Savory Almond Carrot Biscuits

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

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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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Chocolate Nut & Seed Clusters

The health and wellness sphere can be quite confusing at times. It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the latest fad, and jumping in full steam ahead can be at times more detrimental than beneficial. With so many influencers out there, the pressure of doing what’s right for you can seem all too much to cope with. 

It’s in these regards that I always come back to and promote intuitive eating. Yes, this may include experimenting with certain foods and ways of eating, but ultimately it’s finding what feels good and what makes you happy and full of energy. These Chocolate Nut & Seed Clusters are a perfect example of a delicious and nutritious treat, that will leave you feeling great and satisfied. Continue reading

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Raspberry and Tahini Puffed Millet Squares + VIDEO

The thing with healthy eating is to be prepared. One way to be prepared is having loads of snacks and healthy treats available to avoid yourself from caving in to unhealthy temptations. That’s why I like to always have ‘ready made’ snacks and treats on hand, to curb those cravings and satisfy them with a healthy alternative that, at the same time, is nourishing my body. 

These Raspberry and Tahini Puffed Millet Squares are such a quick snack/treat option that literally are made in one bowl, popped into the freezer overnight to set and that’s it! Slice them into squares once frozen, pop them into a lunchbox, and you have yourself a healthy treat or snack to satisfy any lurking cravings or hunger pangs.  Continue reading

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