Vegetarian Life Australia

Vegetarian and vegan recipes, reviews and news for a healthy life

Vincent’s Vegetarian Food Mart, Footscray

I’ve lived in Melbourne for 22 years and am embarrassed to admit I had never visited Footscray until last weekend. Saturday was a hot and steamy day and the fragrant … Continue reading

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Red lentil coconut dahl

Cold wintry nights call for deliciously spicy comfort food. Bring on the red lentil dahl! I make a few types of dahl with different lentil varieties and added vegetables. Each … Continue reading

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Vegan spinach and almond ricotta rolls

Sometimes an amazing recipe is created by taking an unintended path. My desire to replicate a vegan version of feta cheese (I really, really miss Greek salads!) ended in me … Continue reading

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The greatest veg tofu scramble!

I’ve tried a few versions of tofu scramble at cafes and have never really liked any of them – too bland, too watery, etc. Today I made this recipe and … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

To fake or not to fake

As veganism grows in popularity and Melbourne experiences a burgeoning cruelty-free culinary scene, I’ve recently been reading some lively debate on social media around the issue of mock meat. Some … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dinner at Ren Dao

We had a fantastic celebratory dinner at Ren Dao in Melbourne’s Elsternwick last night.  The evening heralded the end of mid term exams for my son and we all felt … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Roast veg vegan pizza

At least once a week I knock up a round of quick and easy vegan pizzas for dinner. Store bought bases make the process really painless. Yes I know, bought … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thai pumpkin and carrot soup

There’s nothing more satisfying than knocking up a pot of delicious soup for a cold winter’s day lunch. Today’s creation is a Thai influenced roast pumpkin and carrot soup. It’s … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Working and cooking

In the last few months life has got really hectic. I’m juggling working full time in my own business, being a mum to a teenager at the pointy end of … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gong De Lin – a taste of Hong Kong in Melbourne

A recent night out at the Melbourne Comedy Festival started with drinks at the delightfully quirky Cookie beer hall in Swanston Street followed by a delicious and authentic vegetarian Chinese … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Capitan Fracassa Cafe review

I always like to support vegetarian and vegan focused restaurants. I love having a wide selection of dishes to choose from on the menu rather than feeling the frustration of … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vegan mee goreng noodles

I really love mee goreng. Spicy wok fried noodles hawker style with lots of fresh veg and tofu. It’s been a go-to dish for me when eating out for many … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

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Lifelong vegetarian. 99% vegan. Londoner. Melbournite. Animal lover. Food experimenter. Mum. Partner.


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