Being vegan has not only changed me physically but mentally too. It has taught me love and respect for all species. I feel I have more energy and has cleansed my mind and connected me to some of the most compassionate people I now call friends.

Aligning my ethics within my business, I operate a fully vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly home based salon.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking up a storm, trying new flavours and dishes, as well as recreating various meals.

I do have one regret though.. not doing it sooner!

‘Be kind to every kind’

11 Recipes by Monique

Potato, Squash & Asparagus Frittata

Who said you can't have frittata if you're vegan! Try capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini or spinach for different varieties. This is delicious served warm with crusty bread and a crisp green salad. Serves 4-6

Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto

Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes

★★★★★

This is a classic Italian combination that never grows old.

Parmigiana Sauce

A good sauce for topping Spanakopitas or Schnitzels and can be easily frozen for future use.

Leek, Potato and Lentil soup

You can make this soup a little thicker or thinner by adding an extra potato or more stock water as desired. If you want to spice it up, add a sprinkle of chilli flakes for a bit of extra flavour.

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

★★★★

This is a really naughty but nice dessert - great for special occasions! We love to serve it with some vegan vanilla ice cream!

Shepherds Pie

★★★★★

Not-your-traditional Shepherds Pie, but just as good. This animal free pie is a slice of warmth and comfort.

Chickpea Masala

Get out your spices with this deliciously hot chickpea masala recipe.

Banana & Walnut Muffins

Light and fluffy muffins. Swap out the sugar for dates for a natural sweetener.

Pumpkin soup

This soup is simple, quick to make and has a deliciously sweet flavour. The soup mix that we have used was from our local supermarket. If you can't find this one you could use another packet soup mix such as spring vegetable.