Roasted Red Capsicum, Tomato and Basil Pasta

Roasted Red Capsicum, tomato and basil pastaCan we just all stop for one second, and revel in the news that Plant-Based Food’ is named a top trend for 2016. Say What??? I mean, HELL YEAH!!!! It’s about time!!! This little snippet of information has got me super excited, and happy that more and more people are opting for a plant based lifestyle. This is amazing, and I’m so thrilled as I truly do believe it is the way forward! The fact that more awareness is being steered towards nourishing wholefoods, and lifestyles free from animal products is so inspiring! And this Roasted Red Capsicum, Tomato and Basil Pasta is an example of how delicious this lifestyle can be. Continue reading

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Cheesy Vegan Pasta

Recipes (13)An indulgent warm creamy bowl of flavorsome cheesy pasta, that’s completely vegan and dairy free. Are you salivating yet? I am! This Cheesy Vegan Pasta has steadily become a weeknight favourite of mine! This dishes simplicity and pure deliciousness makes it an easy option when I’m not feeling that energetic in the kitchen, but craving something warming and satisfying.

Now, pasta is a perfect dish to add to your diet if your looking for something fulling as well as fueling. The complex carbohydrates in pasta will boost your system into energy drive. Pasta provides beneficial carbohydrates and carbs serve as a primary source of fuel for your body. Continue reading

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Moroccan Chickpea Wraps

So, my slight obsession with Cajun spice overflows into this post. I had to create something to accompany my delicious Cajun spiced hummus, and that’s where this Moroccan Chickpea Wrap recipe was born.

Inspired by the spectacular Kris Carr and the Chickpea Crepe recipe from her mouth-watering Crazy Sexy Kitchen Cookbook (serious food porn for the eyes might I add), this simple chickpea wrap gives the traditional tortilla wrap a run for it’s money! Continue reading

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Marinated Tempeh Salad

Marinated Tempeh SaladPrior to moving to New Zealand, I had never tasted Tempeh before. I’d heard of it, but never really knew what it was. All I knew was that it was foreign and really hard to come by in KZN, South Africa. Well, to be honest, I hadn’t really ever searched for it before, so that previous sentence could possibly be inaccurate. Anyway, upon moving to a new exciting country, came along a lot of exciting new foods, and Tempeh has been one of them. 
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Vegan Sushi Rolls

Vegan Sushi RollsThe ‘Sushi train’ has been an undeniable ‘hit’ in mainstream modern society for quite some time now. Over the last decade is has exploded globally, with Sushi restaurants and takes outs popping up all over the place, with local supermarkets jumping on board and stocking the prepacked containers for our ease.

Such a delightful finger food (as I still have not mastered the art of chop sticks), and so appealing to the eye, I set out to recreate a healthier vegan version, based along similar principles of the traditional Japanese sushi.

I succeeded, with these delicious Vegan Sushi Rolls, which are so easy and are such fun and incredibly tasty to say the least!  Continue reading

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Spring Detox Salad

Spring Detox SaladAnd that’s that! We did it! We survived our first New Zealand Winter! I thought it was never going to end! Winter is nice, but I much prefer the warmer weather! As Winter slowly dissipates, we welcome Spring with wide open arms! This time of year is the best! The warm jasmine scented air, the energizing sunshine, and the hustle and bustle of all those who are slowly coming out of hibernation. I love it! It’s such a clean, fresh time of year, and what better a time for nourishing light meals, like this Spring Detox Salad. Continue reading

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Fennel and Brown Rice Salad

RecipesThis fennel salad is so easy to throw together and would be a great idea to use up brown rice from the night before. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ALWAYS cooking too much rice. Can never get the quantity spot on, not that I’m complaining of course, or else I wouldn’t have come up with this tasty recipe! The fennel really gives a great, strong flavor to the dish, and compliments the surrounding flavors. With so many nutritional benefits, this is a pretty complete dish, and one that’ll tick all the boxes. Nutrition – Check! Flavor – Check! Quick & Easy – Check! If you’re a lover of fennel and all things licorice, you’ll love this interesting salad. Continue reading

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CauliRice Tabbouleh Bowl

These days, with all the hype around the whirlwind of different diets/eating plans/lifestyle guides/’what-ever-you-want-to-call-them‘, it’s hard for me to keep up, let alone the person who’s tilting towards a healthier lifestyle and looking for a helpful guide. From vegan to raw vegan to vegetarian to paleo to banting to 80/10/10 to Raw til 4, this list carries on and on. Whether you’re looking for a diet that suits a gluten intolerance, or are seriously considering refraining from eating animals, there are so many inspiring people out there with bucket of knowledge and helpful advice to suit your specific requirements. What I encourage my clients is to find what feels right for their body. Get to know yourself, and how certain foods react with you. Find what feels good. I promote plant based lifestyle that is free from refined sugar, gluten and processed foods. Keeping it natural and nutritious

CauliRice Tabbouleh Bowl

With that being said, I created this delicious dish, that is my take on the traditional Tabbouleh. This one, however, is grain and gluten free, accommodating those with gluten intolerance, paleo diets as well as the banting masses. Continue reading

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Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

Yum! Yum! Yum! I seriously cannot get enough of this dish! I’ve always been fond of cauliflower, and these days there is so much you can do with it. From cauli-rice to cauli-pizza bases, the possibilities are endless with this versatile cruciferous vegetable. I remember growing up, whenever we had a roast dinner (blegh) my mum would make her famous Cauliflower Cheese. She made it so well and it was always a hit on the dinner table. So, I decided to try and replicate her dish, by giving it a healthy, vegan twist to satisfy my cravings.

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I absolutely love it when recipes just work! And this one really really does! It is so delicious! The star of this dish is the ‘cheese’ sauce, and the main ingredient that stands out the most is the nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is a pure strain of yeast that adds a cheesy and nutty flavor to vegan and vegetarian dishes. Continue reading

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Vegetable Pasta and Sundried Tomato Cashew Sauce

So many of you may know that prior to this site, I had my little weebly site called Divine Nutrition. When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and shifted to a healthy lifestyle, I began Divine Nutrition as a platform to post my recipes, as I embarked on my journey of healthy eating.  I wanted to bring a few of those first recipes over to Wellness with Taryn and here is one I think you may enjoy.

Vegetable Pasta and Sundried Tomato Cashew Sauce

 This recipe I remember distinctly, as it was one of the first raw sauces I had made. So crazy to think how far I’ve come, but am so proud of myself for experimenting so much in my earlier days. 

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