Baking a dessert is good, eating a dessert is better, but not having to bake AND being able to eat dessert, is definitely the best. My No-bake Mixed Berry Chocolate Slice is really easy to make and combines a chewy chocolate base with a creamy and light berry layer. It stores in the freezer and is made with a bunch of healthy, wholesome ingredients. And if you close your eyes and really focus, it’ll almost taste like a McDonald’s birthday cake, just healthier, more ethical, and handled by far fewer children.
When I’m sick, all I really want to do is eat toast with peanut butter and wash it down with some chocolate milk. When I’m done feeling sorry for myself, I decide that I should probably have something that will actually help me get better. My Chicken Flavoured Noodle Soup is warming and wholesome and the perfect companion for a sick vegan, but it also makes a delicious healthy dinner. You can experiment with your own spices and vegetables, just make sure to use a killer vegan chicken stock.
Although known as a classic Australian dessert, when you break it down, lamingtons are really just mini cakes dipped in icing and coconut. And yet, somehow they are so tasty life giving they completely live up to their reputation. This recipe is a twist on the classic lamington flavours, instead using a red velvet sponge and about 50kg of red food dye. You can use the sponge recipe to create a regular red velvet cake with vegan cream cheese icing, or even add a delicious coconut cream layer to this one. To make it gluten free just switch out the regular flour for one of your choice.
This slice is so sweet and indulgent, one bite will make you feel as though you just ate an entire year’s worth of dessert. It’s made with a rich brownie base, a chewy cherry and coconut filling and a creamy chocolate ganache. It’s gluten free, and the brownie recipe can also be used to make regular brownies (just throw in some walnuts!). It’s addictive, so eat at your own risk.
Matcha is one of those ingredients that suddenly seems to be appearing in everything, and frankly, thrown into a cup of boiling water is not my idea of a sophisticated way to enjoy it. This recipe combines zesty lime, creamy cashews and hint of matcha tea blend to create a super healthy, light and tasty slice. It stores in the freezer so you can eat some now and save the rest for your hipster friends who are visiting next month. Matcha later!
I’m always looking for ways to up my rice game, mainly because I’m strange and think about grains a little too much. This dish is super easy and is packed with so many plant based goodies, all you have to do is throw in some crispy tofu and greens and you’re good to go. You can switch out the spices, currants and coconut for what you have in the pantry, or use a white basmati rice if you prefer.
The words ‘raw’ and ‘cake’ don’t naturally sound that great together, but I can assure you that this cake is both packed with superfoods, AND worthy of any after dinner dessert binge. Made with a crunchy chocolate base, a smooth, creamy filling, a rich caramel and a sweet chocolate glaze, this cake is a fabulous alternative to sugary, processed snacks, and stores in the freezer for months!
I love making open tarts, mostly because they require so little effort and taste delicious. Seriously, even if you’re a lazy cook, this dish is so easy to make your friends will shower you with compliments you almost don’t deserve (suckers!). This recipe makes a light, healthy and crunchy tart, and works well for lunch or dinner. As with most of my recipes, feel free to experiment with different fillings, herb combinations and garnishes.