Simple White Bean Dip (v, gf)


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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Vegan Fine Dining at Otto Ristorante, Wooloomooloo, Sydney

Otto Review - Chelsey Crafts

Extraordinary service paired with innovative Modern Italian cuisine created using Australia’s signature style of simple, seasonal ingredients done well – Otto Ristorante along Wooloomooloo Wharf is the perfect place for a special dining experience. Luckily for me, a close friend (now my new roomie) treated me to a special dining experience at Otto Ristorante earlier this year for […]

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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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Dinner with Two Chaps

Vegan Dinner - Two Chaps Marrickville - Chelsey Crafts

I met Two Chaps last week who introduced me to Beetroot Hot Chocolate, great in-house roasted coffee (Blind Man) and the best vegan cinnamon donut I’ve ever tasted so I went to dinner with them. Two Chaps had me at coffee, home roasted nonetheless, although I was so impressed by their brunch menu that I […]

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Vegemite Spaghetti (v)

Now and again when my bank balance is looking a little sad, whether it’s from overindulging or general adulting, I look for ways here and there to make up for it. I can’t complain, although my balance has been diving of late it’s diving thanks to travel expenses for my trip to Dubai, Orlando, Miami, New York […]

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Gigi’s Pizzeria, Newtown

Traditional Neapolitan woodfired pizza stone-roasted in a woodfired oven approved by the AVPN AKA The True Neapolitan Pizza Association. Owners Marco and Daniela opened Gigi’s 8 years ago wanting to share traditional Napoli style pizza with Sydneysiders. It wasn’t always 100% plant based, the change happened in late 2015 with much controversy. The pizzeria gained […]

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Mad Pizza e Bar, Newtown

Mad Pizza E Bar Newtown is a pizza, pasta and wine bar chain in the vegan hub of King Street. Other locations can be found at Bondi, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Potts Point. The Newtown Bar is an easy meeting place to go with friends for dinner and a few drinks. They play funky music […]

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Quick & Easy Vegan Garlic Bread

An easy peasy vegan garlic bread hack for lazy cooks. Now, we could get all gourmet and spend time making our own loaves from scratch, topping our homemade bread with fresh garlic, handpicked herbs from the garden and various toppings. Or! We could make like a lazy cook with this vegan garlic bread hack (I […]

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