Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Autumn is a great time for us to help increase our  families and friends  awareness of the benefits of a plant based diet, by making some awesome autumn dishes that provide all the essential vitamins and minerals we need to keep us strong and healthy.

invite your pals around for a night of Uno or some other fun game and serve them up this tasty soup that will have them begging you for the recipe.

you will need to soak the beans and the lentils overnight or for at least a couple of hours.

Shauna’s Delish Autumn Soup.

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Are you Lentil???

This is my favourite recipe for the MOST delicious lentil burger. I know that there are a LOT of lentil burgers out there in the fridge section of Coles and Woolies etc and its all very exciting and swoonworthy for vegans and vegetarians alike to see these products appearing on our supermarket shelves…however

What are the ingredients What are we eating ? are there hidden eggs? dairy? Carageenan?? no thanks!!!

its sooooooo easy to make your own…try this recipe and let me know what you think.

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5 minute breakfast deliciousness

5 Minute Tofu Scramble

This is my go to “Im in a hurry and need to eat a protein brekkie and want something fast” go to.

It’s so easy it literally takes 5 minutes

Start by putting a piece of your favourite toast on to cook,

Roughly chop, half an onion or half a small bulb of fennel,  smash  a couple of garlic bulbs and throw them in a fry pan with a glug of olive oil.

as that’s cooking roughly chop a tomato and chuck that in.


grab your favourite tofu, I like the soft tofu for this scramble and really, it doesnt matter, whatever type you have on hand, throw it in.


slice a quarter of a lemon and squeeze it over the tofu scramble.


go outside and pick some mint and parsley, chop it and throw it in the pan.


spread your toast with olive oil or nuttelex or leave it and serve your yummy 5 minute tofu


salt and pepper to taste.

literally 5 minutes to deliciousness.

5 Great Ways To Eat Kale →

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It seems as though the buzz word in the world of healthy eating is “kale”.

I was at my Dr’s surgery the other day and the gorgeous receptionist was having her lunch and we were discussing her not so healthy eating habits. I suggested she swap her butter chicken for a great kale salad. She laughed and said she’d heard about kale and decided to buy some at the market, but when asked by her husband what it was she was buying, she told him “it’s kale, silly” and he said that that’s what his family fed  pet rabbits when he was growing up and there was no way he was eating rabbit food!!! So she put it back (probably a good thing as Kale at the supermarket is about $5 when at a good farmers market it will be $2-3.)

silly guy! What a duffer!

Raw Kale is a “super food” Why? follow this link below and read all about it.

benefits of kale


I love it.

Here are five ways to eat kale:

  1. Kale salad. Strip the leaves off the kale and chop finely. add some rocket chopped finely, some grated raw carrot and some grated beetroot, shaved fennel,  shaved red cabbage,a squeeze of lemon juice and some tahini. Toss and eat in the shade of a tree on a lovely spring or summers day.
  2. Stir fried kale with tofu. Saute some chopped fennel, garlic and ginger in some olive oil. Add the tofu (any kind, I like this with the soyco Japanese flavoured tofu squares) and fry then add the kale and stir fry till soft, add some tahini, tamari (and chili if desired ) a good squeeze of lemon juice and there you have it.
  3. Mung bean and kale soup  (see my recipe in recipe section)
  4. Kale chips. strip the leaves off the kale , lay on a flat tray and I spray with olive oil spray and sprinkle with sea salt. bake in a slow oven until crunchy.
  5. Green Kale Smoothie (check out my recipes section for Shut The Front Door Best Smoothie Ever)