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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 crazy husband James, laughing till my face hurts, the feeling of warm sunshine on my back, cheesy pop country music, great Thai take away, 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.

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 »

Plant based diet – What do you eat?

So what do you eat…? This question always makes me laugh. Like, if you don’t eat meat and dairy the only thing leftView full post »

Mushroom Rissoles

Rissoles are an Aussie classic family favourite. The humble rissole even made it onto the dinner table in one of myView full post »

ANZAC biscuits with a twist

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing I wanted to create my special version of the famousView full post »

Green Fritters

This is a recipe from my fellow new Mum friend Mieke. Apart from endless gushing about our babies the next most popularView full post »

Quinoa and Pear Salad

Today I had two very special new mum friends for lunch. I wanted to make something super healthy and sustaining to keepView full post »

Jamie’s Food Revolution

Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of seeing Jamie Oliver at the Sydney Opera House with his Food Revolution Live showView full post »

Healthy Easter #Mayvers Giveaway

Thanks to my good friends at Mayver’s Spreads I have an amazing healthy and delicious Mayver’s View full post »

Healthy Lactation Cookies

You will find heaps of recipes online for “lactation cookies” (for helping boost supply during breastView full post »

Getting Alkaline…

A diet high in fresh fruit and veggies is undeniably the best option for optimal health. Green smoothies are an easy andView full post »

Macronutrient Salad – Zucchini Flowers

This is not so much a recipe but a full proof guide for how to make a salad which includes all your nutrition essentialsView full post »

Meat Free Week 2015

Here’s just a few reasons to support Meat Free Week 2015: 95% of Aussies don’t eat enough fruit &View full post »

Fennel and Lemon Cashew Cheese

As much as I think cheese, especially the artisan varieties, are delicious I try to avoid them. I have found over theView full post »

My Vegetarian Pregnancy

If you have been following along at home you will notice that I have a beautiful baby girl called Mackenzie. She is nowView full post »

Cauliflower Korma

I am starting to get the hang of my new daily routine with a little baby. It has become very apparent that if I wantView full post »