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Bread and butter pudding

Vegan Bread and Butter Pudding

Winter is almost upon us in Australia and when it gets cold my body tells me carbohydrates are the only way to go. Who am I to say no? This recipe is an old time favourite that my Mum used to cook for us when we were teeny tiny. I have modified her recipe just slightly to make it completely vegan but the majority of the recipe is all her doing. The smell of cinnamon, sultanas and baking bread take me back to when I was a little girl and I would hang around in the kitchen waiting to hear the clatter of plates, knowing that the pudding was almost about to be served. My Mum’s (now not so) secret signature on this dish is the thick lashings of apricot jam she spreads on just before the pudding finishes cooking. It packs an extra punch of sweetness and gives the pudding a mouth-watering shiny glaze. Continue Reading →

Layered mango and banana ice-creams

Ice-block 2

Jeepers this past summer was hot! It was so hot my makeup would slide off my face; I couldn’t walk around our front yard barefoot without burning my feet; a cold shower was just not cold enough and poor Mimi even lets us spray her with water.  It was so hot Gumby would have totally melted if he went outside. Tony Abbott might even start believing in climate change. Ok, it probably wasn’t hot enough yet for that one to happen.

Our little house with the green walls is air-con deficient so, when it’s this hot, we have to try lots of other stuff to keep cool. This summer frozen fruit rocked my world. But ya gotta mix it up otherwise it just gets all boring and stuff. Continue Reading →

Vegan mango and coconut ice cream by Mum

It’s going to be a long, hot summer, huh? The perfect weather for lounging at the beach, watching the cricket and munching on ice cream. Of course, vegans don’t really appreciate cream or milk in their ice cream but luckily there’s a way to make the good stuff sans dairy. This is another genius recipe from our dear mum, Cynthia, who rustled it up from Food.com. She used the totally dairy-free coconut milk, making Alana one happy little dessert eater. I was rather chuffed, too.

Creamy non-dairy ice cream garnished with blueberries and ready to eat. It looks like a cheerful little face!

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