Meet Silvobeat at the Spring Vegan Festival

Animal Liberation Victoria is hosting their second Spring Vegan Festival this Sunday, 16 September at St Kilda Town Hall. I’m honoured to have been asked to co-run a vegan cooking workshop along with the talented ladies from Wombat Cafe & Store, and The Road Not Taken.

Come along and check out some of the awesome stalls from the likes of Rawbeet, Desert Island Confectionary, Sandwitch, Vegan Perfection (which will hopefully be a great opportunity to stock up on Vego bars!), and Edgar’s Mission.

Pop by the workshop at 12:30 to see my cooking demo and try some of my food – and be sure to say hi! I’d love to meet you!


Recipe Roundup: Our Favourites for the Holidays

As the silly season draws to a close, I thought it’d be fun to post a recipe roundup of our favourites for the holidays. It’s been exciting to share these recipes with you; I’ve got plenty more in store for 2018!

Creamy Broccolini Salad with Coconut Bacon

Creamy broccolini salad with crispy coconut 'bacon' arranged as a wreath
Creamy broccolini salad with crispy coconut ‘bacon’

A perfect start to the festive season, how could we say no to a fresh and delicious salad that doubles as a wreath? Although, we do recommend that you don’t hang this on your door! 🎄

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Roasted Almond Centre

An artisan black Japanese stone dish full of assorted dark chocolate truffles with a roasted almost centre
Dark chocolate truffles with roasted almond centre

My homemade chocolate truffles have been a hit with family and friends for a few years now. They’re quick and easy to make, and you can create a range of different flavours by rolling them in your favourite coatings. I love truffles with a mixture of coconut and dried culinary lavender. 💜

Turmeric and Spiced Rum Vegan Eggnog

A bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold rum next to a ceramic mug and balloon glass, both filled with turmeric and spiced rum vegan eggnog.
Spiced rum eggnog: the perfect treat for the season!

It’s eggnog, but not as you know it! I make my turmeric and spiced rum vegan eggnog with chickpeas to give the drink a lightness and fluffiness that’s a joy to drink.

Over to You

What are your favourites for the holidays? I’d love to hear from you on Instagram or Facebook!


Welcome to Silvobeat my Wonderful Friends

Hey gang,

First off, thank you for taking the time to follow Silvobeat; I’m so grateful for your kind words of encouragement.

It’s time for an intro to the face behind the food (or in this case behind the very delectable vegan ice-cream sandwich I devoured at the Melbourne vegan market courtesy of Girls & Boys Fitzroy ?!).

I’m Silvia, and my friends call me Silvo. I’m a driver trainer by day, but in my spare time, I’m passionate about showing people how satisfying and delicious a plant-based diet can be.

Over the last few years, I’ve been on a journey to give up meat, and now all animal products from my diet. Together with my husband Stuart, we’ve been training ourselves how to eat and sustain a nourishing and healthy vegan lifestyle.

It’s been so exciting to discover the variety of plant-based food I’ve been able to find and create. Meal preparation has turned into full-blown experimentation! I want to share the thrill of tasting something so amazing with others so you too can be inspired to eat more plants―wherever you are on your journey.

If you’re already vegan, I hope you’ll find new and exciting ways to eat your favourite plants with my simple and creative recipes.

Stu (the taste-tester and tech-wizard behind Silvobeat―and now copy editor ?) are working hard to create a beautiful collection of recipes for you to try at home, which we’re currently launching.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear where you are on your journey!

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time. You can reach us on Messenger, Instagram, or Pinterest @silvobeat, or email us at [email protected].

Silvo ?