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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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