Month: September 2017

Green Caesar Salad + Rosemary Croutons

This is a rockin Ceasar salad recipe! Even though it’s 100% vegan it still has all the moorish flavours and textures that make the classic version so yummy. The tangy dressing is made with a base of natural yoghurt instead of mayonnaise which makes it a lot lighter but still creamy. I use nutritional yeast and dulse flakes in place of parmesan cheese and anchovies. They’re optional but they give the dressing that cheesy salty flavour caesar salads are known for. I highly recommend giving them a go. The rosemary rye croutons add an extra savoury flavour and crunch. Not only does this recipe taste like the real deal it looks beautiful arranged on a platter showing off the green tones of kale, cos lettuce, asparagus and beans. I love eating this as an easy weeknight meal ( it tastes even better for lunch the next day ) but you could also serve it as a side. It’s a great make-ahead salad as you can prep all the ingredients separately and toss them together just …

Strawberry & Pistachio Crumble

Crumble has always been a favourite of mine.  My mum used to make an apple crumble most Sundays and would serve it with a big dollop of ice cream. It was such a treat. Crumbles are the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Sweet stewed fruit topped with a golden nutty crumble. The best bit is the layer in between where the crumble topping soaks up the juices from the fruit and becomes gooey and decadent. This recipe is a lighter version using fresh summer strawberries tossed in cinnamon, lime and maple syrup then topped with a mix of rolled oats, pistachios and shredded coconut. The bright colours and fresh flavours make it the perfect dish to celebrate the warmer weather. We’re pretty lucky here in Perth with the warm climate, the strawberry season has stretched on forever. If strawberries aren’t in season where you live you can use any other fresh fruit that is. The recipe is very versatile. I love to serve this straight from the oven while the fruit is still bubbling …