Organic Care | Natural + Affordable

Price: From $3.85 AUD Where to Buy: www.naturesorganics.com.au for stockists It's about time we killed the notion that vegan and cruelty-free products are automatically super spenno. Organic Care are one of the brands proving that not only vegan products can be affordable but also accessible; you can pick up many of their products in your local supermarket! While I do love my high-end products, I'm not always stoked on the price tag that comes along with them, so I love trying new and affordable stuff...

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Lentil, Mushroom + Potato Pie | Gluten Free

Difficulty: Easy Serves 6-8 It's time to hit you with another recipe to add to your Christmas list and while it doesn't sit at the top of the tree, it's most definitely the star. My Mushroom, Lentil + Potato Pie is kinda like a classic shepherds pie but with a twist; the potato is roasted! Plus, just about anyone can enjoy this baby because it's gluten, nut and soy free. Merry Christmas indeed! Tip: Cook the lentil mixture and par-boil the potatoes a day...

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Garlic + Chive Cashew Cheese | Your Party Companion

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 1 cup The cheese platter is a staple of every gathering and for non-vegan folk, they're pretty effing easy to throw together. For vegans, buying a selection of vegan cheeses can be a bit spenno and making them yourself can be a tad time consuming. I wasn't hella confident in making my own cheese recipes so mainly stuck to the recipes of others, however I've recently spent some time using what I've learned to branch out and create my...

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide

In the words of the great Nelly "AHHHH SHIT!" - it's that time of year again! While many of you aren't down with the festive season, Christmas for me is truly the most wonderful time of the year because I get to share with you all my Christmas Gift Guide! There are so many gems in this year's guide, you're probs gonna want it all (and I don't blame you). So leave this post open on your computer where your...

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4 Ingredient Macaroons

Difficulty: Easy Makes 18 Looking for a quick and easy treat to take along to your next gathering? My 4 Ingredient Macaroons are going to be that quick and easy treat, whether or not they make it to the gathering entirely depends on your restraint though. Ingredients 2/3 cup aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups desiccated coconut Method Preheat the oven to 160°C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Add the aquafaba...

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Creamy Potato Bake

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4-6 When I announced on Instagram recently that I was going to start prepping Christmas recipes, I could almost hear the groans coming through the phone. While it does seem a tad early to start rolling our the festive fare, you gotta realise that I do it for you guys so that you can plan your holiday meals well in advance! My mum makes our vegan Christmas lunch so this is all 4 u, fam. Potato bake is one of...

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Salted Caramel + Banana Chiller

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 Warmer weather is here and whether I like it or not, it's time to get used to it. I've teamed up with my pals at Nature's Charm yet again to hit you with the ultimate chill recipe for summer; my Salted Caramel + Banana Chiller. I love the range of coconut sauces by Nature's Charm because they are so bloody versatile. Chuck 'em on top of ice cream, dip fruit into 'em or even eat it straight from the...

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Brush Up with Dusty Girls

Price: $28.00 Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au When it comes to affordable and natural cosmetics, Dusty Girls are one of the brands killing it. They've recently unleashed their super affordable Vegan Brush Collection and passed them onto me to try. Four essential brushes to keep your look on point, inside a handy envelope so you can look great on the go. Aesthetically, these babies look adorable with their white and rose gold handles teamed with white and grey cruelty-free bristles. Get your base locked in with...

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Simple Cashew Ricotta

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 1 cup There's something so satisfying about making your own vegan cheese but so many recipes out there are hella time consuming. This recipe takes only minutes to whip up and tastes great on crackers, in pastas and even straight from the jar. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 8 hours) Juice of a half lemon 2 tablespoons non-dairy plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon white miso paste 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast Method Chuck the soaked cashews into...

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