Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Vegan Mushroom Croquettes

Well, that was a fun year! I know you’ve probably heard this from every person you’ve been chatting to recently, but I can’t believe how fast time is flying by! Now, I must confess this post has taken me ages to get done, too much fun life stuff happening, you know ;-).

But, if you haven’t got any meal plans for Boxing day – or any day really, I’ve got you covered with this delicious recipe.  A Whole Roasted Cauliflower with fragrant coriander seeds alongside the most delicious Vegan Mushroom Croquettes that are so incredibly moreish. Continue reading

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Salted Rosemary Chickpea Crackers

Chickpea flour is such a handy ingredient to have in the kitchen cupboard. This really versatile flour can be used in an array of recipes.

From falafels, to crepes, to pancakes, to crackers. It’s flavor is evident, yet not dominant and really pairs well with a bunch of other ingredients.

These Salted Rosemary Chickpea Crackers are proof of just how delicious this little ground dried legume can be. Continue reading

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Broccoli Flatbread

Tried and tested a handful of times, I can see this Broccoli Flatbread recipe becoming a regular favorite. It’s just such a simple recipe and is a perfect alternative to bread. Straight out the oven or popped into the toaster, this recipe is full of goodness. 

This Broccoli Flatbread is gluten free, low in carbohydrates, refined sugar free, egg free making it 100% vegan, as well as incredibly delicious. The texture is perfect, and the ingredients hold well together without falling apart. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Millet Kale Salad with Balsamic Reduction

I love seasonal eating. I love the abundance of locally grown food that is at it’s peak supply. Happy farmers, happy consumers and happy wallets. While it’s saddening that avocado’s are nearly triple their usual price, bright and beautiful pumpkin is bountiful. Vibrantly golden, this wholesome and nutritionally dense vegetable is just what I feel my body needs in these cooler winter months.  Continue reading

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Peanut & Lime Thai Soba Noodle Salad

You know that feeling when you make a dish that just is so perfect on all levels? That’s what happened with this dish – let me explain. I was browsing and searching for something creative to make for dinner. Something that I could make for Nick and I, and something that was easy and at the same time, delicious! 

I stumbled across this Rainbow Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing recipe from the Little Spice Jar blog. I was looking on here to find a recipe that Nick would enjoy, that I could either substitute the meat/ make it vegan friendly. This recipe caught my eye and I’m SO GLAD it did, because I love how  it turned out. Continue reading

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My Favorite Wellness with Taryn Recipes

This week on the blog I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite recipes so far. Sifting through archives and reminiscing on past dishes has been quite wonderful, therapeutic in a way. A stroll down memory lane is always good. These recipes range from sweet to savory and are in no particular order. 

One thing that gathering all these recipes has made me realize is how much time, effort and hard work I’ve poured into this blog. Not that it feels like work at all!  Continue reading

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Tofu Miso Soup (Vegan)

While there is much speculation around the whole ‘soy’ topic, and the fact that genetically modified soy beans are penetrating more and more of the global soy markets, there are still loads of health benefits in fermented soy products. Containing less anti-nutrients, fermented soy products, like Miso, have an array of nutritional benefits and can have a positive effect on so many bodily systems. 

This Tofu Miso Soup recipe is an example of how fermented soy products can be incredibly delicious, along with reaching high points on the nutrition scale. It is 100% plant based and is seriously such a quick and easy delicious meal that can be thrown together in no time at all.  Continue reading

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Edamame and a Curry Sunflower Seed Sauce

Happy weekend! I’m feeling refreshed, revitalized and inspired after spending yesterday taking care of myself, and spending the morning immersed in nature.

This week on the blog, I want to share with you a bit of a different recipe, yet still keeping it simple, nutritious and delicious. This Roasted Brussel Sprout, Edamame and Curry Sunflower Seed dish may have an array of unusual flavors, but I found it quite tasty!  Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Waffle Rostis

Moving to a new country can come with many new things to learn and get used to. New places, new mannerisms and new names. For me, one of those new names is Kumara aka. Sweet Potato. Here in New Zealand, the Kumara is a staple in many diets. Now I also know that sweet potatoes/kumara make up a large portion of most plant based eaters diets too, and there is a number of reasons why.

Firstly they are so delicious! They are sweet and when steamed they have that ‘melt in your mouth’ sensation. Sweet potatoes have a lower GI than regular potatoes, which means they won’t spike your sugar levels, but rather gradually elevate and sustain them over a period of time. This is great for keeping that ‘satisfied’ feeling we get after eating, meaning you’ll have sustained energy levels which is great!  Continue reading

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What I Eat in a Day + VIDEO

I’ve seen loads of blog posts on this topic and have watched a few Youtube videos too, and they always tend to inspire me and spark ideas, so I thought it’s definitely time for me to share what my nourishment looks like in a day. 

It’s always so interesting to see what other people eat, when they eat, and how much they eat. Interesting to me that is! And I also find inspiration in the creativity of the food that people eat.

Food is so personal. It can tell a story. It can tell you about a persons culture, what they were craving, what they enjoy. So intimate! Food sustains us and nourishes not only our bodies, but our minds. It reminds us of people, places and spaces in time, shaping our memories and our cultural heritage. It’s a form of personal expression, and helps bring people together.  Continue reading

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