Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

After a self-induced sugar coma last night (consisting of Oreo ice cream, white chocolate, vegan mnm’s and the famous ‘Vego Bar’), I woke up feeling a little “sugar hungover.” I walked to the kitchen for my morning glass of Metamucil and saw a half opened bag of white chocolate buttons, staring at me. I wanted…

The Souper Series: Thai Carrot & Coriander Soup

In my opinion, carrots have always been an ingredient to accompany something else in a soup. In a pumpkin soup, I’ll add a few carrots for sweetness and flavour, in a minestrone they’re perfect paired with pasta and tomatoes and kidney beans. But I’d never even thought of making a carrot soup. That was until…

The Souper Series: Vegan ‘Chicken’ Noodle Soup

For most of my childhood my mum would make this incredible chicken soup during the winter months, full of shredded roast chicken, chicken stock, chilli, lentil soup mix and all mopped up with a thick loaf of pana di casa bread. I absolutely loved it. I still don’t know why it’s taken me almost three…

The Souper Series: Homemade Vegetable Broth

There has been a lot of talk about ‘bone broth’ as of late, and the healing gut powers it claims to provide. Essentially it’s just a fancy name for beef (or chicken) stock, but people claim that the broken down animal bones contain essential vitamins and minerals which can alleviate joint and gut pain, brighten…

The Souper Series: Classic Vegan Pumpkin Soup

This is easily one of my favourite soup recipes. Even during the months outside of winter I find myself returning to this recipe over and over again. It’s simple, comforting and perfect served with crusty bread and a sprinkling of poppy seeds. When chopping and deseeding the pumpkin, I keep the seeds and roast them in…

The Souper Series: Curry Pumpkin & Coriander Soup

This recipe is an extension of my favourite classic pumpkin soup. It is just as creamy and pumpkin-y as its original, however this one packs a punch with its mild curry flavours and fresh coriander. Plus, it’s a great flu-fighter, loaded with chilli, ginger, garlic and turmeric! It’s delish served with basmati rice, poppy seeds and…

Vegan Twix Bars

This is my second recipe for Natures Charm and boy am I excited about it. I’ve always loved Twix bars (who am I kidding, I love all kinds of chocolate bars) but have never really been game enough to make my own. I’m wary of ‘raw vegan’ replicas of Twix, Mars and Bounty bars as I’m usually…

Salted Caramel Fudge

I’ve been vegan for over three years now and can I just say how incredibly hard it is to find vegan fudge anywhere! I’m not talking about your cheap fudge from a packet that’s practically rock solid and grainy with sugar. No, I mean the good stuff. The soft, sticky, rich, melt-in-your-mouth kind of fudge…

Vegan Quest Bars

I must admit that I’ve never actually tried a Quest Bar, but if I had, I think these would taste pretty damn similar. I love protein bars as a post-workout snack or as a little protein boost pick-me-up during the day, but I hate the ridiculous amount of ingredients and stacks of processed sugar. What…

Vegan Ice Cream Cake

This recipe was created by my lovely mother last Christmas when we began experimenting with vegan desserts. Mum had always made these fabulous ice cream cakes with chewy meringue bits, rich chocolate shavings and fresh berries swirled through. But once I became vegan, I was unable to share this deliciousness with my family on Christmas…

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

This gravy has become a dinner staple for me as of late. It’s perfect served over roast vegetables and a vegan schnitzel or sausages. It also makes a fantastic stroganoff-style pasta sauce! Ingredients: 250g white button mushrooms 1tbsp vegan butter 1tbsp minced garlic 1.5 cups vegan beef stock 1tbsp tahini 1tsp cornstarch 5tbsp nutritional yeast…

Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

I’ve been reading a lot about the ‘Potato Challenge’ lately. It was created by Andrew Taylor, an Australian man who has eaten nothing but potatoes for the entirety of 2016 in an attempt to crack his eating addiction (You can read about it here). I’ve been fascinated by Andrew and his choice to only eat potatoes…