Vietnamese Noodle Soup (Pho) , a not so traditional version for VLCD

Well, my creative bones have started creaking, so I had to scratch the itch ! It has been far too long between Optifast intensive phase recipes, life got in the

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OptiCook’s Kitchen, an eBook, is now available. The top 60 OptiCook recipes all in the one place

On the Eve of 2017, here is Australia, I have released my labour of love, the OptiCook’s Kitchen eBook ! It is a good alternative to trawling through the blog.

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After a hiatus .. I’m back with Singapore Noodles ! (Vegan + gluten, grain, nut & sugar-free)

Why Hello there ! We are finally settled into the new house. It’s been a bit of an ordeal as this was no ordinary house move. Changing my lifestyle &

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Vegan Malai Kofta (+ gluten, grain, nut & sugar free) … spicy little balls of Indian yum covered with a creamy spicy gravy

Hi all ! Still moving but paused to create this little number, a vegan malai kofta. It is cold here, so bitterly cold, I needed something to warm me up

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Toasted Carrot Bruschetta (vegan + gluten, grain, nut & sugar-free) = a yummy low-carb carrot toast snack

Hello all ! What a nifty little snack this carrot toast is ! Definitely NOT my bright idea as I recently saw sweet potato used this way including toasting the

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Vegan Nacho Soup (Grain, gluten, nut & sugar-free) , tummy warming goodness

Hi all ! I got to be honest with you, since starting to prepare to move house I’ve lost a bit of my creative mojo in the kitchen, life is

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Smoky eggplant & cumin soup with sweet red onion topping (vegan + grain, gluten, nut & sugar-free)

Good afternoon ! Here’s my Smoky eggplant & cumin soup. Here is another Optifast Intensive recipe you, a soup to be exact, and a spicy one at that !  If

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Aussie curried carrot sausages with turmeric zucchini rice (vegan + gluten, grain, nut & sugar-free) … comfort food in a bowl

Hi all,  I remember this recipe as a young child, as a vegetarian I hated it for obvious reasons, but loved the sauce. I’ve tried to replicate it as best

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Fishless Vegan Fish pie (vegan + gluten, grain & sugar-free), ultimate comfort food !

Good evening all ! & Hello to the Fishless Vegan Fish pie Needed some comfort food, namely a pie kind of thing, so here it is. A few things: This pie,

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Plant-based Leek & Cauliflower soup with Broccoli Pesto (vegan + grain, gluten & sugar-free) – so nourishing & tasty

Good afternoon, I love a smooth creamy soup. I also love green vegetables. However, being in the dead of Winter, I am sick of creamy soups, I’ve been having them

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