banana blossom on banana tree with green bananas

In Love With Banana Blossoms

Have you tried Banana Blossom before? You may be wondering what this crazy ingredient is … it’s actually a purple skinned flower that grows at the end of a banana cluster! You can imagine how many banana blossoms go unused.  Due to its’ texture, banana flower an ideal substitute for fish. My favourite Vegan Chef on instagram, @edenvegan (check out her page for …

Egg Free October

Grant (who has an egg intolerance) is pretty happy about the Vegan Society NZ’s newest campaign – World Egg Free Month. For the month of October try putting ‘The Chicken before the Egg’ and explore the seemingly endless array of egg-free dishes or come up with some of your own. We’ll be sharing a variety of egg free recipes over the next …

Tess Eden’s Jackfruit Guide

I absolutely love jackfruit! A few years ago we started eating this exotic fruit, you may remember my recipe for Thai Jackfruit Tacos that I posted at the time. Since then I have been following Tess Eden, otherwise known as Eden Vegan on Instagram and have been totally inspired by her fabulous recipes, and in particular her Jackfruit Guide. Eden …

maxwell and mcintyre filling toothpaste jars

Whats Really In Your Toothpaste

In our modern chemical world, many people are searching for simpler ways to live.  Reducing the personal impact of toxic chemicals on our health is key.  Plant based eating and organic foods have been well documented and understood. What is less well known is the impact chemical toothpastes have on our bodies. We chatted with Mike Francis, Owner and “Mad …