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  • Megan Young - Vegetarian, Home Cook, Photographer

    Megan is an Australian professional photographer who lives in Sydney.

    "I have been cooking since I can remember and a vegetarian almost as long. I was working in my aunt and cousin's restaurant by the age of 12 and spent many a summer holiday from school elbow deep in veg prep in kitchens around Hobart.

    Growing up in beautiful Tasmania, Australia, surrounded by nature, I couldn’t help but have a well-developed appreciation for fresh, wholesome and local produce. Over the years this love of fresh produce has awakened my interest in nutrition. I am currently studying nutrition and never cease to be amazed by the power of food."

    Loves: My beautiful baby daughter, my crazy husband James, laughing till my face hurts, the feeling of warm sunshine on my back, cheesy pop country music, sharing a meal with friends, trawling the aisles in health food stores.

    Wishes: There were more hours in the day, I had my own veggie garden, there were more good, healthy, vegetarian and vegan choices in restaurants.

Almond Pulp Pancakes

OK… so you are now making your own Almond Milk and loving it…! So what do you do with the lovely almond pulpView full post »

World Heart Day – Giveaway

Today is World Heart Day and thanks to Bupa I have a Garmin vívofit, activity tracker, to give away to oneView full post »

How to make easy Almond Milk

I have posted on how to make easy Almond Milk before but over the years I have perfected my recipe and method andView full post »

How to make Cauliflower Rice

A plant based diet can tend to be higher in carbohydrates than other eating plans but this is not a problem if yourView full post »

Roast Red Pepper Hummus

Have you ever done that thing… where you think you are ordering 2 of something and 2kg arrive? I usually get aView full post »

Carrot and Zucchini Bread

This week we are heading away for a month with an American summer vacation planned. Sun, surf and Southern CalifornianView full post »

Harissa Veggie Stew

Herbs and spices are really your most powerful ingredient when preparing plant based meals. A couple of sprigs of thisView full post »

Chipotle Soup

So… apparently… we are in the middle of a Polar Vortex in Sydney. It is freeeezing and cold weather meansView full post »

Pumpkin Pikelets

Snacks can sometimes be hard to keep quick, easy and healthy. Veggie packed pikelets are a great solution as youView full post »

Corn Fritters – vegan and gluten free

I was reading this Guardian article the other day: Smashed avo, anyone? Five Australian creations taking the worldView full post »

Spiced Mandarin Almond and Hazelnut Cake

If you haven’t noticed… mandarins are in season and delicious right now. They are amazing fresh as part ofView full post »

How to make Veggie Stock – time lapse video

This week I made a little time lapse video to demonstrate just how easy it is to make your own Vegetable Stock. ItView full post »

How to feed yourself when you are busy…

It seems the standard response to the “how are you?” question these days is always “busy”.View full post »

Lime and Maple Buckwheat (sandwich press) Waffles

A couple of months ago I went to see a cooking demo, at the Sydney Opera House, with Jamie Oliver as part of his FoodView full post »

Dinner ideas for vegetarian / vegan guests

It’s funny… I don’t get asked for dinner very often. I have heard murmurs that it is because peopleView full post »

Veggie Soup with Israeli Couscous

Yes, it is soup weather. On a wet, windy and cold day like today there is nothing better than a bowl of soup with tastyView full post »

Veggie Lasagne with Bean Bechamel Sauce

The requests are now coming in for hot meals at my house. Winter is nearly here, and while the weather is cold, salad isView full post »

New Healthy Eating Pyramid

After the introduction of the new incarnation of the Healthy Eating Pyramid it is great to see an increasedView full post »

Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie

With winter well and truly on the way and cold nights becoming a regular thing it is time to bring out the comfort foodView full post »

How to cook and freeze beans

Cooking and freezing beans, peas and legumes (in bulk) from dry is one of the most convenient and cost effective ways ofView full post »

Black Bean Brownie – gluten & dairy free

The word “brownie” is quite evocative. It immediately makes you think, rich, heavy, sweet and naughty! ButView full post »

10 Ideas for Fast Food (not take away)

It is pretty rare these days that I not only enjoy a take away but feel good afterwards. My body is just too sensitiveView full post »

Baked Lemon Fennel with Polenta

With the weekend fast approaching I wanted to share a recipe perfect for at home entertaining. Chic eats do not have toView full post »

Pear and Fig Crumble

Pears and figs are both beautiful at the moment. Perfectly in season in Australia. In fact, as I type this, there is aView full post »