Category Archives: summer

BBQ MUSHROOM FLATBREAD WITH HOMEMADE SPELT DOUGH & CHIVE CREAM

BBQ mushroom flatbread with chive cream and homemade spelt dough is a hearty, comforting, and still elegant main orView full post »

A head-on shot displaying the finished spicy and stormy booch recipe in a frosty glass with a wheel of lime.

SPICY & STORMY BOOCH

Spicy and stormy booch is my go-to, feel-good beverage of choice after a long day. Spiced rum, lime, and gingerView full post »

Overhead shot of finished and styled double rosé pasta with asparagus and kale. It is served in a large bowl.

DOUBLE ROSÉ PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS & KALE

Double rosé pasta is super creamy from a combination of cashews and rich marinara. Rosé wine makes it super flavourful.View full post »

Image shows finished plating of a grilled eggplant dish with peanut butter teriyaki sauce.

GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH PEANUT BUTTER TERIYAKI

Grilled eggplant with peanut butter teriyaki is a delicious, pantry-friendly, and satisfying vegan main for your nextView full post »

Cabbage Steaks with Jalapeño Chimichurri Lentils - The First Mess

GRILLED CABBAGE STEAKS WITH JALAPEÑO CHIMICHURRI LENTILS & MAPLE MUSTARD TAHINI

Grilled cabbage steaks with jalapeño chimichurri lentils and maple mustard tahini is an explosion of flavour. SimpleView full post »

Ridiculously Good Tahini Date Shake with Coffee - The First Mess

RIDICULOUSLY GOOD TAHINI DATE SHAKE WITH COFFEE

With just 5 ingredients and some ice, you can make the most rich and delicious tahini date shakes with coffee. Thick,View full post »

BLUEBERRY & COCONUT BIRCHER MUESLI - The First Mess

BLUEBERRY & COCONUT BIRCHER MUESLI

Blueberry and coconut bircher muesli is a hearty, naturally vegan breakfast that’s quite portable, easy to mix upView full post »

Miso grilled Portobello & Kale Caesar Pitas - The First Mess

MISO GRILLED PORTOBELLO & KALE CAESAR PITAS

Miso grilled portobello and kale caesar pitas are a delicious and simple vegan dinner. Tons of greens, smoky mushrooms,View full post »

Lemony Spring Pasta Salad (vegan + nut-free) - The First Mess

LEMONY SPRING PASTA SALAD WITH VEGETABLES & HERBS

Lemony spring pasta salad is a great vegan option for spring holiday gatherings. Loaded with vegetables, heartyView full post »

Deep Tropical Vibes Green Smoothie - The First Mess

DEEP TROPICAL VIBES GREEN SMOOTHIE

Deep tropical vibes green smoothie is naturally sweet, refreshing, and super healthy. Kale hides within the tropicalView full post »

Creamy Kale Pesto White Bean Dip (vegan) - The First Mess

CREAMY KALE PESTO WHITE BEAN DIP

Creamy kale pesto white bean dip is a delicious, super savoury, slightly cheesy, naturally vegan, and nut-freeView full post »

Thick Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie (vegan) - The First Mess

THICK PEANUT BUTTER MOCHA SMOOTHIE

The thick peanut butter mocha smoothie is what healthy breakfast dreams are made of. Caffeine, vegan protein, andView full post »

Herbed Chickpea Pancakes with Zesty Lemon Tahini - The First Mess

HEARTY HERBED CHICKPEA PANCAKES WITH ZESTY LEMON TAHINI & ROASTED SPRING VEGETABLES

Vegan chickpea pancakes are quick and simple to prepare, filling and nutritious, gluten-free, and completely deliciousView full post »

Spiced Strawberry & Goji Berry Smoothie - The First Mess

SPICED STRAWBERRY & GOJI BERRY SMOOTHIE

Spiced strawberry and goji berry smoothie is a healthy, naturally vegan breakfast that’s also filling and superView full post »

Avocado Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps - The First Mess

AVOCADO CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICHES & LETTUCE WRAPS

Vegan avocado chickpea salad is flavourful, full of protein and healthy fats, and is perfect for stuffing into lettuceView full post »