Blueberry Bubblegum Smoothie

One of the many things I love about starting our new life in New Zealand, is discovering all the new foods, like the Feijoa fruit. They are an evergreen, perennial shrub that is typically grown as a fruiting tree. You can spot them in many people’s gardens here in Nelson, New Zealand. So I managed to get a bag of them, and before they turned I decided to freeze them. I added them in a smoothie and created this delicious concoction.

The feijoa fruit are oval in shape and roughly 80mm long and a dull green color. The skin is thin and in the middle is a mass of translucent jelly-like pulp with small soft seeds. Continue reading

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Vegan Tomato Sauce & G/F Pasta

As a lot of you already know, gluten is quite the enemy these days in the eyes of the health and wellness industry. A massive majority of the worlds population are gluten intolerant and many people are using their best efforts to expel gluten from their diets. Now if you’re a die hard pasta fan, and are gluten sensitive, do not dispare! I am here to tell you there are delicious alternatives, like this delicious recipe below. This recipe is also vegan friendly, so no animals were harmed ­čÖé

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Marinated Kale and Mushroom Salad

So this recipe is the perfect way to pump up the alkalinity in your diet, with help from one of my biggest friends in the business, Kale. With kale being a primary ingredient, your assured to get a blast of nutrients from this powerhouse green leafy vegetable. I LOVE the fact that it’s pretty simply, and that you kinda get involved with the kale ­čśë

 Now kale can be tricky to work with, as it’s quite a hardy vegetable. That is why this recipe calls for marinating your kale, allowing it to soften so that you end up with this delicious end result.

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Butter Bean Patties

These patties are so quick and easy, and are always a perfect option if you’re not in the mood to be in the kitchen for too long. It involves a little grating, chopping, squishing, mixing, lightly frying or baking, and that’s pretty much it.

I’ve been using this recipe for so long now, and the great thing about it is that it is quite versatile, so you can pretty much throw in what you like.  Continue reading

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Carrot Bran and Walnut Muffins

With Easter around the corner, lots of you will be entertaining or visiting family, and these muffins are a perfect accompany to any family tea. They’re a healthy alternative to store bought, sugar laden muffins, and are sweetened with dates and raisins. They’re full of fiber and are very very ‘moreish’!

Carrot Bran and Walnut Muffins

 If you’re like me, and love that little mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up-snack and a cuppa tea, then you’ll love this recipe, because these muffins really hit the snack attack spot. They contain affordable ingredients, so are great if you’re on a budget

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Grilled Aubergine Stack

I’ve decided to start a Throw-Back-Thursday section to my blog, where I’ll post some recipes and other content from ‘back-in-the-day’. I’ve decided to share this recipe with you, which is one of my earliest entries.

Grilled Aubergine Stack

I love love love aubergines, or as we call them back in South Africa ‘Bringals’. They are quite versatile and can be used to make vegetable lasagna, are the main ingredient in the middle eastern baba ganoush, and make perfect additions to any roast vegetable dish. 

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Quinoa and Kidney Bean Burger Patties

Who doesn’t love tucking into a huge, delicious and satisfying burger? Well these patties are vegan & vegetarian friendly, are super healthy and so so tasty!

Quinoa and Kidney Bean Burger Patties

With only a few ingredients, these patties are great for a tight budget. Surprisingly the ingredients bind really really well (even with no egg or egg substitute), so there’s no fuss of patties falling apart, which, let’s be honest, can sometimes be so annoying! Continue reading

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Omega Spinach Pancakes

I love pancakes! Such a fun treat to make, and what a pleasure in creating this healthy version. A perfect way to hide green leafy vegetables for kiddies, and so easy to make!

Omega Spinach Pancakes

In these modern times, there is no much acidic influence in our lives. Whether it be from diet or exposure to harsh chemicals, our bodies are constantly trying to stay in perfect pH balance.

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Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower and Kale Salad

Cruciferous vegetables play an important role in a plant based diet. They are packed full of nutrients that nourish your body. They are super high in phytochemicals, vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. Their unusually high content of vitamin C and manganese explain their growing reputation as an antioxidant vegetable group.

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower and Kale Salad

This salad is a perfect way to combine two powerhouse cruciferous vegetables – kale and cauliflower. With a slight heat from the cauliflower to compliment the zestyness of the massaged kale, this salad is definitely a winner! It’s a perfect detox option as it’s quite light, yet super fulling.┬á Continue reading

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Homemade Muesli

I have such fond memories of my mom’s homemade muesli when I was growing up. I remember how she used to make a huge batch and store it in this massive square white Tupperware. I remember how she used to, ever so slightly, toast the batch, not to burn it but to give that delicious crunch.

Homemade Muesli

Such fond memories! This inspired me to try re-create her recipe, with a healthy twist. This recipe is particularly great for Diabetics as it is refined sugar free. Continue reading

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