I was so ‘over-the-moon happy’ when I experimented with making this rice dish, as it turned out so damn tasty! If you’re new to healthy eating, you’ll agree that sometimes brown rice can taste a bit bland and husky. I decided to mix things up a bit and see if I could make brown rice more palatable to those who aren’t used to it. I, myself, absolutely love the taste of brown rice, but I know for some it can be difficult to change and adapt to healthy eating, and so I’m here to make it that much easier for you 🙂
Okay, so the trick with this dish, as you may have already guessed, is the coconut rice. I achieved this by slowly cooking brown rice with half quantities of water and coconut cream. Granted I did use a rice cooker, but slow cooked on a stove top will also work fine. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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.
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
With our fast paced lifestyles these days, time is valued greatly. This is a perfect recipe for busy people, who don’t have much time to spare in the kitchen. The result is delicious, nutritious and a perfect lunch box treat!
With only a handful of ingredients, these No Bake Choc Squares won’t break the bank, or take up much of your time creating them.
The Christmas Festivities are in full force, and as the tendency for indulgence is imminent, these kale chips are a perfect addition to the Christmas snack table. They are low in carbs and are totally guilt free. A bonus is that they are so easy to make, so no excuses for this healthy chip alternative.
I am a great chickpea (AKA Garbanzos) fan, as most vegan’s and vegetarians are. From chickpea flour, to chickpea sprouts, these little gems are so versatile in the kitchen and are loaded with some mad nutritional goodness. This Falafel Salad is a great choice for a light summers lunch or dinner. You can have the falafel balls warm or cold, totally up to you. A quick and easy nutritious salad option.
This is one of my all time favorite recipes, and it’s so easy, and super tasty! Best of all it’s really healthy, boasting a range of nutritional benefits.
These energy bars are a great lunch box filler for the whole family. They’re super healthy, contain no grains, refinined sugar, or any highly processed ingredients or additives.
They pack a punch and provide sustained energy, perfect for a mid morning snack, with a cuppa. The sweetness of the dates and figs, make them super tasty and a healthy treat for young kiddies. Continue reading
Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans are an extremely versatile legume that are a healthy addition to any diet. They are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the Middle East, and are a noted ingredient in middle eastern dishes such as hummus, falafels and curries.
Chickpeas are naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. They have a low glycemic index (keeping you fuller for longer) and are full of soluble fiber which helps to keep your blood sugar levels more stable and the metabolism of glucose more efficient. Continue reading