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Lazy Cat Kitchen_Vegan sun-dried tomato pesto

I tried this delisious Vegan sun-dried tomato pesto, another great recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen that I tried. I had it on some red lentle pasta. It was super tasty but next time I’d add some vegies and chickpeas.

And here are some pictures of how mine turned out.

Lazy Cat Kitchen_ Lentils with roasted artichokes and peppers

This recipe turned out great. I did have to substitute fresh artichokes for ‘Coles Marinated Artichoke Hearts‘ because I couldn’t find fresh ones at the shops. I also didn’t peel the capsicums because to me they tasted good with the skin on. And other than catching my tea towel on fire nothing went wrong.

Here is the link to the original recipe Lentils with Roasted Artichokes and Peppers and her blog Lazy Cat Kitchen.

And here are some pictures of how mine turned out.

Stir fry

Serves 1


  • 90g soba noodles
  • 1 cup brocolli florrets
  • 1/2 zuchinni sliced thickly
  • 100g silken tofu cut into 3-4 chunks


  • 1.5 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • 1 spring onion sliced


  1. In fry pan cover vegetables, tofu and noodles with boiling water. Cover and boil until noodles are cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients in a cup.
  3. With slotted spoon carefully remove tofu.
  4. Strain noodles and vegetables in a colander.
  5. In same pan add sauce and bring to the boil. Add tofu and turn to coat. Transfer tofu to bowl.
  6. Return noodles and vegetables to pan and coat with sauce.
  7. Pour everything into bowl on top of tofu so the tofu is covered with sauce.

Chocolate Almond Brownie Cupcakes

Makes 12



  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (beat 1 Tbsp ground flax meal and 1/4 cup of water)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other plant milk)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda (bi-carb soda)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free self-raising flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coco powder


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp coco powder
  • 1-2 cups icing sugar


  • 50g dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 12 fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180-200 degrees Celsius in a fan force oven (350-390 Fahrenheit)
  2. Melt coconut oil in medium pot
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Add olive oil and brown sugar and stir
  5. Make flax egg in a cup by whisking flax meal and water with a fork
  6. Add to pot and stir quickly
  7. Add almond milk to pot and whisk to break up lumps
  8. Whisk baking powder and soda to pot and whisk
  9. Add flour and almond meal to pot and stir.
  10. Line 12 hole cupcake tray with patty pans
  11. Divide mixture between the 12 holes
  12. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when you insert it into a cupcake
  13. Allow to fully cool before icing cupcakes or the icing with just melt off
  14. Icing is optional but to make it:
  15. Using electric beaters in a large mixing bowl beat coconut oil boiling water and coco powder
  16. Slowly add icing sugar 1/4 cup at a time while continuing beating until the icing is a good consistency to spread
  17. If you add too much icing sugar and the mixture gets too thick just add water I recommend a teaspoon at at time it doesn’t take much to make it a runny mess
  18. If it’s too runny it will drip off as you can see in my picture and if it’s too thick it is hard to spread
  19. I like it about the consistency of peanut butter
  20. Then decorate with berries and chocolate
  21. Sometimes I use almonds or coconut instead

Nutty Banana Bickies


5 bananas mashed
1/2 cup almond milk
3 cups of rolled oats blended (or use instant)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup tahini
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried cranberries
nut butter or jam to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 160-180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mash and mix together banana, almond milk, oats, baking powder, tahini, almond butter or blend in a food processor.
  3. Stir in walnuts and dried cranberries.
  4. Spoon flat tablespoonfuls onto a baking tray. Makes about 24.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a bit crispy .
  6. Serve topped with nut butter or jam.


If you want sweeter bickies just add 1/2 cup of brown sugar to the bananas at the beginning.

Chocolate Almond Cake/Brownie (Vegan, Gluten Free)



2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flax meal & 1/4 cup water)
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup gluten free flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup almond flour
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Melt coconut oil and olive oil in a medium saucepan on low heat.
  • Remover from heat and add brown sugar.
  • Make flax egg, beat flax meal and water together.
  • Whisk together flax egg and milk then add to saucepan.
  • Mix in dry ingredients except slivered almonds.
  • Grease and flour tin (20cm-20cm) or line with greaseproof paper.
  • Pour mixture into tin.
  • Top with slivered almonds.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes depending on how moist you want them.
  • Tip out of tin onto wire rack.
  • Eat hot or cold.



Cooking Plum Jam and Stewing Fruit

Mum and I were at the shops today. The green grocer had a whole grocery bag full of stone fruit for $3:00. We stewed the peaches and nectarines with a little sugar. We also used the plums to make five jars of jam.

Recipe is as follows:

170g plums including skin and stones cut in half

170g sugar

2 cups water

4 teaspoons lemon juice

Stew until it thickens when dripped on a plate. Remove skin and stones. Sterilize jars and ladle in the jam.

By the way it was very yummy.