Cashew Vegan Cream Cheese

Nick generously gifted me a Mad Millie Vegan Cheese Kit for Christmas, which I finally got around to trying out. I’ve dabbled in a few vegan cheese recipes in the past, but mainly being cheese sauces and my macadamia cheese. I was super keen to test out a ‘proper’ vegan cheese recipe and so this Cashew Vegan Cream Cheese was the result.

Before changing my diet and lifestyle, I did eat regular dairy cheese – however I never sincerely missed it when I decided to cut it from my diet. I experimented with a few ‘nut’ cheeses but very rarely would make them – unless it was a cashew cheese sauce for pasta (because winter in New Zealand basically means comfort food). Continue reading

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Vegan Caramel Squares with Activated Buckinis

Living simplistically can be so rewarding. More and more of us are making the conscious effort to reduce waste, buy less, save more and ultimately live more simply.  There’s so many little things we can do, that can really add up in a big way.

Change in the minority, I believe, can have a massive ripple effect and if we all work hard together to spread the word, the benefits for our future generations and our planet will surely come into fruition.

I was inspired this week, by simple living, and hence decided to make a simple recipe, with simple ingredients, that tasted simply wonderful. I succeeded, and this Vegan Caramel Squares with Activated Buckinis recipe was the result.  Continue reading

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Vegan Sweet Potato Frittata + VIDEO

The summer months are here in the Southern Hemisphere, the days are long and warm. An abundance of Vitamin D has definitely had an impact on my overall health and wellness right now! I definitely thrive in warm weather. 

That being said, I want to share this Vegan Sweet Potato Frittata, made with sautéed onions and chickpea flour. It’s the perfect summer dish, that is full of great nutrition and can be beautifully plated with a crisp green salad.  Continue reading

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Vegan Mushroom Croquettes

Well, that was a fun year! I know you’ve probably heard this from every person you’ve been chatting to recently, but I can’t believe how fast time is flying by! Now, I must confess this post has taken me ages to get done, too much fun life stuff happening, you know ;-).

But, if you haven’t got any meal plans for Boxing day – or any day really, I’ve got you covered with this delicious recipe.  A Whole Roasted Cauliflower with fragrant coriander seeds alongside the most delicious Vegan Mushroom Croquettes that are so incredibly moreish. Continue reading

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Green-a-Colada Summer Smoothie

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice cold pineapple flavored smoothie on a hot Summers day. Now throw some alkalizing green goodness into the mix, and viola! A Green-a-Colada Summer Smoothie is created. The perfect summer drink.

With the creamy addition of coconut milk, the sweetness of the pineapple is subtly toned down into a perfectly delectable mixture of bold flavors that balance each other out beautifully. You actually can barely taste the Organic Barley Grass powder, which gives this smoothie its gorgeous green hue, as well as it’s super alkalizing and immune boosting benefits. Continue reading

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Holiday Detox Bliss Balls – with Activated Charcoal

Generally holidays call for letting down some of the restrictions we have in our diet, however it’s not a bad idea to stay prepared throughout the festive season. With these absolutely delicious Holiday Detox Bliss Balls, you’ll be able to indulge a little and have a bit of a Detox at the same time.

You may be wondering how these balls get their rather intriguing black colour – we’ll let me explain. Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with a Strawberry Compote

This recipe was inspired by my love for chia seeds. Chia seeds are such an amazing addition to any healthy diet, and can make breakfast such a breeze – not to mention so delicious. Full of superfood goodness, this Chocolate Chia Pudding with a sugar-free Strawberry Compote is the perfect way to start the day.

Full of healthy fats and omegas, topped with the incredibly delicious sugar free strawberry compote – the flavor combinations are on point! Continue reading

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Vegan Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s 40 days until our holiday back to South Africa, and I am so excited! Not only am I looking forward to seeing my family and friends, I’m really excited about all the foodie related things about visiting my home country. I’m super keen to visit the new cafes that have popped up since I left in 2014, and can’t wait to munch on all the fruit that you can’t get here in New Zealand.

So while my mind is inundated with excitement, I managed to create this delicious Vegan Lemon Coconut Cake recipe that turned out so well. It’s gluten free, low in carbs, high in healthy fats, full of flavor and is 100% vegan. Continue reading

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Venus Williams On Plant-Based Diets

Tennis star Venus Williams is undoubtedly one of the most impressive athletes of her generation (or perhaps of a few generations). Born in California in 1980, she famously rose to professional tennis at a time when the sport was still primarily white. Showing talent early on and pushed by her competitive father, Williams turned pro in 1994 at the age of 14, though she didn’t really find success until a few years later. By the late-90s she was beginning to rack up deep runs in tennis’s biggest tournaments, en route to the 7 Grand Slam titles she owns today.  Continue reading

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