunchy cracker for spreading your favourite dip on. Ingredients* 250 grams mixed base seeds – pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds* 1-2 teaspoon flavour seeds – cumin, caraway or … Continue reading Simple Homemade Seed Crackers
We had a wonderful day at The Rocks Venue in November for my cooking class 'A Plant Based Christmas'. Sharing my passion for cooking plant based food is my favourite thing to do! Knowing that people enjoy my food and learn something new is an amazing feeling. The menu: Buckwheat Tarts with smoked cashew cheese … Continue reading A Plant Based Christmas Cooking Class
Last week we decided to make some sweet treats; peanut butter & chocolate cups. They're absolutely delicious and very moreish. I'm sure the kids ate more peanut butter & chocolate while they were making them! This is something the kids can pretty much do by themselves, apart from melting the chocolate as they can't reach … Continue reading Kids In The Kitchen
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄 Are you all set? Got all your gifts? 🎁 If you're buying for someone who needs some plant based deliciousness in their lives, or you need some; I'm giving you the chance to buy my new summer eBook 'Get Set for Summer' for only $25 👏 … Continue reading Christmas Sale – summer eBook
This week's menu is up! Order now via Facebook message or email and your box of delicious meals will be delivered to you at home or at work. Then just heat and eat....easy!
Listen to my Radio Interview in September 2019 with Bryan Vickery of Hokonui Radio.
Weekends are for pancakes! Most kids love pancakes, but if like me you hate standing at the stove for 30 minutes flipping them and listening to the kids screaming 'are they ready yet?' This recipe is for you. It's so easy, just mix, pour and bake. Everyone gets to eat at the same time and … Continue reading Easy tray pancakes
It's Father's Day here in NZ. These cookies are a lovely treat for him. You could make them yourself or if your children enjoy baking, get them to make them for their dad. These cookies use light brown sugar. So they're not refined sugar free. They're are however ridiculously addictive fresh out of the oven. … Continue reading Father’s Day cookies
These peanut butter, date & oat cookies are so delicious and 'oat' so easy to make. We love desserts, but there's something special about a cookie with only 3 ingredients! I don't use any packet mixes for any of my baking; only organic whole food ingredients. You can whip these up in 20 minutes, including … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies
I was honored to provide the catering for Paula Bennett's visit to Inglewood yesterday. If you don't know who she is, she's the deputy leader of the NZ National Party. They're currently the opposition to our Labour/coalition government. It was a wonderful experience, not least because the event was hosted in a shop/event venue called … Continue reading Breakfast with the opposition