• Roasted Vegetable Stack

    Making plant-based meals is easier than you think. Yes, there are plenty of meat substitutes on the market and they are getting tastier and more accessible every day, but they aren't necessary to follow a well-balanced, healthy and - most importantly - delicious, vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. 
  • Marrow (Zucchini) Fritters

    Fritters are an excellent way to get rid of aging vegetables in your fridge. You can make them with any vegetable that you can grate (or very finely chop, if you have the patience). They are usually popular with kids as well and make a quick, healthy snack. 
  • Tofu Quiche

    After I went vegan, one of the biggest changes for me was no more omelettes on a Saturday morning. You know the ones I'm talking about: fluffy, cheesy and jam-packed with your favourite filling. 
  • Bosh! Herby Hearty Stew

    Judging by the influx of food photos on my social channels, all we're doing in lockdown is eating. Three weeks at home and we're all certified Masterchefs. This would normally be right up my alley, but is anyone else spending an alarming amount of money on food?
  • Roosterkoek on the braai

    My top tips for lockdown so far are pretty pedestrian: drink a crap load of wine and make great food. And carbs. Carbs are great food and they go extremely well with wine. Winning all round.
  • Crispy, Sticky Sesame Tofu

    I had myself at crispy! Tofu is no longer just for hipsters with scraggly beards and a penchant for ‘artisan coffee’ – as if a cup of coffee in a bohemian cafe really tastes better than in a franchise restaurant (except the Spur – their coffee is made from stale grounds and broken dreams).
  • The Creamiest, Cheesiest Vegan Pasta

    I have a weird and rather disappointing history with mac & cheese. When I was young (oh the sting in those words), my mom used to make an enormous pan of the stuff on Sundays and it would be eaten for Sunday dinner, Monday dinner and multiple leftover lunches during the week.
  • Rich and Hearty Lentil Stew

    Winter is coming…will we ever start another cold season without those words? Heads up to George R.R. Martin challengers – your success hinges on a memeable one-liner that transcends internet cultures…go! Anyway, I don’t know what the characters of Game of Thrones ate during their endless winter, but I’m fairly certain it wasn’t lentil stew.
  • Vegan Alfredo Pasta

    As a teenager, I was obsessed with Maggie’s 2 minute noodles. To be honest I still am, but I tend to avoid them due to their nutritional junk status (oh to be young and uninformed!).  I do, however, occasionally make them at festivals. I believe it’s ok to inhale a bowl of pure preservatives at festivals – it feeds your feel-good endorphins. 
  • Veggie Braai Kebabs

    April is one of my favourite times of the year in Cape Town. There’s no wind, the sunny days are mild to warm and there are lots of public holidays! Last Sunday was the most perfect day – it was even warm enough to sit in our pool. On days like this, if you are saffa, you must braai. 
  • Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato

    I’ve been doing pretty well with my twice a week vegan dinners, thanks to some inspiring recipes and much appreciated time to make them. This shepherd’s pie was one of my first attempts and it is definitely going to become a dinner staple. The filling is made of lentils, mushrooms and a rather unexpected secret ingredient – oats!
  • Curried Beans & Chickpeas

    You know those people on instagram who post pics of their perfect looking meals that makes you feel like you’re failing at life?  I’m not one of those people. In fact, I’m not really into food photography at all. Which is quite inconvenient, since I write a food blog. Give me an adorable pitbull or an epic view with a bottle of wine.