Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a scrumptious, nourishing meal, but you’re not too sure about good vegan options? We’ve got a couple of ideas for eating out at plant-based/vegan cafes and restaurants, plus a few vegan recipes you can easily whip up at home.
 

GO OUT FOR VEGAN EATS

Check out a couple of tasty places in Sydney and Melbourne that we know vegans love!

Sydney Cafe:

Sadhana Kitchen, Enmore and Bondi

Sydney Restaurant:

Yulli’s, Surry Hills

Melbourne Cafe:

Monk Bodhi Dharma, Balaclava

Melbourne Restaurant:
Smith & Daughters, Fitzroy



 

CREATE A VEGAN MENU AT HOME

Alternatively, you can spoil your loved ones with homemade goodness…

NIBBLES / STARTERS

Raw Vegan Beetroot Dip

Vegan Rice Balls

MAINS

Penne Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Vegan Cheesy Chickpea Crumble

Baked Eggplant with Chickpeas & Green Chilli

Sweet & Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

DESSERTS

Orange Cacao Mousse

Coconut Bounty Slice

+ AN EXTRA TREAT…
Use our Vegan White Chocolate recipe to create a loved up vegan white chocolate bark like Jemma from The Healthy Journey did!
Image via @the_healthy_journey on Instagram

 

Wishing a happy Valentine’s Day to all of our beloved foodies!

 

 

 




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Everyone wants to celebrate Australia Day pride with an Aussie-style feast. Whether this includes a big backyard barbecue, tasty treats galore or a simple sandwich, we’ve got a few healthy, whole food Australian recipes here to ensure no one misses out on a good feed during the festivities!

 

GLUTEN FREE LAMINGTONS WITH RASPBERRY CHIA JAM

The classic favourite Australian treat made into a whole food version that is dairy free and refined sugar free too....complete with delicious raspberry chia jam!

 

HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE VEGEMITE

Homemade Vegemite

Using 4 ingredients, this version is similar to real Vegemite - only with a lot less salt!

 

GLUTEN FREE LEMON & MACADAMIA ANZAC BISCUITS

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits with Lemon and Macadamia

Quinoa flakes and buckwheat flour are used in place of traditional rolled oats and wheat flour. Brown rice syrup also makes these cookies fructose free!

+ also try out our recipe for Spelt, Apricot & 5 Grain Anzac Biscuits!

 

GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Throw these tasty, seasoned wedges of cauliflower on the grill for a meat-free barbecue option!

 

HEALTHY GOLDEN GAYTIME ICE CREAMS

Vegan Golden Gaytime Ice Creams

Everybody loves a Golden Gaytime...but this way you can enjoy a healthy vegan one too!

 

LENTIL & CASHEW BURGERS

Lentil & Cashew Burgers

Make up some plant-based burgers as a super nutritious meat patty alternative.

 

And don’t forget the modern-day staple:

AVOCADO TOAST…..with ALL OF THE TOPPINGS!

Avocado Toast

Nothing beats Aussie avo toast! Except maybe the addition of all your favourite toppings! Image via @amandaswholesomekitchen

Try our Organic Omega Seed Mix sprinkled top, and our Homemade Hummus recipes!

 

For more nutritious recipes and plant-based whole food goodness, visit us:

www.goodness.com.au




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This Christmas you will have no struggle preparing beautiful, healthy and delicious food for your loved ones. We’ve handpicked our favourite Christmas recipes from our collection online to cater for people with special dietary requirements.

Time to get cracking in the kitchen!

 

GLUTEN FREE – Savoury

Colourful Quinoa Salad

Kale Salad with Tahini Grapefruit Dressing and Tamari Roasted Pepitas

GLUTEN FREE – Sweet

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Gluten Free Christmas Cake Muffins

SUGAR-FREE (Fructose-Free)

Salted Turmeric Nutty Caramel Pudding

Gingerbread Tahini Biscuits

VEGAN – Savoury

Lentil & Cashew Loaf

Sticky Cauliflower "Wings"

VEGAN – Sweet

Raw Rocky Road

Raw Peppermint Slice

PALEO – Savoury

Summer Superfood Salad

PALEO – Sweet

Paleo Christmas Cake

Grain Free Christmas Granola

Coconut Rough

NUT FREE – Savoury

French Green Lentils with Tomatoes, Goats Cheese & Basil

Sprouted Green Chilli Salad

NUT FREE – Sweet

Cannellini Bean Sponge Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Mesquite & Coconut Chia Puddings

For more healthy whole food recipes, head to our Recipes Page >>




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Do you want to build up a beautiful, healthy whole food pantry but don’t really know where to start? Don’t stress, we’ve got the top tips and basics to get you started and on your way to a healthier home full of nutritious pantry staples.

 

FOCUS ON “REAL, WHOLE FOODS”

These are ingredients or products that are in their most pure and basic form, therefore retaining more goodness and nutrients than compared to those processed and refined packaged foods.

CLEAR OUT ALL THE NASTIES

Remove all the “bad” items that are currently in your pantry so you can start out fresh. That means all of the packaged refined and processed foods containing added preservatives, thickeners, firming agents, food acids and fillers, as well as processed foods high in sodium or sugar.

