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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.

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 »

Herby Preserved Lemon Oven Baked Falafel

I am slowing working my way through the Middle Eastern “classics” which appear on the pages of Ottolenghi&#View full post »

How to cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash (also called vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, vegetable marrow, spaghetti marrow, and squaghetti) isView full post »

Baba Gaboush

Middle Eastern food in most definitely some of my favourite. Middle Eastern dips and spreads are a great way to keep aView full post »

Chopped Salad

Sometimes I get bored of green leafy salads and mix things up with a chopped (grated or sliced) salad. This technique isView full post »

Banana Bread

Banana Bread is a classic Sydney cafe breakfast recipe. It is much loved in our house but unfortunately theView full post »

Flour-less Choc Orange Cakes

Blood oranges are in season at the moment and they are delicious! The Australian blood orange season runs from August toView full post »

Home Made Green Curry

Once you have had the pleasure of home-made curry paste it is very hard to go back to the supermarket jar variety. ThisView full post »

Polenta and Veggie Tart

Polenta is made from boiling corn meal into a porridge like consistency. With Italian origins this delicious savory dishView full post »

Veggie Lovers Guide to Orange, NSW

The last couple of weeks have been very special for myself and James as we embarked on a 2 week “Baby Moon”View full post »