Green Goddess Bowl (Vegan)

Copy of Recipes (5)I am a woman. I am empowered and proud of who I am. Integrity, values and ambition. A Goddess. Goddess. That word alone gives me butterflies in my tummy, and adds to my feelings of empowerment.

I believe it is so important to be in touch with your true self, be you a man or a woman. It’s important for us to connect to our divinity and exude our souls. And what better way to portray our sanctity than with food. 

Wholesome, nourishing, beautiful and empowering food. Food that lights up each of our cells and makes us beam from within. Food that makes us feel amazing and godlike. Full of energy and vibrancy.

We are women. We deserve to radiate our purity in all means possible. So I decided to portray mine through this delicious and luscious Green Goddess Bowl. But don’t worry, guys can totally enjoy this dish too! Continue reading

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Savory Flax Crackers

Copy of Recipes (3)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

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Vegan Tofu Scramble

Copy of Recipes (2)Well! I’ll start this blog off by saying it’s been a rather intense week! While I’m super excited to share this Vegan Tofu Scramble recipe with you, I’ll give you my brief summary of my experience of the recent earthquake/s.

If you haven’t heard already, New Zealand had a 7.8 Earthquake at a little past 12am early Monday morning. I awoke abruptly to Nick shaking me and instantly I knew what was going on. The earth was moving. Our whole house was shaking, and so vigorously that the water in the toilet was loudly swishing from side to side. Instant panic mode!

My first instinct was to run outside, yet in my fumbled orientation, I actually didn’t know what to do. And then the electricity went out, all was black, frightening! We experienced one last real jolt, and then it simmered down. We later learnt that the quake went on for around 2mins, which is a freaking long time when you’re in a situation like that.  Continue reading

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Buckwheat Broccoli Fritters

Copy of Recipes (5)Cruciferous vegetables boast a huge amount of anti-cancer properties, which include removing carcinogens from your body, inhibiting cancer cells from growing, and even forcing the cancer cells to die. These points alone are perfect reasons to include as many cruciferous vegetables in your diet as possible.

“But how, Taryn?” you ask. Well I’ll tell you! Forget about the sloppy, boiled, green mush our grandparents and parents used to make us. Let me introduce you to my special Buckwheat Broccoli Fritters. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Fries

Copy of Recipes (12)These past few weeks have been so busy, I’m slowly settling back into my normal routine. These Sweet Potato Fries are one of the quick and easy meals/side dishes I’ve been making while being so occupied.

At the end of June I flew to Auckland for training and stayed in the most posh hotel. Truly felt like royalty and the view of the city skyline was incredible.

We then had a friend over from South Africa at the beginning of July and had an amazing three weeks exploring this beautiful country with him. From skiing at Mt Hutt in Christchurch to the incredibly scenic West Coast of the South Island hustle and bustle of Auckland City. We had an amazing time! Continue reading

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Zucchini Noodles with a Red Onion Leek and Avocado Sauce

Copy of Recipes (9)The Spiralizer! One kitchen gadget that makes making food seriously fun! When I was still in South Africa, my best friends bought me one for my birthday and I used it nearly every week. Now that I’ve managed to get my hands on one again (thanks my love 😉 and awesome 1-day.com deals) I’ve been creating Zucchini noodles and ‘noodling’ all week! 

I think it’s such a great way to get more nutrient dense raw vegetables into your diet. Granted you can cook the noodles to give more of a pasta ‘feel’, but eating them raw is just as great, if not better!  Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto

Copy of Recipes (7)In the midst of Winter, one cannot resist complete comfort food! This urge for complete belly euphoria inspired me to create a vegan version of a rather popular dish – Risotto! I cannot believe how great this recipe turned out! As I write this it’s a cold and miserable day outside and all I can think about is having one more forkful of this truly scrumptious meal!

The flavors are wildly bold, enlightening each taste bud with every mouthful! This Wild Mushroom and Leek Risotto is most certainly an indulgent winter dish! Continue reading

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Rice Noodle Salad with Pineapple Thyme Dressing

Rice Noodle SaladAlthough Winter is inevitably on it’s way, and actually should be here already, I thought it a good idea to squeeze out one last salad recipe. A ‘farewell to Summer’ recipe as you may, and this one is yummy and experiments with different taste combinations.

The subtle, dry aroma and a slightly minty flavor of the Thyme, blends quite beautifully with the attractive sweet flavour of the pineapple. It’s an odd combination, but it works! and this Rice Noodle Salad with Pineapple Thyme dressing proves that! Continue reading

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Grilled Aubergine with Lemon Basil Drizzle

Grilled Aubergine with Lemon Basil Drizzle

Whether it’s an accompanied dish to a dinner party, or a light veggie lunch, this Grilled Aubergine recipe with Lemon Basil drizzle will impress and satisfy. Sometimes we don’t feel like a whole lot of food, yet still need some sort of nourishment, and when I’m feeling that way, this is a great option to go for.

It’s light and doesn’t have any dense carbohydrates, so although it won’t pack a massive amount of energy, it will nourish and help one from skipping a meal when one is not feeling too hungry. The flavors are scrumptious, and the vibrant Lemon Basil drizzle really compliments the charred aubergine well.  Continue reading

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Mixed Herb Lentil and Wild Rice Chunky Soup

 

Mixed Herb Lentil and Wilde Rice Chunky SoupAs the days get shorter and the mornings get darker, I can feel the changes in the weather. Although subtle, the crisp cooler air in the mornings is becoming more apparent, and I can feel the seasons shifting. In a way I am glad. I’m not particularly fond of the cold, but I am grateful for balance, even in nature. It allows me to appreciate the warmth of Summer and for that I am grateful. Life is all about balance, and so why not embrace the balance of nature.

With that said, I had been craving something nourishing, dense and filling. A dish of substance and bold flavors, one that would satisfy every taste bud. And so I stumbled upon a mixture of wild rice, and was instantly inspired. A warming, fueling bowl of hearty soup was born. Now I tend to enjoy my soup smooth, and blended to a fine puree, but in this instance I decided to step out of my comfort zone, and relish in a chunky flavorsome bowl of Mixed Herb Lentil and Wild Rice Soup, and my oh my! A goodie was created! 😉

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