Vanessa Vickery is a qualified holistic nutritionist, wellness coach, healthy foodie and mother of two young children. She is passionate about helping women and their families achieve a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. Vanessa created Becomingness in 2014 to give women and their families wellness information and inspiration and her healthy recipes have helped thousands of families create delicious meals and desserts that work with their dietary allergies and intolerances. 

Baked Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries

These Baked Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries have been on the menu at the Becomingness household for many months now and I have been meaning to photograph them to share with you. Actually to be honest, I have photographed them a few times, but was not happy with how they photographed. This time, I am happy with how they look, so I am finally able to share my recipe with you ....more

Madeira Cake

Before this recipe, the only other Madeira Cake that I have ever made was from a packet. And that was close to three years ago! It was Christmas 2011 and we were having my family over at our place on Christmas Day ....more

15 Best Raw Desserts

Make entertaining a breeze with these healthy raw desserts that are sure to wow your guests. These raw desserts are so healthy, bet your guests won't know any different. 1. Raw Caramel Slice - There are not too many words that need to be said about Raw Caramel Slice ....more

Tropical Chia Pudding

This is a short and sweet post today, as I have been spending quite a lot of time on my upcoming book 'BecomingSweet'. As you may or may not be aware, I am a bit of a fan of chia puddings, see HERE, HERE and HERE. They take less than 5 minutes to prepare and then you leave them in the refrigerator overnight to gel ....more

Slow Cooker Honey Beef

The past two weeks have been quite full on for me - I have been creating and photographing dessert recipes for my upcoming eCookbook 'BecomingSweet' and I also had my photography session with the wonderful Renee Bell. So much has been going on lately and it will be staying that way for the next few weeks. So to make life a bit easier, I have been cooking fairly simple-to-make meals that are healthy, yet still taste amazing ....more

Slow Cooker Meatballs

I have been hoping to bring you a meatball recipe for quite a while now - one that is gluten, egg and nut free. It's been a challenge, as there are certain ingredients in a traditional meatball recipe which help them stay meatballs instead of turning back into (tasty) mince. My awesome Slow Cooker Meatballs are the delicious result of this trial and error! ...more

Black Forest Smoothie

This recipe was requested by my husband Jason - he's a slightly reformed sweet tooth who fights a daily battle with the fundraising chocolates at work. One of his favourites is Cherry Ripe, which I made a raw slice version of HERE. Anyway, I had some leftovers cherries from one of the desserts that I created for my BecomingSweet cookbook, and he asked if I could make a chocolate and cherry flavored smoothie for breakfast on the weekend - so here it is my "Black Forest Smoothie" ....more

Raw Lime Cheesecake

As you may have noticed, I am in dessert creation mode at the moment, in a BIG way (hello Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars!!!). It's been both a huge amount of fun and a big challenge at the same time - and part of the challenge is deciding which recipes go in to BecomingSweet and which I bring to you here on the blog. I made three raw "cheesecakes" over the last few days - and decided that my Raw Lime Cheesecake had to go on the blog as the other two felt like a better fit for the book, and this recipe had been specifically requested over on my facebook page, so it made sense to share it sooner ....more

Performance Report: September 2014

Hi again everyone, Jason here - I am back with the second installment of our monthly performance reports (the September 2014 post is here) . I'm going to work on getting these out a bit sooner following month-end, sorry! We've been full steam ahead making sure that the BecomingSweet cookbook is awesome :) If this is the first time you've tuned in, Ness and I have decided that, in a similar vein to A Pinch of Yum, it would be a great idea to start blogging about the performance of Becomingness ....more

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

I have been experimenting with heaps of different dessert ideas lately for my upcoming desserts eCookbook 'BecomingSweet'. It is due out in early December and I cannot wait to show you what I have been working on....more