The benefits of making your own bread Yesterday a friend told me that she loved my 5 seed bread and that it didn't make her bloated, like shop bought bread. She asked me why, so I thought my response would be great shared with you all. I don't know anyone who doesn't like bread! However, … Continue reading Home made bread
Yesterday I felt like some chocolate and reached for my favourite; Whittakers Dark Chocolate block. Readi ng the ingredients, it got me thinking about where companies source their ingredients and whether they are concerned about child slavery. I did some research and came across the Food Empowerment Project. They have created an app listing chocolate … Continue reading Vegan chocolate & ethically sourced ingredients
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!
All hail Buckwheat! Buckwheat, also known as Kasha is a seed and in no way related to wheat. The seeds come from a plant in the rhubarb family 👏 Buckwheat really packs a nutritional punch. It's rich in vitamins and minerals like magnesium and potassium and the bio availability of zinc and copper is higher than … Continue reading Beautiful Buckwheat
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
This week I was excited to be interviewed by Taranaki Community News. It's great to be featured by a local news outlet who's focus is on community issues, local projects and businesses. I love that mainstream news outlets are starting to report positive stories about the plant based lifestyle. The more we talk about it, … Continue reading And in local news!
Potatoes are one of my favourite vegetables. They so versatile, but also very filling and contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, fibre, potassium, magnesium and folate (vitamin B9]. We love hashbrowns, especially the crunchy bits on the outside. They go with anything and you can eat them anytime! In my quest to cook them … Continue reading Crispy Hashbrowns
Simone’s Plant Based Cooking Classes are your gateway to creating and eating vibrant, mostly organic and healthy vegan food. I believe that food should serve your body and mind well. The plant based lifestyle is a way of fueling yourself that is enjoyable, simple and sustainable. This 3 hour transition class will give you the … Continue reading Transitioning workshop
Christmas is just around the corner. If you love chocolate as much as we do, then you'll love this Christmas themed treat. I serve it with a platter of other goodies but you can serve it alone. I'll also be giving away little bags as presents for my kids' teachers. If you can resist eating … Continue reading Christmas Chocolate Slab
Jam on toast, jam sandwiches, peanut butter and jam on crumpets......oh the childhood memories! My kids love jam too, so I wanted to make sure they could still have it when we changed our diet. This isn't the traditional jam you're used to. It's not loaded with sugar and the chia seeds provide fibre, omega … Continue reading Blueberry & apple chia jam
Tofu; you either love it or hate it! We love it, but it hasn't always been that way. We first tried it in an Asian style soup and it was simply cubed and dropped into the broth for a few minutes before it was served. It really didn't taste of anything, and the texture was … Continue reading Crispy Oven Baked Tofu
We love lasagne so I've been trying some new recipes and this one is our favourite. There's no story today, just the recipe because its amazing! Ingredients: For the filling 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 small carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and … Continue reading Lentil & Kumera Lasagne