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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.

Roast Carrot & Couscous Salad

You know when you buy that 1kg bag of carrots that looked so yummy… and you meant to make carrot sticks, or aView full post »

Byron Bay Inspired Beetroot Risotto

We are just back from an absolutely stunning week in Byron Bay celebrating James’ birthday. One of my highlightsView full post »

Veggies Lovers Guide to Hobart 2016

I have blogged about dining in Hobart before but I wanted to put together an updated post as things are always changingView full post »

Mackenzie’s Mexican 1st Birthday Party

This week has seen one huge milestone in our house. Our precious daughter Mackenzie turned 1 and we celebrated with aView full post »

Amaranth & Bean Burgers Patties

You can take a veggie burger patty in so many directions! Pack them with beans, lentils, grains, veggies, herbs andView full post »

Mango Panzanella Salad

Are you looking for some summer BBQ/picnic inspiration?  By now (in Australia) you are probably starting to attendView full post »

12 ways to snack healthy this Silly Season

The silly season is upon us and things are about to get very scary when it comes to healthy eating. Life gets reallyView full post »

Crunchy Chickpeas

This little recipe/technique is for all of you, out there, who love munching on wasabi peas, beer nuts, pretzels, etc.View full post »

Rice Balls

Inspired by Arancini but much healthier… my rice balls are veggie packed and made even more delicious withView full post »

Veggie Slice… like Mum used to make except better!

If you, like me, grew up in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s you are surely familiar Veggie (or Zucchini)View full post »

Mushroom & Snow Pea Freekeh Pilaf

Well if variety is the spice of life than this exotic variety of grain cooked with sweet spices must be a winner! AnyView full post »

Mac no Cheese – Halloween Edition

When I think Halloween I think pumpkins and America! So ahead of tomorrow’s Halloween celebrations IView full post »

Plant-based sources of IRON

Just because you eat a mostly or exclusively plant-based (vegetarian or vegan) diet there is no need to freak out aboutView full post »

Spring Lasagne

Lasagne fits into the stodgy comfort food category but it doesn’t have to be that way! Once you remove theView full post »

Chickpea “Omelette”

Apart from a big bowl of fruit I love a savoury breakfast. There are many savoury plant based breakfast options withView full post »

Almond Pulp Choc Chip Loaf

By now you are probably noticing a theme… here is another delicious way to use your almond milk pulp. One of myView full post »

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 »