hazelnut/cacao snack bars

A short and sweet post, for a short and sweet recipe today. I cannot express enough how important it is for me to have access to snack foods, even more so for them to be healthy. I make a point to keep a good store of nuts, seeds, whole grains and dried fruits, as well…

mexican chili-bean soup.

Black beans are probably one of my all time favorite foods. A weird choice, I know, but I find them to be very versatile and add great nutritional content to a range of dishes. Roasting and stewing were my standard forms of cooking, though recently I attempted to make them into a soup and was…

banana/blackberry smoothie bowl with Amazonia RAW protein.

My university studies finally started last week so I’ve been trying to set myself into a new routine. Many people warned me that once it commenced I would start to lag in other aspects of my life, nutrition being one of them, so I have been trying my best to become proactive to ensure I don’t fall…

cauli-power soup.

If I was asked to name three things I loved about winter, they would be: hiking, rugby season and soup. There is nothing more hearty or warming than a gorgeous soup in the cooler months, plus they can be super easy to make for when you are time deprived. For those of you that aren’t soup…

creamy-mushroom stuffed pasta shells.

Stuffed pasta has always been a favorite dish of mine – easy to make and presents really nicely at dinner parties. My pre-vegan filling consisted of solely ricotta cheese, plus a bit of spinach and garlic, so it has taken me a fair amount of time to come up with a suitable plant-based substitute. I always thought of this…

flower-power smoothie bowl.

Who says breakfast can’t be a work of art? I love experimenting with different flavor and color combinations, so when your creation turns out this good, it’s the perfect wake-up call. Pitaya is used to create the beautiful pink color and due to its mild flavor, I decided to blend this with coconut milk, coconut yogurt and…

berry-chocolatey custard.

Craving some dark-chocolately goodness? Give this a go! I have attempted this recipe a few ways and have now nailed it according to my colleagues. I initially made this as an icing for some sweet potato brownies and took the ‘leftovers’ to work for people to gobble up. Turned out that the custard was a…

unicorn buddha bowl.

Food isn’t just about taste, it’s also about creating a visual. I love producing dishes with a wide array of vibrant colours, hence why this Buddha bowl takes the cake! Browsing through all of the fresh produce at one of my green-grocers, I stumbled across these purple congo potatoes. Potatoes aren’t a usual ingredient that you…

berry-nice cacao smoothie.

Smoothie bowls aren’t always practical when you live a busy lifestyle; this is why I always keep a good stash of frozen fruit in my freezer. Not only does this save money since you can bulk buy your fresh produce, it means that you can make quick, nutritious breakfasts for when you’re on the go….

tempeh & stir-fried vegetable noodles.

I only began cooking with tempeh upon a colleague’s recommendation – she loves the stuff and eats it by the block. I had always thrown some tofu into my dishes as a quick protein source and allowed it to soak up the flavour of the other components. Tempeh on the other hand, holds its own…

peanut-butter smoothie bowl.

Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient labels for the items on your everyday shopping list? If you choose to, I guarantee you will be surprised. Becoming vegan is a personal choice and I am  not one to preach, but I cannot stress enough how is has opened my eyes to the…

tacos vegano`.

I don’t know of anybody that doesn’t appreciate a good taco; however being vegan can make it that little bit harder to satiate your craving, due to the abundance of cheese and sour cream! Below I’ve listed my current favorite taco recipe, which utilises a meat substitute, pickled veggies, crispy corn and a creamy black…