Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie and the C-word

The tone in her voice was all it took for me to know something was wrong. Two hours later and we were flying on the freeway, towards Sydney, the deafening sound of Carrion providing a lulling sense of calm. Two weeks later and she was cleared to come home from the hospital, with a diagnosis and a […]

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Simple White Bean Dip (v, gf)

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A smooth and creamy dip flavoured with garlic, lemon and a sprinkling of chilli, packed full of protein and made in just minutes. This simple dip is quick and easy to prepare, is rich in fibre, protein and vitamins (it is a pulse after all) and can be made using common  kitchen staples. Not long […]

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Baked Zucchini Chips (v, gf)

Try baked zucchini chips next time chip cravings hit for a healthier snack alternative. I am yet to meet a soul that doesn’t like chips. What if you could have chips but they could be healthy and guilt-free too? This recipe makes the tastiest yet relatively healthy snack. Pack them in lunch boxes, serve them […]

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Orange and Almond Bliss Balls (v, gf, rsf)

Vegan Orange and Almond Bliss Balls - Chelsey Crafts

When I started this blog 4 years ago it was mainly to use this space as an outlet for creative expression. Over the years, and the 163 blog posts, I have been surprised and even touched by the connections made possible thanks to the blogging community. Today I want to take the time to express how much […]

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Nut Free Cacao Bliss Balls (raw, v, gf, rsf)

Vegan Nut Free Cacao Bliss Balls - Chelsey Crafts

Rich and fudgy, nut-free cacao bliss balls made in under 15 minutes. These mini sweet treats were made with the allergy sensitive in mind but will have everyone reaching for more. No-bake and full of pure cacao, this recipe is one to whip out when you; – are short on time – want to make […]

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Vegan Parmesan Cheeze (v, gf)

Vegan Parmesan Cheese - Chelsey Crafts

This recipe came about following the housewarming gift of a lovely bottle of Italian Brunello and the creation of two big bowls full of homemade gnocchi in a basil and red wine-rich sugo. There is nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of hot, fresh, homemade pasta with a glass (or 3) of red wine […]

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Nut Free Pesto (v, gf, nf, of, rsf)

A light yet flavourful vegan pesto sauce that is nut, dairy and oil free and can be made in just minutes. This recipe is the result of a family get together, a Mother’s request for her favourite Zucchini Salad and the allergy sensitive Prior and Gregory children. Traditional pesto sauce, made true Italian style, is […]

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Flourless Mandarin, Orange and Almond Cupcakes (v, gf)

Flourless mandarin,orange and almond cake - Chelsey Crafts

A deliciously sweet, decadently moist and surprisingly healthy mandarin, orange and almond cake. After spending the lead up to the long weekend sans phone and wifi and having no choice but to communicate like it was 1999, I picked up my shiny new iPhone 6s Plus (pink..of course) and welcomed the Telstra technician inside, a […]

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Zucchini & Dill Soup (v, gf)

Zucchini Soup

Time has gotten away from me, like it often does. However, this time it almost seems refreshing. The disconnect from the constant stimulation via Facebook, Instagram, Email, WhatsApp, iMessage and who knows what else at the tips of my fingers is freeing in a way. I’ve had no choice but to listen to the sounds surrounding […]

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Simple Pumpkin Soup

Treat yourself to a steaming bowl of nourishing, comforting pumpkin soup. This simple recipe is quick, easy and SO good for you..sometimes simple really is best. When I was young I loathed pumpkin. With a passion. I couldn’t stand the smell or the taste and spent until my teens wondering what all the fuss was about. Eventually I […]

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