WRITE A SHOPPING LIST

Create a list of all the ingredients you need to help replace all the products you may have removed and pave way for better, healthier food options. To help you write up a list, download the Honest to Goodness Healthy Pantry Staples List here >>

DO YOUR RESEARCH

If you come across an interesting ingredient or product that you’ve never used before, look up more information about what it is, why it’s good for you and how you could use it in cooking. Our website is full of useful information, tips and recipes to help you out –www.goodness.com.au

CHOOSE ORGANIC FOOD

Source organic food wherever possible to ensure your food is pure, minimally processed, highly nutritious, contains no GMO’s or added nasties, and is sustainably sourced.

BUY YOUR FAVOURITE STAPLES IN BULK

This will save you money in the long run. Start off by stocking up big on a few of your favourite grains, legumes, spices, baking ingredients or tinned goods that are used quite regularly as you know they will all be used up eventually and not be wasted!

LOOK FOR “BPA-FREE” TINNED FOODS

Items such as coconut milk & cream, beans and tomatoes. (BPA is a toxic chemical that can filter into foods from the lacquer lining of tins, bottles or other containers made from plastic).

STORE YOUR FOOD AWAY PROPERLY

Store your dry goods in air tight containers and out of direct sunlight to help maintain the shelf life of your goods and reduce the risk of it spoiling. Glass jars and bottles are ideal reusable containers for your food, however you can source BPA free plastic containers from retailers such as Big W, Kitchen Warehouse, or other online stores. Head here for specific storage tips for various ingredients >>

KEEP YOUR PANTRY ORGANISED

Organise your pantry ingredients into categories so you remember where everything is kept. Label anything you put in containers, and even write down the best before date to keep track of it all.

 

TIME TO GET STARTED!

Stock up on all the healthy pantry whole foods that you need at our online store:




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Want to get festive with your food for Halloween but without the overdose of sugary sweets and candy this year?

We’ve done some searching for you and have made a list of great healthy Halloween recipe ideas! Check out these cool snacks and treats that are super easy to make and enjoy with the whole family, or that will help to cater for a spooky fun-filled Halloween party!

Witches Brew Breakfast Pudding

Witches Brew Breakfast Pudding

via healthfulpursuit.com

Spooky Black Bean Hummus

Spooky Black Bean Hummus

via blog.fatfreevegan.com

Creepy Smiles & Witches Fingers

Creepy Smiles & Witches Fingers

via fortheloveofcooking.com

Scary & Spicy Vegan Chilli

Scary & Spicy Vegan Chilli

via onegreenplanet.org

Banana Ghost Pops

Banana Ghost Pops

via nuggetmarket.com

Spooktacular Choc Mint Vegan Cheesecake

Halloween Choc Mint Vegan Cheesecake

via stockland.com.au

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

via onegreenplanet.org

Some whole food pantry essentials for these healthy Halloween recipes include:

 

For more healthy recipes to try out, check out our Organic Recipes page here >> www.goodness.com.au




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Put away the packet of biscuits and throw out your stash of chocolate!

You won’t need them anymore once you start prepping some easy, healthy homemade snacks made from real food and no nasties. Real whole foods are what keeps your belly feeling more satisfied and your body well energised.

Say goodbye to sugar crashes and hunger distractions throughout the working day -here is our simple list of must-have healthy snack options with recipes to keep ready for when you get the munchies…

1. Granola Bars

Homemade without all the added sugar and nasties that you find in the store-bought kind.

Puffed Buckwheat & Almond Butter Bars

Puffed Buckwheat & Almond Butter Bars | Honest to Goodness Recipe by Nourish Me Mum

2. Chia Puddings

Little pots of yummy goodness! Super quick to make ahead and simply store in the fridge.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding via minimalistbaker.com

3. DIY Trail Mix

No preparation required, simply pick your favourite organic ingredients!

How to Make a Perfect Trail Mix via thehealthychef.com

4. Seed Crackers

Tasty to nibble on alone or with a yummy dip! A great low salt, grain free option.

Gluten Free Nut & Seed Crackers

Nut & Seed Crackers (GF) | Honest to Goodness Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe

5. Homemade Hummus

A simple, satisfying dip to have with your crackers, flatbread or fresh veggie sticks. Try a out different flavour options to keep it interesting!

Homemade Hummus Dip

Homemade Hummus Dip (with extra flavour options) | Honest to Goodness Recipe

6. Grain-Free Flat Bread

A creative and delicious low carb alternative to regular bread!

Turmeric Cauliflower Flatbread

Turmeric Cauliflower Flatbread via blog.paleohacks.com

7. Bliss Balls

Bite-sized bundles of energy that you make using endless flavour combinations!

Creamy Coconut & Vanilla Bean Protein Balls

Creamy Coconut & Vanilla Bean Protein Balls | Honest to Goodness Recipe

 

Grab all the pantry staples you need to create these yummy healthy snacks! >> www.goodness.com.au




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