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Healthy Homemade Vegemite

I was not quite as prepared for the return to school this term as usual.  In fact when youngest joined me in bed last Thursday morning and asked what was for lunch, I didn't really have a suitable reply.  As far as easy lunch options go, I hadn't really stocked up.  No left-overs to take, not much salad, no bread, no honey, can't do Tahini (over-did it a couple of years back), can't do peanut butter for youngest 3.  Only some wraps and cheese.  Not that appetising to youngest who, out of the blue suggested vegemite and cheese - if only we had Vegemite.

Now I am a lover of Vegemite from when I was a young girl.  The thicker the better.  In fact toast was really only a vehicle for delivering that salty deliciousness to my mouth.  But when I started to look at ingredients in things, Vegemite was one of the things to go.  And as such I have rarely had Vegemite for the last 7 or more years.  Until last Thursday.

When youngest suggested Vegemite and Cheese on the wraps, I thought "Well I did see a receipe for Homemade Vegemite and I am pretty sure I bought the 2 of 4 ingredients I didn't already have.  Let's go see." 

What a surprise when I looked it up again and realised it was about 60 seconds to make a Healthy Homemade Vegemite alternative.  Woo Hoo!  And bonus, the children all loved it!  Vegemite and cheese on wraps for 2 days and a second batch needed to be made.  Ahhh, love it when an old favourite makes a successful comeback.

And if you were never a Vege-fan to begin with, take heart.  Our Canadian team member tried it with trepidation then announced that we should bottle it and sell it at OneTable.

First born just announced (as I was writing above) "Mum, your vegemite is a brewster" (Brewster is Jackson for Best Ever).

Give it a go...


SuperMite (Healthy Homemade Vegemite)

Prep Time: 1 min

Total Cook Time: nil

Serves: depends on how thick you like it




  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Blend for 20 sec.
  3. If using a Thermomix, mix on Speed 3 for 20 sec.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge


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About the author

Judith has been a passionate organic foodie for more than 10 years.  She loves finding natural alternatives for anything from garden pests to cooking, from cleaning to skincare and is very honest about the idea that convenience is not always for the betterment of society.

Other passions for Judith include Ben, their 4 kiddos, her faith, camping and most things to do with gardens and salt water (not together!). 

Judith is also the co-founder of One Table, an organic food movement whose goals are to help others create healthy families, to recreate a fairer food system in Australia and globally, and to support farmers and producers who love what they do, which is giving back to the land by embracing organic and bio-dynamic practices. 

When Judith isn't writing blogs, doing the accounts, working in the One Table shop, or spinning the plates of a household of 6, she loves her hammock and a sassy Regency era novel.