Hulk soup

It’s quick to make — around 20 minutes from start to finish. And it’s green. That’s why it’s called Hulk soup, after the Incredible Hulk. Until I named my broccoli soup after a superhero, my little people wouldn’t eat it. Previously untouchable foods become suddenly fashionable when named after, or eaten by, a cartoon character….

A Moroccan feast.

Just over a week ago, I catered for a very special event: my sister’s hen’s night. Around twenty-five ladies indulged in a Moroccan-themed cocktail menu, and I was fortunate to have the able assistance of other wonderful women in the preparation and service. I am featuring the menu here, as it was pretty delicious (if…

Creamy mushroom soup

This is a post about raw mushroom soup. Eating a high raw diet in the winter months can be a real challenge when you naturally crave warmth, and I know as well as anyone just how unfulfilling cold soup can be – especially cold mushroom soup. It may hearten you to discover that this soup…

Pasta puttanesca

This salty-fishy dish of dubious origins has been a firm favourite since my university days, however I had never tried it raw until my recent raw degustation at CNR. It was so delicious and true to taste that I vowed to recreate it at home, which I did a few days ago – with the…

Pasta uncooked

If you decide to go 100% raw, chances are that you will miss one or more of your favourite foods. Pasta was one such food for me, when I was eating a 100% raw diet last year. Then I discovered raw pasta. Raw pasta is one of those foods that, when you taste it for…

Guest Post 4: Mango & Avocado Salad by Joshua Jones

I am so excited to introduce my latest guest post – a delicious recipe by my very talented friend Josh. I am so proud of him for managing to stave off hunger for just long enough to take the accompanying photos! I know that you will enjoy this post as much for the reading as…

C is for Cruciferous

‘C’ was going to stand for cauliflower, then I got carried away and put cabbage and broccoli into the mix – and ended up with a superbly good-for-you cruciferous salad. Cruciferous vegetables, which also include bok choy, radishes and kale, are cancer busters; the phytochemicals in these vegetables stimulate the breakdown of potential carcinogens, as…

Norimaki uncooked

I know what some of you are thinking: How do you make a nori roll with raw rice? The answer: you don’t. These raw nori rolls were made lovingly with a ground-together blend of cauliflower, macadamias, sultanas and seasoning in place of the traditional sushi rice. I filled the norimaki with kale leaves and mustard…

Cooking with Kate

I spent my Saturday in Chittering, a quiet rural town north-east of Perth, learning to make vegan salads from Chef Kate Meinck. Kate runs cooking classes from her secluded retreat. Some of you may be aware that she recently won a Maggie Beer recipe competition, so you can be fairly assured of culinary success if…

Raw sunshine soup

Yes, it is possible to make a delicious, raw pumpkin soup. I made this one today and its bold, fresh taste gave me a real boost. Before I made my soup, however, I ground some freshly dehydrated orange zest into a zingy powder to use as a seasoning. It took several seconds for the dust…

Accidentally molecular

So this is what tomato sauce looks like. Or, rather, this is what three large tomatoes blended with some garlic, dried sage, salt and pepper look like when over-aerated in the Thermomix then dehydrated for so long that the frothy mixture is turned into one massive, fibrous wafer. Way cool. And did I mention it…

Worms for dinner

If you haven’t yet discovered kelp noodles, these transparent tendrils of sea vegetable are my second most recent discovery – and my most recent method for bribing a strong-willed toddler into eating his dinner. By the way, if you haven’t seen kelp noodles* before, this is what they look like on their own: Now to…

The difference between red and purple

When I made my red cabbage and goji berry coleslaw the other day, I remember thinking to myself, “Wow. That’s really red.” Then I made a salad out of beetroot, carrot and red onion. As it sat next to the coleslaw, I caught myself exclaiming, “Whoa – that’s red!” and I realised that red cabbage…

Tomatoes & beetroot

I thought I would share a refreshing raw snack/side-dish recipe with you – one that’s quick and simple enough for you to try for yourself this weekend. As I have mentioned before, raw beetroot is so delicious and incredibly good for you. I can not believe that the way we Australians usually see this amazing…

It’s so easy being green

You may already know that I my diet is 80% raw at the moment. In the few short days before I go 100% raw, I am enjoying a few ‘old faithful’ cooked meals. My dish of gingered sesame fish with garlified greens is tasty and healthy, making it very easy indeed to eat your greens….

A seaside picnic

What I love most about a sunny winter’s day is that you can enjoy an afternoon out of doors without sweat and flies, and you have a good chance of enjoying yourself without getting sunburnt. I also love those meals that are absolutely, lip-smackingly delicious and inherently healthy at the same time. This crispy-skinned salmon…

Manly lamb

My six weeks free from gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, caffeine and alcohol came to an end on Wednesday the 7th of July – which naturally led to my enjoyment of a perfectly delightful meal at Riverbank Estate on Thursday the 8th of July. You may have already guessed that this is not a low-calorie post….

Chicken & grapefruit glass noodle salad

One of the upsides of frequently cooking & eating by myself is the fact that I can put whatever I want [read: whatever is lying around] into my meal without feeling pressure to impress. Usually, my experiments work out; occasionally, they are awesome. This salad made my tastebuds sing. This was a meal inspired by:…

Pepper steak pies

For the most part, my lifestyle journey is styled as a sort of healthy living renaissance. Today, for instance, I ate virtuously at Tra Vinh for lunch [pho tai and braised beef pictured below] and cooked up some garlic pak choy for dinner. With the nights cooling down in Perth, however, I sometimes need a…