Entries by Frances McCormack

Go-To Chocolate Cake

This cake will be your go-to chocolate cake as it’s extremely easy to make; it rises easily, and produces a deliciously fudgy, flavoursome cake that’s perfect served warm with the glaze poured over it. Ingredients: For the cake:1 1/4 cups plain flour1/2 cup sugar2 tbsp granulated stevia1/4 cup cocoa powder1 cup strong coffee, warm, but not […]

Roasted Grapes

If you have a sweet tooth, you will love roasted grapes: their juices become like warm jam. Simply spritz with a little oil, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and roast in a preheated oven at 220C for 30 minutes. Your only regret will be that you didn’t buy more grapes! These are […]

Green Bean Casserole

A wonderfully comforting dish, this serves two. Feel free to double or even triple the recipe: you’ll want extra helpings! For the Mushroom Sauce: ½ yellow onion, roughly chopped300g white mushrooms, roughly chopped2 cups vegetable broth1 cup soy (or other all-plant) milk½ tsp salt, or to taste¼ tsp white pepper½ tsp dried sage½ tsp dried […]

Oat-Stuffed Bell Peppers with Carrot Umami Sauce

It’s a vegan classic, the stuffed pepper. Here, we’ve served it with a sauce that’s so good that you’ll lick the serving spoon! To make the sauce:  Ingredients: 2 carrots, trimmed and sliced1 potato, scrubbed and chopped1 garlic clove1/2-1 cup water1 tbsp miso pastesalt, to taste Directions: 1. Add carrots and potato to a pan. Cover with […]

Apple and Sultana Oatmeal

You don’t need a recipe for this one: make up the oatmeal on water or all-plant milk, according to package directions. Add a chopped apple and as many sultanas as you like, and enjoy.  If you have some spices like cinnamon and ground cloves, you could add those for an apple pie flavour. Sweeten, if […]

Nori and Rice Salad

A healthy, nourishing salad that’s really filling and packed with flavour. Ingredients: ½ cup dry weight sushi rice, cooked according to package directions1 carrot, shredded60g broccoli, in small florets¼ red pepper, chopped (use the other whole red pepper, if following the plan, and cut down the side, leaving the other ¾ intact)1 scallion, sliced3 or 4 […]


This is the perfect lunchbox food. Try it if you don’t believe us! Ingredients: 1/2 cup sushi rice, cooked according to package directions100g mushrooms, sliced1 clove garlic1 carrot, peeled and shredded1 spring onion, sliced into matchsticks1/2 avocado, sliced1/4 red bell pepper (if following the plan, then take the slice from from the side of the pepper […]

Baked Beans

Simple, hearty, and nutritious, these beans make for a perfect breakfast with some toast. Ingredients: 1 can cannellini beans1 can tomatoes (we won’t use it all)1/4-1/2 tsp suitable-for-vegans sweetener (to taste)1/4 tsp saltFreshly ground black pepper4 slices suitable-for-vegans bread, toasted Directions: 1. Meanwhile, empty the beans and their liquid into a saucepan. Add the juice from a […]

Banoffee Oat Sundae

How could you wake up feeling grumpy when you’ve planned this delicious breakfast? Ingredients: 1 cup oats2 bananas (1 mashed, 1 sliced)8 datesa pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla essence, if availablePeanut butter and flaked almonds to serve Directions: 1. Soak the oats in enough water (or use all-plant milk if you prefer) to just […]

Oat and Banana Bread

This is not your typical banana bread. Not a dense, very sweet, strongly flavoured loaf with which you’ll be familiar as a way to repurpose overripe bananas, this Banana Oat Loaf is subtly flavoured, sweet, and with the texture of a regular bread loaf. It’s perfect for nut butter, suitable-for-vegans chocolate spread, or jam/jelly. You […]