Spicy Sesame Kale Chips

If you have ever resolved to eat more vegetables (or to have a largely vegetable-based diet) you will know that one of the great problems is that vegetables tend to go off very quickly. They certainly can’t outlive frozen ready-meals and boxes of mac and cheese, but just eggs and cheese will well outlast a […]

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Hippie Granola

I haven’t made granola before – I find it too sweet for an everyday breakfast. Then again I might not be the best judge – I do pick sultanas (raisins) out of my Sultana Bran (raisin bran) when it gets to the bottom and there would be more than two in a spoonful. However, this […]

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Pear and Ginger Sorbet

There are times when I feel like my cooking has gone well, but rarely have I made something so successful as this sorbet. When I discovered how easy it was to make sorbet with an ice cream maker, during my month of being vegan, I decided to experiment a little, and came up with this. […]

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Mixed bean and nut salad

This is another one of my brother, Hugh’s, recipes. Hugh tends to cook very healthy, high-protein food which tastes amazing, and when I was back in Sydney he made this for the whole family a couple of times. You can vary the ingredients as you like, and add different vegetables depending on the season, or take […]

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Lessons on veganism

So it has been a long time since I last posted. I won’t get into excuses here, but I feel bad that I never finished describing what happened in my month of being vegan. I made it, by the way – a full 30 days. And then the day it ended I went out and […]

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