ingredients to avoid microbeads

Ingredients to Avoid: Microbeads

After the response I got to my surprisingly non-vegetarian foods post (and a huge thankyou to for sharing it around, I’m so glad it was helpful!) I thought I would start a new series here on I Spy Plum Pie, focusing on ingredients we should all be avoiding. Sometimes it will be a food, and other times something that shows up in skincare, makeup or other household items and we’re kicking things off with microbeads!

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Vegetable Rolls

Recipe: Vegetable Rolls

As a vegetarian, pies and sausage rolls are unsurprisingly not something I eat very often as it can be hard to find one that holds much appeal. So when I had a strange craving for a veggie-filled pastry lunch recently I knew the only solution was to make some of my own, and the result was these vegetable rolls!

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Fermented Foods Class

Trupp Cooking School Fermented Foods Class & a Giveaway!

 I attended the class as a guest of Trupp’s Cooking School

No doubt you’ve seen by now that fermented foods are making a rather large comeback in Australia right now, with drinks like kombucha and foods like kimchi becoming much easier to find in our shops and restaurants. I’ve been trying to introduce them to my diet but hadn’t gotten to the point of actually making my own at home, so when I was invited along to the Lost Art of Fermented Foods Class at Trupp Cooking School I jumped at the chance to learn more!

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Surprisingly non-vegetarian foods

Surprisingly Non-Vegetarian Foods

I’ve been vegetarian for about 5 or so years now, and as I already had some friends who were vegetarian and vegan I had an advantage in knowing what to look out for on packaging to make sure I wasn’t accidentally eating non-veg friendly foods. Today I thought I would share some of the surprisingly non-vegetarian foods I have come across, which will hopefully be helpful for anyone thinking of cutting meat out of their diets, or even if you’re cooking for vegetarian friends!

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Tofu Vermicelli Bowl

Recipe: Tofu Vermicelli Bowl

I’ve gone a bit Vietnamese food crazy lately, with pad thai, rice paper rolls and the like making regular appearances in my kitchen. This tofu vermicelli bowl has also been a part of the mix and I’ve been loving the mix of fresh, crispy vegetables, lightly fried tofu and lots of herbs and chilli.

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