Nick generously gifted me a Mad Millie Vegan Cheese Kit for Christmas, which I finally got around to trying out. I’ve dabbled in a few vegan cheese recipes in the past, but mainly being cheese sauces and my macadamia cheese. I was super keen to test out a ‘proper’ vegan cheese recipe and so this Cashew Vegan Cream Cheese was the result.
Before changing my diet and lifestyle, I did eat regular dairy cheese – however I never sincerely missed it when I decided to cut it from my diet. I experimented with a few ‘nut’ cheeses but very rarely would make them – unless it was a cashew cheese sauce for pasta (because winter in New Zealand basically means comfort food). Continue reading
This week on the blog I chat about one of the most common root vegetable, yet rarely regarded as a nutrition powerhouse. If you haven’t guessed by now, it’s carrots. In this Savory Almond Carrot Biscuit recipe, I put a raw carrot powder to the test to see if I can create a savory biscuit, that leans towards savory, yet still has a slight natural sweetness.
Vibrant, orange, ever so crunchy carrots. The magical vegetable that we all grew up understanding to have super “night-time-vision-enhancing” powers. Continue reading
This is such an exciting post because this recipe was made with my new kitchen gadget/birthday present and it’s one I’ve been lusting over for ages!!!! Yes, I’ve stepped up a level to foodie heaven with my new Breville Kitchen Wizz!
So this delicious Dark Chocolate and Orange Pecan Loaf recipe with buckwheat flour is made using a food processor which is so easy, because you just throw the ingredients in, whizz it up, pour into the loaf tin and pop it in the oven. So great! Continue reading
Chickpea flour is such a handy ingredient to have in the kitchen cupboard. This really versatile flour can be used in an array of recipes.
From falafels, to crepes, to pancakes, to crackers. It’s flavor is evident, yet not dominant and really pairs well with a bunch of other ingredients.
These Salted Rosemary Chickpea Crackers are proof of just how delicious this little ground dried legume can be. Continue reading
Tried and tested a handful of times, I can see this Broccoli Flatbread recipe becoming a regular favorite. It’s just such a simple recipe and is a perfect alternative to bread. Straight out the oven or popped into the toaster, this recipe is full of goodness.
This Broccoli Flatbread is gluten free, low in carbohydrates, refined sugar free, egg free making it 100% vegan, as well as incredibly delicious. The texture is perfect, and the ingredients hold well together without falling apart. Continue reading
Healthy snacks are a great addition to any diet. Be it low carb, high carb, paleo, vegan or whatever you choose, healthy snacks are perfect to curb hunger and cravings throughout the day.
They also give you a great nutritional boost which is always a good thing. The more nutrients the better! As I like to get all my nutrition and nutrients from the food I eat, so the more I can get, the better! One particular healthy snack ingredient is flax!
I’m a huge fan of flax. Be it ground or whole, flax is so versatile and is always a staple in my pantry. I generally use ground flax, and am careful to keep it in the fridge in an airtight container after opening to avoid rancidity. Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like the crunch of a freshly homemade seed cracker. That first initial bite, has to be one of my favorite things when making a homemade batch. Seed crackers are so great and are a diabetic’s BEST friend. Being predominately seeds, that generally have little carbs, they won’t spike your blood sugars which is fantastic!
It’ can be quite difficult to find ‘me-friendly’ snacks when perusing the isles. Steering clear of high GI ingredients, sugars, animal products, … the list goes on! So that’s why I find it so comforting to know I can whip up a batch of these delicious crackers, enjoy them with either savory (hummus) or sweet (nut butter), and rest assured my blood sugars are in good control! Continue reading
So, my slight obsession with Cajun spice overflows into this post. I had to create something to accompany my delicious Cajun spiced hummus, and that’s where this Moroccan Chickpea Wrap recipe was born.
Inspired by the spectacular Kris Carr and the Chickpea Crepe recipe from her mouth-watering Crazy Sexy Kitchen Cookbook (serious food porn for the eyes might I add), this simple chickpea wrap gives the traditional tortilla wrap a run for it’s money! Continue reading
I’ve been craving banana bread for quite some time now. I absolutely love it!!! I actually don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make some, but I found some inspiration, and this recipe was born. I wanted to boost the nutritional value of the loaf so, using a zucchini I had already in the fridge, I grated it and added it in. The great thing is that it really doesn’t alter the taste whatsoever. Adding vegetables into baked goodies is a great way to sneak those veggies into those fussy eaters diets 😉 Continue reading
The Christmas Festivities are in full force, and as the tendency for indulgence is imminent, these kale chips are a perfect addition to the Christmas snack table. They are low in carbs and are totally guilt free. A bonus is that they are so easy to make, so no excuses for this healthy chip alternative.