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…

Travelling to Bali as a Vegan

Mr. E and I spent a week in Seminyak, Bali during the month of August and it was simply delightful. I thought I would share some of our favourite places to eat out, in case you were planning a trip to Indonesia sometime soon. Shelter Cafe Located just off the main street of Seminyak, Shelter…

Peppermint Fudge Balls

In an attempt to curb my ravenous sweet tooth, I’ve been experimenting with raw vegan treats again. In my early vegan days, I was baking (or un-baking?) a lot, but living alone with a freezer full of raw vegan caramel slice or bliss balls or peanut butter cups can be dangerous… So let’s see how…

Mini Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecakes

This is a cheats version of a raw vegan lemon cheesecake, and I’ll tell you why. I had purchased a dry mix bliss ball packet a month or so ago, and unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment. The mixture crumbled when I tried to form them into balls, it was dry tasting and…

Vegan Chocolate Mousse 

Mr. E has an avocado tree, which is a wonderful thing. Until you have too many ripe avocados all at once and no idea what to do with them.  This is when I decided to experiment with avocado chocolate mousse, something I’ve always been a little skeptical about making.  The key with this is the…

Chickpea & Kidney Bean Masala

This is one of my simplest curry recipes which I am excited to share with you. It requires no chopping of vegetables and very minimal preparation. It can be cooked in a very short amount of time, and tastes better with time. And its extremely inexpensive. I don’t know about you, but my local supermarket…