Soda Pancakes with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries {vegan}

If food was a love language, pancakes would be mine. They are my ‘go-to’ meal on the weekend when I’m too tired/lazy to cook. They are also my son’s first request whenever I ask what he wants for dinner. We tend to provide a savoury option to begin with, and then we enjoy dessert! Both…

Vegan Aquafaba Brownies

Hello and a belated welcome to 2017! How did you spend NYE? We simply joined thousands of strangers at the beach for an early fireworks display before crashing at home long before midnight. It was great! The only downside was dealing with an over-tired 3-year old the next day! Tired as he was, he set a…

Vegan Banana, Chocolate and Chia Muffins {gf}

As a child, I dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. I wanted to capture stunning vistas and cute animals and add scripture verses to the blown-up image like the posters I saw on the walls of our house. In pursuit of the dream, I borrowed my parent’s film camera, and much to their chagrin, took…

Vegan Lime and Coconut cupcakes {gf}

It was time to celebrate … My sister-in-law had just completed the very last exam of many in the long years of training to become a medical doctor, now general practitioner. Typically, she was acting like it was ‘no big deal’ but we knew better, so we gathered round to help her celebrate. Lunch with the family, and then…

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with maple buttercream icing {gf}

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy…

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I was a teenager when I first tasted and fell in love with zucchini muffins. Muffins were not a big thing in Australia when I was a child, so it was only when I was older, and attending an international school with a largely American cohort, that I was introduced to my first muffin crush!…

Fruit and yoghurt slice {with gluten-free and dairy-free options}

Okay, we’re going super-healthy this time, and it’s ugly but oh, so good! It’s a slice that could be co-opted as breakfast food, or packed into the lunchbox as a healthy snack. Rules surrounding what one can consume at school are getting so rigid these days, but never fear! This baby is nut-free. It is…