Moving to a new country can come with many new things to learn and get used to. New places, new mannerisms and new names. For me, one of those new names is Kumara aka. Sweet Potato. Here in New Zealand, the Kumara is a staple in many diets. Now I also know that sweet potatoes/kumara make up a large portion of most plant based eaters diets too, and there is a number of reasons why.
Firstly they are so delicious! They are sweet and when steamed they have that ‘melt in your mouth’ sensation. Sweet potatoes have a lower GI than regular potatoes, which means they won’t spike your sugar levels, but rather gradually elevate and sustain them over a period of time. This is great for keeping that ‘satisfied’ feeling we get after eating, meaning you’ll have sustained energy levels which is great! Continue reading
I’ve seen loads of blog posts on this topic and have watched a few Youtube videos too, and they always tend to inspire me and spark ideas, so I thought it’s definitely time for me to share what my nourishment looks like in a day.
It’s always so interesting to see what other people eat, when they eat, and how much they eat. Interesting to me that is! And I also find inspiration in the creativity of the food that people eat.
Food is so personal. It can tell a story. It can tell you about a persons culture, what they were craving, what they enjoy. So intimate! Food sustains us and nourishes not only our bodies, but our minds. It reminds us of people, places and spaces in time, shaping our memories and our cultural heritage. It’s a form of personal expression, and helps bring people together. Continue reading
Happy New Year! I wish all my beautiful followers a year filled with happiness, excitement, bliss and all delicious things that make this life so great! If you’re trying to incorporate more healthier dishes into your life, then you’re in the right place!
Join me in nourishing our bodies with wholesome goodness (like with this Cauliflower Pizza & Sunflower Seed ‘Ricotta’), training our minds to incline towards the positive thoughts in life and incorporate more physical movement into our days to live our best possible life.
Now if you’re up for a challenge, I suggest you check out Veganuary. It’s an initiative to help inspire others to live a kinder way of life, making them aware of the impact they make on the world. The site has loads of recipes, information and inspiration, and I highly suggest you check it out and give it a go – it’s not too late to try.
” Veganism is one of the most effective choices a person can make to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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