Vegan pancakes 

Pancake spot .. Sorted! talking to friends recently about finding good vegan pancakes in Melbourne.. Big fluffy diner style one.. & voilà,..True north in Coburg Delivered.
Vegan pancakes with fruit compote, maple syrup & whipped cream. {in the back is a vegan pulled jerk ‘chickin’ bun} 🍴☕️ 


Sunshine Coast / Queensland.

Just spent the weekend on the wonderful Sunshine Coast. I love the laid back lifestyle and sandy beaches, but I also love all the vegan places poping up! 

Here are my favourite picks for breakfast/brunch & some beach views.

vegan bubble and squeak – potato, zucchini & sweet potato hash topped with Avo, tomato & cashew cream cheese. 

 Green House cafe in Caloundra 

They have a huge range of vegan meals. (vegan or vegan optional on the menu)   

Avocado on gluten free toast with rocket, roasted mushroom & tomato. 

This was a build-a-meal that I assembled from sides & the staff at Velo project were so happy to assist. Plus the meal was presented wonderfully which I love, as sometimes avo on toast comes out looking so plain.  

Velo project in Mooloolaba 


(The view cross the road from my acai bowl)

Acai smoothie bowl with natural muesli and fresh fruit from Raw energy Mooloolaba.  

Another avocado breakfast… Yes I know I’m obsessed.

Vegan breakfast from Husk and Honey~grain free. In Nambour. 

Chickpea flatbread, pesto mushroom with toasted pepitas, and roast mushroom.  


New menu ~ Vegie bar 

Vegie bar recently (ish) released a brand new menu. Don’t worry lots of the favourites are still included but there are also a bunch of new vegan options & daily vegan specials! 

Virtuoso pizza ~ Pesto, roast pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and melted vegan daiya.


Raw spaghetti with semi sundried tomatoe, zucchini noodles , nuts ‘meat’ capsicum, kale.  {SPECIAL} 
Maui Hawaii bowl. Mango, passionfruit, cherry tomato, kale, cashew cheese, pineapple, raw croutons and a spicy sauce {SPECIAL} 


Satay Lentil Burger topped with fresh garden filling and fries. Temperoni smoked Temphe, hot sauce &  vegan daiya cheese pizza (background) {MENU}  
Raw Kale Caesar Salad: Kale, lettuce, cherry & sundried tomatoes, flax croutons, cashew ‘Parmesan’ and smokey coconut ‘bacon’ bits w/ Caesar dressing. {SPECIAL} 


Dark chocolate chip cookies 🍪

Today’s baking efforts~
Salted dark chocolate chip cookies. All vegan & Home made ! 



½ cup coconut oil (melted)

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup almond milk or rice milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt (pink rock salt/ Himalayan )

1 cup vegan chocolate chips or roughly broken up dark choc block.

3 tablespoons melted nutlex



Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Cream (aka thoroughly mix) together the coconut oil & brown sugar, then add the almond milk & vanilla and nutlex. The mixture may be really “liquidy” this is OK. Shift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, Combining the wet & dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate pieces {& any other mix-ins of your choosing such as toasted coconut .}

Roll into Tbsp sized balls & place them slightly spaced on an tray lined with baking paper, flatten them out a bit with a fork.

Bake for 7-10 minutes. (I did 8 and a half min which was perfect)

Lentil Dahl abundance bowl 

Yellow lentils made into a delicious home made Dahl. Served with roasted potato, sweet potato, capsicum, zucchini, broccoli and steamed rice and fresh spinach, garnish with lemon wedge. 

  Recipe for Dahl below:) 
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 table spoons lemon juice

2 cups yellow lentils ( pre soaked) 

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

4 cups water

Green garnish (optional)

salt and pepper to taste (if desired)
Sauté onions and garlic in oil in deep pot. Until soft.

Add pre soaked lentils. With water and heat to boil then simmer.

Add spices, lemon juice, tomato paste and simmer together for 20 -30 min or until water has absorbed. Stir regularly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Serve with steamed rice , brown or white (etc) add roasted or steamed vegetables (or both!) and fresh spinach garnish with a sprig of greenery and a Lemon wedge ;).

Nuts about donuts 🍩🍩🍩

So lately I’ve been kinda obsessed are a few (& don’t worry I gym regularly 😭🏃💪 ) all vegan of course.

Brown sugar and almond donut from the donut shop fitzroy. They do 1 vegan donut daily! Location gertrude st.   

Orange cream hibiscus glaze donut .smith and deli , 111 Moore st fitzroy. 
Cinnamon sugar donut smith & deli 111 Moore st fitzroy. 

Raspberry glaze donut from Crumbs Organic Bakery. Errol st. North Melb 

Black magic & Bruxelles raspberry and double choc. from Happy maple donuts Adelaide   

Beach days 

An afternoon of warm sun, fresh air, salty skin and good company.   

last Sunday was excellent weather in Melbourne, so one of my oldest and dearest friends Nikita and I decided to head to the beach! 

First stop was ‘Combi’ in Elwood our new fav for some takeaway chia pudding cups. The chia is soaked in coconut milk & topped with fresh fruit and, coconut shards & choc buckinis. Yum.  

 Mind you the water was freezing! Haha so we explored the beautiful rocky cliffs around the half moon bay. Can’t wait till next time. 😍