Sunday 31 July marks the 5th year I’ve been
living thriving with Type 1 Diabetes (My Diaversary). It seems like just the other day I was embarking on my wellness journey, after being admitted into ICU and subsequently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. What a journey it has been!
Although here I discuss my condition and while it is a serious subject, I wanted to balance this post by sharing this celebratory Blueberry Chickpea Flour Pancake recipe, that is truly so delicious!!!
These 5 years have been so full! Full of learning, full of managing, full of adapting, full of growing, full of life! Each day has unfolded with new challenges, which in turn have allowed me to grow so much! And for the most part I think this is evident in life, when you’re constantly evolving, shifting. From one space in time to the next. It truly is an incredible process. Continue reading
Quinoa has to be one of my favorite grains! (that technically is not a grain but in fact a seed!) It’s versatility alone makes it extremely favorable and it’s almost nutty flavor adds is so delicious. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner this Aztec ‘superfood’ can be paired with a variety of foods. I decided to create an updated Quinoa Porridge recipe and share how I’ve been loving this grain in the mornings.
I’ve found it gives me so much more energy than say regular oats, and I think gluten may be one of the reasons. I tend to tolerate oats, but have noticed quite a difference in my overall energy levels and brain clarity when comparing the two breakfasts. The quinoa porridge certainly makes me feel a lot more energized, aware, focused! Continue reading
Rolling on from my post last week, where I shared a neat Infographic explaining some of the nutritional health benefits of popular culinary herbs, this week I decided to add a little bit of mint to my diet. I don’t often use mint to be perfectly honest, mainly because I seem to forget about it. Does that ever happen to you with certain foods? You’ll forget about them for ages and then one day realize ‘Oh yeah! I forgot about that! I haven’t had that in ages!’
Anyway, I spotted some fresh mint in store and it quickly found it’s way into my shopping basket.
As we ease into the New Year, I thought a nice and simple deliciously healthy ‘nice’ cream recipe would be most fitting. Something satisfying and really easy to make! We’re all slowly getting back into the swing of things, and complicated food recipes just won’t cut it. Continue reading
My sweetpea, Nick, loves loves loves pancakes! So, these holidays he’s been spoilt with pancakes for breakfast. And while I haven’t yet managed to get him to try out my yummy healthy pancakes, it’s still great to treat us both to yummy pancakes!
These scrumptious buckwheat banana pancakes are so easy to make (I mean, what pancake recipe isn’t easy to make 😉 ? ) and are incredibly good for you! So much flavor and definitely fill the fasting gap! I found them quite fulling too, and wasn’t hungry for ages after eating them! They really did fuel me for quite a while! Continue reading
Although we’re enveloped in this gorgeous sunny weather, it still can get a bit chilly in the early hours of the morning. There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of nourishing porridge to start the day with, warming the tum and giving you the sustained energy you need to do all the things you need to do before midday. This Apple Cinnamon Quinoa porridge will do just that! Fill you up and keep you going until your mid-morning snack, or even lunch! It consists of a handful of ingredients, and only takes a couple of minutes to make, which is a perfect combination for me! 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
If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m a massive fan of porridge. This vegan Banana Millet Porridge recipe definitely hits the spot! There’s nothing quite so comforting as a warm, delicious bowl of porridge on chilly winters mornings, and boy! have we had a few of those here in Nelson, NZ. Opening the curtains to see the heavy snow capped mountains in the distance is my que to get the stove on and get cracking with a bowl of nourishing porridge.
My previous porridge post was Breakfast Banana Oats which is a delicious and satisfying recipe, but due to the gluten content on oats, I don’t get into the habit of eating oats too often, well I try not to anyway 😉 I, myself, don’t have any major reactions to gluten, but aside from oats, I tend to keep a gluten free diet. I can definitely feel a difference when I eat something with gluten in it, so for this reason I steer clear of it, with the exception of oats 😉 Continue reading
Breakfast has to be one of my favorite meals of the day! And I’ll admit, I am such a creature of habit, and tend to have a handful of breakfast recipes which I juggle and alternate from. Obviously making them each unique with various different toppings, or what ever is in hands reach in the cupboard. Now, in South Africa I used to frequently buy gluten (wheat) free oats, but am battling to find them here in Nelson. I don’t have a gluten sensitivity, but I choose not to eat gluten containing foods often as I know the health implications. That being said my diet is pretty much gluten free, aside from oats (organic) every now and then. This breakfast oats recipe is one of my all time favorites!!!
A breakfast jar is the perfect option if you’re rushed most mornings, tend to skip breakfast for lack of time, or just enjoy to have the reach and eat option first thing in the morning. By preparing this jar the night before, it’ll be ready in the morning for you to just grab and munch! So easy, so delicious and so fulling!
This recipe is so so tasty, and is really versatile too, so you can add ingredients that suit your taste. In this jar I’ve used banana and golden kiwi fruit to sweeten it, but you can really add what ever fruits you like. I’m thinking of maybe doing a breakfast jar series, with different recipes, so let me know if you’d be keen to see more like this. Continue reading