Zero Waste Kitchen – Beginner’s Guide

A complete beginner's guide to zero waste in the kitchen. The basics, why zero waste is important, learning resources, how to get started and a guide to compost.

Creamed Spinach (Vegan)

Yes, this is a no cream Creamed Spinach recipe! One of my favorite vegetable dishes, creamed spinach is something I dearly missed being dairy free. After some research, I came across this Vegan Creamed Spinach recipe from Detoxinista.com. Let me tell you, it is GOOD. Really, you could make the cashew garlic cream sauce and…

Lemon Impossible Cake with Blueberry Compote

Grocery stores have become some kind of battleground, shoppers donning face masks and plastic gloves, hand sanitizer and lysol holstered at the ready. Six months ago, this is not how any of us imagined such a mundane activity, grocer shopping, to be. And yet, here we are. As stocks of staples dwindle, we rely ever…

DIY Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate Syrup - versatile & delicious. Make chocolate milk, hot chocolate or drizzle over ice cream. How about a fun fondue night? Cut up strawberries, berries, whatever fruit you fancy and use skewers to dip into a big pot of this homemade chocolate syrup. Since discovering my unfortunate sensitivity to processed sweeteners (looking at you…

Chia Pudding & Granola Parfait

Sized for meal prep, this made-ahead breakfast is easy to put together for a sweet, nutrient packed breakfast. Photo by Ella Olsson on Pexels.com What is Chia Pudding? The name may be misleading, as chia pudding consists of gelled chia seeds that expand about 2-3x their normal size after absorbing liquids. The seeds remain whole…

Ultimate Banana Bread

This recipe is an adaptation of the Banana Loaf recipe in Mary Berry's Baking Bible. I've made a few minor adjustments, converting the self-raising flour to accommodate all-purpose flour instead. I've yet to come across self-raising flour on the supermarket shelves, and this bread comes out as cakey and light by making your own. You'll…