No frying or resting required, these doughnuts are basically like mini sugar bombs with fabulously exciting icing. They are really quick to make and can be made gluten free, or with any number of different flavourings, extracts and toppings. Intergalactic snacking at its finest!
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.
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.
I made this cake for a beautiful vegan wedding, which I’m told, despite some bad weather, was a fantastic soiree! The bride and groom requested a carrot cake, so I made my special recipe which is packed with raisins, coconut and walnuts, and topped it with a lovely cream cheese icing. If you can’t get your hands on vegan cream cheese, a simple buttercream will also work just as well. This recipe also makes delicious cupcakes and freezes well! Decorate as creatively as you like 🙂
What a time to be alive. We can actually ingest crunchy, filling and sweet treats, without even the hint of an animal product or a highly refined sugar. And who doesn’t love a muesli bar?! This recipe is so quick to prepare you could *almost* make it before leaving for work, and it’s packed with enough nourishing ingredients, it’ll leave you with that glow you only get after seeing a puppy learn to walk down stairs. As usual, substitute the nuts, seeds and dried fruits as desired.
Summer has been brutal in Sydney this year, so I’ve been spending most of my time under cold running water, with a fan in my face, eating ice-blocks. These ones are lower in sugar than many store bought varieties, and require only as much energy as a hot, grumpy and dehydrated person can afford to expel. Change up the fruit and create your own twist!
I experienced my first Thanksgiving last year whilst in New York, and attended a lovely dinner where I made my way through mountains of delicious food. Fortunately for me, there were plenty of vegan options (many brought by me!), but I know a lot of dinners don’t have such a focus on providing cruelty free options. This year, I’ve decided to create my own vegan Thanksgiving recipes, that are tasty, easy to make, and packed with healthy and fresh ingredients. My Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese is made using pumpkin, nutritional yeast and spicy paprika, and is a fantastic, healthy alternative for vegans and non vegans who like to eat. This year, let’s be thankful for the fact that Law and Order: SVU is still running, and that we have plenty of plant based treats to bake!