• Sweet potato fries with cinnamon chilli sauce

    I don’t only do sweet baking – although I am far better at it than I am at savoury.  But I’m forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone more often to pursue a more even keel with the recipes.  You can thank Ben, a friend who has complained that he doesn’t want to bake cake, for the next few recipes. The sweet potato fries themselves could probably be swapped out for zucchini, carrot or potato – whichever takes your fancy.  The cinnamon chilli dipping sauce is NOT vegan…

  • Mullumbimby, NSW

    I’ve been relatively quiet this week – I’ve been on holidays with family.  I’ve used the time to catch up on some books, catch up with family, and just relax.  Relaxing includes swimming in the ocean, getting a massage, shopping, drinking, napping, and of course, reading.  Being an Aussie, there was some cricket involved as well. We’ve been staying in a little (four bedroom) cottage in a town called Mullumbimby.  For those of you not entirely sure where this is, I’ve included a handy little map reference for you here…

  • Vegan buttercream frosting

    Now, it is a little known fact (which I like to tell people about) that Oreo cookies are vegan-friendly.  I’m not sure if this is by design, or by accident, but it certainly make decorating (non-butter) buttercream frosting easier!  You can chop Oreos in half and add them to the top of the cupcakes for that little bit of extra ‘oomph’! These recipes go perfectly with my vegan chocolate cupcakes, and you can amend it to have several variations. Vanilla Ingredients 125g Nuttlex Buttery Spread 1.75 cups icing sugar 2…

  • Vegan chocolate cupcakes

    I love to experiment with baking.  I have this great chocolate cake recipe (that I will likely NEVER publish the recipe for because it’s my signature cake), but I also acknowledge that people have dietary requirements – I am a primary example of that. So, I like to play around with recipes to make alternatives for others.  This is my vegan chocolate cupcake recipe. Ingredients 1 cup vanilla almond milk* 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup canola oil 1.5 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup plain…

  • Vegan shortbread

    Christmas is a mere 21 days away (cue panic)!  I make shortbread and gift it around to colleagues, friends and family as a) it’s super simple, and b) everyone seems to like it! But alas, traditional shortbread is not vegan friendly, and I have vegan friends and colleagues.  So, this is the recipe that I amended for them! Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup rice flour 250g Nuttelex Buttery (this is the BEST butter substitute that I have ever used, especially for baking) 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 tsp…