Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

Oh! My! Goodness! Who knew you could create the most amazing textured, gooey brownies with … wait for it … BLACK BEANS!!!!! It’s insane! But soooooo good!!!! Now I must say, I am definitely one for trying out crazy combinations and crazy ingredients, and this one just hit the nail on the head! This could be, possibly, one of my favorite recipes to date! Yes, it’s that good!

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Call me crazy, but I get so excited when I discover new and brilliant uses for simple ingredients, such as black beans. From adding beetroot and other root vegetables to healthy treats, to using frozen bananas to create the most creamiest delicious (dairy free and sugar free) ice cream, to using the water in canned chickpeas for making vegan ‘whipped cream’  seems like total madness, but it works!!!! Continue reading

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Hazelnut and Pistachio Crispy Quinoa Clusters

Oooohhhh this one’s a goodie! This Hazelnut and Pistachio Crispy Quinoa Clusters recipe is so tasty, and really hard to stop at one. Let’s admit it, we’re all fans of tasty treats! Whether it be sweet or savory. The hard part is to know when to stop, and that includes the healthy treats you’ll find here. 

Hazelnut and Pistachio Crispy Quinoa Clusters

I recently came across two ingredients, that I knew would create something spectacular. Crispy quinoa puffs and a jar of (freaking delicious) hazelnut butter! Hazelnut butter and me have a special connection, we understand each other, really really well 🙂  Continue reading

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Feijoa and Coconut Muffins

Experimenting in the kitchen with different fruits can be exciting and challenging. For me, playing with the New Zealand Feijoa fruit has been incredibly fun. Coming from South Africa, I had never ever heard of such fruit, never mind tasting it. So I was ‘over the moon’ excited to try out this cute little odd shaped fruit, especially being someone who loves trying different fruits and vegetables. I instantly fell in love with the flavor, and that was me, hooked 🙂 So you can imagine how happy I was when a lovely friend blessed me with a whole bag full of the funny little fruits, straight off the tree from her friends farm. So incredibly grateful was I!

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Having literally zero carbon footprint, and falling into the ‘eat local’ where possible category, I had to put my thinking cap on to decide what I’d make with so many delicious Feijoa’s. I came up with a tasty muffin recipe. Best of all it’s vegan friendly, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free! Whoop whoop!!!  Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

I’ve been dying to sit down with a warm cuppa chai tea and a tasty, healthy, sugar-free cookie to dunk! So I decided to make a batch, and they turned out amazing!

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These cookies are yummy as a mid-morning or afternoon pick me up. They really keep you going, and deliver effective sustained energy. They’re great for all ages, making them a perfect healthy option for the whole family. Their crisp outside, and slightly chewy inside is just too delicious! I really enjoyed making them, decorating them, and of course, eating them! They’re animal product free (vegan), refined sugar free, dairy free and guilt free! Continue reading

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No Bake Choc Squares

With our fast paced lifestyles these days, time is valued greatly. This is a perfect recipe for busy people, who don’t have much time to spare in the kitchen. The result is delicious, nutritious and a perfect lunch box treat!

No Bake Choc SquaresWith only a handful of ingredients, these No Bake Choc Squares won’t break the bank, or take up much of your time creating them.

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Fudgy Date Balls

Healthy living can be really easy, if you learn to plan ahead. An important factor in a healthy clean diet is meal planning. You should be having 5-6 meals in a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (medium sized servings of each, dinner being the lightest), and healthy snacks in between.

Why? In order to have balanced sugar levels, without any spikes and surges, low-GI healthy clean meals and healthy snacks help to keep your sugar and energy levels plateaued throughout the day.

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Energy Bars

These energy bars are a great lunch box filler for the whole family. They’re super healthy, contain no grains, refinined sugar, or any highly processed ingredients or additives.

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They pack a punch and provide sustained energy, perfect for a mid morning snack, with a cuppa. The sweetness of the dates and figs, make them super tasty and a healthy treat for young kiddies. Continue reading

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Almond Biscuits

On this wonderful journey to wellness, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Making new things, trying out new recipes, and really being creative with my food. I unveiled a passion for creating delicious, tasty and super healthy recipes.

Through this blog I will share all my hints and tips, for living healthy on a budget, and this is a great recipe to kick off with.

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