Pumpkin Millet Kale Salad with Balsamic Reduction

I love seasonal eating. I love the abundance of locally grown food that is at it’s peak supply. Happy farmers, happy consumers and happy wallets. While it’s saddening that avocado’s are nearly triple their usual price, bright and beautiful pumpkin is bountiful. Vibrantly golden, this wholesome and nutritionally dense vegetable is just what I feel my body needs in these cooler winter months.  Continue reading

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Peanut & Lime Thai Soba Noodle Salad

You know that feeling when you make a dish that just is so perfect on all levels? That’s what happened with this dish – let me explain. I was browsing and searching for something creative to make for dinner. Something that I could make for Nick and I, and something that was easy and at the same time, delicious! 

I stumbled across this Rainbow Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing recipe from the Little Spice Jar blog. I was looking on here to find a recipe that Nick would enjoy, that I could either substitute the meat/ make it vegan friendly. This recipe caught my eye and I’m SO GLAD it did, because I love how  it turned out. Continue reading

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Chocolate Nut & Seed Clusters

The health and wellness sphere can be quite confusing at times. It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the latest fad, and jumping in full steam ahead can be at times more detrimental than beneficial. With so many influencers out there, the pressure of doing what’s right for you can seem all too much to cope with. 

It’s in these regards that I always come back to and promote intuitive eating. Yes, this may include experimenting with certain foods and ways of eating, but ultimately it’s finding what feels good and what makes you happy and full of energy. These Chocolate Nut & Seed Clusters are a perfect example of a delicious and nutritious treat, that will leave you feeling great and satisfied. Continue reading

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Chia & Flax Seed Breakfast Bowl

These last few weeks I’ve been mixing up my diet a little, and opting for a more ‘high-fat/low-carb/keto‘ approach. I can honestly say that I’ve felt such a difference in only a short period of time. Initially the whole idea seemed a little out of balance to me. However having done more research into this way of eating (and feeling some the benefits), I’ve been pleasantly surprised. 

This Chia & Flax Seed Breakfast Bowl has been my go to breakfast option while testing out this new way of eating. It’s quick, fulling and so easy to make, not to mention versatile in that you can have it cold or warm. Continue reading

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Raspberry and Tahini Puffed Millet Squares + VIDEO

The thing with healthy eating is to be prepared. One way to be prepared is having loads of snacks and healthy treats available to avoid yourself from caving in to unhealthy temptations. That’s why I like to always have ‘ready made’ snacks and treats on hand, to curb those cravings and satisfy them with a healthy alternative that, at the same time, is nourishing my body. 

These Raspberry and Tahini Puffed Millet Squares are such a quick snack/treat option that literally are made in one bowl, popped into the freezer overnight to set and that’s it! Slice them into squares once frozen, pop them into a lunchbox, and you have yourself a healthy treat or snack to satisfy any lurking cravings or hunger pangs.  Continue reading

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Tofu Miso Soup (Vegan)

While there is much speculation around the whole ‘soy’ topic, and the fact that genetically modified soy beans are penetrating more and more of the global soy markets, there are still loads of health benefits in fermented soy products. Containing less anti-nutrients, fermented soy products, like Miso, have an array of nutritional benefits and can have a positive effect on so many bodily systems. 

This Tofu Miso Soup recipe is an example of how fermented soy products can be incredibly delicious, along with reaching high points on the nutrition scale. It is 100% plant based and is seriously such a quick and easy delicious meal that can be thrown together in no time at all.  Continue reading

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Blueberry Chia Muffins (Vegan)

I know what you’re probably thinking when looking at this title image – Blood splatter/Dexter crime scene? Right? Thankfully it’s not! It’s just a little Blueberry CHIA drink, beautifully exhibited on my kitchen counter. When the lovely peeps from CHIA sent through some of their delicious drinks, it was time to get creative and play!

Now blueberries are one of my staples in the kitchen. They’re so incredibly delicious, loaded with antioxidants and the perfect snack being not too high in sugar. I always have a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer, and generally like to have them in breakfasts, as well as with coconut yoghurt as an after dinner sweet treat. Today this kitchen staple is starring in this Blueberry Chia Muffins recipe! Continue reading

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Antioxidant Green Tea Porridge

I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive about this recipe, and how it would turn out. The thought of combining green tea with porridge did seem rather strange, but my curiosity got the better of me and I’m so glad it did. I was so lucky enough to receive this Repower Green Tea from Artemis, and that was it! Inspiration levels were high and the ball began rolling in the direction of a recipe success!

I’ve loved green tea from the first time I tasted it, and I believe it really helped to boost my metabolism and curb my taste buds when I initially started my health journey. It would be my go to drink wherever we were. A substitute that would be my crutch, contributing to my health at the same time. This Antioxidant Green Tea Porridge recipe brought back all those memories, and reminded me of how strong willed I was. These day’s I’m a little loose around the reigns, but slowly am tightening them back up. Continue reading

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Edamame and a Curry Sunflower Seed Sauce

Happy weekend! I’m feeling refreshed, revitalized and inspired after spending yesterday taking care of myself, and spending the morning immersed in nature.

This week on the blog, I want to share with you a bit of a different recipe, yet still keeping it simple, nutritious and delicious. This Roasted Brussel Sprout, Edamame and Curry Sunflower Seed dish may have an array of unusual flavors, but I found it quite tasty!  Continue reading

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Oat Crunchie Bars

It’s Easter weekend and I’m slowly slipping into this well awaited break/4 day weekend. I can’t quite believe that we’re a third of the way through the year already, but I’m feeling happy with how this year is shaping out. We have an exciting trip back to South Africa planned in October, which I am so happy about. I cannot wait to see my family and friends.

Holiday times can be hard when you’re away from your family and friends, and at times like these I like to reminisce in memories, and this Oat Crunchie Bar recipe in particular was inspired by childhood memories I’ll never forget.  Continue reading

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