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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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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Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

I’ve been dying to sit down with a warm cuppa chai tea and a tasty, healthy, sugar-free cookie to dunk! So I decided to make a batch, and they turned out amazing!

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These cookies are yummy as a mid-morning or afternoon pick me up. They really keep you going, and deliver effective sustained energy. They’re great for all ages, making them a perfect healthy option for the whole family. Their crisp outside, and slightly chewy inside is just too delicious! I really enjoyed making them, decorating them, and of course, eating them! They’re animal product free (vegan), refined sugar free, dairy free and guilt free! Continue reading

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Egg Box Raw Chocolate

Valentines Day! A day to indulge in this delicious and guilt free Raw Chocolate. With this recipe I wanted to do something different. Something fun, and something that wouldn’t break the bank. So I scraped around, and came up with this fab idea. Egg Box Molded Raw Chocolates! And it worked out brilliantly!

Egg Box Raw Chocolate

This is such a fun recipe as it involves playing around a bit. It’s a great recipe to share with little ones too, who love to help out in the kitchen. With only a few ingredients, it is a quick, relatively affordable and fun alternative to mainstream sugar laden chocolate. Continue reading

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Chickpea Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a Moroccan twist on a Quinoa salad. It is super easy, really quick, and perfect for lunch the next day! I often make a big batch of dinner, and have it for lunch the next day. It saves time in the morning, plus most meals taste amazing the next day.

Chickpea Quinoa Salad

I love quinoa, and adore how versatile it is. You can literally toss a couple of your favorite ingredients into a quinoa salad and I’m 99% certain each time it’ll turn out great! It definitely is a staple in my pantry, and forever on my shopping list.

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No Bake Choc Squares

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!

No Bake Choc SquaresWith only a handful of ingredients, these No Bake Choc Squares won’t break the bank, or take up much of your time creating them.

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Macadamia Nut ‘Cheese’

Before my massive lifestyle changes, I was never a great fan of regular cheese. Yeah I used to eat it, but it wasn’t a necessity. Obviously my pizza’s back in the day used to be laced with the stuff, but other than that, I didn’t really consume much of the stuff. I did, however, love feta cheese. I think it’s something about the saltiness and the texture that really turned my taste buds on. Only recently have I made the decision to stop eating it, purely for the fact that it, like other cheese, is pretty much rot. Yup, no more feta for me please and thank you!

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Luckily, there is an alternative for all those feta loving health nuts out there. Macadamia nut ‘cheese’. Yes, a crumbly ‘cheese like textured’ creation, that flaunts an array of flavors, and is quite versatile too.

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Basil Pesto

I absolutely LOVE basil pesto. It has to be one of the most versatile spreads ever! Full of nutritional goodness, and amazing flavor, it’s a must for every household fridge.

Basil PestoFrom raw pasta dishes, to cauliflower pizza base spreads, to quinoa salads, Basil Pesto can add a delicious fresh and vibrant flavor to a range of meals.

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