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Making Chickpea Bolognese from Thug Kitchen 101

Making Chickpea Bolognese from Thug Kitchen 101

Making Chickpea Bolognese from Thug Kitchen 101 Ok, so as promised, efforts began to be made on cooking today. My favourite dinner when I was a kid was spaghetti bolognese (eventually vegetarian versions with heaps of grated cheese), so I’m always looking for...

Thoughts on Cookbooks and Variety

Thoughts on Cookbooks and Variety

Thoughts on Cookbooks and Variety I have a lot of cookbooks. For the most part, they sit on the shelf and look impressive. I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve made less recipes than I have cookbooks. To be honest I usually keep things really simple when it comes to...

All About Juices and Smoothies

All About Juices and Smoothies

All About Juices and Smoothies Juices and smoothies. Tasty as, and so hot (cold?) right now. I suspect ‘green’ versions are the way New Zealanders get most of their greens nowadays. Cafes, restaurants, and even fast food chains have been quick to catch on, and...

Mac & Ease: A Classic Goes Plant-Based

Mac & Ease: A Classic Goes Plant-Based

Mac & Ease Our velvety plant-based ‘mac and cheese’ recipe Mac and cheese has always been one of the all-time classic comfort foods, and we’re certainly not here to disagree. Full of flavour, fast, and filling, it's one of those foods best enjoyed while curled up...

Why Coconut Oil’s Comeback Ain’t Cool

Why Coconut Oil’s Comeback Ain’t Cool

Why Coconut Oil's Comeback Ain't Cool We get the allure of the coconut - tropical, natural, exotic, and the perfect food for those that find themselves stranded on a desert island for an indeterminate length of time. Coconuts are also super versatile - they’re a food,...

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 3

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 3

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 3 18. Best burger of the year - made from plants 2015 was a massive year for the plant-based burger, and New York's ‘Superiority Burger' was named best in the world by GQ magazine. Not hungry yet? Check this out from their...

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 2

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 2

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 2 9. We discovered aquafaba (a.k.a. bean juice) Latin for ‘bean liquid’, aquafaba (as coined by vegan baker Goose Wohlt) is a magical new plant-based ingredient being touted as the ultimate egg replacement. Aquafaba is,...

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 1

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 1

25 Reasons Plant-Based Food Owned 2015: Part 1 1. Ben & Jerry's announce plant-based ice cream Ben & Jerry’s is likely the biggest name in ice-cream today. Thanks to a little encouragement from a change.org petition (signed by more than 28,000 people) Ben...

Buying bottled water is like, so 20th Century…

Buying bottled water is like, so 20th Century…

Buying bottled watered is like, so 20th Century... Every year the world spends over 100 billion dollars on 265 billion litres (70 billion gallons) of bottled water. We pay more for bottled water per litre than we do for petroleum or oil. Bottled water isn't the only...

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