Monday, 6 January 2014

Vegan ranch dressing recipe, with Kinda Bacon.

This is the perfect way to nosh into a summer salad, with all your favourite flavours.


2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 handful of baby spinach
1 avocado, diced
Fresh black pepper to taste

Salad toppers


½ cup Kinda Bacon

A sprinkle of nutritional yeast

Optional, Kitz flax Herb & Garlic Cracker, crumbled as croutons.

Ranch Dressing inspired by Johnny Freesh of Raw Food Bali


         1 cup Cashews (soaked)

         1 cup Water

         1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

         ½ tsp Onion Powder

         ½ tsp Garlic Powder

         2 ½ tsp Dried Parsley

         1 ½ tsp Dried Basil

         1 ½ tsp Dried Sage

         2 tsp Lemon Juice

   1 ½ tsp Salt


Process for Dressing:

Soak your cashews for at least two hours prior. Then combine all dressing ingredients in a blender/vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.

Tip: Refrigerate dressing after blending,overnight or at least 1 or 2 hours, this allows the dressing to thicken up, so I recommend this step.

Makes about 1 ¼ cups dressing.

End result super delish.. Pile salad mix onto a plate, drizzle on your dressing, then load on your toppings, Kinda Bacon, Kitz flax Herb & Garlic cracker & nutritional yeast. Yummo!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Kinda Bacon product release!

So, I've been a little quiet on the blog front & here is the reason why..For the last 4 months I've been focusing on bringing to life my first very own food product, yes indeedy, you heard it right.
It's all been very exciting, from logo designs & packaging to perfecting the balance of my recipe.
So, what is the product? Firstly, it's vegan & gluten free, yaye!

We only using organic produce & ingredients with no added nasties. It just happens to incorporate one of my favourite plant based foods, coconut! Don't even get me started on the benefits of coconut (That's another whole blog post altogether).

Kinda Bacon will hit the spot for all your savoury cravings, it's the perfect mix of saltiness, smokiness & crispness.

I have fond memories of family weekend fry-ups as a child and now I can enjoy the flavour of bacon again, and it's a 100% plant-based food option. Win!

Suggested uses for Kinda Bacon...sprinkle into salads,
whack it on your BLT, it's a pizza topper, bung it on baked potatoes, or just straight outta the pack for pure snacking pleasure. Oh no, this isn’t all just one big old savoury fest, here are some sweet suggestions...add to maple drizzled pancakes, even use to top cupcakes!

Kinda Bacon is due for release around Feburary 2014, woo hoo!

Stay tuned & check out both the Kinda Bacon Facebook page & Kinda Bacon website for recipe ideas, stockists & market stall dates.

I look forward to sharing this moreish treat with you all.

Ok lovelies, I'll keep you posted.