Vegan Caramel Squares with Activated Buckinis

Living simplistically can be so rewarding. More and more of us are making the conscious effort to reduce waste, buy less, save more and ultimately live more simply.  There’s so many little things we can do, that can really add up in a big way.

Change in the minority, I believe, can have a massive ripple effect and if we all work hard together to spread the word, the benefits for our future generations and our planet will surely come into fruition.

I was inspired this week, by simple living, and hence decided to make a simple recipe, with simple ingredients, that tasted simply wonderful. I succeeded, and this Vegan Caramel Squares with Activated Buckinis recipe was the result.  Continue reading

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Holiday Detox Bliss Balls – with Activated Charcoal

Generally holidays call for letting down some of the restrictions we have in our diet, however it’s not a bad idea to stay prepared throughout the festive season. With these absolutely delicious Holiday Detox Bliss Balls, you’ll be able to indulge a little and have a bit of a Detox at the same time.

You may be wondering how these balls get their rather intriguing black colour – we’ll let me explain. Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with a Strawberry Compote

This recipe was inspired by my love for chia seeds. Chia seeds are such an amazing addition to any healthy diet, and can make breakfast such a breeze – not to mention so delicious. Full of superfood goodness, this Chocolate Chia Pudding with a sugar-free Strawberry Compote is the perfect way to start the day.

Full of healthy fats and omegas, topped with the incredibly delicious sugar free strawberry compote – the flavor combinations are on point! Continue reading

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Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Squares

I am so excited about this blog post and recipe! It’s really one that has inspired me and these Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Squares are one of many recipe I aspire to make that are wholesomely balanced. What I mean by that is that they contain carbohydrates, plant protein and healthy fats.

The inspiration for this recipe came from an awesome South African chick who I follow on Instagram – Max aka @sugarfreesundays. Through her blog Sugar Free Sundays, she shares her journey through life including all the sugar free/foodie goodness that goes along with it. Continue reading

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Vegan Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s 40 days until our holiday back to South Africa, and I am so excited! Not only am I looking forward to seeing my family and friends, I’m really excited about all the foodie related things about visiting my home country. I’m super keen to visit the new cafes that have popped up since I left in 2014, and can’t wait to munch on all the fruit that you can’t get here in New Zealand.

So while my mind is inundated with excitement, I managed to create this delicious Vegan Lemon Coconut Cake recipe that turned out so well. It’s gluten free, low in carbs, high in healthy fats, full of flavor and is 100% vegan. Continue reading

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Mesquite Almond Slice

Happy Spring! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (for most of the time that is), there are blossoms everywhere and we’ve just got back from giving all the new born Spring babies some love at the animal farm. I just love this time of year!

As we begin to feel more energized, coming out of the cooler Winter months, healthy snacks can be a great way to increase your energy throughout the day. These absolutely delicious Mesquite Almond Superfood Slices are the perfect way to keep you full of beans and bursting with energy. Stabilizing your blood sugars (diabetic or not) has a huge effect on your energy levels. Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate and Orange Pecan Loaf

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

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Caramel Hazelnut Balls – Only 4 Ingredients

It’s my mission to share how delicious and easy healthy food can be. This Caramel Hazelnut Bliss Ball recipe is the perfect way to show how incredibly tasty healthy treats can be.

Using only 4 ingredients (yes you read correct, only 4 ingredients!), these balls are fudgy and have the most perfect texture, and the lightly roasted hazelnut flavor adds such a delicious dimension to this simple healthy recipe. Continue reading

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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Chia Pudding

I am so excited to share this recipe with you guys, and I had such fun creating it. I find it so amazing how you can create something so decadent, beautiful and delicious with only a handful of ingredients. This recipe is perfect for breakfast and easily prepared the night before or spruce it up for a jaw dropping dessert. 

The most exciting part of this recipe was the discovery of the Chocolate Raspberry Mousse. When the ‘coconut milk soaked’ chia seeds are blended with raw cacao, frozen raspberries and a sweetener of your choice, the most decadent perfect textured mousse is created. Stop it! I know! Ah-maizing right?? Continue reading

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My Favorite Wellness with Taryn Recipes

This week on the blog I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite recipes so far. Sifting through archives and reminiscing on past dishes has been quite wonderful, therapeutic in a way. A stroll down memory lane is always good. These recipes range from sweet to savory and are in no particular order. 

One thing that gathering all these recipes has made me realize is how much time, effort and hard work I’ve poured into this blog. Not that it feels like work at all!  Continue reading

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