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

Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed Smoothie

Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed SmoothieAs we all know by now, avocados are one of the most delicious additions to any healthy diet. From smashed avo toast, to toppings on a colorful salad, or sneakily the main ingredient in chocolate mousse, this fruit has grown immensely in popularity over the last couple of years. 

But it’s the inner seed or ‘pit’ that seems to be getting more and more recognition lately for it’s surprisingly huge nutritional benefits. As if the creamy, smooth and delectable fruit wasn’t good enough, it’s center seed is actually a powerhouse of antioxidants all on it’s own. That’s where this Super Antioxidant Avocado Seed Smoothie comes into the limelight. Continue reading

Avocado a La Creme Dressing

In the early days of my lifestyle shift, I completely disregarded salad dressings. With every salad that was order on a dinner out, my request would always be “No dressing, please”.  Most of the salads at restaurants were drenched in oily, tasteless dressings that were (most probably) laden with sugar, preservatives and who knows what other additives. My salads that I’d make at home would either be naked, or drizzled with fresh lemon or orange juice, but never a full on salad dressing. Lately, however, I have been more adventurous, and have been experimenting with dressings and sauces, and balancing the flavors allowing them to complement a dish, rather than over power it. 

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This dressing is too delicious. I love it’s elegance, and how it instantly smartens up and dish. Just like dressing up an outfit with a smart blazer, or changing flat shoes for heels, just adds a bit of schjusch, this dressing will add a bit of ‘posh-to-your-nosh’. Continue reading