A Vegan Birthday Feast!

A Vegan Birthday Feast
Last week was my birthday! I’ve been out of the country for my past two birthdays (2015 in Colombia, and 2016 in NZ). So this year, I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to celebrate here at home. In true Tracey fashion, I opted to provide a vegan birthday feast in exchange for a fun afternoon with friends! I picked my ‘menu’ items based on a few things: ease of preparation, […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Categories: Life, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Vegan Supper Club: Cook our Books

Vegan Supper Club #11
Chelsea and I have many obsessions in common: cooking, reading about food, making food, eating food… most things food related, actually. We also have a big obsession for cookbooks. With so many of our favourite bloggers-turned-cookbook-authors out there now, it’s easy to get carried away establish a refined collection of swoon-worthy cookbooks. It’s also relatively easy to let them collect dust and turn to Pintrest or Instagram for meal ideas instead. That’s […]

Vegan Supper Club: Fine Dining at Home

Vegan Supper Club #10 | Fine Dining at Home
Though the components of this meal were somewhat haphazardly & randomly decided upon, they came together in such a way that made our simple Saturday night dinner seem sophisticated and restaurant worthy. Yes, this tenth (!!) edition of Chelsea’s & my Vegan Supper Club might go down as one of the best ones yet!
Starter: Super Slaw
For the salad portion of our meal, we made the Super Slaw […]

Vegan Supper Club: Fall Comforts

Vegan Supper Club #8
Another month, another supper club! Chelsea and I were at it again, and this time our Vegan Supper Club was all about the flavours and comforts of fall.

My apologies for the dark & dismal photo quality. Although the flavours of fall are delightful, the early sunsets and associated dark lighting are not. Especially when paired with my less than stellar phone camera.
Fall Comforts
To start the meal off, we made Grilled Miso Apples […]

Vegan Food Fair 2016

Vegan Food Fair, Auckland, NZ
This past Sunday was a good one in Auckland! Why, you ask? Well dear readers, it was the inaugural Vegan Food Fair! This is exactly what you’d expect. Picture your standard food fair, but everything is vegan! Or, Tracey’s dream come true!

This event started on Facebook with an idea to get a few of the vegan food vendors in the city together for a fun day of food. The interest soon […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Categories: Auckland, Life, New Zealand|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Vegan Eating in Wellington

Wellington, NZ
Having lived in Auckland for ~4 months now, I’m pretty in tune with the vegan scene here. In a word, it’s awesome. There are so many vegetarian & vegan cafes, with heaps of restaurants offering fantastic vegan options. I was excited for my visit to Wellington to see how a smaller city compared to Auckland. Vegan eating in Wellington was shockingly easy & I was definitely NOT disappointed!
The first restaurant we visited was Havana. […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Wellington|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Auckland Fine Dining: Hectors Restaurant

Hectors Restaurant, Auckland, NZ
As I’ve mentioned before, being vegan in Auckland is proving to be not that difficult. The community of like-minded people here is so warm & inviting, and the number of vegan-friendly restaurants is amazing. Eating at Hectors Restaurant only furthers this point.

After a long, hot day on the beach, followed by a fun afternoon up the SkyTower, Chris, Drew, Mac & I headed down the street to The Heritage Hotel in which […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Auckland, Life, New Zealand|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Being Vegan in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand
After spending 9 months in Central & South America where a large portion of the food options are deep fried, and very meat-heavy, I was excited to come to New Zealand where I imagined the food-culture to be a bit more appreciative of the vegan lifestyle. I’m happy to report that I was correct! Being vegan in Auckland is a breeze! Right in the central business district (CBD), one can find a plethora […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Auckland, Life, New Zealand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments